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File photo of a courtroom. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

Dad Who Abducted Kids, Fled To Cuba Found Insane

A Florida engineer accused of abducting his children and taking them to Cuba has been found insane and will likely undergo treatment for mental illness before he can stand trial.

01/22/2014

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Cuban Santeria Priests Forecast 2014 May Be Marked By Disease Outbreaks, War

Afro-Cuban priests are forecasting that the coming year may be marked by outbreaks of disease, environmental disruption and conflict between people and nations that risks spilling into war.

CBS Tampa–01/02/2014

Federal agents forcibly take Elian Gonzales from his Miami relatives on April 22, 2000. (ALAN DIAZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Elian Gonzalez Makes 1st Trip Abroad Since 2000

Elian Gonzalez became the center of an international custody fight when he survived a boat sinking after leaving Cuba with his mother.

12/10/2013

File photo of the Cuban flag  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

US Hijacker In Cuba Headed Home After 3 Decades

An American fugitive hijacker who has been living in Cuba for nearly three decades says he is going home to face U.S. justice.

CBS Tampa–11/05/2013

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Nyad Defends Herself To Skeptics Of Cuba-Fla. Swim

Diana Nyad on Tuesday defended her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida to skeptics who questioned whether she got into or held onto a boat during part of the journey.

CBS Tampa–09/11/2013

Diana Nyad is seen in the water during her departure from the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club in Havana on Aug. 18, 2012 . (credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Nyad Makes Steady Progress Toward Florida

U.S. endurance simmer Diana Nyad’s representatives say she’s covered about two-thirds of her route from Cuba to Florida.

09/02/2013

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Defected Cuban Dancers Adjust To U.S., Seek Work

They practice in the back of a dance studio next to a Wendy’s restaurant in a strip mall in Miami. Six ballet dancers leap across the floor, hidden from view from the mothers watching their daughters in pink leotards in a front room.

06/14/2013

File photo of someone swimming (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Australian Woman Preps For Cuba-To-Florida Swim

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — An Australian woman is getting ready to try swimming from Cuba to Florida. Endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel has a practice swim scheduled Sunday in the waters off Key West. Her […]

05/26/2013

File photo of Cuban migrants trying to reach the U.S. coast in a makeshift boat made out of a 1951 Chevrolet truck (Photo by Fireman Gregory Wald/ U.S. Coast Guard/ Getty Images)

Coast Guard Talks To Migrants Picked Up By Cruises

The U.S. Coast Guard is interviewing migrant rafters rescued by two cruise ships off the Florida Keys.

04/13/2013

The Hakkens' sons and their  grandparents. (photo: CBS News)

No Bond For Joshua And Sharyn Hakken

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Florida parents charged with kidnapping their boys after losing custody and fleeing to Cuba by sailboat have been ordered to remain in jail without bond. Joshua and Sharyn Hakken made […]

CBS Tampa–04/11/2013

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