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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

File photo of ballet shoes (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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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Cuba Will Return Missing Tampa Boys And Their Parents

Cuba said Tuesday that it will turn over to the United States a Florida couple who allegedly kidnapped their own children from the mother’s parents and fled by boat to Havana, ending days of drama that evoked memories of the Elian Gonzalez custody battle of more than a decade ago.

CBS Tampa–04/09/2013

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

Sheriff: Fla. Couple, Kidnapped Sons Now In Cuba

A Florida couple suspected of kidnapping their two sons from the woman’s parents are in Cuba, authorities said Monday.

04/08/2013

Raul Castro announced Sunday that he will step down as Cuba's president in 2018 following a final five-year term, for the first time putting a date on the end of the Castro era. He tapped rising star Miguel Diaz-Canel as his top lieutenant and first in the line of succession. ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba’s Raul Castro Announces He Will Retire Following Current Term As President

Raul Castro announced Sunday that he will step down as Cuba’s president in 2018 following a final five-year term, for the first time putting a date on the end of the Castro era. He tapped rising star Miguel Diaz-Canel as his top lieutenant and first in the line of succession.

02/24/2013

File photo of a cell block. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Birds From Cuba

Federal authorities say a Miami man faces up to 20 years in prison for trying to smuggle birds from Cuba into the United States in his pants.

12/09/2012

President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally in Aurora, Colo., on Nov. 4, 2012. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Maintains Standing With Cuban-Americans

The door for travel to Cuba cracked open during President Barack Obama’s first term.

12/09/2012

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