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  1. Obama and Castro Meet History!
  2. Cuba Loves Barack Obama Way More Than It Loves the CastrosA new Fusion poll shows what Cuban residents think of normalizing relations with the U.S.
  3. international intrigue
    Fidel Castro Reportedly Out and About For the first time since January 2014.
  4. international affairs
    Cubans Can Now Enjoy the Freedom of Netflix Binge-WatchingThe streaming service will start operating there as of today.
  5. international intrigue
    Fidel Castro Doesn’t Look Dead A Cuban newspaper published a series of new photos of the 88-year-old former leader. 
  6. international intrigue
    5 Things to Know for Your Cuban VacationSome restrictions apply.
  7. international intrigue
    Cuba Releases Dozens of Political Prisoners, Per the United States’ Request The tension-easing process continues.
  8. cuba
    Cuba Will Not Extradite Assata ShakurAnd Chris Christie is mad.
  9. international intrigue
    These 5 American Fugitives Are Hiding in CubaWhat will happen to them now?
  10. Did Obama Just Lose Florida?How will the normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba play with Cuban-American voters?
  11. international affairs
    Praise, Outrage From Congress on Cuba DealThe response varied within the two parties.
  12. international intrigue
    Obama Unveils Plan to Normalize U.S.-Cuba RelationsIncluding easing travel restrictions and reopening the U.S. embassy in Havana.
  13. the most important people in the world
    The U.S. Government Is Still Obsessing About Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Cuba TripSomeone’s looking so crazy right now.
  14. guantanamo
    Navy Nurse Refuses to Force-Feed Guantánamo DetaineesHe’s the first service member to rebel against the controversial policy.
  15. international intrigue
    The United States Secretly Set Up a ‘Cuban Twitter’Aimed at undermining the government. 
  16. former child stars
    Elián González Bashes U.S., Reignites Cold WarA particularly harsh edition of “where are they now.”
  17. international intrigue
    Obama and Castro Shake Hands at Mandela Memorial, End of Cold War in SightWatch it. 
  18. spy games
    Snowden May Still Wind Up on a Flight to CubaThough Castro isn’t promising anything.
  19. spy games
    Edward Snowden Missed His Flight From Russia to CubaNo one is sure where he is at the moment.
  20. Edward Snowden Lands in Moscow, Requests Asylum in Ecuador [Updated]He’s landed in Russia, apparently en route to Ecuador.
  21. the most important people in the world
    It’s Official: Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s Cuba Trip Had Nothing to Do With ObamaIt was through a foundation for a British architect.
  22. guantanamo bay
    Hunger-Striking Guantanamo Bay Detainees Used Batons to Fight GuardsThings are not going well at Gitmo.
  23. the most important people in the world
    Jay-Z and Beyoncé Were Allowed to Go to CubaPhew.
  24. international affairs
    Florida Lawmakers Don’t Approve of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s Cuba Trip Those travel restrictions do still exist.
  25. ink-stained wretches
    Cuban Editor Demoted After Writing Critical Times Op-EdRoberto Zurbano says the paper mistranslated his headline, though he stands by the ideas in the piece.
  26. cuba
    Soon There Won’t Be a Castro Running CubaBut not quite yet.
  27. international intrigue
    Two Other Countries on Earth Support the American Embargo Against CubaIsrael … and Palau.
  28. international affairs
    Fidel Castro Had a StrokeA Venezuelan doctor says the former Cuban leader is “very close to a neurovegetative state.”
  29. ink-stained wretches
    Daily News Plugs Puerto Rican Day Parade With Cuban FlagDamn stripes.
  30. no he cain’t
    Herman Cain Is Also Unfamiliar With Basic Cuba PolicyAt this point, it’s barely noteworthy when this happens.
  31. early and awkward
    Marco Rubio’s Parents Were Just Normal, Boring ImmigrantsThey left Cuba years before Castro came to power, not after, as Rubio has often claimed.
  32. bachmann ambition overdrive
    Michele Bachmann Floats Another Dubious TheoryAfter all, it’s been weeks since the HPV thing.
  33. venezuela
    From Cuba, Hugo Chavez Announces He’s Being Treated for CancerHe did not say when he plans to return to Venezuela.
  34. white men with uma
    Arpad Busson: ‘Hedge Funders Are Actually a Lot Like Cuban Revolutionaries’Of course they are.
  35. international intrigue
    Did Fidel Castro Really Mean to Say ‘the Cuban Model Doesn’t Even Work for Us Anymore?’Or was Jeffrey Goldberg smoking something special in his Cohiba?
  36. international intrigue
    Castro Has a Message for Ahmadinejad About the Jews“I don’t think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews. I would say much more than the Muslims.”
  37. field trips
    High School Teacher Banned From Teaching After Taking Students to Cuba to Meet ProstitutesIt was a learning experience!
  38. the spies among us
    Cuban Spy Gets Life in JailKendall Myers had been spying for Cuba for 30 years.
  39. fidel castro
    Castro Blames U.S. for Korea Conflict, Warns of Nuclear War With IranHis first time in front of cameras in eleven months.
  40. former child stars
    Elian Gonzalez Is Quite the Little Cuban Communist These DaysAnd (we’re just guessing) quite the little high-school heartbreaker.
  41. health carnage
    Castro Really Wants Democratic Health Care to SucceedAnd by that, we mean “fail.”
  42. office-party patrol
    Riding the Mechanical Bull With Curbed, Eating Shrimp With Gothamist, and Senior Rock and Roll With ‘The New Yorker’This is a big week for office holiday parties, and it kicked off last night with events for Curbed, Gothamist, and The New Yorker. Both Web parties took place downtown, both had open bars, but only one was kind enough to actually invite us — we stopped by both nonetheless. For the New Yorker party, a spy sent us a brief report to slake our endless thirst for weak specialty cocktails. After the jump, our continuing coverage of your most revealing moments, honest conversations, and miscalculated flirtations. For what is an office holiday party but the corporate equivalent of overhearing someone you know having sex?
  43. the morning line
    Après le Deluge • Nor’easter weekend scorecard: 400 flights canceled, 1,500 homes left without power on Long Island, and 3,200 National Guard troops dispatched to the flooded areas. [amNY] • New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, injured in a car crash Thursday, remains under sedation at Cooper University Hospital. Corzine broke his left femur, collarbone, sternum, many ribs, and a vertebra. His prospects are good, however, after additional surgery yesterday. [NYT] • Terrible rain and wind didn’t stop 200 anti-Ratner activists from making it to a rally protesting planned demolitions at the Atlantic Yards site. The developer is taking out several buildings to create a seven-acre, 1,600-car “temporary” parking lot. [MetroNY] • It’s creepy enough that the New York socialite Toni Grossi-Abrams was murdered in Panama and her charred body found in a suitcase. Now the prime suspect in the case is a thrill-seeking Pennsylvania mother whose ex-husband “wouldn’t put nothing past her.” [NYDN] • And in more Americans-abroad mischief, a Beacon School teacher is in trouble after taking his history class to Cuba for a spring-break trip. Cuba is still illegal for Americans to travel to, of course, and students face a $65,000 fine each. The principal claims, unconvincingly, that she hasn’t heard about the trip. [NYP]