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Diaz-Balart retires; brother may seek seat

Diaz-Balart retires; brother may seek seat

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., announced Thursday he is retiring and his brother indicated he may switch congressional districts to run for the seat.
Lawmakers urge Haitian protected status

Lawmakers urge Haitian protected status

MIAMI, June 23 (UPI) -- Undocumented Haitians living in the United States should be allowed to stay while their country recovers from hurricanes, Florida lawmakers say.

A seismic shift in U.S. North African policy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to appoint seasoned U.S. diplomat and former U.S. Ambassador to Algeria and Syria Christopher Ross as his personal envoy for Western Sahara. This appointment hopefully will continue the momentum of the current negotiations process to end the three-decades-old conflict between Morocco and the Polisario Front, an Algerian-backed rebel movement that has challenged Morocco's historical sovereignty over a Colorado-sized desert territory in North Africa (sometimes known as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic).
THOMAS A. NASSIF, MICHAEL USSERY, FREDERICK VREELAND, MARC GINSBERG and MARGARET TUTWILER, UPI Outside View Commentator

Fate of 40 Cuban refugees unknown

MIAMI, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. and Cuban officials say they have no idea what happened to a boat packed with 40 Cuban refugees that vanished en route to Florida almost two months ago.

Poll results: Ease up on Cuba travel

MIAMI, April 2 (UPI) -- More and more Cuban Americans in southern Florida want to see travel restrictions lifted and relations with Cuba normalized, a poll released Monday showed.

Cubans eye team for Baseball Classic

MIAMI, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Cuban exile baseball players called a Miami meeting Thursday to talk about forming a team for the World Baseball Classic.

Cuban, Haitian immigrants to get benefits

MIAMI, May 12 (UPI) -- The Social Security Administration has relaxed its policies to benefit elderly Cuban and Haitian immigrants, The Miami Herald reported Thursday.

Exiled Cuban politician dead at 79

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla., May 7 (UPI) -- A former Cuban politician and father of two U.S. congressmen has died in Key Biscayne, Fla., at 79-years-old.

Inauguration donation snubbed by GOP

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- An inauguration sponsorship offered by Miami's Cuban-American National Foundation, once a power in Republican politics, has been snubbed by the GOP.

Accusations fly over Cuban Internet

MIAMI, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Three Florida House members have charged an endowment from the wife of John Kerry may have financed the linkup of Cuba's Internet.

Congresswoman probes Cuba's banking

MIAMI, July 23 (UPI) -- Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is conducting her own investigation into where the Cuban government got $3.9 billion it ran through a Swiss bank.

Venezuela defends human rights record

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Venezuelan Minister of Interior and Justice Lucas Rincón Romero Wednesday said his government respects human rights.

Bush campaign announces Latino leadership

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- The Bush-Cheney '04 re-election committee officially launched its Latino outreach efforts at a Monday rally in Orlando, Fla.

Conservative exiles hatch Cuba plan

MIAMI, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A group of conservative Cuban exile leaders in Miami, including three members of Congress, have a plan for Cuba after President Fidel Castro dies.

Cuban dissident meets doubt in Miami

MIAMI, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A dissident widely praised for a campaign for democratic reform in Cuba is expected to get a skeptical response from some members of the exile community when he
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Lincoln Diaz-Balart
President Geroge W. Bush (R) shakes hands with his brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (2nd-right), as Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL) (L) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) stand nearby at Miami International Airport in Miami Florida on July 30, 2006. (UPI Photo/John VanBeekum/Pool) .
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Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart (born Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart y Caballero on August 13, 1954), an American politician, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, the Florida Senate, and since 1993 has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Florida's 21st congressional district (map). The district includes a small portion of northern Miami, along with several of Miami's northeastern suburbs.

He was born in Havana, Cuba. He was educated at American School of Madrid, Madrid, Spain; New College of Florida; and Case Western Reserve University, from which he earned a law degree.

Diaz-Balart is the son of the late Cuban politician Rafael Diaz-Balart. His aunt, Mirta Diaz-Balart, was the first wife of Fidel Castro. Her son and his cousin, is Fidel Ángel "Fidelito" Castro Díaz-Balart. His uncle is the Cuban-Spanish painter, Waldo Diaz-Balart.

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