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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

Think Tanks Wrap-up

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think ta

Carter visit to Cuba on schedule

MIAMI, May 7 (UPI) -- Jimmy Carter's visit to Cuba is on schedule for Sunday, although an itinerary has not been worked out and any plans for a visit with Cuban President Fidel Castr

UPI's Capital Comment for March 25, 2002

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Analysis: Is Cuba embargo on last legs?

The fall if the Berlin Wall didn't do it. Neither did the collapse of the Soviet Union. But a little boy who was shipwrecked en route to Miami with his mother just may be responsible for a thaw in relations that could lead to the lifting of trade sanction
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

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