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3:23am

Wed January 22, 2014
Code Switch

Poll Findings: On Cuban-Americans And The Elusive 'American Dream'

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 7:11 am

Cuban immigrants are handed forms to fill out by an immigration and naturalization official in Miami on Dec. 3, 1984, so they can become permanent residents of the United States.
AP

Among Latinos, no group may have achieved the American dream as fully as Cuban-Americans.

Since arriving here, as a community, they've prospered. Surveys show they graduate from college at greater rates and have higher levels of homeownership than most other Latino groups.

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9:55am

Mon September 2, 2013
Sports

On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim

Originally published on Mon September 2, 2013 7:59 pm

United States endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is greeted by a crowd as she walks on to the Key West, Fla., shore today.
J Pat Carter AP

Updated At 2:06 pm EST. Nyad Reaches Key West:

Jellyfish stings, an asthma attack and sheer exhaustion all stopped Diana Nyad in the past. But on her fifth try, the 64-year-old Nyad became the first person to swim unaided from Cuba to Florida, a distance of more than 100 miles.

With a cheering crowd greeting her on the beach in Key West, Nyad swam ashore Monday afternoon after more than two full days in the water. The swim began Saturday morning when she jumped off a seawall at the Hemingway Marina in Havana.

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9:21am

Thu July 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Panama Charges North Korean Ship's Crew

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 9:57 am

View of what seems to be weapon parts aboard a North Korean-flagged ship on Tuesday.
Rodrigo Arangua AFP/Getty Images

The crew of a North Korean ship carrying a clandestine cargo of Cold War-era weapons from Cuba has been charged with endangering public security by Panamanian authorities, who seized the vessel earlier this week.

The North Korean vessel en route from Cuba was seized as it attempted to transit the Panama Canal.

According to the BBC:

"[Panamanian] Prosecutor Javier Caraballo accused the 35 crew members of endangering public security by illegally transporting war material.

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11:45am

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Cuba Acknowledges N. Korean Ship Carried Its 'Obsolete' Weapons

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 7:53 pm

View of North Korean vessel at the Manzanillo Port in Colon on Tuesday.
Rodrigo Arangua AFP/Getty Images

(Updated 9:40 p.m. ET)

A statement from Cuba's foreign ministry says weapons that Panama seized in a North Korean ship were mid-20th Century models that Cuba was sending to North Korea for repair, according to reports from the BBC and Reuters.

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11:41am

Thu July 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Why We Aren't Assuming Snowden Is On That Jet To Havana

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 1:57 pm

The more northerly route that Aeroflot 150 normally takes.
FlightAware.com

Twitter has been abuzz with speculation that "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden is on Aeroflot Flight 150, which is headed to Havana from Moscow as we write.

What's the supposed evidence?

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