Oscar Corral

Reporter, Miami Herald

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Reporter for the Miami Herald, covering the Cuban exile community and Cuban politics

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After 49 years as the leader of Communist Cuba,  Fidel Castro has stepped down .

Fidel Castro Says He’s Stepping Down

After 49 years as the leader of Communist Cuba, Fidel Castro has stepped down .

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After 49 years as the leader of Communist Cuba,  Fidel Castro has stepped down .

Fidel Castro Says He's Stepping Down

After 49 years as the leader of Communist Cuba, Fidel Castro has stepped down .

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Luis Posada has been released on bail by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, despite his being wanted in both Cuba and Venezuela. They call him a terrorist.

Luis Posada Free on Bail Pending Immigration Trial

Luis Posada has been released on bail by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, despite his being wanted in both Cuba and Venezuela. They call him a terrorist.

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