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Cubans imprisoned in US appear before parliament
HAVANA (AP) -- Three Cubans recently released from prison in the U.S. are getting a warm welcome home from the country's parliament....

Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal
HAVANA (AP) -- To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty....

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
HAVANA (AP) -- Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro....

Brazil to study legalization of medical marijuana
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazil will soon look into the possibility of legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from severe seizures....

Peru investigates Greenpeace member in Nazca stunt
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A Peruvian prosecutor is investigating the suspected involvement of a Greenpeace activist in a publicity stunt that allegedly damaged the world-renowned Nazca lines....