Branded as a terrorist by both the Cuban and U.S. governments, Tomas Ramos says he is essentially a non-person in Havana — no job and no identification papers, but lots of harassment by State Security agents.

“We are always persecuted,” said Ramos, 70, one of several former South Florida men freed after serving long sentences in Cuban prisons for armed raids against the island in the 1990s — but prohibited from returning to the United States.

Cuban authorities monitor them tightly and with deep suspicion. And the U.S. State Department has denied them visas and political asylum, they say, because of their past involvement in political violence...



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