MIAMI — At 67, Cuban taxi driver Benito Perez had never been on a plane. For years, friends in Miami had invited him to visit, but he couldn’t afford to pay for the flight and didn’t want to burden his friends. The process of getting an exit permit from Cuban authorities and permission from the U.S. government also seemed daunting.

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9/30/13 Jackson ends Cuba trip without Gross meeting
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9/26/13 Cuba Further Opens Private Economy
The Wall Street Journal - World News
9/26/13 Cuba Further Opens Private Economy
The Wall Street Journal
9/25/13 The Cubans without a stable roof over their heads
9/24/13 Cuba OKs rules on commercial zone at Mariel Port
Bloomberg Businessweek
9/24/13 Spanish judge throws out Payá family lawsuit
9/24/13 Dissident Cuban pastor says change is inevitable
9/23/13 Spanish court rejects case against Cuba over dissident's death
9/23/13 Cuba bids to lure foreign investment with new port and trade zone
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9/23/13 Prominent Cuban dissident economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe dead at 72
Reuters News
9/23/13 Statement regarding the passing of Oscar Espinosa Chepe
Cuba Study Group
9/22/13 Cuban Receiving Non-Immigrant Visas, Traveling To Miami Rises
Fox News Latino
9/22/13 Current Record
9/20/13 India Offers Credit to Cuba to Set Up Renewable-Energy Projects
Bloomberg Businessweek
9/19/13 Cuba to accept majority of recommendations from U.N. rights council
9/18/13 Cuban troubadour: Singer's concert ban lifted
9/17/13 Cuba's Silvio Rodriguez criticizes gov't "repression" of musician
Fox News Latino
9/17/13 ¿Se enfrían las relaciones entre la Iglesia Católica y el gobierno cubano?
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9/16/13 Miami's shadow Cuban intelligence service
9/16/13 Cuba, US discuss re-establishment of direct mail service in 2nd round of talks in Havana
The Washington Post
9/16/13 Cuban bishops say demand for change is constructive
Fox News Latino
9/16/13 U.S. and Cuba resume talks on direct mail service
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9/15/13 Havana Sees New Life For Seedy Industrial Port
Fox News Latino
9/14/13 Former FBI informant now living posh lifestyle in Cuba
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Yoani Sanchez - The Huffington Post
9/13/13 Cuba's iconic Capitolo gets a facelift
9/13/13 Judge permanently bars Fla. law on Cuba business
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9/12/13 Spanish prosecutor recommends dismissal of lawsuit by Oswaldo Payá family against Cuban security
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The Washington Post
9/10/13 American documentary filmmaker Saul Landau dead at age 77
Chicago Tribune
9/10/13 Coast Guard repatriates 46 Cuban migrants
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Reuters US News
9/9/13 Fabiola Santiago: Cuba sets up shop here, and U.S. yawns
9/9/13 Cuba OKs private growers to supply hotels, restaurants directly, cuts out state-run middleman
The Washington Post
9/7/13 Coast Guard repatriates 50 Cuban migrants
9/7/13 Angling for a better relationship with Cuba
9/6/13 Experts urge Caribbean nations to prepare for climate change or risk fresh water scarcity
The Washington Post
9/5/13 Fidel Castro's son challenges Olympic Committee for the return of baseball-softball
USA Today
9/5/13 Florida won't appeal ruling against law banning public hiring of firms tied to Cuba
9/4/13 Cuba launches yellow-ribbon campaign for spies held by U.S.
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The Washington Post
9/4/13 A business-friendly Cuba gets a hand from Canada
Globe and Mail
9/3/13 Cuba Sees Slight Drop in Tourist Arrivals
Caribbean Journal
9/3/13 Former U.S. envoy: Obama should return Guantánamo base to Cuba
9/3/13 Nyad makes 1st Cuba-Fla. swim without a shark cage
9/3/13 Diana Nyad First to Swim Without Shark Cage to Florida From Cuba
9/1/13 Grounded TV Marti plane a monument to the limits of American austerity
The Washington Post