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Cubans who once feared Trump see him now as their last hope

Like many Afo-Cubans, Eliannes Matos Salazar was inspired by President Barack Obama’s visit to the island and call for change and equality. But that was before Jan. 12, when, Matos said, Obama ripped her from her husband – who was allowed into the U.S. minutes before she was turned away – and ended her American dream. Now she’s praying for an unlikely miracle from Trump.

Guantánamo

CIA torture is detailed in newly disclosed documents

When CIA interrogators in a Thailand prison sent a cable to agency headquarters recounting that they had been slamming Abu Zubaydah, a captured terrorism suspect, against a wall, they emphasized that they were obeying instructions to take steps to prevent his injury, like putting a rolled-up towel behind his neck, and described the practice in detached terms.

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Obama addresses “wet foot, dry foot” policy decision at final press conference

In his final press conference as president, President Barack Obama addressed his decision to end the “wet foot, dry foot” policy. “That was a carryover of a old way of thinking,” Obama said.
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Obama addresses “wet foot, dry foot” policy decision at final press conference 1:06

Obama addresses “wet foot, dry foot” policy decision at final press conference

Deadly attack on festival goers at Mexican resort nightclub 0:44

Deadly attack on festival goers at Mexican resort nightclub

Relatives wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S. 1:11

Relatives wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S.

Cubans stuck in Mexico cling to hope of entering U.S. 1:01

Cubans stuck in Mexico cling to hope of entering U.S.