Cold War fugitives spawn potential Cuba-U.S. Tensions - AP Story

U.S. fugitives granted asylum in Cuba may be a bit nervous that they'll be returned, but it doesn't seem that is in the works.

11:03 p.m. EST December 25, 2014

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“Havana — For decades some of America's most-wanted fugitives made new lives for themselves in Cuba, marrying, having children and becoming fixtures of their modest Havana neighborhoods as their cases went mostly forgotten at home.

Granted political asylum by former President Fidel Castro, they became players in his government's outreach to American minorities and leftists, giving talks about Cuba's merits to sympathetic visitors, medical students and reporters from the U.S.

Last week's stunning reconciliation between the U.S. and Cuba has returned these graying relics of the Cold War to the headlines, transforming them into a potential source of tension in the new era of detente between the two nations.

The dozens of men and women wanted by the U.S. range from quotidian Medicaid fraud suspects to black militants and Puerto Rican nationalists with major bounties on their heads.”

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