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Cuba Frees Dissidents From Crackdown Condemned by US

Cuba freed some leading dissidents on Wednesday after holding them overnight to thwart an unauthorized demonstration in a crackdown that has tested its detente with the United States. Police detained several dissidents on Tuesday and kept others under virtual house arrest ahead of an open microphone protest that was to have taken place outside government headquarters in Havana's Revolution Square. The detentions were typical of how Cuba breaks up opposition protests but took on...

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