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Cuba: Raul Castro laments prisoner's death; U.S. holds talks with Havana

February 24, 2010 | 10:16 pm

Times staff writer Tracy Wilkinson tracks Cuba news. Among the recent items:

-- Cuban President Raul Castro made the rare gesture Wednesday of "lamenting" the death of a political prisoner who succumbed after an 85-day hunger strike, according to international news agencies reporting from Havana. Read the full story.

-- The highest-level meeting of U.S. and Cuban officials in Havana in years was overshadowed Saturday by a flourish of recriminations reminiscent of the Cold War-era tensions that have long polarized the two nations. Read the full story.