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(NEWSER) – Three men who served long US prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba's parliament today, shaking their fists in victory as President

Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington won't change the communist system he leads. The last imprisoned members of the "Cuban Five" spy ring were freed this week in a sweeping deal that included the liberation of American contractor Alan Gross and a Cuban spy for the US from their jail cells in Cuba, and pledges to restore full diplomatic relations between the two nations. President Obama says the changes are designed to encourage reform in Cuba's one-party system and centrally planned economy. Castro rejected that idea in his address to the twice-annual meeting of the National Assembly,

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