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The new U.S. policy that limits visas for Cubans will hurt families and damage the emerging private sector there, several experts, activists and Cubans on the island told the Miami … Click to Continue » Continue reading
When Ed Goldfarb pulled up at the modest three-bedroom house a few blocks off Southwest Eighth Street, he knew there would probably be a sad story lurking inside. Homes headed … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The top U.S. diplomat in Havana, Mara Tekach, has announced that visas for Cubans will be limited to just one entry. They also will be valid for only three months. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Beginning Monday, the B2 visa validity for Cuban nationals will be down to three months with one entry, the U.S. Embassy in Havana announced Friday. B2 visas cover visits by … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration is considering imposing sanctions on companies from third countries that facilitate the shipment of Venezuelan oil to Cuba, a senior administration official told the Miami Herald. “The … Click to Continue » Continue reading
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed at Cuba and Russia for backing Nicolás Maduro's regime in Venezuela. During a press conference on March 11, 2019, he said that these two countries are responsible for the suffering of the Venezuelan people. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A large number of Cuban officials and institutions have set up accounts on social media, embracing a recent phenomenon in a communist-ruled island that until only a few years ago … Click to Continue » Continue reading
It’s snack time and a social worker brings five servings of yogurt with a side of bread and cream cheese into the television room where a group of elderly ladies … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The White House will allow Americans to file suit in U.S courts against about 200 Cuban companies that now control property on the island that was seized by the Havana … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Four additional staffers at Radio and TV Martí have been fired over a controversial report broadcast last year that referred to Jewish philanthropist George Soros as “antisemitic” — bringing to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Erik Iglesias Rodríguez, aka Cimafunk, is a former Cuban medical student from Pinar del Río who has created his own unique sound by mixing his love of funk with Latin beats. The singer, producer and composer is on an international tour. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Fabrica del Arte, a private art gallery and performance space in an old cooking oil factory in Havana, has seen its share of big stars. Esperanza Spalding, Usher, Dave … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Funcionarios cubanos brindan resultados preliminares sobre el referendo constitucional, en el cual resultó aprobada la nueva constitución con más del 80 por ciento de los votos. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba’s new constitution changes how the island is governed, recognizes property rights and imposes term limits — all innovations for a country that hasn’t had a complete overhaul of its … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban voters go to the polls Sunday to cast a vote of sí or no for a new constitution in a referendum that has seen more campaigning for and against … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba’s efforts to attract foreign investment to boost its ailing economy were limping along even before the Trump administration raised the possibility that it might allow lawsuits in U.S. courts … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Cuban government didn't allow a cruise ship from the Port of Palm Beach to dock in Havana. The unusual voyage was billed as a reunion cruise that would allow Cuban residents to come aboard and visit, eat and drink with their Cuban-American relati … Click to Continue » Continue reading
When Sulema Cabrera heard about a special Valentine’s Day cruise to Cuba from the Port of Palm Beach that was billed as an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones, she … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Four years after the first Cuban migration crisis in Central America, about 600 Cubans and another 120 migrants from Haiti and Africa are again in Panama as part of a … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A "freedom caravan" of about 600 Cubans and about 120 other migrants is in Panama in hopes of reaching the United States and ask for asylum. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Colombian human smugglers Carlos Ibarguen Palacios and Jhoan Carreazo Asprilla, now in their 20s, each will be at least 65 before they walk out of federal prison. That would be … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A new survey of Cuba tour operators and other travel providers shows the majority expect U.S. travel to the island to increase in 2019 despite ongoing confusion about the legality … Click to Continue » Continue reading
As Cuba prepares for an upcoming final vote on proposed changes to the Constitution, state security agents have cracked down on activists by carrying out multiple arrests and raiding the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
This Florida Keys-inspired honeymoon ended in prison time. A federal judge Monday sentenced a Keys couple to 2 1/2 years in prison for stealing a 40-foot catamaran sailboat they took … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Elizabeth Estrada returned home from her first trip to Cuba on a Thursday and the following Sunday night a devastating tornado struck the same Havana neighborhoods she had been visiting … Click to Continue » Continue reading
More than 2,000 Cuban doctors in Brazil who defied Havana orders to go home have asked Sens. Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez for help after the Brazilian government announced it … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Two weeks after Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president of Venezuela, the Cuban government has given no sign of diminishing its support for the Nicolás Maduro regime. Havana’s bet on … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A Cuban citizen living in Miami is facing a federal charge after agents say he lied on his application to become a permanent U.S. resident. Saul Santos Ferro, 73, faced … Click to Continue » Continue reading
While Freedom House singled out Venezuela and Nicaragua as brewing trouble spots in the Americas in its annual assessment of fundamental freedoms, it also took aim at the erosion of … Click to Continue » Continue reading
While Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaidó and the international community’s issued public demands to allow the entry of humanitarian aid to Venezuela, embattled leader, Nicolás Maduro, sent 100 tons of … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A rare meteorite shower struck Cuba on Feb. 2, 2019, startling residents and tourists with a loud boom. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A meteorite that eventually landed in Cuba Friday afternoon was spotted flying over the Florida Keys, according to the National Weather Service in Key West. The reports began coming in … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Trump administration officials have been trying to build a case that one reason Venezuelan military support for President Nicolás Maduro hasn’t crumbled is the undue influence of Cuban military advisers … Click to Continue » Continue reading
In Cuba, the Sweet Lizzy Project was an anomaly: a rock ‘n’ roll band that sang in English. With the help of Miami-born Raúl Malo, lead singer of The Mavericks, the band made the transition from Havana to Nashville. They’ll appear Saturday in Miami. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A little over a year ago, a Cuban band that loved to sing rock ‘n’ roll — in English — was pounding out covers of classic American rock songs at … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The government of Canada announced on Wednesday that it will pull back half of its embassy staff in Havana after confirming that another Canadian diplomat is suffering from “unusual health … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A severe tornado hit Havana, Cuba, on Jan. 27 and left three people dead and 172 injured. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The death toll has climbed to four for the strongest tornado to hit Cuba since 1940. Nearly 200 people suffered injuries. During its 16-minute rampage through eastern Havana neighborhoods it … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A rare and powerful tornado tore through the eastern end of Havana during the night Sunday, leaving at least three dead, 172 people injured, and severe damage to homes and … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A rare and powerful tornado tore through the eastern end of Havana during the night Sunday, leaving at least three dead, 172 people injured, and severe damage to homes and … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba's capital, Havana, was battered late January 27 by a tornado that President Miguel Diaz-Canel said killed three people and injured 174 others. Cubavision showed Diaz-Canel with rescue workers beside an overturned vehicle. (In Spanish) … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration is considering returning Cuba to the list of countries that sponsor terrorism if its government and military continue to support Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela, a source with … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Marco Rubio’s efforts to increase international pressure on Nicolás Maduro’s regime, and to push the Trump administration to take a tough stance on Venezuela, has paid off big. President Donald … Click to Continue » Continue reading
As South Florida lawmakers praised President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Venezuela’s opposition leader as the country’s de facto president, some are urging the administration to go further. “I went … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Air travel to Cuba is in flux with some U.S. carriers dropping out of competition for routes and others hoping to win approval for additional flights to the island. But … Click to Continue » Continue reading