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Nominating commissions across Cuba have chosen their candidates for the National Assembly of People's Power, Cuba's parliament, which in turn will select Cuba's next president in April. Although the election … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cubans suffered near-famine and almost daily power blackouts, and tens of thousands took to the sea aboard homemade boats during the economic crisis in the 1990s known as the “Special … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The surgery at the Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial to remove a 10-pound tumor from Emanuel Zayas’ face was successful, but a few days later, his condition went downhill … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Electrical power was quickly restored after Hurricane Irma’s scrape along Cuba’s northern coast, much of the flood damage in Havana was cleaned up within weeks, and tourism facilities opened in … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Mass Communication Specialists, assigned to Expeditionary Combat Camera and Seabees, assigned to Underwater Construction Team One, conduct underwater photography and divers training off the coast of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Feb. 3-24, 2017. Expeditionary Combat Camera’s divers conduct annual training to maintain their diving proficiency, ensuring they are ready to support DoD missions worldwide. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Colombia's consulates in Miami and Havana have been jammed in recent weeks by Cubans seeking to travel to Bogota to process visa requests at the U.S. Embassy there. “We are … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The U.S. State Department has changed its travel alert system and now recommends American citizens “reconsider” visiting Cuba. It had previously issued a warning advising Americans not to travel to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba reacted harshly Tuesday to the Senate subcommittee hearing convened by Sen. Marco Rubio, saying its intent wasn’t to gather facts but rather to politicize the mysterious episodes that damaged … Click to Continue » Continue reading
State Department officials said Tuesday that experts are still investigating the source of the mysterious attacks against at least 24 U.S. embassy officials and their family members in Havana, including … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The documentary 'Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana' tells the story of European refugees who recall their escape from and the challenges they faced in an exotic and unfamiliar land. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The U.S. Department of State said Monday it still doesn’t know “who or what is causing the medical symptoms” that damaged the health of two dozen American diplomats stationed in … Click to Continue » Continue reading
After 59 years of conning the world with social justice talking points and outlasting every U.S. administration, the Cuban dictatorship has refined the art of responding to Washington-made strategy. But … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Clandestina, which bills its cheeky T-shirts as “Designed in Cuba. Printed in the USA,” became the first Cuban brand to launch a website for U.S. sales in late October — … Click to Continue » Continue reading
After performing rituals in places like rivers, forests, hills and sacred trees, Cuba's babalawos lock themselves into a sacred room on Dec. 31. They include leaders of the two main … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The children of Cubans living abroad will be able to apply for and obtain Cuban citizenship starting this week, without the need to live on the island for any length … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The next time your friend offers to pay for lunch and split the bill via Venmo, an online money transaction service, pause for a minute before hitting pay. Does your … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Bacardi has a new weapon in its battle for the bar: heritage. The spirit-maker has launched a new advertising campaign for its Havana Club rum that leans on nostalgia, roots … Click to Continue » Continue reading
When Cuban ruler Raúl Castro met recently with Igor Sechin, head of Russia's state-owned Rosneft oil company, it was an intimate gathering, held in the same office from where Castro … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Dozens of people were burned after a fireworks accident at a traditional celebration in the Cuban central town of Remedios on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2017, according to state media. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A Christmas Eve festival in Cuba ended with a fireworks explosion that injured 22 people, six of them children, Cuban goverment media reported Monday. “An unfortunate accident with fireworks occurred … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Five months ago Andy Gómez, founder and former senior fellow at the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, returned as interim director of the research center. His … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Cuban government has announced that it will postpone a historic presidential election in 2018. Cuban leader Raúl Castro will remain in power at least until April 19, the new … Click to Continue » Continue reading
HAVANA Patients in a clinical trial in Buffalo, N.Y., visit a cancer research institute for monthly doses of a Cuban lung cancer vaccine while scientists in Havana, 1,375 miles away, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Some arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border only a few hours after the sudden change in immigration policy on Jan. 12. Others have been in the United States since much earlier. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
He wears two or three gold chains around his neck and Nike sneakers cover his feet. He holds up a bundle of cash so that it shows on the photo … Click to Continue » Continue reading
On Christmas Day, 1961, I lost my innocence. Instead of waking up to presents given by loving parents, family and friends, I received goodbyes from aunts, uncles, cousins, school friends, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
When Dr. R. Lee Clark, then president of the University of Texas’ famed M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, visited the island in November 1980 as part of a delegation, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba now exports vaccines, diagnostic kits and drugs developed by its Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology —the largest research center on the island — to 51 countries. But except … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Dr. Pedro Camilo Rodríguez, an immune oncology researcher at Cuba's Center of Molecular Immunology, talks about a combined effort between Cuban and U.S. researchers to fight lung cancer with a vaccine. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Scientists at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology say they have developed promising drugs, including one that could save the limbs of diabetics, but they face hurdles getting them into the U.S. market … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Raúl Castro promised a better life for Cubans when he launched timid economic reforms and opened a few doors to private business. But after a decade in power, he will … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Ernesto Machado will never forget that cold morning in 1968 at José Martí International Airport in Havana, when an immigration official seized his parents’ gold wedding bands and ripped up … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Ernesto Machado will never forget that cold morning in 1968 at the José Martí International Airport in Havana, when an immigration official seized his parents' gold wedding bands and ripped … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Miami is not Guanabacoa, of course. But it sometimes smells, sounds and occasionally — squinting and from a distance — even looks like the Havana neighborhood known for Afro-Cuban religious … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The voter turnout for Cuba's recent elections would be considered massive most anywhere. But in a country under communist rule for nearly six decades, Sunday’s unprecedented drop in the number … Click to Continue » Continue reading
It’s been a year since the death of Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, but on the island, his name is still invoked almost as much as … Click to Continue » Continue reading
It’s getting harder to find flights to Cuba with U.S. airlines dropping out of the market as demand softens, but Miami International Airport is holding its own as the main … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s successor will face a perfect storm of challenges — starting with blustery winds coming from President Donald Trump’s White House. As problems pile up — a … Click to Continue » Continue reading
On the homepage of Cuba Travel Services, a company that makes travel arrangements to Cuba, a banner proclaims: “YES, American travel to Cuba is still legal!” In the five months … Click to Continue » Continue reading
He was a CIA informant, but was considered so dangerous that the agency watched him closely. It trained him and used him in plots to topple Fidel Castro, as well … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba hopes that, in the end, science will absolve it in the mysterious acoustic attacks that have damaged the health of diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. In its … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Herman Portocarero, a Belgian-born writer and former diplomat of Spanish and Portuguese descent, likes to say his new book about Havana picks up where the travel guides leave off. Part … Click to Continue » Continue reading
An updated U.S. list of Cuban companies that Americans are prohibited from doing business with because of their links to the Cuban military includes two Cuban rum brands — Ron … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Way to go, Miami Republicans. You’re really socking it to engagement in your dreams. The word that best describes President Donald Trump’s Cuba policy — and the newly issued Treasury … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Clinging to hope that Raúl Castro’s promise to step down in February will open the door to a political transition in Cuba, more than 100 dissidents launched an island-wide effort … Click to Continue » Continue reading