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Just as day fades to night the blazing green neon sign of La Pelota, a 24-hour cafeteria, flashes on to beckon passersby inside for a cup of coffee, and at … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The White House took a step closer to allowing thousands of Cuban Americans to sue foreign companies and others who now control real estate on the island that was seized … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Herman Portocarero, a former diplomat in Cuba, refers to the seaside Malecón, the wall and promenade that run along Havana’s coastline facing north toward the United States, as “the last … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Among Cuban Americans in Miami, support for U.S. embargo on Cuba has gain support, a Florida International University poll finds. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Trump administration policies on Cuba seem to have found a receptive audience among Cuban Americans in Miami-Dade, with an increase in support for the U.S. embargo, according to a new … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Cuban government will impose a new tax on Cuban baseball players who sign Major League contracts, but the tax rate will be much less than such athletes will pay … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Julio González Rebull, one of the most notable members of Brigade 2506, died Monday at his home in Miami after a brief battle with cancer. He was 82. Remembered as … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Jose Ramon Fernandez, a retired Cuban brigadier general who was key in forming the communist country's new army and commanded Cuban defenses at the Bay of Pigs, died on Sunday, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba could have a new government soon that would weaken the position of president if the new draft of the island’s Constitution recently approved by the National Assembly is ratified … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Now that Cubans can get on the internet with their mobile phones, it was inevitable that they’d begin playing around and testing their phones’ capabilities. For those lucky enough to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The photos, published months ago, have sparked controversy on social media after they were published by various South Florida media outlets. The Miami Herald obtained the images from one of Tony Castro’s Instagram followers. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Vacations on the Maya Riviera. A visit to the Basilica of the Sacred Family in Barcelona. A BMW. Expensive meals and a tour aboard a yacht. Those are some of … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Almost two dozen men from Cuba washed ashore in the Middle Florida Keys by boat early Thursday morning. The migrants all appeared to be healthy and uninjured, said Adam Linhardt, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration is expected to take steps to block a historic agreement that would allow Cuban baseball players from joining Major League Baseball in the United States without having … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Despite worries about the island’s recovery from Hurricane Irma, stricter U.S. travel regulations, and a mysterious ailment that affected American and Canadian diplomats, Cuba is still expected to eke out … Click to Continue » Continue reading
As representatives of Cuba’s baseball league held informational meetings with players across the island this week on a new deal that will make it easier and safer for them to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Six months after being appointed as the new president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel will preside over ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of a revolution while facing a stagnant economy and … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Héctor Pascual “Gallo” Portieles, 94, a Cuban outsider artist, uses random objects he’s found in his Alamar neighborhood to create art. His collection spills out of his house and into his neighborhood. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Following the lead of other leftist leaders in Latin America, Cuba’s Miguel Díaz-Canel has announced that he will use YouTube, the internet and television to increase his “contact with the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
In Cuba’s largest public housing project a 94-year-old man has created a rusty fantasy world from cast-off furniture, office machines, children’s toys and the general detritus of life and transformed … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reached an historic agreement Wednesday with the Cuban Baseball Federation. The agreement, which MLB owners voted on Wednesday afternoon, is designed to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Gulfstream Air Charter was finally allowed to land in Cuba, which hadn't authorized it before. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
For Cubans in Miami making the trip back home for the holidays, flying to the island nation can be complicated: The high cost of obtaining or renewing their Cuban passport, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The departure of Miami lawmakers Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo leaves Congress with two fewer experts on Latin America foreign policy. But the remaining Cuban Americans will still carry clout … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Miami doctors who first treated U.S. diplomats in Havana affected by a mysterious ailment after exposure to an unknown energy source have found a “triad” of neurological, cognitive and … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen wasn’t sure what to do. The first Latina in Congress was scheduled to give a speech in front of a prominent Washington think-tank in less than 10 hours, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A new law — reviled by many Cuban artists as another layer of censorship and control over artistic expression but promoted by the government as a defense against vulgarity, poor … Click to Continue » Continue reading
As Cuba rolled out 3G service for mobile phones Thursday, Elian González, who as a boy was caught up in a bitter custody battle between his father in Cuba and … Click to Continue » Continue reading
As his partner works on a customer’s fade haircut, barber Ahmed Raul Pérez pauses to discuss his apprehensions about the new rules for Cuba’s private sector that go into effect … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Shortly after dawn a crowd begins assembling in a small park across the street from the Panamanian Embassy. By the time a police officer arrives to start organizing lines — … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A Keys couple who quit their jobs to sail to Cuba have pleaded guilty to stealing the sailboat they used. Aaron Burmeister, 46, and Ashley McNeil, 32, of Big Pine … Click to Continue » Continue reading
If you’re planning to spend Christmas in Cuba, take plenty of insect repellent with you and stay away from areas where the mosquito Aedes Aegypti may be found. A deadly … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Over a three-month span more than 7 million Cubans gathered at nearly 112,000 meetings at workplaces, schools and community centers across the island to comment on a 224-article draft of … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban doctors who abandoned the Mais Medicos program in Brazil sued the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for allegedly benefiting from what they deem as a forced labor scheme. The … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Spanish singer Pastora Soler has suspended her Dec. 1 concert in Miami because of photos showing her dining on lobster in Havana with the daughter of former Cuban ruler Raul … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Six Jamaicans were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard about 76 miles southwest of Tortuga, Haiti after their boat went adrift, officials said. Coast Guard crew members noticed a handheld … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Irene, a young Spanish woman eager to experience Cuba’s reality, goes to Havana but leaves disillusioned by the true face of the Castro dictatorship. Irene dreamed of the paradise projected … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A boat with 27 Cubans trying to reach the United States was intercepted about 29 miles north of Cuba, the U.S. Coast Guard said. After an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane … Click to Continue » Continue reading
President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton will meet next week with Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to discuss a regional strategy in confronting Cuba and Venezuela. The White House … Click to Continue » Continue reading
After a visit to Russia and several Asian countries, Cuban ruler Miguel Diaz-Canel has returned home without the immediate economic aid required by the island’s stagnant economy. Even so, the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban leader Miguel Diaz-Canel visited Russia and several Asian countries. In North Korea, he got a very warm welcome. He toured Pyongyang with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and attended a military parade and a dance, gymnastics and karate show. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba’s decision to call home more than 8,300 medical personnel working in Brazil will deal a blow to the island’s already shaky economy, experts say. Havana announced the recall after … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A small boat overloaded with Cuban migrants was stopped Saturday by the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton, the Coast Guard said, and the cutter William Trump took 36 of the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Cuban American vote may have played an important role in the Florida gubernatorial election, which appears headed for a recount, according to a review of the vote in predominantly … Click to Continue » Continue reading
On Ninonska Pérez’s two-hour Spanish language program on Radio Mambi, callers couldn’t stop talking about the midterm elections. Topic Numero Uno: The defeat of two Cuban-American candidates, one a political … Click to Continue » Continue reading