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Radio and TV Marti are plagued by “bad journalism” and “ineffective propaganda,” according to an internal audit requested by its supervisors at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. The audit, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A U.S. senator and former presidential candidate said the U.S. military should invade Venezuela if Cuba does not immediately remove its security forces from the country, calling Cuba the western … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Judging by the recent visits to Miami of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and wild-card millennial Pete Buttigieg – “call me Mayor Pete” — it seems as if Democrats will … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Spanish hotel chain Meliá could be the first foreign company to be sued in the United States under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act if it fails to settle … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The United States is weighing options to limit Russia and Cuba from meddling in Venezuela, perceived as a stumbling block in the pursuit of a solution to the political crisis … Click to Continue » Continue reading
In a touching post on Instagram, Jeff Bezos, founder and president of Amazon, shared a video tribute chronicling his father’s journey from Cuba to the United States as a 16-year-old. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Key West Mayor Teri Johnston formally proclaimed Key West and Cuba as "sister islands," during a warm reception held at the Southernmost House on May 15, 2019, as the city welcomes Cuba's ambassador José Ramón Cabañas. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Key West welcomed a Cuban diplomat this week with an official proclamation that deems Cuba and Key West “sister islands.” José Ramón Cabañas, Cuba’s ambassador to the United States, toured … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A large pot of rice cooking in a house in southwestern Miami is the warm heart to a reunion of girlfriends who shared their fears, hopes and lots and lots … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Havana’s first independent gay-rights march was something to behold. Despite threats from state security to stay home, Cuba’s brave gay activists gathered at Havana’s Parque Central and marched down the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Dozens of Cubans gathered in Havana on May 11, 2019 to demand more LGTBI rights in the island. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. Commerce … Click to Continue » Continue reading
In the Herald’s seventh interview during the 10 Days of Connection, we talk to Eloisa Echazabal, who is keeping the history of the Pedro Pan exodus of children from Cuba alive. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A week after Rick Scott called for the U.S. military to intervene in Venezuela amid Juan Guaidó’s attempt to oust Nicolás Maduro from power, the U.S. Senate’s biggest hawk on … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Mike Pence, vice president of the United States, said during a conference on May 7, 2019 that Venezuelans are victims not only of the dictatorship in their country, but also the one coming from Cuba. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
In a surprise twist, the U.S. and other allies are considering negotiating with Cuba to join efforts to resolve the political standoff in Venezuela after the recent failed attempt by … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A sex education center headed by the daughter of former Cuba ruler Raúl Castro has canceled a lively street parade known as Conga Cubana that is a key part of … Click to Continue » Continue reading
In an expanding legal battle, Exxon Mobil has filed suit in U.S. federal court against Cuba’s CIMEX and CUPET companies for their use of an oil refinery and other properties … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Miami-based cruising conglomerate was sued in federal court by Mickael Behn and Javier Garcia-Bengochea, both of whom hold claims certified by the federal government for assets confiscated shortly after the Cuban Revolution. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Carnival Cruise Lines was hit Thursday with unprecedented lawsuits filed by businessmen who for decades have sought justice after their families’ properties were seized by Fidel Castro nearly 60 years … Click to Continue » Continue reading
As his Cabinet members pledged the administration’s support for Juan Guaidó, President Donald Trump used his favorite bully pulpit to target the Cuban government for its role in Venezuela. Trump … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The shots ring in my ears as if I were in Caracas, not Miami, as three live video scenes run simultaneously on my computer on this epic day in Venezuela’s … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Orelvis Olivera Amador, a Cuba native and South Florida resident known as “Papo,” defrauded Medicare out of $7.3 million and used the money to buy properties on the island in … Click to Continue » Continue reading
It was May 1994. I can still smell the fresh and almost sweet “earthy aroma” that fateful Friday afternoon. The one you get right after rain hits the ground. It … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A group of cruise lines, including some based in Miami, might become the first companies to face lawsuits under the Helms-Burton Act over the use of properties owned by Americans … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban literature in exile has lost of one of its leading figures with the death of poet, essayist and art critic Armando Álvarez Bravo in Miami on Monday. An expert … Click to Continue » Continue reading
There were the bad optics of announcing at a posh hotel, the Biltmore, an economic crackdown that will surely hurt poor Cuban people the most. But the music was good. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration on April 17, 2019 announced new restrictions on travel to Cuba as well as the amount of money Cuban Americans can send to relatives on the island. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration is tightening restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba, reversing the engagement policies of the Obama era while increasing pressure on the island’s government in response to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration will end the suspension of a law that allows American citizens, including naturalized Cubans, to sue companies and subsidiaries in Cuba that benefited from private properties that … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A gaudily painted boat and a Coast Guard airplane spotting people hiding in bushes played key roles in catching 20 Cubans trying to sneak into the United States on Thursday … Click to Continue » Continue reading
National security adviser John Bolton will travel to Miami next week to give a speech on actions that the United States is taking to address the situation in Venezuela, Cuba … Click to Continue » Continue reading
National security adviser John Bolton will travel to Miami next week to give a speech on actions that the United States is taking to address the situation in Venezuela, Cuba … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Police in Kenya and Somalia were scrambling Friday to rescue two Cuban doctors abducted that morning in the Kenyan border city of Mandera and taken into Somalia, Kenya police Inspector … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Suspected Islamist militants abducted two Cuban doctors in an ambush that killed a police bodyguard in northern Kenya near the Somali border, officials said on April 12, 2019. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A comandante of the Cuban Revolution, Guillermo García Frías, unveiled a new strategy for easing the island’s food shortage: to raise African ostriches, animals that offer "much more meat" than cows. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The list of meandering ideas for resolving Cuba’s food shortage is long: rabbits, chicken, miniature cows, buffalo, catfish and the so-called miraculous moringa bush used to make tea and other … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban leader Raúl Castro, former president and current head of the ruling Communist Party, reiterated his support for Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and urged Cubans to be prepared for a … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration on Monday said it blocked a historic agreement that allowed Cuban baseball players to join a Major League Baseball team without having to defect because it enriched … Click to Continue » Continue reading
More than 400 people protested against the abuse of animals in Havana, Cuba, on April 7, in what was a rare, and possibly unprecedented, independent protest in the country. They marched with their pets through Havana’s El Vedado neighborhood. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration is trying to make it harder for Nicolás Maduro to send oil to Cuba. The Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions against two shipping companies and one … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The United States Coast Guard stopped 10 Cuban men at sea trying to enter the country about 20 miles south of Lower Matecumbe Key earlier this week. A boater called … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration will postpone its decision on whether to fully implement the Helms-Burton Act for two weeks, a congressional source told the Miami Herald. The move actually increases pressure … Click to Continue » Continue reading
U.S. donors and Cuban builders have completed one of the longest-running joint projects between the two countries at a low point in bilateral relations. Officials from the Boston-based Finca Vigia … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Google and Cuba’s ETECSA telecommunications company have signed a memorandum of understanding to “start negotiations toward a service agreement for the exchange of internet traffic,” known as “peering.” Many people … Click to Continue » Continue reading