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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
A 55-year-old New Jersey lawyer wanted in the United States for allegedly murdering his girlfriend has been extradited from Cuba, where he apparently fled 10 days ago. James Ray III, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The boat Surf Into Summer left Cuba for Florida with Delray Beach resident Lewis Bennett, his wife of three months Isabella Hellman and stolen coins. By the next dawn, Hellman … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Dozens of Cubans heading for the U.S.-Mexico border say they are afraid that the caravan of Central American immigrants could block their own entry into the United States. “We’re fleeing … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Ambassador John Bolton was asked by Univision anchor, Ambrosio Hernandez, about reporting by McClatchy that the White House is considering allowing Cuban Americans to sue for island properties left behind. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
White House national security adviser John Bolton says the Trump administration will seek retribution for the alleged attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana. During an exclusive interview with el Nuevo … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The National Security Advisor of the United States, John Bolton talks el Nuevo Herald's Nora Gámez Torres on Latin American policy at the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower on November 1, 2018. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The White House will no longer appease “dictators and despots” in Latin America, National Security Adviser John Bolton said in a Miami speech that welcomed new right-leaning leaders and put … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban diplomats and supporters disrupted a UN meeting spotlighting country's political prisoners, banging on tables and shouting in Spanish "Cuba Yes, US Blockade No!" It was impossible to hear US Deputy Ambassador Kelley Currie and other officials. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
As it has every year since 1992, the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to vote on a resolution Thursday that calls for lifting the U.S. embargo against Cuba — … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A report that led to the suspension of two Radio and TV Martí staffers has again shined a spotlight on the controversial U.S. government-funded media outlet with a mission to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The White House is considering taking steps to allow thousands of Cuban Americans to sue in U.S. courts foreign companies and others who now control real estate on the island … Click to Continue » Continue reading
There was a buzz in the air during the 33rd edition of the Havana International Fair, Cuba’s week-long commercial extravaganza. It was 2015, the year the United States and Cuba … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Virgin Voyages announced Wednesday in Havana that the first destination for Richard Branson’s new cruise line will be Cuba. The 2,770-passenger Scarlet Lady, an adults-only cruise ship, will make its … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Russian government has granted Cuba a $50 million loan to buy Russian military equipment, just days before Cuba’s handpicked President Miguel Díaz-Canel is scheduled to meet with Vladimir Putin … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The growth of Cuba’s private sector may be one of the keys to rescuing the island’s sluggish economy, but tight government controls are funneling millions of dollars to other countries. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
In the two years since Cuban-born Ivan Zamora became a United States citizen, he smuggled women from Cuba, then became their loan shark, pimp, batterer and rapist — crimes so … Click to Continue » Continue reading
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has taken Cuba to task, calling the Cuban delegation’s efforts to disrupt an event the United States organized at the United Nations to call … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Since the Cuban government introduced reforms five years ago that broaden the ability for Cubans living abroad to seek permanent residency on the island, more than 40,000 Cuban nationals from … Click to Continue » Continue reading
There are no borders that separate the water, reefs and marine life off the coasts of Cuba and Florida, and that’s why scientists in both countries say they need to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The White House plan to turn up the pressure on Cuba for its role in what a senior administration official on Wednesday said was its efforts to subvert democracy in … Click to Continue » Continue reading
During her videotaped interview with the Miami Herald’s Editorial Board, in which members of the newsroom like me participated, I asked Republican congressional candidate Maria Elvira Salazar about her position … Click to Continue » Continue reading
With visa-issuing operations at the U.S. Embassy in Havana at a virtual standstill, the United States is expected to fall far short of the minimum of 20,000 annual immigrant visas … Click to Continue » Continue reading
With frequent disruptions and desk pounding by the Cuban delegation and their supporters, the United States launched a campaign called “Jailed for What?” at the United Nations Tuesday to highlight … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba’s Miguel Díaz-Canel, who this week became the latest world leader to open a Twitter account, had accumulated more than 25,800 followers by Friday afternoon and also spawned a few … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The unexpected resignation Tuesday of Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who placed Latin America at the center of her agenda, raised concerns among supporters over the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba tour operators began to notice a curious thing in the dead of summer this year. Bookings to the island began to increase month over month, following a drastic slump. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Almost 27,000 gallons of oil spilled on Thursday in the bay of Matanzas, Cuba, 20 miles from one of the island's most touristic spots, Varadero. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Dear Robert De Niro, I, too, applauded your “F--k Trump” speech at the Tony Awards in June. When all of Radio City Music Hall stood up to give you a … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Tired of waiting for the government to repair a pothole, residents of a Havana neighborhood decided to take advantage of the dirt and grow vegetables, which are in short supply … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Bryan Evan Singer, 46, was sentenced last Thursday to 78 months in prison for violating the embargo on Cuba by trying to smuggle hundreds of electronic devices to the island … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Miguel Díaz-Canel met with Cuban-Americans during his U.N. General Assembly trip to New York, where he also played the tumbadora drums and danced. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
On his first trip to the United States wearing the banner as president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel declared at the U.N. General Assembly last week that he was not a … Click to Continue » Continue reading
American Airlines said Tuesday that it plans to begin flying a Miami-Santiago de Cuba route next year, opening up a new market to U.S. air travelers to the island’s second … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The breeze was barely moving and the humidity was unbearable. Outside Terminal 2 of the Cancun International Airport, Juan Ernesto waited for his brother’s arrival on an Aeromexico flight from … Click to Continue » Continue reading
When two American diplomats stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Havana reported a strange sound in May, Cuban investigators rushed to the diplomatic residence to investigate. So did FBI investigators, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Florida’s master of backroom deals has 30 years of lawmaking experience, but Donald Trump’s propensity for governing with tweets and insults is making Mario Diaz-Balart’s job tougher. The 56-year-old Miami … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Vladimir Bencomo and Joel Cuellar started their businesses in Havana in 2013, taking advantage of a government decision to allow increased private economic activity. In a rented house near the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Vladimir Bencomo and Joel Cuellar started their businesses in Havana in 2013, taking advantage of a government decision to allow increased private economic activity. In a rented house near the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
With the U.S. clinical trial of an innovative lung cancer drug developed in Cuba showing positive preliminary results, Buffalo-based Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Havana’s Center for Molecular Immunology … Click to Continue » Continue reading