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At a recent Ron DeSantis campaign event at Miami’s Versailles restaurant, a congressional candidate was on hand waving a “Make America Great Again” hat, shouting at conservative Republicans who had … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Dr. Mitchell Joseph Valdés Sosa, head of the Neuroscience Center of Cuba explains what Cuba wants Americans to know about the health incidents that took place in Havana last year. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Dr. Mitchell Joseph Valdés Sosa, head of the Neuroscience Center of Cuba details why Cuba doesn't think U.S. diplomats who suffered health ailments were attacked last year in Havana. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba’s ambassador to the United States says the ball is now in the U.S. court to present evidence that deliberate attacks caused the mysterious health symptoms reported by American diplomats … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban scientific investigators visiting Washington to meet with State Department officials, scientists and members of Congress have challenged whether 26 diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Havana actually suffered brain … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba’s recently appointed President Miguel Díaz-Canel is expected to lead the island’s official delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations, which is scheduled to take place at the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A proposed reform of the Cuban constitution would shape the island’s future for years, but Cubans appear to be more interested in debating gay marriage than a multiparty system. No … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban investigators came together Thursday with U.S. scientists in Washington in an effort to make some headway on what is causing the mysterious ailments that have struck 26 diplomats at … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba is again in the middle of what could be another confrontation between the United States and Russia, after Moscow was identified in a news report as the main suspect … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who in 1999 became the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since the revolution, is book-ending that trip with a return to the island this … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Three doctors who evaluated U.S. personnel affected by alleged attacks in Cuba believe that they were carried out with a weapon that uses directed energy and is capable of causing … Click to Continue » Continue reading
GOP Candidate Ron DeSantis promotes his gubernatorial campaign and his push in Congress to indict Raul Castro in Little Havana during the Inspire America Foundation Anniversary Gala. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The numbers are stunning. To buy a house in the once-elegant Miramar neighborhood of Havana, the average Cuban must have saved all of his salary since British troops captured the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A two-story, six-bedroom house in the coastal Santa Fe area west of Havana is on sale for $1.5 million. Another, with “capitalist luxury from the 1950s” in the upscale Miramar … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The first lawsuits in a fiery Cuban air crash that killed 112 people have been filed in circuit court in Chicago on behalf of the families of three passengers who … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Internal communication breakdown at the U.S. Department of State delayed the process of evaluating the response that the agency gave to the alleged attacks in Havana against U.S. personnel for … Click to Continue » Continue reading
An independent panel has concluded that no State Department officials mishandled the response to the alleged health attacks on U.S. diplomats and relatives in Havana, but made several recommendations for … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Like so many stories about Cuba, the sea and its inexorable pull north play a major role in a new PBS documentary that makes its debut Monday on the television … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Trump administration is expected to name Mauricio Claver-Carone, one of the most outspoken opponents of the Obama administration’s rapprochement with Cuba, as the new senior director of the National … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A witness box occupies the center of the courtroom. Five judges in long black robes listen to testimony. The defendant watches from the front row of the gallery with an … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Travel to Cuba can be confusing, especially in light of U.S. travel restrictions and advisories that often make people think twice about visiting the island. But a new U.S. travel … Click to Continue » Continue reading
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a second envoy to Cuba in less than two months for diplomatic exchanges, the details of which remain unknown. Cuban leader Miguel Díaz-Canel … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Nearly a year since the U.S. State Department advised Americans not to travel to Cuba, it has downgraded its travel advisory for the island to a Level 2, a recommendation … Click to Continue » Continue reading
One performance artist smeared excrement on her face in front of Havana’s Capitol building. A group of artists and musicians tried to organize a protest concert, but were arrested. And … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Despite a series of initiatives implemented by the Cuban government to prevent the continuing exodus of school teachers, classes are scheduled to begin next month with a shortage of about … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Mailén Díaz Almaguer, the sole survivor of the May 18 plane crash in Havana, suffered paralysis of both legs and has been transferred to the Hermanos Ameijeiras hospital in Havana … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A Cuban journalist who says he was accused of spreading propaganda and working as a paid agent of the American government is being detained in Texas while he pleads with … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Prosecutors say Orlier Suarez Albo was staggeringly drunk and behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz when he plowed into another car, killing a woman and severely injuring her husband in … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Since the United States withdrew all but a bare-bones staff from its embassy in Havana last September in the wake of mysterious incidents that affected the health of American diplomats, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Republican and Democratic primaries to replace Miami icon Ileana Ros-Lehtinen both have front-runners. That’s where the similarities end. Democrats are arguing over policy issues that could accelerate the party’s … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The legacy of famed Cuban chef Nitza Villapol has arrived in Miami by way of her daughter-in-law Sisi Colomina, who inherited her author’s rights and has compiled two new volumes … Click to Continue » Continue reading
With the help of U.S. prosecutors, a young Cuban man accused of shooting a Palm Beach County doctor in the head in 2015 and fleeing to the island to escape … Click to Continue » Continue reading
José Daniel Ferrer, the leader of the largest dissident organization in Cuba, has been held incommunicado since his detention on Aug. 3, according to family members. Cuban authorities have accused … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Shortly after he was first indicted as a domestic eco-terrorist in November 2005, Oregonian Joe Dibee left his native United States, federal authorities believe. He dodged them until they got … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Cuban government has said it wants more foreign investment, that it can’t afford to keep so many Cubans on the payroll of inefficient state industries, and it needs more … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Seabourn, an ultra-luxury cruise line, will launch cruises from Miami and Puerto Rico to Cuba in 2019 with itineraries that include some novel ports of call for the booming Cuba … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Feeling very emotional upon learning that the Cuban government wants Cuban Americans like me to weigh in on the writing of a new constitution, I set out to collect voices … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Florida Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis expressed skepticism Monday during a visit to South Florida about Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s claims that he survived an assassination attempt hatched as … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cubans living in the United States and other countries will be able to send suggestions and comments on proposed changes to the island’s Constitution, which will ultimately be presented to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Economist Richard Feinberg sees the new regulations that will govern Cuba’s private sector starting this December as “the revenge of the bureaucrat.” While the most successful of Cuba’s nearly 600,000 … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A journalist’s interview 20 years ago with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro is making a return to the airwaves — not that she’s happy about it. As Maria Elvira Salazar runs … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Copies of Cuba’s proposed constitution went on sale this week in preparation for three months of national meetings where Cubans will be asked for their opinions and suggestions in advance … Click to Continue » Continue reading
They call it “a fraud,” “a trap” and “illegitimate.” Those are some of the words Cuban government opposition activists on the island and in Miami use to describe a proposed … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba’s looming constitutional referendum and nagging structural economic problems mean it’s unlikely the island’s leaders will take on the much-need unification of Cuba’s two currencies this year, economists said in … Click to Continue » Continue reading
By this time next year, under a new constitution, Cuba may have a prime minister, a president of the republic — and another president who will head both its parliament … Click to Continue » Continue reading