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President Donald Trump told Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in a phone conversation that he won 84 percent of the Cuban-American vote in the November elections. “In the latest election, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
First, Cuban authorities hauled out tables and chairs from several private restaurants on the island. Then, they put a hold on issuing permits for a range of new ventures citizens … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A Coral Gables business consultant watched one day in June as Cuban authorities carried out chairs, tables, plates, sound systems and bottles of imported liquor from a popular private restaurant … Click to Continue » Continue reading
They are teachers, engineers or farmers, all seeking freedom in the United States. But after an unexpected policy change and an end to special treatment that allowed the majority of … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Angela Buendia and Víctor Manuel Berrío do not know each other but they have thousands of friends in common. She lives in Chiriquí, in the western region of Panama near … Click to Continue » Continue reading
As the Trump administration continues to work on rules to implement its new Cuba policy, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control issued clarifications Tuesday on the U.S. interim policy. When … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba’s historic cities, vibrant culture and sandy beaches were the star performers of the economy in the first half of the year, pulling in 23.2 percent more visitors than the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director has traveled to Cuba several times to explore the possibility of doing business on the island. Scaramucci, whose appointment on Monday led … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A quarrel between the University of Miami and the outgoing director of the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies has spilled off campus and onto the Cuban exile community, with … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Mimi Whitefield of the Miami Herald was honored Friday for her reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean with the prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which acknowledges excellence in coverage … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The tumultuous Mariel refugee influx of 1980 is back in the news — this time at the core of a roiling debate about whether immigrants hurt less-educated native-born workers. The … Click to Continue » Continue reading
For decades, George Borjas, 66, has toiled in what was generally the quiet field of immigration labor econonics. His wonkish work was filled with dense mathematics that made him a … Click to Continue » Continue reading
As the clock ticked past midnight two years ago, the United States and Cuba officially reestablished diplomatic relations and later in the day that July 20, diplomatic missions in Washington … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Visiting Cuba is always an emotional journey for poet Richard Blanco. “There are all these layers of complications,” says President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Poet, who grew up in Miami as … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Recommendations announced by anti-embargo senators include allowing individual people-to-people travel, lifting restrictions on remittances and lifting limitations on bank transactions for Cubans who open U.S. bank accounts. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Thalía Cervantes, the 14-year-old who learned how to play chess on the streets of Havana and is now one of the top young female players in the United States, has … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Just like every president before him for more than two decades, President Donald Trump intends to suspend a section of the Helms-Burton Act that allows former owners of commercial property … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Ileana Sánchez searched meticulously through her worn purse for cash to buy a small blackboard for her 7-year-old granddaughter, who dreams of being a teacher when she grows up. It … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The University of Miami has appointed founder and former senior fellow Andy Gómez as interim director of the Institute of Cuban and Cuban- American Studies. Gómez, who retired from UM … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Thalía Cervantes may look like any other teenager, but don't let her innocent smile fool you. The 14-year-old is considered one of the most brilliant young chess players. Thalía was … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The U.S. Embassy in Cuba has a new interim chief at its seaside building in Havana: career diplomat Scott Hamilton. Hamilton, who has served as deputy chief of mission since … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Javier Carrillo, Panama's general director for migration, says Cubans are welcome in the country but must follow legal procedures. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Javier Carrillo Silvestri, Panama’s head of migration services, is accustomed to order and hierarchy. So he is matter-of-fact when he says that his nation has nothing against Cuban migrants, but … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Once Silvio “Jander” Morales smuggled six women from Camaguey, Cuba into Miami, he shed any niceties like a moulting anaconda losing skin. Morales constricted the women into prostitution by mushrooming … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Panama's deputy minister of public security on Friday made a final offer to Cuban migrants staying at a temporary shelter in that nation: $1,650, a plane ticket to Havana and … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A joint U.S.-Cuban expedition to explore the island's coral reefs uncovered a surprisingly healthy ecosystem and large schools of mackerel with significant commercial value, scientists involved in the mission said … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Nidialys Acosta handles the booking for a loose association of vintage car owners who have banded together to offer transportation for visiting dignitaries and other groups. Clients have included a … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that they say reflects what is normal life on the island. They got stranded in Panama, but still … Click to Continue » Continue reading
South Florida LGBTQ activists are organizing a September art-centered tour of Key West in Havana to be presented by Havana Air and dubbed “The Key West to Cuba Festival.” A … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The radio music broadcasts are amplified by the dozens of speakers positioned in businesses and homes. Salsa, reggaeton and merengue echoes through the narrow streets and mid-20th Century buildings. It … Click to Continue » Continue reading

 

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Dozens of undocumented Cuban migrants are living in the shadows in Panama City and doing work without authorization pending "a miracle." … Click to Continue » Continue reading
In yet another sign of the struggling airline market to Cuba, Southwest Airlines, one of the few airlines still servicing multiple Cuban cities from South Florida, will stop offering flights … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Since President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy, Tom Popper's phone has been ringing off the hook. Callers have questions, lots of questions, about how they can travel to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The color green seems to fill everything in Chiriqui, the western province of Panama where the government is holding 124 undocumented Cuban migrants. The morning's quiet amid huge pine trees … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Turtle conservation efforts in Cuba may be winning the battle only to lose the war. A new study published this month in the journal Chelonia found that over the last … Click to Continue » Continue reading
William LeoGrande, an American University professor who specializes in U.S.-Cuba relations, says it appears there might be a “poison pill” in President Donald Trump’s new Cuba policy that potentially could … Click to Continue » Continue reading
At an encampment in the the middle of nowhere, 124 Cuban migrants stranded in Panama await a decision on their fate … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Some U.S. executives that do business with Cuba breathed a sigh of relief after President Donald Trump outlined his new Cuba policy in Miami because it won’t have much impact … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Amid the bustle of the current tourism boom, it's easy to forget that it was a different scene a generation ago during Cuba’s “Special Period,” following the collapse of the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, the U.S. federal body that oversees Radio and TV Martí as well as the Martí Noticias website, resigned last week amid complaints … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Panamanian government has a proposal for a group of Cubans stranded in that country: return voluntarily to the island, become self-employed entreprenuers known as cuentapropistas and, in exchange, obtain … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The new Cuba policy announced by President Donald Trump makes it clear the president will be looking to the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1996 — also known … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Noting the hostile rhetoric of President Donald Trump in his Miami speech and saying the United States was in no position to be giving lessons on human rights, Cuba still … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Following President Donald Trump's appearance in Little Havana on Friday to announce changes to the U.S. policy toward Cuba, “resistance” leaders and exiles who fled the communist country praised the … Click to Continue » Continue reading