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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
Fidel and Raúl Castro imposed Communist rule on Cuba and governed it for nearly 60 years without interruption. But now Raúl, 86, is trying to assure his legacy by imposing … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Cuban government is proposing to eliminate the word “Communism” from the constitution and cap the starting age of presidents to 60. Same-sex marriages also would be allowed. (Spanish) … Click to Continue » Continue reading
As Cuba enters a new era with a modern constitution, acclaimed Cuban writer and ethnographer Miguel Barnet said Sunday that it is time to break with the past and endorse … Click to Continue » Continue reading
After leaving the Cuban government at the age of 86, Raúl Castro is proposing a new constitution that would limit the age of future presidents to 60 at the start … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Grupo de exiliados cubanos protesta contra viajes de cruceros a Cuba … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Council of Ministers approved Saturday to serve under Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel includes nine new members but there’s also plenty of of continuity with the council of his predecessor … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba is preparing a new constitution that proposes a division of powers at the top tier of government, an initiative that analysts say is designed to guarantee the preservation of … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban exile group the Assembly for Cuban Resistance railed against cruises to Cuba at a press conference on July 16, 2018. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Every time Javier Garcia-Bengochea hears about another cruise line calling at the Port of Santiago in southeastern Cuba, his frustration grows. And there are plenty of cruise passengers visiting the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Amid polarizing sentiments in Miami over changing diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, a congressional candidate and state lawmaker elected to represent Little Havana is visiting, well, Havana. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Global Air, the Mexican company that leased a Boeing 737-200 involved in a March airplane crash in Cuba, says pilot error, rather than poor maintenance of the aircraft, caused the … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Zayda Hernández and Víctor Cuadras are some of the Nicaraguan university students risking their lives in mass protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The memory of Celia Cruz is alive 15 years after her departure. On Monday at 8 p.m., the Ermita de la Caridad will pay tribute to the Guarachera of Cuba … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Juan Antonio Blanco — the academic, activist, and executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba — recently announced an initiative to unmask and deport Cuban human-rights abusers … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Dear Mr. President: To continue the fight for justice, we write today to ask that you hold former Cuban President Raúl Castro accountable for the murder of three American citizens, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has joined the investigation into the sonic incidents that have injured U.S. diplomats and have confounded U.S. officials and scientists since first discovered … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Venezuelan oil production is dropping rapidly and the government has no money to buy food, medicines or consumer goods, but there is one item that the socialist regime of President … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba issued new measures on Monday to limit the accumulation of wealth by Cubans who own private businesses on the island. The provisions stipulate that Cubans may own only one … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Five Evangelical churches in Cuba say they oppose same-sex marriage because the ideology of gender is totally foreign to Cuban culture or “the historic leaders of the Revolution.” The Evangelical … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Satellite imagery shows a less organized Hurricane Beryl as it gets closer to the Caribbean islands on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The latest tracking map shows Beryl approaching Puerto Rico and Haiti by Sunday night or early Monday. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Beryl as it makes its way toward the Caribbean islands on Friday, July 6, 2018. At 11 a.m., Beryl was located about 1,045 miles east, southeast of the Lesser Antilles, moving west at 15 mph. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Norwegian Cruise Line crew member that went overboard near Cuba. The Coast Guard said the Norwegian Getaway was 28 miles northwest of … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A Cuban exile group is forwarding complaints to federal authorities about alleged human-rights violators in Cuba who now live in the United States, with the goal of deporting people who … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Another U.S. diplomat who was stationed in Cuba has been medically confirmed as suffering from the same mysterious symptoms that have adversely affected the health of 25 other diplomatic personnel … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Frank Alvarez spends his days in this English-speaking nation in South America helping fellow Cubans shop. He uses his Spanish skills at a small store, so steady streams of Cubans … Click to Continue » Continue reading