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Authorities say six Cuban men have landed on South Padre Island after drifting across the Gulf of Mexico because their boat engine failed. Continue reading
The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 13 badly dehydrated Cubans who were drifting in a makeshift boat far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading
Cubans braced Monday for a clampdown on the flow of car tires, flat-screen televisions, blue jeans and shampoo in the bags of travelers who haul eye-popping amounts of foreign-bought merchandise to an island where consumer goods are frequently ... Continue reading
Lizbet Martínez, the Cuban rafter girl who warmed the hearts of U.S. Coast Guard officers and many others across the nation 20 years ago with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, still has the violin that made her famous. Continue reading
In the long, sticky Cuban summer, keeping cool is serious business. Continue reading
The doctors recall the chaos as 30,000 desperate Cubans and Haitians were detained between 1994 and 1996. Continue reading
The Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design will inaugurate its new Cultural Legacy Gallery with an exhibit of photographs of Cubans. Continue reading
There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it'll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum. Continue reading
The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island. Continue reading
The change appears to be in preparation for the unification of the country’s two currencies. Continue reading
HistoryMiami and the Smithsonian invite Cubans in Miami who fled the island to share artifacts and memories for a future exhibit Continue reading
Twenty-eight Cuban migrants have been found on an island in the Florida Keys. Continue reading
An official in Cuba’s Ministry of the Interior who claims to be a nephew of the late MININT chief Jose Abrantes defected four months ago, was intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard and is now being held in a migrant detention in the Bahamas. Continue reading
One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States. Continue reading
Cuba marked Fidel Castro's 88th birthday Wednesday with tributes in official media, a concert and a photo exhibit in the capital and a newly inaugurated restoration of the home where he was born. Continue reading
A Minnesota man has died while scuba diving in the Straits of Mackinac. Continue reading
The daughter of Fidel Castro is making her first visit since escaping the island in 1993. Continue reading
An Associated Press report that the U.S. secretly sent young Latin Americans to Cuba to provoke political change fans debate. Continue reading
News that the U.S. government quietly contracted young Latin Americans to travel to Cuba for political purposes under the guise of health and civic programs was the talk of the town in Havana and the Cuban diaspora Monday, eliciting both critic... Continue reading
A U.S. program in Cuba that secretly used an HIV-prevention workshop for political activism was assailed Monday by international public health officials and members of Congress who declared that such clandestine efforts put health programs at r... Continue reading
The deputy prime minister of the Bahamas says he did nothing wrong in his handling of the estate of a wealthy resident. Continue reading
Cuba again avoids sanctions on arms smuggling case. Continue reading
But it puts a North Korea ship-operating company on its sanctions list. Continue reading
South Florida's Cuban-American congressional delegation will meet with the wife of a Cuban democracy activist. Continue reading
A U.S. State Department report says religious leaders admit they censor themselves when they preach. Continue reading
Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his visit to Cuba after signing dozens of agreements for such things as investment by Chinese firms on the island. Continue reading
On the second anniversary of the death of Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Payá, his daughter, Rosa María Payá, announced Tuesday that the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) he founded is preparing a campaign to demand a plebiscite on the island’s future. Continue reading
Antonio “Tony” Calatayud, a well known Cuban exile activist and radio commentator, has been arrested on a complaint that he defrauded five South Florida people out of more than $1 million with promises of cheap purchases of distressed real estate properties. Continue reading
Trade, politics, culture and history are leading to warmer relations between the Cold War allies. Continue reading
Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro is blaming the Ukrainian government in Kiev for the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane. Continue reading
Commissioners in Miami-Dade County have endorsed giving waterfront county land to a Cuban exile museum. Continue reading
But Russian and foreign media say their own sources confirmed the report in a Moscow newspaper. Continue reading
If true, the Russian move would complicate, if not halt, any Obama administration effort to warm up relations with Havana. Continue reading
The ship’s recent path through the Caribbean has revived talk of last summer’s massive seizure of Cuban weapons Continue reading
A man who threw a party for a friend in a punk-rock band that has been critical of Fidel Castro says that he has been the target of a ‘psychological’ campaign of intimidation. Continue reading
A small group of Cuban exiles is seabound to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Cuba and Moscow's potential for renewed military presence there. Continue reading
Russian President Vladimir Putin began a six-day Latin American tour aimed at boosting trade and ties in the region with a stop Friday in Cuba, where he was expected to meet with President Raul Castro and former leader Fidel Castro. Continue reading
It's not your typical used car lot. Continue reading
A Tampa man accused of kidnapping his children and fleeing, along with his wife, to Cuba is going before a judge for another competency hearing. Continue reading
Lawyer Ernesto Vera said his main task was to attack and sow discord within two key Cuban opposition groups in the island. Continue reading
U.S. and Cuban government officials are meeting in Washington for a new round of migration talks. Continue reading
Sen. Robert Menendez said Tuesday that he has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government had a role in allegations against him that have made him a target of a federal probe. Continue reading
A man described by prosecutors as the leader of an extensive Cuban human smuggling ring has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following his conviction on multiple charges. Continue reading
As Charlie Crist campaigns for Florida governor, the Democrat is calling for an end to the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba. Continue reading
Relatives say two South Florida women have been detained in Cuba for allegedly trying to smuggle synthetic marijuana into the island. Continue reading