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President Donald Trump’s recently released budget would drastically cut funds and staffing at the Miami-based Radio and TV Martí, while restoring funds to support other democracy projects in Cuba and … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Two University of Pennsylvania researchers who examined diplomatic personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Havana confirm they suffered brain injuries, but said the cases weren’t accompanied by head trauma as … Click to Continue » Continue reading
It started with strange symptoms reported by U.S. diplomats in Havana. And now the alleged attacks may continue to affect Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits. As a … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The University of Miami doctor who traveled to Havana to examine American diplomats and others who were allegedly victims of health attacks, has ruled out Cuba’s suggestion that the symptoms … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban investigators have discarded widespread speculation that a sonic weapon is to blame for damaging the health of two dozen American diplomats stationed in Havana. Among their own theories? That … Click to Continue » Continue reading
In 1967, as a staff writer and columnist for the Miami Herald, I wrote a piece on Fidelito, who was a teenager then. The article had a gloomy tone. It … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Fidel Castro’s eldest son has joined a long list of public figures who have taken their own lives in a country with one of the highest rates of suicide. In … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuban nuclear scientist and Fidel Castro's eldest son, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, spoke with South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology, Mosibudi Mangena, and addressed a symposium in Pretoria on Monday, July 21, 2015. There he discussed advances in nuclear technology and how collaboration between the two countries could be improved. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Fidel Castro’s oldest son — Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart — committed suicide late Thursday, according to various news reports. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Fidel Castro’s oldest son — Fidel “Fidelito” Castro Díaz-Balart — committed suicide on Thursday in Havana, according to Cuba’s state media. Castro, 68, whose resemblance to his father earned him … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The loss of the country’s top career diplomat is a heavy blow to the U.S. State Department, but Tom Shannon’s retirement also clears the way for hardliners in the Trump … Click to Continue » Continue reading
When Tom Popper flew to Havana over the weekend, his flight from New York's JFK airport was only 27 percent full. For the president of InsightCuba, a Cuba tour operator, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Nineteen American citizens have reported symptoms similar to those suffered by U.S. diplomats who had been identified as victims of alleged attacks in Cuba. “Since September 29, the Department of … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A bronze replica of a famous statue of José Martí that has graced New York’s Central Park for more than half a century was dedicated to the people of Cuba … Click to Continue » Continue reading
After months of speculation about who will succeed Cuban leader Raúl Castro, something became clear this week: Castro will not be able to pass the government leadership to his son, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Just as the sun creeps up over the Havana skyline on the 165th anniversary of José Martí’s birth on Sunday, a replica of a statue that sits in Central Park … Click to Continue » Continue reading
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suspended — for another six months — a provision in the Helms-Burton Act that would allow more Americans, including nationalized Cubans, to sue those … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba has one of the lowest internet access rates in Latin America. Now the Donald Trump administration wants more Cubans to be connected and obtain access to information not controlled … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Nominating commissions across Cuba have chosen their candidates for the National Assembly of People's Power, Cuba's parliament, which in turn will select Cuba's next president in April. Although the election … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cubans suffered near-famine and almost daily power blackouts, and tens of thousands took to the sea aboard homemade boats during the economic crisis in the 1990s known as the “Special … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The surgery at the Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial to remove a 10-pound tumor from Emanuel Zayas’ face was successful, but a few days later, his condition went downhill … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Electrical power was quickly restored after Hurricane Irma’s scrape along Cuba’s northern coast, much of the flood damage in Havana was cleaned up within weeks, and tourism facilities opened in … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Mass Communication Specialists, assigned to Expeditionary Combat Camera and Seabees, assigned to Underwater Construction Team One, conduct underwater photography and divers training off the coast of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Feb. 3-24, 2017. Expeditionary Combat Camera’s divers conduct annual training to maintain their diving proficiency, ensuring they are ready to support DoD missions worldwide. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Colombia's consulates in Miami and Havana have been jammed in recent weeks by Cubans seeking to travel to Bogota to process visa requests at the U.S. Embassy there. “We are … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The U.S. State Department has changed its travel alert system and now recommends American citizens “reconsider” visiting Cuba. It had previously issued a warning advising Americans not to travel to … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Cuba reacted harshly Tuesday to the Senate subcommittee hearing convened by Sen. Marco Rubio, saying its intent wasn’t to gather facts but rather to politicize the mysterious episodes that damaged … Click to Continue » Continue reading
State Department officials said Tuesday that experts are still investigating the source of the mysterious attacks against at least 24 U.S. embassy officials and their family members in Havana, including … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The documentary 'Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana' tells the story of European refugees who recall their escape from and the challenges they faced in an exotic and unfamiliar land. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The U.S. Department of State said Monday it still doesn’t know “who or what is causing the medical symptoms” that damaged the health of two dozen American diplomats stationed in … Click to Continue » Continue reading
After 59 years of conning the world with social justice talking points and outlasting every U.S. administration, the Cuban dictatorship has refined the art of responding to Washington-made strategy. But … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Clandestina, which bills its cheeky T-shirts as “Designed in Cuba. Printed in the USA,” became the first Cuban brand to launch a website for U.S. sales in late October — … Click to Continue » Continue reading
After performing rituals in places like rivers, forests, hills and sacred trees, Cuba's babalawos lock themselves into a sacred room on Dec. 31. They include leaders of the two main … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The children of Cubans living abroad will be able to apply for and obtain Cuban citizenship starting this week, without the need to live on the island for any length … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The next time your friend offers to pay for lunch and split the bill via Venmo, an online money transaction service, pause for a minute before hitting pay. Does your … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Bacardi has a new weapon in its battle for the bar: heritage. The spirit-maker has launched a new advertising campaign for its Havana Club rum that leans on nostalgia, roots … Click to Continue » Continue reading
When Cuban ruler Raúl Castro met recently with Igor Sechin, head of Russia's state-owned Rosneft oil company, it was an intimate gathering, held in the same office from where Castro … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Dozens of people were burned after a fireworks accident at a traditional celebration in the Cuban central town of Remedios on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2017, according to state media. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
A Christmas Eve festival in Cuba ended with a fireworks explosion that injured 22 people, six of them children, Cuban goverment media reported Monday. “An unfortunate accident with fireworks occurred … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Five months ago Andy Gómez, founder and former senior fellow at the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, returned as interim director of the research center. His … Click to Continue » Continue reading
The Cuban government has announced that it will postpone a historic presidential election in 2018. Cuban leader Raúl Castro will remain in power at least until April 19, the new … Click to Continue » Continue reading
HAVANA Patients in a clinical trial in Buffalo, N.Y., visit a cancer research institute for monthly doses of a Cuban lung cancer vaccine while scientists in Havana, 1,375 miles away, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
Some arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border only a few hours after the sudden change in immigration policy on Jan. 12. Others have been in the United States since much earlier. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
He wears two or three gold chains around his neck and Nike sneakers cover his feet. He holds up a bundle of cash so that it shows on the photo … Click to Continue » Continue reading
On Christmas Day, 1961, I lost my innocence. Instead of waking up to presents given by loving parents, family and friends, I received goodbyes from aunts, uncles, cousins, school friends, … Click to Continue » Continue reading
When Dr. R. Lee Clark, then president of the University of Texas’ famed M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, visited the island in November 1980 as part of a delegation, … Click to Continue » Continue reading