Proposed bill would allow some Cubans to receive consular services at Gitmo
Representatives María Elvira Salazar and Mario Diaz-Balart met on Monday morning to talk to reporters at the Miami International Airport about a bill proposal to help reunite Cuban families.
Absence of Castro brothers could test Cuba’s Communist structure, experts say
Experts in Miami agree that even though Raul Castro will no longer officially lead the Cuban Communist Party, he still remains the most powerful man on the island. His partial absence will likely test the current structure.
Hialeah Gardens Museum honors Bay of Pigs’ ‘freedom fighters’
A large green tank known as the M41 Walker Bulldog is on display at the Hialeah Gardens Museum Honoring Brigade 2506. There is also a military twin-engined bomber aircraft — a Martin B-26 Marauder.
30 Cubans began hunger strike on March 20 to protest human rights violations, activists say
In a pre-recorded message from Cuba, José Daniel Ferrer said he and others started a hunger strike on March 20. The prominent opposition leader said about 30 people are involved in the protest. That was down from 47 on Thursday.
Local museum commemorates 60th anniversary of Operation Pedro Pan with special exhibit
American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora commemorates 60th anniversary of Operation Pedro Pan with special exhibit that includes prominent members of the South Florida community
In new war of songs, Miami’s Cuban exiles prefer rappers’ ‘Homeland and Life’
A group of musicians with a love of rap, hip-hop, reggaeton, and Cuba teamed up to produce a nostalgic song in Spanish to protest the Cuban government’s propaganda. Cuban officials responded with a few songs of their own.
Cuba restricts access to areas of Havana; starts to produce COVID-19 vaccine
Cuban authorities closed areas of Havana in an effort to curve the spread of the coronavirus. The government is also working on producing a Soberana 02 COVID-19 vaccine.
Florida-bound Cuban pregnant women rescued at sea after migrants’ makeshift raft capsized
The state of desperation is such that Cuban pregnant women ventured the high seas in a crowded makeshift vessel in an attempt to get to the United States, deputies said.
Gov. DeSantis begins vaccines for Bay of Pigs veterans
Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Miami on Monday to launch the expansion of Florida’s COVID-19 vaccination program for homebound seniors to veterans of the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Experts provide clues on Biden’s new policy on Cuba
U.S. President Joe Biden had yet to make any announcements about his policy on Cuba on Thursday, but experts believe the supporters of the U.S. embargo on Cuba should not fret.
Cuba transitions to ‘unification’ of double currency system
Raul Castro and his protege, Miguel Diaz Canel, the president of Cuba, announced Thursday night they are unifying the island’s double currency system.
Activists mark Human Rights Day in solidarity with Cuban dissidents at Miami’s Freedom Tower
A group of activists held a demonstration on Thursday under the shadow of Miami’s Freedom Tower. The historic landmark is where the former U.S. assistance center for Cuban refugees was after Fidel Castro began to implement his Soviet version of Communism in the 1960s.
Justice Cuba commission denounces treatment of Havana’s San Isidro Movement
René Bolio, a Mexican attorney, has long been a critic of the Cuban government. He is the chairman of Justice Cuba’s international commission. He co-founded the organization about three years ago to focus on human rights violations.
In highly unusual protest, large crowd gathers outside government building in Havana
After a group of artists was evicted during a hunger strike, dozens of protesters stood in front of the Cuban ministry of culture building on Friday in Havana to demand answers.
US-Cuba relations: Biden will rescind some of Trump’s limits, but not all, expert says
Cubans who saw tourism decline after President Donald Trump’s sanctions celebrated Joe Biden’s victory. Now there is anticipation about how the former vice president under President Barack Obama will handle U.S.-Cuba relations.
Cuba closes off Havana to stamp out spread of coronavirus
Cuban authorities launched a strict 15-day lockdown of Havana on Tuesday in order to stamp out the low-level but persistent spread of the novel coronavirus in the capital.
Cuba Gooding Jr wears 'Black Lives Matter' mask to court
Cuba Gooding Jr. sported a “Black Lives Matter” face mask to court to hear lawyers argue over what restrictions to place on testimony at his sexual misconduct trial.
All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics
Lionel Richie was just beginning his career away from the Commodores when he got word he was wanted for what would be the biggest solo gig of his career.
Eusebio Leal, who oversaw renewal of Old Havana, dies at 77
Eusebio Leal Spengler, who oversaw the transformation of crumbling Old Havana to an immaculately restored colonial tourist attraction, becoming the de-facto mayor of the historic city center and one of the nation’s most prominent public intellectuals, has died. He was 77.
U.S. continues to organize flights out of Cuba for Americans
Expect additional flights for American citizens and permanent residents who remain in Cuba after the island government extended airport closures until at least May 21.
World Bank: Global remittances to drop 20% amid coronavirus
The World Bank says remittances sent home by migrants from low- and middle-income countries are expected to drop around 20 percent this year amid the global economic slowdown caused by the novel coronavirus.
South Florida feels massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake centered near Cuba
A massive earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude was centered between the island nations of Cuba and Jamaica on Tuesday. The effects were felt as far away as Miami.
White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban
The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations.