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.
When Charlie Crist went to Miami’s Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the trade embargo against Cuba.
Elian Gonzalez became the center of an international custody fight when he survived a boat sinking after leaving Cuba with his mother.
Raul Castro announced Sunday that he will step down as Cuba’s president in 2018 following a final five-year term, for the first time putting a date on the end of the Castro era. He tapped rising star Miguel Diaz-Canel as his top lieutenant and first in the line of succession.
Cuba is set to end exit permits for foreign travel, giving many Cubans more of an incentive to travel abroad for up to 24 months.
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has been suspended for five games because of his comments about Fidel Castro.
MIAMI (AP) — Five games into his tenure with the Marlins, motor mouth manager Ozzie Guillen is returning to Miami to explain himself as a backlash builds regarding favorable comments he made about Fidel Castro. […]
It didn’t take long for Ozzie Guillen’s mouth to get him in trouble this season.