In the midst of the deepening political crisis in Venezuela, opposition activists in Cuba and Venezuela have stepped up their complaints about what they allege to be the noxious influence of Havana over domestic affairs in the South American country.
A half-mile boulevard split by a simple flagstone path in a western Cuban city is part of a fragile experiment whose success or failure will help determine if the country is able to pull itself out of years of stagnation and brain drain.
At least six patients were flown from Cuba to the University of Miami’s hospital this year to determine the cause of a medical mystery that was dogging several people who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. The illnesses appeared to be caused by some kind of sonic wave machine, and the symptoms worsened with prolonged exposure, said a person who was briefed on the situation but was not authorized to comment.
Cubanet, an independent news outlet based in Miami, asked several Cubans on the island what they knew about the crisis in Venezuela after the mass protests against President Nicolás Maduro’s government started in May. With government-controlled mass media, they knew little.
Miami’s Cuban music scene has a new, younger face that doesn’t care about politics. Artists constantly visit from Cuba, and a younger audience here loves contemporary music such as pop and soft rock as well as popular Latin urban music including hip-hop, dancehall and reggaeton.
U.S. immigration authorities have detained 1,355 Cubans who entered the country after the end of the policy known as “wet foot, dry foot.” Many don’t have legal representation as they wait in detention centers for judges to rule on their applications for political asylum.
She lives in Chiriquí, in the western region of Panama, and he is a deacon of the Catholic Church in Panama City. Their joint efforts with thousands of Cuban migrants who have passed through the country in recent years have earned them the appreciation and sympathy from many Caribbean nationals.
Several Cuban exile organizations asked to meet with University of Miami President Julio Frenk over concerns about the pending departure of Jaime Suchlicki as director of the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.
Orlando Gutierrez Boronat along with members of the Cuban Resistance Assembly address the media at Brigade 2506 Bay of Pigs Museum regarding the University of Miami an the Institute of Cuban and Cuban American Studies on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
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