As the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are poised to sign a peace deal that might end the half century conflict, women on both sides of the political divide are trying to guarantee that female fighters don’t lose their hard-earned status as they reenter society.
Cuban hip-hop group Orishas, who became international stars in the 2000s with hits like “A Lo Cubano” before splitting in 2009, are reuniting. They have a new song, “Cuba Isla Bella,” and will tour the U.S. this summer, playing Miami on Aug. 20.
Carlos Beruff has said he’s opposed to ending the embargo without getting democratic reforms in return. But 5 years ago he was part of a business group from Tampa Bay that went to Cuba to advocate for ending the embargo.
Two amendments to eliminate the prohibitions on travel to Cuba and allow the extension of private credits to companies on the island for the purchase of U.S. agricultural products were approved in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Subsistence fishermen at the Cojimar port outside of Havana, Cuba, say they have seen a serious decline in marine populations. They blame overfishing by foreign ships, pollution and warming waters, and call on the United States and Cuba to ramp up their collaboration restore balance in the 90 miles of sea separating the former adversaries.
American Airlines’ first regularly scheduled flight to Cuba is scheduled to leave from Miami bound for Cienfuegos on Sept. 7. Flights to Cienfuegos and other Cuba routes are still subject to Cuban government approval.