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.
Recommendations announced by anti-embargo senators include allowing individual people-to-people travel, lifting restrictions on remittances and lifting limitations on bank transactions for Cubans who open U.S. bank accounts.
An offer by the Panamanian government to provide multiple entry visas for Cubans who return home voluntarily and become self-employed is met with much skepticism. “Those visas that are being proposed are of no use to us because everything is illegal in Cuba,” says one migrant at a temporary shelter in Panama.
President Donald Trump visited the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami on June 16, 2017 to announce changes to the U.S.'s policy toward Cuba. Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Rick Scott, and Vice President Mike Pence all spoke before Trump.
Cuba seems like a water-rich country, with abundant rainfall, rivers crisscrossing the island and groundwater that bubbles up in turquoise springs. But it has always struggled to provide enough fresh water for its people. This story is part of a “Cuba: Outside In” multimedia storytelling project done by students from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.
Just after dawn on Thanksgiving Day 1999, two South Florida fishermen rescued a 5-year-old boy from the Florida Straits. Thus began the saga of Elián González, who became caught up in a bitter international custody battle. Now, a documentary revisits the painful chapter in Cuban-American history. Elián, the film, mines hundreds of hours of archival news footage from both sides of the Florida Straits, as well as home videos, and interviews with key players.
Over the last year Ada and Aduma have broken Martha Llanes' television and computer key board, chewed her telephone to pieces and ruined much of her furniture. She has forgiven them for every transgression. It's hard to stay angry at a baby chimpanzee when it clambers up your leg and into your arms and plants a kiss on your cheek in a plea for forgiveness.
A Jewish Cuban girl who flees Fidel Castro's regime and lands in multicultural New York City is the main character of the first novel by anthropologist Ruth Behar, designed to teach U.S. children about belonging, identity and immigration.