Hurricane Irma was about 80 miles from Caba Lucrecia, Cuba, on Friday morning, September 8, with 150mph winds. Forecasters said a Sunday morning landfall in south Florida was likely for the Category 4 storm.
In a videotaped private meeting with Communist Party members, Cuban Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel lashed out against Cuban dissidents, independent media and embassies of several European countries, accusing them all of supporting subversive projects.
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.