Cuban leader Miguel Diaz-Canel (right) and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro are shown in the Palace of the Revolution in Havana in April 2018.
Cuban leader Miguel Diaz-Canel (right) and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro are shown in the Palace of the Revolution in Havana in April 2018. Ernesto Mastrascusa AP
Cuban leader Miguel Diaz-Canel (right) and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro are shown in the Palace of the Revolution in Havana in April 2018. Ernesto Mastrascusa AP

Mimi Whitefield has covered Latin America and the Caribbean for more than two decades. The Miami Herald’s former Rio de Janeiro bureau chief and a 2017 winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, she now focuses on Cuba coverage.