| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:20 AM
MIAMI The U.S. government has a right to finance pro-democracy programs in Cuba but must ensure they are not so aggressive that they wind up hurting dissidents and strengthening the hand of Havana hardliners, analysts and political figures said this week....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:56 PM
All that's missing is the beard.
An 8-year-old Cuban boy who likes to dress up as Fidel Castro got to meet his idol after Cuba's 88-year-old retired leader invited him and his family to his Havana home for a chat.
"I felt a lot of emotion upon...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:34 AM
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has yet to attract new foreign investors despite launching two major initiatives in the past year, a sign of the lingering caution over doing business with the communist government and its own hesitancy to follow through on free-...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The Los Angeles chapter of the Sierra Club is leading its first excursion to Cuba in conjunction with Explore International. The 15-day trip includes a full schedule of cultural and educational exchanges with the Cuban people. A special emphasis will be...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 11:05 AM
MIAMI Alina Fernandez, the rebellious daughter of former Cuban ruler Fidel Castro, has gone from Miami to Havana to be with her seriously ill mother. It's her first trip back since 1993, when she escaped the island using an altered passport and wig.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Ernest Hemingway spent a lifetime cultivating a masculine image and personas. War correspondent, cigar lover, big game hunter, deep sea fisherman, boxer, liberal with liquor, minimalist with words all done to maximum effect. Predictably, evidence of his...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Since the U.S. government has somewhat loosened restrictions on visits to Cuba by Americans, the island nation has been turning up on a lot of people's bucket lists. Group IST has a new Havana-to-Cienfuegos tour that's unique in that it's a cruise by 49-...
| Aug 3, 2014
As a young doctor in Cuba, Maria Rosario Casas Ruiz had a heart for the poor.
She launched her own medical clinic out of a rental home and, along with her husband — a fellow physician — treated some of the poorest in a community outside...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The United Nations has sanctioned a North Korean shipping company but spared Cuban entities in connection with a Cuban weapons shipment seized aboard a Pyongyang-bound freighter in violation of a U.N. arms embargo.
Ocean Maritime Management Company, Ltd....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:50 AM
14571 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines, 754-210-3499, Havana1957.com
This Cuban mini chain, founded in 2010, has expanded into Broward County at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens from its three Miami locations.
The former Stir Crazy could pass...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Travelers who want to see the cultural side of Havana might look to a short "micro" tour offered by Classic Journeys. The tour allows visitors to mix with Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba performers during the troupe's rehearsal and meet members of a 1950s classic...