| Jun 19, 2015
| 9:27 AM
— The vacation package was too good to be true: A room for six at the majestic Pelican Grand Beach Resort in balmy Fort Lauderdale in mid-February for just $99 a night.
A woman from Atlanta booked a room online, paid in advance for a week's stay...
| Jun 16, 2015
| 1:14 PM
South Florida has the largest number of residents with subsidized health insurance in the nation. As a result, the region has the most to lose if an impending Supreme Court ruling strikes down federal subsidies in 34 states, according to a report released...
| May 29, 2015
| 5:10 PM
WASHINGTON Florida banks, traders and travelers will benefit from Cuba's removal on Friday from the U.S. list of "state sponsors of terrorism," analysts said this week.
Businesses that sell food, building materials and other products to the island may...
| May 21, 2015
| 8:30 PM
HAVANA, Cuba -- If you want to see the face of the new Cuba, talk to Niuris Higuiera, co-owner and chef of Havana's Paladar Atelier (paladar's the name Cubans use for privately-owned restaurants).
Higuiera's not only a top chef, the Alice Waters or...
| May 12, 2015
| 4:17 PM
As relations between the United States and Cuba start to thaw, one thing has become very clear:
The Cuban Adjustment Act, as originally adopted in 1966 and virtually untouched since then, has outlived its usefulness and need.
The world was a different...
| May 10, 2015
The U.S. welcomes thousands of Cubans each year as presumed refugees fleeing political repression, no questions asked. Yet many exploit the special treatment they receive by shuttling back and forth to the island that is allegedly persecuting them....
| Apr 17, 2015
| 2:59 PM
The naysayers have been all over President Obama for his decision to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
We can understand the emotion involved for Cuban-American members of Congress, including Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio,...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 3:14 PM
The longest held civilian hostage in American history has been missing for eight years, but his family still has hope he'll come home.
"I never believed this would be the situation eight years later," Christine Levinson said of her husband, Robert. "I...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:21 PM
WASHINGTON — Cuba's role in enabling a criminal pipeline to Florida must be examined as the United States moves to restore relations with the Communist-led island, the leader of a key congressional panel said Thursday.
Jeff Duncan, chairman of the...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:23 PM
South Florida's Cuban-American House members say they expect Congress to take up legislation to tighten an immigration law that gives Cubans unique rights to enter the U.S. without permission and quickly become permanent residents.
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials will demand the return of fugitives who have committed crimes in the United States and are hiding in Cuba, a high-ranking State Department negotiator promised Wednesday.
"This is a very high priority for us, and we...