Saturday, April 20, 2019

Cuban-American Singer Leads Miami March in Support of Cuba’s Las Damas de Blanco

On Thursday, Grammy-Award winning singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan led a march on the famous Calle Ocho in Miami, in support of Cuba’s Las Damas de Blanco, or the Ladies in White. At a press conference earlier this week, Estefan called on exiles to join her in protest of the treatment received by the women […]

Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart Announces he will not seek reelection in January

Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL) announced on Thursday that he will not seek reelection at the end of his current term after 18 years in that office.  One of three Republican Latinos currently serving in Congress, Diaz-Balart is known for his strong stance in favor of the Cuban embargo.  He is reported to be “seriously considering” […]

Guest Blogger Series:Hopeful about Policy Changes towards Cuba

By: Carmen Peláez On Thursday, President Barack Obama said it was up to Havana to take the next step after his gesture of removing some of the restrictions that have prohibited money and travel to Cuba. This morning, Raul Castro responded within hours, saying “we have sent word to the U.S. government in private and […]

Cuban-American Community Divided Over New Cuba Rules

In yesterday’s shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba many Cuban-Americans are welcoming the measures made by President Barack Obama.  While the President, following through on his campaign promises of lifting all restrictions on travel and money transfers to the island by Cuban-Americans, is providing hope for many moderate and liberal Cuban-Americans  and is creating worry for conservative hardliners. At […]

Obama Announces New Cuba Policy

According to a senior administration official, President Barack Obama will direct his administration to allow unlimited travel and money transfers by Cuban Americans to family in Cuba to ease U.S. restrictions on the island. The formal announcement will be made at the White House’s daily press briefing with Robert Gibbs.   The Wall Street Journal also reported […]

Eased Travel Restrictions to Cuba

Congress has approved a spending bill that includes easing trade and travel restrictions against Cuba. The provisions are part of a $410 billion spending bill approved by the Senate on Tuesday and passed earlier by the House of Representatives. Later today, President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill sign into law. The measure […]