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    Miami : MIAMI – The Coast Guard reported on Monday that it repatriated eight Cuban migrants to Cuba last Saturday. Seven of the migrants were intercepted by a law enforcement team at Station Islamorada off the coast of Islamorada on Tuesday after a flight crew from Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations discovered a unsafe boat. The other migrant was intercepted on Duck Key Tuesday by a Marathon station police team and CBP maritime interdiction agents. The US Coast Guard confirmed the rescue of 6 Cubans who were stranded on an island in the Bahamas. In Anguilla Key, another group of Cubans were also rescued a few days ago, this time there were 5 men and a teenager who were spotted since Wednesday and handed over to the Bahamian authorities this Friday. “We patrol by air and sea with our partner agencies to discourage unsafe...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A caravan of Miami Cubans is demanding the Biden administration end the U.S. blockade against Cuba. Sunday marked the eighth time the caravan met in Miami. READ MORE: Missing Coral Gables High School Football Head Coach Roger Pollard Found Safe Cars and bikes flew Cuban flags while people gathered with signs in support of the Cuban people. READ MORE: Florida Officials Seek To Replace Antiquated & Glitchy Jobless Benefits System “The only one who is suffering is the Cuban families,” said organizer Robert Diaz. “We want to lift up the embargo for the Cuban family.” MORE NEWS: Miami PD Still Searching For Jackson Hospital Escapee Connected To Rough Arrest The group says they want the Biden administration to undo more than 240 restrictions placed on Cuba by the Trump administration,
    Miami : From the iconic Domino Park in Little Havana, dozens of Cubans asked the US government to reopen its embassy on the island, and to resume family reunification processes. Cubans, mostly located in South Florida, met this Sunday morning to demand “help with the reopening of the United States Embassy in Cuba or at least that they enable us another office in Cuba to help us. All of them. here we are fighting for the same thing. “ “With that they advance all the cases of all the categories. That is the feeling of all of us who are here and of the entire group,” said a mother who belongs to the Facebook group “Cubans for Family Reunification”, which is made up of more than 71 thousand members throughout the United States. Lázaro, like many affected Cubans, remembers that his family “was already coming when that of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A caravan of Miami Cubans is demanding the Biden administration end the U.S. blockade against Cuba. Sunday marked the eighth time the caravan met in Miami. READ MORE: ‘I Had To Make A Difference’: Miami DJ Spends Birthday Helping Homeless Cars and bikes flew Cuban flags while people gathered with signs in support of the Cuban people. READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,539 Additional Cases, 126 Deaths Reported Sunday “The only one who is suffering is the Cuban families,” said organizer Robert Diaz. “We want to lift up the embargo for the Cuban family.” MORE NEWS: NASA Releases Time-Lapse Of Record-Breaking 2020 Atlanic Hurricane Season The group says they want the Biden administration to undo more than 240 restrictions placed on Cuba by the Trump administration,
    Miami : February 24, 2021 0 The Florida Coast Guard reported this Tuesday on the rescue of eight people from Cuba, including those two pregnant women, off the coast of Florida after their improvised boat sank after 16 days at sea. Another event that adds to a series of rescues by the United States of Cubans in distress. The shipwreck and the rescue were caught on video Sunday by authorities. The saves made in recent weeks appear to be part of an increase in the number of Cuban refugees trying to reach the United States. The Coast Guard reported that 114 Cuban migrants were intercepted between October 2019 and September 2020 by the agency and other United States security forces. Since October 2020, more than 90 Cubans have been rescued, according to the agency. With information from . 0
    By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Six men and two pregnant women from Cuba have been rescued off the Florida coast after their makeshift boat capsized following 16 days at sea, the latest in a series of U.S. interdictions of Cubans in distress, authorities said Tuesday. The capsize and interdiction was captured on video Sunday by authorities, whose rescues of the past few weeks appear to follow a rise in Cuban refugees seeking to reach the United States. The Coast Guard said that 114 Cuban migrants were interdicted between October 2019 and September 2020 by the agency and other U.S. law enforcement forces. Since October 2020, more than 90 Cuban migrants have been interdicted, according to the agency. It was not immediately clear whether the apparent uptick has been due to deteriorating economic conditions in Cuba or some other reason such as migrants expecting changes in immigration...
    MIAMI (AP) — Six men and two pregnant women from Cuba have been rescued off the Florida coast after their makeshift boat capsized following 16 days at sea, the latest in a series of U.S. interdictions of Cubans in distress, authorities said Tuesday. The capsize and interdiction was captured on video Sunday by authorities, whose rescues of the past few weeks appear to follow a rise in Cuban refugees seeking to reach the United States. The Coast Guard said that 114 Cuban migrants were interdicted between October 2019 and September 2020 by the agency and other U.S. law enforcement forces. Since October 2020, more than 90 Cuban migrants have been interdicted, according to the agency. It was not immediately clear whether the apparent uptick has been due to deteriorating economic conditions in Cuba or some other reason such as migrants expecting changes in immigration policy under the new Democratic administration...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five men in a makeshift raft off the coast of Lake Worth. The men said they had been at sea for 16 days after leaving Cuba, they left with hopes of seeking asylum in South Florida. The Coast Guard picked them up about two miles off the Lake Worth Inlet. The rescue came less than two weeks after the Coast Guard rescued three other Cuban migrants who were stranded on a deserted island in the Bahamas on their quest to reach the U.S.
    New York : Elements of the Coast Guard American looking for 10 Cuban migrants who were traveling in a raft toward U.S, after a call that reported the discovery of a empty boat. After a report on the discovery of an empty raft, where 10 Cubans were allegedly traveling, the Coast Guard was given the task of searching for the islanders, but so far it is unknown where they could be found or if they are alive. According to information from the Coast Guard, it was a man who reported the discovery of the empty raft, where allegedly 10 Cuban migrants traveled, who so far are reported as missing. The raft was located about 8 miles south of Cayo Largo, off the southern coast of Cuba. They reported that 10 Cubans sailed from Havana The boat was empty and dilapidated, but there are no traces of the...
    New York : A United States Coast Guard helicopter flies over Rodeo Beach in California. Photo: Justin Sullivan / . MIAMI, Florida – Los three Cubans who were rescued from an uninhabited island of the Atlantic archipelago of Bahamas, where they spent 33 days and survived on the basis of eating coconuts and rats, are kept in the custody of the US federal immigration agency. In a statement sent to Efe, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). noted that the Cubans, two men and a woman, who were rescued from tiny Anguilla Cay on Tuesday, are still in the Broward Transitional Center, a detention center for immigrants located in the Broward County, South Florida (USA). “The three people will have access to all the legal processes available to them under the laws of the United States,” added the federal agency, which also specified that...
    Three Cuban castaways who survived 33 days by drinking coconut water and eating crustaceans and rats on an uninhabited islet in South Florida were in the custody of immigration authorities, and legal experts believe they could be allowed to remain in the United States under current federal policies. . A Coast Guard helicopter this week detected two men and a woman, whom it rescued in baskets from a rocky cliff on Cayo Anguila, a small island in the Bahamas near Cuba. The three people were airlifted to a hospital in Key West, and on Wednesday the Border Patrol took them to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Pompano Beach, Florida. Authorities said the Cubans had no serious injuries. The Associated Press asked to interview the survivors, but immigration and Coast Guard authorities did not accept interviews or reveal their identities. “They will receive full medical...
    February 11, 2021 1:49 PM | By DPA 15 minutes. The United States Coast Guard (USA) rescued 3 Cuban citizens who had been trapped for 33 days on the desert island of Cayo Anguila, in the Bahamas, feeding on coconuts. A Coast Guard patrol guarding the area observed the 3 citizens, 2 men and a woman, waving makeshift flags on Monday. The island is located between the Florida Keys and Cuba. After delivering food, water and a radio to establish communications, the rescue was proceeded by helicopter on Tuesday. This was reported by the Coast Guard itself. They survived on coconuts According to the rescued Cubans, their ship sank “5 weeks ago”, so they swam to this island where they survived by feeding on coconuts. “Because our aircrews carried out routine patrols with diligence, we were able to detect people in distress and intervene.” This was pointed out by the...
    Former Minnesota Vikings safety Jack Brewer proclaimed NBA Owner Mark Cuban’s hopes of becoming president “officially over” after Cuban proudly announced that the Mavericks had ended the national anthem. Brewer, now a Fox News contributor, told the hosts of Fox & Friends that Cuban’s announcement that he, a billionaire, and his millionaire players do not feel like they are part of the United States was the death knell for Cuban’s often stated interest in running for president. On Wednesday, it was reported that Cuban said that he had stopped the playing of the national anthem during the current NBA pre-season games and intended to cancel the song for the whole of the coming 2021 season. The reason Cuban reportedly gave for ending the anthem is that he and his players don’t feel “represented” by the national anthem. Once the story broke, though, the NBA quickly shot down Cuban’s plan and...
    The United States Coast Guard rescued two Cuban men and a woman who say they were stranded for 33 days on a desert island near the Florida Keys. The helicopter crew was on routine patrol when they spotted flags and a huge cross that the Cubans had placed on the island, said the pilot, Mike Allert. Speaking to WPLG broadcaster, Allert said he flew over Anguilla Cay to investigate further and that a crew returned to the island later on Monday to bring water, food and a radio. The Cubans were stranded on a desert island in the Bahamas between Key West and Cuba, the Coast Guard tweeted. On Tuesday another helicopter returned and picked up the Cubans, who told the crew that their raft was wrecked in rough waters and they were able to swim to the island. They survived on coconuts, shells and rats, according to local press....
    U.S. Coast Guard officials said Wednesday a coast guard helicopter crew rescued two men and a woman from a deserted island where they had apparently been stranded for more than a month. In a statement, the Coast Guard said the three people — later identified as Cuban nationals — were initially spotted Monday by a Coast Guard helicopter as it flew over an uninhabited Bahamian island between the U.S. city of Key West, Florida, and Cuba, while on a routine patrol. The helicopter crew said the stranded trio was seen waving. The crew dropped food, water, and a radio to establish communication. The statement says the Coast Guard dispatched a second helicopter Tuesday to retrieve them. They told officials their boat had capsized in rough waters and they were able to swim to the island. Local media reported they said they had survived on coconuts, conchs and rats. On Twitter,...
    Shortly after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announced that his organization would no longer play the national anthem before games, the NBA has decided that all teams must. The Dallas Mavericks have not played the national anthem at any of the 13 NBA games that have been played so far this season at the American Airlines Center. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he made the decision after players expressed that the anthem is not representative of them. Now, after word of his decision has spread, the NBA is stepping in to enforce league-wide rules on the matter. NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass issued statement today concerning league’s rule on playing national anthem: “With NBA teams now in process of welcoming fans back into their arenas, all teams will play the national anthem in keeping with longstanding league policy.” — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 10, 2021 Only 10 NBA teams...
    More On: dallas mavericks White House says Mavericks’ national anthem ban recognizes US failings Mark Cuban’s NBA team won’t play national anthem anymore NBA star’s 57-point outburst wasn’t enough Mark Cuban blasts ESPNer for Luka Doncic criticism: ‘F–k you’ Outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ignited a firestorm of fury for canceling the national anthem at home games — while earning praise from some athletes and the Biden Administration. Cuban on Tuesday told The Athletic that the team would no longer play “The Star-Spangled Banner,” with the anthem increasingly becoming a hot-button issue in American sports as some athletes kneel or stay in the locker room to protest discriminatory policing against minority communities. The move appears to be on hold, however, with the NBA announcing Wednesday that it expects all teams to play the national anthem at its home games, including the Mavs’ evening tilt against the Atlanta Hawks....
    By Wayne Sterling and Ben Morse | CNN The Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing the National Anthem prior to home games, the team confirmed to CNN on Wednesday. The team has not played the anthem in eleven games at American Airlines Center this season and does not plan to play the anthem in the future, a team spokesperson said. Team owner, Mark Cuban, directed the team to stop playing the anthem before the season, according to multiple reports. No reason was given on why this decision was made. CNN has reached out to Cuban for comment. The Mavericks had not played a game in front of any fans until this Monday when the team welcomed 1,500 vaccinated essential workers — including first responders, medical personnel, transportation workers among others — to the arena. NBA anthem policy states that: “Players, coaches and trainers must stand...
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says it was his decision to eliminate the national anthem from the team’s pregame routine. The Dallas Mavericks will no longer play the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ as a part of their pregame routine moving forward. Mark Cuban told The Athletic that it was his decision to get rid of the practice. The organization actually hasn’t played the national anthem at all before its games this season, a move that had gone unnoticed through the first 13 games played at American Airlines Center. The Mavs’ matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday was the first time fans were permitted in and able to see their team in action at the arena. Cuban has been vocal about his support for those who want to use their platforms to support social justice issues however they see fit. He’s also expressed support specifically for players who choose to kneel during the...
    At the request of team owner Mark Cuban, the Mavericks have stopped playing the national anthem before home games, and they do not plan to bring back the tradition. Cuban told The New York Times’ Marc Stein on Tuesday that removing the anthem from pregame ceremonies was a decision he made back in November. The Athletic’s Tim Cato, who first reported on the change, noted that none of Dallas’ preseason or regular season games held at the American Airlines Center this season have featured the anthem. MORE: LeBron rips NBA’s plans to hold All-Star Game The Mavericks did not release an official statement on the removal of the anthem, and Cuban declined to comment further on his decision. It was also not discussed internally, as multiple team employees only realized on their own that the anthem was no longer being played, per Cato. An NBA spokesperson told multiple outlets that teams are permitted to...
    Three Cuban nationals were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after they survived off of coconuts and rats while on a deserted island for 33 days, the agency announced Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry was on a routine patrol Monday when they saw the three people brandishing a makeshift flag, according to a U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast press release. The sentry sent the three people food, water and a radio in order to communicate as a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Helicopter crew was dispatched to the island. (RELATED: REPORT: Coast Guard Searching For Four Fishermen After Boat Goes Down Off Massachusetts Coast) The Cuban nationals were stuck for 33 days on Anguilla Cay in the Bahamas, according to the press release. The island is located between Cuba and the Lower Florida Keys, according to CNN. Lt. Justin Dougherty said the Cuban...
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two men and a woman who said they had been stranded on a deserted island for 33 days were rescued after they waved flags to get the attention of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew as they flew over while on a routine mission off the Florida Keys, the agency said. “We were alerted to them by the flags that they actually had in addition to a large cross that they put out there for themselves,” helicopter pilot Mike Allert told WPLG. Allert said he decided to fly back around Anguilla Cay to investigate and a crew returned to the island later Monday to drop water, food and a radio. The trio was stranded on an uninhabited Bahamian island between Key West and Cuba, the agency posted on Twitter. A helicopter crew returned Tuesday to pick them up. Coast Guard officials tweeted that the trio...
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two men and a woman who said they had been stranded on a deserted island for 33 days were rescued after they waved flags to get the attention of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew as they flew over while on a routine mission off the Florida Keys, the agency said. “We were alerted to them by the flags that they actually had in addition to a large cross that they put out there for themselves,” helicopter pilot Mike Allert told WPLG. Allert said he decided to fly back around Anguilla Cay to investigate and a crew returned to the island later Monday to drop water, food and a radio. The trio was stranded on an uninhabited Bahamian island between Key West and Cuba, the agency posted on Twitter. A helicopter crew returned Tuesday to pick them up. Coast Guard officials tweeted that the trio...
    Skier rescued in Alaska backcountry after bear attack Just glad its on - Australian Open makes best of tough times Mavs stop playing anthem, per Cubans decision The national anthem is no longer played before Dallas Mavericks home games, a decision team owner Mark Cuban confirmed Tuesday to The Athletic and ESPN. © Reuters/Jerome Miron NBA: Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks The team has played at the American Airlines Center 13 times between preseason and regular-season games for the 2020-21 campaign, and "The Star-Spangled Banner" didn't precede any of the contests. However, the Mavericks' 127-122 win over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday marked the first time that fans were present -- albeit in limited numbers. Cuban told ESPN that he made his decision after consulting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver. While NBA rules require players to stand for the playing of the anthem, Silver hasn't enforced that...
    Havana (CNN)Cuba took a long-awaited and likely irreversible step towards massively expanding the island's private sector over the weekend.On Saturday, Cuba's communist-run government announced that Cubans will soon be able to seek employment or start businesses in most fields of work.Previously, Cubans were restricted to working in just 127 officially approved private sector job descriptions. Some of those legalized activities over the years included working as a barber, tire repairer, palm tree trimmer or "dandy," as the government referred to Cubans who dressed up to pose with tourists for photos. What Cuba wants from Joe BidenBut many Cubans chafed that the government's list did not include opportunities created by recently increased access to the internet and Cubans' own seemingly limitless ability to innovate and invent. Now they will have the ability to work in over 2,000 different fields.Read More"The new measures for self-employment approved by the Council of Ministers will...
    Miami : Not even the rain could prevent the caravan for freedom. Thousands of Cubans in hundreds of cars gathered in front of the Miccosukee Casino and paraded down Calle Ocho, where different generations of Cubans could be seen demanding freedom and democracy for the island. The starting point was just at 3 in the afternoon and ended at Bay Front Park, where hundreds of Cubans said no to dialogue with the Castro dictatorship. At the initiative of the influencer, Alex Otaola, and with the support of Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar, the Cuban exile took to the streets to demand that the Cuban regime continue on the list of countries that sponsor terrorism. With the slogan we are the red wall, leaders of Cuban organizations and influencers were present in the anti-communist and anti-dictatorship caravan to demonstrate their points of view.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Authorities in Cuba say they will tighten measures against the spread of COVID-19 to require tourists and other visitors to isolate at their own expense for several days until tests for the new coronavirus come out negative. The announcement Saturday by Dr. Francisco Durán, Cuba’s director of epidemiology, came as the country announced 910 new infections of the new virus detected Friday, as well as three additional deaths. Duran said that as of Feb. 6, arriving tourists and Cubans who live abroad will be sent to hotels at their own expense to wait for the results of a PCR test for the new coronavirus, which will be given on their fifth day in the country. A similar measure was imposed in the spring, and apparently helped stem the spread of the virus. Cubans returning home from abroad will be housed in other centers at government expense to...
    HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities said Saturday they will tighten measures against the spread of COVID-19, requiring tourists and others who visit the island to isolate at their own expense for several days until tests for the new coronavirus come out negative. The announcement by Dr. Francisco Durán, Cuba’s director of epidemiology, came as the country announced 910 new infections of the new virus detected Friday, as well as three additional deaths. Duran said that as of Feb. 6, arriving tourists and Cubans who live abroad will be sent to hotels at their own expense to wait for the results of a PCR test for the new coronavirus, which will be given on their fifth day in the country. A similar measure was imposed in the spring, and apparently helped stem the spread of the virus. Cubans returning home from abroad will be housed in other centers at government expense...
    A Guatemalan deportee arrives from a deportation flight from the United States as a nearby plane awaits the departure of the then-acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan in May 2019 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.John Moore/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.During the nearly year-and-a-half that Edisnoy Casals-Socarras has been in immigration detention, his daughter was born, a pandemic began, and he was ordered deported. But even after losing his case in May, he remains stuck at a detention center. Cuba, which has allowed only one deportation flight during the pandemic, hasn’t taken him back, and ICE is refusing to let him out.  On Friday, Casals-Socarras and seven other Cubans filed a writ of habeas corpus in federal court to force ICE to release them from the Stewart Detention Center, an ICE...
    Havana — Most Cubans think times are tough, and most Cubans believe they're about to get worse thanks to the pending U.S. designation of their country as a "state sponsor of terrorism." Worse how? At the most basic level, many say it will make it harder to put food on the table and shoes on their children's feet. "Our economy is a disaster. There is not enough food grown and goods produced to meet the demand. There is no money -people have no money, the government has no money. And how can we attract investors if the U.S. threatens them with sanctions?" Michel tells CBS News. The Havana taxi driver says the lack of tourists has left him virtually unemployed already. The Cuban economy is reeling. The costs of combating COVID-19 have been astronomical. The economic crisis is, in great part, due to the state's provision of free health care for all...
    By Nelson Acosta | Reuters HAVANA – Cuba’s top epidemiologist said on Saturday irresponsible partying over year-end, often with relatives from abroad, fueled a surge in coronavirus infections and he warned of a crackdown to prevent the spread of the disease. Authorities in the capital at the same time announced new containment measures including suspension of interprovincial transport, cultural activities and the use of public spaces such as the famous Malecon boulevard during night hours. While Cuba’s Communist authorities have managed to contain the country’s outbreak far better than most other Latin American governments, infections have more than doubled since they eased lockdown restrictions, and reopened borders in November. Cubans from the large diaspora who have returned to visit, particularly from the hard-hit United States, or those returning from shopping trips abroad, have spread the virus to family members and beyond by breaking quarantine, the government has said. Francisco Duran,...
    State media in Cuba revealed that Cubans on the island are currently participating in Phase II clinical trials of a mystery Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate in development with the Iranian Islamic regime, the Spanish newspaper Diario de Cuba reported Tuesday. The alleged coronavirus vaccine candidate is the product of the Pasteur Institute of Iran and an unnamed Cuban company, according to Kianoush Jahanpour, a spokesman for Iran’s Food and Drug Administration (IFDA). The human trials, according to Iranian state media, are currently underway in Havana. The news, revealed in Iranian state media in the new year, follows claims by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, that it was developing a vaccine against the Chinese coronavirus, despite not having any history of pharmaceutical research. The Communist Party of Cuba, on its end, announced over the summer the development of two vaccine candidates, known as Soberana (“sovereign”) 01 and 02. Neither Cuban vaccine...
    Several dozen Cuban migrants seeking asylum in the United States staged a protest at the border near Ciudad Juarez in Mexico on Tuesday night while demanding their right to apply for entry, Reuters reports. American officials closed off the bridge leading into El Paso, Texas, in response, erecting a concrete barricade with barbed wire on top. The protesters, about 200 in total, marched up to the barrier and remained there. Many of them were sent back across the border to Mexico as part of the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program. “We’re fed up waiting,” said Jonathan Castro, 25, who noted that he’s been in Mexico for almost two years after requesting asylum in the United States. He added that the group formed at the border because they’d heard U.S. authorities were going to allow them through. U.S. Customs and Border Protection told The Hill that the protest ended by...
    A government television broadcast in Cuba this week urged citizens to eat guinea pig and other rodents, suggesting rodent meat is more nutritious and “sustainable” than pork or beef, Cuban outlets reported on Wednesday. The Communist Party has presided over major food shortages in Cuba for decades, beginning almost immediately following the Cuban Revolution in 1959. In recent years, the Castro regime has blamed President Donald Trump for extensive food shortages and failed distribution of government-mandated rations. While the Trump administration has imposed significant sanctions on the regime in response to the increased frequency of human rights violations against pro-democracy dissidents in the Obama era, these sanctions have targeted elite individuals and military-linked corporations, not sources of food for the general population. The Cuban Communist Party has systematically silenced dissidents who have exposed how Havana is directly responsible for food shortages in the country, most prominently ecologist Dr. Ariel Ruiz...
    The Cuban Catholic bishops have expressed their solidarity with the “weary and overburdened people” of Cuba in a Christmas message intended to inspire hope in the coming of Jesus Christ. “As pastors we look upon a weary and overburdened people, and feeling we are part of it, we invite all Cubans to turn to Jesus, the Son of God who becomes man, so that we can find the relief and consolation, peace and hope that we need so much,” the bishops state in their message. Cuba is the only nation in the Americas that has attempted to impose official state atheism on its people. “Material deficiencies, spiritual exhaustion, insufficient personal, family, and national finances that severely affect our present life and darken the future, are weighing on the soul of the vast majority of Cubans,” the bishops note. “The already existing economic crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the consequences of...
    The massive turnout of the Cuban-American community, and of other Hispanic exiles and their descendants from Latin America, proved decisive in Florida’s 2020 presidential elections. What motivated these voters? Only one of two answers makes sense: A majority of the Cuban-American community is confused about its own values and interests and can be manipulated into voting against them or, A majority of the Cuban-American community is not confused about its own values and interests, and votes consistently in alignment with them. By helping to determine the key Florida election, they became the target of leftist insults and incorrect analysis. Many “experts” appear to have chosen the former. Rather than accept that modern Democratic Party politics are unpalatable to entire ethnic communities, they have decided to believe that those ethnic communities simply don’t understand themselves. Their explanations clash with evident reality. For example, commenting on the Cuban-American vote right...
    Project Veritas’ alleged recording from CNN’s conference calls appear show the network’s senior vice president suggesting that Cubans like President Donald Trump because they’re “attracted to bullies.” James O’Keefe, Project Veritas’ founder, announced Tuesday morning that the company has been recording CNN’s morning conference call with CNN President Jeff Zucker for months. Portions of the phone call were released Tuesday evening and showed Zucker and other employees slamming Trump and Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. The clips continued to drop Wednesday afternoon and Senior Vice President of CNN en Español and Hispanic Strategy Cynthia Hudson is heard in one lamenting about Cubans supporting the president, according to Project Veritas. She began by noting that Trump used “the communism, socialism rhetoric as part of his hook for the Cubans in Miami” and said the Biden team “has not done enough to counter that.” “The only reason they are supporting Trump is because...
    MIAMI — The politics of Miami’s Cuban American population, at times, have as many shades as the coffee with milk they order at the city’s many coffee windows. But the victory of Joe Biden has turned the group more solidly red, experts and voters say. “It's terrible what happened,” said Cuban American Eva Vega, 51, in a Spanish-language interview with the Washington Examiner outside a La Carreta coffee window on a recent muggy Miami morning. “I don’t like the socialist ideas of Biden and Kamala,” Vega said about Biden, the president-elect and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “I don’t have confidence for here, for us, for the economy, for work. It’s terrible,” Vega said in reference to Biden, the former two-term vice president and 36-year Delaware senator. Vega is part of the post-Mariel wave of Cubans who immigrated to the United States after 1980 and have shown, in recent elections,...
    Welcome to 305 Miami Deportes, the Telemundo 51 podcast hosted by journalist Carlos Maxwell. For the Pure Baseball special that we do on Telemundo 51, we spoke with former Cuban pitcher José Contreras, who won the 2005 World Series with the Chicago White Sox. We also spoke to a fellow countryman, pitcher Yoan Lopez, who in 2021 will be entering his fourth season in the Major Leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks. FIND HERE THE PREVIOUS EPISODES OF 305 MIAMI SPORTS
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – For years Cuban Americans were able to send money to relatives on the island via Western Union. Those cash transfers had to be coordinated in Cuba by a government agency called Fincimex. On Monday, the Western Union offices in Cuba were closed. It was all part of a Trump administration crackdown on Cuban businesses controlled by the Cuban military. So, how are Cuban Americans going to get money to their loved ones on the island? A total of $3.5 billion in remittances reach the island annually, many Cubans rely on that cash to pay for food and services, as well as, to finance local private business. More from CBSMiami.com COVID In Miami-Dade: Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Says Rise In Cases Could ‘Risk Setting Our Economy Backwards’ ME Releases Findings In Deaths Of Two People Found In Southwest Miami Dade Rental Home Miami Police Officer Shot,...
    By ANDREA RODRÍGUEZ and DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press HAVANA (AP) — Western Union closed its 407 locations across Cuba on Monday, a sanctions-driven move that will leave thousands bereft of remittances on an island that depends heavily on them — or force them to use less reliable ways to bring in money. The closure of offices that have operated for more than 20 years in Cuba resulted from a barrage of sanctions that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump imposed while courting conservative Cuban-American voters in Florida ahead of the Nov. 3 election. “The problem is not the closure of Western Union, but that Western Union is practically the only U.S.-to-Cuba provider of remittance payments,” said Manuel Orozco, director of the Center for Migration and Economic Stabilization at Creative Associates International, a development-oriented advisory firm in Washington, D.C. “The impact will be felt.” While Cuba doesn't publish figures on...
    HAVANA – Western Union closed its 407 locations across Cuba on Monday, a sanctions-driven move that will leave thousands bereft of remittances on an island that depends heavily on them — or force them to use less reliable ways to bring in money. The closure of offices that have operated for more than 20 years in Cuba resulted from a barrage of sanctions that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump imposed while courting conservative Cuban-American voters in Florida ahead of the Nov. 3 election. “The problem is not the closure of Western Union, but that Western Union is practically the only U.S.-to-Cuba provider of remittance payments,” said Manuel Orozco, director of the Center for Migration and Economic Stabilization at Creative Associates International, a development-oriented advisory firm in Washington, D.C. “The impact will be felt.” While Cuba doesn't publish figures on remittances, economists estimate it receives billions of dollars a...
    Lisa Garcia Bedolla November 12, 2020 12:26PM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. Pundits are expressing surprise that so many Latinos voted for Donald Trump. But pollsters who specialize in the Latino vote knew for months before the election that Latino support for Biden was soft, with many Latinos — especially in Florida — undecided. In Florida 57% of Latinos ultimately supported Biden, compared to roughly 70% nationwide. : These numbers are reliable because they come from exit polls designed to capture Latino political preferences. National exit polls have been mostly wrong about Latino voting patterns since they first began including Latinos in the 1980s. The 60.6 million Americans lumped together under the umbrella term "Latino" are a racially, ethnically and geographically diverse group, as my research on Latino identity shows. And they have equally diverse political opinions. Florida: Not just Cubans : Latino-focused tracking polls from Equis...
    First otter trapping season opens in South Dakota Heres where the jobs are — in one chart Opinions | The Cuban revolution explains why younger Cuban Americans supported Trump As the country awaits the final results of the presidential election, some are surprised by President Trump’s decisive showing in Miami-Dade County, where his appeals to Cuban Americans appeared to pay off. On the one hand, the result is unsurprising: Cubans have consistently supported Republicans for decades, and the Cuban exiles who emigrated in the years following Fidel Castro’s rise to power in 1959 have tended to vote conservative. Yet, more recent migrants were thought to lean more Democratic. The Obama administration dramatically broadened relations with Cuba, something that older, hard-line Cubans who fiercely oppose the Castro government were wary about but younger, more liberal family members were more likely to support. © Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP/Getty Images Supporters...
    The official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, Granma, published a column Wednesday accusing Cuban-Americans of supporting the “genocide” of their family on the island and expressing disgust at Florida voters for their embrace of “democracy” and “individual freedom.” The article went on to conclude, similar to propaganda in government websites run by fellow rogue states China and Iran, that President Donald Trump and his rival Joe Biden were not ideologically distinct, as they both support the continued existence of the United States. Granma also featured a column from October on its front page Thursday that dismissed the American electoral system as a “circus” marred by “lies, lowliness, deceit, [and] cheating.” Cuba is a communist one-party state with no legitimate enfranchisement of its people. The Castro regime maintains a rubber-stamp legislature for which citizens can vote, but the Party has final approval of any name on the ballot and few, if...
    By Adriana Gomez Licon | Associated Press MIAMI — On the spur of the moment, a singer in a Cuban salsa band had an idea for a lyric to please fellow Trump supporters at a Miami birthday party. Tirso Luis Paez flicked his hand so his band mates would let him take over during a crowd favorite, “Cuba is Me,” and instead of singing the usual chorus, he belted out: “Yo voy a votar, por Donald Trump!” The seemingly spontaneous moment with Los 3 de la Habana was live-streamed and soon viewed by tens of thousands. The Trump campaign quickly featured it in a national ad projecting Miami Cuban enthusiasm for the Republican leader to Latino markets across the country. An English language version, “Oh my God I will vote, I will vote for Donald Trump,” spread online as well. Florida’s Cuban American voters remain a bright spot...
    MIAMI (AP) — On the spur of the moment, a singer in a Cuban salsa band had an idea for a lyric to please fellow Trump supporters at a Miami birthday party. Tirso Luis Paez flicked his hand so his band mates would let him take over during a crowd favorite, “Cuba is Me,” and instead of singing the usual chorus, he belted out: “Yo voy a votar, por Donald Trump!” The seemingly spontaneous moment with Los 3 de la Habana was live-streamed and soon viewed by tens of thousands. The Trump campaign quickly featured it in a national ad projecting Miami Cuban enthusiasm for the Republican leader to Latino markets across the country. An English language version, “Oh my God I will vote, I will vote for Donald Trump,” spread online as well. Florida’s Cuban American voters remain a bright spot in Trump’s effort to retain his winning coalition...
    By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, The Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — On the spur of the moment, a singer in a Cuban salsa band had an idea for a lyric to please fellow Trump supporters at a Miami birthday party. Tirso Luis Paez flicked his hand so his band mates would let him take over during a crowd favorite, “Cuba is Me,” and instead of singing the usual chorus, he belted out: “Yo voy a votar, por Donald Trump!” The seemingly spontaneous moment with Los 3 de la Habana was live-streamed and soon viewed by tens of thousands. The Trump campaign quickly featured it in a national ad projecting Miami Cuban enthusiasm for the Republican leader to Latino markets across the country. An English language version, “Oh my God I will vote, I will vote for Donald Trump,” spread online as well. Florida's Cuban American voters remain a bright spot in...
    Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) speaks during a news conference on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC.Alex Edelman | Getty Images Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., was swept into Congress two years ago in a "blue wave" of Democratic victories that featured many stories like her own — a female immigrant of color knocking down a Republican incumbent. Now Mucarsel-Powell, who holds Democrats' most vulnerable House seat in Florida, is facing a test of her staying power. She is being challenged by the term-limited mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Gimenez, an immigrant from Cuba who is backed by President Donald Trump. Mucarsel-Powell's effort to hold onto Florida's 26th congressional district is a key element in Democrats' efforts to retain the majority they obtained in the House of Representatives last cycle. The district will also feature prominently in Trump's attempt to defeat Joe Biden with a strategy that is heavily reliant on support...
    HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Not so long ago the tables at Woow!!! restaurant in Havana were filled with tourists ordering mojitos and plates of grilled octopus. But as President Donald Trump rolled back Obama-era measures opening Cuba relations, the restaurant grew increasingly empty. Now entrepreneurs like Orlando Alain Rodríguez are keeping a close eye on the upcoming U.S. presidential election in hope that a win by Democratic challenger Joe Biden might lead to a renewal of a relationship cut short. “The Trump era has been like a virus to tourism in Cuba,” said Rodríguez, the owner of Woow!!! and another restaurant feeling the pinch. Few countries in Latin America have seen as dramatic a change in U.S. relations during the Trump administration or have as much at stake in who wins the election. Former President Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations, loosened restrictions on travel and remittances and became the first...
    HAVANA (AP) — More than 400 Western Union offices that Cubans heavily rely on for remittances sent by family abroad are in danger of closing amid a growing number of sanctions the U.S. government has placed on the island. Cuba’s government said all 407 offices could close by late November, a move that would potentially affect millions of people who depend on money sent by relatives for daily expenses if no alternatives are found. “I invite the president to live here in Cuba for one day without the family remittances we receive from Western Union, just for one day,” homemaker Karina Hidalgo said in reference to U.S. President Donald Trump as she waited in line with her daughter Wednesday to pick up the $70 her husband in Miami sends monthly. The potential closures stem from a recent U.S. sanction that prohibits Cuban government agency Fincimex from handling such financial transactions....
    Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpDonald Trump Jr. urges hunters to vote for his father Trump campaign launches 'Operation MAGA' while president recovers from COVID-19 'Tiger King' star Joe Exotic requests pardon from Trump: 'Be my hero please' MORE and UFC star Jorge Masvidal will take a campaign bus across South Florida as part of a “Fighters Against Socialism” tour aimed at turning out Hispanics in Florida for President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the vice presidential debate Harris accuses Trump of promoting voter suppression Pence targets Biden over ISIS hostages, brings family of executed aid worker to debate MORE. The tour, which kicks off Sunday at the Tampa Convention Center, will also make stops in Orlando and Coconut Creek, and ends in Miami, where they’ll be joined by Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioDemocrats look past Election Day in Barrett fight  Rubio calls for 'frequent, detailed & transparent updates' from White...
    Otaola standing in front on the Donald Trump cutout in his studio last month.Noah Lanard/Mother Jones For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.The lobby of the Four Ambassadors condo building in Miami wouldn’t look out of place in a Trump property. There are marble floors, fountains, chandeliers, and views of an outdoor pool facing the water. Over the years, the complex has hosted Martin Luther King Jr., the White House press corps, and Nicaraguan contras and their CIA handlers. These days, the action takes place behind what could easily be mistaken for a closet door off the lobby. On the other side of that door is a tiny studio, a sizable portion of which is consumed by a life-size cardboard cutout of President Trump. There are Latinos for Trump placards strewn about, and a blown-up image of the president...
    Delonte West is finally getting help. The 37-year-old former NBA veteran, who has publicly battled bipolar disorder, substance abuse issues and homelessness, has entered a rehab facility in Florida, with the help of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, according to multiple reports. Having seen multiple heartbreaking videos on social media showing West’s struggles, Cuban contacted West’s mother, Delphina Addison, and offered his help, according to The Athletic . Cuban then picked up the former Mavericks guard at a Dallas gas station on Monday, and waited with West until Addison arrived at a nearby hotel. The “Shark Tank” star will pay for West’s rehab stay. West, whose eight-year NBA career ended with a 44-game stint with the Mavericks in 2011-12, had recently been pictured holding a sign on a Dallas street, asking for assistance. Earlier in the year, West was captured on tape handcuffed and shirtless, following a physical...
    Just weeks after a district judge forced the US government to restart processing the visa lottery, hundreds of Cubans who won the so-called hype say they still won’t be able to complete it due to the way it is being handled. out the process. For Katia Elena Casanova Delgado and her husband Leonardo Rifa Montane, winning the visa lottery was a dream come true. “It is an incredible joy,” says Leonardo. But the restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump during the pandemic prevented them from completing the immigration process and together with hundreds of other winners of this visa, they filed a lawsuit against the government and won. “So now, due to this court mandate, all embassies or consular centers, in this case, the United States, have to finish processing those visas,” explains immigration attorney Noelia Ramos. But dozens of Cuban families say...
    Reds activate Nick Senzel, transfer Tyler Thornburg to 45-day IL 10 Chilling Crimes Involving Ouija Boards Mark Cubans top 5 pieces of financial advice Before Mark Cuban became a billionaire, he spent his 20s struggling to make ends meet – Cuban frequently came home to his lights turned off, he had his credit cards cut and he worked a number of odd jobs to stay afloat. © Provided by CNBC Mark Cuban It wasn't until Cuban sold his start-up, MicroSolutions, for $6 million in 1990 that he finally felt financially secure, he told Men's Health in an interview published Sept. 1. Load Error But through the rough times, Cuban learned a few money lessons, and as a result, he has five key pieces of financial advice he shares. "The secret to financial wellness is a couple things," Cuban told Men's Health. Try not to accumulate credit card debtCuban has long advised...
    The group “Cubans for Trump” every Sunday goes out in a caravan to support the president for the elections next November. They predict that for Republicans it will be an easy victory in this coveted battlefield that is Florida. However, a new NBC poll indicates that the margin between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is very small – both have the support of 48 percent of voters. The NBC poll indicates that Biden leads among black and independent voters, while President Trump leads among Hispanics. And within that group, he is the favorite among Latinos of Cuban descent. Meanwhile, this weekend, former Democratic presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he will spend $ 100 million right in Florida to help Joe Biden win the state. For her part, Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris assures that they have the best plan...
    The Coast Guard’s Key West sector guards intercepted a 6-foot rustic vessel with five Cubans on board traveling 30 miles south of Marathon on the Florida coast. The Coast Guard reported that the crew of the Raymond Evans, which carried out the operation, was able to safely board the five adult Cuban immigrants and transferred them to the coast guard crew of William Trump, who ultimately repatriated the five migrants to Cuba. “These illegal vessels attempting to immigrate to the United States are extremely dangerous, especially during hurricane season when weather and sea conditions can change dramatically and rapidly in minutes, putting migrants in danger of being lost at sea,” said Lt. Kelsey Freeman, commanding the Raymond Evans. “The priority of the Coast Guard and our partner agencies is the safety of life at sea and these trips in poorly equipped vessels are...
    There is a document called DS 260 that is universal for people who are going to enter the United States. Cubans must fill it out regardless of the limitations imposed by this time of pandemic to leave the island. More than 1,300 Cubans who were winners of the visa lottery for the year 2020 and who saw their dream of reaching the US frustrated, due to the executive order of President Trump that suspended this type of legal immigration, can now reactivate their processes. “They have to do it before September 30. They have to present their name and the exact information as they put it when they submitted the application for the lottery.”, Explains immigration lawyer Mayra Joly But even with the documentation in order, Cubans now have another impediment. The regime prevents them from leaving the country due to border closures....
    Ludmila VinogradoffCaracas Updated: 09/01/2020 02: 02h Save There are Cubans even in the soup in Venezuela and their unmistakable Caribbean accent is already heard even in the high and low leaders of the Nicolás Maduro regime. Its presence is measured in figures: some 220,000 Cubans have been sent to the country throughout these 21 years of Chavismo, denounces Julio Borges, Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Relations of the interim government. When the then president Hugo Chavez announced that Venezuela was “going towards the sea of ​​happiness in Cuba”, no one believed it possible, but when Fidel Castro established a bridge between Caracas and Havana and the Barinese commander announced that “the two countries were one nation” then the Venezuelans were they realized that they were serious. The National Assembly led by interim president Juan Guaidó has carried out several investigations into the internal and external...
    At least 1,235 Cubans were winners in the most recent draw of the United States Visa Lottery, so that very soon they will be able to start their procedures to emigrate, as announced by the State Department. Cuba ranked third among the Latin American and Caribbean nations with the highest number of winners in the draw, behind Venezuela (1,872) and Peru (1,559). The participation of Cubans in previous draws tends to be around 100,000 applications per year, with a record of 362,368 registered in 2016. The largest influx of Cuban applicants occurred in 1999, with more than 800,000 registered entries. Starting next October 1, the lucky ones who were selected will begin to receive notifications to start a process that will determine their eligibility to enter the United States in 2021. However, the setbacks due to the pandemic will determine the speed of the procedures in each country and...
    By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Twenty-nine Cubans recently returned from Venezuela have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last eight days, according to government data, raising questions about health conditions in the South American country under tough U.S. sanctions. There is no open travel in Cuba due to the pandemic, so most returnees would likely be from the 20,000 health personnel stationed in Venezuela. At least two of the cases were reported in provincial media as health workers. All the cases were listed by the health ministry in daily reports covering July 26 through August 3, which provided little detail. "Fifty-six-year-old Cuban citizen. Resident of San Luis municipality, Pinar del Rio province. Traveler arriving from Venezuela," reads one of five case reports published on Monday. The Sancti Spiritus provincial paper Escambray reported "the new case is a public health collaborator, from Venezuela who resides in Venegas, Yaguajay," referring to...
    On Sunday, over 100 members of Louisville’s Cuban community gathered at a  a restaurant to support the owner, who emigrated from Cuba, after he had reacted to a letter from Black Lives Matter activists with a series of demands by calling the letter “mafia tactics.” Fernando Martinez, the owner of La Bodeguita de Mima, who risked his life by emigrating to the United States on a raft when he was 18 years old, stated, “La Bodeguita is open to everybody. If you’re gay, this is your home. If you’re Black, this is your home. If you’re white, this is your home. If you’re human, this is your home … How can I be called a bigot and a racist when my family is Black? When my son is gay? I’m the proud father of a gay son, and I’m gonna fight for him against anybody.” “During a speech that was interrupted...
    Rep. Karen Bass, a possible top-tier contender to be Joe Biden's running mate has clarified remarks she made in 2010 where she was heard praising the Church of Scientology. On Friday, video emerged of an event from 2010 at which the California Democrat spoke at a ceremony for a renovated Scientology church in Los Angeles. During her remarks, while calling for humans to treat one another with respect and fight oppression, she also spoke highly of the Church's controversial founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Rep. Karen Bass, 66, is having to explain her past comments where she was seen praising the Church of Scientology and Fidel Castro She is pictured here at a Scientology event in 2010 The organization has been accused of acting like a cult and has faced a number of allegations from former members of abuse, human trafficking and intimidation. The 2010 event is pictured ...
    “And you Antonio, are you no longer in danger? I promise Antonio, no one will ever know a single word of me. “ When Susana Pérez played Charito in the 80s. Cubans were paralyzed “We sacrificed a lot to be free and respected and now the left has mounted an act of repudiation of goya, the brand that we love just because goya is working with President Trump” Now the Cuban actress puts her voice in a new campaign video for the reelection of President Trump in the November elections. “They were the ones who approached me and really and I am happy that it was so,” says Susana Pérez. The well-known actress who recently also participated in the popular play “Amparo” in Miami, says that she does not personally know President Trump. “For some time now, although I am not involved in the politics of...
    Cuba’s state news agency advertised the creation of groceries exclusively for people who donate blood to the regime, the Cuban-American site Babalú Blog reported Monday. The announcement of blood-donor-only stores in eastern Santiago de Cuba occurred just days before the island nation debuted stores selling products only in foreign currency, with prices in U.S. dollars. Unlike most of the grocery stores on the island, consumers at these stores do not have to adhere to communist rations and can buy all that they can afford — the catch being that most Cubans do not have access to foreign currency, much less enough of it to pay the exorbitant prices at the new stores. The Castro regime’s gross mismanagement of the nation’s agriculture for the past 60 years, beginning with the seizure of private estates from experienced farmers and handing of them over to Fidel Castro’s socialist cronies, has left most residents destitute...
    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba for the first time in 130 days on Sunday said there were no new domestic cases of COVID-19 as most of the country moved into the final phase of resuming normal activities with masks and social distancing. Francisco Duran, head of epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health, and who has updated the country daily on the pandemic, took off his mask during the national broadcast for only the second time deliver the good news. Duran, on Saturday did the same, reporting just a single domestic case in Havana. Only a handful of COVID-19 cases were reported in Cuba over the last week, all in Havana. Most of the Caribbean island, home to 11.2 million inhabitants, has been free of the disease for more than a month. “I always tell you to stay safe at home, but I know many will go to the beach today,”...
    Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, a Cuban biologist and human rights activist, failed to complete a 90-second statement before the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday after member states Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, and China interrupted him for nearly 13 minutes. Urquiola, imprisoned in 2018 for “disrespect” to the regime after publishing academic evidence of the extensive environmental damage the communist regime has caused the tropical island, earned his speaking spot at the Human Rights Council by spending nearly a week on hunger strike before the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. When given the floor, however, the Human Rights Council allowed rogue states to repeatedly interrupt him, first by banging on their tables and, when given the floor despite the clearly unconstructive nature of their attempts to intervene, attempting to silence Urquiola through parliamentary procedure, proclaiming his words – a condemnation of human trafficking – not germane to the activities of the Human...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Protesters with opposing viewpoints met face-to-face in Miami Lakes on Sunday. On one side there were protesters with Black Lives Matter signs. They were there with similar messages seen since the death of George Floyd. “They don’t support Black Lives Matter,” one BLM protester said. “That’s why we have to keep on showing them that we are here and we are not going anywhere until we get equality for everybody.” The protester didn’t want to give CBS4 her name, but said her cousin organized this protest. About an hour after it started, a caravan organized by the group “Cubans for Trump” arrived to support the president and had signs that said “Blue Lives Matter.” Miami-Dade police officers were on hand to keep the peace between both sides. Download The New CBS4 News App Here This wasn’t the only protest this weekend. On Saturday, protesters...
    HAVANA (AP) — A week and a half ago, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a strongly worded announcement that the Trump administration was prohibiting business with Fincimex, a Cuban state corporation that works with foreign credit card and money transfer businesses, among others. Many ordinary Cubans panicked. Fincimex handles hundreds of millions of dollars in remittances sent to Cuba through Western Union by families in Cuban-American communities in South Florida and around the nation. Would a ban on business with the military-run company mean an end to the remittances that so many Cuban families need to put food on the table? The State and Treasury departments wouldn’t say. Meanwhile, thousands of families rushed to send money before the ban went into effect on Friday. What happened next offers a small window into the chaos behind the administration’s execution of one of its top foreign policy...
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