For over a decade Stephen Purvis had been a pillar of Havana's expat community, one of many foreign businessmen investing in Cuba's crawl from Cold War communism towards modernity. But for reasons unknown to him he was also under State Security's microscope. One morning during the height of President Raúl Castro's purges in 2012, he was arrested and taken away into the absurd and brutal world of Cuban justice.
Brazilian filmmaker Alice de Andrade's 1993 documentary "Luna de miel" (Honeymoon) looked at young married couples in Cuba. Her new documentary "Veinte Años" (Twenty Years), presented on Thursday at the Miami International Film Festival, examines some of these people's lives more than two decades later.
The cruise ship Marina, with the Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., arrived Thursday at the port of Havana with 1,250 passengers on its first trip to Cuba.
The White House and a recession are threatening Raúl Castro’s last year. The veteran leader will be stepping aside in 2018, but uncertainty reigns in the current climate, reported El País.
Casi perdida en el tsunami de confusión y caos que es el modus operandi de eso que se conoce como la presidencia de Donald Trump, la cuestión de las relaciones con Cuba hizo una rara --y preocupante – aparición en la Casa Blanca la semana pasada
Almost lost in the tsunami of confusion and chaos that is Donald Trump’s so-called presidency’s modus operandi, the issue of relations with Cuba made a rare –and worrisome--appearance last week at the White House.
It happened during a kiss and make up dinner between the former reality show character turned President and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who forever will be known as “Little Marco” thanks to Trump’s apt description of the slippery Cuban-American politician in one of the 2016 presidential primaries debates.
The Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco), an opposition movement in Cuba founded in 2003 by wives of jailed dissidents, say that political repression is on the rise in Cuba.
El País interviewed Yunieski Marcos, the last Cuban immigrant to benefit from the "wet foot, dry foot" policy. The law was abolished by president Obama just days before stepping off.
The elimination of the "Wet foot, dry foot" policy is causing massive uncertainty, confusion and frustration.
Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas