• coronavirus Apr 1

    Flights Between US and Cuba Being Suspended Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Flights between the United States and Cuba will be suspended amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, officials said. All flights to and from the island will be suspended beginning at midnight Wednesday, the U.S. Embassy in Cuba tweeted. “April 1. All U.S. citizens should immediately make arrangements to depart Cuba on remaining commercial flights. The last scheduled commercial flight departs...

  • earthquake Jan 28

    Miami Buildings Shake After Powerful Earthquake Between Cuba and Jamaica

    Buildings in Miami were evacuated after vibrations from a powerful earthquake that struck between Cuba and Jamaica Tuesday afternoon were felt throughout South Florida. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake was reported about 77 miles north-northwest of Lucea, Jamaica, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Miami-Dade Police reported receiving phone calls of buildings shaking, and chopper footage showed multiple buildings being evacuated,…

  • Cuba Jan 10

    US Bans Charter Flights to Cuban Cities Besides Havana

    The Trump administration is banning charter flights to Cuban cities besides Havana in a new tightening of U.S. restrictions on the island. In October, the administration banned commercial flights to cities outside the capital. The State Department said in a press release Friday that charter operators would have 60 days to wind down their flights to Santiago, Holguin and seven…

  • Cuba Dec 2, 2019

    Puerto Rico's Coffee Sector Is at Risk From Another Disaster — Droughts

    Hector Muñoz owns a coffee farm in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, and hurricanes aren’t the only natural disasters he’s worried about. “If a drought comes it could be catastrophic,” he said. He has reason to be concerned. Powerful El Niños are expected over the next decade and they typically bring drought conditions. Adding to the challenge is the possible impact...

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2019

    Schools Teach Refugee, Migrant Kids Skills to Succeed in US

    International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and American classroom customs they need to succeed. When the school year begins, the refugee and immigrant children often don’t know the rules. A kid might be fascinated with a light switch they...

  • Israel Nov 8, 2019

    UN Votes Overwhelmingly to Condemn US Embargo on Cuba

    The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. criticism of human rights violations there and criticizing the Trump administration’s increasingly tough enforcement measures. The vote in the 193-member world body was 187-3 with the U.S., Israel and Brazil voting “no,” and Colombia and Ukraine abstaining. Last year,...

  • attorney general Nov 7, 2019

    20 Years Later: Special Agent Behind Elian Gonzalez Controversy Tells His Story

    Almost 20 years later, the former federal agent behind the controversial Elian Gonzalez operation sat with NBC 6 to share behind-the-scenes details, his reflections and his opinion.

  • NBC NEWS Nov 4, 2019

    JetBlue Apologizes After Fort Lauderdale Airport Employee Dresses as Homeless Person

    JetBlue apologized after one of its employees at Fort-Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport dressed up as a homeless person from the Caribbean for Halloween.

  • United States Oct 26, 2019

    Trump Administration Banning US Flights to All Cuban Cities Except Havana

    Two people briefed on the matter say the Trump administration is banning U.S. flights to all Cuban cities but Havana in the latest move to roll back Obama-era easing of relations.

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    US Slaps New Sanctions on Cuba Over Human Rights, Support for Venezuela

    The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights record at home. The Department of Commerce said in a statement it is revoking existing licenses for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines and will deny future applications for aircraft leases. It will also expand the sanctions on...

  • Texas Oct 18, 2019

    Cuban Immigrant Kills Himself in ICE Jail in Louisiana: Officials

    A Cuban man who legally sought asylum died by apparent suicide while being detained at an immigration jail in Louisiana, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Congress Sep 30, 2019

    Explained: Abortion Rights in Mexico and Latin America

    Mexican women on Saturday marched for abortion rights, highlighting increased efforts across Latin America to lift some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. Efforts to legalize abortion have emerged in the region as some societies become more liberal and the Roman Catholic Church loses sway amid clerical sex abuse cases. Mexico City, along with Cuba and Uruguay, are the...

  • Department of State Sep 26, 2019

    American Asylum Pact With Honduras Seals ‘Northern Triangle'

    The Trump administration signed a deal Wednesday with a third Central American country that would effectively seal off the region, preventing asylum-seekers traveling through from entering the United States. The latest agreement, signed on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, paves the way to send asylum-seekers to Honduras, one of the world’s most violent countries, like its neighbors. A...

  • Donald Trump Sep 25, 2019

    Trump Administration to Triple Democracy Aid to Venezuela

    The Trump administration is more than tripling U.S. support for pro-democracy work in Venezuela and for the first time directly funding opposition leader Juan Guaidó as he attempts to set up a government to rival the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro. The $52 million in new aid was announced Tuesday by Mark Green, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for...

  • Associated Press Sep 18, 2019

    Migrants Say They Face Danger Before Court in Texas Tents

    Abel Oset was seized with panic. After an 11-country odyssey that began when he and his namesake son fled Cuba, and a brief moment on U.S. soil, he was crossing back into America. But he wasn’t sure he’d be able to stay. The two were going to plead their case in a court set up inside a tent in Laredo,...

  • food Sep 17, 2019

    Five Things To Know About Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage Month has been a big celebration in the U.S. for more than 40 years. Hispanics across the country celebrate this month with pride and joy, while commemorating the importance of diversity. Here are five things you should know, related to the Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Donald Trump Aug 27, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Mistold Tale of Obama and Iran

    President Donald Trump on Monday assailed the Obama administration for being hoodwinked by Iran, making his case with a frequently told and false story about the U.S. giving billions of dollars to Tehran. In an extended news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron and other remarks at the G-7 summit, Trump also asserted inaccurately that the U.S. has the cleanest...

  • Donald Trump Aug 25, 2019

    Young Americans Embrace Socialism, Even Among Miami Cubans

    Younger Americans are less threatened by socialism than older generations, who might associate it with Soviet or Chinese rule, according to a sociologist.

  • United States Aug 4, 2019

    US Water Polo Team: Balcony Accident United Us as a Group

    The U.S. water polo team says that a fatal nightclub collapse in South Korea that injured some of team members united them as a group and gave them new perspective to make the best out of life. Team members and other competitors from the world swimming championships were celebrating an unprecedented third straight world title for the U.S. women’s water...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2019

    900 Asylum Seekers Returned to Wait in Mexican Border City

    The United States government has sent about 900 mostly Central American and Cuban migrants back to this northern Mexico border city since expanding its controversial “remain in Mexico” program to the easternmost point on the shared border two weeks ago, Mexican authorities say. They are among nearly 3,000 people with pending U.S. immigration proceedings who have been sent back to...

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