Trump May Find Resistance in Hard-line Policy with Cuba

Trump May Find Resistance in Hard-line Policy with Cuba

President Obama’s use of executive authority to re-engage with Cuba means that same authority can be swiftly used by President-elect Trump to unravel the two years of detente between the two nations after Trump’s inauguration. But experts say Trump most likely will face tough resistance and challenges. “He could break diplomatic relations on his first … Read more

Crowds Gather at Revolution Square for a Final Homage to Fidel Castro

Crowds Gather at Revolution Square for a Final Homage to Fidel Castro

Cuba has prepared Fidel Castro’s final public appearance: a two-day memorial offering at Revolution Square in Havana. Beginning Wednesday, his ashes will be transported eastward across the country, in a three-day procession that follows in reverse the route taken by the young revolutionary and his rebel fighters as they advanced on Havana from the Sierra … Read more

Trump’s Cuba Rhetoric Sharpens Ahead of Castro Funeral

Trump’s Cuba Rhetoric Sharpens Ahead of Castro Funeral

President Barack Obama proudly hailed the opening of U.S. ties with Cuba after 50 years of hostility and reacted diplomatically to the death of former President Fidel Castro, expressing condolences to his family. President-elect Donald Trump has criticized Obama’s Cuba policies, and released a toughly worded statement calling Fidel Castro a brutal dictator. The differences … Read more

JetBlue Inaugurates Havana Flights from New York Today

JetBlue Inaugurates Havana Flights from New York Today

JetBlue launched service to Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV) from three of the airline’s focus cities, with the first flight taking off this morning shortly after 9 a.m. from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). JetBlue’s service to Havana from Orlando begins November 29 and service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood begins November 30. … Read more

Here’s a Sampling of the World’s Reaction to Fidel Castro’s Death

Here’s a Sampling of the World’s Reaction to Fidel Castro’s Death

News of the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro has inspired reflections and debate about an ironic and controversial revolutionary leader. Shortly after the Cuban government’s announcement of Castro’s Friday death, Cuban exiles in Miami, Florida, took to the streets in celebration. Some were draped in Cuban flags, other danced in the streets, some dazed … Read more