Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will use an appearance Friday in South Florida to call for lifting the United States’ decades-old embargo against Cuba, according to a release from her campaign.
U.S. officials say the diplomatic thaw with Cuba has led to a new collaboration with the island’s scientists to study the ghost orchid—one of the world’s rarest flowers.
The U.S. government is set to evaluate whether President Barack Obama will visit Cuba, amid changing relations between the two nations.
Business, government and civic leaders gathered on Watson Island Wednesday and some of the talk was of Cuba. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez focused not so much on newly raised flags in Washington – as he did our beaches. They have eroded terribly, and Gimenez is pushng a $40 million sand re-nourishment plan to keep Cuba’s luscious beaches from eroding our tourist base.
A new chapter has begun in the history books as the U.S. and Cuba restore diplomatic relations. At the stroke of midnight on Monday, the American special interest office in Havana and the Cuban special interest office in Washington D.C. became embassies.
At the stroke of midnight, full diplomatic relations were restored between the United States and Cuba. The new era began with little fanfare, the diplomatic missions of each country were upgraded from interests sections to embassies.
In Washington, D.C. the Cuban interests section that handled consular affairs and other diplomatic matters in the absence of an embassy will once again become the Cuban embassy.
Monday marks a major step in the effort to normalize relations with the Cuban government, and South Florida is reacting to the historic change.
With the United States and Cuba inching closer to fully restoring diplomatic ties, including re-opening embassies for the first time in 54 years, the future is murky for tens of thousands of Cuban immigrants who have been ordered by immigration authorities to leave the country.
Jim and the Congresswoman sit down for an extended one-on-one interview.