Cuba

Bare flag poles across the street from the US Embassy in Havana.  (Source: CBS4)

Signs Of Change In Havana Ahead Of Embassy Re-Opening

Signs of change in Havana as the U.S. prepares to re-open their embassy. CBS4 anchor Rick Folbaum is in the capital city for the official flag raising ceremony and noticed something significant right across the street from the building which houses the embassy.

08/14/2015

Grammy-winning jazz composer and pianist O'Farrill will be in Cuba on Friday, just in time to watch the American flag go up over the U.S. Ambassador's home.
(Source: CBS4)

Musician To Travel From Miami To Havana For Embassy Opening

The first track on the yet-to-be-released album “Cuba: The Conversation Continues” is called “The Triumphant Journey.” And the man behind the music will make a special journey of his own Friday to Cuba.

08/13/2015

Cuba (Source: CBS4)

Cuba Reopening Puts Into Question What Will Change

Cuba has been closed off for so long but little by little, it’s starting to open up.

08/13/2015

Many Cubans are getting their first taste of the web as the country sets up Wi-Fi hubs.
(Source: CBS4)

Internet Access Gives Cubans 1st Look At Outside World

What most Americans take for granted, Cubans are just now getting a taste of – the World Wide Web.

08/13/2015

U.S. Embassy In Havana (Source: CBS4)

Amid Opposition, Preps Continue For U.S. Embassy In Cuba

As preps are underway for the reopening of the Cuban embassy, there are mixed feelings about the American flag flying in the island nation.

08/13/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Poet Richard Blanco speaks at the podium at the U.S. Capitol building as Washington prepares for U.S. President Barack Obama's second inauguration on January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Both Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will be officially sworn in today with a public ceremony for the President taking place on January 21. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cuban-American Poet To Read Poem In Havana

Cuban-American poet, and South Florida native, Richard Blanco is going to participate in the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana Friday.

08/13/2015

(Source: AP)

CBS4 On The Ground For Historic Embassy Opening

With 48 hours to go before the American embassy officially open in Havana, CBS4’s Rick Folbaum arrived in the island nation.

08/12/2015

Just two days before Secretary of State John Kerry raises the American flag at the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, some Republican South Florida congressional leaders are calling the historic event an offensive, shameful spectacle. (Source: CBS4)

Local GOP Leaders Slam US Flag Raising In Havana

Just two days before Secretary of State John Kerry raises the American flag at the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, some Republican South Florida congressional leaders are calling the historic event an offensive, shameful spectacle.

08/12/2015

A Cuban gives the thumbs up from his balcony decorated with the US and Cuban flags  in Havana, on January 16, 2015.   (Photo credit YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cubans Ready To Welcome Influx Of American Visitors

Preparations are underway at the U.S. Embassy in Havana for Friday’s ceremonial raising of the American flag.

08/12/2015

(PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuban Dissidents Not Invited To Embassy Flag Raising

Dissidents in Cuba have not been invited to attend Friday’s historic flag-raising by Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.

08/12/2015

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