It was a toast repeated yearly since the family arrived from Cuba in the 1960s. Gustavo Pérez Firmat’s family uttered the toast as a wish they anxiously waited to fulfill.
A co-founder of the Cuban opposition group Ladies in White, a group of wives and mothers that formed in 2003 after the arrests of 75 government opponents, is meeting with exiles in Miami.
Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, read his poem “One Today” at the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Former Miami resident Richard Blanco has had his voice heard at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration as he became the first Hispanic inaugural poet. He is also the first openly gay one to read a verse at the occasion and at the age of 44, he is also the youngest.
In roughly two weeks, Richard Blanco will read a poem before millions worldwide at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. When he does, he will be making history three times over: as the youngest poet, who is openly gay, and a Cuban-American.
United States Senator Marco Rubio is dismissing claims that he in any way embellished his family’s history when he claimed repeatedly that his parents were Cuban exiles.
Former presidential candidate George McGovern said Thursday that he will board a plane Friday bound for Cuba. McGovern, 88, will be visiting Fidel Castro for the first time in almost 17 years.
Fifty years ago this Sunday, a group of 1,400 Cuban exiles, trained by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, launched the Bay of Pigs invasion.