Raul Castro

(Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Social Challenges Facing Cuba

While political and economic transformation underway around the world get studied and debated, less attention is given to the impact such changes are having on the people in those countries. Eliott sits down with the author of a new thought-provoking book which analyzes some of these human factors as they apply to Cuba and what impact it might have in the future.

CBS4–08/12/2014

Cuban former President Fidel Castro gives a speech, on September 03, 2010, at Havana's University. Castro talked to the students about the possibility of a nuclear war. (Source: Adalberto Roque/ Getty Images)

Fidel Castro Hands Power To Brother 8 Years Ago Today

On this day exactly eight years ago, Fidel Castro handed power of the communist island over to his brother Raul Castro.

07/31/2014

Cuban President Raul Castro (R) shakes hands with Pope Benedict XVI after mass at Revolution Square in Havana on March 28, 2012.  (Photo credit:  JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

Good Friday Now An Official Holiday In Cuba

Good Friday is once again an official national holiday in Cuba.

04/16/2014

National Association Of Sugar Mill Owners Of Cuba (Source: The Miami Herald)

Sugar Growers Assoc. Issues Statement On Fanjul Firestorm

A group of former Cuban sugar mill owners, who sought refuge in the U.S. after their lands and property were seized in the 1959 Cuban revolution, have entered fray after an interview earlier this month in which billionaire sugar baron Alfonso Fanjul spoke publicly for the first time about his thoughts on expanding his business into Cuba.

02/16/2014

Computer (Source: CBS)

Hackathon For Cuba Begins In Miami

The term hacking has a negative connotation, but a group of technology experts gathering in Miami will try to come up with ways to improve Internet access and information in Cuba.

CBS Miami–01/31/2014

HAVANA - Fmr. Cuban President Fidel Castro Welcomes Ban Ki Moon To the Island. (Source: Granma.cubaweb.cu/Alex Castro)

Fidel Castro Welcomes Multiple Foreign Leaders To Cuba

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has been welcoming several foreign dignitaries into the communist country over the past few days.

CBS Miami–01/29/2014

(Source: AP)

Among Cuban Exiles, An Old Toast Goes Silent

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.

12/29/2013

Marc Caputo & Sergio Bustos 
(Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Reporter Roundtable

Jim sits down with the Miami Herald’s Sergio Bustos and Marc Caputo to discuss the latest from Capitol Hill on the budget deal, updates on the Florida governor’s race, plus the state jobs picture according to Governor Rick Scott. The three also discuss the fallout following that controversial handshake between President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service

CBS4–12/17/2013

Cuban opposition blogger Yoani Sanchez talks during the inauguration of the Clic festival, on June 21, 2012 in Havana. (Photo credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/GettyImages)

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez To Speak At Freedom Tower Monday

Internationally acclaimed Cuban blogger will speak Monday at Miami-Dade College’s Freedom Tower.

03/31/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dies

Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro announced Tuesday that President Hugo Chavez passed away at the age of 58. He leaves behind a country he built through charisma and populist rhetoric along with an anti-American message.

CBS4–03/05/2013

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