Raul Castro

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

HAVANA - Cuban elected first Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel participates in the new National Assembly meeting to choose a Council of State, at the Conventions Palace in Havana on February 24, 2013.  (Photo by: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images)

Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuba’s Next President?

When Raul Castro accepted a five-year, and final term as Cuba’s president Sunday, he reached out to a young, obscure politician, appearing to select him as his heir-apparent.

CBS Miami–02/26/2013

Raul Castro

Raul Castro: This Is My Last Term As President

Cuban President Raul Castro has announced that this will be his last 5-year term as president.

02/24/2013

Raul Castro

Report: Raul Castro Talks Retirement

The island nation of Cuba may be without a Castro for the first time in decades soon after Cuban President Raul Castro unexpectedly mentioned in a speech Friday that he is old and has a right to retire.

CBS4–02/22/2013

Source: CBS4) Alan Phillip Gross

US Lawmakers Meet With Jailed American Alan Gross In Cuba

.S. lawmakers confirmed Wednesday they visited an American man being held in Cuba for alleged crimes against the state. Allen Gross was arrested by Cuban authorities in 2009. His detention and long sentence in Cuba has hampered efforts to improve ties between the countries. Lawmakers did not give any details on his condition or what was said.

CBS4–02/20/2013

Yoanie Sanchez (Source: CNN)

Cuba Blogger Allowed To Leave Island

A blogger who has been a harsh critic of the Castro regime in Cuba left the island on Sunday.

CBS4–02/17/2013

In photo from left to right: wife and daughter of Elias Jaua; Fidel in straw hat and short sleeve shirt; Antonio Martinez, director of Hotel Nacional; blond woman wife of Fidel, Dalia; finally Elias Jaua. (Source: CBS)

Fmr. Venezuelan VP Said He Met With Fidel Castro Saturday

For the first time since rumors surfaced last week that Fidel Castro’s health had taken a turn for the worse and he was near death, the former Cuban leader has appeared in public.

CBS4–10/21/2012

Fidel Castro file image.  (Source: AP)

Cuba Releases First Castro Letter Since July

In the wake of rumors about his failing health, the Cuban government-run newspaper Granma has published a letter by former leader Fidel Castro.

10/18/2012

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