Cuba Crossroad - NBC 6 South Florida

Reestablishing connections with the island nation and its people

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 01:00 PM EDT

Diaz-Canel Nominated to Replace Raul Castro as Cuban Leader

Diaz-Canel Nominated to Replace Raul Castro as Cuban Leader

Castro, who led the country’s government since 2008 when his brother Fidel fell ill, will pass the baton to his handpicked successor.

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:29 AM EDT

Cuba to Start Transition From Raul Castro a Day Earlier

Cuba to Start Transition From Raul Castro a Day Earlier

Castro is expected to pass the presidency to 57-year-old Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 06:50 AM EDT

Raul Castro Leaving Cuba With New Freedoms, Deep Problems

Raul Castro Leaving Cuba With New Freedoms, Deep Problems

In 2008 Raul Castro took over a country where most people couldn't own computers or cellphones, leave without permission, run most types of private businesses or enter resort hotels. Castro set about re-engine...

Friday, Mar 2, 2018 at 04:36 PM EST

US Makes Cuba Staffing Cuts Permanent After 'Health Attacks'

US Makes Cuba Staffing Cuts Permanent After 'Health Attacks'

Citing mysterious "health attacks" in Havana, the United States said Friday it was making permanent its withdrawal of 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba as investigations continue. Last October, the State...

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018 at 02:25 PM EST

'Forever Cuban': Bacardi Launches Havana Club Rum Campaign

'Forever Cuban': Bacardi Launches Havana Club Rum Campaign

A new advertising campaign from Bacardi is declaring Havana Club rum "Forever Cuban," even though it's no longer made on the island.

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 06:05 PM EST

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Office Closes in Havana

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Office Closes in Havana

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office in the U.S. Embassy in Havana has “temporarily suspended field operations”, according to a statement released by the department.

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 01:04 PM EST

Raul Castro to Stay in Office Through April: Cuban Officials

Raul Castro to Stay in Office Through April: Cuban Officials

The Cuban government announced it has postponed the date of their presidential and new assembly election, originally scheduled for February 24th, to April 19th.

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:01 AM EST

Official: US to Tap Longtime Diplomat to Run Havana Embassy

Official: US to Tap Longtime Diplomat to Run Havana Embassy

The Trump administration intends to name a former U.S. ambassador to the Philippines and Bolivia to run its embassy in Cuba.

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 10:13 PM EST

US Tightens Travel Rules to Cuba, Blacklists Many Businesses

US Tightens Travel Rules to Cuba, Blacklists Many Businesses

Americans seeking to visit Cuba must navigate a complicated maze of travel, commerce and financial restrictions unveiled Wednesday by the Trump administration, part of a new policy to further isolate the...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 03:47 PM EDT

Sources: More Announcements to be Made About Cuban Embassy

Sources: More Announcements to be Made About Cuban Embassy

Just one day after the U.S. ordered 15 Cuban diplomats to leave the embassy in Washington, NBC 6 has learned more announcements may be made by Friday.

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