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Small flotilla leaves Miami to show support for Cuban people

MIAMI (AP) — A small group of Cuban Americans launched motorboats from Miami early Friday, planning to approach Cuba in a show of support for people experiencing hardships on the island. ...

Delia FIallo, mother of telenovelas, dies in Florida, age 96

MIAMI (AP) — Delia Fiallo, a native of Cuba who was considered the mother of Latin America's telenovelas and wrote dozens of the popular television soap operas, died Tuesday at her home in Coral Gable...

US to help Guatemala train its border protection force

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The United States agreed Monday to train members of a Guatemalan task force responsible for protecting the country’s borders and putting a brake on uncontrolled migration. ...

Venezuelans overjoyed by US temporary residency opportunity

MIAMI (AP) — Maria Ortiz left Venezuela almost four years ago when she realized her job opportunities were nonexistent. Freshly graduated from college with a degree in petroleum engineering, she board...

After surge and outcry, limbo for Central Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — Manuel Marcelino Tzaj spends every Thursday looking at the ceiling of the small Brooklyn room he shares with his daughter. He says that if he leaves the building on that day, the elect...

US deported Venezuelans through third country despite risks

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — The Trump administration stealthily deported an unknown number of Venezuelans through a third country, possibly violating U.S. laws and undermining U.S. warnings about the so...

Health organization urges Nicaragua to take action

MIAMI (AP) — The Pan-American Health Organization called on Nicaragua’s government Tuesday to urgently take steps to control the spread of the novel coronavirus in a country that so far has minimized ...

Immigrants, hard hit by economic fallout, adapt to new jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Ulises García went from being a waiter to working at a laundromat. Yelitza Esteva used to do manicures and now delivers groceries. Maribel Torres swapped cleaning homes for sewing mask...

Fleeing Maduro, Venezuelans find nightmare in Trump's jails

MIAMI (AP) — When Jose Ramon Zambrano and his pregnant wife crossed the Rio Grande to apply for asylum in the U.S., they were looking for a fresh start far away from a certain arrest in his native Ven...

Miami sees a return to Cold War cultural hard line on Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — Platinum-selling reggaeton act Gente de Zona were barred from a New Year’s Eve concert in a Miami park. The mayor of Miami declared another Cuban singer persona non grata and her concert ...

Judge: Actor awaiting road rage trial can't go to Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge ruled Wednesday that a Mexican actor won't be able to return to his native country while he awaits trial on a charge that he fatally punched a man during a road rage confr...

'Ugly Betty' co-creator Silvio Horta dies in Miami at 45

MIAMI (AP) — Award-winning producer Silvio Horta, who was acclaimed for creating the hit series “Ugly Betty” with actress Salma Hayek, has died. He was 45. The Miami-Dade County Med...

Trump administration ramps up deportations to Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — After seeking asylum in the United States at the Mexican border, Pablo Sanchez was placed in a detention center and is now facing what has become an increasingly common scenario under Pre...

Would-be Cuban immigrants left in limbo by consular closure

MIAMI (AP) — Mary Sardinas had prepared a room in her Miami house for the arrival of her son from Cuba. He'd sold his home and left his job thinking he'd soon be living in the United States. That was ...

Antonio Banderas grateful for a later-in-life Cannes award

MIAMI (AP) — Antonio Banderas waited 40 years to receive one of the most prestigious awards an actor can obtain: the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. And he says he prefers it that way. ...