Voting With Feet

Almost 23 years ago, heavily armed federal agents wearing body armor seized five-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami and returned him to his father, ultimately to be taken back to Cuba. The photo of the incident was a painful reminder of the fraught...

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A Good Start

Cuba welcomed the United States’ decision this week to resume full immigrant visa services at the US embassy in Havana, five years after Washington closed consular services in the capital due to a spate of unexplained health incidents, Al Jazeera reported. The embassy began processing immigrant...

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The Big Family

The Cuban parliament approved changes to its family law that would allow gay marriage, an amendment that has met resistance from the country’s religious community, Reuters reported. The Families Code would legalize same-sex marriage and civil unions, as well as allow gay couples to adopt children...

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Ties Still Bind

Cuba welcomed a decision by the United States this week to ease a series of longstanding restrictions on travel, family reunification and remittances, a move that US officials said aims to support “Cubans’ aspirations for freedom,” the Washington Times reported. On Monday, the Biden administration removed...

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Free Enterprise

Hundreds of Cuban private enterprises attended a weekend trade fair at Havana’s convention center, in what has been described as a major commercial milestone on the communist island, the Associated Press reported. More than 700 companies and cooperatives showed off a wide variety of products, such...

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