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Tropical Storm Ian strengthens as it heads to Cuba, Florida

Sep. 25, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities and residents in Florida were keeping a cautious eye on Tropical Storm Ian as it rumbled ominously through the Caribbean on Sunday, likely to become a major hurricane on its path toward the state. Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of...

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

Sep. 25, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba held a rare referendum Sunday on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as outlining the rights of children and grandparents. Cuba holds parliamentary elections...

Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control

Sep. 25, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Annette Taddeo walked to a podium overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay and described to her audience how she had fled terrorism as a teenager in Colombia and now feared for the safety of her 16-year-old daughter at an American public school. A blue and bright orange bus...

Florida emergency declared as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens

Sep. 25, 2022 05:11 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for all of Florida on Saturday as Tropical Storm Ian gained strength over the Caribbean and was forecast to become a major hurricane soon on a track toward the state. DeSantis had initially issued the...

Tropical Storm Ian forms in Caribbean, with forecasters saying it could hit Cuba and then South Florida next week

Sep. 23, 2022 23:04 PM EDT
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Ian forms in Caribbean, with forecasters saying it could hit Cuba and then South Florida next week.

US Embassy in Cuba to process full immigrant visas in 2023

Sep. 21, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday that the U.S. Embassy in Cuba will begin processing full immigrant visas in early 2023, making it easier for Cubans to reunite with family members in the United States. The embassy in Havana had last processed full immigrant...

Increase in Venezuelan migration is felt across US

Sep. 21, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — It cost Nerio two months and everything he had to get from Venezuela to the U.S., traveling mainly by foot and watching as exhausted fellow migrants were assaulted or left behind to die. Like an increasing number of Venezuelans, Nerio undertook a dangerous...

US officials: Border crossings soar among Venezuelans

Sep. 19, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of Venezuelans taken into custody at the U.S. border with Mexico soared in August, while fewer migrants from Mexico and some Central American countries were stopped, officials said Monday. Venezuelans surpassed Guatemalans and Hondurans to become the...

Cuba says US is acting immorally by keeping it on blacklist

Sep. 08, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cuba’s deputy foreign minister accused the Biden administration of acting immorally, illegitimately and unfairly by keeping Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, claiming it has been a victim of state-sponsored terrorism by the United States for more than 60...

Camilo Guevara, son of Cuba's rebel hero Che Guevara, dies

Aug. 30, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Camilo Guevara March, a son of revolutionary leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara and director of a center dedicated to studying him, has died, Cuban officials said Tuesday. He was 60. The official news agency Prensa Latina said he died during a visit to Caracas,...