Cuba

Advocates Press Hillary Clinton For Cuban Support At Rally

Jul 25, 2016

There were plenty of people handing out flyers at Saturday’s rally for Hillary Clinton at Florida International University (FIU).

 

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The thawing diplomatic relationship between the United States and Cuba is opening the door to expanded research opportunities including an ongoing study between Mote Marine Laboratory researchers and their Cuban colleagues to track the movement of sharks through satellite tagging.  Mote shark researchers traveled to Cuba last year to place the first satellite transmitter tags on sharks in Cuban waters.  

The political and economic benefits of U.S.-Cuba normalization are still a work in progress. But the environmental returns look evident. As part of that effort, officials from both countries gathered in the Florida Keys yesterday – and did a little coral reef snorkeling.

 A Florida bank is now offering credit cards that work in Cuba. Stonegate Bank, based in Pompano Beach, began accepting applications for the cards on Tuesday night.

Three of Cuba’s best dancers will make their U.S. debuts in the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami’s performance next Saturday. The dancers came to the U.S. for the chance to expand their repertoire beyond classical ballet, but they start next Saturday with Giselle, a classic romantic ballet they knew well in Cuba.

Mayrel Martinez and Masiel Alonso were soloists in the Cuban National Ballet before they defected last month during a Cuban National Ballet tour in Canada. They arrived in the U.S. on May 9th

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