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Biden Administration reverses Trump-era restrictions on Cuba and Venezuela (includes video story)

The Biden administration’s reversal of some sanctions on the Cuban regime have sparked controversy in the Cuban-American community. The U.S. State Department announced on Monday that the government will allow commercial flights to go beyond Havana, remove the cap on how much money can be sent to the island, encourage investments in Cuban private businesses, and reinstate the reunification parole program. “I’m very disappointed in the current administration lifting restrictions and then opening

Painted version of NFT sending a freedom message about Cuba sells for $250,000

Marshington, a multimedia work that depicted the faces of Jose Marti and George Washington by Cuban filmmaker and artist Asiel Babastro that was exhibited during Art Basel, has been sold for $250,000. Babastro is a Cuban exile who directed the video clip “Patria y Vida,” a song that became the anthem of freedom during the July 11 protests in Cuba. The painting was displayed at the 4th Annual Fashion Showcase & Latin American Art & Photography Exhibition in Wynwood, where the artist also launch

Miami Swim Week 2021 captivated audiences | South Florida Media Network

Miami is one of the best cities for tourists to experience cultural and exotic activities. This past weekend, some of the most recognized Miami Beach hotels hosted Miami Swim Week shows. The four-day SwimShow event promoted designer swimwear from local and national designers. From July 8 to 11 the SLS South Beach brand activations and programs also took place at various locations like Casa Faena, The Plymouth Hotel, Villa Contenta, Paraiso Tent, Soho Beach House, Axel Hotel, Hyde Beach and Isti

Miami Film Festival shows short films (includes video story)

As the Miami Short Film Festival’s 20th anniversary approaches, the South Florida community can enjoy short film outdoor programs every other month. This past Sunday night, cinephiles experienced a night of animation during the “Shorts Under the Stars” event at the Deering Estate in South Miami-Dade. One of the most popular films last night was “Lost Property” by the Finnish director Asa Lucander, which describes a way for diminishing memories to be refreshed. The Miami Short Film Festival’s u

Amateur photographer bares the struggles of modern-day Cuba

It’s been more than a month since thousands of Cubans first took to the streets with a single and clear message: We want freedom. The events of July 11 took place at a time when the country was facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since Fidel Castro’s troops won the revolution in 1959. The protests exploded as the island’s healthcare system collapsed, with hospitals facing medicine and essential goods shortages. Cubans were also dealing with the most considerable food scarcity since the 1990s