September 24, 2023


Despite support for Trump's Cuba policies, President's Job Approval Drops in Florida

A new Florida Atlantic University survey finds President Trump's job disapproval increasing 6 points in Florida since their March survey and now his overall job approval stands at 35% approve and 44% disapproval. Read more »
Published on 6/21/2017

Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans

Mixed reaction in Miami's Little Havana Read more »
Published on 1/13/2017

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx proposes U.S. airlines and cities for new scheduled service to Havana, Cuba

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today proposed to select eight U.S. airlines to begin scheduled flights between Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, Orlando, and Tampa and Havana as early as this fall. Read more »
Published on 7/7/2016

Cracks in the dam

Beyond Tallahassee, fissures are forming in Florida's once-monolithic support for the Cuban embargo. Read more »
Published on 5/4/2015

Is Florida's restrictive travel law about to unravel?

For nearly a decade, Florida has barred its universities and community colleges from spending any money to send students, faculty or researchers to Cuba. But that law may be about to unravel. Read more »
Published on 5/3/2015

'Isolation does not lead to success'

Third of a five-part series on the island nation. At the Aquario Nacional de Cuba, a 55-year-old aquarium in Havana, director Guillermo Garcia Montero laments time wasted due to isolation and politics. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2015

Cuba: China's western toehold

Second of a five-part series on the island nation. In the absence of American trade with Cuba, the Chinese have stepped into the void. China today is Cuba's largest creditor and its second-largest trading partner after Venezuela. Read more »
Published on 4/29/2015

Cuba: How much opportunity?

First of a five-part series. By world standards, the Hotel Manzana is not a huge project, but it's significant within Cuba, which is trying to evolve a new approach from within a single-party, socialist government that has for decades maintained a tight grip on the country's economy. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Politics and Cuba

Florida businesses and legislators appear to be headed on a collision course as a number of Florida companies are exploring options with Cuba while hard-liners in the Legislature move to create more obstacles. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Perspectives on changing relationship between Cuba and U.S.

Views on the value of easing relations and how much opportunity it creates -- or doesn't -- for U.S. businesses in Cuba. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Business interest in Cuba

Many industries and businesses are watching the evolution of U.S. policy toward Cuba closely. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Cuba's economic backbone

Cuba's economy is based on four mainstays: Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

The Cuba Factor: A first person account

Florida Trend reporter Jason Garcia traveled to Cuba in light of President Obama's decision to normalize relations with the island nation. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

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Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park
Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park

A Florida reptile park has taken in an alligator that lost its nose and upper jaw to a fight or boat propeller. Gatorland Orlando said over the weekend that the injured alligator came from a lake in nearby Sanford, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Orlando. “She had basically no chance of surviving in the wild with such a severe injury,” the park said in a social media post.

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