Baptized as Roman Catholics and educated by Jesuits, Fidel and Raul Castro turned against the Church by declaring Cuba an atheist state, chasing out priests and shutting down religious schools after seizing power in a 1959 revolution. 

In their old age, however, they have brought the Church in from the cold and are gracious and experienced hosts for regular papal visits.

When Pope Francis lands in Cuba on Sept. 19, he will be the third pontiff in a row to visit the Communist-run island...



Recent Articles

Date Title
9/27/15 Airlines expect high demand for new routes between U.S. and Cuba
Hugo Martin, L.A. Times
9/27/15 Different Cuba greeted Miami pilgrims
Franklyne Casale, The Miami Herald
9/26/15 Chamber of Commerce Starts Group to Boost Cuba Business Opportunities
AP
9/26/15 I choose to help rebuild my old Cuba
Mike Fernandez, The Miami Herald
9/25/15 SC Line adds shipping service from Port Everglades to Cuba
Bloomberg Business
9/24/15 New U.S.-Cuba relationship frequent theme during pope’s visit
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
9/24/15 Cuba's 35 New Wi-Fi Spots Leaves Young Generation Wanting For More
Guneet Bhatia, International Business Times
9/22/15 Cost and Benefits From a Possible Return of Cuba to the IMF and to the World Bank. Is it Worth Exploring? Files
From the Island, Cuba Study Group
9/21/15 Francis travels to Holguín, a Cuban city that has never seen a pope
Patricia Mezzei, The Miami Herald
9/21/15 US reportedly may abstain from UN vote condemning Cuba embargo
AP
9/21/15 Pope Lures Exiles Back to Cuba, Where a Lifetime Ago Is Yesterday
Lizzette Alvarez, The New York Times
9/21/15 For separated Cuban families, pope's message on ideology and reconciliation hits home
Christine Armario, AP
9/21/15 On Francis’ last, full day in Cuba, a message of change
Patricia Mazzei and Daniel Chang, The Miami Herald
9/19/15 What Cuba’s new wave of entrepreneurs need to know
Russell Walker and Kyle Bell, Fortune
9/19/15 Obama y Raúl Castro hablan en vísperas de la visita del papa Francisco
Silvia Ayuso, El Pais
9/19/15 Pope Francis arrives in Cuba; praises normalization with U.S.
The Miami Herald
9/18/15 Pope Francis is bringing a wish list to Cuba, but he may be disappointed
Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
9/18/15 CSG Praises Executive Action Expanding Support for the Cuban People
Cuba Study Group
9/18/15 Verizon is going to start offering cellphone roaming in Cuba
Reuters
9/18/15 U.S. Is Set to Allow More Business Activity in Cuba
Felicia Schwartz, The Wall Street Journal
9/18/15 Cuba announces new ambassador to US
BBC News
9/18/15 Pope Faces a Challenge in Opening Cuba to the Church
Jim Yardley, Azam Ahmed and Victorial Burnett, The New York Times
9/18/15 Cuban dissidents not expecting miracles from pope visit
AFP
9/17/15 Pope's visit to Cuba: Francis and Raul Castro – the odd couple
Nick Squires, The Telegraph
9/16/15 Obama urges U.S. businessmen to exert pressure for lifting Cuba embargo
EFE
9/16/15 What Happens When Cuba Devalues Its Peso?
Jose Gabilondo, The Huffington Post
9/16/15 Pope to discuss Cuba embargo on trip but not dwell on issue
Reuters
9/16/15 Black Cuba Declares, ‘Obama Brought Us Internet!’
Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesus, PH.D., The Root
9/16/15 Pope to use mostly Spanish in U.S., Fidel meeting likely in Cuba
Reuters
9/16/15 Cuba's Raul Castro To Address UN In New York
Reuters
9/16/15 Cuba seeks U.N. vote to end U.S. embargo; pope and Obama may help
Daniel Trotta, Reuters
9/15/15 As pope set to visit, Church has boosted social work in Cuba
AP
9/13/15 For Cuba’s Jews, a rekindling of faith on the island
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
9/11/15 Cuba pardons 3,522 prisoners ahead of Pope Francis visit
AFP
9/11/15 U.S. and Cuban delegations to meet in Havana
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
9/11/15 Cuba's government pardons 3,522 prisoners ahead of Pope Francis visit
AFP
9/11/15 For Pope Francis, an unfinished mission in Cuba
Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
9/10/15 Pope Said to Seek Meeting With Ailing Fidel Castro on Cuba Trip
John Follain, Bloomberg
9/10/15 EU-Cuba talks turn to delicate issues
AFP
9/10/15 More Cuban migrants heading to US shores: coast guard
AFP
9/8/15 Donald Trump says it’s ‘fine’ for U.S. to pursue closer Cuba ties
Patricia Mazzei, The Miami Herald
9/7/15 Current Record
9/3/15 A new-style Cuban cooperative hopes road to success is paved with spices
Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald
9/3/15 Cuba on course for best tourism year in a decade
English.news.cn
9/3/15 Cuban bank to offer business loans
News.com.au
9/2/15 After 24 years, a return to Cuba for a historic moment
Marifeli Perez-Stable, The Miami Herald
9/2/15 Now That Diplomats Can Freely Travel in Cuba, It's Time to Free the American People Too
James Williams, The Huffington Post
9/2/15 Teaching English in schools will be priority in Cuba amid closer ties with US
AFP