Fidel Castro

MISSION: Cuba

MISSION: Cuba

A little over 100 miles south of Key West, Florida, at the confluence of the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, sits the tiny island-nation of Cuba. The ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Mariel Boat Lifts and the Elian Gonzalez custody battle have paraded across our […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 30

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 30

COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS START BETWEEN ORLANDO AND HAVANA JetBlue on Tuesday launched the inaugural flight from Orlando International Airport to Cuba. It is the only direct commercial flight service, at the moment. Round trip flights will take place daily. The airline this week also is starting service to Cuba from Fort Lauderdale and New York’s John […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 29

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 29

FIRST FLIGHT IN HALF CENTURY LEAVES MIAMI BOUND FOR HAVANA Just three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the first regularly scheduled flight to Cuba’s capital in more than a half-century has left from Miami. Several airlines began routes to other Cuban cities earlier this year; Monday morning’s flight was the first of the […]