A former U.S. intelligence analyst who was convicted of spying for Cuba more than 20 years ago has been released from a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas.
A delegation of at least three U.S. lawmakers has visited Havana and met with Cuba’s government this week.
“It’s going to get a lot worse very quickly. So please hunker down,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
Hurricane Ian devastated Pinar del Río province, where much of the tobacco used to make Cuba’s iconic cigars is grown.
The hurricane has already wreaked havoc in Cuba, and is set to strengthen before it makes landfall on Florida’s west coast.
“Love is now the law,” Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel tweeted in response to the news.
Mabel Cuesta joins HuffPost Live to discuss what it is like to be queer in Cuba.
Authorities in Cuba suspended classes in Pinar del Rio province and said they will begin evacuations.
A dense black smoke cloud from the fire has spread about 62 miles west toward Havana.
Former President Donald Trump had increased sanctions against Cuba, including the cancellation of permits to send remittances.