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Ken Hall: US travelers can still bring good will to Cuba Posted Jun 26, 2017 at 5:17 PM When we went to Cuba this winter, we flew from Miami on American Airlines to join a group tour, see some performances, meet some Cubans, stay at two very nice hotels and eat at a variety of […] Continue reading
Cubans Feel Like Hostages to Both Castro and Trump / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 June 2017 — “Impotence.” This is the word that a performer in the Guiñol Theater (located in the basement of the FOCSA building in Havana’s Vedado district) uses when asked her opinion of the new Trump Doctrine regarding Cuba. On […] Continue reading
Being Rich Is Banned in Cuba / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 8 June 2017 — The die is cast. At the special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power held on May 31 and June 1 at the Palace of Conventions, delegates have, as expected, approved the economic plan for 2016 to 2021 and […] Continue reading
Havana: a city of colour and surprises The buildings in Cuba’s capital may be crumbling yet there is a great sense of civic pride Conor Horgan Cuba is full of surprises. On my first morning in a Havana casa particular (room in a private home), where all the hangers in my wardrobe were homemade, the […] Continue reading
‘Rotten paintwork and the smell of cheap aftershave’ await visitors to Havana’s new luxury hotel Claire Wrathall•The Telegraph June 5, 2017 Given the extent to which the US began last year to make it easier for its citizens to visit Cuba, it was only a matter of time before mainstream luxury brands turned their attention […] Continue reading
Mesa-Lago: ‘I cannot see the Government acquiring another strategic partner like the Soviet Union or Venezuela’ DDC | Madrid | 25 de Mayo de 2017 – 19:05 CEST. “What alternative does the economy of Cuba have if it is not the non-State sector? Unless there appears another subsidy-distributing savior, like the Soviet Union or Venezuela […] Continue reading
Cruises Could Be Big Winners in Cuba The once-taboo island lacks tourist infrastructure. Ship operators hope to change that. by Christopher Palmeri May 11, 2017, 10:00 PM GMT+2 After President Barack Obama eased restrictions on American citizens traveling to Cuba last year, airlines raced to start service from the U.S. to 10 cities across the […] Continue reading
Home Delivery Services, A Business That Captivates Cubans 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 25 April 2017 — The colorful vehicle takes off when the traffic light turns green, leaving the smell of freshly baked pizza in its wake. It is one of the visible signs that private businesses are succeeding in a country where ordering food […] Continue reading
Advertising On Wheels Arrives In Havana 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 14 April 2017 — The vehicle belonging to El Biky cooperative is adorned with the images of its products and the smiling faces of some of its employees. The food center, located at the corner of Infanta and San Lázaro, is looking to conquer new […] Continue reading
Lower On-Line Prices for Brazilian Meat While Cuban Government is Silent 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 24 March 2017 – Cuba has reacted very oddly to the scandal of adulterated meat from Brazil, the island’s main provider of beef products: silence on the part of the authorities, lower prices on some on-line shopping sites, and very […] Continue reading
The future of Cuba is capitalism By Nicolas Briscoe | 03/20/2017 7:42pm The greatest blessing of my life has been my Cuban heritage. The warmth, love and fun that accompany every aspect of Cuban family and culture are incomparable forces for good in my life. In my hometown of Miami, there is a neighborhood referred […] Continue reading
Cuban Customers: Collateral Damage In The Tourism Boom / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 16 February 2017 – In the photo the couple smiles with one glass of beer in hand, all they were able to obtain after waiting in a long line at a Varadero resort. Nine years after the government allowed […] Continue reading
Havana ’Paladares’, Between Glamor and Poverty / Iván García Ivan Garcia 25 January 2017 — In the poor and mostly black neighborhood of San Leopoldo, cradle of the picaresque, clandestine businesses and the sex trade in Havana, is found La Guarida, probably the best private restaurant in Cuba — which are known as “paladares.” The […] Continue reading
Cuba 2016: The Visit of Barack Obama and Death of Fidel Castro / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2017 — A spring rainstorm with light gusts of wind fell over metropolitan Havana on Sunday, March 20th, when at 4:30 PM Air Force One landed at the first terminal of the José Martí International Airport […] Continue reading
Why cash is crucial if you want to tour Cuba By John Crudele January 16, 2017 | 11:14pm Going to Cuba is like arriving at a friend’s New Year’s Eve party — a day early. Eventually, you sense, the place will be spiffed up, but at that particular moment the hosts don’t exactly have their […] Continue reading
How Airbnb piggybacked on a communist program to make Cuba its fastest growing market ever Tim Rogers VIÑALES, Cuba—As the strengthening sun burns off the mid-morning haze that hangs low over Viñales, the strange dome-like rock outcroppings that line the valley floor come into view for the tourists crowded on the hillside lookout above. While […] Continue reading
Tinder Turns La Rampa Into A Catwalk For Love / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 30 December 2016 — “You have to show yourself like a peacock, with all your colors,” Tito, 22, explains to a friend who just downloaded the Tinder application onto his phone. The social dating network is sweeping the […] Continue reading
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