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05/22/2017 03:11 PM
Turismo, el pastel solo para unos pocos
Turismo, el pastel solo para unos pocos El sector debería ser inclusivo con los inversionistas cubanos Lunes, mayo 22, 2017 | Miriam Leiva LA HABANA, Cuba.- El turismo podría convertirse en la industria propulsora del despertar productivo y económico en Cuba. El pequeño archipiélago del mar Caribe, a 90 millas de Estados Unidos, posee una […]
05/20/2017 07:58 PM
Cuba: Forbidden Fruit
Cuba: Forbidden Fruit / Iván García Iván García, 11 May 2017 — Scarcely a block away from the majestic Grand Hotel Manzana Kempinski, whose inauguration is expected next June 2nd, next to the Payret cinema, a state-owned cafeteria sells an acidic and insipid hamburger with bread for the equivalent of 50 centavos. Workers in the […]
05/20/2017 07:11 PM
Unique Sandbar Coastal Ecosystem in Cuba Calls for Climate Solutions
Unique Sandbar Coastal Ecosystem in Cuba Calls for Climate Solutions By Ivet González BARACOA, Cuba, May 19 2017 (IPS) – A battered bridge connects the centre of Baracoa, Cuba´s oldest city, with a singular dark-sand sandbar, known as Tibaracón, that forms on one of the banks of the Macaguaní River where it flows into the […]
05/17/2017 08:08 PM
Compañías hoteleras de EEUU podrían estar pensando en desembarcar en Cuba
Compañías hoteleras de EEUU podrían estar pensando en desembarcar en Cuba 16 de mayo de 2017 – 17:05 La participación de compañías hoteleras estadounidenses en la conferencia anual de la Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment esta semana en La Habana es considerada por especialistas como una buena señal El régimen cubano y varios asesores […]
05/16/2017 10:02 PM
Compañías hoteleras de EEUU podrían estar alistándose para desembarcar en la Isla
Compañías hoteleras de EEUU podrían estar alistándose para desembarcar en la Isla AGENCIAS | La Habana | 16 de Mayo de 2017 – 21:54 CEST. El Gobierno y varios asesores de turismo estarían preparando el desembarco en la Isla de grandes compañías hoteleras. La conferencia anual de la Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment se […]
05/16/2017 07:15 PM
Major U.S. hotel groups sponsor tourism investment meeting in Havana
Major U.S. hotel groups sponsor tourism investment meeting in Havana Reuters May 16, 2017 By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – The annual Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences meeting opened in Havana this week and the list of sponsors read like the who’s who of the U.S. hotel industry. The head of the organization, […]
05/16/2017 07:07 PM
Royal Caribbean Commits to Cuba Through 2019
Royal Caribbean Commits to Cuba Through 2019 CRUISE LINE & CRUISE SHIP ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL JASON LEPPERT MAY 15, 2017 After the initial success of Empress of the Seas’ arrival in Cuba, Royal Caribbean International has announced its expansion of the ship’s calls to Havana as far out as 2019. “Since arriving in Cuba for […]
05/15/2017 05:26 PM
Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different
Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different MAY 15, 2017 BY MONIKA DONIMIRSKA COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cuba is experiencing a brain drain, though it’s not the kind that forecasters were predicting when the long-closed country began opening its borders. It’s internal brain drain, says Rebecca Bellinger, managing director of the University […]
05/14/2017 06:16 PM
Meliá Hotels International expands in Cuba
Meliá Hotels International expands in Cuba Meliá Hotels International is set to extend its presence in the centre of Cuba with the addition of 8 hotels, while also assisting in promoting multi-destination vacations. The company is now committed to enhancing quality and service in the new hotels through their renovation and adaptation to its brand […]
05/14/2017 05:21 PM
Royal Caribbean will be sailing year-round to Cuba in 2018
Royal Caribbean will be sailing year-round to Cuba in 2018 BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com With demand to see Cuba still hot, Royal Caribbean International is extending its commitment to sail to the island through 2019. The Miami-based cruise line announced Wednesday that it is initiating a year-long Cuba program that includes 58 four- and five-night […]
05/12/2017 06:04 PM
Cruises Could Be Big Winners in Cuba
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 […]
05/11/2017 05:33 PM
Family refused Cuba vacation refund after unexpected pregnancy
Family refused Cuba vacation refund after unexpected pregnancy Sunwing refuses cancellation request A family fearing the Zika virus will affect their unborn child can’t get a refund on a flight to Cuba. Kamil Karamali has details. Jackie Dunham, CTVNews.ca @JaclynLDunham Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:03AM EDT What began as a dream vacation for one […]
05/11/2017 05:14 PM
US Travel Companies Need a Long-Term Perspective to Capitalize on Cuba
US Travel Companies Need a Long-Term Perspective to Capitalize on Cuba The FINANCIAL — Two years after travel restrictions between the US and Cuba started to ease, interest in the island remains strong and growing among US travelers. According to a recent article by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), more than 2 million US citizens […]
05/11/2017 05:05 PM
Cuba travel is still hot for Americans, new study says
Cuba travel is still hot for Americans, new study says BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Despite some U.S. airlines’ decisions to scale back service to Cuba or abandon their Cuba routes, Americans’ interest in visiting the island is still strong and there’s plenty of potential for growth, according to a new travel study. An analysis by […]
05/10/2017 07:12 PM
New luxury mall in socialist Cuba pits state consumerism against the poor
New luxury mall in socialist Cuba pits state consumerism against the poor Military’s business arm has transformed Manzana de Gomez mall into an opulent spectacle that both fascinates and alienates Cubans: ‘I can’t buy anything Associated Press in Havana Tuesday 9 May 2017 16.16 BST Last modified on Tuesday 9 May 2017 18.09 BST The […]
05/10/2017 07:06 PM
Cuba Is ‘Huge Opportunity’ for U.S. Travel Companies, BCG Says
Cuba Is ‘Huge Opportunity’ for U.S. Travel Companies, BCG Says | May 10, 2017, at 12:18 a.m. HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba represents a “huge” but challenging opportunity for U.S. cruise, airline and hotel companies as American visitors to the Caribbean island could increase as much as sevenfold by 2025, according to a report by the […]
05/09/2017 02:34 PM
With Lacoste, Mont Blanc, Socialist Cuba Has 1st Luxury Mall
With Lacoste, Mont Blanc, Socialist Cuba Has 1st Luxury Mall Cuba has its first luxury mall, thanks to the business arm of Cuba’s army transforming a century-old shopping arcade into a temple to conspicuous capitalism, in the heart of the capital of a nation founded on ideals of social equality. May 9, 2017, at 12:05 […]
05/05/2017 08:47 PM
If Venezuela Goes to Hell, Will Things Look Bad for Cuba?
If Venezuela Goes to Hell, Will Things Look Bad for Cuba? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 28 April 2017 — Soot covers the unpainted facades of buildings on Tenth of October Boulevard. Old American cars from the 1950s, rebuilt with modern diesel engines and now privately operated as taxis, transit across asphalt, leaving behind a […]
05/04/2017 07:08 PM
A Year Later: Fewer Americans Are Considering Travel To Cuba
A Year Later: Fewer Americans Are Considering Travel To Cuba PR Newswire May 1, 2017 RICHMOND, Va., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A year since the U.S. government’s easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, an annual survey* by leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance is reporting that Americans are less interested in taking a […]
05/04/2017 07:06 PM
American interest in Cuba as a travel destination is waning: survey
American interest in Cuba as a travel destination is waning: survey Despite the fanfare around the easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, the results of a new survey suggest that the novelty has worn out among Americans, with fewer travelers expressing interest in the island as a travel destination. About a year after major commercial […]
05/04/2017 07:05 PM
Cuba travel interest down one year after US lifts restrictions
Cuba travel interest down one year after US lifts restrictions By Darla Guillen, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle Updated 7:45 am, Thursday, May 4, 2017 When the U.S. lifted travel restrictions to Cuba a year ago, it seemed there was instant and widespread interest in visiting the county. Now, travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance says […]
05/04/2017 06:45 PM
Declining Interest in Cuba Hasn’t Stopped Cruise Ships From Sailing
Declining Interest in Cuba Hasn’t Stopped Cruise Ships From Sailing by Joe Pike, Adam Leposa | May 4, 2017 11:14am Despite a recent study by Allianz Global Assistance that showed a declining interest in Cuba from last year to this year, suppliers continue to pump out new Cuba products and offerings. According to the study, […]
05/04/2017 06:41 PM
Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent
Starting a business in Cuba is more difficult for entrepreneurs of African descent BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The first Cuban chef with a Michelin star, and the chef — and owner — of the private paladar where former President Barack Obama dined during his trip to Cuba, have something more in common than love […]
05/03/2017 08:26 PM
There’s a bizarre loophole you have to jump through when booking an Airbnb in Cuba
There’s a bizarre loophole you have to jump through when booking an Airbnb in Cuba Business Insider UK If you’re planning to visit Cuba in the near future and you want to use Airbnb, you’ll quickly realise there’s a bizarre loophole you have to jump through in order to make your booking. When requesting to […]
05/03/2017 08:18 PM
This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba
This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba By Kari Paul Published: May 3, 2017 6:39 a.m. ET Interest is waning a year after the country was opened up to U.S. visitors A flash of excitement about travel to Cuba after the country opened its borders to the U.S. in 2016 for […]
05/03/2017 08:15 PM
American Interest in Cuba as a Travel Destination is Waning
American Interest in Cuba as a Travel Destination is Waning AFP Updated: May 3, 2017, 10:11 AM IST Despite the fanfare around the easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, the results of a new survey suggest that the novelty has worn out among Americans, with fewer travelers expressing interest in the island as a travel […]
05/03/2017 07:41 PM
Is Cuba’s potential tourism growth a threat to the rest of the Caribbean?
Is Cuba’s potential tourism growth a threat to the rest of the Caribbean? BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com You might think other Caribbean tourism destinations would be ready to flip their sandals as Cuba’s tourism numbers continue to climb. International visitors to Cuba last year rose by 13.9 percent to a record 4 million, second only […]
05/02/2017 09:45 PM
Hotel Manzana, a Luxury Theme Park in Havana
Hotel Manzana, a Luxury Theme Park in Havana 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 29 April 2017 — They stare, amazed, but they don’t buy anything. Their faces press against the glass and admire that unattainable wealth that is a few inches from their hands and an abyss from their pockets. The new luxury theme park in […]
05/02/2017 06:12 PM
What would happen in Cuba if Maduro fell?
What would happen in Cuba if Maduro fell? ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 1 de Mayo de 2017 – 09:38 CEST. There are probably not many Cubans who are aware of the economic and social tsunami that the fall of the military regime in Venezuela could unleash upon them. They can’t be. Reading […]
05/02/2017 12:04 AM
Fears Over Opening Up Of US-Cuba Tourism May Be Misplaced – IMF
Fears Over Opening Up Of US-Cuba Tourism May Be Misplaced – IMF Published: Monday | May 1, 2017 | 5:15 PM The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has declared that fears by Caribbean countries that the opening up of United States-Cuba tourism could seriously impact the sector in the region may be misplaced. The assertion is […]
04/30/2017 03:23 PM
Direct flights from Minnesota to Cuba are stuck at the gate, and may be for quite a while
Direct flights from Minnesota to Cuba are stuck at the gate, and may be for quite a while Sun Country plays a waiting game while President Trump’s Cuba policy unfurls. By Kristen Leigh Painter Star Tribune APRIL 29, 2017 — 5:25PM Nonstop flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Cuba are stalled — and becoming less likely. […]
04/28/2017 05:36 PM
48 Days: Photographer captures 8,000-mile journey from Cuba to the US
48 Days: Photographer captures 8,000-mile journey from Cuba to the US By ALEX SCOTT Apr 27, 2017, 10:14 AM ET Lisette Poole There are currently more than 20 daily flights from the United States to Cuba. The 330-mile trip from Miami takes a little over an hour and helped fill the streets of Cuba with […]
04/28/2017 05:11 PM
The alliance between Spanish colonialism and the Castroist leadership
The alliance between Spanish colonialism and the Castroist leadership PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 28 de Abril de 2017 – 11:54 CEST. An article appearing in the Spanish newspaper El País, entitled “España no puede perder Cuba dos veces” (“Spain cannot lose Cuba twice”), analyzes the machinations of the latest Spanish Governments’ policies towards […]
04/26/2017 06:54 PM
Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain
Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Published April 26, 2017 HAVANA – Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find. But Cuba’s hotels and restaurants are packed, major U.S. airlines are adding flights and […]
04/25/2017 08:20 PM
The King, The President and The Dictator
The King, The President and The Dictator 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 23 April 2017 — In the palace of the Captains General in Havana there is a throne awaiting its king. It was prepared when Cuba was still a Spanish colony and a monarch has never sat in its imposing structure. The visit of Spain’s […]
04/25/2017 06:30 PM
Crabs invade Cuba’s Bay of Pigs
Crabs invade Cuba’s Bay of Pigs April 25, 2017, 10:59:00 AM EDT By Reuters By Sarah Marsh BAY OF PIGS, Cuba, April 25 (Reuters) – Cuba’s Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by U.S.-backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs. Each year, after the first spring […]
04/25/2017 06:28 PM
As Cuba’s economy embraces global tourism, modernist works fall under threat
As Cuba’s economy embraces global tourism, modernist works fall under threat By ANTONIO PACHECO • April 25, 2017 This article appears in The Architect’s Newspaper’s April 2017 issue, which takes a deep dive into Florida to coincide with the upcoming AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando (April 27 to 29). We’re publishing the issue online […]
04/25/2017 01:51 AM
Social justice in Cuba? No racism?
Commentary: Social justice in Cuba? No racism? Javier Garcia-Bengochea Guest Columnist Privacy Policy It ain’t what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you think you know that just ain’t so … Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige paraphrasing Mark Twain. It’s called fake news. For decades, Cuba has promoted a false narrative regarding […]
04/25/2017 01:43 AM
JetBlue, American and Delta apply for more flights to Havana
JetBlue, American and Delta apply for more flights to Havana BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com While several U.S. airlines have cut flights to Cuba citing weak demand, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines are investing in more service to Havana. Monday, American filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting seven weekly […]
04/24/2017 05:53 PM
Growth returns to Caribbean Basin, but recovery is uneven
Growth returns to Caribbean Basin, but recovery is uneven BY JACQUELINE CHARLES AND MIMI WHITEFIELD jcharles@miamiherald.com Economic performance in the Caribbean will be uneven this year: Some economies will grow by 5 percent or more, but others will be lucky to eke out even negligible economic growth. “The Dominican Republic and Guyana are expected to […]
04/24/2017 05:36 PM
Theft and Subsidies, Not Exports
Theft and Subsidies, Not Exports ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 24 de Abril de 2017 – 17:00 CEST. Once gain former Economy minister José Luis Rodríguez has attempted to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. Apparently the Castro dictatorship has called on him to do its dirty work and cook the books to […]
04/23/2017 03:07 PM
Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?
Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba? Apr 20, 2017 President Trump’s government has yet to reveal its hand on the issue of reconciliation with Cuba. There had been a lot of progress towards greater ties following President’s Obama’s overtures in December 2014: Some cooperation agreements were signed – particularly in aviation […]
04/21/2017 04:18 PM
Is Raul Castro in Hibernation Mode?
Is Raul Castro in Hibernation Mode? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 11 April 2017 — Right now the most closely guarded secret in Cuba is the protocols for succession of the nation’s president, army general Raul Castro, after his retirement in February 2018. I will tell you what is rumored among some officials close to […]
04/15/2017 08:03 PM
Green Gold From Cuba’s Fields
Green Gold From Cuba’s Fields 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 7 April 2017 – A shout disturbed the morning’s tranquility. “Avocaaaaaaado!” shouted the roving salesman as he toured the streets of Central Havana. Considered the “green gold” of foods, this fruit could become an important source of income for the island, due to the high level […]
04/15/2017 03:48 PM
In the twilight of the Castros
In the twilight of the Castros By Stephen Kinzer APRIL 14, 2017 SANTA CLARA, Cuba THIS PROVINCIAL CAPITAL in central Cuba throbbed with life on a recent Saturday night. In one plaza, a Beatles cover band sang “Ticket to Ride” for an enthusiastic crowd. Exuberant groups of gay men made their way toward a club […]
04/15/2017 03:40 PM
Spirit, the fifth airline to cut back on Cuba, ends flights to Havana
Spirit, the fifth airline to cut back on Cuba, ends flights to Havana BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Spirit Airlines’ Cuba fever is cooling down — big time. The ultra-low cost carrier is ending its Havana flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in June. That makes it the fifth U.S. airline to cut back flights to […]
04/14/2017 03:59 PM
Spirit Airlines to end Havana service June 1; last flights on May 31
Spirit Airlines to end Havana service June 1; last flights on May 31 Arlene SatchellContact Reporter Sun Sentinel Another U.S. air carrier is saying ‘Adios’ to Cuba. Low-cost Spirit Airlines plans to operate its last flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Havana on May 31, an airline official said early Friday. The news comes […]
04/14/2017 03:54 PM
Jacksonville Business Delegation Heads to Cuba Despite Possible Policy Change
Jacksonville Business Delegation Heads to Cuba Despite Possible Policy Change By MELISSA ROSS Former Jacksonville City Councilman Eric Smith is heading up a local delegation to Cuba next week, comprised of local business leaders seeking more trade with the island nation. “Ninety percent of all shipping to and from Cuba passed through the Port of […]
04/14/2017 03:53 PM
5 Things Cruise Lines Won’t Tell You About Cuba
5 Things Cruise Lines Won’t Tell You About Cuba April 13, 2017 Of all the ports I’ve sailed into as a crew member, Havana is my favorite. I fell in love with the city while working as a guide on the first round of Cuba cruises. We were the only ship from the United States, […]
04/13/2017 01:10 PM
Cuban-American Relations in 2017
Cuban-American Relations in 2017 BY SAMANTHA MENDIGUREN AND JORGE DUANY • APRIL 12, 2017 In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Jorge Duany, director of the Cuban Research Institute. Upon Fidel Castro’s arrival to power in 1959, the United States and Cuba built up an oppositional animosity toward one another. The US […]
04/13/2017 01:33 AM
Cuba after Fidel Castro: Full of life, but it is life on the brink of death
Cuba after Fidel Castro: Full of life, but it is life on the brink of death By ANNIKA HERNROTH-ROTHSTEIN • 4/10/17 8:00 PM HAVANA — The young woman sees me watch in amazement as she gets up from her seat and attempts to carry the four bags with her through the aisle of the plane, […]
04/13/2017 01:29 AM
‘They owe me $2,000,’ Cuban Airbnb host says of the company
‘They owe me $2,000,’ Cuban Airbnb host says of the company BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cubans who rent homes to tourists saw the heavens open when Airbnb, an American company that connects guests with hosts renting their homes, offered them the opportunity to use its digital platform. Everything “worked like clockwork,” says a Cuban […]
04/12/2017 02:28 PM
In Cuba, young people are weighing professional dreams against the allure of the new economy
In Cuba, young people are weighing professional dreams against the allure of the new economy PRI’s The World April 11, 2017 · 4:45 PM EDT By Deepa Fernandes Seven-year-old Havana resident Jennifer Alvarez loves school. Her favorite subject is math, but “sometimes it’s complicated,” she says. Alvarez is a sweet little girl, being raised by […]
04/12/2017 02:12 PM
What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations
What the Future Holds for U.S.-Cuba Relations Apr 11, 2017 Latin America North America When the Obama administration reestablished U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 2014, many experts predicted that it would bring a flood of new money to the island, transforming its economy and political culture for the better. Almost two-and-a-half years later, […]
04/12/2017 02:09 PM
Cuba Searches for its “Lost” Money
Cuba Searches for its “Lost” Money April 11, 2017 By Eileen Sosin Martinez* (Progreso Semanal) HAVANA TIMES — In my neighborhood, the story about Juan the butcher, who took a detour with a truck full of minced meat, sold it and then left the country, is famous. “It’s a good thing he left,” a neighbor […]
04/11/2017 02:08 PM
Congressman reflects on recent Cuba trip
Congressman reflects on recent Cuba trip Apr 10, 2017 Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba with several of my colleagues on a 3-day congressional delegation. On this trip, we saw the country and were warmly welcomed by citizens and government officials alike. While everyone knows that the cars and architecture look like […]
04/10/2017 05:13 PM
Cynicism to disguise defeat
Cynicism to disguise defeat PEDRO CAMPOS | La Habana | 10 de Abril de 2017 – 13:43 CEST. Cynicism is, according to the dictionary definition, the attitude of one who lies shamelessly, and defends or practices in a brazen, impudent and dishonest way something that deserves general disapproval. Cynicism has always characterized the Government headed […]
04/07/2017 10:28 PM
Cuban Hosts Complain About Airbnb’s Payment System
Cuban Hosts Complain About Airbnb’s Payment System 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 6 April 2017 — Airbnb hosts in Cuba, who were so enthusiastic at the beginning, have been complaining recently about the delays in receiving the payments made by the tourists who have stayed in their homes. The discontent is clear from the complaints published […]
04/06/2017 01:25 PM
Discover The Incredible Cars Of Cuba And The People Who Keep Them Running
Discover The Incredible Cars Of Cuba And The People Who Keep Them Running Justin T. Westbrook Recent political changes in Cuba, including expanded accessibility to personal transportation and loosening restrictions of trade and tourism with the U.S., have put a fresh light on the country’s car scene. Popular YouTube channel Mighty Car Mods just released […]
04/06/2017 01:14 PM
How to plan a Cuba trip without an organized tour
How to plan a Cuba trip without an organized tour By KAREN SCHWARTZ | karenlschwartz@yahoo.com | April 6, 2017 at 12:01 am I’ve always been one to abide by the important rules. I carry car insurance. I don’t cheat on my taxes, and when I decided to visit Cuba, I wanted to comply with the […]
04/06/2017 01:11 PM
Marco Rubio ‘Trump will treat Cuba like the dictatorship it is’
Marco Rubio: ‘Trump will treat Cuba like the dictatorship it is’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Two months after the Trump administration announced a total review of U.S. policy toward Cuba, several controversial proposals are being circulated at the White House with no clear front-runner on the issue. But Sen. Marco Rubio says he has […]
04/06/2017 01:08 PM
Family’s Trip to Cuba More Expensive Because of a Car Rental
Family’s Trip to Cuba More Expensive Because of a Car Rental By Myriam Masihy A family paid in advance to rent car in Cuba. But they were late to pick up the vehicle. When they got there, It had been rented out and their money was gone. (Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017) Yurayma Jorge saved […]
04/04/2017 02:25 PM
Virgin Atlantic launches new route to Cuba’s biggest beach resort
Virgin Atlantic launches new route to Cuba’s biggest beach resort The Caribbean island is home to some seriously amazing sandy white beaches BYJULIE DELAHAYE 11:01, 3 APR 2017UPDATED11:45, 3 APR 2017 When you think of Cuba, it’s Havana’s colourful buildings and classic 1950s-esque cars that spring to mind. However, there’s so much more to the […]
04/04/2017 02:12 PM
Uncertainty surrounds charter flights from Pittsburgh to Cuba
Uncertainty surrounds charter flights from Pittsburgh to Cuba THERESA CLIFT | Monday, April 3, 2017, 11:00 p.m. Plans to launch charter service between Pittsburgh International Airport and Cuba are on hold indefinitely, a spokesman said Monday. Miami-based Choice Aire planned to start offering twice-weekly charter flights to Cuba by the end of last year, but […]
04/02/2017 05:04 PM
New Airline Will Link Havana And Barcelona
New Airline Will Link Havana And Barcelona 14ymedio, 27 March 2017 – The Spanish airline Plus Ultra will operate regular flights between Havana and Barcelona from July 1, according to reports in Spanish media. The flights will operate once a week and will be the first to directly link both cities. As a launch promotion, […]
04/02/2017 05:03 PM
Former FARC Guerrillas to Train as Doctors and Journalists in Cuba
Former FARC Guerrillas to Train as Doctors and Journalists in Cuba / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 17 March 2017 — From the very moment it gained power, the Cuban regime has devoted precious resources to exporting its ideology and cultivating followers. Overseas military conflicts as distant as those in Africa in the late […]
04/01/2017 05:06 PM
The Thousand Faces of “Journalism”
The Thousand Faces of “Journalism” / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 March 2017 – An opinion piece published in recent days by El Nuevo Herald gives me a disturbing feeling of déjà vu. It is not the subject – overflowing with a number of articles by different authors – but its focal point, […]
04/01/2017 11:04 AM
Luxury Cruise Line Makes Inaugural Visit to Cuba
Luxury Cruise Line Makes Inaugural Visit to Cuba March 31, 2017 by Ben Souza Luxury cruise line Azamara Club Cruises made their inaugural visit to Cuba this week when Azamara Quest arrived in Havana, Cuba. The ship sailed down the Bahía de la Habana alongside Havana’s famous El Malecón providing guests magnificent views of the […]
04/01/2017 11:02 AM
What the tourist industry reveals about Cuba
What the tourist industry reveals about Cuba The revolutionary economy is neither efficient nor fun Apr 1st 2017 | HAVANA TOURISTS whizz along the Malecón, Havana’s grand seaside boulevard, in bright-red open-topped 1950s cars. Their selfie sticks wobble as they try to film themselves. They move fast, for there are no traffic jams. Cars are […]
03/31/2017 01:42 PM
Lack of cash clouds Cuba’s green energy outlook
Lack of cash clouds Cuba’s green energy outlook By Sarah Marsh | CIRO REDONDO, CUBA Cuba, battling a chronic energy deficit, has all the sunshine, wind and sugar to fuel what should be a booming renewables sector – if only it could find the money. The country’s first utility-scale renewable energy project, a biomass plant […]
03/30/2017 07:29 PM
Mississippi businesses see potential for trade with Cuba
Mississippi businesses see potential for trade with Cuba By LISA MONTI Biloxi businessman Mike Alise was among a delegation from Mississippi who traveled to Cuba in February to look for trade opportunities. Alise, the owner and operator of Gulf Coast Produce, said he was struck by the lack of available food on the island and […]
03/28/2017 02:54 PM
Cuba Holds World Record For Visa Applications Rejected By The United States
Cuba Holds World Record For Visa Applications Rejected By The United States 14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 25 March 2017 – Maria, 59, has a daughter in Miami she hasn’t seen for six years. Her visa applications have been denied three times and she promised herself that she would never “step foot in” the US […]
03/28/2017 01:49 PM
Never belonging – Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba
Never belonging: Random reflections on my last visit to Cuba OPINIONMIGUEL DE LA TORRE | MARCH 28, 2017 Returning to the land which witnessed my birth is always a gut-wrenching experience. Separation from my island has now been five times longer than Odysseus’ was from his. But unlike Odysseus, who was returning to a place […]
03/25/2017 06:43 PM
Bubble Bursts for Flights Between Cuba and the United States
Bubble Bursts for Flights Between Cuba and the United States 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 17 March 2017 — A year ago the headlines left no doubt: Cuba was Americans’ new destination and that country’s airlines fought for their piece of pie of flights to the island. After the initial enthusiasm, several of these companies have […]
03/25/2017 05:45 PM
Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom?
Change is coming to Cuba, but how quickly and for whom? By Neal Simpson The Patriot Ledger HAVANA – At a small beach town on the Bay of Pigs, 27-year-old Kenny Bring Mendoza approached to see if we needed a taxi. We didn’t, but Kenny was happy to show off his proficiency in English and […]

 

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