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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 […] Continue reading

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 […] Continue reading

Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free

Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free By Marta Dhanis Published March 13, 2017 Fox News.com The Cuba experience: This is what you get after all the exhaustive planning Getting to the communist island after a 50-year hiatus is surprisingly easy. There’s still a couple challenges to overcome when planning your trip, but […] Continue reading

ONE ISRAELI KILLED AND EIGHT INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT IN CUBA

ONE ISRAELI KILLED AND EIGHT INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT IN CUBA BY LAURA SIGAL FEBRUARY 25, 2017 11:24 According to Israel Radio, the injured, all in their 60s, suffered from minor to moderate injuries. One went though surgery overnight. One Israeli, named as 70-year-old, Nahum Heinken from Gadera, was killed and eight others were injured […] Continue reading

Here’s What Cuba’s Car Scene Looks Like In 2017

Here’s What Cuba’s Car Scene Looks Like In 2017 Jonathan Harper Cuba feels more in flux now than it has in decades. Fidel Castro’s death, the repeal of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy and eased restrictions on capitalism mean rapid changes for a country distinctly shaped by a Cold War that ended decades ago. […] Continue reading

Top Cuba charter follows others out of market as Tampa commercial flight debuts

Top Cuba charter follows others out of market as Tampa commercial flight debuts Paul Guzzo, Times Staff Writer Monday, December 19, 2016 11:44am Tessie Aral knew for months it was happening, yet she wept tears of both joy and sadness Dec. 12 when Southwest Airlines launched its daily service from Tampa to Havana. Tears of […] Continue reading

Sailing soon from the U.S. to Cuba – ships from Norwegian and Royal-Caribbean

Sailing soon from the U.S. to Cuba: ships from Norwegian and Royal Caribbean BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com It’s full steam ahead to Cuba for two of the world’s major cruise companies. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean Cruises, both Miami-based, signed agreements Wednesday with the Cuban government just minutes apart to take passenger ships […] Continue reading

The Alternative To Socialism – A Solidarity Market Economy

The Alternative To Socialism: A Solidarity Market Economy / 14ymedio, Mauricio Rojas Chile uneasy with success 14ymedio, Mauricio Rojas, Santiago de Chile, 9 September 2016 — Since 2011 the Chilean left has launched a search for “another model,” an alternative to the social market economy that has led the country to remarkable economic and social […] Continue reading

BBC Earth Announces 3D Film ‘Cuba’

BBC Earth Announces 3D Film ‘Cuba’ Bryn Gelbart Mar 10, 2016 5:34 pm A new large format 3D film with the working title “Cuba” has today been announced by BBC Earth. The film is being directed by well-known award-winning cinematographer Peter Chang. It plans to be an adventure of epic proportions, about not just the […] Continue reading

Is This the Second Phase of Cuba’s Special Period?

Is This the Second Phase of Cuba’s Special Period? / Iván García Joel, a fifty-five-year-old engineer, remembers the summer of 1994 when, after finishing his day job, he came home to roast two or three pounds of peanuts. After packaging them in paper cones fashioned from the pages of school textbooks, he went out to […] Continue reading

American Harleys capture Cuban soul

American Harleys capture Cuban soul In their new book “Cuban Harleys, Mi Amor,” authors explore the rocky relationship between Cuba and Harley Davidson motorcycles through the eyes of Cuban “Harlistas” ELIZABETH PÉREZ emperez@elnuevoherald.com While Harley Davidson does not necessarily come to mind when discussing Cuban political collateral damage, it is very present on the mind […] Continue reading

Opponents of reform voice concerns in the National Assembly

Opponents of reform voice concerns in the National Assembly ORLANDO FREIRE SANTANA | La Habana | 12 de Julio de 2016 – 08:34 CEST. The truth is that the news is really not auspicious for those hoping that the economic reform measures implemented by President Raúl Castro would be strengthened, a warranted not only by […] Continue reading

The Regime’s Lost Cause – Preserving Its ‘Culture’

The Regime’s Lost Cause: Preserving Its ‘Culture’ ORLANDO FREIRE SANTANA | La Habana | 20 de Junio de 2016 – 3:27 pm. Cuban leaders cannot shake off fears that the Castro legacy will be completely extinguished when the “historic generation” of the Revolution dies out, or when the first political reform measures are implemented in […] Continue reading

Liberal Republic – Socialist Revolution

Liberal Republic / Socialist Revolution MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 1 Jun 2016 – 9:43 am. May 20 will mark 114 years since the founding of the Republic of Cuba. The date, which went unnoticed by almost everyone, is important in itself, because it marks the moment when Spain’s last holding in the Americas broke […] Continue reading

Cruise to Cuba leaves Miami on historic voyage

Cruise to Cuba leaves Miami on historic voyage The 600 passengers on the Adonia are first cruisers to take such trip in half a century Making history “is one of the greatest honors a company can have,” CEO says Ship will arrive Monday morning in Havana BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Fathom Adonia moved into […] Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line CEO sets sights on sailing to Cuba by end of year

Norwegian Cruise Line CEO sets sights on sailing to Cuba by end of year Published April 25, 2016 Fox News Latino Norwegian Cruise Line wants to offer cruises to Cuba by the end of the year, its CEO announced. The chief of the Miami-based company, Frank Del Rio, said he is seeking approvals to sail […] Continue reading

I do not want to keep doing away with little animals

“I do not want to keep doing away with little animals” / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada Posted on February 29, 2016 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada, 25 February 2016 – “The latest puppies I drowned in a bucket at birth,” said the owner of a female dog about to be operated on this Wednesday as a […] Continue reading

How a Havana Couple Lives on Cuban Pesos

How a Havana Couple Lives on Cuban Pesos / Ivan Garcia Posted on February 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 26 January 2016 — In the large commercial centers of Havana, whether Carlos III, Galerias Paseo or the at Avenida Boyeros and Camagüey Street, you will not find families like Yesenia and Sergio. In these ’shoppings’ or […] Continue reading

Despite Tampa’s ties to Cuba, commercial flights are elusive

Despite Tampa’s ties to Cuba, commercial flights are elusive Charter flights to Cuba depart from Tampa International Airport seven times a week. The first was Sept. 8, 2011. Tribune file photoBy Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: February 7, 2016 TAMPA — As the first commercial flights to Cuba are announced in the coming months, […] Continue reading

National Identity As A Pretext

National Identity As A Pretext / 14ymedio, Regina Coyula Posted on January 31, 2016 14ymedio, Regina Coyula, Havana, 30 January 2016 — The view that the change in United States policy toward Cuba carries the danger of a loss of independence and of the values of national identity makes me smile wryly. Contrary to those […] Continue reading

Cuba for sale – ‘Havana is now the big cake – and everyone is trying to get a slice’

Cuba for sale: ‘Havana is now the big cake – and everyone is trying to get a slice’ Property developers are queuing up to pounce as Cuba opens its doors to the world. Proposals for Havana’s old harbour are described as ‘Las Vegas meets Miami in the Caribbean’. So can the city cope with the […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Raul Castro on grand bridge-building France trip

Cuba’s Raul Castro on grand bridge-building France trip By Martine Nouaille, and Alexandre Grosbois in Havana Paris (AFP) – Cuba’s Communist President Raul Castro will be welcomed under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a rare state visit Monday to showcase his island’s warming ties with big world powers. Cuba’s leader Raul Castro thanks […] Continue reading

Opposition Marchers Should Change Their Strategy

Opposition Marchers Should Change Their Strategy / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 17, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 13 January 2016 — There were more than seven thousand arrests of dissidents in 2015, with most detentions lasting several hours. Beatings, harassment, acts of repudiation and degrading treatment by police are common in Cuba. Political reforms are not […] Continue reading

A Glance at Cuba in 2015

A Glance at Cuba in 2015 / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2016 — Joel Castillo, 19, passed from expectation to frustration in 12 months. After graduating in 2014 in electronics from a technology school south of Havana, he still hasn’t been able to work in his specialty. “With […] Continue reading

Slate of new hotels, tours, air charters on tap in Cuba for 2016

Slate of new hotels, tours, air charters on tap in Cuba for 2016 By Gay Nagle Myers / December 03, 2015 Having welcomed 2.6 million visitors through September, Cuba appears poised for another record-setting year, on track to top last year’s 3 million visitors. Keeping pace with visitor numbers is the tourism picture, which continues […] Continue reading

Air France-KLM Plans More Flights to Cuba for 2016

Air France-KLM Plans More Flights to Cuba for 2016 November 21, 2015 Air France-KLM foresees a 15% increase in passenger transportation in 2015 compared to 2014. The group is seeking to consolidate its position as the principal carrier between Cuba and Europe, Africa and Asia, according to Antoine Cros, general manager for Cuba and the […] Continue reading

Old Havana reflects a new era in Cuba

Old Havana reflects a new era in Cuba By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: November 21, 2015 | Updated: November 21, 2015 at 09:02 AM HAVANA — Imagine block after block of buildings as grand and historic as the Cuban Club in Ybor City, except the verandas, balustrades and high-arched windows are crumbling and […] Continue reading