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French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana

French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana CUBAN NEWS AGENCY. Friday, 9 June, 2017 Corsair aircrafts currently flies to the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, Canada and West Africa With the arrival of its first flight ever from Paris to Havana this Thursday, June 8, the French airline Corsair, opened a new route into the Caribbean. […] Continue reading

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 […] Continue reading

Voices of Change in Cuba Could Emerge from the Private Sector

Voices of Change in Cuba Could Emerge from the Private Sector / Iván García Iván García, 30 July 2016 — One a hot afternoon in May, a Havana bicycle taxi driver became upset over a fine of 700 pesos and managed to overturn a government regulation which he considered arbitrary. This triggered a flawlessly prepared […] 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

Germany’s Condor airline expands service to Cuba

Germany’s Condor airline expands service to Cuba Published April 26, 2016 EFE Germany’s Condor airline will fly a direct route between Munich and Havana five times a week starting June 4, in addition to a weekly flight from Frankfurt to the Cuban capital, Cuba’S official media said. With the addition of these new flights, Condor […] Continue reading

Right and Left, from a Cuban Perspective

Right and Left, from a Cuban Perspective JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 2 Mar 2016 – 9:43 am. From Havana I get an email seeking to address the challenges facing the country applying the binary axis of “Left” and “Right.” I imagine that two factors lead to this interest. One is an incipient ebb […] Continue reading

Cuban Passport Among The Worst In Latin America

Cuban Passport Among The Worst In Latin America / 14ymedio Posted on March 2, 2016 14ymedio, 2 March 2016 — Cubans, Haitians and Dominicans are those most affected in the region because of their nationality, as far as travel is concerned. The ranking prepared by the consulting firm Henley & Partners, in collaboration with the […] 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

The Havana Fair – Hookers, Heat and Beer

The Havana Fair: Hookers, Heat and Beer / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 13, 2015 Iván García, 12 November 2015 — Liudmila and Sheila are prostitutes and they don’t know about business or cutting-edge technology. But a colleague sent them a text message telling them, “Come here, the yumas (foreigners) are wild.” They put on […] Continue reading

MSC to sail cruises from Cuba

MSC to sail cruises from Cuba By Tom Stieghorst / July 05, 2015 MSC Cruises said it will deploy the 2,120-passenger MSC Opera on weeklong cruises from Havana, beginning Dec. 22. The cruises will include two nights and two-and-a-half days in Havana, and also visit Montego Bay, Jamaica; Cozumel, Mexico; and Georgetown in the Cayman […] Continue reading

Cuba Exports Millions in Marabou Coal

Cuba Exports Millions in Marabou Coal February 4, 2015 By Daniel Benitez  (Cafe Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — The once-hated marabou brush has become something of a commodity as a source of raw material for some Cuban farmers, who are using the plant to produce vegetable coal and export it to European countries for millions of […] Continue reading

Condor Airlines Launches New Service to Grenada and Cuba

Condor Airlines Launches New Service to Grenada and Cuba November 13, 2014 | 10:41 pm By the Caribbean Journal staff Germany’s Condor Airlines has officially begun its new weekly service from Frankfurt to the islands of Grenada and Cuba. The Cuba service includes a new weekly flight from Cologne to the beach city of Varadero, […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Retired Population Struggles With Economic Reforms

Cuba’s Retired Population Struggles With Economic Reforms Cuba’s “updating” of the economic model may benefit some, but retired persons face increasing difficulties as their social benefits are reduced. David Strug 11/10/2014 The institutional reform process begun by Raúl Castro in 2008 to strengthen a weak Cuban economy has received considerable attention both within and outside […] Continue reading

Cuba to launch new air routes for tourism season

Cuba to launch new air routes for tourism season MENAFN – 26/10/2014 (MENAFN) Cuba is planning to launch new air routes to expand tourism in the coming November-April peak season, Xinhua reported. Cuba’s national carrier, Cubana de Aviacion, will launch a new route from Costa Rica, and add a second flight from Cancun, Mexico, local […] Continue reading

To Have or Not To Have a Car

To Have or Not To Have a Car / Fernando Damaso Posted on October 29, 2013 In any country, the acquisition of a car, whether new or used, usually represents a reason for the new owner’s satisfaction. In Cuba, if acquiring a vehicle demands overcoming numerous obstacles, keeping it functioning requires overcoming many more. In […]

The Kindness of the Cuban Aristocracy?

The Kindness of the Cuban Aristocracy? / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 20, 2013 While in Sao Paulo and other cities in Brazil the outraged people flooded the streets to protest the increase in transportation prices, rampant corruption and the millions in public expenditures for the World Cup and the Olympic Games, in Cuba the […] Continue reading

IF IT WERE JUST THE MARABÚ

IF IT WERE JUST THE MARABÚ . . .CUBA'S AGRICULTURE 2009-10G.B. Hagelberg "We face the imperative of making our land produce more . . . the needed structural and conceptual changes will have to be introduced," Raúl Castro famously proclaimed on 26 July 2007, a few days short of a year after provisionally taking over [...] Continue reading