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Taxi Driver Arrested In Havana After Being Accused Of Racism

Taxi Driver Arrested In Havana After Being Accused Of Racism 14ymedio, Havana, 10 July 2017 – The driver of a private taxi was arrested after being accused of racial discrimination by Yanay Aguirre Calderín, according to a report Monday in the weekly paper Trabajadores (Workers). The event has generated numerous articles in the official press […] Continue reading

American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy

American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy July 10, 20174:35 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered U.S. cruise operators are among those who stand to benefit from President Trump’s changes to the Obama administration’s Cuba travel policies. The new rules don’t affect cruises, and may help them. ARI SHAPIRO, […] Continue reading

Se agrava la situación epidemiológica en Holguín

Se agrava la situación epidemiológica en Holguín Abren dos hospitales de campaña por aumento de casos de dengue, zika y conjuntivitis hemorrágica Martes, julio 11, 2017 | Fernando Donate Ochoa HOLGUÍN, Cuba.- La situación epidemiológica en Holguín empeora cada día. Al incremento de los casos de dengue y zika se han sumado pacientes con conjuntivitis […] Continue reading

Fewer airplanes but more cruise ships going to Cuba after Norwegian adds second vessel

Fewer airplanes but more cruise ships going to Cuba after Norwegian adds second vessel BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Visiting Cuba by sea is turning into the preferred method for American travelers — at least for now. On Monday, Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line announced it is adding a second ship for four-day cruises to Havana, following […] Continue reading

Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport

Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 4 July 2017 — The passengers leave the plane and make their way around the buckets catching the leaks from the roof. They still have a long wait in at baggage claim and have to suffer under the air conditioning that hardly alleviates the heat. The […] Continue reading

Whom Do They Serve?

Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction with them, carrying out the duties of local governance. But due to the inaccessible and […] Continue reading

Southwest drops two routes to Cuba; Havana flights to stay

Southwest drops two routes to Cuba; Havana flights to stay Ben Mutzabaugh , USA TODAY Published 8:46 a.m. ET June 29, 2017 Southwest Airlines will ax two of its three routes to Cuba, becoming the latest U.S. carrier to trim flights to the nation amid disappointing demand. Southwest said flights to Varadero and Santa Clara […] Continue reading

First Tampa to Cuba Carnival cruise leaves today

First Tampa to Cuba Carnival cruise leaves today By Avery Cotton Published: June 29, 2017, 6:26 am Updated: June 29, 2017, 8:05 am TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Carnival Paradise makes its inaugural 4-day trip to Cuba out of Port Tampa Bay Thursday morning. The ship sets sail Thursday and will dock in Havana. This […] Continue reading

Southwest Becomes Latest Airline to Reduce Flights to Cuba

Southwest Becomes Latest Airline to Reduce Flights to Cuba By Mary Schlangenstein June 28, 2017, 5:53 PM GMT+2 U.S. restrictions on travel continue to weigh on demand American trimmed service while Frontier, Spirit pulled out Southwest Airlines Co. will join other U.S. carriers in reducing flights to Cuba, saying laws that restrict Americans from traveling […] Continue reading

What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island

What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Since President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy, Tom Popper’s phone has been ringing off the hook. Callers have questions, lots of questions, about how they can travel to Cuba as individuals, what people-to-people tours are and how they […] Continue reading

GLITCH ON THOMAS COOK FLIGHT TO CUBA LEAVES AIRLINE WITH £500K BILL

GLITCH ON THOMAS COOK FLIGHT TO CUBA LEAVES AIRLINE WITH £500K BILL Trip delayed 24 hours after Airbus A330 jet returned to Manchester with oil pressure problem SIMON CALDER TRAVEL CORRESPONDENT @SimonCalder Hundreds of Thomas Cook Airlines passengers have had their Cuban holiday extended by more than 24 hours after an inflight mechanical incident involving […] Continue reading

The Lethargy Of A Coastal Town In Camagüey

The Lethargy Of A Coastal Town In Camagüey 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Florida, Cuba, 26 June 2017 — “The sea water cleans everything,” Agustin reflects as he calls out his merchandise. This 74-year-old forensic assistant now works renting inflatable boats for the fishermen of Playa Florida, in Camagüey, a coastal strip where tourists rarely come and […] Continue reading

Cuba cruises could become less flexible under new Trump policy

Cuba cruises could become less flexible under new Trump policy Gene Sloan , USA TODAY Published 12:20 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 Cruises from the USA to Cuba will be allowed to continue under President Trump’s new Cuba policy, but the trips could become more restrictive, industry and Cuba watchers say. Passengers on voyages to […] Continue reading

Private Carriers in Santiago de Cuba Complain About Inspections

Private Carriers in Santiago de Cuba Complain About Inspections 14ymedio, Havana, 12 June 2017 –Authorities have taken a firm stand with private transportation in Santiago de Cuba and have begun to demand exhaustive proof of fuel purchases from the state gas stations to verify that they are not from the black market. “Last Friday there […] Continue reading

Finnair seeks to connect China to Cuba via Helsinki

Finnair seeks to connect China to Cuba via Helsinki Jun 8, 2017 Aaron Karp Finnair believes it can compete with Air China in connecting Chinese passengers to Cuba when it launches Helsinki-Havana flights in December, CEO Pekka Vauramo said. Finnair, which is the midst of a period of rapid expansion, plans to launch 2X-weekly Helsinki-Havana […] Continue reading

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

Found in Moscow’s Flea Markets: Car Parts, Jeans and Bargain-Hunting Cubans

Found in Moscow’s Flea Markets: Car Parts, Jeans and Bargain-Hunting Cubans They fly 13 hours seeking items to sell in a Communist island still starved of consumer goods MOSCOW—Sometimes the wheels of history turn slowly. The hottest shopping destination for Cubans is not across the water in Miami. It’s Moscow, 6,000 miles away. Tougher U.S. […] Continue reading

El Gobierno lanza dos aplicaciones móviles: una para transferencias bancarias y otra para consultar las leyes

El Gobierno lanza dos aplicaciones móviles: una para transferencias bancarias y otra para consultar las leyes DDC | La Habana | 6 de Junio de 2017 – 22:52 CEST. Varios sitios oficiales anunciaron en los pasados días el lanzamiento de dos aplicaciones móviles: iLex dedicada a recoger las leyes del país y Transfermóvil para hacer […] Continue reading

They Deceived Us With Tourism

They Deceived Us With Tourism 14ymedio, Marta Requeiro, 29 May 2017 — There was a time when I saw it as natural. I understood, to say it in a certain way, that Varadero beach was not ours despite its being in Cuban territory. My unconscious viewed the image of that strip of land, like many, […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Fake Transport Co-ops

Cuba’s Fake Transport Co-ops 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 18 May 2017 — In an effort to persuade Cubans and the international left that “Cuba is building socialism,” while seeking to convince the world that Castroism is abandoning State Totalitarianism and also trying to counteract the relative independence achieved by the so-called boteros, or boatmen, as […] Continue reading

A Taxi Cooperative Proposes To Lower Private Transport Prices

A Taxi Cooperative Proposes To Lower Private Transport Prices 14ymedio, Havana, 17 May 2017 — In the midst of the morning hustle and bustle, residents of Havana are trying to reach their destinations on time, a challenge because of the inefficient public transport and the sky high prices charged by the private operators of fixed-route […] Continue reading

Offutt airman who spotted Soviet missiles in Cuba inducted into Strategic Air Command Hall of Fame

Offutt airman who spotted Soviet missiles in Cuba inducted into Strategic Air Command Hall of Fame May 22, 2017 Deep in the basement of the Strategic Air Command’s headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, Airman 1st Class Michael Davis studied the black-and-white film squares through a magnifying lens on that October day in 1962. Hunched […] Continue reading

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 […] Continue reading

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 […] Continue reading

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 […] Continue reading

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 […] Continue reading

Cuba’s crazy used-car market

Cuba’s crazy used-car market Why it behaves like the prime-property market The Americas May 11th 2017 | HAVANA MULTIMARCAS, a car dealership on the outskirts of Havana, is not a conventional showroom. On a recent visit it contained one salesman and, despite the promise of variety in its name, just one car: a 2014-model Kia […] Continue reading