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    Discriminatory prices: how much do things cost?

    Discriminatory prices: how much do things cost? FERNANDO DÁMASO | La Habana | 17 de Julio de 2017 – 12:05 CEST. The establishment of Cuba’s two different currencies (CUC and CUP), and their different applications (1×24, 1×10, 1×2 and 1×1), according to the Government’s convenience, besides sowing economic chaos, also features an immoral component for […] Continue reading

    Luxury hotels arrive in Cuba despite fears Trump may hurt tourism boom

    Luxury hotels arrive in Cuba despite fears Trump may hurt tourism boom By Sarah Marsh | HAVANA Towering cranes dot the Havana skyline as communist-run Cuba races to build luxury hotels, amid indignation among some residents and concern that U.S. President Donald Trump might reverse a detente that fueled the tourist boom. Swiss-based Kempinski Hotels […] Continue reading

    Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism

    Cuba sees huge potential in medical tourism By Xu Qin | 00:01 UTC+8 June 7, 2017 | PRINT EDITION ANY talk of Cuba conjures up images of sun-kissed beaches, scintillating music, culture, traditions and a history that continues to unfold even now, but the Caribbean island nation’s top envoy in China is keen that visitors […] Continue reading

    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 […] Continue reading

    Yachting to Cuba — a ‘beautiful’ exception to the embargo

    Yachting to Cuba — a ‘beautiful’ exception to the embargo BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com The 107-foot mega yacht has four cabins with private bathrooms, a jacuzzi, two jet skis, two auxiliary boats and a crew of four, including a chef. With all those amenities, the flamboyant vessel named Reflections recently departed from Key West to […] Continue reading

    Travelling the dichotomy of Cuba, from the beautiful beaches to the mainland

    Travelling the dichotomy of Cuba, from the beautiful beaches to the mainland Nancy Truman, Special to National Post | January 24, 2017 3:16 PM ET More from Special to National Post Just weeks after Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro was laid to rest on December 3, 2016, I found myself on the largest island in […] Continue reading

    One night in an Airbnb in Cuba costs twice what many Cubans make per month

    One night in an Airbnb in Cuba costs twice what many Cubans make per month By Nidhi Prakash Four months after Airbnb opened for business in Cuba, it’s becoming clear what kind of impact the uptick in American tourism may have on the local economy. The Associated Press reports that between January and May alone, […] Continue reading

    Cubana’s fleet – VIPs come first

    Cubana’s fleet: VIPs come first MICHEL SUÁREZ | Madrid | 21 de Noviembre de 2016 – 23:11 CET. Cubana de Aviación has blamed its disastrous state (once again) to the US embargo. “There are no aviation supply companies in the world that dare to sell direct to Cuba,” the company’s director recently alleged. As he […] Continue reading

    Cuban exile activists to take action against American Airlines for alleged discrimination

    Cuban exile activists to take action against American Airlines for alleged discrimination MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com The president of the Democracy Movement, Ramón Saúl Sánchez, said Tuesday in Miami that his organization would ‘take action’ against American Airlines’ “apartheid policies” toward its Cuban-American employees if said policies are not changed within 24 hours. “The Democracy […] Continue reading

    Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing

    Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] Continue reading

    Cayo Coco – An Emporium Of Cuban Military Capitalism

    Cayo Coco: An Emporium Of Cuban Military Capitalism / Iván García View from the pool of the Memories Flamenco Beach Resort, one of the several hotels that the Grupo de Turismo Gaviota S.A. administers in Cayo Coco. Taken from the blog Travel the World with Shirley A. Roe. Ivan Garcia, 22 August 2016 — The […] Continue reading

    Yes, the Castros can be pressured

    Yes, the Castros can be pressured ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | La Habana | 3 Mayo 2016 – 8:39 am. The Castro brothers’ caving in and allowing Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba aboard Carnival cruise ships revealed that they are vulnerable. Despite their efforts to conceal it, it is clear that they can be successfully pressured. […] Continue reading

    Carnival cruise from Miami arrives in Cuba

    Carnival cruise from Miami arrives in Cuba Adonia becomes first cruise to depart from US to Cuba in nearly 40 years By Peter Burke – Local10.com Managing Editor , Associated Press , Hatzel Vela – Reporter Posted: 10:02 AM, May 02, 2016 Updated: 11:25 PM, May 02, 2016 HAVANA, Cuba – An historic cruise from […] Continue reading

    Cruise ship from Miami arrives in Havana for historic trip to Cuba

    Cruise ship from Miami arrives in Havana for historic trip to Cuba “We’ll never forget this day” Cubans along the shore whistled and waved First U.S. cruise ship to visit island in half a century BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com HAVANA As passengers cheered, Carnival Corp.’s Fathom Adonia arrived at Havana harbor on Monday morning, officially […] 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

    With rough legal seas behind it, Fathom cruise will set sail for Cuba

    With rough legal seas behind it, Fathom cruise will set sail for Cuba Carnival’s Fathom line makes history Sunday with first U.S. cruise to Cuba in more than 50 years Protests, two lawsuits, exile ire over a Cuban policy threatened to scuttle the cruise After Cuban policy shift, about a dozen Cuban-born passengers will be […] Continue reading

    Cuba travel lawsuit against Carnival withdrawn

    Cuba travel lawsuit against Carnival withdrawn The suit was originally filed when Cuban-born travelers were denied bookings on Carnival’s Fathom line The suit stemmed from a Cuban policy that discriminated against travelers born in Cuba Last week Cuba changed its long-standing policy on boat travel BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com In the wake of a reversal […] Continue reading

    First cruise from U.S. to Cuba in over 50 years to set sail Sunday

    First cruise from U.S. to Cuba in over 50 years to set sail Sunday About 700 passengers, including photojournalist Joe Cavaretta and reporter Mike Clary from the Sun-Sentinel, will be aboard for the historic sailing to Cuba in more than 50 years. Mike Clary Sun Sentinel Editor’s note: When the first cruise ship to sail […] Continue reading

    Life is a carnival

    Life is a carnival JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 26 Abr 2016 – 11:48 am. The passionate controversy that recently erupted around the Carnival cruise line reminded me of the immortal Celia Cruz song “La vida es un carnaval.” A foolhardy decision by said company sparked criticism from the Cuban-American community, amongst both those […] Continue reading

    Havana Yields To Pressure and Allows Cuban Passengers On Cruise Ships

    Havana Yields To Pressure and Allows Cuban Passengers On Cruise Ships / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 22 April 2016 – The Cuban government changed its immigration policy with regards to maritime travel. The scandal provoked by the refusal of Carnival cruise lines to sell tickets on its cruises to the island to citizens of Cuban origin – […] Continue reading

    Norwegian Cruise Line says Cuba Govt authorized entry and exit of Cuban citizens of cruise ships independent of migratory status

    BRIEF-Norwegian Cruise Line says Cuba Govt authorized entry and exit of Cuban citizens of cruise ships independent of migratory status Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd * Norwegian cruise line holdings statement on travel to cuba * Was advised that cuba government has authorized entry, exit of cuban citizens in and out of cuba as passengers […] Continue reading

    Cuba Eases Decades-long Restriction on Sea Travel

    Cuba Eases Decades-long Restriction on Sea Travel By LIZETTE ALVAREZ APRIL 22, 2016 MIAMI — Cuba reversed a decades-old policy on Friday, lifting a restriction that prevented Cubans from entering or leaving the country by cruise ship or commercial vessel, according to a statement in the country’s national newspaper, Granma. The decision, another softening of […] Continue reading

    Carnival: Yanqui Si, Cuba No?

    Carnival: Yanqui Si, Cuba No? Carnival will allow Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba on an inaugural cruise but Cuba may not allow the journey By SPENCER JAKAB Apr 18, 2016 1:16 pm ET The U.S. Cuba love-fest seemed to be going swimmingly last month when President Obama visited the island nation. U.S. companies involved in […] Continue reading

    Carnival reverses course, accepts Cuban passengers for homeland cruise

    Carnival reverses course, accepts Cuban passengers for homeland cruise By Boris Sanchez and John Couwels, CNN Updated 1741 GMT (0041 HKT) April 19, 2016 Story highlights Carnival now says it will accept bookings on its May 1 cruise to Cuba regardless of passengers’ country of origin A lawsuit claims the cruise line had discriminated against […] Continue reading