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    Carnival Corp may delay start of Cuba cruises

    Carnival Corp may delay start of Cuba cruises APRIL 18 U.S. cruise operator Carnival Corp said it may delay its voyages to Cuba, scheduled to start on May 1, unless Cuban authorities allow Cuban-born Americans to travel in cruise ships as they are allowed in airlines. Cuban-born Americans cannot visit the island by sea due […] Continue reading

    Carnival opens bookings for Cuban-born guests pending a change in Cuba policy

    Carnival opens bookings for Cuban-born guests pending a change in Cuba policy Carnival Corp. will accept bookings by Cuban-born Americans on its Fathom Cuba sailings The cruise company is expecting a change in the Cuban regulation If not, it will delay its May 1 sailing until all guests can travel BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Cuban-born […] Continue reading

    Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns

    Carnival may delay Cuba cruise over discrimination concerns The Associated Press Carnival says it will delay the first cruise from the United States to Cuba if the Cuban government does not allow Cuban-Americans to travel aboard. Cuban regulations bar people born in Cuba from returning to the country by ship. As a result, Carnival had […] Continue reading

    Cuba y los americanos de segunda

    Cuba y los americanos de segunda El exilio de Miami tiene otra buena causa para protestar contra el régimen de La Habana Carnival Corporation comenzará un servicio de viajes de cruceros a Cuba a partir del 1ro. de mayo Abolir la medida cubana no es difícil. No implica problemas políticos ni ideológicos ALEJANDRO ARMENGOL Gracias […] Continue reading

    Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens”

    Cuba Must End “Apartheid Against Its Citizens” / Oscar Arias, Laura Chinchilla The undersigned, Latin Americans and diverse in our allegiances, professions and interests, but united by a common aspiration for freedom, democracy, equality and well-being throughout the hemisphere, address our fellow citizens and governments, especially those in Cuba, to express the following: We celebrate […] Continue reading

    Political pressure mounts against Carnival over Cuba trip

    Political pressure mounts against Carnival over Cuba trip Cuba bars Cuban-born Americans from traveling to the island by sea Carnival said it believes Cuba will lift its decree before May 1 That’s when the cruise company plans to set sail BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND CHABELI HERRERA pmazzei@miamiherald.com Carnival Corp.’s scheduled sail to Cuba — even […] Continue reading

    Lawsuit filed against Carnival for agreeing to discriminatory Cuba cruise policy

    Lawsuit filed against Carnival for agreeing to discriminatory Cuba cruise policy A class action lawsuit alleges that Carnival Corp. is violating civil rights Cuban law prohibits Cuban-born individuals from traveling to Cuba by sea Lawsuit alleges that Carnival Corp. adopted policy to “support” Cuba’s boycott of Cuban-born individuals BY CHABELI HERRERA AND DOUGLAS HANKS cherrera@miamiherald.com […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s No-Cubans Rule Puts Cruise Lines in Uncharted Waters

    Cuba’s No-Cubans Rule Puts Cruise Lines in Uncharted Waters Cuban immigrants are barred from sailing home, but that’s not stopping Carnival from selling vacations to everyone else. Justin Bachman April 12, 2016 — 1:00 PM CEST Carnival Corp.’s maiden voyage to Cuba next month will be filled with almost 700 cruisers looking to spend time […] Continue reading

    As Carnival spins on discrimination against Cuban-Americans, Norwegian’s example shines

    As Carnival spins on discrimination against Cuban-Americans, Norwegian’s example shines The international cruise-ship industry rejects discriminatory practices Norwegian Cruise Line canceled Tunisian ports of call, stood with Israeli passengers Under Cuban-American ban, not even the CEO of Norwegian can sail to Cuba BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com No matter how Carnival Corporation is spinning the Cuba […] Continue reading

    Historic first cruise to Cuba from U.S. sparks travelers’ interest, controversy

    Historic first cruise to Cuba from U.S. sparks travelers’ interest, controversy For more than 50 years, sea-going traffic between the U.S. and Cuba has generally flowed in only one direction: northbound. Aboard flimsy inner tube rafts, smugglers’ boats and even a watertight 1951 Chevy pickup truck, tens of thousands of Cubans have fled the communist-led […] Continue reading

    Crucero a Cuba discrimina a ciudadanos de Estados Unidos

    Crucero a Cuba discrimina a ciudadanos de Estados Unidos Cuba prohíbe que cubanoamericanos viajen en cruceros Carnival rechaza reservaciones, dice que la empresa no pone las reglas ¿Prohibirían viajar a negros, judíos u otros ciudadanos de EEUU si Cuba lo pidiera? FABIOLA SANTIAGO Imaginen una línea de cruceros que no lleve a afroamericanos en viajes […] Continue reading

    Cuban Americans banned from first cruise to Cuba in decades

    Cuban Americans banned from first cruise to Cuba in decades 11 APRIL 2016 • 4:47PM A Cuban-American national has been refused permission to travel on the first American-owned cruise ship to visit the island in decades. Cuban-born Maria de los Angela Torres, an academic at the University of Illinois, tried to book a cabin on […] Continue reading

    2,850 pesos for one night in Varadero

    2,850 pesos for one night in Varadero / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Posted on January 19, 2016 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 19 January 2016 – The noise of the rain mixed with the sounds of the clerk complaining because the cash envelopes were overflowing because they can’t cope with “so many Cuban pesos.” The scene is […] 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

    Why the Dissidence is Irrelevant for Ordinary Cubans

    Why the Dissidence is Irrelevant for Ordinary Cubans / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 13, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 5 November 201 5 — Daniela Sarmiento, 61, has exhausted all the legal options with State institutions to complete the process for a new home She lives with her three children in a house cracked because of […] Continue reading

    Cuba – Private Sector Entrepreneurs Feel Smothered by the Government

    Cuba: Private Sector Entrepreneurs Feel Smothered by the Government / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 24, 2015 Iván García, 17 June 2015 — Amid spider webs and musty smells, in a corner of his garage where things that no longer work go to retire, Leonardo has stacked molds for making candies and desserts. There are […] Continue reading

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime

    Easterners in Havana: An Exodus Hushed Up by the Cuban Regime / Ivan Garcia Posted on June 15, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 30 May 2015 — One hot and boring night, drinking a tear-inducing moonshine, Yosvany and a group of friends in a remote sugar-workers’ town in Yateras, Guantanamo province, more than a 600 miles east […] Continue reading

    Organ Transplants Offered to Rich Tourists

    Organ Transplants Offered to Rich Tourists / Dora Leonor Mesa Posted on April 29, 2015 Extracts from the article “Organ Trafficking: A Dark and Atrocious Business” By Mónica López Ferrado Users of transplant tourism come from all over the world. “As long as it’s offered there will be demand,” laments Luc Noel. From his office […] Continue reading

    WHEN WILL CUBA END ITS ‘INTERNAL EMBARGO’?

    WHEN WILL CUBA END ITS ‘INTERNAL EMBARGO’? by SPYRIDON MITSOTAKIS 13 Apr 2015 When I travelled for two weeks in working class areas of Cuba last year, a Cuban worker explained to me that while they hear endlessly from the government about the “American embargo against Cuba,” the real problem is the “internal embargo”—the embargo […] Continue reading

    No blogger, no Obama

    No blogger, no Obama / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on March 29, 2015 No blogger, no cry. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo 1 In the beginning was the Blog. 2 But blogs were formless and empty. 3 Repression was all over the blogosphere. 4 And the citizens saw the blogs were good. 5 So that […] Continue reading

    The Truth About ‘Tourist Apartheid’ in Cuba

    The Truth About ‘Tourist Apartheid’ in Cuba Kim-Marie Evans February 16, 2015 Contrary to recent headlines, Cuba is not flinging open its doors for tourist travel. Although there have been recent changes in U.S. regulations, it is still technically illegal for an American to be a tourist in Cuba. In fact, during a recent art-buying […] Continue reading

    Hemingway, Tourism, and the Contradictions of Revolutionary Cuba

    Hemingway, Tourism, and the Contradictions of Revolutionary Cuba Posted: 09/10/2014 3:33 pm EDT Updated: 09/10/2014 3:59 pm EDT At El Floridita bar in Old Havana, Ernest Hemingway drank in the afternoons and supposedly met his only Cuban love, Leopoldina (a sex worker). Hemingway, although he has been dead for over 50 years, is still hanging […] Continue reading

    World upside down – Why are there so many police on the beach in Cuba?

    World upside down: Why are there so many police on the beach in Cuba? July 15, 2014 What was your eye-opening travel experience? VPRO Abroad received in reply to this appeal many beautiful photos and stories. Liesbeth Eugelink from Nijmegen was in Cuba. Cigars, rum, cocktails, salsa music, vintage cars, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Ernest […] Continue reading

    THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME

    THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Posted on August 27, 2014 THE TRANSITION THAT IS ABOUT NOT TO COME The power of Castro’s dictatorship couldn’t rely only in the annihilation of all kind of opposition, despite the fact that, since January 1959, its governability depended on fear (out […] Continue reading