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    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

    Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba

    Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba June 6, 2017 Albertina Nakale Windhoek-President Hage Geingob says there is much ground to cover to ensure the complete lifting of the United States of America’s long running economic and trade blockade against Cuba. Geingob made the remarks yesterday during the commencement of the 5th […] Continue reading

    Rice Without Pebbles For The Tourists

    Rice Without Pebbles For The Tourists 14ymedio, Marta Requeiro, Miami, 13 April 2017 — I still have a clear memory of the Cuban TV show Cocina a minuto, every Sunday before noon. It disappeared, of course, when it was no longer possible to make the recipes with what the people had at their disposal in […] Continue reading

    UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh

    UN Watch testimony at UNHRC interrupted by Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Bangladesh By UN Watch —— Bio and Archives March 21, 2017 GENEVA— Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Bolivia, UAE, Iran, Bangladesh, and Venezuela today attempted to silence UN human rights council testimony by the head of UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights […] 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

    American Tourists Are Eating All of Cuba’s Already Scarce Food

    American Tourists Are Eating All of Cuba’s Already Scarce Food By Clint Rainey While the idea of flying into Havana and bingeing on rum, cubanos, and ropa vieja sounds pretty satisfying, a long dive by the New York Times into the new situation down there points out there are actually consequences when so many tourists, […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Tourism Boom Is Causing Food Shortages

    Cuba’s Tourism Boom Is Causing Food Shortages Privately-owned restaurants are gobbling up the country’s vegetables by Brenna Houck@EaterDetroit Dec 8, 2016, 12:30pm EST The warming of relations between the United States government and Cuba this year created a boom in tourism for the island country. Cruise liners traveling from Miami began docking in Havana in […] Continue reading

    Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates

    Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates By AZAM AHMEDDEC. 8, 2016 HAVANA — For Lisset Felipe, privation is a standard facet of Cuban life, a struggle shared by nearly all, whether they’re enduring blackouts or hunting for toilet paper. But this year has been different, in an even more fundamental way, she […] Continue reading

    Leftist allies fly in to pay tribute to Cuba’s Castro at mass rally

    Leftist allies fly in to pay tribute to Cuba’s Castro at mass rally Raul Castro swears allegiance in front of Fidel Castro’s urn By Sarah Marsh | HAVANA (Reuters) – Leaders of Cuba’s leftist allies and other developing countries arrive in Havana on Tuesday for a mass rally commemorating Fidel Castro, the rebel who seized […] Continue reading

    Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This?

    Why Do We Cubans Put Up With All This? / Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces Cubanet, Roberto Jesús Quiñones Haces, Guantanamo, Cuba, 3 November 2016 — In talking to fellow countrymen and foreigners, the question comes up: Why do we Cubans have put up with so much abuse from the Castros? The question is raised […] 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

    La razón de lo irrazonable

    La razón de lo irrazonable ¿Cómo es posible que los obreros calificados que han participado en la restauración de la Habana Vieja no puedan trabajar en unas obras de reacondicionamiento para hoteles de lujo, en manos de una empresa francesa? Waldo Acebo Meireles, Miami | 27/07/2016 11:53 am La noticia de inicio produce estupor y […] Continue reading

    Camino del Mausoleo con sus mitos y realidades (II)

    Camino del Mausoleo con sus mitos y realidades (II) Segunda y última parte del artículo Rafael del Pino, EEUU | 21/06/2016 9:00 am Era evidente que el régimen del apartheid estaba sentenciado por todos los intereses de la economía de mercado desde mediados de los 80. Pero, ¿cómo desmantelar este muñeco grotesco sin derramamientos de […] Continue reading

    57 Years Later – Towards A New Contract For Cuba (Pt. 1)

    57 Years Later: Towards A New Contract For Cuba (Pt. 1) / 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua 14ymedio, Manuel Cuesta Morua, Havana, 7 May 2016 — I am offering, for critical discussion, a viewpoint discussed in more than one place about what I consider the progressive and punctilious deconstruction of our national project. Cuba is no […] 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

    Escudriñando el panorama de Cuba

    Escudriñando el panorama de Cuba abril 20, 2016 3:06 pm por Frank Cosme Santos Suárez, La Habana, Frank Cosme, (PD) Unas semanas antes de que se restablecieran las relaciones diplomáticas entre Cuba y EU en diciembre del 2014, se dio un paseíto por La Habana el Sr. José M. García Margallo, ministro de Asuntos Exteriores […] Continue reading