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When Pope Benedict was in Cuba, he added a politically charged word at the last minute

When Pope Benedict was in Cuba, he added a politically charged word at
the last minute
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD, KEVIN G. HALL AND FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
Miami Herald Archives

SANTIAGO, CUBA
From the Miami Herald archives: Five years ago, Pope Benedict visited
Cuba, greeting tens of thousands of Cubans on March 26, 2012 on the
first leg of his visit to… Continue reading

Bubble Bursts for Flights Between Cuba and the United States

Bubble Bursts for Flights Between Cuba and the United States

14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 17 March 2017 — A year ago the headlines
left no doubt: Cuba was Americans’ new destination and that country’s
airlines fought for their piece of pie of flights to the island. After
the initial enthusiasm, several of these companies have cut back on the
frequency… Continue reading

The Government Prohibits Berta Soler From Leaving Cuba

The Government Prohibits Berta Soler From Leaving Cuba / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 21 March 2017 – This Tuesday, the Cuban government
prevented Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White movement, from
traveling outside the country because of an unpaid fine for for an
alleged infraction “against public adornment.” Meanwhile, the
authorities accuse her of having thrown “papers in the… Continue reading

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy /
14ymedio, Luz Escobar

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 19 March 2017 – It rained when the presidential
plane touched down on the tarmac at Havana’s Airport. On 20 March 2016,
Barack Obama began a historic visit to the island that awakened hopes
and sparked questions. One year after that visit,… Continue reading

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail

‘From now on you have no name. You are prisoner 217’: life in a Cuban jail
A brutal high-security prison was the last place Stephen Purvis expected
to end up when he moved to Havana. Stephen Gibbs tells his story
Stephen Gibbs
Sunday 19 March 2017 09.00 GMT

If you happened to go to a British embassy reception in Havana… Continue reading

Eight Truths About Cuba That the Bikini-Clad Girls Don’t Know

Eight Truths About Cuba That the Bikini-Clad Girls Don’t Know / Juan
Juan Almeida

Juan Juan Almeida, 4 March 2017 — Another crazy initiative…a bit
picturesque, perhaps interesting, but totally absurd. Representatives of
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) arrive at the José
Martí Airport in Havana with the express intention of combatting animal
abuse and creating vegetarian… Continue reading

The Cuba travel bubble is popping

Analysis: The Cuba travel bubble is popping
Fabiola Santiago
Miami Herald

At the height of the Cuba travel frenzy, unleashed by the restoration of
diplomatic relations and relaxed U.S. travel rules, not a day went by
without an onslaught of photos on social media of americanos cruising
Havana in antique convertibles and puffing on cigars. The island was
pronounced awesome,… Continue reading

Airlines Are Fleeing Cuba Again

Airlines Are Fleeing Cuba Again
American Airlines has already reduced its capacity in Cuba and JetBlue
Airways is set to do so in early May. This week, Silver Airways and
Frontier Airlines said they will exit the Cuban market entirely.
Adam Levine-Weinberg (TMFGemHunter) Mar 15, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Just six months ago, a slew of U.S. airlines were eager… Continue reading

3 ways to take a ride in Cuba

3 ways to take a ride in Cuba
When in Cuba, be sure to experience every mode of transportation that
you can, including horsecarts, bicycle taxis and a ‘Cuban Ferrari.’
By JENNIFER BAINTravel Editor
Wed., March 15, 2017

CUBA-They call Bayamo “ciudad de los coches” — the city of horsecarts —
so you know what you must do when you… Continue reading

Mexico Deports 49 Cuban Migrants

Mexico Deports 49 Cuban Migrants / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana. 13 March 2017 – Mexico’s National Institute of
Migration (INM) reported in a press release that on Monday morning it
repatriated 49 Cubans who were in the country in an irregular
situation. At 7:30 a.m. (local time) they were sent on a Federal Police
plane from Quintana Roo to Jose Marti… Continue reading

Weak demand prompts two U.S. airlines to cancel Cuba service

Weak demand prompts two U.S. airlines to cancel Cuba service
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

The shake-up continues in the Cuba travel business with two U.S.
airlines announcing Monday that they planned to cancel their routes to
the island.

Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways said it had made “the difficult but
necessary” decision to suspend all its Cuba service on April 22.… Continue reading

Airlines Drop Cuba Flights, Citing Lower Demand Than Anticipated

Airlines Drop Cuba Flights, Citing Lower Demand Than Anticipated
By FRANCES ROBLES MARCH 13, 2017

Just six months after being the first airline to sell seats on regularly
scheduled flights to Cuba, Silver Airways, a regional carrier based in
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that specializes in smaller markets, will scrap
its service to the island next month. It is the latest… Continue reading

Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free

Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free
By Marta Dhanis Published March 13, 2017 Fox News.com

The Cuba experience: This is what you get after all the exhaustive planning

Getting to the communist island after a 50-year hiatus is surprisingly
easy. There’s still a couple challenges to overcome when planning your
trip, but if you follow some simple… Continue reading

Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet foot, dry foot policy

Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet
foot, dry foot policy
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

An elderly Cuban couple is expected to remain in detention while a judge
who presided over their asylum hearing Friday makes a final
determination on their fate.

Aquilino Caraballo and Georgina Hernández, 67 and 64, have been held in… Continue reading

Want to visit Cuba before it’s commercialized? You can’t, says ‘Havana’ author

Want to visit Cuba before it’s commercialized? You can’t, says ‘Havana’
author
BY CONNIE OGLE
cogle@miamiherald.com

Journalist Mark Kurlansky has a sobering message for Americans who say
they want to visit Havana before it’s ruined.

“You can’t go before it’s wrecked because it’s already wrecked,” he
says. “It’s not the place it was in the 1950s or even the 1970s… Continue reading

PlaneSense jets to fly to Cuba, Bermuda

PlaneSense jets to fly to Cuba, Bermuda
By KIMBERLEY HAAS
Union Leader Correspondent

PORTSMOUTH — New Hampshire residents who participate in PlaneSense’s
fractional aircraft ownership program can now travel to Cuba and Bermuda.

“We have received many inquiries about travel to Cuba and Bermuda for
both business and leisure opportunities,” spokesman Matt Cookson said.

The Portsmouth company began planning for… Continue reading

Cuban Police Prevent Joanna Columbié From Boarding A Plane To Mexico

Cuban Police Prevent Joanna Columbié From Boarding A Plane To Mexico /
14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 6 March 2017 – Cuban police prevented activist Joanna
Columbié from boarding a plane this Monday heading to Mexico. The car in
which she was raveling was intercepted on the way to the airport and a
State Security official warned her that she would not… Continue reading

Report – Cuba has kept drug trafficking, consumption in check

Report: Cuba has kept drug trafficking, consumption in check
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

Although Cuba sits in close proximity to Caribbean drug lanes and the
U.S. market, the U.S. State Department’s annual narcotics control report
found that it’s not a major consumer, producer or transit point for
illegal narcotics, and drug consumption on the island remains low.

The report to… Continue reading

PETA’s ‘lettuce diplomacy’ heads to Havana

PETA’s ‘lettuce diplomacy’ heads to Havana
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

Practicing a bit of lettuce diplomacy, PETA plans to take its animal
rights and eat vegan campaign to Cuba Tuesday.

Two “lettuce ladies” clad in bikinis covered with lettuce leaves plan to
board a JetBlue Havana flight at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Airport and spend the next few day delivering $1,000… Continue reading

Undercover American Tourists in Cuba

Undercover American Tourists in Cuba / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 23 January 2017 — Miami Airport is almost a city. And the
American Airlines’ departures area is a labyrinth, with dozens of
corridors and passages. That’s why Noahn, an American living in
Michigan, arrived five hours before his flight’s scheduled departure
time to Varadero.

He was travelling with his wife,… Continue reading

After frequent price hikes, cost of visiting Cuba coming down

After frequent price hikes, cost of visiting Cuba coming down
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

American travelers checking into Cuban hotels and dining at Havana’s
more upscale private restaurants since the U.S. rapprochement with Cuba
have experienced more than a bit of sticker shock.

Since the Obama administration’s opening to Cuba allowed more Americans
to travel to the island most travel-related… Continue reading

Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners

Oswaldo Payá Award Ceremony Is Absent The Winners / 14ymedio, EFE

14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 22 February 2017 — The presentation of the Oswaldo
Payá “Freedom and Life” Prize has led to a diplomatic conflict, after
the Cuban government vetoed the entry into the country of three of the
guests: OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Former Mexican President
Felipe Calderón, and Mariana… Continue reading

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