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How to get off the eaten track in Santiago de Cuba

How to get off the eaten track in Santiago de Cuba
A trip to Santiago de Cuba should start with dinner at a paladar
(family-run restaurant) and end with drinks on the roof of the Hotel
Casa Granda.
By JENNIFER BAIN Travel Editor
Wed., June 21, 2017

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA-Ramon Guilarte welcomes us to his home and
restaurant with… Continue reading

Vancouver skateboarder helps spread sport in Cuba

Vancouver skateboarder helps spread sport in Cuba
Norma Ibarra is on her 2nd trip to Cuba to donate boards from Vancouver
CBC News Posted: Jun 20, 2017 7:55 AM PT Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017 7:55
AM PT

For a country with no skate shops, Cuba’s skateboarding scene is
incredibly vibrant.

That’s what Vancouver skateboarder and photographer Norma Ibarra says.… Continue reading

Trump: New policy on Cuba begins with enforcement of U.S. law

Trump: New policy on Cuba begins with enforcement of U.S. law
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

The new Cuba policy announced by President Donald Trump makes it clear
the president will be looking to the Cuban Liberty and Democratic
Solidarity Act of 1996 — also known as the Helms-Burton Act — in forging
his new take on Cuba.

“Our new policy… 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.

Twice a week, Thursdays and… Continue reading

Man sentenced in N.B. for illegally importing Cuban rock iguanas

Man sentenced in N.B. for illegally importing Cuban rock iguanas
Canada Border Services Agency
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published Friday, June 9, 2017 3:33PM ADT

FREDERICTON — An Ontario man has been sentenced in New Brunswick to
three months in jail for illegally trafficking in threatened iguanas.
Grigori Zaharov and a companion were intercepted by Canada Border
Services Agency officers last… Continue reading

Honda pagará a EE.UU. por presunta violación del embargo a Cuba

Honda pagará a EE.UU. por presunta violación del embargo a Cuba
Se firmaron 13 contratos de “leasing” con la embajada cubana en Canadá
Viernes, junio 9, 2017 | Agencias

WASHINGTON.- La empresa financiera American Honda Finance Corporation
(AHFC) acordó pagar al Gobierno estadounidense 87.255 dólares para
resolver un caso civil por su presunta violación del embargo económico a
Cuba, informó… Continue reading

Getting Dressed in Cuba

Getting Dressed in Cuba / Iván García

Ivan Garcia, 15 May 2017 — The plastic drawers holding garments for men
and women give off the usual scent of things that have have been in
storage for a long time. We are in a government-run store that sells
used clothing on the Calzada de Monte, a busy thoroughfare lined with
state-owned… Continue reading

Nueva reunión sobre asuntos migratorios entre Cuba y Canadá

Nueva reunión sobre asuntos migratorios entre Cuba y Canadá
Por una migración “regular, ordenada y segura”
Martes, mayo 30, 2017 | Agencias

LA HABANA, Cuba.- Cuba y Canadá celebrarán la II ronda de conversaciones
sobre asuntos migratorios los días 1 y 2 de junio próximo en Ottawa para
evaluar los avances bilaterales en esa esfera, informó hoy la
Cancillería de… Continue reading

Can We Progress in Cuba under the Current Model?

Can We Progress in Cuba under the Current Model?
May 29, 2017

HAVANA TIMES — I couldn’t help but think about the analogy of a popular
Cuban saying when reflecting upon the prospects we have of our economy
progressing by 2030, while reading about a case in the Juventud Rebelde
newspaper last week.

The article talks about the solution of… Continue reading

Exiliados piden a Justin Trudeau que ayude a cubanos varados

Exiliados piden a Justin Trudeau que ayude a cubanos varados
NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Justin Trudeau, el primer ministro canadiense que ha conquistado la
internet, podría quizás emerger como héroe en el drama de los migrantes
cubanos que quedaron varados tras el fin de la política de “pies secos,
pies mojados”.

Al menos esa es la esperanza del Ramón Saúl… Continue reading

Canadá sugiere que no planea asistir a cubanos varados en Latinoamérica

Canadá sugiere que no planea asistir a cubanos varados en Latinoamérica
Según portavoz del Ministerio de Inmigración y Ciudadanía
Martes, mayo 16, 2017 | Agencias

TORONTO.- Canadá sugirió ayer que no tiene planes para aceptar a decenas
de cubanos que se encuentran varados en varios países latinoamericanos
desde la llegada a la Presidencia de Estados Unidos de Donald Trump.

El… Continue reading

Canada Studies A Petition to Award Refuge to Cuban Migrants

Canada Studies A Petition to Award Refuge to Cuban Migrants

14ymedio, Miami, 13 May 2017 – The Canadian government has responded to
a request for refuge made by the Democracy Movement on behalf of
thousands of Cubans who were stranded at several locations in the
Americas after the decision by the United States last January to end the
wet foot/dry… Continue reading

Canadá estudia petición para dar refugio a migrantes cubanos

Canadá estudia petición para dar refugio a migrantes cubanos
El Movimiento Democracia envió una solicitud en febrero
Domingo, mayo 14, 2017 | CubaNet

MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- Una solicitud hecha por el Movimiento Democracia
en nombre de los miles de cubanos que han quedado varados por toda
Latinoamérica tras el fin de la política de “pies secos, pies mojados”,
ha sido… Continue reading

Competing airline offers L.A. tickets to family refused Cuba vacation refund

Competing airline offers L.A. tickets to family refused Cuba vacation refund

Air Canada comes to the rescue for Calgary family

Calgary family who thought struggles with Sunwing Vacations would ground
travel plans, is set to depart. Kamil Karamali explains.
Sunwing refuses cancellation request

A family fearing the Zika virus will affect their unborn child can’t get
a refund on a… Continue reading

Family refused Cuba vacation refund after unexpected pregnancy

Family refused Cuba vacation refund after unexpected pregnancy
Sunwing refuses cancellation request
A family fearing the Zika virus will affect their unborn child can’t get
a refund on a flight to Cuba. Kamil Karamali has details.
Jackie Dunham, CTVNews.ca
@JaclynLDunham
Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:03AM EDT

What began as a dream vacation for one Calgary family quickly turned
into… Continue reading

Communist-ruled Cuba hosts first transgender Mass

Communist-ruled Cuba hosts first transgender Mass
By Sarah Marsh and Anett Rios | MATANZAS, CUBA

For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual
was stigmatized in Communist-ruled, macho Cuba, making the Mass held by
three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the
more groundbreaking.

Rainbow flags decorated the chapel, while the pastors, who… Continue reading

Is Cuba’s potential tourism growth a threat to the rest of the Caribbean?

Is Cuba’s potential tourism growth a threat to the rest of the Caribbean?
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

You might think other Caribbean tourism destinations would be ready to
flip their sandals as Cuba’s tourism numbers continue to climb.

International visitors to Cuba last year rose by 13.9 percent to a
record 4 million, second only to the Dominican Republic (5.96… Continue reading

What would happen in Cuba if Maduro fell?

What would happen in Cuba if Maduro fell?
ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 1 de Mayo de 2017 – 09:38 CEST.

There are probably not many Cubans who are aware of the economic and
social tsunami that the fall of the military regime in Venezuela could
unleash upon them. They can’t be. Reading Granma, Juventud Rebelde, and
Trabajadores,… Continue reading

Happiness

Happiness / Somos+

Somos+, Roberto Camba, 21 March 2017 — The United Nations has just
launched the 2017 World Happiness Report, coinciding with the World
Happiness Day on March 20th. From its first publication in 2012, the
world has come to understand more and more that happiness has to be used
as the correct measure with regards to social progress… Continue reading

The Fidel Castro Fair

The Fidel Castro Fair / Iván García

Iván García , 21 February 2017 — The wood charcoal embers are slowly
browning half a dozen kebabs with vegetables, pineapples and pieces of
pork, while, on a shelf, the flies are hovering around the steamed corn
cobs.

From very early in the morning, Jesús, a chubby mulatto with calloused
hands, gets on… Continue reading

SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR: THE JEWS OF CUBA

SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR: THE JEWS OF CUBA
BYDANIELLE ZIRI APRIL 16, 2017 07:20
Cuban Jews face challenges with hope.

HAVANA, CUBA – On a quiet, tree-lined street of Havana’s Vedado, a
residential neighborhood just steps away from the sea, one may come
across a simple yet striking construction.

A dozen yellow-brownish marble steps lead to a large… Continue reading

El mejor lanzador de Cuba se va a Canadá

El mejor lanzador de Cuba se va a Canadá
El granmense Lázaro Blanco jugará con el equipo Los Capitales de Québec
Lunes, abril 10, 2017 | Agencias

LA HABANA, Cuba.- El pelotero cubano Lázaro Blanco, considerado el mejor
lanzador de la isla en la actualidad, jugará con el equipo canadiense
los Capitales de Québec, confirmó hoy el propio jugador a… Continue reading

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