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Cuba reabrirá posadas por horas, “ampliando opciones para el amor”

Cuba reabrirá posadas por horas, “ampliando opciones para el amor”
julio 04, 2017

El oficialista “Trabajadores” admite que al desaparecer las “posadas”
las parejas tuvieron que recurrir para unas horas de privacidad a las
casas particulares que alquilan habitaciones, pero tres horas cuestan
ahora el equivalente a cinco dólares,y el salario medio mensual no llega
a 30. Cómo lo ve… Continue reading

Cuban entrepreneurs brace for President Trump’s new Cuba policy

Cuban entrepreneurs brace for President Trump’s new Cuba policy
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

Nidialys Acosta handles the booking for a loose association of vintage
car owners who have banded together to offer transportation for visiting
dignitaries and other groups. Clients have included a New York business
delegation led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and one of the founders of Airbnb.

But… Continue reading

Las ideas y el terror

Las ideas y el terror
HILDEBRANDO CHAVIANO MONTES | La Habana | 31 de Mayo de 2017 – 08:10 CEST.

El Departamento de Seguridad del Estado sabotea el taller sobre
Liderazgo y Activismo Ciudadano programado para este sábado 27 de mayo.
Desde horas de la mañana se presentaron esbirros de la dictadura para
advertir a los ciudadanos Leonardo Hernández Camejo,… Continue reading

Cuba a mix of corruption, impressive beauty, people

Cuba a mix of corruption, impressive beauty, people
By Amelia Rayno / Minneapolis Star Tribune

The uniformed woman’s eyes narrowed as she looked me up and down, assessing.

Seconds earlier, she had told me that the currency exchange was one
floor up at the Havana airport. Now, after processing my poor Spanish,
blond hair and unaccompanied state, her tune quickly… Continue reading

Travelling to Cuba this year? Swap your hotel for a homestay

Travelling to Cuba this year? Swap your hotel for a homestay
Nicola Trup
Evening Standard March 3, 2017

There’s a cowboy waiting outside my room. Kitted out in a checked shirt,
jeans and a Stetson, he introduces himself as Miguel, and soon we’re
clip-clopping away in a horse-drawn cart.

Trinidad, in southern Cuba, is more than just a photogenic,
Unesco-listed… Continue reading

Planning a visit to Cuba? You better find a guy to help you

Planning a visit to Cuba? You better find a guy to help you
Steve Persall, Times Movie Critic
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:00am

Anyone traveling on their own in Cuba needs to “know a guy.”

Could be a woman, but enterprising locals typically offer a guy.

Looking for a casa particular, a comfy room rented by friendly, licensed
homeowners? Someone… Continue reading

What does Trump mean to Cubans? It’s complicated

What does Trump mean to Cubans? It’s complicated
By STEVE LIPSHER
January 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

My hostess in Havana, speaking in English, frequently invoked a phrase:
“It’s complicated.”

Whether giving directions to navigating the narrow streets of historic
Habana Vieja or describing the intricacies of operating a private hostel
in an officially socialistic country, Aida would start her… Continue reading

Cuba was the opposite of everything I imagined

‘Cuba was the opposite of everything I imagined’
JANUARY 7, 20175:35PM
Kirrily Schwarz
news.com.au

BARACK Obama’s visit to Cuba in March 2015 was historic, marking the end
to decades of hostility between the two nations.
Just five months later, in August, the first commercial flight left
American soil for Havana, opening the island to mass tourism.
It’s become one of… Continue reading

In Cuba, No Cash for Gringos

In Cuba, No Cash for Gringos
The question isn’t how much cash you need in Havana, but whether or not
you brought it with you
By Brady Dale • 12/14/16 8:11am

When you don’t have much money in Havana, at least a pizza only runs
about 10 national pesos (roughly $.50, in American money). It’s not
really what Americans think… Continue reading

La muerte de Fidel Castro vista por turistas

La muerte de Fidel Castro vista por turistas
YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 30 de Noviembre de 2016 – 18:16 CET.

La muerte de Fidel Castro ha dejado a los cubanos sin transporte
público, sin programación televisiva, sin música y sin bebidas
alcohólicas por nueve días. ¿Y a los turistas?

El sábado, un taxista contaba que el viernes… Continue reading

La clave está en el turismo

La clave está en el turismo
La relación del Gobierno cubano con el turismo internacional está
convirtiendo a esta industria tanto en motor de cambio como en razón de
sobrevivencia del sistema
Redacción CE, Madrid | 10/10/2016 12:39 pm

Hace años, un joven sociólogo cubano comenzó a comentar, entre sus
amigos y compañeros de investigación, que pensaba que la solución… Continue reading

Extranjera un día, extranjera para siempre – Diario de una repatriada 2

Extranjera un día, extranjera para siempre – Diario de una repatriada 2
DOMINIQUE DELOY, La Habana | 22/08/2016

¿Cómo hacen los cubanos para saber que no soy de aquí? Llevo la misma
ropa que las cubanas (pantalón corto, camiseta y sandalias) y mi piel no
es tan blanca en este verano abrasador. Además, me jacto de hablar
bastante bien “cubano”…… Continue reading

Make the most of it – Casa particulars in Cuba

Make the most of it: Casa particulars in Cuba
Havana’s casa particulars let travellers room with the locals and
experience another side of hospitality and the city.
By GRACE LISA SCOTT Special to the Star
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016

HAVANA, CUBA — “Welcome! You are our daughter now!” said Israel Sainz in
the cosy living room of the second-floor apartment… Continue reading

INSIDE CUBA’S INTENSE ICE CREAM OBSESSION

INSIDE CUBA’S INTENSE ICE CREAM OBSESSION
In a country that’s dealt with decades of rationing, ice cream is the
public luxury. Sit down for your 15-scoop serving
BY HAMISH ANDERSON

Havana—beautiful, decaying, perfumed by diesel fumes and sweet sea
air—is a challenging place for an outsider to come to grips with, even
after repeated visits: Why has someone left the… Continue reading

Backlash in Cuba

Backlash in Cuba
Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t
going to take that lying down.
By ANN LOUISE BARDACH June 10, 2016

HAVANA—These days Fidel Castro doesn’t often leave his comfortable home
in Siboney, a leafy suburb west of this city. But on April 19, the
89-year-old Cuban leader emerged, aides at his side,… Continue reading

Bartenders Are Winning Cuba’s Embrace of Capitalism, and Doctors Are Losing

Bartenders Are Winning Cuba’s Embrace of Capitalism, and Doctors Are Losing
By Henry Grabar

Cuban state employees are abandoning their jobs for high-paying,
private-sector gigs—in Cuba. As bartenders, bellhops, and taxi drivers.

The growth of the Cuban private sector over the past two decades has
created some serious imbalances between skills and pay: A bartender with
some generous foreign customers… Continue reading

Viñales – The Cuban town that works on its own

Viñales: The Cuban town that works on its own

A thriving tourism economy spurs residents to be their own bosses
Private guest houses and restaurants line the streets
BY MIMI WHITEFIELD
mwhitefield@miamiherald.com

VIÑALES, CUBA
María Pérez sells little wooden birds and straw hats to the tourists who
visit an open-air market near this small town’s main street, but she and… Continue reading

Interview with Mary Jo Porter

Interview with Mary Jo Porter

If paradise ends where choice begins, as Arthur Miller observed, then
our digital age fantasy of paradise as a tropical island with no
Internet collapses with our choice to travel to one. The permanent
inhabitants of such an island, who live without Internet access or the
luxury of travel, would likely have a lot to… Continue reading

Cuba After Obama Left

Cuba After Obama Left
BY JON LEE ANDERSON

In the first hours after President Barack Obama’s address to the Cuban
people last Tuesday, which he delivered on the main stage of Havana’s
impeccably restored nineteenth-century Gran Teatro, several Cubans I
know told me how moved by it they had been; some confessed to having
wept. Many quoted specific lines from… Continue reading

I’m kind of bummed about Obama’s Cuba trip. But not for the reason you think.

I’m kind of bummed about Obama’s Cuba trip. But not for the reason you
think.
Christopher Reynolds

President Obama isn’t scheduled to land in Cuba until March 21, but I’m
already getting wistful over the red tape that’s likely to be cut. The
truth is, I love the idea behind some of that red tape, and it has
nothing to… Continue reading

Escritor noruego fue testigo de un domingo de represión junto a las Damas de Blanco

Escritor noruego fue testigo de un domingo de represión junto a las
Damas de Blanco
Erik Torsjusen recorrió la isla en bicicleta en los últimos 40 días para
escribir un libro sobre Cuba.
Idolidia Darias / martinoticias.com
diciembre 14, 2015

El escritor noruego Erik Torsjusen fue detenido este domingo en La
Habana mientras participaba en la campaña #TodosMarchamos junto a… Continue reading

Veterano de Angola en la miseria total

Veterano de Angola en la miseria total
noviembre 26, 2015 5:20 am

Güira de Melena, Artemisa, Jorge Bello, (PD) Jorge Adalberto Barroso
Gómez, desde muy joven se vio envuelto en la guerra, que por decisión de
Fidel Castro, llevó a los cubanos a Angola, según se dijo, en nombre del
internacionalismo. En estos momentos ya Jorge tiene 59 años de… Continue reading

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