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Cuba’s Fake Transport Co-ops

Cuba’s Fake Transport Co-ops 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 18 May 2017 — In an effort to persuade Cubans and the international left that “Cuba is building socialism,” while seeking to convince the world that Castroism is abandoning State Totalitarianism and also trying to counteract the relative independence achieved by the so-called boteros, or boatmen, as […] Continue reading

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms

Repression in Cuba Comes in Many Forms March 7, 2017 By Osmel Ramirez Alvarez HAVANA TIMES — Every Sunday, there is the “Los Chinos” agro-market fair in the city of Holguin in eastern Cuba. Trucks loaded with produce come from all over the country, mainly from its central provinces. As there is competition and since […] Continue reading

Cuba opens to world at Havana trade fair but few U.S. companies arepresent

Cuba opens to world at Havana trade fair but few U.S. companies are present BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com HAVANA Despite the Obama administration’s efforts to build a new business relationship with Cuba, U.S. companies were far from center stage at the 34th Havana International Fair. The fair, which began Monday and runs through Friday, is […] Continue reading

Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid

Five Nights in Cuba’s Tourist Apartheid / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 August 2016 — On a cloudy afternoon in early July, I went with my daughter to the reservation office in the basement of the Habana Libre hotel, to reserve for mid-August five nights in a hotel in Cayo Coco, in the north of […] Continue reading

A Lighter Version of Cuba’s Special Period

A Lighter Version of Cuba’s Special Period / Iván García Iván García, 23 July 2016 — It was announced on Friday, July 8 that Cuba had experienced an economic recession in the first half of this year and that there would be cutbacks in fuel consumption. If the country had a stock exchange or a […] Continue reading

Cuba opens up to U.S., revealing its paradoxes

Cuba opens up to U.S., revealing its paradoxes Much has changed during half-century embargo BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN SPECIAL TO THE BLADE HAVANA — This city is a short 45 minutes from Miami, but until the relaxation of travel between Cuba and the United States, it could have been at the end of the world. […] Continue reading

Off the Tourist Trail in Cuba

Off the Tourist Trail in Cuba by Lauren Matison February 29, 2016 A seven-day journey through Havana in search of responsible travel opportunties yields inspiring discoveries beyond the government-regulated tourism industry. It’s been like this for the past 56 years, you think the first time you see Havana’s Linea Street: a wide thoroughfare lined with […] Continue reading

A primer on Cuba; many Minnesotans welcome a changing policy toward Cuba

A primer on Cuba; many Minnesotans welcome a changing policy toward Cuba By Chuck Slocum FEBRUARY 7, 2016 — 2:00PM RAMON ESPINOSA • ASSOCIATED PRESS Located less than 100 miles from Florida, Cuba and its relations with the United States are changing rapidly. With a population about the size of Ohio — 11.2 million — […] Continue reading

Cows, Capitalism and the Future of Cuba

Cows, Capitalism and the Future of Cuba By Taylor Wofford 12/2/15 at 1:53 PM Every time Gator ejaculated, Dan Marvel grossed 10 grand. At the time of his death last year, the bull was a ton and a half of genetic perfection—or as close to it as has ever been recorded for his breed (Red […] Continue reading

From Ferry Line to Internet Line

From Ferry Line to Internet Line / Yoani Sanchez Posted on May 7, 2015 Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 7 May 2015 – Toward the other side of the sea, that point on the horizon that so many Cubans dream of, several of the curious were gazing yesterday as they sat along Havana’s Malecon. Hours earlier […] Continue reading

4 Die, 16 injured in accident in central Cuba

4 Die, 16 injured in accident in central Cuba Published February 01, 2015 EFE Four people were killed and 16 others injured when a truck flipped over on a highway in Sancti Spiritus, a province in central Cuba, state media reported. The accident occurred Saturday on a road that leads to Trinidad, the capital of […] Continue reading

Building the new Cuban economy

Building the new Cuban economy BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MWHITEFIELD@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/13/2014 7:00 AM 12/13/2014 12:00 PM Just a couple years ago, tourists who wanted to sample one of Cuba’s paladares were on their own. A bus from state tour operator Havantur wouldn’t think of stopping to allow visitors to dine on roast pork or grilled red […] Continue reading

Touring Cuba by bicycle: Take the challenge

Touring Cuba by bicycle: Take the challenge Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:15 am Ken Youngblood So you’ve flirted with the dream of touring Cuba by bicycle. Go for it. But not because the media tell you it’s a “cyclist’s paradise.” Go because there are no real legal obstacles you can’t overcome and you are […] Continue reading

Team notes changes in Cuba in six years of mission trips

Team notes changes in Cuba in six years of mission trips Friday, August 22, 2014 By PAUL COLLINS – Bulletin Staff Writer Villa Heights Baptist Church has sent a mission team to Cuba off and on for about six years, according to the church’s pastor, the Rev. Keith Spangenberg, who said he has seen some […] Continue reading

Searching for Cuba’s Cows

Searching for Cuba’s Cows June 16, 2014 Jorge Milanes Despaigne HAVANA TIMES — “Look mom, a big ram!” yelled a kid at the top of his lungs, thrilled at seeing the animal through the bus window. He was going to Pinar del Rio’s Viñales valley for a daytrip with his family. His comment made some […] Continue reading
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