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Can ocean science bring Cuba and the United States together?

Can ocean science bring Cuba and the United States together? JORGE ALBERTO ANGULO-VALDES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA June 5, 2017 Updated: June 5, 2017 6:02pm (THE CONVERSATION) Cuba is the ecological crown jewel of the Caribbean. It harbors thousands of the region’s endemic species and about half of its coastal ecosystems. It is rare to find […] 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

Cuban lechón can be ordered in Miami but roasted and eaten on the island

Cuban lechón can be ordered in Miami but roasted and eaten on the island ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com René Mesa, better known as Piro, is said to be one of the best cooks in Cuba for the coveted roasted pig. At his farm, located about 30 miles east of Havana between the towns of Jaruco and […] Continue reading

How does one keep a pet in Cuba?

How does one keep a pet in Cuba? MARÍA MATIENZO PUERTO | La Habana | 5 de Agosto de 2016 – 14:11 CEST. Animals are amongst those that bear the brunt of an economic crisis. They are the voiceless, right-deprived victims of a system that does not even work for their owners. According to Ana, […] Continue reading

Florida farmers worry about Cuba organic growers

Florida farmers worry about Cuba organic growers Jeanette Leehr, Round Earth Media 4:11 p.m. EDT March 18, 2016 Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story did not make clear that opening a Department of Agriculture office in Cuba is a proposal that has not been approved. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When third-generation farmer […] 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

Cuba Announces Measures to Stop Decline in University Enrollment

Cuba Announces Measures to Stop Decline in University Enrollment / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Posted on January 24, 2016 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 23 January 2016 – The upcoming school year will see transformations in access to higher education. The changes affect both regular and distance courses, and eliminate the entrance exams for the latter. This measure […] Continue reading

Deportees in Their Own Country

Deportees in Their Own Country / Cubanet, Reinaldo Cosano Posted on May 18, 2015 Cuban Apartheid, suffered by families who abandoned their homes and went to Havana in search of a new life Cubanet.org, Reinaldo Emilio Cosano Alen, Havana, 15 May 2015 – Rodolfo Castro, from Santiago de Cuba, met with three other young men […] Continue reading

Cuba moves into new luxury niche – purebred horses

Cuba moves into new luxury niche: purebred horses ELITE JUMPERS ARE DRAWING BUYERS—AND REVENUE—TO COUNTRY Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 12:00 am Associated Press HAVANA — Already renowned for fine rum and fancy cigars, Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin American elites to the communist-run island: elite jumping horses. […] Continue reading

Horse breeding brings Cuba a rich new source of income – thanks to thoroughbreds from the Netherlands

Horse breeding brings Cuba a rich new source of income – thanks to thoroughbreds from the Netherlands ANNE-MARIE GARCIA HAVANA Sunday 15 February 2015 It has long been famed for the quality of its rum and the calibre of its finest cigars. Now Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin […] Continue reading

Traffic to increase at BR port after U.S. lifts embargo on Cuba

Traffic to increase at BR port after U.S. lifts embargo on Cuba Jan 29, 2015 2:09 AM RST By Kiran Chawla BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Louisiana hopes to cash in on the United States lifting a decades old embargo on Cuba by offering to them what the Bayou State prides itself on — it’s […] Continue reading

At the Train Station We’re All Fighters

At the Train Station We’re All Fighters / 14ymedio, Lilianne Ruiz Posted on June 4, 2014 In Havana, travelers bound for the provinces don’t just say goodbye from the platform, they wage a daily battle for survival Lilanne Ruiz, Havana / June 4, 2014 – It’s seven p.m. in Havana. The train to Guantanamo has […] Continue reading

Fidel is a talented, egotistical guy who hates the Cuban people

Fidel is a talented, egotistical guy who hates the Cuban people / Augusto Cesar San Martin Posted on March 30, 2014 Havana, Cuba — Hubert Matos is a symbol of the struggle against the tyranny that has dominated Cuba since 1959. As an admirer of his rebelliousness and perseverance — something that characterized him until […] Continue reading

Is Baseball Finished in Cuba?

Is Baseball Finished in Cuba? / Ivan Garcia Posted on March 26, 2014 Fidel Castro has been an effective gravedigger. He buried sugar crops and the agricultural abundance of old. Recently, Cuba had to import sugar from Brazil and the Dominican Republic to meet the consumption needs of international tourists. With this type of negative […] Continue reading

Demystifying las UMAP – The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba

Demystifying las UMAP: The Politics of Sugar, Gender, and Religion in 1960s Cuba Joseph Tahbaz ’15 History major Dartmouth College Joseph.A.A.Tahbaz.15@dartmouth.edu Abstract: The UMAP, las Unidades Militares de Ayuda a la Producción, were forced-work agricultural labor camps operated by the Cuban government during the mid-1960s in the east-central province of Camagüey. The current academic literature […] Continue reading
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