Discriminatory prices: how much do things cost? FERNANDO DÁMASO | La Habana | 17 de Julio de 2017 – 12:05 CEST.
The establishment of Cuba’s two different currencies (CUC and CUP), and their different applications (1×24, 1×10, 1×2 and 1×1),… Continue reading
Cuba Awaits New Trump Proposals / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 14 June 2017 — What you lose last is hope. And those who have plans to immigrate to the United States maintain bulletproof optimism.
Close to a small park in… Continue reading
Higher Taxes / Fernando Dámaso
Fernando Damaso, 6 July 2017 — It is no secret among Cubans that their government is inept and inefficient. Fifty-eight years of failure attest to this.
With the emergence of self-employment, however, officials have found… Continue reading
Eight Things You Need to Know about President Trump’s New Cuba Policy 07/13/2017 09:20 am ET William M. LeoGrande Professor of Government at American University
President Donald J. Trump signs the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of… Continue reading
The impact of Trump’s Cuba policy revisions will likely be small BY MARK FEIERSTEIN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 07/11/17 05:40 PM EDT
As U.S. officials prepare to implement President Trump’s Cuba policy, the rancor over the revised course is masking an… Continue reading
Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 4 July 2017 — The passengers leave the plane and make their way around the buckets catching the leaks from the roof. They still have a long wait in at baggage… Continue reading
Whom Do They Serve? / Fernando Dámaso
Fernando Damaso, 28 June 2017 — Whether at the municipal or provincial level, the people’s administrative councils are supposed to be looking out primarily for the interests of their constituents and, in conjunction… Continue reading
Cuban entrepreneurs brace for President Trump’s new Cuba policy BY MIMI WHITEFIELD firstname.lastname@example.org
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… Continue reading
A Neighborhood Dressed in Blue / Rebeca Monzo
At the time of the “accident” in 1959, Nuevo Vedado was the latest Havana neighborhood to be developed. Its residents included professionals and famous artists from radio and television. It was an… Continue reading
In Cuba, Growing Numbers Of Bloggers Manage To Operate In A Vulnerable Gray Area July 2, 20178:26 AM ET CARRIE KAHN
In recent years, a growing number of news and political websites have popped up in Cuba. Some are taking… Continue reading
Rebeca Monzo, Havana, 16 June 2017 — Cuba is a distant planet. It has nothing to do with the rest of the world, because nothing functions there as in the majority of civilized countries. This “planet” is ruled… Continue reading
The Dark Side Of Tourism in Cuba
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Viñales, 27 June 2018 — At the entrance to Calle Obispo a guide explains to her customers the restoration works in the historical center of Havana. A few yards away,… Continue reading
The Lethargy Of A Coastal Town In Camagüey
14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Florida, Cuba, 26 June 2017 — “The sea water cleans everything,” Agustin reflects as he calls out his merchandise. This 74-year-old forensic assistant now works renting inflatable boats for… Continue reading
Cuba From The Inside With Alternative Tour Guides
14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 21 June 2017 — Economic hardships turn many Cuban engineers to work as bartenders, doctors become taxi drivers and innumerable professionals become alternative guides for tourists. Among the… Continue reading
Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba? Elliott Abrams, Newsweek • June 22, This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site.
Congratulations to President Trump for a serious (though not total) reversal of the… Continue reading
Will New Cuba Travel Policy Hurt U.S. Airlines? Zacks Equity Research
On Jun 16, President Trump announced some changes to current U.S. policy on Cuba, which were put into action by his predecessor Barack Obama. The new policy is in… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
Being Rich Is Banned in Cuba / Iván García
Ivan Garcia, 8 June 2017 — The die is cast. At the special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power held on May 31 and June 1 at the Palace… Continue reading
You Can Still Visit Cuba—Here’s How Patrick Allan
President Trump recently announced that the U.S. will be re-instituting travel restrictions to Cuba, partially canceling Obama’s previous policy changes. So, can you still visit Cuba? It depends.
First, let’s clear up… Continue reading
How Trump’s Cuba policy impacts US travelers BY MELANIE ZANONA – 06/18/17 08:00 AM EDT 72
Americans may need to rethink their travel plans to Cuba in the wake of President Trump’s effort to crack down on the communist regime.… Continue reading
Trump’s Cuba policy tries to redefine ‘good’ U.S. tourism. That includes putting them back on tour buses. By Nick Miroff June 17 at 2:43 PM
The American traveler in Cuba — sweating, disoriented and probably a bit woozy from the… Continue reading
Foreigners and Cubans: Princes and Paupers FRANCISCO ALMAGRO DOMÍNGUEZ | Miami | 15 de Junio de 2017 – 15:39 CEST.
A woman friend of mine who lives in Miami recently traveled to the Island with her children. As her father… Continue reading
Drug smuggling a risk if US relations with Cuba shift, officials say By Patrick Oppmann, CNN Updated 1005 GMT (1805 HKT) June 12, 2017
Havana, Cuba (CNN)For Cuban officials on the front lines of the fight against drug trafficking, the… Continue reading
Havana: a city of colour and surprises The buildings in Cuba’s capital may be crumbling yet there is a great sense of civic pride Conor Horgan
Cuba is full of surprises. On my first morning in a Havana casa particular… Continue reading
Trump Will Reverse Damage Done by Obama’s Cuba Policy Jun 8th, 2017 3 min read COMMENTARY BY Mike Gonzalez @Gundisalvus Senior Fellow Mike Gonzalez is a senior fellow at the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies.
KEY… Continue reading
Cuba holiday CRISIS: Britons warned to take THIS to airport or risk being refused entry
CUBA holidays have spiked in popularity this year with a British tourist boom, but there’s one critical addition you’ll need to your trip. By CLAUDIA… Continue reading
Luxury hotels arrive in Cuba despite fears Trump may hurt tourism boom By Sarah Marsh | HAVANA
Towering cranes dot the Havana skyline as communist-run Cuba races to build luxury hotels, amid indignation among some residents and concern that U.S.… Continue reading