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    Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers. Casey Corr // Jan 11, 2017 Cuba has an outsized presence in American culture. The reminders begin when you step off the airplane at Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Blasted by hot, moist Caribbean […] Continue reading
    Cuba’s Frozen Revolution September 27, 2016 By Tad Boniecki HAVANA TIMES — I came to write this piece because I was fascinated reading the Lonely Planet’s account of Cuban history. Wanting to share it, I summarized it. Yet I realized that something vital was missing from the Lonely Planet, namely a summing up of Cuba […] Continue reading
    Cubans are using simple hacks to get around limited and expensive internet WRITTEN BY Ed Augustin OBSESSION Havana, Cuba Cuba remains one of the world’s least connected countries, but that’s slowly changing. In July last year, Etecsa, the state-owned telecoms company, launched the country’s first wifi hotspots. A year on, and over 100 hotspots have […] Continue reading
    In Cuba, seedlings of capitalism Updated: AUGUST 11, 2016 — 12:53 PM EDT by Michael Smerconish, Inquirer Columnist Entrepreneurship might seem like an odd word to associate with Cuba, but it seems increasingly apt, given the individuals I met during a week traveling the island. From the tobacco fields three hours outside of Havana to […] Continue reading
    Cuba: A country stuck in time Finding beauty, desolation and my roots in the land of my ancestors Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:00 pm Viviana Pernot Staff photographer It is the most desolate place I have ever seen. It is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. On nearly every block of cities […] Continue reading
    Obama and Cuban myths debunked YESENIA FERNÁNDEZ SELIER | Nueva York | 5 Abr 2016 – 12:30 pm. Without any shots, threats or military invasions, the US’s 44th president, Barack Hussein Obama, arrived in and departed from Cuba. Cubans all over were glued to their screens, engaging in the inevitable debate about his visit’s motivations […] Continue reading
    UNCOVERING GAY HAVANA, CUBA After a 45-minute flight, we land on the cracked-concrete runway of José Martí International Airport, walk off the plane onto a seemingly deserted airstrip, and are greeted by a white bust of revolutionary José Martí. BY JOSEPH PEDRO In old Havana there is a tree that’s said to be older than […] Continue reading
    Revolution 2.0: What 40 American Entrepreneurs Learned In Cuba Loren Feldman FORBES STAFF Not long after we arrived in Cuba last month, we heard our first jokes about the country. In one, Presidents Vladimir Putin, George W. Bush and Fidel Castro have all died and gone to Hell. There, they meet the devil who tells […] Continue reading
    Voices: In Cuba, Economic Contradictions Amid Change BY JOSÉ GABILONDO MIAMI, FL — In Havana last week, I thought about how much its economy had changed since my first visit in college. At that time, Cuba got Soviet subsidies. After they ended, the island entered its periodo especial en tiempos de paz – its special […] Continue reading
    Cuba’s Customs and the Import Market July 24, 2014 Once again putting the cart ahead of the oxen FERNANDO RAVSBERG* HAVANA TIMES — In Cuba, hacerse el sueco (literally “playing the Swede”) is a popular idiom that means to play dumb and to pretend not to notice the obvious. I believe that, following the implementation […] Continue reading
    Posted on Friday, 09.06.13 Climate change threatens Caribbean’s water supply BY DANICA COTO ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Experts are sounding a new alarm about the effects of climate change for parts of the Caribbean — the depletion of already strained drinking water throughout much of the region. Rising sea levels could contaminate […] Continue reading
    Posted on Saturday, 05.22.10 PERSONAL STORIES My mother’s Mariel Odyssey By VIRGINIA GIL A small, dirty, white boat. It’s rusted and smells of fish. Aboard: a collection of Cubans. Sixty in all. Among them was my mother, Luisa Alonso, a single, 25-year-old woman, who would reluctantly assume the moniker la marielita. My mother had always […] Continue reading
    Cuba: Close, but no cigar for U.S. touristsBy Kitty Bean Yancey, USA TODAYHAVANA — The country famed for vintage architecture, rum, cigars and '50s cars has a new spin. Cuba and its tourism industry are ramping up with hip hotels, Chinese-made tour buses and restaurants serving trendy international dishes, partly in anticipation of an influx […] Continue reading
    History Lessons on Cuba for a New PresidentBy ANTHONY DePALMAPublished: January 3, 2009 I first set foot in Havana 30 years ago because Jimmy Carter thought he could end the tensions that had torn apart millions of families, including my own. It seemed like a new beginning, but it turned out to be more of […] Continue reading
    The End of the End of the RevolutionBy ROGER COHENPublished: December 5, 2008 ON MY FIRST DAY IN HAVANA I wandered down to the Malecón, the world's most haunting urban seafront promenade. A norte was blustering, sending breakers crashing over the stone dike built in 1901 under short-lived American rule. Bright explosions of spray unfurled […] Continue reading
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