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El rostro ‘humano’ de la esclavitud

(Foto: cartasdesdecuba.com)<p>LA HABANA, Cuba.- “Y gracias a que tengo un sobrino que es médico”, “tuve que darle veinte dólares a la enfermera”, “por …

Backlash in Cuba

Obama’s historic visit was a smash hit in Havana. Fidel Castro wasn’t going to take that lying down.<p>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, wearing …

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Stubborn Capitalism Won’t Leave Cuba Alone

<i>Havana.</i><p>When they talk to Cubans today about the benefits of capitalism and plans are drawn to aid them in the transition to that socio-economic …

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Huevos, Huevos, Huevos & TP

The other day I was walking down the miserably hot streets of Santiago de Cuba on my way to the mercado. As I rounded the corner the women’s voices …

I tried to take a cordless drill to Cuba

It is actually very simple. You can not get decent tools in Cuba. Yes, you can purchase badly made, highly expensive, tools from Russia, but you can …

The Cuban Food Anthony Bourdain didn’t see

The Cuban Diet<p>If you have ever eaten in a Cuban restaurant in the states or been the guest of a Cuban American you have tasted some of the best food …

Cuba’s Brain Drain and its Middle Class

Cubans, especially the young, are leaving their home country at an unprecedented rate. According to Pew Research 43,159 Cubans arrived in the United …

The Casa Particular, AirBnB, and the Hosting Economy of Cuba

Last year AirBnB announced they were heading to Cuba. They admitted it wasn’t going to be easy, and I was sure it was impossible. Cuba has no …

Cuba’s Lack of Travel Infrastructure

I could not be happier about Obama’s visit to Cuba. While I realize there are political hot buttons on both sides of the issues surrounding his visit …

Why do American’s Take Credit for Everything?

The reporting about Cuba in the main stream American press is laughable at best. Thus far they have only been able to dig to the depth of cigars and …

Insanity, the Black Market and My Home

In 2015 I purchased a dilapidated home in Cuba. The word dilapidated is a bit of a misnomer in this situation, but a word that needs to be used in …

'This is pretty incredible': How Cuba – and Canada – give U.S. lung cancer patient new hope

When Mick Phillips was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, his odds of survival were not good. A lifelong smoker, the Wisconsin man was in the …

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