Cuba

Five things you need to know about Trump’s Cuba policy — and who it will hurt

On Friday, President Trump announced in front of a crowd gathered in Miami’s Little Havana that he was “canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba.” His policy’s goal, he explained, is to spark political change on the socialist island. The policy aims to do so by …

Latin America

Minnesota will still engage with Cuba despite Trump setback

HAVANA (Reuters) - Minnesota's government and businesses will continue to engage with Cuba in the areas they can, like agricultural trade, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's partial rollback of the detente, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said on Thursday.<p>The first U.S. state representative to …

Latin America

El Bloqueo Redux: Trump's Cuba Policies Strike a Familiar Chord

Trump climbed into a rhetorical time machine in unveiling his rollback of Obama-era Cuba measures last week<p>When members of the dwindling cadre of …

Latin America

3 Books That Help Explain American-Cuban Relations

As President Trump prepares to fundamentally rethink the reconciliation with Cuba initiated by Barack Obama, here are a few books that shed light on the two countries’ historically fraught — yet intertwined — relationship:<p><b>ON BECOMING CUBAN</b><b><br>Identity, Nationality, and Culture (1999)</b><br>By Louis A. Pérez …

Latin America

Hemingway's Cuba, Cuba's Hemingway

A norther was raging over havana, bending and twisting the royal palm fronds against a threatening gray sky. My taxi splashed through the puddles …

Latin America

Elliott Abrams: Has Trump Made the Right Move in Cuba?

In the years since Obama acted, human rights in Cuba have gotten worse.

World News

Trump’s hawkish Cuba order will damage US influence in Latin America

Donald Trump has issued a directive to tighten travel and business restrictions on Cuba. He is effectively reversing Barack Obama’s efforts to …

Embargo

How an Afro-Cuban Visionary Made a Man’s World Her Own

Late last week, the Trump administration announced that it would be re-abnormalizing the relationship between the United States and Cuba. A few days earlier, El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan opened “NKame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón,” reminding us exactly how much we have to …

The Arts

Organic urban gardens in Cuba have a desperate history

Amid the bustle of the current tourism boom, it's easy to forget that it was a different scene a generation ago during Cuba’s “Special Period,” …

Latin America

Australian notes

The new aristocrats<p>Listen these days to some of the world’s elite politicians, commentators and officials pontificate and you’d think you were living back in the 1820s and everyone was talking about the <i>First Reform Bill</i> that wanted to (and eventually did) increase who could vote in British …

Fidel Castro

Cuba says regional marijuana liberalization is fueling trafficking

| HAVANA<p>The liberalization of marijuana laws is fueling drug trafficking but Cuba will not follow the trend of loosening restrictions on marijuana, a government official said on Thursday.<p>Antonio Israel Ibarra, the secretary of the National Drugs Commission, gave no specific figures for comparison …

Latin America

Malecón. Havana, Cuba. By Andrew Tso.

<b>Malecón.</b> Havana, Cuba. By Andrew Tso.<p><i>JPGs</i> <i>is a photo peek into wherever gamers might find interesting. If you’re a photographer and have images you</i> …

Latin America

The Miami Herald panders | Miami Herald

VShame on the Miami Herald’s Editorial Board for pandering to the Cuban old guard with its June 16 editorial, “Time to make Cuba pay for its …

Latin America

Cuba's Daymé Arocena found her religion through music

Daymé Arocena strolls onstage barefoot, beaming as her band primes an audience in Boston for 90 minutes of Cuban jazz.<p>Her head is wrapped in a white turban and she wears a white dress — the color of Santería, the Afro-Cuban religion born out of European Catholicism and West African Yoruba rituals …

Music

A Misguided Cuba Roll-back

President Donald Trump’s 16 June announcement that his administration will partially reverse efforts to restore diplomatic ties and normalise …

Latin America

The True Story of Ernest Hemingway's Favorite Bar

Three places lay claim to the title, but there can be only one.<p>In the 56 years since Ernest Hemingway died, even the most mundane details of his …

Latin America

What to See in Havana: An Insiders Guide to the Cuban City

Havana guidebooks are outdated relics which not only relay misinformation but also highlight an insular view of the city — focusing on places rather …

Latin America

Chicago youth soccer players to play in Cuba

Some young athletes are making Chicago proud with their first of a kind trip to Cuba.<p>Members of the Chicago KICS Academy are headed to Cuba to play …

Latin America

Cuba should leave

Protesters in Venezuela should be carrying placards and banners demanding that the Cubans leave Venezuela: “Venezuela for Venezuela” or the like. …

Opinion

For The First Time, Young Athletes From Chicago Travel To Cuba To Play Soccer

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — Some young Chicago soccer players are getting the chance to make history with a big road trip – and they might have picked the …

Latin America

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On a trip to Cuba in the summer of 2016, chef David Guas was driving through Havana when a Dominos delivery bike cut him off. When he last visited in …

Latin America

Cuban Officials Think Very Little of Trump's New Tourism Restrictions

Cuba’s foreign minister rejected President Donald Trump’s new policy toward the island, saying Monday that “we will never negotiate under pressure or …

Latin America

How Tour Operators Navigate Trump's New Cuba Policies

<i>PHOTO: Havana, Cuba streetscape. (</i><i>photo</i> <i>by David Cogswell)</i><p>The day President Trump announced he was canceling Obama’s “deal” to open travel to Cuba, …

Latin America

What You Need to Know About Traveling to Cuba Under New Trump Policy

How traveling from the U.S. to the island nation will change under Trump's order<p>On Friday, President Trump unveiled a directive canceling portions of …

Latin America

Fly Fishing in Cuba for Bonefish: It Doesn’t Get Any Better

<i>If you can find a way to go fly fishing in cuba for bonefish, you are living a dream come true.</i> Not to bring politics into a fishing article, but …

Fishing

New U.S. Cuba Policy Is Unpopular, Just Like President Trump

The president has invoked "God's help" to free Cuba, but religious leaders disagree with his new policy. And they aren't the only ones.

World News

Trump should follow Obama's path on Cuba

In the five months since Donald Trump became president he has continually announced policies that seem to confound world leaders on his foreign …

Latin America

Trump's travel restrictions won't reform Cuba | Editorials

It isn't a complete return to Cold War tensions, but President Donald Trump's tough talk last week about Cuba is not a productive way to end …

Latin America

Director of U.S. office that oversees Radio, TV Martí resigns

The director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, the U.S. federal body that oversees Radio and TV Martí as well as the Martí Noticias website, …

Latin America

What Do Trump's New Restrictions on Cuba Travel Mean For Tourists?

The "Cuban Thaw" might be more short-lived than Americans originally thought, thanks to the Trump administration. In December 2014, then-President Barack Obama and President Raúl Castro announced their plan to move toward improved relations between the US and Cuba. After over 50 years of hostility, …

Latin America