Cuba

Other Meetings Jared Kushner Has Attended Without Realizing What They Were

June, 2015<br>Disney Imagineers Meeting<p>Kushner accidentally attended a creative development meeting of the Disney Imagineers after mistaking it for the …

Fidel Castro

Poor Che Guevara is stuck selling luxe apartments and office space now

"A revolutionary place to live and work" the advertisement says, adding a cigar and sunglasses to Guevara.<p>In an effort to advertise apartments and office space, a company chose to use a massive version of an iconic image of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. Predictably, a Twitter users image of …

Liberal POV

Amid Trump's Grim Cuba Talk, Havana Maestros Offer Brighter Vision

On a recent Friday evening in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, less than two miles from Trump Tower, a Cuban band known as the Havana Maestros took the stage at trendy NeueHouse Madison Square to deliver a live performance in celebration of new album <i>AmeriCuba</i>.<p>The record combines a decade-spanning …

Latin America

Open University under investigation after it emerges that Cuban students are banned from institution

The Open University has become embroiled in a row with Cuba, after it emerged that they do not allow Cuban students to enrol on their courses.<p>The ban - which has been in place since 2014 - came to light when a Cuban student was accepted by lecturers for a PhD at the institution, only to be told by …

Education

Treasury issues clarifications on Trump's new Cuba policy | Miami Herald

As the Trump administration continues to work on rules to implement its new Cuba policy, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control issued …

Latin America

Four Things Travelers Should Never Pack for a Trip to Cuba

While Obama seemingly threw open the doors for American travelers to Cuba, the country is still among the most restrictive in the Western hemisphere …

Latin America

Leader of Dem Party Says America’s Health Care System Should Look More Like Cuba’s — And Russia's

A leader of the Democratic Party is now on record saying that the American health care system should look more like communist Cuba’s or even Russia’s.<p>…

Health Care

Ontario family stranded in Cuba after son falls ill on vacation

It was intended to be a fun-filled family getaway in Cuba, but it soon changed course when a young family member fell ill. Now a Hamilton family is …

Latin America

Miami shows embrace Cuba-based artists, as tensions linger | Miami Herald

President Donald Trump's effort to reverse a historic opening between the U.S. and Cuba is raising tensions in South Florida's exile enclave, where …

Latin America

Direct London-Cuba flight announced

Sun-seeking travellers flying out of the London’s airport have a new vacation option.<p>Sunwing is introducing flights from the London International …

Southwestern Ontario

Save $500 Per Person on Cuba Yachting Packages!

Amazing CUBA packages aboard the Voyager Mega-Yacht!<p>This amazing state of the art Mega Yacht accommodates 72 passengers in 36 cabins. This vessel …

Latin America

Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving post

HAVANA (AP) — The public face of Cuba's diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada, officials said Sunday.<p>Josefina Vidal was sworn in to her new role at a ceremony presided over by President Raul Castro, according to Cuban media. Officials said …

Latin America

Cuban tourism bouyant but other economic sectors find it hard to keep afloat | Miami Herald

Cuba’s historic cities, vibrant culture and sandy beaches were the star performers of the economy in the first half of the year, pulling in 23.2 …

Latin America

Cuba’s Accidental Offshore Eden

Pristine reefs, thanks to the U.S. embargo<p>Dotted with crater-sized potholes, the highway extending the length of Cuba is mostly empty and desolate, …

Latin America

Cuba’s Top Negotiator Who Brokered Deal With US Named as Envoy

<b>Havana:</b> Cuba has reassigned the woman who led two years of intense negotiation with the United States under the detente worked out by former US …

Latin America

What Coinbase's Cuba Problem Says About the Bitcoin Business

As travelers to Cuba can attest, an unfortunate reality of cryptocurrency services today is the poor customer support.<p>After taking a vacation to the …

Cryptocurrency

US Cuba tour operators gear up for Trump's travel crackdown

HAVANA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump in June rolled back …

Latin America

A cruise line is sending a second ship to Cuba next year despite new restrictions on traveling there

While individual Americans won’t have an easy time traveling to Cuba under new restrictions announced last month by President Donald Trump, cruise ships are allowed to keep sailing.<p>And one cruise operator just announced that it is doubling its presence on the island next year.<p>Norwegian Cruise Line …

Cruise Ships

White-bearded Texan wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A white-bearded Texan has won the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, where Ernest Hemingway lived during the 1930s.<p>Retired real estate franchise owner Richard Filip of Fayetteville, Texas, prevailed Saturday night at Sloppy Joe's Bar, a longtime Hemingway hangout.<p>The …

Florida

U.S. Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jul 23, 2017 10:30 pm | Updated Date: Jul 23, 2017 …

Travel

Anxious Cubans count on Trump to not follow through

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>They're watching closely to see if Trump's talk of a harsh crackdown is bluster or real policy.<p>HAVANA — The Cuban government these days is a confused mess of anger, hope …

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OAS Secretary General: Cuba Has 'Occupation Army' in Venezuela

Cuba essentially has an "occupation army" in Venezuela with 15,000 Cubans who currently inhabit the South American country, Secretary General of the …

Venezuela

Cuba seeks to revive mining sector with new lead and zinc mine

MINAS DE MATAHAMBRE, Cuba (Reuters) - A new lead and zinc mine in northwestern Cuba is on track to start production in October as part of the Caribbean island's attempt to breathe fresh life in its mining sector, the joint venture Emincar overseeing the project said this week.<p>While nickel exports …

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Explore Hemingway's Cuban retreat

Havana, Cuba<p><b>Havana, Cuba (CNN) —</b> Safari trophies, Hollywood stars, covert missions during WWII -- all of them are part of the 21 years that Ernest Hemingway spent at his beloved Cuban home. To celebrate what would be the author's 118th birthday, CNNVR takes you on an exclusive tour of the estate, …

Latin America

What to Bring to Cuba- Pack Your Perfect Bag

Travel to Cuba requires careful preparation. Forgotten or lost items are not easily replaced there. This list of what to bring to Cuba will set you …

Hacking

Rollicking YAF Seminar Exposes the Terrible Cost of “Hipster” Socialism

Posted: Jul 22, 2017 12:01 AM<p>“They saw in Castro and Che Guevara the <i>hipster</i> who in the era of the Organization Man had joyfully defied the system,” …

Fidel Castro

The Biggest Theft Committed by One Sovereign State against Another, by Jorge Wejebe Cobo

In 1959, the first year of the Cuban Revolution, the Agrarian Reform was announced. This was pursuant to a strategy adopted by the new leaders …

Latin America

As Venezuela teeters on constitutional crisis, Miami lawmakers warn of a new Cuba

For months, Cuban-American lawmakers have deployed familiar rhetoric to warn Washington colleagues of a democracy under threat in Latin America, …

Venezuela

Capturing Dance Choreography in Cuba

Mickael Marso Riviere is a Bboy (break dancer), creative director and choreographer. Being a keen photographer, Mickael enjoys shooting his …

Cameras

Cuba’s Private Sector Readies for Government Offensive

Raul Castro dedicated the heart of his latest speech - at the National Assemby - to the self-employed sector which is considered to be a motor for …

Latin America