Monthly Archives: May 2017
POISONED IN PARADISE Brit family’s dream £6,000 Thomas Cook trip to luxury Cuban resort turns into holiday from hell after they are struck down by crippling stomach bug Mum claims sewage leaked near swimming pool and they were served RAW… Continue reading
Former ambassador recounts tense clash she had with Fidel Castro in 1991 Twenty-six years ago, Vicki Huddleston was brand new in her job as a U.S. diplomat to Cuba — and her dramatic first test came from none other than… Continue reading
‘Freak’: meet Cuba’s last self-infected HIV punk rebel AFP Héctor Velasco
Like many young punks, Gerson Govea saw himself as a misfit. But few embraced the role as self-destructively as this Cuban rocker: he deliberately infected himself with HIV.
He… Continue reading
Hard-up Cubans snub graduate jobs for higher pay Rigoberto DIAZ • AFP May 29, 2017
Havana (AFP) – As a trained nurse, Jose Antonio Torres can help save lives — but in Cuba’s labor market, he finds riding a bicycle… Continue reading
U.S. Lawmakers Want to End Cuba Travel Restrictions, But May Face Trump Opposition Reuters • Newsweek May 26, 2017
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators reintroduced legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on travel to Cuba, this time attracting… Continue reading
Obama has no shame By Ed Rogers May 26
In the age of President Trump, liberals love nothing more than to pine for the glory days of President Barack Obama. But Obama was always better in theory than he was… Continue reading
Trump weighs shift on Cuba BY MELANIE ZANONA – 05/31/17 06:00 AM EDT 70
President Trump is weighing whether to take a harder line with Cuba, potentially risking the thaw in relations started by the last administration.
But it’s unclear… Continue reading
Officials: Trump may roll back Obama opening with Cuba By Patrick Oppmann and Elise Labott, CNN Updated 0903 GMT (1703 HKT) May 31, 2017
Story highlights Officials: Trump may reverse Obama-era policies softening relations with Cuba Gesture would fulfill campaign… Continue reading
Americans are visiting Cuba, but not in the numbers expected
HAVANA, Cuba — It’s been nearly a year since direct commercial flights began from the U.S. to Cuba — and Americans are making trips to the communist nation long off-limits,… Continue reading
Reagan: Won’t visit Cuba until people are free May 30, 2017 Michael Reagan Perspective
Expedia is now booking hotels in Cuba.
American Airlines is flying American tourists from Miami to Havana.
For more than a year American-owned cruise lines have… Continue reading
‘It’s Not Charity’: Russia Questions Cuba’s Ability to Pay for Russian Oil to Replace Venezuela’s by FRANCES MARTEL 29 May 2017
The government of Russia has expressed skepticism that the communist regime controlling Cuba would be able to afford oil… Continue reading
Cuba to close 2017 cigar harvest with nearly 30,000 tons of tobacco leaves Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-30 11:27:02
HAVANA, May 29 (Xinhua) — Cuba will conclude its current tobacco harvest with almost 30,000 tons of leaves, which is expected to increase… Continue reading
Do we Cubans still need permission to enter state establishments? JORGE ENRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ | La Habana | 31 de Mayo de 2017 – 07:34 CEST.
I recently went to buy cigarrettes at the Ruinas del Parque bar-restaurant, located on the… Continue reading
Donald Trump to reverse Barack Obama’s Cuba policies after breakthrough of decades-old stalemate The administration has been reviewing the US-Cuba relationship since taking office Mythili Sampathkumar New York @MythiliSk
Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro visit during an exposition… Continue reading
Russian energy minister: Cuba wants to increase purchases of Russian oil May 29, 2017 TASS
Cuba wants to increase the supply of oil and oil products from Russia, but it is a matter of financing, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak… Continue reading
Derek B. Miller: In Cuba, nothing is allowed but everything happens By Derek B Miller Published: May 24, 2017 10:00 a.m. Updated: May 23, 2017 1:21 p.m.
Utah business and community leaders recently visited Cuba on a fact-finding mission and… Continue reading
Can We Progress in Cuba under the Current Model? May 29, 2017
HAVANA TIMES — I couldn’t help but think about the analogy of a popular Cuban saying when reflecting upon the prospects we have of our economy progressing by… Continue reading
Agricultural exports to Cuba would help compensate those whose properties were seized BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES firstname.lastname@example.org
The congressional battle between lawmakers from farming states and Cuban American colleagues on funding food exports to Cuba could be coming to an… Continue reading