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Ban on students from Cuba is a sign of changes at the Open University | Letters

Behind the progressive rhetoric are many unwelcome developments, writes Dr Paula James Cuba Solidarity is rightly leading protests at the banning of applications from Cuban students by the Open University. It has been policy for a while...Show More Summary

Castro's casa: social work lessons from Cuba

Social workers defy poverty, foster social justice and prevent social problems leading to poor health by supporting the oldest population in Latin America In a street of salmon and teal painted houses, once home to wealthy colonial administrators, sits the Casa del Abuelo. Show More Summary

Five Star Grandeur – Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski

  Oh la la ! The grand opening of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski did not disappoint. Havana’s first genuine five-star hotel since the...

US Cuba policy has been hijacked by Cuban-Americans | Letters

A 55-year-old US trade embargo is still punishing Cuba, says Luis Suarez-Villa; and under Obama companies were fined $14bn for violations, adds Rob Miller US policy toward Cuba (Trump reverses Obama’s Cuba deal, limiting travel and trade,...Show More Summary

'A grotesque spectacle': Cuba decries Trump's policy toward island

Foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez says country will not return US fugitives who have asylum in Cuba as Trump tightens restrictions on travel and trade Cuba’s foreign minister has described Donald Trump’s speech outlining a new policyShow More Summary

Trump keeps rolling back Obama legacy by tightening travel and trade with Cuba

The new rules will stop individual travel to Cuba and seek to restrict the flow of payments to the many Cuban companies owned by the regime’s security forces Donald Trump has announced a partial rollback of his predecessor’s rapprochement...Show More Summary

Trump to announce new restrictions on Cuba trade and travel

New policy, which does not entirely reverse changes made by Obama, will be announced in Miami on Friday Donald Trump will on Friday announce new restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba on Friday, but will not entirely reverse Barack...Show More Summary

Trump's 'recalibration' with Cuba could bring down the shutters once more

President likely to announce a reset in US-Cuba relations, and young Cuban Americans say such a move would squander years of progress It has been 60 years since Alexa Ferrer’s grandparents fell in love on Havana’s famous seafront esplanade,...Show More Summary

Cuba must end human rights violations to improve relations, US warns

US secretary of state testified that Barack Obama’s reforms effectively removed pressure from Raúl Castro’s regime to alter its behaviour Cuba must end human rights violations if it wants the US to continue normalising relations, secretary of state Rex Tillerson has warned. Show More Summary

¿Qué hay? What’s On for June

To reach our brand new, re-organized planner for June 2017, just click on the photo below.  Written by Cubans with inside the...

Manana: the festival helping contemporary Cuban music go global

In a country dubbed an ‘offline nation’, a new event is encouraging local musicians to join folkloric forces with European DJs and bringing them to the UK In an age where anything from Daft Punk to Debussy can be summoned at the touch...Show More Summary

New luxury mall in socialist Cuba pits state consumerism against the poor

Military’s business arm has transformed Manzana de Gomez mall into an opulent spectacle that both fascinates and alienates Cubans: ‘I can’t buy anything’ The saleswomen in L’Occitane en Provence’s new Havana store make $12.50 a month. Show More Summary

On my radar: Justine Frischmann’s cultural highlights

The former Elastica frontwoman, now a painter, recommends her favourite South American architecture, educational podcasts and political reading Born in London in 1969, Justine Frischmann studied architecture at University College London; there, she met fellow student Brett Anderson and they co-founded Suede in 1989. Show More Summary

The CIA has a long history of helping to kill leaders around the world

US intelligence agency has since 1945 succeeded in deposing or killing a string of leaders, but was forced to cut back after a Senate investigation in the 1970s Some of the most notorious of the CIA’s operations to kill world leaders were those targeting the late Cuban president, Fidel Castro. Show More Summary

Crab invasion in the Bay of Pigs in Cuba – in pictures

Every year, after mating season, millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs invade Playa Girón, on the eastern side of the Bay of Pigs or Bahía de Cochinos. The crabs migrate from the surrounding forests to the bay to spawn in the sea Continue reading...

La Zorra y el Cuervo serves up Havana jazz

I was not a hipster chasing Billie Holiday between Harlem jazz clubs in the 1940s but, if I had been, I am...

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, first Cuban American in Congress, to retire

Long-time Republican representative’s unexpected retirement will give Democrats chance to pick up Florida seat in 2018 midterm elections Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican representative from Florida who was the first Cuban American elected to Congress, will retire. Show More Summary

Cuban military plane crash kills eight troops, ministry says

Soviet-made plane crashed into hillside on Saturday morning in the western province of Artemisa, government says A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside on Saturday morning in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said. Show More Summary

CUBA 2016 GoPro Hd – L’ Alma De Cuba

CUBA !!! 24 days, 1 car, 4.500 km and a lot of fun, from Havana trought Vinales until Santiago !! all Filmed...

The Church of Regla, Across the Bay from Old Havana

Every time I’m in Cuba at Easter time, I religiously visit our parish church in Regla. Of all the things somebody from...

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