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Head to Helad’oro for Delicious Ice Cream

These days Havana is a city that is filled with magical and delicious surprises. Turn down one street and you will stumble...

The best gay friendly places in Havana (2017)

There are no huge gay discos, pubs, saunas, or cruising nightclubs in Cuba. Neither gay magazines, newspaper, of new reports that would...

Cuba has gone gay-friendly – 2017

Right now homosexuality is not illegal in Cuba, but in general, the country has a poor record on gay and lesbian rights

Margaret Atwood: Handmaid's Tale sales boosted by fear of Trump

Author sees ‘bubbling up’ of ‘puritan values’ towards women’s issues 1985 dystopian novel follows Orwell’s 1984 up bestseller charts Margaret Atwood has said worries about women’s issues after the US election have made her book The Handmaid’s...Show More Summary

Eyewitness: Havana, Cuba

Photographs from the Eyewitness series Continue reading...

The 2017 Havana Book Fair honours Canada

Since Cuba enjoys the highest literacy rate (99.8 per cent) in the Caribbean it should come as no surprise that one of...

When Life Is In The Hands Of Human Traffickers

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 4 February 2017 – The wifi signal barely crosses the glass. The wireless network at José Martí International Airport only covers the boarding area. But a woman presses her whole body against the opaque window … Continue reading ?

Governor Rick Scott channels Trump to threaten Florida ports over Cuba ties

Scott used Twitter to issue a threat to cut funding to any of the state’s ports working with the Caribbean country in a sign of worsening US-Havana relations Governor Rick Scott of Florida, appears to be following Donald Trump’s example of dictating policy by Twitter, with potentially far-reaching impacts for the future of US-Cuba relations. Show More Summary

Raúl Castro: Cuba won't compromise sovereignty to normalize US relations

President said Cuba hopes to continue to repair relations but made it clear that Trump administration should not expect concessions affecting independence Raúl Castro has said Cuba hopes to continue to normalize relations with the United...Show More Summary

Top diplomatic negotiator in Cuba warns Trump: 'aggression doesn't work'

Exclusive: Josefina Vidal, who has led the island’s negotiating team since 2013, says Cuba will not be cowed by the incoming president’s bluster and threats Senior Cuban negotiators say the island will not be cowed by intimidation and bluster from Donald Trump, despite the incoming US president’s threat to rekindle Cold War animosities. Show More Summary

Repeal of 'wet foot, dry foot' policy leaves Cubans stranded far from home

Hundreds of Cuban migrants who sold everything to afford trek across Central America now have no refuge in US: ‘Obama’s decision is killing our dreams’ Hundreds of Cubans who sold their homes and belongings in pursuit of an AmericanShow More Summary

“Wet foot dry foot” ends.

As of Thursday January 12, 2017 the US administration has repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived...

Obama ends 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cuban immigrants

Cubans will no longer be allowed to stay and become legal residents if they enter US illegally, as Obama administration negotiates with Cuba to send people back President Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy thatShow More Summary

Julio And Enrique Iglesias, Two Moments In The Life Of Cuba

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 11 January 2017 — My mother had a T-shirt with the face of the Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, bought in the informal market in the early eighties. At a meeting of the Union of … Continue reading ?

Jaimanitas: a Havana fishing town with a famous chef and a legendary artist

Jaimanitas is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in all of Havana. Over the course of my travels to Havana I have met...

Artisanal charcoal – first legal Cuban export to the United States

Artisanal charcoal will become the first legal Cuban export to the United States in decades under a deal between Cuba’s government and...

Guerlain Of Paris Returns To Havana

Visitors to Cuba have the impression that consumer goods are not available on the island.  While this was once the case, international...

Artisanal charcoal: Cuba's first legal export to US in more than 50 years

Alan Gross’s former lawyer makes deal with Cuban government to buy 40 tons of charcoal from cooperative farms, allowed after Obama eased trade embargo Artisanal charcoal will become the first legal Cuban export to the United States in...Show More Summary

Cuba marks anniversary of revolution with show of military strength

Student leader reaffirms country’s commitment to independence as troops and civilians march through Havana Cuban troops and hundreds of thousands of citizens have paraded through Revolution Square in the capital in a traditional show...Show More Summary

Feliz año nuevo – Your 2017 Culture and Entertainment Planner

It’s the start of a brand new year and Havana is buzzing with culture, arts and entertainment.  Just click on the picture...

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