Category Archives: Cultural

Cuba, land of the old and the new

A cluster of 1950s automobiles, especially bright pink and red Ford convertibles with fish-tail lights, took me back to high school days when my parents bribed me with a new car to get me to forgo my entrance into the … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Seasoned Traveler: Cuba

Cuba is awesome and well worth visiting despite the recent rollback in ease of travel to the island. Cuba is a truly beautiful place that more Americans should experience, especially before the island changes dramatically due to increased openness and … Continue reading

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Cuban Cyclist Marlies Mejias Wins 2nd in USA North Star Grand Prix

Minneapolis, US, Jun 19.- Cuban cylist Marlies Mejias, competing for professional club Shimano Ladies Power Team, won the 5th stage, and with that, the second place in the general classification list of the North Star Grand Prix in Minneapolis, US. … Continue reading

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Havana to Host 18th Arte en La Habana Fair

Havana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the Arte en La Rampa Cuban Culture Fair will open its doors in Havana on June 30, with many varieties and proposals, until September 3, its organizers reported here Monday. As … Continue reading

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City Guide: Gigi Burris on Cuba

When we found out that milliner Gigi Burris would be spending her honeymoon exploring Cuba we immediately asked her to keep track of her favorite spots. From mojitos to salsa dancing, here are the places she fell for on her … Continue reading

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Forestry convention in Cuba

Experts from 19 countries are holding an International Agricultural and Forestry Convention in Cuba, focused on the problems of agricultural yields and the functioning of the sector’s productive chains. Source: Prensa Latina Entrepreneurs, small farmers, academicians and university students are … Continue reading

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More US Travelers Visit Cuba

The National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) has reported today that about 284,565 Americans visited Cuba until late May this year, compared with an equal figure in 2016. The report, also posted by Cubadebate website, states today that 2016 … Continue reading

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How New Yorkers’ obsession with Cuba gave rise to salsa

The Cheetah Club on Broadway and 53rd Street was the “granddaddy of the big commercial disco,” wrote cultural historian Steven Watson in his 2003 book, “Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties.” Warhol and crew roller-skated on the Cheetah’s enormous dance … Continue reading

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Cuban millennial Daymé Arocena bends musical traditions

Daymé Arocena, the 25-year-old singer, composer, and bandleader who is the newest international sensation in Cuba’s rich history of musical brilliance, always had a tendency to do things her own way. “Even when I was at the music conservatory, I … Continue reading

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Cuba welcomes its first real five-star hotel (and it’s fancy!)

Where airlines go, hotels will follow. As of last year, travelers could fly directly from the US to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades. Now hospitality brands are vying for the favor of the thousands of … Continue reading

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