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  • Cruising the world
    Cuba, a new cruise destination?
    To me this is an exciting opportunity for more people to see Cuba. Until now there were limited people to people exchange tours, and some other special tours going to Cuba that made up the bulk of people from the USA going to see Cuba. Those, like...
  • President Obama's State of the Union speech 2015 translation and viewer guide
    President Obama's State of the Union translation and viewer guide
    An American president nearing the end of his final term rarely delivers anything of substance during his penultimate State of the Union address. Unless President Barack Obama has definitive evidence that Tom Brady personally deflated the footballs...
  • Now will we be able to visit Cuba?
    Now will we be able to visit Cuba?
    In December when President Obama first loosened the economic sanctions (and thus travel restrictions) against Cuba, it quickly became clear that it wasn’t exactly going to make travel to Cuba easy for casual tourists. It was more of a good...
  • Travel ban lofted today: Spring Break in Cuba?
    Travel ban lifted today: Spring break in Cuba?
    The Obama administration lifted travel restrictions to Cuba effective today. The move came less than a month after the U.S. and Cuba agreed to resume diplomatic relations after 54 years of enmity. Spring break in Cuba anyone?The Commerce and...
  • New documentary about Cuban artists available on VOD this Friday
    New documentary about Cuban artists available on VOD this Friday
    With the diplomatic situation between Cuba and the US changing, there has been a renewed interest in the people and culture of Cuba, especially the artists. (See Victoria Burnett's NY Times article "Cuba's Art Scene Awaits a Travel...
  • Golf vacay tourneys at Melia Las Americas
    Melia Las Americas tees up two vacay events at Varadero Golf Club in 2015
    Golfers looking for an exotic destination adventure in the new year can pick from a pair of tournaments to be played at Cuba’s Varadero Golf Club while they're being hosted by the Melia Las Americas resort.“The second edition of...
  • Obama's Presidential Legacy
    Has President Obama secured his presidential legacy?
    Most Americans remember Presidents for their successes or failures. For example, President Jimmy Carter is remembered for negotiating the peace talks between Egypt and Israel at Camp David. President Richard Nixon’s legacy will always be...
  • Cuban dissidents arrested post US- Cuba agreement
    Cuban dissidents arrested post US- Cuba agreement
    The Cuban Police arrested at least four people linked to the Cuban blogger and critical of the island government, Yoani Sánchez, in the Havana, hours before a ceremony where it was planned to motivate to civilian people, express theirs opinions...
  • Alan Gross
    Former Cuban prisoner Alan Gross receiving a $3.2 million settlement
    After spending five years in a Cuban prison, Alan Gross will receive a $3.2 million dollar settlement from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The agency made the announcement on Friday. The agency, which oversees foreign aid, said it...
  • Cuba’s Coast Guard rammed and sunk boat carrying 32 Cuban refugees
    Cuba’s Coast Guard rammed and sunk boat carrying 32 Cuban refugees
    While the U.S. Coast Guard spends a good share of its time and resources rescuing and repatriating Cubans escaping the dictatorship of Raul Castro, yesterday’s Gulf Times released disturbing information about an incident involving the Cuban...
  •  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
    Chris Christie wants Cuba to hand over cop-killer Joanne Chesimard for justice
    According to a Sunday piece on the Fox News site, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would like to take advantage of President Obama’s opening to Cuba and have that country hand over cop-killer Joanne Chesimard to finally face justice. Christie...
  • Senator Marco Rubio (R,Fl) disparaged Rand Paul's foreign policy.
    Rubio accuses Paul of being the 'chief cheerleader' of Obama's foreign policy
    Senator Marco Rubio (R,Fl) has declared Senator Rand Paul (R,Ky) to be the "chief cheerleader" of Obama's foreign policy. Rubio's remarks were in response to Paul's characterization of him as being an "isolationist"...
  • Obama actually enjoyed his press conference and was optimistic about the new year
    Obama invokes Reagan in reflective, optimistic American resurgence declaration
    In the last press conference of the year on Friday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2014 at the East Room of the White House President Barack Obama kept the topics lighter and optimistic in the 50-minute presser; the theme was definitely America's...
  • Obama decided to only field questions for female journalists at presser
    Obama takes questions only from female reporters at year-end press conference
    For his last press conference of the year held Friday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2014 President Barack Obama did a presidential first he only fielded questions from female reporters. Of all the important news items discussed at the press conference, the...
  • Restored Taino village in Cuba
    Cuba, a cultural bridge between the Americas
    Narrow ocean channels separate Cuba from North America, the Yucatan Peninsula and Hispaniola. Cuba was obviously the nexus across which the peoples, crops and ideas of the Americas crisscrossed. In recent years, the government of Cuba has...