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    Cuba tries to drag shadow economy into the light

    Posted on Sunday, 07.03.11

    Cuba tries to drag shadow economy into the light
    By PAUL HAVEN
    Associated Press

    HAVANA — Want some paprika-infused chorizo sausage? How about a bit of
    buffalo mozzarella? Or maybe you just need more cooking oil this month,
    or a homemade soft drink you can afford on paltry wages. Perhaps you are
    looking for something more… Continue reading

    Looking for the real Cuba

    Looking for the real CubaForbidden island » When ban ends, nation's soul won't change.By Matthew D. LaPlanteThe Salt Lake TribuneUpdated: 04/30/2009 11:47:19 AM MDT Havana » It's 3 a.m. and a tropical storm is reportedly on the way. Thepolice have been through this section of town several times trying tomove people on, to no avail. [...] Continue reading

    My Friend, Where You From?

    cuba 8 Oct 2008My Friend, Where You From? By Daniel Fitzgeraldcuba Tags: * travel * jiniterismo * havana * dan fitzgerald * cuba Daniel Fitzgerald has been hustled in over 31 countries on fourcontinents and can safely say that if hustling were an Olympic sport,Cuba would dominate the daisIt may surprise you to hear this, [...] Continue reading

    Not many Cubans at Cuban beach

    Not many Cubans at Cuban beachPosted on Wed, May. 28, 2008By MIAMI HERALD STAFFCuba@MiamiHerald.com VARADERO, Cuba –Edis is accustomed to getting chased off tourist beaches. For her to make money braiding tourists' hair on the popular Varaderobeach, she parks herself on a patch of sand between tourist hotels toavoid trespassing on hotel property. Then she [...] Continue reading

    Castro: What he has and what is required from him

    Castro: What he has and what is required from himFarouk Luqman While the Cuban leader Fidel Castro struggles with senility, the international media continues publishing various analyses about Cuba under Castro since the 1959 Revolution against the regime of the former President Partesta, who had closer ties with the United States. Until the Revolution broke [...] Continue reading

    Congress reconsiders ban on Cuba travel

    Congress reconsiders ban on Cuba travel
    Ed Perkins On Travel
    Thursday, March 22, 2007

    Cuba — long off-limits to ordinary U.S. tourists — may once again
    become an enticing vacation option. Last month, Reps. Charles Rangel,
    D-N.Y., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., submitted a bill that would require the
    administration to allow U.S. citizens to visit Cuba and allow U.S.
    travel… Continue reading

    How Cubans heal their economic ills

    How Cubans heal their economic ills
    By Robert Plummer
    Business reporter, BBC News

    My defining experience of Cuban economics came during a visit to the
    island in 1999.

    I was following the Havana tourist trail by visiting the Floridita bar
    on the Avenida Belgica, where American author Ernest Hemingway used to
    go for his regular double frozen daiquiri with no… Continue reading

    CUBA: A SHORT-TERM POLITICAL FORECAST

    CUBA: A SHORT-TERM POLITICAL FORECAST

    Pyotr Romanov
    Moscow
    RIA Novosti political commentator
    Infosearch:
    José F. Sánchez
    Analista
    Bureau Chief
    Cuba
    Research Dept.
    La Nueva Cuba
    December 2, 2006

    Making political forecasts is not unlike trying to predict the weather
    or earthquakes-it is easier to guess what will happen in two years than
    tomorrow morning, so I will not aspire to… Continue reading

    Clock is ticking on Castro’s revolution, as Cuba’s young people gaze abroad at West’s prosperity

    TICK TOCK
    Clock is ticking on Castro’s revolution, as Cuba’s young people gaze
    abroad at West’s prosperity
    By VANESSA ARRINGTON The Associated Press

    HAVANA — Cuba says Fidel Castro’s revolution will last forever.

    But the aging cadre of leaders who devoted their lives to building a
    communist utopia on this Caribbean island must eventually turn things
    over to new generations… Continue reading

    Nobody’s Voting in Cuba Today, But Young Cubans Yearn for More $$, Less Propaganda

    Nobody’s Voting in Cuba Today, But Young Cubans Yearn for More $$, Less Propaganda
    Nov 7, 2006 06:34 PM

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says Fidel Castro’s revolution will last forever.
    But the aging cadre of leaders who devoted their lives to building a
    communist utopia on this Caribbean island must eventually turn things
    over to new generations — and Cuba’s… Continue reading

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

    Cuba

    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005
    Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    March 8, 2006

    Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a
    president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life
    through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations,
    the government bureaucracy, and… Continue reading

    New prison for women being built in Havana

    New prison for women being built in Havana

    HAVANA, Cuba – March 6 (Jaime Leygonier / www.cubanet.org) – Workers are
    rushing to finish a new correctional facility for women being built in
    Calderón, part of Alquízar municipality in Havana province, south of the
    city. Authorities have announced that the prison, with capacity for
    thousands of inmates, will be ready for… Continue reading

    Forbidden Cuba

    From the Los Angeles Times
    Forbidden Cuba
    Despite travel restrictions, American tourists are still finding their
    way to the little island to our south

    By Rosemary McClure
    Times Staff Writer

    February 12, 2006

    9HAVANAThe Rev. John Bakas walked the crowded cobblestone streets of Old
    Havana, dined on spicy red beans and rice at an outdoor cafe and led
    vesper services… Continue reading

    An Eye-Opening Cuban Vacation

    An Eye-Opening Cuban Vacation
    by Humberto Fontova
    Posted Feb 03, 2006

    Please keep this in mind, friends: the following was not written by a
    “Cuban exile, Republican hard-liner, crackpot” (like me). What the
    Cuban-exile crackpot presents here is a very crude translation of an
    article printed in Oct. 25 in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo by a
    backpacking tourist from… Continue reading

    Cuba, suspended in time

    JOURNEY TO HAVANA AND BEYOND

    Cuba, suspended in time

    Stricter U.S. rules have made it harder to visit this country of old-world mystique and real-world problems.

    By Rosemary McClure
    Times Staff Writer

    January 15, 2006

    FATHER John Bakas walked the crowded cobblestone streets of Old Havana, dined on spicy red beans and rice at an outdoor cafe and led vesper… Continue reading