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Early morning Baracoa

Posted on: Mar 31 2015 - 1:28pm | #0
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Markets are still very unusual in almost post communistic Cuba but you got a lot of moving markets like the little tomato market you can see here. I think Baracoa must have also some 100 Casas Particulares but not all succesful. Click here to read the original article...

U.S. and Cuba to face off on human rights

The latest round in U.S.-Cuba rapprochement gets underway Tuesday when the two countries meet in Washington to discuss the potentially divisive issue of human rights. A State Department spokesperson said the two sides will “discuss the methodology and structure of future human rights talks,” so no major developments are expected. Click here to read the...

Posted on: Mar 30 2015 - 8:46pm | #0
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Ernest Hemingway's final triumph in Cuba

The secret to improved U.S.-Cuban relations overlooks Havana from a proud bluff about 20 kilometres west of the Cuban capital. Built in the 1880s, the beige stucco mansion...

Cigar makers brace for U.S. rush

A worker roll cigars Feb. 26 at the Corona cigar factory in Havana, Cuba. The island nation’s cigar makers are excited by new U.S. rules that let more Americans travel to the island and legally bring back as much as $100 worth in prized stogies. Click here to read the original article...


How Obama outmanoeuvered hardliners and cut a Cuba deal

Posted on: Mar 29 2015 - 10:41pm | #0
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WASHINGTON/MIAMI: The December breakthrough that upended a half-century of US-Cuba enmity has been portrayed as the fruit of 18 months of secret diplomacy. But Reuters interviews with more than a dozen people with direct knowledge of the process reveal a longer, painstakingly cautious quest by US President Barack Obama and veteran Cuba specialists to forge the historic rapprochement. Click here to read the original article...

The Russian presence in the Caribbean

Posted on: Mar 29 2015 - 8:41pm | #0
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Over the last five years, Russian interest in the Caribbean has been growing steadily; so that today Moscow’s diplomatic profile and its economic presence in a number of Caribbean nations is now stronger than...