• Love Potions – Free Cocktail Recipe Book

    by  • February 6, 2012 • 2 Comments

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new rum drink recipe. But I’m making up for it by letting you know that the folks over at Madtini have published a book called Love Potions: 50 Cupid Approved Cocktails for Valentine’s Day, and it’s free until tomorrow, February 7th. The book is divided into four [...]

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    Voodoo Country – Excerpt from Rum Socialism

    by  • January 11, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An excerpt from my book Rum Socialism (Amazon link – Smashwords link) has been published by Black Heart Magazine. The excerpt is from a chapter called The Great Machetehunt, and chronicles our run-in with some kind of Afro-Cubana priest. His skin was like leather, he was missing his front teeth, and his canines had been [...]

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    All My Book Proceeds Going to Movember in November

    by  • November 16, 2011 • 0 Comments

    For Movember this year, I’m donating all the proceeds from every copy of Rum Socialism: A Travel Diary of Communist Cuba (get it for Kindle or all other devices) sold in November to Movember. The Back Story: Last year I did Movember for the first time. I hadn’t been clean shaven in 8 years, and you’re supposed [...]

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    Rum Socialism Now Available for All eReaders

    by  • November 11, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Since its release on the Kindle store, Rum Socialism has been available for most devices with a free Kindle app. But now you can read it on any ereader, too. Through Smashwords, Rum Socialism is now available in many popular ebook formats, such as Epub and PDF. This mean means that you can now read it on a [...]

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    Cubans Can Now Buy/Sell Real Estate

    by  • November 4, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Earlier today, Cuba announced a new law that will allow Cubans to buy and sell real estate. This follows on the heels of a number of other economic and legal reforms to rehabilitate the  economy. As the Associated Press reports: The law, which takes effect Nov. 10, applies to citizens and permanent residents only, according [...]

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    7 Night All-Inclusive from Montreal for $679

    by  • October 19, 2011 • 0 Comments

    This photo of Barcelo Cayo Santa Maria Beach & Colonial Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisorIf you’re a Montrealer, you’ve probably noticed that it’s getting colder. Well, TravelZoo has a heads up on a 7 night all-inclusive leaving from Montreal for as low as $679: Dive into Cuba’s turquoise waters with an all-inclusive 7-night retreat near [...]

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    Cuba Continues to Fight Corporate Corruption

    by  • October 18, 2011 • 0 Comments

    While citizens of the so-called “free world” were occupying Wall Street last week (and countless other cities this past weekend), the Cuban government continued its campaign against corporate corruption. Last week, a British investment fund, Coral Capital Group Ltd., came under investigation. Its offices were shut down and one of it chief executive placed under [...]

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    Cuba Facing Canada Today in World Cup Baseball

    by  • October 14, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Cuba will be playing Canada today at the 2011 World Cup Baseball. I didn’t even know such an event existed until now, but apparently, today’s game is a big one. As the Havana Time reports: HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 13 — Cuba lost for the first time at the 2011 World Cup Baseball tournament on Thursday, [...]

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