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    Whenever I catch wind of a big change in Cuba, I try to share it with you here. I’m not a journalist, though, so don’t count on me for so called “objective” reporting.

    Rum Socialism Now Available in Kindle Store!

    by  • October 5, 2011 • News • 0 Comments

    After 5 months of writing, editing, and agonizing over the cover art with my very patient and talented illustrator, Vitold, I’m happy (and relieved) to announce that Rum Socialism: A Travel Diary of Communist Cuba is finally available in the Kindle Store. The book is part travel memoir, part political satire, and it would’ve have [...]

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    Cubans Allowed to Buy/Sell Cars

    by  • September 29, 2011 • News • 0 Comments

    So starting October 1st, Cubans will finally be able to buy and sell used cars from one another. The move is part free-market reforms that President Raul Castro has implemented to save the country from economic ruin. Of course, the used car market won’t be all that “free”. The state will take a cut from [...]

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    Havana Pulls Ambassador to Libya

    by  • September 26, 2011 • News • 0 Comments

    On Saturday, Cuba announced that it has pulled its ambassador to Libya. Cuba has been a longtime ally of Libya and lipservice supporter of Ghadafi, so now that Moammar has been ousted with the help of NATO, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. As Public Opinion reports: Cuba has announced the withdrawal of [...]

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    No Normal Cuba-US Until Cuban Five Released

    by  • September 26, 2011 • News • 0 Comments

    Cuba’s parliament leader, Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada, has declared that normal relations between Cuba and the US are “unthinkable” until Washington releases The Cuban Five. Also known as The Miami Five, The Cuban Five is a group that was arrested in 1998 and convicted for conspiracy to commit espionage, conspiracy to commit murder, and other [...]

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    ‘Ladies in White’ Protest Blocked in Havana

    by  • September 26, 2011 • News • 0 Comments

    A protest march by a group called the Ladies in White was blocked by government supporters in Havana. The Ladies in White are a group made up of wive and daughters who were imprisoned in a 2003 crackdown on Cuban dissidents. In the last year, all those dissidents were freed in a deal brokered by the Roman [...]

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    Republic of Congo President Visiting Cuba

    by  • September 26, 2011 • News • 0 Comments

    It looks like the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo is on a visit to Cuba, and he seems to be on a ceremonial mission that’s intended to further strengthen the two countries’ ties. As CubaHeadlines.com reports: Havana, Cuba.- Joseph Kabila Kabange, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), began an official visit to [...]

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