• Havana Pulls Ambassador to Libya

    by  • September 26, 2011 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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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    $534 (tax incl.) All Inclusive to Gran Club Santa Lucia

    by  • September 22, 2011 • 0 Comments

    TravelZoo has the skinny on 7-night, all-inclusive package from Montreal for only $534. Hit the beach in Cuba for as low as $534 incl. tax per person. This all-inclusive getaway cuts $200 off the price of booking air and hotel separately. Departing Montreal on Oct. 10, this package includes roundtrip airfare, airport transfers to the hotel, [...]

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    Day 2 Diary

    by  • September 22, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Note: I wrote Rum Socialism from the notes of a travel diary I kept while in Cuba. Here is a ver batim excerpts of that diary that doesn’t give away too much of the book itself. ***** I’ve had John Cougar Mellencamp in my head ever since seeing that Cuban rock music video on the [...]

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