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… of high posts in the Cuban government, the Associated Press reported … , which runs much of the Cuban economy and tourism industry, CNN … the Cuban government. Read: Is it safe to travel to Cuba after … ’ attacks? Cuba saw a 34% increase in visits from Cuban Americans and … Continue reading
… inherit a struggling economy when Cuban President Raul Castro transfers power … such as internet access for Cuban civilians have stoked optimism about … Party of Cuba] confronts a situation where most Cubans and many party … . Interests Section in Havana, told FOX Business. Cuba’s tourism industry has … Continue reading
… the most powerful stamp on Cuba. After ousting Batista he established … failed. More than two-thirds of Cubans work in the inefficient state … . In interviews across the country, Cubans told Reuters they are struggling … Havana where better relations with the United States boosted tourism. As CubanContinue reading
… credit for the results as Cuba remains their top destination in … up for the Cuba International Tourism Fair (FIT Cuba). Now in its … insight into the rich diversity Cuba offers and its broad range … , with exhibitors sure to highlight Cuba’’s pleasant temperatures, diverse flora … Continue reading
… capital Havana. The United States prohibits tourism travel by Americans to Cuba … the Cuban economy illegally. Knowing the history of America and Cuba and … Jay-Z and Beyoncé saunter around Havana so casually? Jay-Z is a … policy that causes millions of Cubans to suffer economically from the … Continue reading
… strong commitment to helping improve Cuban tourism, we have the opportunity … Cienfuegos, Camagüey, Santiago de Cuba, or Havana, guaranteeing the internationally acknowledged Meliá … and an important part of Cuban heritage. After a significant investment … Continue reading
… strong commitment to helping improve Cuban tourism, we have the opportunity … Cienfuegos, Camagüey, Santiago de Cuba, or Havana. This guarantees the internationally acknowledged … and an important part of Cuban heritage. After a significant investment … Continue reading
Iván García, 29 March 2018 — As the cruise ship sits docked at port, two ragged old men lie drunk on top of the seawall. An almost motionless gray-haired man tries to catch fish in the fetid waters of the bay. Around him, several stray dogs fight for the leftovers of a fried chicken that … Continue reading "Cuba Milks the Tourists / Ivan Garcia" Continue reading
… the Cuban Communist Party and the CPV, the cancellation of Cuba’s … companies struck new deals with Cuba on tourism and the fostering … Tran Tuan Anh and the Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and … said: ‘The deep friendship between Cuba and Vietnam has stood the … Continue reading
Vietnamese Leader Visits Cuba, Signs Agreements with Havana HAVANA – The General Secretary of … state visit in Havana, where he was welcomed by Cuba’s President … ” bilateral relations between Hanoi and Havana. During the current visit of … tourism sector. Vietnam, considered by Cuba as a political and economic … Continue reading
14ymedio, Mario Pention, 17 March 2018 — The website of the Panamanian Government for visa procedures has collapsed due to extremely high demand, especially from Cubans and Venezuelans. Javier Carrillo, the Migration Director General, has confirmed this to 14ymedio. “We set up this site to offer 50 daily appointments in our Havana consulate, but demand … Continue reading "No More Appointments For Visas To Panama Until The End Of May" Continue reading
14ymedio, Mario J. Pentón, 20 March 2018 —  Marta Elisa Deus is only 30 years old and has started three businesses in Cuba. This young Havanan, who lived in Spain for more than a decade, returned to the island “all fired up” to innovate and revolutionize the business world, taking advantage of the timid reforms undertaken by … Continue reading ""With Obama There Was Hope in Cuba, But That’s Over"" Continue reading
14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 16 March 2018 — When, in December 2014, the US President at the time, Barack Obama, and Cuba’s General-President Raúl Castro unexpectedly announced the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the reactions on both sides of the Straits of Florida were immediate. As is often the case with Cuban … Continue reading "Reasons and Lack of Reasons Surrounding Political Dialogue" Continue reading
14ymedio, Ignacio de la Paz,Camagüey, 13 March 2018 — A security employee remains in prison for a robbery committed at the Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz Birthplace in Camagüey. A Mexican tourist was intercepted at the provincial airport trying to get some of these pieces out of the country, but others remain missing. An employee of the Ignacio … Continue reading "Security Employee Investigated for Theft of National Heritage Items" Continue reading
Havana, March 13 (RHC)-- Cuba is participating with a large …   and runs through Friday. The Cuban delegation, headed by deputy minister … Caribe and Cubanacán Hoteles, Islazul, and travel agencies like Cubatur, Cubanacán Viajes and Ecotur. At the fair, Cuba is showcasing … Continue reading
Havana, March 12 (RHC)-- Cuba welcomed its first one-millionth vacationer … from around the world. The Cuban Tourism Ministry reports that this … stepped up slander campaign against Cuba, including a travel warning issued … . The communique also highlights that Cuba reached its first one-millionth vacationer … Continue reading
Havana, March 10 (RHC)-- One million tourists have visited Cuba so … Director of Communication of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, Janet Ayala … arrived in Cuba and a survey conducted by the Cuba Educational Travel … Havana, Cienfuegos, Casilda, Punta Francés, María la Gorda and Santiago de CubaContinue reading
14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 8 March 2018 — Lucy and Maité represent two different faces of the same society. One is a worker in a private business and the other is a prostitute. Both work in the coastal town of Guanabo, east of Havana. This Thursday neither of them will join the international call for strikes convened for this … Continue reading "Different Women, The Same Inequality" Continue reading
Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 2 March 2018 – Recently, several media have reported the consummation of another attack by Cuban authorities on the freedom of expression. This time the jealous guardians of political correctness blocked access to the digital magazine El Estornudo (The Sneeze) – an entertaining and well-written journalism project – in what constitutes … Continue reading "Censorship, El Estornudo and Fung’s “Liberation T-Shirts” / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya" Continue reading
… .itb-berlin.de/en/).Cuba is showing its most renewed … to a statement from the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR). The … shows our Cuban identity, accompanied by good music and Cuban cigar that … of the main Cuban hotel chains (Gran Caribe, Cubanacan Hotels, Islazul, Gaviota … Continue reading
Cuban Tourism minitser, Manuel Marrero. (File Phopto) Havana, March 7 (RHC)-- Cuba … from all four major Cuban hotel chains--Gran Caribe, Cubanacan, Islazul,and Gaviota … will display elements of Cuban identity , including Cuban music and the making … Continue reading
14ymedio, Ignacio de la Paz, Baracoa, 2 March 2018 — The darkness envelops Baracoa as the bus arrives at the main station. Despite the power outage, a swarm of people approaches to offer the new arrivals rooms for rent and taxis. Before arriving at the terminal, the vehicle loaded with tourists must avoid the bumps of the … Continue reading "Baracoa Struggles to Survive Hurricane Matthew" Continue reading
… to develop trade opportunities with Cuba. A representative from the island … , the First Secretary at the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C … Coast. Relations between America and Cuba are improving and tourism and … actively working to bring the Cuban National Baseball team here to … Continue reading
EFE, via 14ymedio, Washington, 1 March 2018 — A coalition of 28 tour operators and US companies specializing in educational trips to Cuba called on President Donald Trump today to reduce restrictions on travel to the island, a destination that the US government recommends “reconsidering.” Cuba is listed as a Category 3 Alert country (“reconsider the … Continue reading "US Tourism Sector Asks Trump to Lower Obstacles to Travel to Cuba" Continue reading
… the U.S. Embassy in Havana would be “permanent,” a designation … staffers. Equally significant for the Cuban tourism industry, the State Department … that Americans reconsider traveling to Cuba, particularly the famed Nacional and … hardships for diplomacy and ordinary Cubans. “This decision will be applauded … Continue reading
… the Miami-based Havana Consulting Group, a record 991,122 Cubans stayed at … dollars. Havana Consulting attributed the increase to more travel by Cuban Americans … newspaper of Cuba’s Communist youth, about a Cuban family invited by … in Cuba’s tourism industry. “Believe me, that DISEASE of seeing CubansContinue reading
Tourism apartheid — the practice of providing the best of Cuban accommodations and services for foreigners rather than Cubans themselves — has been going on for decades on the island. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
… capital Havana. The United States prohibits tourism travel by Americans to Cuba … the Cuban economy illegally. Knowing the history of America and Cuba and … Jay-Z and Beyoncé saunter around Havana so casually? Jay-Z is a … policy that causes millions of Cubans to suffer economically from the … Continue reading
Video of the Varadero resort town in Cuba is aimed at foreign visitors to the island. Recent public commentary, including from popular comedian Pánfilo has raised the issue of tourism inequality in Cuba. … Click to Continue » Continue reading
… City of Havana to increase Old Havana’s charm factor. Except, Cuban officials … and heritage tourism in Havana and nine other Cuban cities. “We were … Department intends to update the Cuba Restricted List periodically and will … want to help average Cubans, open up,” said Havana artist Luis Puerto … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2018 — What started as a rumor was confirmed this week by director Orlando Cruzata. The censorship of the video Música Vital was due to the presence of reggaeton artists Yomil and El Dany. The song they sing along with the duo Buena Fe and Omara Portuondo had already been aired on several television shows … Continue reading "Buena Fe Duo Upset Their ‘Música Vital’ Video Is Censored" Continue reading
Juan Juan Almeida, 21 February 2018 — The Cuban government is in the process of updating an old, punitive legal statute that would allow it to control the growth of the self-employment sector and independent commercial activity as well as to curb private initiative, which has in recent years been expanding in the country. Martí … Continue reading "Cuban Government Plans Severe Penalties to Control Private Businesses / Juan Juan Almeida" Continue reading
EFE, via 14ymedio, Havana, 5 February 2018 — The Valley of Viñales, whose unique landscape has made it a highly attractive place for tourism, faces the potential risk of an uncontrolled exploitation as well as illegalities in the provision of services for tourists, which has required the authorities to adopt measures for its protection, according … Continue reading "Cuban Authorities Denounce ‘Illegalities’ in Vinales to Serve Explosion of Tourism" Continue reading

The high season for tourism again reveals a stark reality: young Cubans trying to achieve their dreams by seducing older foreigners.

In Santiago de Cuba police surveilling recreational facilities in the center of the city have really gone after young women. "The DTI arrives and takes them away without even looking at their IDs," says a regular at the La Claqueta bar. "It doesn't matter if they are alone. Just being there is a crime."

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… its fifth winter season in Cuba, dropped the country from its … and Santorini. Tourism Booming in Cuba Despite Tougher New Trump Policy Access Trips Launches Two New Cuba Shore Excursions Royal Caribbean Expands Sailings to Cuba in 2018 Alaska Airlines to … Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 30 January 2018 — US food exports to Cuba reached US $250 million in 2017, which represented a $50 million increase over the previous year. According to data published on Monday by the Economic Council on US-Cuba Commerce, chicken remains the flagship product accounting for half of total sales of agricultural products. Despite the hardening … Continue reading "US Food Exports to Cuba Up 25% in 2017" Continue reading
Air access growth is coming back at full capacity faster than comparable destinations New and revamped $1.9 billion lodging develom to generate 3,500 new jobs SAN JUAN, PR, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- SAN JUAN, Puerto … Continue reading
Havana, January 30 (RHC-Xinhua)-- Cuba remains a safe destination for … last year, U.S. and Cuban tourism experts said Monday. The … businesses told media in the Cuban capital. Tom Popper, head of … can legally travel to Cuba. "Traveling to Cuba is legal and … Continue reading
… those involved in Cuba travel organized an outing in Havana with the … , for the Havana meeting. It operates 27 hotels in Cuba with 12 … in Havana and the U.S. expelled 17 diplomats from the Cuban … advisory said. Cuban tourism officials also joined the Havana media day, distributing … Continue reading
CUBA STANDARD — After two bad months for Cuba travel — following the Trump administration’s new confrontational rhetoric, allegations of U.S. officials being under physical attack in Havana, a State Department travel warning, and new restrictions on travel — U.S. industry executives went on the counter-offensive. “Traveling to Cuba is legal and safe, something that many Americans do not fully understand,” Tom Popper told a […] Continue reading


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HAVANA: Tourism to Cuba, one of the few bright … to the Caribbean island, a Cuban tourism official said on Monday … , the president of Cuban state travel agency conglomerate Viajes Cuba, said. Arrivals … attacks on US diplomats in Havana. In November, tighter travel regulations … Continue reading
HAVANA: Tourism to Cuba, one of the few bright … to the Caribbean island, a Cuban tourism official said on Monday … , the president of Cuban state travel agency conglomerate Viajes Cuba, said. Arrivals … on U.S. diplomats in Havana. In November, tighter travel regulations … Continue reading
14ymedio, Carlos A. Torres Fleites, Santa Clara, 29 January 2018 — The constant trickle of teachers leaving the classrooms in Villa Clara province to work in another occupation or as private tutors does not cease. During the first four months of the 2017-2018 school year, 82 teachers left the classroom, increasing the deficit of professionals in … Continue reading "Teachers Prefer To Work As Private Tutors In Villa Clara" Continue reading
… targets of mysterious attacks in Havana between November 2016 and August … for Cuban-US bilateral relations because the Donald Trump administration accuses Havana of … last September and expelled 17 Cuban diplomatic officials from Washington. News … tourism sector were in Havana to tout Cuba as a safe destination … Continue reading