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… didn’t travel to Havana, or Cuba, because there wasn’t … over Havana’s colourful historic neighbourhood where many Cubans live … number of cruises docking in Cuba has exploded, passengers only … with Venezuela in turmoil, Cuba is scrambling for other sources … Continue reading
… immigration law available only to Cubans. Eliminating a five-year tourist … . The U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on Nov. 14, 2018. MATIAS … only of Cuba’s making. It was Cuba that kept Cubans from leaving … Continue reading
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… co-director of the Cuban Neuroscience Center in Havana, together with Pedro … the United States and Cuba in a panel discussion … embassy in Havana; curtailed travel by Americans to Cuba following warnings … Guevara, on my trips to Cuba. Right or wrong, those … Continue reading
MAD Event Management went from staging a comics fair in Havana to helping the Ministry of Education put together an international conference on pedagogy. Next: Organizing a marathon in Havana Continue reading
… obstacles to US travel by Cubans by reducing the duration … B-2 tourist visa allowed Cubans multiple entries to the … single-entry tourist visas. The Cuban foreign ministry issued a statement … device, a charge Havana angrily rejected. Cuba insisted the US move … Continue reading
… of the banished Jesuits. Cuba map This settlement, 15 … which is now possible in Cuba, although a rare entrepreneurial … for the trova – popular Cuban songs, with guitar, belted out … this province of contradictions. • Cuba Private Travel offers tailormade trips … Continue reading
HAVANA – Cuba’s government presented on … group of Cuban experts at Thursday’s press conference in Havana, including … by imposing travel restrictions on Cuba, had “manipulated” the information … the Caribbean island. He said Cuba “guarantees the safety and … Continue reading
SUNY athletes competing for a national championship are set to be victimized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hard line on transgender rights . . . in another state. In 2016, recall, Cuomo issued an executive order banning all non-essential state-sponsored travel to North Carolina over that state’s bathroom law. That law was partly rescinded, but Cuomo’s ban remains... Continue reading
… trade and travel restrictions with Cuba: "I applaud President … travel and trade restrictions with Cuba. These sweeping changes follow … free and open trade with Cuba. The President's … , enable U.S. and Cuban companies to conduct business together … Continue reading
… Maradona has three children in Cuba and will travel to the … Continue reading
… didn't travel to Havana, or Cuba, because there wasn… over Havana's colorful historic neighborhood, where many Cubans live … terrace offers stunning views over Havana's colorful historic … are owned by Gaviota, the Cuban army's branch … Continue reading
… with his three children in Cuba Argentina football legend Diego … to acknowledge paternity of three Cuban children, his lawyer says. … children. Maradona will travel to Havana to take paternity tests and … leader during his time in Cuba The former footballer is … Continue reading
… with his three children in Cuba Argentina football legend Diego … to acknowledge paternity of three Cuban children, his lawyer says. … children. Maradona will travel to Havana to take paternity tests and … leader during his time in Cuba The former footballer is … Continue reading
… with his three children in Cuba Argentina football legend Diego … to acknowledge paternity of three Cuban children, his lawyer says. … children. Maradona will travel to Havana to take paternity tests and … leader during his time in Cuba The former footballer is … Continue reading
CUBA STANDARD — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced another short-term suspension of a clause in the Helms-Burton Act that would allow claimants to file lawsuits in U.S. courts against foreign companies. At the same time — in what one U.S. lawyer calls a “very, very odd exercise” — the U.S. government will allow plaintiffs […] Continue reading
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… the National Maritime Emergency on Cuba, under which the U. … states. Under the Cuban Adjustment Act, Cubans are allowed to become … that anyone who emigrated from Cuba and entered the United … provided by its embassy in Havana, thus hampering normal travel … Continue reading
… enjoy quality time with the Cuban Americans aboard the ship … their family members in Cuba. Once again the Cuban government gets to … were going to sail from Havana." Viva Travel and … surfaced on Univision that show Cuban authorities giving little excuses … Continue reading

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Dos días después de que el crucero Grand Classic tuvo que enfilar su proa hacia Bahamas al no poder entrar en el puerto de La Habana, las autoridades han culpado a la Compañía Bahamas Paradise de "haber modificado de manera unilateral la actividad inicialmente pactada y no cumplir los requisitos" para atracar en Cuba.

La Autoridad Marítima de Cuba publicó una breve nota en la que asegura que la empresa modificó "de manera unilateral" la actividad que inicialmente habían pactado y que su viaje no cumplía "los requisitos de precisión de la información y plazos establecidos para los trámites" de acceso a la Isla, por lo que "responsabiliza a los operadores por las consecuencias".[[QUOTE:La compañía Bahamas Paradise había fletado su crucero Grand Classic a la Viva Travel, una agencia de viajes con sede en Miami que prometió a sus pasajeros que sus familiares podrían abordar la embarcación]]

La compañía Bahamas Paradise había fletado su crucero Grand Classic a la Viva Travel, una agencia de viajes con sede en Miami que prometió a sus pasajeros que sus familiares podrían abordar la embarcación y disfrutar de un concierto frente a las costas cubanas.

El viernes en la tarde, varias decenas de personas se aglomeraban en la puerta de la Terminal Marítima Sierra Maestra en la Bahía de La Habana a la espera de poder encontrarse con sus familiares y abordar el crucero. Un funcionario aclaraba a todos los que llegaban que "ese crucero que viene de Estados Unidos no va entrar hoy ni nunca".

"Con nosotros no tiene contrato, como sí lo tienen todos los cruceros que llegan aquí", detalló el empleado a quienes aguardaban por reencontrarse con sus parientes. En la nave viajaban numerosos médicos considerados "desertores" por el Gobierno de la Isla por haber abandonado misiones en el extranjero. Esos galenos son penalizados con ocho años en los que no pueden regresar a Cuba.

Judith Ruíz estaba ese viernes entre quienes aguardaban para subir al barco. "Mi hija hizo la reservación en diciembre", contó a 14ymedio "para hacer un viaje de tres días con ella en el crucero, pero he llegado aquí y no me informan nada, me estoy comunicando con ella que está en el barco. Allá le dicen que hay esperar a ver qué dicen", comentaba la madre.

"Con nosotros no tiene contrato, como sí lo tienen todos los cruceros que llegan aquí", le respondió el empleado. Otro funcionario del lugar, que prefirió el anonimato, confirmó a este diario que "no está permitido que los cubanos aborden embarcaciones de recreo con motor que estén o naveguen en aguas territoriales".

En 2016 se anunció que los cubanos estaban autorizados a viajar en estas embarcaciones como pasajeros y tripulantes, aunque la nota oficial aclaraba que se iba a implementar "de forma gradual y una vez creadas las condiciones, la entrada y salida de ciudadanos cubanos, con independencia de su con­dición migratoria, en calidad de pasajeros y tripulantes en embarcaciones de recreo (yates)".

"Una cosa es la entrada y la salida y otra muy diferente que naveguen o se mantengan en nuestras aguas", especifica el funcionario de la terminal Sierra Maestra. "El crucero ofreció algo que no está permitido", apunta.[[QUOTE:En otros embarcaderos de la Isla, como la Bahía de Cienfuegos, este diario comprobó que sigue prohibido el acceso de nacionales residentes en la Isla a las embarcaciones de recreo que ofrecen un paseo por las cercanías de la costa]]

En otros embarcaderos de la Isla, como la Bahía de Cienfuegos, este diario comprobó que sigue prohibido el acceso de nacionales residentes en la Isla a las embarcaciones de recreo que ofrecen un paseo por las cercanías de la costa. En los hoteles de Varadero y otros puntos del litoral cubano tampoco está permitido el alquiler de embarcaciones con motor para los huéspedes nacionales.

El crucero con destino a Cuba había sido ampliamente publicitado en Miami y tenía como principal atractivo que los cubanos que residen en la Isla podían abordar el barco -según Viva Travel- comer, beber y disfrutar de un concierto en el mar.

Julia María, una farmacéutica de 45 años estuvo tentada de comprar un boleto para el crucero pero en el último minuto cambió de idea. "Llevo diez años sin poder ver a mis padres pero cuando indagué un poco más todo el mundo me dijo que era muy difícil que el Gobierno cubano dejara que algo así pasara", comenta.

La embarcación se encuentra ahora en Bahamas para luego regresar a Palm Beach, de donde partió. La oferta de crucero a Cuba, lanzada por el día de San Valentín, comenzaba en 599 dólares e incluía un concierto de El Micha, Laritza Bacallao y la agrupación de Los Cuatro con Tania Pantoja.

"Esta ha sido una experiencia horrible. Los oficiales cubanos que llegaron a bordo informaron que nuestra visita se había cancelado sin una razón válida, ya que toda la documentación estaba en orden antes de nuestra partida. Esto es una excusa para evitar la entrada que previamente estaba autorizada por el gobierno cubano", dijo Peter Regalado, presidente de Viva Travel, quien se encuentra en el barco.

"Habíamos preparado todo para pasarnos unos días de sueño con mi hermana", contó a este diario Katia, una joven de 25 años que aguardaba a las afueras de la terminal Sierra Maestra este viernes. "Una de las ilusiones que tenía era poder hacer fotos de mi ciudad desde el mar y conocer la costa cubana desde un barco, pero ya veo que no será posible".

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A new survey of Cuba tour operators and other travel providers shows the majority expect U.S. travel to the island to increase in 2019 despite ongoing confusion about the legality … Click to Continue » Continue reading
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La 26ª edición anual de World Travel Awards (WTA) nominó a la Fábrica de Arte Cubano (FAC) en la categoría Sede de entretenimiento líder del Caribe 2019 por tercer año consecutivo, reportó la revista OnCuba.

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Air travel to Cuba is in flux with some U.S. carriers dropping out of competition for routes and others hoping to win approval for additional flights to the island. But … Click to Continue » Continue reading
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… Associated Press HAVANA — President Donald Trump’s Cuba policy is … Cuban people. He restricted Americans’ ability to travel to Cuba … to state-run destinations. Cuban government figures from the … after Obama and then Cuban President Raul Castro announced … Continue reading
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