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Cuba: 9 Ways To Get Off The Beaten Path

Valerie Joy Wilson | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel
Valerie Joy Wilson

During the extent of a fifty-four-year embargo, Cuba has remained a mystery to the American public, yet with the recent move to re-establish relations with the US, curiosity seekers can now see what the country really has to offer.

What President Obama's Visit to Cuba Means for Cubans of African Descent

Devyn Spence Benson | Posted 03.19.2016 | Politics
Devyn Spence Benson

Unlike black American tourists, President Obama will be entering Cuba as a head of state. Hopefully, rather than using Cuba as photo opportunity or chance to impose U.S. politics on the island, President Obama will see what Afro-Cubans know all-too well

Chicago and Havana: A Musical Connection At The Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.20.2016 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I recently enjoyed a scintillating evening of international cultural exchange featuring a concert of orchestral musical magic at Chicago's famous Audi...

PHOTOS: Massive Portraits Pay Homage To Havana's Elders

Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 11.16.2012 | Miami

Fidel and Che are no longer the only mugs decorating Havana's urban landscape. Miami-born artist Jose Parlá teamed up with French street artist JR to...

Two Perfect Weeks In Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

As a travel writer specializing in Cuba, I often get asked about the best things to see and do. Here's my ideal two-week itinerary.

PHOTOS: Art On The Walls Of Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 09.07.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

Here, there are no billboards. Instead, it's a constant interplay between state-sponsored murals and guerilla graffiti artists.

The Virtual Black Hole Of Havana

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 08.05.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

All I wanted was to tell my family that I hadn't passed out on the Cuban pavement in a rum stupor. I didn't know it was possible to run out of internet.

Our Girl in Havana: A Bohemian Chic Eatery In Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 07.21.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

You don't come to Cuba for the food. Well, you never used to come to Cuba for the food.

SOS for Havana's Eastern Beaches

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.20.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In the tourist area in front of the Tropicana Hotel, of course, it was impeccably clean with police making the rounds so that no Cuban would "bother" the foreigners. But outside that perimeter of comfort, the setting for natives is a real ecological disaster.

PHOTOS: People To People In Havana, Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 06.16.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

In a country as complex as this, in which tourists have for so long existed in a separate strata to locals, the only way to learn anything about the "real Cuba" is to talk.

Three Month's Wages for a Can Opener

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The store is located at the corner of Galiano and San Rafael streets. It's like an alien spaceship that landed in a neighborhood that has seen its businesses turned into homeless shelters.

Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte Head to Cuba

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Over the weekend legendary actors Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover hosted a special opening for the new office in Havana, Cuba for the traveling Carib...

Cuba's Black Spring and the Ladies in White

Matt Easton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Easton

In what is referred to the Black Spring, 75 human rights activists throughout Cuba were arrested, tried, and sentenced to as many as 28 years in prison for peacefully demanding fundamental rights.

Cuba Launches Anti-Homophobia Campaign

Inter Press Service | Patricia Grogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAVANA, Mar 30 (IPS) - You could hear a pin drop and uncomfortable glances went round the room when the moderator of the debate invited contributions ...