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Peter Mandel | Posted 08.13.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

After years of U.S. Treasury Department travel restrictions, Cuba has taken on an air of mystery. Our 45-minute charter-flight from Miami and the bus ride into Havana make us feel like astronauts of a sort, touching down for nine days in a parallel world.

Northern Irish Lend Their Expertise to Colombian Peace Process

Dan Kovalik | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
Dan Kovalik

It was quite appropriate that leaders from Northern Ireland joined the Cubans in Havana last week in assisting with the peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC guerillas.

Loose in Havana, Gandalf and Elton John

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

London has come to Havana. During this week of British Culture that is celebrated from the first of June in our country, even the climate has decided to be in sync with that of the other Island

First Person: A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro's Daughter

Jim Luce | Posted 07.27.2013 | World
Jim Luce

Taking my shoes off in the private alcove of the exclusive Japanese dining room, I open the shoji screen to reveal a beautiful 12-tatami mat room comp...

Can Colombia and the FARC Make Peace?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The nearly half century of war between the government of Colombia and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) that left over half a million Colombians dead and three million displaced may finally be coming to an end.

Cuba's National Assembly to Return to Capitol After 54 Years

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Capitol building in Havana is beginning to emerge from its long punishment. It has waited 54 years to return to its status as the site of the Cuban parliament.

My Own Educational Exchange Trip: Cuba or the Danube-a?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
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Randee Mia Berman

When I heard rumors about Jay-Z and Beyonce heading to Cuba, I was feeling pretty confident about my trendy choice to go that way. But then I bagged Cuba, and booked a flight to Vienna, Austria, home of the Lipizzaner stallions and Wienerschnitzel.

Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Me: Our Trips to Cuba

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.13.2013 | World
Isabel Kaplan

Not one to be left out of the discussion, Jay-Z just dropped a new track called "Open Letter" (produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz) in which he discusses his recent trip to Cuba. He raps: "I'm in Cuba, I love Cubans/ This talk about Communism is so confusing." I feel ya, Jay-Z.

Cheers For Sloppy Joe!

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 04.13.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- It's happy hour again at the original Sloppy Joe's saloon, an iconic Cuban bar that reopened Friday after a nearly 50-year hiatus and is sur...

Michael Eastman: Havana, where decay meets beauty

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Michael Eastman's Havana series exposes the colorful and crumbling interiors and exteriors of Cuba's capital. The details of these pictures make them ...

WATCH: French 'Spider-Man' Scales Rusty Havana Hotel

AP | ANNE-MARIE GARCIA | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

HAVANA — A French daredevil who has scaled some of the world's tallest buildings conquered Cuba's famous Habana Libre hotel on Monday without ro...

Cuba's Terrifying Public Transport

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 03.28.2013 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

It was three in the morning and I was somewhere in Camaguey province. Beyond the small spotlight in which I stood, the night was black.

Sloppy Joe's Round Two

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 03.27.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA — A half-century later, Jose Rafa Malem remembers the balmy breezes blowing through the bar's arching porticos, the grain of the tall woo...

An Unauthorized Trip To Cuba

Clint Johnston | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
Clint Johnston

I was in Havana, Cuba, with no visa and no permission from the U.S. government. It was just the way I wanted it.

Dear President Obama: End the Cuba Embargo

Nicholas Storozynski | Posted 03.17.2013 | Teen
Nicholas Storozynski

After traveling on an educational tour to Havana last summer and following the political situation between Cuba and the United States, I've become aware that the embargo of Cuba is pointless.

The Last Zangeelee: A Thanksgiving Story

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Fifty
Judy Bolton-Fasman

I grew up on the hyphen between two identities. My father's family had traveled from Russia to New Haven, Connecticut via Ellis Island. My mother's family traced their roots to medieval Spain and came to Cuba by way of Greece and Turkey.

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: The World's Best Cities For Coffee Lovers

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Costa Ricans refer to coffee as their "golden bean" because it has paid such high dividends to the local economy.

Finding My Bar In Havana

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 12.09.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

I wanted to find my bar. The bar that I would return to again and again; I would have a favorite drink; I would know the name of the barman; and every time I went, I would walk away with either interesting stories or interesting friends.

Power Back In Cuba After Massive Blackout

AP | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

HAVANA — Power was restored to millions of people early Monday after a blackout that cut the lights in much of western Cuba, including the capit...

Around The World In 10 Photos

Posted 08.18.2012 | World

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across th...

PHOTOS: Havana's Quirky Fusterlandia

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Fusterlandia is a definite must see on any sojourn to Havana. The Cuban artist has energized his community, inspiring them to create art on their own homes, and thus his vision has aesthetically inspired this part of Havana.

Cuban Exiles Plan Fireworks Flotilla

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 10.11.2012 | World

HAVANA — Red, white and gold balls of light shimmered low on the horizon off Havana's seafront Malecon boulevard Saturday night in a maritime fi...

The Casas Of Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

Eating a freshly made breakfast from antique porcelain plates beneath a teardrop chandelier in an old colonial house while being treated like an old family friend would be considered an experience possible in only hotels of the rarest kind. In Cuba, however, it's practically normal.

Spaniard Charged In Cuban Dissident's Death

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 09.30.2012 | World

HAVANA — Cuba has charged a Spanish citizen with the equivalent of vehicular manslaughter in a car accident that killed prominent dissident Oswa...