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Cuba: Personal Observations

1. I was in Cuba in December when Raul Castro and President Obama made their joint announcements regarding rapprochement. It was noted by many that Fidel was uncharacteristically silent on the issue. It is my belief that Fidel Castro is either dead or in a coma. The “Cult of Fidel” is so strong and pervasive […]

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Why is the Cuban Embargo Still in Place?

Photography WorkshopsWhy is the Cuban Embargo Still in Place?analysis by Steve Anchell“The embargo on Cuba is the most comprehensive set of U.S. sanctions on any country, including the other countries designated by the U.S. government to be state sponsors of terrorism.”[1]In 1959 the Cuban Revolution succeeded in overthrowing the rule of North American gangsters as […]

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Why Travel Now

The following is a letter from Lee Marona,  president of Vaya Sojourns,U.S. licensed travel provider to Cuba.December 17, 2014Dear Colleagues:Needless to say our phones have been ringing off the hook this morning in light of President Obama’s announcement regarding restoration of ties with Cuba after over a half century of what most of us consider […]

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Fidel Castro Tapes

In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since.This is the story of the Cuban dictator’s turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images and recordings.This video originally appeared on OPB, September 2, 2014. It is worth watching for […]

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