Cuba

Rum And Cigars - A Match Made In Heaven

Matt Chambers | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

Rum and cigars have long gone hand in hand. The combination is largely associated with the Caribbean and one island in particular is synonymous with it. That island is Cuba. Some of the best rum on the planet is made there and it is home to many of the world's best known and biggest selling cigar brands.

Havana - My Top Five Cocktail Bars

Matt Chambers | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

Cuba is a country that has long been associated with rum, cocktails and cigars. It is spiritual home of classic cocktails such as the daiquiri and mojito and boasts some of the world's most iconic bars in the capital, Havana.

Where To Find Vegetarian Food In Cuba In 2017

Selene Nelson | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Aside from the staples (every Cuban citizen receives a regular supply of rice, sugar, coffee, meat, eggs and bread), food supplies are often limited and can run out without warning. Partly due to this, many meals are based around meat or fish with rice and beans as filler.

Cuba No Es Fi(d)el: Impressions on the Duelo Nacional

Stefano Piano | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Stefano Piano

The Duelo Nacional might imply that Cuba stopped for Fidel Castro's death. Our conversations with Cubans suggest a rather different story. Since t...

The Bright Side Of Fidel Castro

Maria Karvouni | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

Regardless from beliefs and political directions, there is always something inspiring that a strong personality has to teach the world and Fidel Castro belonged in that category. His death won't cease his memory, which will forever affect people's works.

The Waugh Zone November 30, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, November 30… 1) DONALD, DUCK! At PMQs a fortnight ago, Jeremy Corbyn exploited Tory discomfort ...

Jeremy Corbyn Praises Fidel Castro's 'Heroism'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has praised Fidel Castro’s “heroism”, following the former Cuban leader’s death, according to the Press Association. The Labour ...

Ken Livingstone Describes Fidel Castro's Cuba As A 'Beacon Of Light'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK

Ken Livingstone has described Fidel Castro as an “absolute giant of the 20th century” and a “beacon of light” following his death. Although th...

Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Has Died

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has died aged 90, the Communist revolutionary’s brother, President Raul Castro, has announced. The Communist revo...

Five Of The Best Art Spaces In Cuba

Flo Simpson | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Flo Simpson

The artwork you are most likely to stumble across in Cuba is the ubiquitous and eye-watering acrylic of an American car. Yet Cuba, both in and outside...

Reclaiming Space For The Arts In Ireland

Aaron Vallely | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

All cities are different, but what people want are essentially the same. Intelligent cities cherish and cultivate their artistic energy, but often disturb that nutritious force with high rents, intrusive government policies and starvation of Arts funding.

Explore Cuba Like A Local

By Claire Boobbyer, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Cuba offers heady cocktails, heart-thumping music, avant-garde art, and riveting rumba, salsa and ballet. Combine top-flight culture in Havana with lo...

A Different Kind of Cuban Revolution

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Maximilian Yoshioka

Despite its reputation as a stagnant state-run economy, over the past few years the Cuban government has passed pro-business reforms that have unleashed a flurry of entrepreneurial activity. How and why has this happened, and will Castro Inc. stick to the plan?

Father Takes His Daughter Swimming With Crocodile In Cuba

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK

Incredible photos show the moment a wildlife photographer took his daughter swimming with crocodiles in Cuba. Alexa Frink, 23, can be seen just inches...

Havana, Cuba: Ten Things to Know Before You Go

Selene Nelson | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Havana is the strangest, most fascinating city you can imagine. Raw, tropical, vibrant and energetic, Havana is alive with an energy and spirit that pervades its entire culture. It's a city of stark juxtaposition, where magnificent colonial squares sit alongside decayed and crumbling buildings, and classic American cars blast out the latest reggaeton music.

Corbyn Surprised Everyone And No One By How He Decided To Spend His Time Tonight

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK

With his permanently-in-crisis leadership now facing a challenge and with Theresa May being crowned Tory leader and prime minister, Jeremy Corbyn went...

Top Destinations for Young Solos

Cathy Winston | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Solo travel is definitely not just for 20-somethings - but there's no doubt this is the decade when people often catch the solo travel bug. Whether it's a traditional gap year or simply making the most of having fewer responsibilities, it's a great time to pack up and go.

Keeping Up With Changes on Cuba's Creative Scene Through the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

Cuba's world of music and audiovisual production is beginning to open up with concert performances and documentary and feature film production growing, reinforcing the need for creative professionals to find new ways in promoting and strengthening their work.

Would the Real JFK Please Stand Up!

Tony Mckenna | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

The latest TV series to be spawned from the ever fertile mind of horror writer Stephen King is called 11.22.63, a time travelling extravaganza which s...

Forget The Rolling Stones - It Was the Manics Who Broke Ground in Cuba

Owen Bennett | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Owen Bennett

Anyone taking a casual look at the coverage the Stones gig is receiving in the British press would be forgiven for thinking they have broken new ground with their Cuban show. They haven't. The Manic Street Preachers did in 2001.

Baseball and Obama Go Caribbean

Manuel Barcia | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Sport
Manuel Barcia

It is a symbolic coincidence that the Rays will visit Cuba at the same time Obama will. Back in 1960 baseball was the last open line of communication between Havana and Washington, and it seems that as the two former foes come together, baseball may again be a centerpiece for this new relationship.

Hit and Hope: Boxing in Cuba

Stephen Doran | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Sport
Stephen Doran

Whilst on my recent travels in Cuba I utilised the opportunity to explore the culture and investigate some of their fundamental differences. After all what makes me tick, is knowing what makes people tick. In doing this we can readily learn what principles work for a nation and of course those which may be better discarded.

What the US (and the World) Can Learn From Cuba

Rachel Lankester | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK
Rachel Lankester

I only spent two weeks in beautiful Cuba but I came away inspired by what the country has achieved despite, at times, great imposed hardship. It seems to me nations around the world can learn a lot from Cuba, especially its nemesis the US.

How to Survive Cuba With Nothing But Broken Spanish and Optimism

Carolina Are | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

With the relations between Cuba and the United States improving, now it's your last chance to visit this country as a land not yet corrupted by technology and consumerism.

Planet Appetite: FITCuba 2015 International Tourism Fair in Cuba

Rupert Parker | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Cuban Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, at the 35th edition of the International Tourist Fair FITCuba in Cayo Coco, announces a record three million international visitors visited Cuba in 2014, an increase of 15%.