Cuba

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 16.05.2016 | 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 25.04.2016 | 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 01.04.2016 | 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 26.03.2016 | 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 21.03.2016 | 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 11.02.2016 | 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 27.01.2016 | 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 12.01.2016 | 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%.

US-Cuba Relations: Too Early to Judge

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

It's been hailed as a historic move, and in many ways it undoubtedly is. The gradual normalization of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, which began with a more or less veiled prisoners' swap last year, is nonetheless still in its early and tentative stages.

10 Up-And-Coming Destinations for Summer 2015

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

With summer fast approaching and UK travellers beginning to research their holidays, these ten up-and-coming destinations from around the world offer some exciting alternatives to the classic beach resorts.

Cuba Gives Free WiFi To The People

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech

A cultural centre in Havana has given local residents access to free-WiFi, a first for both Havana and Cuba. The centre is owned and run by famed n...

24 Hours In Havana, Cuba

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I don't know how many people had suggested Cuba when I was planning my travels last year. There was a lot of talk about the country going through a period of change. Many said that the old charm was gradually disappearing.

The West Is Sending a Message: It's Fine to be a Violent Regime

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

The depravity of the west is becoming too obvious. We have lost our sense of knowing what is right and wrong. The foreign policy became dominated by the idea of not offending any feelings and being bought into the culture of relativism. Cuba and Palestine are just the recent examples of how easily the west can be forced into the obedience.

The Normalisation of Relations Between the US and Cuba Is a Victory for Right Over Might

John Wight | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

The announcement that the US and Cuba are to begin the process of normalising relations after decades of a US-imposed economic blockade and policy of undermining the Cuban Revolution is long overdue.

Nine Ways to Drink Like a Cuban

BarChick | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

When it comes to cocktails the Cubans have been doing it right for years; The Mojito, The Daiquiri and The Cuba Libre each originated here, the hailed home of rum. Cuban bartenders were once hands-down the most celebrated in the world and their influence stretched far and wide. Feeling nostalgic? No need, Cuba's drinking culture lives on and it's just a cool as when it began.

Julio Larraz: Rules of Engagements

Diego Giolitti | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

Larraz encourages his observers to decode the art that stands before their eyes, believing it is the artist whom should be "revealing that which reality conceals". In fulfilling this responsibility, Larraz experiments with styles to create works that are incredibly postmodern.

The Best Mojito In The World (And 4 Other Reasons To Go To Havana)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ask the uninitiated to conjure up a vision of Havana and they’ll likely picture a montage of iconic imagery: cigar-smoking street musicians, salsa d...

Fidel Castro Says Nato Are Just Like The Nazis

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Cuba's aging former leader Fidel Castro has accused the West of war-mongering in the Middle East and eastern Europe, comparing Nato to the Nazi SS. ...

Notes From A Caribbean Island...

Ian Baxter | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Baxter

So you might think Cuba is a rather sad place with not a lot of hope. But that's not the Cuba I saw. As if buoyed on by its musical heartbeat (Salsa and Rumba are everywhere) I saw a Cuba where the human spirit is very much alive.

Easy to Idealise, But for More Rewarding Travel We Must Face Up to Cuba's Realities

Justin Francis | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

There aren't many places on earth with such a sense of romance and nostalgia as Cuba; a land lost in time, untouched by the ravages of commercialism and capitalism, a ticking time bomb to be visited now before the wider western world explodes into its crumbling streets