Cuba

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 28.08.2014 | 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

US Created Cuban Twitter Clone To Undermine Castro

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech

The Associated Press has learned the US government created of a 'Cuban Twitter,' a communications network designed to undermine the communist governme...

Twelve Years a Guantánamo Slave

Neil Durkin | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Well, not exactly a slave, but a slave of the Guantánamo system. I'm talking about Shaker Aamer, the former UK resident who is still - still - marooned at the notorious US detention centre in the Caribbean almost exactly 12 years after being taken there during the height of George W Bush's frenzied and law-breaking "war on terror".

Ear Today, Gone Tomorrow

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

It was ear before, but now it's disappeared. That was the view of Associated Press re-touching experts when they looked closer at seven archive photog...

Fidel Castro Pictured During Rare Public Appearance

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former President and revolutionary leader, has made a rare public appearance. He attended the inauguration of an art gallery i...

LOOK: Could Cuba Lose Its Vintage Car Heritage?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK

Cuba is to relax import restrictions on foreign-built cars. It means Cubans will no longer need to buy their vehicles from state sellers. Until ...

Forget UK Festivities: Why Not Spend Christmas Abroad?

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Here are some fantastic alternatives to spending Christmas at home. And yes, we know it's an expensive time of year; but there are some fantastic deals available in the low season.

Is This The World's Longest Bus Queue?

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

Thousands of mourners queued for hours just to catch a bus to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to see Nelson Mandela lying in state. The former Sout...

The 8 Most Unexpectedly Amazing Things That Happened At Nelson Mandela's Memorial (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

There were a few serendipitous meetings amongst some of the world's most powerful people at the memorial for Nelson Mandela in Soweto. We've learnt...

Shaker Aamer: Treatment In Guantanamo Worse Than 'Despotic Regime'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in Guantanamo Bay has accused the US government of enforcing a punishment on him that even the most "despotic ...

How the UN General Assembly Can Make Itself Relevant to the Key Challenges of the 21st Century

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Unusually, the UN General Assembly (GA) has been in media headlines in recent days. In response to recent spying allegations, German and Brazilian di...

US Should End Its Cold War Stance on Cuba

Lee Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lee Brown

When the UN votes on the US blockade of Cuba this week, the US is likely to face opposition from nearly every other government in the world. But, if past experience is any guide, the US will simply ignore this. It will continue exacting unnecessary suffering on the Cuban people through a cruel and counter-productive policy.

Snapshot Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Ghosts of Havana

Jason Holmes | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Holmes

The colonial neo-classical glory of Havana is bolted to the island's northern rim, its rooves and lanes cooking under a thick film of dust which serves as make up to make starker the city's faded beauty. It's a city as roué, where anything goes. But herein lies the problem of Castro's modern Cuba, a country at once in cultural free fall and rude ideological health.

N Korea Ship Found Carrying Weapons In Panama Canal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK

A ship carrying undeclared weapons to North Korea has been detained in the Panama Canal. The weapons, reportedly hidden in containers of brown suga...

Is This Plane Carrying Edward Snowden?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK

Frenzied speculation about the whereabouts of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been reignited after keen-eyed plane watchers noticed a discrepancy...

This Is What We Know So Far About Snowden's 21 Asylum Bids

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries, but most of Europe has swiftly rejected his plea. Russia says that Snowden's request for asy...

Edward Snowden 'Not A Traitor', Manipulated By WikiLeaks, Says Father

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK

The father of Prism whistleblower Edward Snowden has said he is confident his son will return to the United States to face charges if conditions about...

Putin Says He Knows Where Edward Snowden Is

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

Russian President Vladmir Putin has said NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and can remain there as long as he likes...

Close, But No Cigar

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden's whereabouts remain a mystery after the NSA whistleblower failed to board a plane from Moscow, Russia to Havana, Cuba on Monday mornin...

Bay Of Pigs Debacle Remembered 52 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

In 1961 Cuba was ruled by a leftist administration dominated by Prime Minister Fidel Castro. With the Cold War in full swing the United States didn...

Hugo Chavez, Hero or Villain? Look Beyond the Facts For the Real Story

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

Hugo Chavez, the populist and controversial leader of Venezuela, died at 58-years-old on 5 March in Caracas after 14 years in power. Chavez had battled an unspecified cancer for four years. His death has been met with an outpouring of sorrow or relief, depending on who you listen to.

Cast Your Net Further Afield This Year

Black Tomato | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

2013 certainly is the year for a challenge, and we at Black Tomato have taken on a new angle - fishing. Don your galoshes and waders and go extreme like Robson Green as we show you our top places to sling your hook this year.