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.

A Weekend In Havana: Hedonism And Socialism In Cuba's Contradictory Capital

Flo Simpson | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Flo Simpson

Cuba is often described as a difficult country in which to travel. Tourist facilities are underdeveloped (a blessing and a curse), there are two curre...

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 14.09.2017 | 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.

Havana, Cuba: Ten Things to Know Before You Go

Selene Nelson | Posted 15.07.2017 | 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.

Gunship Diplomacy

Chris Terrill | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Terrill

Gunboat Diplomacy. The Untold story Behind Obama's Historic Visit to Cuba President Obama's historic visit to Havana starting on March21st marks t...

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%.

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.

Nine Ways to Drink Like a Cuban

BarChick | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

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.

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...

Colombia: Hope and Despair

Lloyd Rundle | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Politics
Lloyd Rundle

Whatever the future holds, Zuluaga's loss in the elections means hope for peace. But Santos needs to prove himelf a real leader with principles to achieve this. Otherwise he is just another leader taking advantage of his people.

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

Are We Seeing Real Change in Cuba?

Carl Packman | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Carl Packman

On the anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Raul Castro is doing things to Cuba that many citizens once thought unimaginable. The reality though is that Cuba is struggling, as it always has done, and the cure will only bring its own problems to the Cuban leader's rule.

Rum Wild In Cuba

Black Tomato | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Cuba is the motherland for rum lovers. This Saturday, 4 February, marks a very important date in the rum diaries of rum lovers the world over; the gra...

Castro Celebrates Quiet Birthday At 85

PA | Posted 13.10.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Fidel Castro marked his 85th birthday out of the spotlight, with little fanfare around the ageing revolutionary who is rarely see...