December 18, 2014
One of the most sought after Cuban product for Americans has been the Cuban cigar. Ever since President John F. Kennedy first made Cuban cigars illegal in the U.S. as part of a broad embargo in 1962, the Cuban cigar has become an elusive mythical item that all smokers have dreamed of having. Well for….
December 17, 2014
The American government has managed the release USAID worker Alan Gross after spending five years in a Cuban prison. He left Cuba in a plane bound for the United States late last night. We told you last week that in an interview with Jorge Ramos President Obama said that they were in talks with Cuba….
December 15, 2014
An Associated Press report blew the lid off of a USAID program which sought to infiltrate the Cuban hip hop scene to create a youth movement to overthrow the Cuban government. Millions of American tax dollars were spent sending operatives to encourage young Cuban rappers to criticize the government and call for democratic reforms. This….
December 10, 2014
President Obama told news anchor Jorge Ramos yesterday on Fusion that the U.S. government has been in negotiations for some time to try and secure the release of Alan Gross. The government contractor has been held prisoner on the island after he was accused to distributing telecommunications devices to anti-Castro dissidents. The Cuban government then….
December 09, 2014
I’ve really tried to like opera over the years but it just doesn’t do anything for me. Maybe it’s that the songs are usually in either Italian or German or maybe it’s because the usual subject matter of ancient myths or barbers getting married do nothing for me. But maybe I’ll be more connected to….
December 03, 2014
When Yasmany Tomas defected from Cuba in June, the buzz started almost immediately. This 24-year-old player is one of the heaviest hitters to come out of Cuba in a long time. Back on the island he hit .289 with a .538 slugging percentage and 15 home runs. He really showed what he could do at….
December 02, 2014
For the first time in over 50 years a Broadway show will be staged in Cuba. The show will be the Tony award winning musical Rent. The producers of the show, Nederlander Entertainment, have been working for years with the Cuban National Council of Performing Arts to mount the show. American musicals were banned by the….
November 25, 2014
One member of a large team of doctors and medical professionals sent by the Cuban government to help with the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has caught the deadly disease. Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British doctors and will be transferred to a hospital in Geneva for further medical care. Cuba sent….
November 17, 2014
In a move that has some people scratching their heads, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has made it easier to buy Barbie dolls. The quasi-socialist country has a history of putting price caps on certain items to make it easier for the masses to buy them. Things like gasoline, for example. Now, just in time for….
November 11, 2014
Cuban baseball player Jose Abreu was unanimously named the American League rookie of the year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. 27-year-old Abreu had a .581 slugging percentage, a .317 batting average, 36 home runs, and 107 RBIs. That’s pretty amazing considering the fact that two years ago Abreu wasn’t even in the American….