Cuba has a magnetic pull for me….I just returned from my 6th (or maybe 7th) trip to Cuba.  Our Cuban friends say: “We’ve never met a stranger, “ and that is exactly how you feel the moment you arrive in the country.  They greet us with hugs and smiles and immediately make us feel “at home.”   The […]

Earlier this month President Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba and a series of actions aimed at easing travel and trade restrictions. Here is a summary of some of the changes being made in U.S.-Cuba relations: There have been no diplomatic relations with Cuba since the early 1960s, after Fidel Castro and […]

Christmas in Cuba is very much a family-oriented holiday and gifts are not as important as spending time together. Roasted suckling pig is the traditional dish served for Christmas lunch. Parrandas – parties in the street with fireworks, floats, and dancing – are a common part of Christmas celebrations in Cuba. This year in Cuba state-run […]

Yesterday in an historic breakthrough in U.S.-Cuba relations, President Obama announced major changes in foreign policy with Cuba. “In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between […]

What ‘Life In The New Cuba’ Is Really Like by NPR Staff April 13, 2014 4:59 PM ET Listen to the Story Since Fidel Castro ceded authority to his brother Raul in 2006, life in Cuba has slowly been changing. Young Cubans are more comfortable talking about their government and cellphones have begun to open […]

“To be cultured is the only way to be free.” José Martí For a small country, Cuba has a very large soul. It’s all owing to a culture which is rich, vibrant and immensely varied. At the island’s heart are the Cubans, brought here by the trade winds from all corners of the earth to forge […]

Cuba visits change US tourists’ hearts and minds Watch Video Here:  Cuba visits change US tourists hearts and minds BBC News 4 February 2014 Last updated at 04:30 GMT Tens of thousands of American tourists are flocking to Cuba under a US scheme to promote a positive view of democracy and the free market. US President […]

I always love the first full day in Cuba. Some of us attended mass, giving us a nice walk through the streets of Havana to the church. It was a windy day, with the off and on threat of rain. We spent time at Muraleando, a community art project. I love seeing the progress and […]