How the U.S.’s Relationship with Cuba is Changing

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 With Global Volunteers

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 […]

Obama Announces New Cuba Policy

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 “In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between […]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

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 […]

The Culture of Cuba

“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 […]

CNN Video: Cuba visits change US tourists’ hearts and minds

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 […]

The First Full Day In Cuba!

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 […]