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Gardens Worthy of a Queen

Christopher Columbus had seen a great deal of beautiful and new world when he arrived for the second time to the island of Cuba, baptized by him as Juana. In short, if already by 1492, on the shores of Bariay, … Continued

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In 2017, already more Americans are coming to Cuba

More Americans are traveling to Cuba in 2017 than in the same period last year. And more Americans are interested in doing so. Just in January, 43,200 travelers from the United States arrived in Cuba, which represents an increase of … Continued

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CEO of Norwegian Cruises. Photos: Osbel Concepción

Frank del Río, the Cruise Man

Barely a year ago, Frank del Río returned to Havana, which he had left on August 22, 1961 and which he had never again visited. The seven-year-old boy’s memory had recorded many things and they started leaping up, one after … Continued

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"Norwegian Sky". Photo: Cruise & Travel Lifestyles.

Norwegian Cruise Line extends its offering to Cuba

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it will extend its offering of weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba aboard Norwegian Sky, through December 2017. Together with the five previously announced cruises in May 2017, these 25 additional cruises, which … Continued

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Opening of the American Airlines office in Havana. In the image, Christine Valls, the airline’s regional sales director (second from the left); Lorena Sandoval, regional operations manager; and head of Cuba Operations Galo Beltrán. Photo: Desmond Boylan / AP.

American Airlines inaugurates commercial office in Havana

American Airlines will continue in Cuba, affirm the executives of the U.S. airline that this Wednesday inaugurated its commercial office in Havana, despite the question marks generated by the arrival of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. “We can’t speculate … Continued

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Foreign investment, open the other leaf

It was Goyo who called my attention about a very interesting daily event when he said to me: “Have you noticed that the P route buses have a front door that has two leafs and the drivers almost always keep … Continued

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Cuba-U.S.: Insurance companies hold talks in Havana

The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC), Thomas Donohue, and Cuban Minister of Finances and Prices (MFP) Lina Pedraza this Friday held a working meeting  in Havana. Directors of Cuban insurance companies and the U.S. Starr Insurance Holdings, … Continued

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Cuban charcoal maker. Photo: Alejandro Ernesto (EFE)

Marabú charcoal, first Cuban product to be exported to U.S.

It wasn’t cigars, or rum, or coffee. The first product that Cuban state-run entities will export to the United States in 50 years will be marabú charcoal, which is produced on the island in a artisanal way. An agreement signed … Continued

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OFAC removes sanctions on Cuba’s commercial intermediaries

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) removed the sanctions on 28 enterprises and persons that acted as commercial intermediaries of the Cuban government. The measure allows these entities and individuals to again do business on U.S. … Continued

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Alaska Airlines starts commercial flights to Havana

This January 5 the U.S. Alaska Airlines company initiated its commercial flights to Havana, a destination that will have daily flights from the city of Los Angeles to José Martí International Airport. According to statements by Francisco Albiter, general director … Continued

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