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Marina, one of the company’s ships, in the port of Havana. Photo: Alain L. Gutiérrez

Havana, Norwegian cruise ships’ favorite destination

  In 2017, the Norwegian Cruise Line Holding (NCLH) ships transported almost 2.5 million travelers and docked at half a thousand ports across the planet. But among all the destinations visited by the U.S. company’s three brands, one of them … Continued

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Photo by Alex Heny

Seven deadly prejudices against the private sector in Cuba

The discussion most difficult to win is not the one in which one of the interlocutors has a colossal intelligence or speaks louder than the other. It is the one in which prejudices replace strong elements and reasoning. If arguing … Continued

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Photo courtesy of Havana Club

Tributo 2018, Cuba’s First Rum with a Marked Smoked Feature

  In the context of the 2018 Habanos Festival, Havana Club International S.A. will present Tributo 2018, the most recent rum of that company’s Iconic Collection. Barely some 2,500 bottles, each one numbered as pieces of a limited and exclusive … Continued

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Photo by Desmond Boylan

U.S. travelers: Cuba is a safe destination

The U.S. government persists in recommending to its citizens that they reconsider traveling to Cuba, and keeps the island on level 3 (second to last) of its warning system. Meanwhile, U.S. visitors have their own opinions about the safety levels … Continued

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Trinidad: the Needlework Township

  The time Nielsis Ramírez dedicates to knitting is sacred. “My husband and my son know this. I come home from work, start cooking and set to work on fraying until the Newscast begins on TV.” With almost half a … Continued

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Mr. Thomas Karl Neisinger, German ambassador in Havana, on a visit to OnCuba’s office. Photo: Otmaro Rodríguez.

“Germany can be very useful for the future of Cuba”

  Germany is not only the driving force behind Europe’s economy. It is also an actor with a great political influence in the community bloc and in the global context. Its ties with Cuba have gone through different stages and, … Continued

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Photo by Desmond Boylan / Reuters

What not to do with the private sector in Cuba

A few days ago Reuters published a news item about a version obtained by them of the awaited measures for self-employment; however, we continue without knowing too much. Today it is easier to find in the street a person who … Continued

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The Carnival Sensation will start traveling to Cuba in April 2019. Photo:

Cuba Travel Services and Carnival grow in Cuba

  Despite the Trump administration’s measures and the mysterious plot of the sonic attacks, U.S. travel agencies and other companies linked to tourism prefer to remain in Cuba and even grow. A month ago, a group of these companies meeting … Continued

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The 20th Habanos Festival began this Monday in the Havana Convention Center. Photo: Alejandro Ernesto / EFE.

Habanos Festival: with the world’s best tobacco

The Habanos Festival is paradise for lovers of the best tobacco. The aroma of the world’s most famous Premium cigar surrounds the days of an event in which manufacturers, distributors and smokers come together to pay tribute to one of … Continued

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Bulevar Cubano is born with products “Made in Cuba”

Bulevar Cubano was born as a shop window of products “Made in Cuba,” the first online shop focused on consumers on the island that offers products and services designed by entrepreneurs, like T-shirts, jewelry, leather handbags and home-made soaps. Yunier … Continued

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