Archive for February, 2009

Porque NUNCA debes llevar USD a Cuba ni pagar servicios Con esta moneda cambiando en Cuba

El Chavito   El 8 de noviembre de 2004, el dólar de los EE.UU. dejaron de ser aceptadas en Cuba al nivel nacional y, poco después, la multa para la conversión de dólares a CUC se introdujo. Cabe señalar que sólo los dólares de los EE.UU. están sujetos a este gravamen, pero hay otras cosas […]


From March 27 to April 30, 2009, the 10th Havana Biennial, an event featuring visual artwork from both Cuban and international artists, will be held at various sites within the Cuban capital, organized by the Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center.  When the Havana Biennial first took place in 1984, its agenda was to drum up […]

Republic of America

  While watching my daily FOX news fix yesterday, I was overwhelmed with the day’s content. First of all there was all the news about the government nationalizing the banking industry, or thereabouts. Then came the part of the labor unions that, via income from their members’ monthly dues, finance numerous ads in the American […]

What will happen if the US lifts Cuba Travel Restrictions and what can Americans expect?

Cuba is ill prepared for US tourism despite the island being 90 miles from its southern most shores. The massive influx of US tourists would bring with it massive problems for the Cuban authorities and government unless a coordinated effort was implemented. This may already be taking place behind the scenes. Below are a few […]

WonderFidel and the Fantastic 4

No this is not the latest Marvel Inc. release but, the “Fantastic 4” movie may have more to do with South American politics and could even have a hidden story line with seemingly invincible do-gooders overwhelming evil. In many ways Chavez, Morales, Ortega, Correa and Fidel Castro are, for some, “The Fantastic 4” with “WonderFidel” […]

US bill announced to allow travel for all Americans to Cuba

In an unsurprising move by House democrats and, in line with President Obama´s campaign rhetoric, Senators Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) have proposed a law to end Travel restrictions for ALL AMERICANS to Cuba. This is twenty steps further than President Obama´s campaign trail promises to free up travel restrictions for Cuban Americans […]

Passport 1 in up 200,000 issued to a Cardiologist. Will this drain Cuba´s educated youth?

HAVANA (From Reuters) – Spain issued on Thursday the first of a projected 200,000 passports for Cubans who qualify for Spanish citizenship under the country’s “historical memory” law. The first recipient, 38-year-old cardiologist Norberto Luis Diaz, said he already had his bags packed for a flight on Sunday to Spain, retracing in reverse the journey […]

Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura on Cuban education

HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 31 (acn) “The ongoing effort to achieve a fairer society has placed Cuban education at the vanguard by assuring equality of opportunities, overcoming elitist approaches and guaranteeing the continuity of education for all,” said Cuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura at the closing of Pedagogy 2009. The gala for the […]

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