Archive for June, 2010

Eusebio Leal of Habanaguanex meets with Unesco official

 
 
Irina Bokova of UNESCO met today with Old Havana´s infamous front man Eusebio Leal. Few Cubans have lasted so long in such a post and the reasons why Mr. Leal has outlasted most of his peers (and critics) is that the job he has done and is doing is truly remarkable. Whether it be courting [...]

Cuba Travel: The big squeeze

This year has seen the biggest exodus of Cuba dedicated travel agencies since the government allowed representation offices on the Caribbean island of foreign agencies in the early 90´s. The idea back then was to allow foreign travel companies and wholesalers to have on the ground staff to better manage inbound visitors and thus increase [...]

Cuba releases dissident just before he dies in jail

Close to death and probably to obvert further international outrage of jailed regime opposition, Cuba released Ariel Sigler Amaya, 46, who had been in prison for more than six years. “He is already home, they brought him by ambulance and carried him in on a stretcher because his health has greatly deteriorated,” his brother Juan [...]

Cuba raises stakes on car rentals for Cuban Americans

 
Local operators are suffering from a distinct lack of automatics cars. Better said, they are nonexistent. Why one would ask? Well, as of January 2010 a new rule was quietly introduced where automatic cars are only bookable through approved agencies such as Havanautos or Cuba Car
To combat this change and loss of business, local foreign [...]

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