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Point of View: Cuba and the Sanctions Juggernaut


From: The National Interest. US Web SiteBy: PAUL PILLAR. December 1, 2013 Last week the government of Cuba announced that it was ceasing nearly all of the consular services that it provides in the United States. The reason was that the sole U.S. bank that had been willing to handle ...

Cuba’s First Themed Hotel Musically


  Varadero, Cuba, Dec 2.- The Hotel BelleVue Palma Real in Varadero has begun the high season in Cuba alluring tourists with the news that under the new brand Blue Salsa Club, it has become the first Cuban themed hotel musically.

Riu Palace Opens in Jamaica


  The Riu Palace Jamaica resort officially opens on december 6. The resort is Riu’s fifth property in the caribbean nation.

Canadian Paraplegic Denied Entrance in the US Wants Answers


  Ontario.- Canadian Ellen Richardson missed her 10-day Caribbean cruise starting from New York because the US Department of Homeland Security did not allow her to fly to the US saying that the woman was hospitalized for depression in 2012.

Cuban Hotel Receives Travellers’ Choice Award


  The 2013 Hotels Travellers’ Choice awards, based on the opinion of travelers, distinguish the world’s best hotels. Like in last year’s edition, a Cuban hotel was granted an award.

Point of view: Beauty and a feast in Cuba


  By Steve McKenna, The West Australian As soon as the waiter shuffles off with our order, I turn to my friend Steve and say: “Don’t expect too much for that price.”Both of us have gone for lobster. At six Cuban convertible pesos ($6.38) a piece, it was impossible to ...