Alaska Airlines Applies To Add Flights To Cuba

Alaska Airlines has joined several other American airlines in seeking to fill the travel void between the US and Cuba. Since President Obama’s efforts to re-establish a relationship with Cuba after nearly half a century of tension, many airlines are…

Chris Christie Wants to Stop New Jersey to Cuba Flights

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to ground flights from his state to Cuba. The reason? He wants a woman convicted of killing a state trooper extradited to the United States. “It is unacceptable to me as Governor to have…

Pope Francis Gets Castro to Go to Church

Wouldn’t it be funny if the history of relations between the United States and Cuba were bookended in history by two Catholics? On the one end, there is the Cuban Missile Crisis standoff that featured President John F. Kennedy. On…

Elian Gonzalez: Where Is He 15 Years Later?

Elian Gonzalez was a boy torn between two homes. Elian Gonzalez, at just six years old in 1999, was taken by his mother aboard a homemade raft with 10 other people who were all trying to escape the harsh economic…

Airbnb Is Now Operating in Cuba

It appears that Netflix isn’t the only tech company looking to take advantage of the “Cuban Thaw”, the recent decision by the Obama administration to warm up trade and travel relations between the US and Cuba after decades of restrictions.…

Netflix Is Now Available in Cuba

It appears that Netflix is one of the first tech companies to take advantage of the “Cuban Thaw”, the recent decision by the Obama administration to warm up trade and travel relations between the US and Cuba after decades of…

Google Expands Its Offerings In Cuba

As you’re probably aware, there’s a trade embargo that prevents U.S. exports to Cuba. That’s not stopping Google from launching some of its free services there. Google launched Chrome in Cuba in August, and just announced that it’s now offering…

Beyonce And Jay-Z Cleared Of Charges They Violated US Sanctions With Trip To Cuba

One year and four months after they took a trip to Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, Beyonce and Jay-Z have been cleared by the US Treasury Department of charges that they violated US sanctions on the country. On…

Fidel Castro As Young Rebel Leader in “Papa”

Fidel Castro and his rebel alliance are featured in a new movie, “Papa” based on the friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Denne Bart Petitclerc during Cuba’s turbulent 50’s. This film is incredibly special and different than any other made about…

Fidel Castro: The Man Who Will Not Die

Fidel Castro is something of an anomaly. Among the personalities from the Cold War period, he is one of the very few left alive. Perhaps that is because Fidel Castro can’t be killed. When Castro came to power in 1959,…

Elian Gonzalez Leaves Cuba, Slams the U.S.

If you’re thinking that it doesn’t seem that long ago that young Elian Gonzalez was making headlines after being found in an inner tube off the coast of Florida, think again. It is now 14 years later and that cute…

Cubans Using Thumb Drives to Exchange Information

Citizens of the Republic of Cuba remain mostly disconnected from the internet in the communist country, though have been inventive in finding ways to access and exchange information online. The Republic of Cuba, along with China, Laos and Vietnam, is…

Oscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer-Winning Author, Dies at 62

Pulitzer-winning author Oscar Hijuelos died on Saturday in Manhattan at age 62. According to his wife, writer and editor Lori Marie Carlson, the Cuban-American writer collapsed on a tennis court and never regained consciousness. Hijuelos won the Pulitzer Prize for…

Diana Nyad Plans to Meet with Swimmers Doubting Her Feat

Diana Nyad wants to dispel any doubts her fellow endurance athletes may have about the authenticity of her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida. Nyad’s swim, the fulfillment of a lifelong goal for the 64 year-old marathon swimmer, was tracked…

Ariel Castro Is Dead, And Twitter Thinks It Somehow Effects Cuba

The nation was rocked today at the startling news that Ariel Castro was found dead in his jail cell, hanging from the ceiling in a successful suicide attempt. For those unfamiliar with Ariel Castro, he is the despicable human who…

Diana Nyad: 64-year-old Swimming Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old woman who has attempted to swim from Cuba to Florida, which is 103 miles, for 35 years may finally reach her goal in 3 days. This is the fifth attempt for Nyad, who says it will…

Fidel Castro Not Dead, Speaks Out Against Health Rumors

Fidel Castro recently turned 86, and rumors of his poor health, or even death, had begun to pop up in media across the world. The former Cuban leader used to publish a semi-regular opinion column for the Cuban state press,…

Fidel Castro Turns 86, Maintains Silence

Today marks the 86th birthday of Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary and decades-long leader of the Caribbean country. Castro has maintained silence and stayed out of view for two months now, prompting speculation about his health or possible death. A…

United Nations Changes Its Mind, Now Favors Internet Freedom

The United Nations has been in a funny place for a while now in regards to the Internet. By funny, of course, I mean terrifying. There has been talk of the UN pushing for the Internet to be put in…

Google Blocks Cuba From Gaining Analytics Access

Google Analytics is one of the most popular web analytics packages around. The fact that the standard version of Google Analytics is free plays a big part in its adoption, but more than that, it’s a very robust platform that…