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,…