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CUBA THEN: Rare and Classic Images from the Ramiro A. Fernández Collection

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A beautiful new book titled CUBA THEN featuring rare and classic Cuban images from the Ramiro A. Fernández Collection will be released on April 15, 2014. The book is a tribute to Cuba’s glamorous past through hundreds of vintage Cuban photographs and ephemera. Cuba before Castro was defined by boundless… Read More

Marc Frank pens new book Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana

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Marc Frank is a freelance journalist based in Cuba, who works for Thomson Reuters and the Financial Times, consults for ABC News, has contributed to the Economist. Julia Sweig, author of Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know says “Marc Frank is the best foreign journalist reporting from Cuba today. We… Read More

Vintage Cuban watch brand Cuervo y Sobrinos, elegant since 1882

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Cuervo y Sobrinos holds a unique position, a tradition and identity which differentiate the brand created in Havana but, made in Switzerland, from any other brand of watch making. Cuervo y Sobrinos is the only Swiss fine watch-making brand that can boast real and proven Latin… Read More

Great video of classic American cars in Cuba, Hemingway and Old Havana

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago, with family ties to the island nation, and Arthur St. Antoine, an aficionado of the works of Ernest Hemingway, as well as fine Cuban cigars, spend a week in the forbidden paradise exploring the classic car culture of Cuba, borne as much from necessity as passion, and come… Read More

Yoani Sanchez to speak at Cuba Symposium in NYC on March 15

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The Revolution Recodified is a three-day conference at The New School and New York University about the impact of digital technology in Cuban culture and society. For more than a decade, Cuban artists, musicians, independent journalists and librarians have teamed with computer scientists and engineers… Read More

Cuba’s past, present and future in one weekend - February 15 to 17 2013 in Miami

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From ICCAS press release The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) at the University of Miami has opened enrollment for an intensive three-day Cuban Studies Certificate Program to be held from February 15 – 17, 2013. The weekend program’s expert instructors use a multi-disciplinary… Read More

Cuba news weekly wrap up

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Five stars or no stars, life is a beach By Desmond Boylan | Reuters The variety of options and price range for vacationing in Cuba, for either Cubans or foreigners, is vast. Let’s take the average Cuban family, with an income of roughly $20 (500 pesos) per month from the husband and around $10 from… Read More

Monday morning Cuba news

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Interesting news and information articles to start your week recommended by Rob Sequin of Havana Journal. In no particular order… Cuba-related donations are down this electoral cycle By Juan Tamayo | El Nuevo Herald Would-be donors say business is bad, there’s fatigue over the Cuba issue, and… Read More

Cuba as described in 1822 Cooke’s World Atlas

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The text below is from the George Alexander Cooke World Atlas dated 1822. This book is packed with maps of countries and descriptive text about them. The book is 5” thick! I scanned the text about Cuba from the book, ran it through an optical recognition scanner, edited… Read More

Cuba Watch Newsletter - Issue #8

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We are proud to put out our Cuba Watch Newsletter on a regular basis to about 750 subscribers. Today we sent out issue #8 with the content featured below. To see this issue full of links out to articles that enhance the information, please see the archived issue. News and Information Sections - Business… Read More

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