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The Cuban government and the Council of Ministers - what a sad joke

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Yaima Puig Meneses | Granma.cu | with commentary in bold by Rob Sequin, publisher of HavanaJournal.com We cannot undertake any project, activity or task, if we have not carefully planned every detail beforehand, including the identification of individuals in charge of carrying out the plans. Success… Read More

Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957, 1958 & 1960 - auto racing history book published

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Sports

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Racemaker Press has released it’s latest auto related publication titled Caribbean Capers: The Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957, 1958 & 1960 by noted automotive historian Joel E. Finn. This high quality book is a first hand account that captures the dramatic story… Read More

Cigar Aficionado’s Insider’s Guide to Havana issue

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

Cigar Aficionado Havana - The Insider’s Guide issue entices cigar lovers to “plan your pilgrimage to tobacco’s homeland” with this month’s issue. “We delved deeply into this fascinating land so long shrouded by embargo to uncover its many charms. We tell you the ins… Read More

International Institute for the Study of Cuba information

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The International Institute for the Study of Cuba has just released their latest newsletter and we are posting the contents here with their permission. The IISC is a London England based organization that offers cultural trips to Cuba, a Cuba conference and a Cuban information… Read More

Cuba Watch Newsletter and information service launched

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal We are fortunate to have over 1000 subscribers to our Cuba Watch newsletter and information service. The information service is free (until further notice) and you can read a recent Cuba Watch newsletter issue here. sign up here with Constant Contact or tell people to simply… Read More

Cuban architecture book - Great Houses of Havana - Hermes Mallea

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Architecture

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Great Houses of Havana - A Century of Cuban Style by Hermes Mallea is 272 glossy pages in a giant 10” x 12” format featuring 250 illustrations. It is priced at $75 and is one of those coffee table books that captures the essence of Cuban architecture with brilliant… Read More

Documentary on Cuban architecture from the 1950s

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Architecture

Here’s a great article by Sam Lubell of The Architect’s Newspaper about a documentary on Cuban architecture titled “Unfinished Spaces: Cuba’s Architecture of Revolution”. It was directed by Alysa Nahmias and Ben Murray and runs for 86 minutes. It will be shown at the Architecture… Read More

Cuban art, music and culture course at Museum Fine Arts Boston

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Art

CUBA Time, Art, and Movement is the name of this new and unique short course at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. Explore Cuba’s music, literature, art, and religions revealing a rich dialogue with Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the US. This three week course is offered on the Tuesday… Read More

The Splendor of Cuba - New Cuban architecture book released

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Architecture

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal THE SPLENDOR OF CUBA - 450 Years of Architecture and Interiors is a new, high-quality coffee table photo and history book about Cuban architecture. Written by Michael Connors, photographed by Brent Winebrenner and designed by Massimo Vignelli, this 320 page hardcover book… Read More

Journal of Cuban Studies relaunched

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

The International Journal of Cuban Studies has been relaunched and redesigned with a Special edition titled “ALBA and the future of Caribbean and Latin American Integration”. The Journal is a quarterly, peer-reviewed academic journal providing a publication opportunity for scholarly work… Read More

History of the Cuba Libre rum and Coke drink

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

The Battleship Maine exploded in Havana harbor in February 1898. In the summer of 1898, Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders took San Juan Hill in Santiago de Cuba and by the end of that year, the Spanish American war was over. The United States occupied Cuba from 1898 to 1902 and Coca Cola was now for… Read More

Cuban musician Carlos Varela to play in Boston June 16

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Music

Cuban singer-songwriter-guitarist Carlos Varela and his band will perform for one night only at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 pm.  The concert, Varela’s only Boston show, is part of an eight-city U.S. tour sponsored by his longtime friend and supporter, Jackson Browne.… Read More

Support the Center for Caribbean and Latin American Research

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Much of the content of this article comes from an email to supporters from Director Dr Stephen Wilkinson. The University is planning to cut funding to the Center for Caribbean and Latin American Research and Consultancy however, apparently students and supporters are successfully… Read More

Roots of Hope conference at Boston College

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal I was fortunate to be invited to be a panelist at the Roots of Hope conference session about connecting with the Cuban people scheduled for Friday April 8, 2011. Instead of a Power Point presentation, I wanted to write this article featuring information and links to numerous… Read More

Cuban music concert in Miami canceled - ACLU to investigate

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Music

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal On February 2, 2001, Fuego Enterprises, Inc., a public company traded on the pink sheets under the symbol FUGI, announced that it will be organizing the first ever Fuego Cuban Music World Festival. The event was scheduled to feature an All Star line up of more than 30 Cuban… Read More

Cuban art in Boston and Provincetown Massachusetts

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Art

By Jenna Russell | Boston Globe The Cuban artist Luis Rodriguez Noa has shown his work all over the world. But he had not been to the United States until this month, and last week, on the eve of his first solo show in this country, the 40-year-old painter was nervous. “It is so important for my career,… Read More

Peter Orsi to replace Will Weissert as Associated Press journalist in Cuba

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Culture

The Associated Press has appointed Peter Orsi, an editor on its Latin America regional news desk, to its bureau in Havana. The news cooperative also announced it is expanding its Spanish translation staff in New York and Mexico City to serve the growing market for news in Spanish throughout the Americas.… Read More

Cuban Grand Prix - Classic Car Racing Book Published

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Sports

Caribbean Capers The First Hand Account of Cuban Grand Prix Racing A Joel Finn Masterpiece from Racemaker Press Publishing Racemaker Press is proud to announce its new publication: Caribbean Capers: The Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957, 1958 & 1960, by noted automotive historian Joel E. Finn. This… Read More

Si Cuba Festival - Cuban art events calendar

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Art

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Here is a partial list of schedule Cuban art and culture events for the Spring 2011 Si Cuba arts festival in New York City. The Si Cuba! Festival is organized by fourteen New York organizations is a true celebration of the diversity and richness of Cuban arts and culture.… Read More

Cuban architect releases urban design plan for Havana Cuba

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Architecture

Cuban Art News Julio César Pérez: “The city must be dreamed, designed and conceived for the future” The Cuban architect and city planner on Havana’s future, his latest exhibition, and architecture in Cuba On December 16, Cuban architect and urban planner Julio César Pérez (b. San Antonio, 1957)… Read More

Casa del Habano vs La Casa de la Habana - Cuban cigar TM lawsuit

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

By ED WHITE | Associated Press A cigar lounge in suburban Detroit is decorated with paintings and photos of famous people with a stogie: John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, even the 1950s Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara. “We have only one thing in common,” said owner Ismail Houmani, a U.S.… Read More

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