Cuba

A Misguided Policy

Trump has essentially reversed the good things that President Obama did towards Cuba.  I believe this is a highly misguided policy. The Europeans are already doing business with Cuba, this keeps American farmers, and American companies from being a part of the growth of Cuba. It will not get the Castro’s to change one idea they […]

Cuban Pizza

Cuban Pizza

Just Don’t! While you are ordering, skip the spaghetti too.  I have written before about how bad Cuban food in Cuba is, but I believe I hit the bottom of the taste barrel when I had pizza this last November. I want to begin with the fact that the Italians don’t exactly have a presence […]

The Front Page of Cuba's only newspaper, Granma on the day of Fidel Castro's death

Fidel Is Dead

I returned to the United States from Cuba, just 2 days before Fidel’s Death and just 16 days after Donald Trump was elected the next President of the US by electoral college votes.  Cuba is changing, and how it goes forward will be anyone’s guess.  I do not intend to write yet about what I […]

Hatuey in Cuba

Hatuey

Baracoa, Cuba   Hatuey is one of the most important people in Cuban history, originally from Hispaniola, he fled with many other natives to warn the people of Caobana of the treachery of the oncoming onslaught of the Spanish. Sadly the Caobanans did not believe him and few joined him in his fight against the […]

Jose Marti - Cuba

Jose Marti by Alberto Lescay

Santiago de Cuba José Julián Martí Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) is a Cuban national hero.  Martí is considered one of the great turn-of-the-century Latin American intellectuals. His written works consist of a series of poems, essays, letters, lectures, a novel, and even a children’s magazine. He wrote for numerous Latin American […]

Art in Havana

Che Guevara, Korda and Gonzales

Plaza de la Revolución  “Revolution Square” is one of the 13 largest outdoor plazas in the world. The square is notable as being where many political rallies take place and Fidel Castro and other political figures address Cubans. Fidel Castro has addressed more than a million Cubans on many occasions, such as 1 May and 26 July […]

Benny More Cuban Singer

Benny Moré

Prado Promenade Cienfuegos, Cuba Benny Moré (Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré Gutiérrez, 24 August 1919 – 19 February 1963), or Benny, was a Cuban singer. He is often thought of as the greatest Cuban popular singer of all time. He was musical, and had a fluid tenor voice which he colored and phrased with great expressivity. Moré […]