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La Zorra y el Cuervo serves up Havana jazz

I was not a hipster chasing Billie Holiday between Harlem jazz clubs in the 1940s but, if I had been, I am...



A Papier-Mache Tribute to Elderly Cubans

By Paula Henriquez HAVANA TIMES — I recently went back to see the artist Georgina de la Cruz. She welcomed me in her... Read more



Habanarte 2015: the whole art at once

For the second time, art fair Habanarte will take place in Havana, between September 3rd and 13th. Read more


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The Cuba Baseball Series may be coming to a TV screen near you!

The unlikeliest of saviors may just well be Cuba’s National Baseball Series. Read more



Rays Announce Roster for Game vs. Cuba

The Tampa Bay Rays announced their roster of 34 players traveling to Cuba of which 28 will face the Cuban national team... Read more


Four Seasons in Havana will transport you back to the city

If you are a diehard Cubaphile like myself you likely have an insatiable appetite for all things Cuban and all people Cubano... Read more


New WHAT’s ON for May 2016

See the entire May edition of What’s On including articles, schedule and more. Just click on the this guitar to go directly to the... Read more



Cultural Exchange Yacht Chartering in Cuba

The Moorings has announced new crewed cruisingcatamaran charters coming to Cuba in 2017. Read more



Carnival Adds Two Cuba Cruise Dates in Fall 2016

Fathom is the only U.S. cruise line sailing from the U.S. to one of the most desired destinations in the Caribbean. Read more


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Dancing the Hora in Cumanayagua

The theatre company TEATRO DE LOS ELEMENTOS lives, creates and thrives on a pristine working farm nestled in the gentle foothills of... Read more


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Danza Contemporanea de Cuba’s beautiful Compás

Founded in 1959, Cuba’s leading contemporary dance company Read more



Trendy shopping at Clandestina

Up to now, Havana has not exactly been a shopaholic’s dream. Sure you can head to Plaza Veija and pick up last season’s... Read more


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Havana Film Festival

Background & history: During the first two weeks of December, a virulent plague takes hold of Havana. Immunization is impossible and there´s... Read more

House & Home

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Staying in luxurious private houses in Havana

the private rental market has not so much gone up market (there are still plenty of affordable family hosted casas) but an up-market segment has developed that competes with the best that the hotel segment has to offer Read more


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On November 2nd, 2011, partial modifications to the General Housing Law were published in the Official Gazette of the country, which represented a major achievement in terms of property rights in Cuba. Read more



The 2017 Havana Book Fair honours Canada

Since Cuba enjoys the highest literacy rate (99.8 per cent) in the Caribbean it should come as no surprise that one of... Read more


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“Cuba beyond the Beach: Stories of life in Havana”

Cuba Beyond The Beach: Stories of Life In Havana By Karen Dubinsky Published 2016 by Between The Lines, $24.95 CAD A book... Read more


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La Zorra y el Cuervo serves up Havana jazz

I was not a hipster chasing Billie Holiday between Harlem jazz clubs in the 1940s but, if I had been, I am... Read more




The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba will be premiered on cinema screens across the globe for one night only Read more



Terry Fox Marathon of Hope 2017 in Cuba

The twentieth edition of the Terry Fox Run, hosted on Saturday, March 18, in Havana and other Cuban cities, saw thousands of people... Read more


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Interview: The Other Side of Paradise-Life in the New Cuba

Julia Cooke is the author of The Other Side of Paradise, which is partly an account of her life while living in Cuba, but mostly a study and exploration of the challenges Cubans face on a daily basis Read more


A photographer’s view of Havana

VisitCuba is proud to present another set of photographs from Cuba.  Each time we receive a new album of photos, we get... Read more


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Off to Cuba for the love of photography

Jeff Melnick loves photography! He thinks nothing of hopping on a plane and heading off to some exotic location at the click... Read more

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Top 5 Things To Do When Visiting Cuba

Cuba is a beautiful tropical resort that offers many things to do. Whether your goal is to find somewhere serene and relax... Read more



Royalton Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba ranked the #1 Top All-Inclusive Resort in the World

Cuba’s Royalton Cayo Santa Maria resort has been voted the number one 'All Inclusive Resort in the World' Read more


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the International Day of Poetry – Havana celebrates all over

Poetry can be a natural condition in Cuba, an island with a rich cultural life and a profound literature. That’s why the... Read more

Politics & Embargo


“Wet foot dry foot” ends.

As of Thursday January 12, 2017 the US administration has repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived... Read more



Artisanal charcoal – first legal Cuban export to the United States

Artisanal charcoal will become the first legal Cuban export to the United States in decades under a deal between Cuba’s government and... Read more



Cultural Exchange Yacht Chartering in Cuba

The Moorings has announced new crewed cruisingcatamaran charters coming to Cuba in 2017. Read more



Major League Baseball talking Cuba

Major League Baseball is contemplating bringing some spring training games to Cuba in 2016 Read more



Memories of Havana’s Mella Theatre

Because of my age, I wasn’t able to attend the worldwide premiere of the play El Circulo de Tiza Caucasiano (“Der kaukasische... Read more


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Carlos Díaz’s Teatro El Público for the public

Carlos Diaz, the renowned director of the Teatro El Público theater company wanted to be an actor since he was a child. Read more