This Cuban Silversmith is Fabricating New Possibilities

This Cuban Silversmith is Fabricating New Possibilities

In a quiet residential Havana neighborhood, silversmith Roxana Vargas’s ROX jewelry company is both a deeply personal journey of self-discovery and a symbol of progress for Cuba’s emerging cuentapropistas (entrepreneurs) class. The Cuba Journal visited Roxana’s workshop to learn more about her jewelry making and her personal story. Inspired by her father’s belief in her … Read more

United Airlines Begins Havana Service from Newark and Houston

United Airlines Begins Havana Service from Newark and Houston

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded United Airlines final approval to launch service to Havana from two of its hubs. Beginning Nov. 29, United will start daily nonstop flights to the Cuban capital from New York/Newark and Saturday nonstop service from Houston with both services subject to government approval. Bookings are available immediately. Since … Read more

Scheduled U.S. Air Service to Havana to Begin Before Year’s End

Scheduled U.S. Air Service to Havana to Begin Before Year’s End

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) granted eight US airlines permission to commence up to 20 scheduled daily flights between various U.S. cities and Havana. Six months ago the U.S. and Cuba signed an agreement to re-establish scheduled air service between the two countries after nearly 60 years of restricted charter air service. Yesterday’s announcement … Read more