Regret And Hope Define Latest Move By U.S. State Department To Expel Cuban Diplomats

Regret And Hope Define Latest Move By U.S. State Department To Expel Cuban Diplomats

Earlier this week, the most recent conflict between the U.S. and Cuba escalated to include the expulsion of 15 officials from the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. A senior State Department official told reporters Tuesday the Cuban diplomats have seven days to leave the country. The announcement comes less than a week after the U.S. … Read more

Annenberg Space for Photography Opens Cuban Photography Exhibit

Annenberg Space for Photography Opens Cuban Photography Exhibit

On September 9th, the Annenberg Space for Photography opened an exclusive exhibit called Cuba Is. The show is part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative presenting the work of Latino and Latin American artists in more than 70 museums and cultural institutions across Southern California. The Cuba Journal spoke with the exhibit’s curator, … Read more

Mission Log: Cuba’s Deep Seaweed Scene

Mission Log: Cuba’s Deep Seaweed Scene

By Beatriz Martínez-Daranas, Professor & Researcher, Center of Marine Research, University of Havana (CIM-UH). Originally published by NOAA. Seaweeds are among the most ancient organisms on Earth. When we are looking at the display during our remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dives, we are anxious to discover what is the maximum depth where seaweeds can live. … Read more

Carnival Adds Five Additional Cuba Voyages in 2018

Carnival Adds Five Additional Cuba Voyages in 2018

Carnival Cruise Lines has added five more voyages onboard Carnival Paradise, departing out of Tampa, with extended calls in Havana in 2018. Citing strong demand, the new voyages include three five-day cruises to Havana and Cozumel or Key West departing February 17, July 2 and September 5, 2018; a six-day sailing calling at Havana and Grand Cayman departing August 26, 2018; and … Read more

Here Is A Summer Promotion For A Small Ship Cruise To Cuba

Here Is A Summer Promotion For A Small Ship Cruise To Cuba

Voyages to Antiquity is bringing their award-winning mix of small ship cruising, cultural immersion and experiential learning to Cuba and the Caribbean this winter season with maiden voyages calling on multiple Cuban ports and other regional destinations of cultural and historical significance. Cuba is open and thriving, despite recent news about U.S. President Trump’s modification … Read more

Cuba Plans First UNESCO Global Geopark

Cuba Plans First UNESCO Global Geopark

The Cuban government has announced plans to apply for the first Global Geopark in Viñales, Cuba. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  (UNESCO) designates Global Geoparks according to established criteria. Viñales, the main tourism site of the Western province of Pinar del Rio, was previously declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. … Read more

Canadian Diplomat In Havana Appears To Be Part Of Sonic Device Attack

Canadian Diplomat In Havana Appears To Be Part Of Sonic Device Attack

On Thursday, Canada’s consular affairs office said that one of its diplomats in Cuba was suffering from the same mysterious hearing loss that apparently forced several U.S. diplomats to leave Havana. Global Affairs Canada gave no details. But a spokeswoman said officials “are aware of unusual symptoms affecting Canadian and U.S. diplomatic personnel and their … Read more