The History and Rancor of the Helms-Burton Act of 1996

The History and Rancor of the Helms-Burton Act of 1996

Amid all the excitement over recent progress in restoring normal relations between the US and Cuba, there remains important legislative impediments to dismantling the various ideological ramparts designed to foment Cuba’s destabilization. What is certain is that the cantankerous history between the two countries produced laws that reflect a deep hurt and mistrust. Removing these … Read more

How Wynton Marsalis Brought Lincoln Center to Cuba

How Wynton Marsalis Brought Lincoln Center to Cuba

Live in Cuba debuts By the Cuba Journal staff Nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis’ newest album has a Cuban twist. Released last week, Live in Cuba features the first-ever performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Cuba. Recorded in front of a sold-out crowd at Havana’s Melia Theatre in October 2010, the two-disc … Read more

How You Can Cruise Around Cuba

Central Holidays’ newest itinerary at sea By the Cuba Journal staff Central Holidays has announced the launch of a new eight-night people-to-people ‘Cruise Around Cuba’ aboard the Celestyal Crystal. This announcement follows the tour operator’s recent addition of five on-the-ground Cuban programs, its first itineraries that will allow American travelers to explore the island nation. … Read more

State Department “In Contact’ With Cuba About Regularly-Scheduled Flights

Are regular flights coming? By the Cuba Journal staff Following press reports that the Obama Administration was seeking to pave the way for regularly scheduled commercial flights between the US and Cuba by the end of the year, the State Department said it was “in contact with the Cuban Government regarding the establishment of scheduled … Read more

American Airlines Launching Los Angeles-Cuba Charter Flights

A new way to get to Cuba By Dana Niland CJ Contributor American Airlines and Cuba Travel Services will launch the first charter flight service between Los Angeles International Airport and Jose Marti International Airport in Havana later this year, providing travelers the only nonstop service from the West Coast to Cuba since the easing … Read more

Cuba’s Fidel Castro Marks Birthday With Evo Morales, Nicolas Maduro

Castro celebrates 89th birthday By the Cuba Journal staff Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro marked his 89th birthday with Cuba’s two closest allies in the hemisphere, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and Bolivia President Evo Morales. Morales arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to celebrate Castro’s birthday. “We come to celebrate our older brother’s birthday,” Morales said. … Read more