A “Turning Point” in Cuba Relations

A “Turning Point” in Cuba Relations

United States President Barack Obama’s speech to the Cuban people unsurprisingly found supporters and critics. But one US Senator saw something else: a watershed moment. US Senator Patrick Leahy, who was part of the American delegation on the trip, was in the Gran Teatro in Havana to hear Obama’s speech. “It was a powerful speech, … Read more

President Obama Lands in Cuba

President Obama Lands in Cuba

By the Cuba Journal staff Barack Obama is now in Cuba. United States President Barack Obama officially kicked off his historic visit to Cuba on Sunday. Touching down at Jose Marti International Airport, Obama became the first sitting US president to visit the island since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. The visit comes less than a … Read more

Marriott Gains US Approval for Cuba

Marriott Gains US Approval for Cuba

Marriott International, Inc. has announced it has received US approval to pursue a business transaction in Cuba. The company is in discussions to develop a hospitality relationship with potential partners. Yesterday, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced it has partnered with several Cuban entities to manage hotels in the island nation. Starwood’s deals, made possible … Read more

A Conservation Lab for Hemingway in Cuba

A Conservation Lab for Hemingway in Cuba

By the Cuba Journal staff Hemingway’s history in Cuba is enormous; in many ways, no one understood the soul of Cuba better than Papa. And now a new project is looking to capture and treasure Cuba’s Hemingway connection, with help from U.S. heavy equipment giant Caterpillar. The company’s foundation has announced a $500,000 donation to … Read more