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Havana (Cuba)

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  • Hemingway biopic breaks barrier with location shoot in communist Cuba

    An Ernest Hemingway biopic shooting this month on the streets of Havana is the first feature film with a Hollywood director and actors to film on the island since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power. The Associated Press reports...
  • Havana in black and white

    Havana in black and white
    Every image in Ramiro Fernandez’s new book of photographs is a postcard to pre-Castro Cuba — an exotic Havana in black and white where a young Desi Arnaz attended a soapbox derby, street performers spat plumes of fire, and exotic racecars...
  • Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time

    Visit to Cuba turns into a long trip back in time
    Colorful, crumbling and controversial, Cuba is caught between then and now, between communism and capitalism and the challenge of two currencies. Thanks to a loosening of travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans by President Barack Obama, Cubans are...
  • Weekend preview: High on cafe con leche and sunshine

    Weekend preview: High on cafe con leche and sunshine
    What do you drink with a 75-foot-long Cuban sandwich? When you’re the guy responsible for creating the world-record Dagwood on Saturday at the inaugural Hallandale Beach Hispanic Festival, the answer is odd and understandable. “Café con...
  • Is it time for the U.S. to shake Cuba's hand too?

     Is it time for the U.S. to shake Cuba's hand too?
    The handshake between President Obama and Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service would have made the South African leader smile. It was the latest sign of a gradual thawing in relations between Washington and Havana after a frozen half-century....
  • Mardi Gras spirit, Chicago style

    Mardi Gras spirit, Chicago style
    Mardi Gras will arrive a little early this year for Chicago listeners, thanks to a most unusual and promising concert this weekend by Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. While revelers in New Orleans will celebrate the traditional Fat Tuesday on...
  • Family releases letter from U.S. man imprisoned in Cuba

    Family releases letter from U.S. man imprisoned in Cuba
    WASHINGTON – Four years after he was imprisoned in Cuba for illegally bringing communications equipment into the country, former U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross says his health is declining, his career is destroyed and his heart is broken...
  • Man returns to U.S. from Cuba to face charges in 1984 air hijacking

    A former black revolutionary who hijacked a U.S. airplane some three decades ago returned to Florida on Wednesday and surrendered to authorities to face charges of air piracy. William Potts Jr., who has described himself as a former member of the...
  • Famous Cuba social media activist Yoani Sanchez visits South Florida

    Famous Cuba social media activist Yoani Sanchez visits South Florida
    Yoani Sanchez has become the international poster girl for a new generation of Cubans trying to promote democratic reforms in their homeland — one tweet at a time. Sanchez, who is scheduled to speak at two public events Monday during her first...
  • Rapper Jay-Z rejects criticism of his Cuba trip with Beyoncé -- and so does Broward commissioner

    Rapper Jay-Z rejects criticism of his Cuba trip with Beyoncé -- and so does Broward commissioner
    Rapper and entertainment industry mogul Jay-Z responded Thursday with a forceful rejection of the criticism he’s received from South Florida politicians over his visit to Cuba last week with his wife Beyoncé. And the couple received support from a...
  • Planning your trip to Cuba

    At last count, there are more than 160 tour operators with licenses from the Treasury Department to run people-to-people Cuba trips. Here are three: Insight Cuba, (800) 450-2822, http://insightcuba.com/cuba-tours. I was on the Classic Cuba trip, with...