Dervla Murphy’s ‘The Island That Dared: Journeys in Cuba’ reviewed

I’ve often claimed that my personal library contains more than 500 books on Cuba. Well, I’m currently moving house and that inspired me to count as I boxed up my...

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BOOK REVIEW: Our Woman in Havana

I don’t recall the last time I was so excited at the anticipation of reviewing a book. Thus I devoured Ambassador Vicki Huddleston’s Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat’s Chronicle...

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Book review: Cuba, Hot & Cold

I just finished reading my pal Tom Miller’s latest gem, Cuba, Hot & Cold (The University of Arizona Press), and it’s left me with a smile on my face. Miller,...

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Havana Without Makeup… a review of this superb new book about Cuba

As a veteran of the Cuba scene and a serious bibliophile with a library exceeding 500 relevant titles, I’m a harsh critic of Johnny-come-lately texts about Cuba. Every year sees...

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Cuba Expert Christopher P. Baker speaks on radio and TV about Fidel’s death and legacy

Following Fidel Castro’s death last Friday, my phone has been ringing off the hook with requests for radio and TV interviews about his death and legacy for Cuba and U.S.-Cuban...

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Fidel is dead! Castro to be buried in Santiago de Cuba’s Cementerio Santa Ifigenia

© Christopher P. Baker all images. All images are copyrighted and protected and may not be reproduced without specific permission of the photographer. Fidel Castro died last night at the...

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Cuba expert asks “Is the Cuban romance on ice?” with Trump as president-elect

I’ve always admired my friend Larry Luxner‘s capability as a journalist to acutely synthesize and concisely express issues relating to Cuba. He and I are each Cuba experts in our...

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Gloria Estefan confused over Cuba travel & U.S. embargo

Cuban-born singer megastar Gloria Estefan has long been an outspoken critic of Cuba’s Castro government. The Miami Sound Machine singer, whose family fled the island after the Revolution (her father later served...

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@cubaExpert Christopher P. Baker quoted in New York Times travel story on Cuba

It always brightens my day to see an email in my inbox announcing a newly published feature article with my byline or in which I’ve been quoted. So today it...

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NPR interview with Cuba expert Christopher P Baker on KQED’s ‘Forum with Michael Krasny’

This morning I interviewed for KQED’s “Forum with Michael Krasny” on the theme ‘Cuba: One Year After Diplomatic Detente.’ I was joined by fellow interviewee Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Chancellor Professor...

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