Recommended read: The Last Soldiers of the Cold War

On December 17, 2014, as Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro simultaneously announced that the USA and Cuba would restore diplomatic relations, two small planes landed at Andrews Air Force...

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Where will Fidel Castro be buried?

© Christopher P. Baker all images. All images are copyrighted and protected and may not be reproduced without specific permission of the photographer. SEE UPDATE HERE! “Where will Fidel Castro...

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PRESIDENT OBAMA EASES UP ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO CUBA

It’s long overdue, but today’s announcement by President Obama that he is reinstating formal diplomatic relations with Cuba after six decades in the cold is exhilarating. I congratulate the President...

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Moon Havana Spotlight guidebook to be released… Pre-order now!

                                    Visiting Cuba? Pre-order the latest version of my MOON HAVANA SPOTLIGHT guidebook...

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Moon Cuba handbook to be published… Pre-order now!

                                    My latest (6th) ed of MOON CUBA HANDBOOK, due for release in...

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National Geographic sponsors my Colombia photo exhibition in NYC and DC

National Geographic Society and the Colombian Ministry of Tourism are sponsoring my photo exhibition on Colombia at the Colombian Consulate, NYC, June 26 & 27; and the Colombian Embassy, Washington,...

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Sensational 9-day group motorcycle tour in Cuba

I just returned from leading a sensational 9-day motorcycle tour of Cuba for Texas-based adventure motorcycle touring company MotoDiscovery. Wow! What a trip! Our program–officially a “people-to-people educational exchange”–was offered...

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National Geographic Expeditions introduces Colombia trips

I’m thrilled to announce that National Geographic Expeditions has announced the launch of an 11-day Colombia itinerary: “Discovering Colombia.” Even better, I’ll be leading three of the five slated departures...

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National Geographic Expeditions announces new 11-day tour of Eastern Cuba

National Geographic Expeditions has announced a new 11-day Cuba tour: ‘Eastern Cuba: Crossroads of History & Culture’. I’m thrilled to have been asked to lead the first of five trips...

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How bad is the recent cholera outbreak in Cuba, and should you go?

A full year has passed since the first reports of the first reappearance of cholera in Cuba in decades, yet it appears that the island still hasn’t contained the outbreak,...

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