BOOK REVIEW: ‘HAVANA ODYSSEY – CHASING OCHOA’S GHOST’

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BOOK REVIEW – ‘MAGDALENA: RIVER OF DREAMS – A STORY OF COLOMBIA’

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BOOK REVIEW: THE CUBANS – ORDINARY LIVES IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES

As a former foreign correspondent (1986-2008) for The New York Times, Anthony DePalma reported widely on Cuba (he also authored The Man Who Invented Fidel). He’s no stranger to its enigmatic...

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The Wasp Network

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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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LET’S STOP CALLING CUBA UNSAFE!

On January 18, 2018, Cuba was named “Safest Country for Tourism” at the 38th annual International Tourism Fair (FITUR), in Madrid, Spain. That’s no surprise to me. I’ve always considered...

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Why you should travel to Cuba post Hurricane Irma

For three days, beginning Sep 7, Hurricane Irma (the largest and most sustained hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic; and the first Category 5 hurricane to hit Cuba in 85...

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