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’ op-ed picked by Granma, Cuba’s daily newspaper

On January 20 I posted a piece to my blog entitled ‘Let’s Stop Calling Cuba Unsafe.’ It was a variant on an op-ed piece I posted the same day to...

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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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Cuba Expert & motojournalist Christopher P. Baker to speak about motorcycle tours in Cuba at BMW Motorcycle Owners Association rally

Only one week remains before I ride out to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2017 BMW Motorcycle Owners Association international rally, July 13-16, 2017. I’m excited to be seeing old...

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Tour Cuba with Motorcycle Classics!

I’m thrilled to learn that Motorcycle Classics magazine Editor-in-Chief Richard Backus will be joining me as celebrated moto-journalist Christopher P. Baker leads an unforgettable 12-day ride through western and central Cuba,...

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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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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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Post Magazine publishes my story, “Havana is a Vibrant City of Distractions”

The South China Morning Post has published my self-illustrated story, “Vive la revolution [sic]: Havana is a vibrant city of distractions,” in its Post Magazine. Click the cover to read the...

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Fathom announces 7-day Cuba cruise activities

Carnival Corporation’s Fathom cruise line this week released details of its intended seven-day “social impact” cruises to Cuba. I just reviewed the detailed program and am impressed with the itinerary...

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