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New Cholera Outbreak in Cuba, 163 Cases Reported that Includes Tourists

Cuba has reported a new cholera outbreak with 163 cases, 12 of whom are tourists, though no deaths were mentioned, according to a bulletin from the Pan American Health Organization. continue reading »

Cholera Outbreak in Cuba Prompts U.S. Travel Warning

The State Department through the U.S. Interest Section in Havana has issued a travel advisory warning of a cholera outbreak in Cuba. continue reading »

U.S. Expanding Travel Opportunities To Cuban Travelers

The U.S. government will extend the validity of the non-immigrant visas it awards to Cuban travelers from six months to five years, with the possibility of entering and exiting the country multiple times, the State Department said Wednesday. continue reading »

U.S. Grants Raul Castro’s Daughter Visa to Attend LGBT Forum

The U.S. State Department finally granted a visa to Cuban President Raul Castro's daughter so that she can attend a May 2-5 forum on LGBT issues in Philadelphia, Equality Forum, the organizer of the seminar, said on Tuesday. continue reading »

Raul Castro’s Daughter Denied U.S. Visa to Attend LGBT Event

U.S. Immigration has denied the visa application of Mariela Castro. She is the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and the niece of former President Fidel Castro. Castro was set to attend a LGBT event in Philadelphia. continue reading »

Cubans Top Choices for Emigrating: Boliva, Chile and Ecuador

Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile over the past 20 years have become new Latin American destinations for Cubans who decide to emigrate, the official weekly Trabajadores reported Monday. continue reading »

U.S. May Increase Number of Visas Allowing Cubans to Visit Here

The U.S. is contemplating increasing the number of visas issued to Cuban wanting to visit the U.S., in light of Cuba lifting travel restriction for its citizens. continue reading »

Perfect Climbing in Cuba but Now It’s off Limits

Since the late 1990s, foreigners have been heading to a Cuban national park, in Valle de Viñales, to enjoy the spectacular mogotes. It may sound like a refreshing drink, but the mogotes are islands of karstic limestone that became a rock climbing paradise once climbers found hundreds of routes up the precipitous mountain faces. continue reading »

2.7 Million Tourists Visited Cuba in 2011

Cuba greeted more than 2.7 million tourists in 2011, a figure confirmed by official media and said to set a record for the sector, the island's second biggest source of revenue in foreign currencies. continue reading »

Weekly Direct Flights to Cuba Now Available at O’Hare Airport

Starting this week Chicago’s O’Hare airport will be offering weekly nonstop flights to Cuba. The charter C&T will offer one flight to Cuba every Friday and offer one weekly return flight from Cuba. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was enthusiast about the flights and saw them as keeping in line with the city’s mission to become more globally competitive. The first flight took off the Friday after Thanksgiving. Chicago is one of seven U.S. airports to offer direct flights to Cuba once travel restrictions were lifted by the U.S. government. Early next year O’Hare will offer a weekly nonstop flight on Monday as well. continue reading »

First-of-Its-Kind Wedding in Cuba – Gay Man Weds Transsexual Woman

In honor or in scorn of Fidel Castro’s 85th birthday, depending on who you ask, a gay man and a transsexual woman wed in a first-of-its-kind wedding. Though gay marriage is not allowed in Cuba the government sanctioned wedding was seen my many gay Cuban’s as a step out of the shadows. continue reading »

‘People to People’ Travel Tours Start to Cuba

On January 28th President Obama reinstated ‘people-to-people’ travel to Cuba and yesterday inaugural trips started leaving Miami. Now everyday American can travel to the island nation if they are affiliated with a travel group promoting direction relations with the people of Cuba. continue reading »

Abercrombie & Kent Suspends their Cuba Tours

The luxury travel tour company, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K), were one of the first organizations to take advantage of President Obama’s lifting of certain travel restrictions to Cuba. They quickly affiliated themselves with the Foundation for Caribbean Studies so that their trips would meet the ‘people-to-people’ requirement. continue reading »