JetBlue to launch historic U.S.-Cuba flight

JetBlue Airways is poised to make history Wednesday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as the first carrier to launch regularly scheduled flights between the United States and Cuba in several decades. The New York-based airline’s first flight between Fort Lauderdale and Santa Clara, Cuba, is scheduled to take off at 9:45 a.m. after ceremonial festivities at Gate […]

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Buena Vista Rolling Stone – Photo Gallery

The free concert by one of the planet’s richest bands attracted more than 200,000 diehard fans and curious spectators to a field outside the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana baseball stadium for an event that went on record as the biggest concert ever seen on the island. Continue on The Guardian

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President Obama’s visit to Cuba

President Obama made a historic trip to Cuba this week as the first sitting US president to visit the Communist ruled island since Calvin Coolidge did in 1928. “My lifetime has spanned a time of isolation between us,” Obama said. “I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the […]

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Cuba opens Washington embassy

The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba formally restored relations, opening a new chapter of engagement between the former Cold War foes. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez presided over the reinauguration of the embassy, a milestone in […]

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Announcing Cuba Embassy Deal

President Obama on Wednesday announced his plans to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba this month, declaring that the two nations were ready to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals and to start a “new chapter” of engagement after more than a half-century of estrangement. Continue on NY Times

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Obama, Castro Shake Hands As US-Cuba Relations Thaw

U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro on Friday, signaling the rekindling of relations between the two countries that had been cold for over half a century. At the Summit of the Americas in Panama city, the two world leaders shook hands at a time when both countries are moving toward […]

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AirBnB opens in Cuba

As if the food, weather, music and vintage cars weren’t tempting enough, Americans considering travel to Cuba can now book their stays through Airbnb. The popular home rental service’s expansion into the Caribbean country is the most visible example yet of a U.S. business entering Cuba since the governments announced last year they would normalize […]

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