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Cuban President Raul Castro Faces Deep Problems in 2017

By Andrea Rodriguez | Dec 28
Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in March bearing the promise of a bright new future.

Mariela Castro's March: Cuba's LGBT Revolution Takes Viewers Inside Queer Cuba

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Dec 4
HBO continues to be the go-to network for truthful, cutting edge programming which puts LGBT lives under a microscope. On Nov. 28 HBO debuted Jon Alpert's "Mariela Castro's March: Cuba's LGBT Revolution" at 9 p.m.

First U.S.-Havana Flight Lands

By Tamara Lush, Christine Amario | Nov 29
Just three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the first scheduled commercial flight from the U.S. to Havana in more than 50 years landed Monday to the applause of passengers and a water-spraying salute from firetrucks.

In Cuba, Tourists Find Historic Moment and Limited Options

By Peter Orsi | Nov 28
They came for salsa music and mojitos and ended up wandering through a city turned still and silent by nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro.

Homegrown Fashion Industry Bursts Onto Scene in Cuba

By Andrea Rodriguez | Oct 17
Hundreds of private designers are turning out gauzy wedding dresses, brilliantly decorated bathing suits, linen pants and even uniforms for state businesses.

U.S. Removes Limits on Bringing in Cuban Rum, Cigars

By Michael Weissenstein | Oct 16
The Obama administration announced Friday that it is eliminating a $100 limit on the value of Cuban rum and cigars that American travelers can bring back from the island.

Is Cuba Ready for A Boom in U.S. Tourism?

Sep 3
The first scheduled U.S. commercial flight in decades has taken off to Cuba, and soon thousands of Americans will be traveling to the island every day.

Give 'Em A Hand :: Cuban Gay Chorus Mano A Mano Completes U.S. Tour in P-Town

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 15
Cuba's only gay men's chorus (so far) bring their first U.S. tour to a close in Provincetown after wowing audiences coast to coast. Check them out at Town Hall -- or give a listen to them online.

Airlines Race to Cuba

By Scott Mayerowitz | Jun 14
U.S. airlines prepare to resume their first regularly scheduled flights to Cuba in five decades.

New U.S.-Cuba Ties Fuel Bitter Havana Club Rum Trademark Fight

By Jennifer Kay | Jun 12
With his tuxedo loosened and her dress slightly askew, the couple unwinding with cocktails in a new U.S. ad for Bacardi's Havana Club evokes the openness and decadence of pre-revolution Cuba that many exiles have longed for.

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