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Cuban Uses Condoms, Tropical Fruit to Make Wine

Cuban Uses Condoms, Tropical Fruit to Make Wine

By Andrea Rodriguez | Apr 3
The sweet smell of fermenting fruit fills the streets around the modest Havana home where Orestes Estevez and his family fill glass jugs with grapes, ginger and hibiscus, then slip a condom over each glass neck to start the process of winemaking.

Cuban President Raul Castro Faces Deep Problems in 2017

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?

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.

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