Former Exit Port for a Wave of Cubans Hopes to Attract Global Shipping – NYTimes.com

Former Exit Port for a Wave of Cubans Hopes to Attract Global Shipping – NYTimes.com.

Big step for Cuba in terms of economic reforms.

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Yoruba dances in Santiago

The eastern city of Santiago de Cuba is known for the African influences in its music, religion, and peoples. On our short trip to the city this past October were had the chance to listen to a couple lectures about religion in Cuba and Santiago at Casa del Caribe, one of the premier religious research institutions on the island.
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Cuba: Two Currencies, Infinite Problems

What’s up with the two currencies?” This is the question I heard without fail every time I met an older US American on the tourist circuit in Cuba. Those who have never traveled to the island nor studied it in depth may not know that the country operates a system of doble moneda, or two currencies. One of these, the CUC, is valued at 24 or 25 times more than the other, the Cuban peso. Continue reading Cuba: Two Currencies, Infinite Problems