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Oct

02

The National Symbols of Cuba

Surely, we all know that rum, cigars and jazz musicians are the epitome of a mesmerizing Cuba, of which most of us cannot get enough. But when it comes to the national symbols of Cuba, they are as patriotic and noble as they can be:

The Flag

The three colored Cuban flag was first raised in the city of Cárdenas (Matanzas Province) in 1850, when a group of revolutionaries revolted against the Spanish colonial occupation.  


Oct

01

Cuban Revelations: Interview with Author Marc Frank

InsightCuba caught up with Reuters journalist, Marc Frank, about his latest book. In Cuban Revelations, Marc Frank offers a first-hand account of daily life in Cuba at the turn of the twenty-first century, the start of a new and dramatic epoch for islanders and the Cuban diaspora.


Sep

27

Grammy Award Winner in Cuba

Join insightCuba and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) for a musical adventure in Cuba this December with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist, composer & educator, ARTURO O’FARRILL, and his special guest, NEA Jazz Master, RANDY WESTON.


Sep

24

Live from Cuba: Embracing Pesos Cubanos

If you’re planning a trip to Cuba, congratulations! If all goes well (or horribly awry), it will be unforgettable. Part of the indelibility is because any trip to Cuba – whether for business, pleasure, education, or interchange – presents confounding complexities that may be entirely different from anything you’ve experienced in your travels, regardless of how well-traveled you are. This begins with the so-called double economy, whereby two currencies circulate.


Sep

19

Recipe of the Week: The Hemingway Special

"This frozen daiquiri, so well beaten as it is, looks like the sea where the wave falls away from the bow of a ship when she is doing thirty knots."

- Ernest Hemingway, Islands in the Stream

Back in the 1930s, the illustrious novelist Ernest Hemingway had escaped his crowded home in Key West - constantly flooded with friends and literati wishing to bask in his limelight – for a more secluded place more suitable for a writer.


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