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U.S. Travel Industry Carefully Eyeing Cuba Tourism

By Scott Mayerowitz | Dec 18
President Barack Obama's announcement of plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba doesn't suddenly lift the ban on U.S. tourism. It does, however, give hope to airlines, hotel chains and cruise companies.

US Co-opted Cuba's Hip-Hop Scene to Spark Change

MUSIC | By Desmond Butler, Michael Weissenstein, Laura Wides-Munoz, and Andrea Rodriguez | Dec 13
In early 2009, a U.S. government contractor sent a Serbian music promoter to Cuba with these covert marching orders: Recruit one of Havana's most notorious rappers to spark a youth movement against the government.

A Castro Breaks Tradition With 'No' Vote in Cuba

INTERNATIONAL | By Andrea Rodriguez | Aug 19
Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted "no" in parliament.

Havana’s "Mob Hotel" Opens After Renovation

By Peter Orsi | Feb 17
In its heyday, Havana’s Capri hotel and casino was the playground of men known as The Blade and The Fat Butcher. But now the Capri is back in business after being closed more than a decade ago.

Tours Changing American Views of Cuba

By Peter Orsi | Feb 8
President Obama reinstated "people-to-people" travel to Cuba in 2011 - and ever since, Americans are changing their opinions of U.S.-Cuban relations.

Cuba’s LGBT Community Celebrates International Day Against Homophobia

INTERNATIONAL | May 17
A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the Intl Day Against Homophobia. Hundreds of activists have taken part in the activities headed by first daughter Mariela Castro.

Cuba’s Real Estate Market on the Rise

HOME | By Peter Orsi | May 9
A baffling real estate market has emerged in the year and a half since President Raul Castro legalized private home sales in Cuba. While trade in homes is now legal, the people who bring buyers together with sellers are not.

Cuba’s First Daughter Has Gone Beyond Castro Name

INTERNATIONAL | By Andrea Rodriguez | May 23
Mariela Castro, a married mother of three and member of Cuba’s most powerful family, has paved her own way in making gay rights her life’s cause. And now the daughter of President Raul Castro is about to make a controversial visit to the U.S.

Mariela Castro Tops US Visit With Transgender Talk

INTERNATIONAL | May 23
The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro is in San Francisco to meet with gay rights activists and to chair a panel at a prestigious academic conference.

Cuban President’s Daughter to Meet With Gay Groups

INTERNATIONAL | May 21
Cuban first daughter Mariela Castro is planning to meet with San Francisco’s LGBT community during a U.S. visit next week that is being opposed by some Cuban-American politicians.

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