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Cuba is getting a crash course in internet culture — and it’s changing everything

Those changes have had both positive and negative effects
Tags: Travel, Trends, Features, Cuba, Digital Culture


Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.
Tags: News, Red Cross, Cuba, Defense Department, Detainees, International Committee of the Red Cross, Watkins, Douglas K, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba, United States Defense and Military Forces, Military Tribunals, September 11 (2001, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Disease Rates


First Trailer for Award-Winning Documentary 'Epicentro' About Cuba

"The Golden Island… small but marvelous." Kino Lorber has released the official trailer for a documentary film titled Epicentro, the latest from acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Hubert Sauper. It won a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It is described one way as a film "about the butterfly effect on geopolitics, the paradox of time, the (almost) end of the world, the cinematograph, sex, and sugar." Sauper's Epicentro offers a typically complex and frankly bracing ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Cuba, To Watch, Golden Island, Epicentro, Hubert Sauper, Sauper


Biden Walks Back Diversity Claim Comparing Black And Latino Communities

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday night walked back comments he made to a group of Black and Latino journalists earlier in the day suggesting that “unlike the African American community” the Latino community is “incredibly diverse.”  “I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify,” Biden tweeted Thursday night. “In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity,...
Tags: Europe, Florida, News, Mexico, Joe Biden, Arizona, South America, Biden, Cuba, Donald Trump, Caribbean, Black, Trump, National Association Of Black Journalists, The Breakfast Club, Donald J Trump


Trump Makes Same Gaffe as Biden in Least Self-Aware Twitter Attack

President Donald Trump really thought he had Joe Biden with this one.“After yesterday’s statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote!” the president tweeted on Friday morning. He left out any context, assuming that his biggest fans would be fully aware of the most recent Biden gaffe that has already become the top story on Fox News. During a livestreamed interview with both the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists, fo...
Tags: Florida, News, Joe Biden, Fox, Arizona, Biden, Cuba, Donald Trump, Trump, National Association Of Black Journalists, Brian Kilmeade, Chris Wallace, Fox Friends co, Fox News During, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Sleepy Joe Biden


New ‘Dirty Dancing’ Movie in the Works at Lionsgate with Jennifer Grey Returning to Star

Dirty Dancing is one of those staple romances of the 1980s that is still so popular today that it stands among the likes of Back to the Future, Jaws, and Ghostbusters as movies that are currently playing in drive-ins around the country and always seem to be on television every single weekend. Now it appears the popularity of the title has resulted in a nostalgic revival in the form of a new Dirty Dancing movie in the works at Lionsgate which will bring back the original film’s star, Jennifer Gr...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Drama, Lionsgate, Star, Sequels, Jon Feltheimer, Cuba, Patrick Swayze, Golden Globe, Levine, Diego Luna, Jonathan-Levine, John Slattery, Jennifer Grey, Lionsgate Films


Clyburn Tears Into Trump’s Coronavirus Response: ‘We Do Not Have A National Plan’

Rep. James Clyburn said Wednesday the COVID-19 crisis is “much, much worse” than the 2008 Great Recession because the U.S. is without a national strategy to contain the coronavirus. “Our entire economy is at stake,” Clyburn told The Associated Press in a Newsmakers interview. The third-ranking House Democrat said he’s hopeful that negotiators on Capitol Hill can reach an agreement soon on a new virus aid package. But he said it’s a direr situation than the financial crisis more than a decade ago...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Milwaukee, Joe Biden, Missouri, House, Mitch McConnell, Michael Brown, Capitol Hill, Republican Party, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump


With tourism in the tank, Cuba looks to free-market reforms to boost private enterprise

With its airports closed to commercial flights and its economy tanking, Cuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms.
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Wellington leather shop Huruhuru mocked for using te reo word for pubic hair

A Wellington business is being mocked online after using the te reo word for pubic hair for its name, with the owners being urged to use their "own language".Huruhuru Authentic Leather on Cuba St say that they originally chose the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Cuba, Wellington, Huruhuru


"The Cubans also have two medicines, one for diabetes, of which my mother died for, lung cancer, which my father died for, and I would like to have those drugs tested in the United States."

Said Karen Bass — a congresswoman on Biden's VP shortlist — on "Meet the Press" today when she was prompted by Chuck Todd to talk about what seems to have been her "celebrating" of the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba.My bullshit detector went off at "diabetes, of which my mother died for, lung cancer, which my father died for." I don't doubt that her mother died of diabetes and her father died of lung cancer, but obviously they did not die for their disease. I don't think that's an error that arises...
Tags: Florida, Law, Obama, Congress, California, United States, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Kerry, Meet The Press, Castro, South Florida, Chuck Todd, Vp, Ann Althouse


Top VP Contender Rep. Karen Bass Denounces Past Cuba Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden’s running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death of Fidel Castro, the dictator who ruled the communist country for decades. Bass said she was trying to express her condolences to the Cuban people when she referred to Castro as “Comandante en jefe,” a term that roughly translates as commander in chief but is reviled by some Cuban exiles in Florida...
Tags: Florida, News, Nbc, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Kerry, Bass, Castro


Leading Democratic VP contender Bass defends stance on Cuba

Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden's running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death of Fidel Castro, the dictator who ruled the communist country for decades. Bass said she was trying to express her condolences to the Cuban people when she referred to Castro as “Comandante en jefe,” a term that roughly translates as commander in chief but is reviled by some Cuban exiles in Florida. Bass, who repr...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, California, Joe Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Bass, Castro, Karen Bass, Florida Bass


The VeepStakes: South L.A. Rep. Karen Bass inching closer to becoming Joe Biden’s VP pick

In the dwindling days before the Democratic National Convention, South Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass has emerged as a top-tier contender to be likely presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate for the White House. Perceived by national pundits as a Biden “short list-er,” Bass, 66, is in her fifth term in Congress representing the 37th Congressional District, which includes South L.A., Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills, Miracle Mile, Pico-Robertson, Century City, Cheviot Hills, West Los Angeles...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington Post, La, White House, US, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Karen


Greenback returns: How dollar stores came back to Cuba

The Cuban government is allowing its citizens to use the currency of its ideological enemy.
Tags: News, Cuba


Cubans bid farewell to Eusebio Leal Spengler, the saviour of Havana

Much-loved citizen was born poor but went on to mastermind restoration of the island’s splendid capitalHistorian and de facto mayor has died aged 77 The old town of Havana has sheltered many famous faces over its 500 years, Alexander von Humboldt and Ernest Hemingway among them, but few more loved than Eusebio Leal Spengler, who died on Friday.The city historian could be seen most days walking through the cobbled streets, past the fruit hawkers and musicians, passing under balconies strung with ...
Tags: Travel, Americas, World news, Architecture, Art and design, Cuba, Havana, Cuba Holidays, Caribbean Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Havana Holidays, Ernest Hemingway, Alexander von Humboldt, Eusebio Leal Spengler


Eusebio Leal Spengler, restorer of Old Havana and its de-facto mayor, dies age 77

Prominent Cuban public intellectual is credited with rejuvenating crumbling centre into tourist hub Eusebio Leal Spengler, the Cuban historian who oversaw the transformation of Old Havana from a crumbling quarter into an immaculately restored colonial tourist attraction, has died at the age 77. He had been suffering from cancer.Leal and his restoration efforts became so famous that he became the de-facto mayor of the historic city centre and one of the nation’s most prominent public intellectual...
Tags: Travel, Americas, Architecture, Art and design, Cuba, Leal, Eusebio Leal Spengler


Eusebio Leal Spengler, Cuban historian and restorer of Old Havana, dies aged 77

Prominent intellectual is credited with rejuvenating crumbling centre into tourist hub Eusebio Leal Spengler, the Cuban historian who oversaw the transformation of Old Havana from a crumbling quarter into an immaculately restored colonial tourist attraction, has died at the age 77. He had been suffering from cancer.Leal and his restoration efforts became so famous that he became the de-facto mayor of the historic city centre and one of the nation’s most prominent public intellectuals. Continue r...
Tags: Travel, Americas, Architecture, Art and design, Cuba, Old Havana, Leal, Eusebio Leal Spengler


Hurricane Isaias Forms in the Atlantic

Isaias, the ninth named storm system of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, strengthened into a hurricane on Friday.
Tags: Florida, News, Atlantic, Cuba, Hispaniola, Isaias, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Bahama Islands, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Hurricane Isaias, Lashing the Bahamas, Forms in the Atlantic

Isaias, the ninth named storm system of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, strengthened into a hurricane on Friday.
Tags: Florida, News, Atlantic, Cuba, Hispaniola, Isaias, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Bahama Islands, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Hurricane Isaias Forms in the Atlantic and Florida Eyes Its Path

Isaias, the ninth named storm system of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, strengthened into a hurricane on Friday.
Tags: Florida, News, Atlantic, Cuba, Hispaniola, Isaias, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Bahama Islands, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


‘Building Bridges’: How Karen Bass Became A Leading VP Contender

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s leaders were deadlocked and on the verge of financial catastrophe in 2008. Five negotiators, including Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, couldn’t agree on a budget that would guide the nation’s most populous state through the Great Recession. Enter Karen Bass, who became Assembly speaker that May, the first Black woman to hold the role. She shifted the tone of the talks, helping the group find common ground. “When Karen came into the Big 5, everything ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, News, Congress, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Ap, Karen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Bass


Archipelago International Adds Two Hotels to Its Cuban Portfolio

Archipelago International, Southeast Asia's largest privately owned and independent hotel operator, today announced that it has been awarded the management contracts for a further two hotels in Cuba. The first of these is the iconic Panorama Hotel in Havana. To be rebranded as the ASTON Panorama Hotel, the property, which first opened its doors in 2002, comprises 320 rooms and is best known for its impressive architectural design and superb location, facing the sea in the city's Miramar d...
Tags: Travel, Cuba, Havana, Miramar, Panorama Hotel, Archipelago International Southeast Asia, Archipelago International Adds Two Hotels, ASTON Panorama Hotel


As Tropical Storm Isaias Forms in the Atlantic, Florida Eyes Its Path

The storm, which is expected to pass over Hispaniola on Thursday, is the ninth named storm system of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
Tags: Florida, News, Atlantic, Cuba, Hispaniola, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Bahama Islands, Atlantic Florida, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Tropical Storm Isaias Forms in the Atlantic

The storm, which is expected to pass over Hispaniola on Thursday, is the ninth named storm system of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
Tags: Florida, News, Atlantic, Cuba, Hispaniola, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Bahama Islands, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Racism in Cuba: banned by law, alive on the streets

Six decades on from Cuba's proclamation of equality and despite three top government officials being black, the Caribbean island nation has made little headway on racism. "Racism in Cuba is very hypocritical ... No-one says they're racist, even if they are," researcher Tomas Fernandez, 79, an author of several books on the subject, told AFP. Cuba used to have an open problem with racism until the communist revolution of 1959.
Tags: News, Cuba, Caribbean, Tomas Fernandez, AFP Cuba


For Latin boyband CNCO, the future is bright, if just a bit delayed by coronavirus

Back in January, the five guys in the Latin boy band CNCO were all laughter and smiles as they sat backstage at the Forum in Inglewood, a few days before tickets went on sale for their biggest Southern California show yet. Or what would have been their biggest show had not the coronavirus pandemic wiped the concert calendars clean right through CNCO’s now-canceled June 12 show at the Forum and into the future. But at that moment, 2020 looked so bright and so full of potential. So while the year ...
Tags: Music, Japan, Florida, Mexico, New York City, Sport, Colon, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, New Jersey, Ariana Grande, Sony, Miami, Meghan Trainor, Pitbull


When Miami Was Awash in Drugs, Crime and Social Unrest

“The Year of Dangerous Days,” by Nicholas Griffin, delves into the refugee crisis, race riots and drug trade that dominated the city in 1980.
Tags: Florida, News, Colombia, Refugees, Miami, Cuba, Castro, Griffin, Miami Herald, Maurice, Fidel, Ferre, Books and Literature, Miami (Fla, Nicholas Griffin, The Year of Dangerous Days: Riots


COVID-19: Cuba offers UK salutary lesson in 'shoe-leather' epidemiology

Cuba's successful containment of COVID-19 through door-to-door screening of every home in the country, shows how 'shoe-leather' epidemiology could have averted the dramatic failure of the UK's response to the pandemic. In Cuba there have been 2,173 confirmed cases and 83 deaths, with no reported deaths throughout the first week in June, 2020.
Tags: UK, Science, Cuba


Far Cry 6: Everything you need to know

Ubisoft promised guerrilla warfare, an island nation similar to Cuba, and more
Tags: Gaming, Video Games, Trends, Ubisoft, Cuba, Giancarlo Esposito, Far Cry 6, Far Cry 6 Gameplay


POLL RESULTS: Who Should Play Live-Action Zatanna?

POLL RESULTS: Who should play live-action Zatanna? After word broke just over a week ago that Warner Bros. was reportedly developing a live-action film focused on the DC Comics superheroine, we opened the floor to ComingSoon.net readers to vote on who they would like to see in the role of Zatanna Zatara and with over 2,700 votes, the results are in! Check out the results below! RELATED: POLL RESULTS: What is the Best Director’s Cut? PB = PB || {}; PB.gptS...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Salma Hayek, Dwayne Johnson, Boston, America, Bbc, Harley Quinn, Diane Guerrero, Warner Bros, Cuba, James Gunn, Cw, Tatiana Maslany, Rian Johnson