Havana Without Makeup… a review of this superb new book about Cuba

As a veteran of the Cuba scene and a serious bibliophile with a library exceeding 500 relevant titles, I’m a harsh critic of Johnny-come-lately texts about Cuba. Every year sees...

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Cuba Expert Christopher P. Baker speaks on radio and TV about Fidel’s death and legacy

Following Fidel Castro’s death last Friday, my phone has been ringing off the hook with requests for radio and TV interviews about his death and legacy for Cuba and U.S.-Cuban...

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Fidel is dead! Castro to be buried in Santiago de Cuba’s Cementerio Santa Ifigenia

© Christopher P. Baker all images. All images are copyrighted and protected and may not be reproduced without specific permission of the photographer. Fidel Castro died last night at the...

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Cuba expert asks “Is the Cuban romance on ice?” with Trump as president-elect

I’ve always admired my friend Larry Luxner‘s capability as a journalist to acutely synthesize and concisely express issues relating to Cuba. He and I are each Cuba experts in our...

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Superb new coffee-table book: CUBAN HARLEYS – MI AMOR

You know I love motorcycling… especially in Cuba, where several of my pals are harlistas: Owners of pre-revolutionary Harley-Davidsons. Enter stage left Jens Fuge, a German Harley fanatic and, like...

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NPR interview with Cuba expert Christopher P Baker on KQED’s ‘Forum with Michael Krasny’

This morning I interviewed for KQED’s “Forum with Michael Krasny” on the theme ‘Cuba: One Year After Diplomatic Detente.’ I was joined by fellow interviewee Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Chancellor Professor...

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MSNBC interview on Cuba travel with Christopher P Baker and Paul Bonicelli

I just completed a very short interview this morning live on MSNBC with Jonathan Capehart. The subject was Cuba travel, of course… one year after the Obama-Raúl Castro initiative. The...

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Ten things you didn’t know about Cuba by @CubaExpert

Cuba seems to be on everyone’s lips as the destination du jour  following the 2015 reconciliation between Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro. Though it will likely take decades for...

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Fathom announces 7-day Cuba cruise activities

Carnival Corporation’s Fathom cruise line this week released details of its intended seven-day “social impact” cruises to Cuba. I just reviewed the detailed program and am impressed with the itinerary...

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I have a chapter in ‘Motorcycle Messengers’ — a newly published anthology by riders who write

While attending Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travel last week I was delighted to receive a copy of ‘Motorcycle Messengers’… the thrilling new anthology of stories by adventure motorcycles who write. Thanks Jeremy...

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