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’s iconic song ‘Guantanamera’ explained by Christopher P. Baker

I’m currently motorcycling from Palm Springs to Montana, so last night I stopped over in Morro Bay as guest of my close friend Tom Wilmer, host of NPR’s “Journeys of...

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La Colmenita–Havana’s endearing children’s theater group–spreads message of love

Without a doubt, the seminal highlight of this past year leading people-to-people tours of Cuba for National Geographic Expeditions was my introduction to the children of La Colmenita. This amazing...

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