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· February, 2006

Stories about Cuba from February, 2006

Cuba: Cinema since 1900

regalado.blogia.com publishes an overview of Cuban cinema since 1900.

Caribbean: Music and copyright

Attorney and writer/blogger Nyashazasha publishes a well-researched article on copyright issues affecting the Caribbean music industry.

Cuba: Century's end

Que Bola? posts a photo of an abandoned department store in Trinidad, Cuba called “Fin de Siglo” (the end of the century) and notes: “The 1900s were in fact a...

Cuba: Book Fair

regalado.blogia.com highlights (ES) a few of the offerings at the Havana International Book Fair.

Caribbean: Hurricane season

“My Caribbean and Florida bloggers, do you realise we are less than 16 weeks away from hurricane season”? asks Cayman Islands-based blogger Ri.

Barbados: Medical help from Cuba

Barbados Free Press questions the use of the phrase “world class Cuban medical system” in a article in the local press. In a response to that post, a reader leaves...

Caribbean: Food stories

Iriepeople.com publishes a recipe for Escovitch Fish, while Can Cook Must, Cook hunts for a good roti in London and reviews a new Caribbean cookbook.

Cuba: Macheteros

Que Bola? posts a lovely black-and-white photo of two macheteros, or Cuban sugar cane workers, remarking that “it is mindboggling to see the old antiquated equipment and ox drawn wagons...

Cuba: Mission Miracle

Cuban blog Proposiciones reproduces an article (ES) on the Cuba-Venezuela medical cooperation program, Misión Milagro.

Mexico, Cuba: Mexican Media on the Sheraton Cuban Kickout

Jefferson Morley takes a survey of of what the Mexican media is saying about the scandal, “el hotelazo” in which the U.S. Treasury Department told the management of the Sheraton...

Cuba: Telenovela review & photoblog

Zenia Regalado reviews (ES) the new Cuban telenovela (soap opera) “La otra cara de la luna”. And the Que Bola? photoblog, maintained by retired US doctor Pac MacLaurin, is devoted...

Caribbean: Cricket World Cup in jeopardy?

The West Indies Cricket Blog links to a Guardian article which casts some doubt upon the Caribbean's ability to host the Cricket World Cup in 2007.

Caribbean, South Africa: Legacy and succession

South Africa-based Caribbean blogger Crossing Worlds wonders whether the struggle begun by the architects of the independence movement is safe in the hands of the current generation. “As the US...

Caribbean: Caribbean Single Market ignored

Barbados Free Press notes the striking lack of attention paid to last week's historic ratification of the Caribbean Single Market by the international press.

Caribbean: Plantains & film

The Caribbean Beat Blog links to a NY Times article about an ingenious new plantain peeler, and reports that the 1957 film “Island in the Sun”, which was filmed in...

Caribbean: where to put “Caribbean”?

“A little while ago, I corrected someone who called me “a writer of Caribbean science fiction.” I said that it would be more accurate to call me a Caribbean writer...

Caribbean: Countdown to Cricket World Cup

The West Indies Cricket Blog notes on February 4 that there are “exactly 400 days left until the opening ceremony of World Cup 2007“

Caribbean: Bloggers invited to tourism press conference

Don Dunnigton at the IAOC Blog reports that bloggers have been invited to attend a press conference hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization in New York, which causes the Caribbean...

Caribbean: 10 best first lines

Nicholas at The Caribbean Beat blog lists his picks for the 10 best first lines from West Indian novels.

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