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· March, 2006

Stories about Cuba from March, 2006

Caribbean, US: US-Caricom meeting

Larry Smith discusses the recent US-Caricom meeting in the Bahamas in the context of both recent US foreign policy and Condolezza Rice's career. He quotes a Bahamian diplomat, who says:...

U.S.A., Cuba, Venezuela: “Operation Partners of the Americas”

Western Hemisphere Policy Watch believes that “Operation Partners of the Americas” is meant to flex muscle at Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.

Cuba: Inner tube

Pac Mclaurin posts a lovely photo of a Cuban fisherman, his girlfriend, and the “pneumático” or inner tube which is his fishing vessel.

Cuba: US foreign policy and internet access

US blogger Boz disagrees with US policy as regards Cuba, but isn't in favour either of the internet access restrictions Cuba places on its citizens.

Caribbean: Books for birders

“It's many years now–I might even say decades–since I've considered myself a real birder, and I stopped keeping a lifelist ages ago, but birds continue to have a special fascination...

Cuba: Castro's quirks?

Does Fidel Castro really incinerate his underwear? And exactly how partial is he to pata negra Serrano ham? Pondblog comments on a Miami Herald article in which a former aide...

Caribbean: Carifesta 2006

Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat Blog looks forward to seeing what the Caribbean arts festival Carifesta 2006 has in store. “I still remember the excitement of the very first...

Cuba: World Baseball Classic

Blogging from Havana, Cuba, Ernesto commiserates with his homeland over their loss to Japan in the final of the World Baseball Classic, but also notes the silver lining: “two island...

Caribbean/Latin America: Two architectures

Jon at Posthegemony posts two architectural analyses: one on “an architecture designed to repel nomads”, also known as forts, and another on architecture designed to attract them, in this particular...

Cuba: The Bicitaxi

Zenia pays tribute (ES) to a great Cuban invention: the “bicitaxi”. “A ride in a bicitaxi can be very folkloric, as en route the passenger can get the latest news...

Cuba: Blogger blogs blocked?

Ernesto, based in Havana, responds to a concern that Blogger blogs are being blocked in Cuba (ES), possibly by Google itself, by posting at his own Blogger blog. “Nevertheless this...

Caribbean: Women writers’ blog

Over at BlogHer, Karen Walrond announces her new project, The Pan Collective, “a community blog featuring the voices of wonderful women writers from the Caribbean”.

Caribbean: Another bad hurricane season?

Bermuda-based photoblogger Tom Q reports that Reuters and MDA EarthSat Energy Weather are predicting “another year of potential category 5 hurricanes”.

Cuba: A sheep dies for baseball

As Cuba faces Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic in Puerto Rico, Zenia Regalado's neighbours kill and roast a sheep (ES).

Cuba: Cricket – an antidote to baseball?

The Caribbean Beat weblog links to a Daily Telegraph article which discusses efforts to develop the game of cricket in Cuba. According to the article, this initiative is motivated in...

Caribbean: Indigenous languages

The CAC Review links to an excellent web site on indigenous languages of the Caribbean which features vocabulary lists, sound files and some grammar instruction. Among the languages represented are...

Caribbean: Proverbs, anyone?

Fun and games over at the blog of Caribbean-born sci-fi writer Nalo Hopkinson, as she asks readers for suggestions of Caribbean proverbs.

Cuba: Hip-Hop Documentary

Havana Journal has posted a preview of an upcoming documentary on Cuban Hip-Hop.

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