· December, 2006

Stories about Cuba from December, 2006

Cuba: Christmas traditions

  29 December 2006

Cuba-based blogger Kaloian Santos Cabrera posts an excerpt from a book on traditional Christmas observances in San Juan de los Remedios, Cuba, plus some photos.

Bloggers on the new US Congress and the US policy on Cuba

  25 December 2006

Not much has been said in the blogosphere about how the results of the recent mid-term elections in the United States, which put the Democrats in control of Congress back in November, can affect the future of current US policy regarding Cuba. The truth is that several Democratic representatives (and...

Guadeloupe:Celebrating Chevallier de St-George

  21 December 2006

Guadeloupe Attitude is happy (Fr) a Guadeloupean school chose to rename itself after local historic figure Joseph Bologne a.k.a. Chevallier de St-George, the child of a white French planter and freed african slave woman who lived in the 18th century and conquered classical composing and military skill in both Europe...

Cuba: New Book, “Khrushchev’s Cold War”

  18 December 2006

A new book has captured Luis M. Garcia's attention: Khrushchev’s Cold War attributes the decision to place nuclear missiles on Cuban soil at the height of the Cold War to do more with the Soviet Union wanting to be taken seriously by the U.S. and less to do with Khrushchev...

Cuba: Musical Cubans

  14 December 2006

“Cubans and music go back a long way”: Luis M. Garcia examines the Cuban connection to singing and dancing in light of an article from The Economist.

Haiti: Preval's Prostate Cancer and Healthcare

  12 December 2006

Reacting to recent news stories and speculation about President Preval's prostate cancer and his trip to Cuba to receive treatment, JoJo at Collectif Haiti de Provence reflects on healthcare for the everyday Haitian (Fr): “What Preval forgot to say … is to detail his plans so that all Haitians can...

Cuba: NY Times Travel Guide

  7 December 2006

Cuaderno Latinoamericano gets a kick out of the fact that the New York Times has a travel guide for Cuba including an article titled “The Nicest Place You'll Never Go”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Review of “I Am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth”

  7 December 2006

Studio Film Club talks about Brazilian director Vicente Ferraz's documentary I am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth, which chronicles the making of the 1960s film Soy Cuba: “Interspersing shots from the original film – many of which are justly famous for their power and complexity – with interviews, Mr. Ferraz has...