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Cuba Cancels Habanos Festival

Cuba Cancels Habanos Festival

The Habanos Festival, which would have taken place in a few months, has been canceled “due to the global context we are living,” according to an official statement sent out this …

November 24, 2020
Airbnb’s Cuba Operations Focus of Treasury Department Review

Airbnb’s Cuba Operations Focus of Treasury Department Review

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is investigating Airbnb’s compliance with U.S. sanctions on Cuba, the company revealed this week, and it could …

November 19, 2020
Havana’s Jose Martí International Airport Reopens

Havana’s Jose Martí International Airport Reopens

Foreign tourists and Cuban Americans are returning to Havana after the Jose Martí International Airport reopened Sunday. The flights were the first in more than seven months to …

November 16, 2020
Cuba Travel FAQ

Cuba Travel FAQ

A lot has changed in the last three years, and none of it good for U.S. citizens wanting to visit Cuba. We compiled a list of everything you need to know about traveling to the …

November 3, 2020
President Trump Tightens Sanctions on Cuba–No Cigars, No Rum and No Hotel Lodging for Americans

President Trump Tightens Sanctions on Cuba–No Cigars, No Rum and No Hotel Lodging for Americans

Americans will no longer be allowed to buy Cuban cigars, Cuban rum, or to stay in Cuban hotels, President Trump announced in a White House speech today. New restrictions also ban …

September 23, 2020
Tropical Storm Laura Causes Some Damage in Cuba’s Vuelta Abajo Region

Tropical Storm Laura Causes Some Damage in Cuba’s Vuelta Abajo Region

While the storm wasn’t as bad as it could have been, tropical storm Laura caused some damage in Vuelta Abajo, a significant tobacco-growing region in western Cuba’s Pinar del Río …

August 27, 2020
Cuba Rescinds Tax On Changing U.S. Dollars For CUCs

Cuba Rescinds Tax On Changing U.S. Dollars For CUCs

The Cuban government announced that, starting July 20, it will no longer impose a 10 percent surcharge on U.S. dollars exchanged for CUCs, the Cuban Unified Currency tourists need …

July 21, 2020
Roof Collapse at Cuba’s Partagás Factory Closes Iconic Casa del Habano

Roof Collapse at Cuba’s Partagás Factory Closes Iconic Casa del Habano

This week, a roof collapsed in the iconic Real Fabrica de Partagás in Havana, casually known as the Partagás factory. While the damage did not affect the La Casa del Habano inside …

July 1, 2020
Marriott Hotels Being Forced To Leave Cuba

Marriott Hotels Being Forced To Leave Cuba

The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International Hotels to close down its business interests in Cuba. According to the company, it has until August 31 to end its …

June 6, 2020