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US, Cuba Restore Full Diplomatic Relations

CP | Matthew Lee And Peter Orsi, Associated Press | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada

WASHINGTON -- More than a half century of Cold War and lingering enmity came to an abrupt but quiet end on Monday as the United States and Cuba restor...

5 Things To Know About U.S. Reopening Its Cuba Embassy Today

CBC | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada

The United States and Cuba officially resume diplomatic relations today and reopen their embassies after severing ties 54 years ago. It's a new ...

Cuba Has A Lung Cancer Vaccine, And It's Coming To America

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Impact

Despite 50 years of the U.S. embargo, Cuban doctors have developed cancer drugs that are getting worldwide attention

Harper's Change Of Heart On Cuba

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Politics

PANAMA CITY - Measuring Stephen Harper's success or failure at this weekend's meeting of hemispheric leaders in Panama will depend on how he navigates...

You're Out Of Luck If You Want To Buy Real Estate In Cuba

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Vast, sandy expanses of undeveloped Caribbean coastline, sprawling green countryside and the faded but lingering beauty of old Havana have sp...

Cuba Libre

Vitamin Daily | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Fast-forward almost 20 years and my husband and I recently had the opportunity to circumnavigate Cuba aboard the Louis Cristal--a re-purposed Finnish ferry (how very socialist!) now operating as Cuba Cruise. It's a second-year startup by two intrepid Torontonians, one of whom is a harbinger in the cruise industry in Northern Canada.

Why I'm Not At All Frightened of Sharks

Robert Osborne | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada
Robert Osborne

Driven by the taste for shark fin soup, long line fisherman around the world are eliminating some 100 million sharks per year -- a reduction, in some cases of 90 per cent of the species. Sharks, being apex predators, breed very slowly. The inevitable result of all that fishing is a complete extinction of many shark species within the next ten years according to Sharkwater.com.

Why Harper Took the Risks He Did With Cuba

Christopher Sands | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Canadian foreign policy has often been said to be principally a policy toward the United States with other countries taking second place politically and strategically. If brokering talks between Havana and Washington was intended by the Harper government to win favour with U.S. leaders, the results were predictably mixed.

Get Ready To Pay More For Your Cuban Vacation

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The dawn of a new era between the United States and Cuba is poised to spell the end of a golden age for Canadian tourists, experts said Wedn...

The Month I Spent Living on a Mattress

Ana Rodriguez | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada Living
Ana Rodriguez

When I am nine, my parents and I immigrate to Canada from the wet, hot, and hurricane-ridden island of Cuba. Before May 31, 2002, I have never stepped beyond my beautiful little island, have never seen a landscape without palm trees or the ocean, have never smelt air that isn't rife with humidity with a hint of dog piss, sea salt, and garbage, and I have never wanted to.

Most of Latin America Has Adopted Democracy. Will Cuba?

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Though still very far from the ideal, countries like Chile, Columbia, Peru, Brazil and Mexico have adopted political democracy and market economics, and are moving forward because of it. With any luck, Cuba's dictatorship will also soon crumble, and at long last allow its people to live in freedom.

Those Smiling Cuban Faces Really Get to Me

Tim Knight | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Travel
Tim Knight

Cubans can't stop smiling. Their average wage is $20 a month, they can get locked up for saying impolite things about their government, yet they can't stop smiling. The Northerners at the bar and around the pool and at the beach don't smile. It's the contrast that gets to you. It's the faces.

Canada: Our Home and Communist Land

J.J. McCullough | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpgAs we may recall, a couple days ago good ol' Ezra Levant was having quite a snit over the fact that outgoing Globe and Mail web editor Stephen Wicary was emigrating to Cuba, in theory because that's where his wife works, but probably because he's a goddamn commie.

When Your Kid Gets Sick On a (Not-So-Relaxing) Vacation

Alice Kuipers | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Living
Alice Kuipers

I wish I wasn't writing this from experience, but my toddler came down with croup in Cuba last week and I learned some things that I wanted to share to spare any of you the same distress. From knowing the location of the nearest clinic, to who to call from the hospital, here are some tips.

Communist Cuba's Collapse (Really, Are You Surprised?)

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Canadians love going to Cuba for vacation. Sadly, few of those tourists ever leave their vacation compounds. If they did, they would see a massive transformation taking place in this island nation, which many once hailed as a budding socialist paradise.

Harper Government Softens Tone On Cuba

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative minister for Latin America is softening some of the Harper government's previous tough talk on Cuba.This week, Diane Abloncz...

Cuba Pardons Thousands Of Prisoners

CBC | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada

Cuba's supreme governing body on Friday pardoned nearly 3,000 prisoners, including some convicted of political crimes. The Co...

America a Prison for René González

Stephen Kimber | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Stephen Kimber

On the eve of René González's release Friday from an American prison -- but not his prison America will now become -- it's worth reminding ourselves...