Canada Cuba

The Month I Spent Living on a Mattress

Ana Rodriguez | Posted 11.24.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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...