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Celebrating Cuba’s “New Normal” with the US (and the work ahead to make it REAL)

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 18th April, 2015 | No Comments

Health_EnviroChe1After decades of failed policy, the Obama Administration has announced a historic opening with Cuba.
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Women’s Voices of Cuba: Catherine Murphy

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange Community, Reality Tours on 27th March, 2015 | No Comments

Catherine MurphyWomen face obstacles and oppression worldwide. And yet, the struggle continues. Resilient and resolute — women across the globe are working to create meaningful change. On International Women’s Day, we launched a series of blogs through to Mother’s Day highlighting Women’s Voices of Cuba – a series exploring courageous women impacting Cuba. This is the second blog, featuring Catherine Murphy and the film Maestra, which tells the story of the historic 1961 literacy campaign in Cuba.
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The Cuban Revolution – Explore the Past and Present

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Reality Tours, Uncategorized on 23rd March, 2015 | No Comments

Photo: Jenny WhiteIn late January, the Canadian Broadcasting Company aired two episodes about Cuba on it’s program, Rewind. Using more than 75 years of radio history, the program pulled stories from the archives a year before and a year after the Cuban Revolution to create, “The Cuban Revolution – A Look Back”, in two parts. A great backgrounder for planning your trip to Cuba with Reality Tours this July!
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Women’s Voices of Cuba: Alicia Jrapko

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 8th March, 2015 | 2 Comments

Alicia Jrapko Speaks in Washington, D.C. in February 2015.Women face obstacles and oppression worldwide. And yet, the struggle continues. Resilient and resolute — women across the globe are working to create meaningful change. This International Women’s Day, we’re launching a series of blogs through to Mother’s Day highlighting Women’s Voices of Cuba – a series exploring courageous women impacting Cuba.
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Take Cuba Off the Terrorist List

Posted by in Featured, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 3rd February, 2015 | No Comments

WG copyrightThe new US-Cuba talks are a refreshing burst of sunshine in the 54-year dismal relationship between neighbors separated by a mere 90 miles. But despite this long-awaited meltdown of US policies that added to the island’s economic woes but never succeeded in tumbling Cuba’s communist government, a portion of the Cold War edifice remains intact: Cuba is still on the US terrorist list.
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¡Cuba Sí, Bloqueo No!

Posted by in Featured, For Our Members, Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 17th December, 2014 | 6 Comments

BloqueoToday’s historic announcement by the Presidents of the United States and Cuba that they intend to normalize diplomatic relations is cause for celebration on both sides of the Straits of Florida. Global Exchange applauds the two governments, their Canadian interlocutors, Pope Francis and all who played a role in bringing us to this important moment.
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The Voices of the Cuban Five

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 14th May, 2014 | 4 Comments

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveGlobal Exchange announced the Cuban Five as the winner of the People’s Choice Award in April, in advance of the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards, held May 8 in San Francisco, CA. Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero – three of the Cuban Five – remain in prison in the United States, and René González and Fernando Gonzales have recently been released, after serving the entirety of their sentences and all have written letters to Global Exchange, expressing appreciation for the Award and awareness raising of their cases.
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Tengo Talento: Showcasing Cuban Talent

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Reality Tours on 9th April, 2014 | 2 Comments

344101-250Tengo Talento is about the new generation of talent in Cuba. World renowned artist take to the streets to find the next talent in their field. Learn more about this project and travel on a journey from Havana to Santiago searching the next stars in Jazz, Hip Hop and Rumba.
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“Cuban Twitter” Scandal Evokes Memories of Cold War Tactics

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 8th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

CubanTwitterLast Thursday morning, the Associated Press published an investigative report detailing the implementation of a USAID project that was designed to spread the use of a Twitter like service (called ZunZuneo) which could be used to eventually stir unrest in Cuba. Since then, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D- VT) called for a Congressional Hearing about […]
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Who Are the Cuban Five?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange Community, Human Rights, World News & Events on 4th April, 2014 | 1 Comment

GXHRA_Slides_CubanFiveThe Cuban Five are heroes to the Cuban people, well known to many around the globe, but to most in the United States, their case is unknown.
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