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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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Cuban Artist Kokino Responds to Jay-Z Trip to Cuba

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba on 15th May, 2013 | No Comments

Cuban Rap Duo Anonimo Consejo. Photo credit Havana Cultura.While the media storm in response to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s recent trip to Cuba has begun to settle down, those who are most directly affected by U.S. foreign policy in Cuba- Cubans living on the island- continue to feel the repercussions of a conversation, that at least in the U.S. media, excludes their voices. Kokino, […]
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What Do Responses to Jay-Z’s Song “Open Letter” About Cuba Trip Mean?

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 23rd April, 2013 | 6 Comments

Cuban Rap and R&B artist Danay SuarezFurthering the media frenzy following Jay-Z and Beyonce’s recent People-to-People cultural exchange to Cuba, a conversation has sprung up about travel to Cuba, through recorded and remixed lyrical songs. Jay-Z started off with the first track “Open Letter.” In this freestyle rap, Jay-Z responds to some of the criticisms of the trip: “politicians never did […]
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Beyonce, Tell President Obama to Lift the Travel Ban on Cuba!

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 18th April, 2013 | 4 Comments

Photo shared under Creative Commons license.If you have been following the news lately you’ve seen that famous musicians Beyonce and Jay-Z created a media storm by recently participating in a People-to-People cultural exchange in Cuba. It’s time now for you to talk action.
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New U.S.-Cuba Travel Regulations and You

Posted by in Freedom to Travel to Cuba, Global Exchange News & Events on 22nd February, 2011 | 1 Comment

cubaeconomybuilding_bannerWondering about the Obama administration’s January 14th announcement that lifts some government-imposed restrictions on travel to Cuba for several categories of U.S. Citizens? Join us for a webinar on March 1st at Noon (PST) to learn about what the recent changes to US travel restrictions to Cuba mean for you. We’ll explore the opportunities ahead and what the ongoing constraints still are without normalized diplomatic relations between our countries.
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