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Cuba Needs You to See the Reality

Posted by in Caribbean, Guest Posts, Trip Participant Stories on 29th November, 2012 | 1 Comment

Kevin Danaher, Co-Founder of Global ExchangeThere is a broad range of opinion about Cuba here in the United States. Some people think it is one big prison. Others think Cuba is further down the road to sustainability than the United States. Here’s what Global Exchange Co-founder Kevin Danaher, who has traveled to Cuba many times, has to say about this.

New U.S. Regulations Slow Travel to Cuba

Posted by in Guest Posts, Latin America on 18th October, 2012 | 3 Comments

CubaWalter Turner, President of the Global Exchange Board of Directors, updates about U.S. regulations pertaining to U.S. citizens travel to Cuba. He says, “The Cold War ended years ago. Its time for American policy to reflect the rights of its citizens to be able to travel to Cuba and engage – unrestricted – with the people of Cuba. Its time to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, end the 50 years blockade against Cuba, remove Cuba from the list of countries supporting terrorism, and free the Cuban 5.”

Cuba in Pictures: The Universal Language of Photography

Posted by in Art and Culture, Guest Posts, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 28th August, 2012 | 1 Comment

Photo by Ron HermanRead what it’s like to snap photos of people in Cuba, plus how one photographer leads budding photographers by organizing customized Reality Tours to Cuba .

How One Woman Returned from Venezuela a Changed Woman

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 31st July, 2012 | No Comments

Venezuela-delegationGlobal Exchange Scholarship recipient Lea Murray participated in a Reality Tours delegation to Venezuela last month. Sounds like she’s a changed woman since the trip! Read how.

A Glimpse of Venezuela: Reality Tour Past Participant Shares His Story

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 25th July, 2012 | 1 Comment

During Global Exchange delegation visit to Venezuela. Photo Credit: Blair RedlinThe following post was written by B.C. based trade union researcher Blair Redlin who recently took part in a Global Exchange delegation to Venezuela. Here’s his report back from his Venezuelan travels.

Serial Reality Tours Tripper Hoping to Travel to Uganda Next

Posted by in Africa, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Europe, Guest Posts, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 30th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Jane Stillwater, Reality Tours AlumniJane Stillwater is preparing for her 6th Reality Tour to Uganda. Learn how this Citizen Diplomat does it and how her other journeys to Afghanistan, Belfast, North Korea, Iran, and Cuba gave her lots to share.

Wanjiku Mwangi, Uganda Program Officer Shares Her Story

Posted by in Africa, Guest Posts, Human trafficking, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 23rd May, 2012 | 1 Comment

Wanjiku_Mwangi_headshotWanjiku Mwangi helps Reality Tours organize and facilitate Uganda delegations focused on the issue of human trafficking. She explains more about this and the lasting impacts of these trips in this latest guest post.

Chivichanas in Cuba: Tour Facilitator Karen McCartney Shares her Story

Posted by in Art and Culture, Education, Guest Posts, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 29th March, 2012 | No Comments

Living Inside the Revolution, An Irish Woman in Cuba. Book by Karen McCartneyWhat are Cuban chivichanas ? If you’ve never heard of them find out from Reality Tours Facilitator Karen McCartney, as she shares one of her fond memories while leading “Following Che’s Footsteps” in the Sierra Maestra.

Caring for Cuba’s Cats

Posted by in Caribbean, Guest Posts on 11th January, 2012 | 2 Comments

Cuban Cat LoverWalking along the bustling streets of Havana, you hear a tiny cry. It’s repeated. You look down to see a tiny yellow kitten with newly opened eyes staring up. As the animal focuses on you, its pitiful meows become more insistent… needs you. Though Cuba provides full health care free-of-charge to its citizens and low cost pet assistance, the situation of stray cats and dogs has gotten out of control. Meet two people doing something about it, with the results to prove it!

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