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Local Slow Food Leader Visits Cuba on Food Sovereignty Tour

Posted by in Caribbean, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Trip Participant Stories on 29th June, 2011 | No Comments

Havana Farmers' MarketThough most associate the island of Cuba with rum, tobacco and rumba, one Global Exchange Reality Tour participant discovered that Cubans are also enthusiastic and accomplished organic gardeners and growers. Linda Slezak, a leader of the Slow Food movement in Glen Cove, New York recently returned from a Global Exchange/Food First research trip to Cuba. Linda described the tour as “the most memorable trip I have ever taken – I am still talking about it to everyone I know.” Here’s more from Linda about her recent trip to Cuba.

I’m Going to Cuba…to Study Business

Posted by in Caribbean, Trip Participant Stories on 28th June, 2011 | No Comments

Manuel  Cardenas repairs shoes in a state-run workshop in Havana Photo Credit: Franklin Reyes / APPaul Taylor Hess is participating in Global Exchange’s upcoming Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development trip to Cuba. Paul shares some of his thoughts as he prepares for this adventure.

Cuba Travel in Jeopardy

Posted by in Caribbean on 23rd June, 2011 | No Comments

Cuba_USflagEarlier this year, the Obama Administration finally announced plans to lift some government-imposed restrictions on travel to Cuba for several categories of U.S. citizens, including college students, journalists, and religious organizations. Just last week, the U.S. Customs and Border Protections gave the Oakland International Airport authorization to offer nonstop charter passenger service to Cuba as […]

Cuba Flights Cleared for Lift Off From Oakland Airport

Posted by in Caribbean on 15th June, 2011 | No Comments

jazzmusician_bannerThere’s been an exciting development about traveling to Cuba. Find out what it is, how it impacts your Cuba travel plans, and ways to save money when you plan your Cuba trip.

New U.S.-Cuba Travel Regulations and You

Posted by in Caribbean on 23rd February, 2011 | 1 Comment

CubanSchoolChildren_banner-300x235Wondering 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.

Change in U.S. Cuba Travel Policy: What Does this Mean for You?

Posted by in Caribbean on 27th January, 2011 | No Comments

cuba3-300x200The following is cross-posted on our People to People blog. Scroll below to learn about a petition you can sign to take action. — So can I travel to Cuba or not? That’s what many Americans are wondering since the Obama administration’s January 14th announcement that it is lifting some government-imposed restrictions on travel to […]

Photographing Cuba: Fifty years after the Revolution

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Trip Participant Stories on 21st October, 2010 | 2 Comments

Her first photograph, TrinidadIn September 2010, Reality Tour participant Harlan Crowder went to Cuba with the Business of Art & Technology in Cuba delegation. Read the story behind two of Harlan’s favorite photographs that he made on the trip. My personal mission on this trip was to photograph and document Cuban life and society as I experienced it. […]

A Big Win for Travel to Cuba: Update

Posted by in Caribbean on 6th July, 2010 | 1 Comment

CubanSchoolChildren_banner-300x235Here’s the most recent update from the Latin America Working Group in Washington, D.C.: It’s not every day that we get to write you about a historic legislative victory for a more humane, sensible, and just U.S. policy towards Cuba; but today isn’t just any old day. In a thrilling “mark-up” session Wednesday in the […]

Unique opportunity for all persons interested to travel to Cuba legally!

Posted by in Caribbean on 30th June, 2010 | No Comments

tomatovendor_smallSustainability and Food Sovereignty in Cuba July 17-31, 2010 “Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems. It puts the aspirations and needs of those who produce, distribute and consume food at […]

Help Re-Claim Freedom to Travel to Cuba

Posted by in Caribbean on 29th June, 2010 | 2 Comments

VenceremosBrigadeWondering where things stand with the Cuba travel ban and how you can make your voice heard? Pam Montanaro, Coordinator of Global Exchange’s Eco Cuba Exchange, with the support of Leslie Balog and Drea Hightower of Global Exchange’s Cuba Reality Tours, have summed it up for you: Freedom to Travel to Cuba! Now is the […]

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