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CUBA SOLAR’s 10th International Conference is Coming Up, and You’re Invited!

Posted by in Caribbean, Environment & Sustainability, Featured on 21st February, 2012 | 2 Comments

Cuba 2012CUBA SOLAR’s 10th International Conference is coming up, and we are now inviting folks to attend as part of a research delegation heading to Cuba this spring. Find out if you are qualified to go, plus details about this springtime trip and the how it came to be.
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A Direct Flight From Oakland to Havana? It’s Closer Than You Think!

Posted by in Caribbean on 16th February, 2012 | 3 Comments

Joe Perez of Cuba Travel Services, John Albrecht from Oakland International Airport, Carol Steele - Global Exchange, Mike Zucatto - Cuba Travel Services, Isaac Kos-Read - Port of OaklandA direct flight from Oakland to Havana? It’s closer than you think! Yesterday, in partnership with U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, who has a long and progressive history of championing improved relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the Port of Oakland hosted a Community-based round table to discuss how to increase travel between the San Francisco Bay Area/Northern California region and Cuba via the Oakland international Airport.
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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…..it 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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Photographer Turns His Lens to Cuba- Customized Tour Organizer Shares His Story

Posted by in Caribbean, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 7th December, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ron Herman's images from HavanaFor the past two years photographer and chair of Foothill College’s photography department, Ron Herman, has customized two Reality Tours delegations to Cuba. Learn more about his artistic example of building “people to people ties” with the arts community in Cuba and how making a difference inspired joint photography exhibits in the US & Cuba.
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Thanks Bill Patterson, for Traveling to Cuba

Posted by in Caribbean, Trip Participant Stories on 24th November, 2011 | 2 Comments

cuba2-300x225This Thanksgiving, we at Global Exchange are giving thanks to our members, supporters and leaders in our movement for social, economic and political justice. We are thankful to all of you who have traveled on a Reality Tour – you met the people, learned the facts and you make a difference. One person in particular, we wish to thank: Bill Patterson. Find out why.
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How You Can Qualify to Travel to Cuba and Celebrate New Year’s in Havana

Posted by in Caribbean, Featured, Latin America on 24th October, 2011 | 2 Comments

Trip with Jeff Greenwald and Ethical TravelerThere’s a special trip to Cuba being planned for New Year’s. Find out you can qualify to go, and why the special license you’ll need to go is so special.
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27th Annual International Jazz Festival in Havana: Should you go?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Featured on 25th August, 2011 | 11 Comments

Photo from InmagineAre you a music fan wondering what it would be like to travel to Cuba? Accomplished percussionist Carol Steele shares her thoughts and experiences for those thinking of making the journey.
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Cuba Travel Updates: AP, New York Times AND Anthony Bourdain Talking Cuba

Posted by in Caribbean, Featured, Trip Participant Stories on 11th July, 2011 | No Comments

VinalesValley_bannerLots going on in Cuba travel news. The New York Times travel section recently covered Cuba travel changes, the Associated Press spoke with Global Exchange’s External Relations Director, and tonight the Travel Channel’s “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” is in Cuba.
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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.
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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.
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