A day in the life of Havana

From the tourist mecca of Old Havana to the harsh realities of Castro’s cuba take a tour around the fabulous city of Havana. Don’t forget to visit our travel photography site http://www.jasonrowphotography.co.uk for more images of Cuba. You can follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheOdessaFiles/
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Hosted by WFLA-TV anchor Keith Cate. Reporter Jeff Patterson and photojournalist Bob Hansen travel behind the curtain in Cuba as news breaks of a possible end to the trade embargo with the U.S. and an easing of travel restrictions. a look at the sights, sounds, culture and people of the island nation.
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BROOKLYN DODGERS in Havana, Cuba 1942 (Cuban songs) Trio Matamoros. vocal

The Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team goes to Havana, Cuba in 1942 for
spring training. They stay at the “swank” Hotel Nacional de Cuba, in Vedado and
train at the famous Stadium Tropical.
Music and songs by El Trio Matamoros y el Cuarteto Maisi.

Havana (Cuba) sights, cars and streets in 2 days

2 days in Havana (Cuba) as part of a G-Adventure tour of Cuba staying at Hotel Plaza and seeing: National Capital Building, Parque central, Castilla de la Real Fuerza, San Christobel, Giganteria street theatre, an old car parade, conga on stilts, Plaza Veija, Cathedral of Havana, the Buena Vista Social Club, Vedado, Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas and a coco taxi ride. Music: Besame Mucho and Jibarito by Cuarteto Oguere
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Being an Artist in Cuba – Travel Basecamp – Havana & Varadero – Ep 5/6

Visiting the Taller Experimental de Gráfica, San Ignacio (Experimental workshop of Graph) gave the basecampers a deep understanding of the life of an artist in Cuba, the kinds of support they get from the govt and where they get their inspiration from.
While touring the facility and chatting with the different artists they learned about the printmaking processes that are unique to this facility and stumbled into some genuine masterpieces and true craftsmanship.
Although the artists didn’t divulge much about local inspiration but there was obvious political commentary in much of the work…

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US, Cuba criticise each other’s human rights record after US Embassy in Havana reopens

Disagreements seem to remain between the United States and Cuba, despite growing signs of rapprochement.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez have clashed over human rights issues after a landmark ceremony which saw the US flag raised over the American Embassy in Havana. After the ceremony, Kerry said that Cubans deserve genuine democracy and urged Havana to fulfill its human rights obligations. The remarks prompted Rodriguez to take a jab at Kerry. He criticized the US rights record highlighting racial inequality and police brutality in America. Rodriguez also insisted that the US must relinquish the naval base in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay, but Kerry said THAT’s not possible. The two neighbors have been on a reconciliation path. Cuba reopened its embassy in Washington last month. But there are still many issues that are causing tensions.

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Little Havana – a Slice of Cuban Culture in Florida

Hispanic culture permeates everything in Miami’s Little Havana area: elderly men playing dominoes as they discuss politics, cigar rollers deep at work, or Cuban exiles talking with presidential candidates at a Cuban coffee window. With the recent rapprochement between Cuba and United States, one can only expect stronger ties between South Florida and Cuba.
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