Rare Cuba Trips by Americans All ‘Work’ and No Beach Playground


By REUTERS

After several frenetic days of traveling, listening to lectures, walking through historic Havana and meeting Cubans, Terry McAbee did not hesitate when asked what the trip with her fellow West Virginia school teachers was missing.

Published: August 1, 2013 at 11:16AM

via NYT World http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/08/01/world/americas/01reuters-usa-cuba-travel.html

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Cuba Criticizes US Embargo Fine for AmEx, Bank


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cuba on Tuesday criticized recent U.S. government sanctions against American Express Co. and an Italian bank for apparent violations of the 51-year-old economic and financial embargo against the island.

Published: July 30, 2013 at 10:35AM

via NYT World http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/07/30/world/americas/ap-cb-cuba-us-american-express.html