You’ve probably seen pictures of classic cars on the streets of Cuba, seemingly frozen in time. But the embargo has put a freeze on other aspects of island life as well. Cuba enjoys many ecological riches that some of its Caribbean neighbors don’t.
An $18 million suit alleges that 24-year-old Cincinnati Reds pitching ace Aroldis Chapman sold out two men to Cuban authorities in order to get back in the good graces of President Raul Castro, then defect to the U.S. where he could secure a multi-million dollar pro baseball contract.
Pope Benedict XVI begins a six day trip to Mexico and Cuba tomorrow. This is the Pope’s first trip to both countries. Officially, the Pope’s trip will coincide with the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the statue of the Virgin of Charity.
CHICAGO — Officials say O'Hare International Airport has started to offer nonstop charter service between Chicago and Havana, Cuba.The Chicago Department of Aviation says C&T Charters will fly once from O'Hare to Havana every Friday.
A new law approved earlier this month allows Cubans to buy and sell property. Some observers say the reform is nothing short of revolutionary. WBEZ’s Achy Obejas tells us what these changes might mean for the country.
A law passed earlier this month allows Cubans to buy and sell property. For the first time in 50 years, people can legally put their home up for sale. It’s the latest in a series of market reforms approved by President Raul Castro.Achy Obejas is a Chicago-based writer who blogs for WBEZ.