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Urban garden in the city of Santa Clara

Agriculture

A Successful Case Study of Sustainable Agriculture
From Food First
Havana's Popular Gardens
Sustainable Urban Agriculture
Organic Farming in Cuba
Article in Multinational Monitor
Permaculture in Cuba
Activities of the Australian Conservation Foundation's Urban Permaculture Project in Cuba

Books

The Greening of the Revolution; Cuba's Experiment with Organic Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance -Transforming Food Production in Cuba

Architecture

Architecture in Cuba
Art Deco and Modernism
Architectural Tour of Havana
Some photographs of Havana's four main plazas and along the Malecón

Books

Cuba: 400 Years of Architectural Heritage

Havana: History and Architecture of a Romantic City

Havana: Two Faces of the Antillean Metropolis

Houses of Old Cuba, The

Revolution of Forms: Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools


Art

Arte de Cuba
Artists from Eastern Cuba
Arte de Cubanos
Modern Cuban art
Center for Cuban Studies
Set up by scholars, writers, artists and other professionals to counter effects of U.S. policy towards Cuba. Also publishes Cuba Update, a quarterly magazine on politics, economics and the arts, with an emphasis on U.S.-Cuba relations
Cuban Art Space
New York City gallery that promotes the work of Cuban artists - Sponsored by the Center for Cuban Studies
Cuban Posters
33 posters from 1961 to 1971 - International Institute of Social History
Korda
Photographs by Alberto Korda
National Museum of Fine Arts
Beautiful museum filled with Cuban art treasures. En español

Books

Art Cuba: The New Generation
Contemporary Art from Cuba
Cuba Style: Graphics from the Golden Age of Design
Cuban Art and National Identity: The Vanguardia Painters, 1927-1950
New Art of Cuba
Revolucion!: Cuban Poster Art
Street Graphics Cuba
Wilfredo Lam and the International Avant-Garde, 1923-1982

Posters

Art.com
Posters and prints

Buy Fidel at Bat at Art.com
Fidel at Bat
Buy From Art.com

Baseball

Baseball in Cuba
List of teams

Books

Duke of Havana, The : Baseball, Cuba, and the Search for the American Dream
Pitching Around Fidel : A Journey into the Heart of Cuban Sports
Pride of Havana, The: A History of Cuban Baseball
Smoke: Romance and Lore of Cuban Baseball, The


Playa Giron sign
Road sign near the turnoff
to Playa Giron - The Bay of Pigs

Bay of Pigs

Bay of Pigs - The Basics
Basic facts and statistics on the invasion
Bay of Pigs
Excellent article from HistoryofCuba.com
ULTRASENSITIVE Bay of Pigs, The
Declassified Top Secret information
U.S. Bay of Pigs Invasion
From Marxists.org

Books

One Hell of a Gamble: Krushchev, Castro and Kennedy, 1958-1964
Perfect Failure, The: Kennedy, Eisenhower, and the CIA at the Bay of Pigs
Politics of Illusion: The Bay of Pigs Invasion Reexamined

Bicycling

Bicycling Cuba
Good account of a tour. 2,000 miles in 50 days. Lots of photos.

Books
Bicycling Cuba: 50 Days of Detailed Rides from Havana to Pinar Del Rio and the Oriente
Lonely Planet Cycling Cuba

Biotechnology

Biotech For All
From Cuba Si magazine
Biological Weapons
From Global Security.org
Cuba's Biological Facilities
From the Nuclear Threat Initiative
President Carter's Comments at Cuban Biotech Center
May 2002 visit of Jimmy Carter
Looking for Terrorists in Cuba's Health System
From Z Magazine
Will Cuba's Biotechnology Capacity Survive the Socio-economic Crisis?
1994 article in Biotechnology and Development Monitor

Birding

Cuba Hotspots
Very comprehensive guide
Cuban Birds (photos)
Guantanamo Birds

Books

Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba

Blockade

Cuba Against the Blockade
Cuba-based news and commentary

Books

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The U.S. Blockade Against Cuba

Camilo Cienfuegos

Camilo Cienfuegos?

Cars

1950s American Classic Cars - 69 Photos
Cuba Classics
Information and photos from the book listed below

Books

Cars of Cuba
Chariots of Chrome: Classic American Cars of Cuba
Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles

Caving

Spelunking in Cuba
Very brief information

Che Guevara


Che Guevara Internet Archive
Library, biography, images and audio
CIA Biographic Register on Che
Biographic summary compiled on Guevara by CIA
Death of Che Guevara
Declassified U.S. records
Speeches and Documents

Books

Che: A Memoir by Fidel Castro
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
Che Guevara Reader: Guerrilla Strategy, Politics & Revolution
Che: Self Portrait
Guerrilla Warfare: Che Guevara
Motorcycle Diaries, The: A Latin American Journey

Cigars

Cuban Cigar Box Codes
How to decipher the month, year and factory codes on a box of Cuban cigars
Habanos
Official Cuban cigar website for all brands including Cohiba, Monte Cristo, Partagás, Romeo y Julieta, H Upmann, and 27 others. Also includes a history of Cuban cigars, cultivation, production, and the annual Habano Festival in Havana.


Cuban cigars
Habanos - the famed Cuban cigars

Books

Cuban Cigar Tobacco: Why Cuban Cigars Are the World's Best
Habanos: The Story of the Havana Cigar

Video

Fabulous Story of the Cuban Cigar, The

Climbing

Cuba Climbing
Excellent site on rock climbing in Cuba, specifically the Viñales Valley

Cuban Five

Free The Five
Miami 5

Cuban Government

Cuban Crackdown on Dissidents
Article in Canada's Maclean's magazine
Cuban Political and Legal Systems
Website of the Cuban Embassy in the United Kingdom
Fidel Castro Speeches
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Culture

Cubarte
The Portal of the Cuban Culture
Cuba Now
The Digital Magazine of Cuban Arts and Culture - An exceptional site
Cuban Culture.com
Good information on all aspects of Cuban culture
Cuban Heritage
Information and links on history, architecture and culture
Soy Cubano
The ultimate site for music, film, art and books. Includes La Plaza (products for sale), La Bijirita (information), La Peña (artists and creators), and La Cita (festivals and events)

Dance

National Ballet of Cuba

Buy The National Ballet of Cuba, 2001 at Art.com
The National Ballet of Cuba, 2001
Buy From Art.com

Diving

Scuba Cuba
Detailed information on dive sites throughout Cuba

Books

Diving & Snorkeling Cuba

Economy

Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy
Emphasis on financial, economic, social, legal and environmental aspects
Cuba's Entrepreneurial Socialism
Article in Atlantic Monthly
Economic History of Cuba, The
Leftist articles on Cuban economy
U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council
Information on, and analysis of, United States-Republic of Cuba commercial, economic, and political relations.



Las Terrazas
Eco-community in Pinar del Río Province

Ecotourism

HavanaTur
Ecotours including biking, trekking and bird watching
Guanacahabibes Peninsula
Ecotourism potential of Cuba's westernmost area

Books

Cuba Natural / Natural Cuba

Education

Cuban Education
Structure of the Cuban school system
Cuban Education System: Lessons and Dilemmas
Downloadable 47-page document (PDF) from the World Bank

Books

In the Spirit of Wandering Teachers: The Cuban Literacy Campaign: 1961

Environment

History of the Environment of Cuba
Articles on forests and energy
Las Terrazas Tourist Complex
Official site of the ecotourism community in Pinar del Rio Province - español
Las Terrazas
Article on the community in English



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Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro
A biography from Wikipedia
Fidel Castro History Archive
Speeches and statements
Fidel Castro Speeches
1998-2005 - Official Cuban government site
History Will Absolve Me
A Single Flag, A Single Ideal: Cuba

Books

Fidel: A Critical Portrait
Guerrilla Prince
Real Fidel Castro, The

Videos

Fidel

Film

Cuba Film Productions
Los Angeles-based company assisting American filmmakers interested in filming in Cuba
Havana International Film Festival
Annual event - español

Books

Cuban Cinema

Flags

Flagline.com
Flags, pins, patches, key rings and more

Food

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cuban Food
Three Guys from Miami

Books

A Taste of Cuba: Recipes from the Cuban-American Community
Cuban Home Cooking: Favorite Recipes from a Cuban Home Kitchen
Old Havana Cookbook: Cuban Recipes in Spanish and English

Geocaching

Geocaches in Cuba

Guantánamo

Guantánamo Bay
From GlobalSecurity.org

Health/Medicine

Caribbean Medical Transport
Sends medicine and medical equipment to Cuba
Cuba AIDS Project
Supports HIV/AIDS patients and families in Cuba
Denial of Food and Medicine
The Impact of the U.S. Embargo on Health and Nutrition in Cuba
A 1997 report from the American Association for World Health
Green Medicine
How Cuba is integrating natural remedies into its public health care - Salon article
Health Care in Cuba
Links to news and resources
Latin American School of Medicine Scholarship Program
Offers free medical training for students from throughout the Americas and other regions (including poor areas of the U.S.) Primary Care in Cuba
Family Medicine paper
Project Infomed Cuba Solidarity
Supports Cuba's Project InfoMed, which puts the Cuban medical system and health professionals online
Secrets of Cuban Medicine, The
Article in Russian weekly newspaper

Books

Healing the Masses: Cuban Health Politics at Home and Abroad

Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway
From Cuba Junky
Finca Vigia Photos
From the Hemingway Society
Hemingway in Cuba
From The Atlantic
Hemingway reads an excerpt from The Fifth Column (audio)
From Salon.com
Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure
From PBS
Pilgrimage to Cuba
In Search of Hemingway's Ghost

Books

Hemingway in Cuba
The Old Man and the Sea

Videos

The Old Man and the Sea
With Spencer Tracy (1958)
The Old Man and the Sea
With Anthony Quinn (2002)

History

Clandestine Radio and the Rise of Fidel Castro
Uses of radio by Castro and his group in their overthrow of Batista
History of Cuba
500 Years of Cuban history

Books

Cuban Revolution, The: Origins, Course and Legacy
Cuban Revolution Reader


Statue of Jose Martí
Statue of Jose Martí (holding his son)
pointing towards the U.S. Interests Section building

Jose Martí

Cuba's greatest poet and the spiritual founder of the Cuban independence movement

Jose Martí
Short biography and his poem "I Cultivate a White Rose"
Jose Martí Thoughts
Writings by Martí
Jose Martí Timeline
Chronological time of his life
Jose Marti: Selected Writings

Literature

Cuba Literaria
Cuban Literature - español

Books

Cubana: Contemporary Fiction by Cuban Women
Cubanisimo: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature

Lodging / Restaurants

CubanaSol
Local restaurants, clubs and places to stay
Havana Rentals
Homes and apartments for rent

Miami Cubans

Center for a Free Cuba
Anti-Cuban government organization based in Washington, D.C. Funded by U.S. government
Cuban-American National Foundation (CANF)
Main Cuban-American organization rabidly advocating sanctions and removal of Castro

Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis
Good information from HistoryofCuba.com
Cuban Missile Crisis
Marxist point of view
Cuban Missile Crisis - 40th Anniversary
From the National Security Archive of Georgetown University

Books

Averting "The Final Failure": John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings
October 1962: The "Missile" Crisis As Seen From Cuba

Music

Ahi-Nama Music
Record label with new music from Cuba
Carlos Varela
World renown Cuban singer - español
Cuban Music
Extensive information on many Cuban musicians - From Conexión Cubana
Cuban Music Links
Links to various websites with Cuban music info
Cuban Music Shop
Very extensive catalog of Cuban CDs for sale
La Musica de Cuba
One person's review of his favorite Cuban CDs
Mezcla
Cuban fusion group based in Havana and founded by American expat Pablo Menendez

Books

Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo
Cuban Fire: The Story of Salsa and Latin Jazz
Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: One Hundred Years of Jazz in Cuba
Cuban Music from A to Z
Music in Cuba
Rites of Rhythm: The Music of Cuba
Rough Guide to Cuban Music, The

Organizations Supporting Cuba

Cuban American Alliance
Moderate members of the Cuban-American community working to lift sanctions
Cuba Solidarity
Opposes the U.S. embargo and travel ban, supports normalized relations, and recognizes Cuba's accomplishments
Cuba Solidarity Web Links
Extensive list of web links for organizations supporting Cuba
Cuba Central
Joint project sponsored by organizations working to change U.S. policy toward Cuba.
Center for International Policy - Cuba Program
Founded by former diplomats and peace activists. Working to remove the embargo and travel ban

Global Exchange
An international human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political and social justice. Global Exchange has played a leading role in the effort to normalize relations with Cuba. Its primary goals are to have Cuba removed from the U.S. list of potential terrorist countries, to enter the embargo and to end travel restrictions. It offers tours and publications, as well as development partnerships with communities in Cuba to assist ordinary Cubans.
Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
"Action at home for just policies abroad"
National Lawyers Guild Cuba Subcommittee
Dedicated to helping normalize relations and ending the travel restrictions and economic blockade
Texas Cuba
State legislature resolution calling for end of sanctions on Cuba

Personal Accounts

Cuba - Then and Now
Reminiscence & Analysis of The Changes in Cuba Over the past Five Years
Havana Great Time in Cuba
Doing Havana Like a Cuban in Cuba
Iowa City Yankee in King Castro's Court
Snapshots from Cuba
Interesting photos and commentary on a trip to Cuba
Walter Lippmann
American activist with a strong interest in Cuba
  Cuba Marks its 50th Anniversary
  A Journey to Cuba
Trip to Viñales in Pinar del Rio Province


Santeria costume
Santeria costume

Religion

Cuba-America Jewish Mission
Dedicated to assisting with the revitalization of Jewish life in Cuba
Folk Cuba
Afro-Cuban art, religion and history
Santeria, A Syncretistic Caribbean Religion
Comprehensive site from ReligiousTolerance.org

Books

Diloggun, The: The Orishas, Proverbs, Sacrifices, and Prohibitions of Cuban Santeria
Divine Utterances: The Performance of Afro-Cuban Santeria
Living Santeria: Rituals and Experiences in an Afro-Cuban Religion
Obi: Oracle of Cuban Santeria
Santeria Enthroned: Art, Ritual, and Innovation in an Afro-Cuban Religion

Rum

Havana Club Museum
Museum, bar, restaurant, art gallery, shop

Books

Rum Drinks and Havanas: Cuba Classics

Shopping Online

Cuban Music Shop
Very extensive number of Cuban CDs for sale
eBay
Cuba-related auction items

Society

Black Cuba
U.S.-based website celebrating the history and current influences of the AfroCuban population and culture in Cuba

Books

Afro-Cuban Voices: On Race and Identity in Contemporary Cuba
Cuba: The Contours of Change
Cuban Way, The: Capitalism, Communism and Confrontation
Cubans: Voices of Change
Fidel's Cuba: A Revolution in Pictures

Travelling In Cuba

Self Guided Walking Tour #1 of Havana
Self Guided Walking Tour #2 of Havana


Cubana Airlines logo

Air

Cubana Airlines

Car

To rent a car in Cuba, the driver must be at least 21 years old and have an international driver's license or that of his country of origin, with no less than one year of experience. There is an additional charge of $5.00 USD if the driver is under 25. At the time of rental, the driver must carry his/her passport and driver's license. Cars can be rented through Vacacionar Travel or Cuba Linda.

Train

Train Travel in Cuba

Travelling To Cuba

Airlines in Cuba
Links to airlines flying to Cuba
Cubana Airlines
Casa Cuba
Dutch travel agency specializing in Cuba
Cuba Education Tours
A Cuban-sponsored non-profit offering tours for schools, colleges, universities and groups to experience Cuba and its people legally on a budget. Their Cuban host is the Cuban Movement for Peace (MOVPAZ), the Cuban Movement for Peace and People's Sovereignty (Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberanía de los Pueblos)
Cuba Fun
Places to go and things to do
Cuba Linda Travel
Travel service based in Havana and founded by Philip Agee, former CIA agent and now critic of the agency. Free biweekly newsletter
  How to Get to Cuba: U.S. Citizens
Cuba Tours
List of Cuba tour packages available elsewhere on the Web

Cuba Travel Services
Now with weekly flights direct from Los Angeles to Havana.

Global Exchange
Travel programs from a non-profit with extensive experience in, and support of, Cuba
Havana Flights
U.K. to Cuba flights
Insight Cuba
Cultural tours meeting U.S. government guidelines
Marazul Charters
Offering Cuban tours since 1979
PlazaCuba
Music, dance and cultural tours to Cuba



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United States and Cuba History / Relations

Cuba Documentation Project
Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, Death of Che Guevara - From the National Security Archive of Georgetown University
Carter Center
Cuba
Openings to Cuba: We must find a common ground
2002 Washington Post Op-Ed by Jimmy Carter
Cuba Crackdown
A Revolt Against the National Security Strategy? - From Counterpunch
Cuba High on Neo-Con Hit List
From Counterpunch
Foreign Relations of Cuba
Wikipedia article
From Neocolony to State of Siege
The History of US Policy Toward Cuba from Resist magazine
Noam Chomsky
Radio Havana Cuba interview in October 2003
Noam Chomsky - An American in Havana
Chomsky visits Cuba for the first time
Howard Zinn
Two interviews in 2004

Books

Closest of Enemies, The
United States and the Origins of the Cuban Revolution, The

U.S Government Agencies/Policies

"Dumbest policy on the face of the earth. It's crazy."
Larry Wilkerson, chief of staff to former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, on using sanctions against Cuba
U.S. Treasure Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Sanctions guidelines from the agency that enforces the Cuban embargo.


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