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Travel legally to Cuba


We have been working with diligence to make sure that we offer travel opportunities to Cuba that comply with the new OFAC travel regulations. We have reviewed the regulations carefully, and have discussed them with officials of the US State Department. Faculty led programs, Religious Programs, and Public Performance programs such as Friendship Sports Tournaments are allowed to continue without ... Read More »

Cuba Update


The flow of news about possible sonic attacks in Cuba is non-stop. There are diametrically conflicting points of view. One side claims that there are mysterious, sonic devices that have caused injury to US Officials in Cuba and perhaps to some private US citizens. The other side claims that no such sonic device is scientifically possible and that there are ... Read More »

We are just back from visiting our friends and colleagues in Cuba


We returned home with first hand knowledge we would like to share. Hurricane Irma presented a huge challenge throughout the island. The recovery work is extremely impressive. Electricity has been restored, hotels and restaurants are open and fully functioning and the roads are clear even along the coastline. Cuba’s unique beauty again survives with only a few blemishes as reminders. ... Read More »

Misty Copeland en Pointe


By Kelley L. Carter / Photographs by Brent Lewis | Videos by Lois Nam Misty Copeland is at the barre. She’s demonstrating a battement tendu to a group of ballerinas at a dance magnet school. The dancers — all girls ages 15 to 17, all in black leotards, white tights and pointe shoes, and all with their hair pulled up into impeccable ... Read More »

The NBA and Shaquille O’Neill dribble in Cuba


By: Abraham Jiménez Enoa/ Photos by: Alejandro Ulloa The National Basketball Association (NBA) is back in Cuba. A year and several months after its first visit to the island (for the occasion of which Mutombo and Steve Nash headed up the committee), the American entity has returned along with Shaquille O’Neal to hold instructive clinics with children and young Cuban players. ... Read More »

La NBA encesta en un barrio habanero


Por: Abraham Jiménez Enoa/ Fotos: Roby Gallego En la esquina de 23 y B, en el Vedado, no se habla otra cosa que no sea de básquet. No porque ahora la NBA con Nash y Mutombo a la cabeza hayan tenido la gentileza de darse un salto por allí como parte de su visita a Cuba, sino, de siempre. Cuando cae ... Read More »

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