No doubt that the lights of hope and inspiration in Cuba have dimmed. Confirmation came a few days ago, January 31, when Alaska Airlines announced the last direct flight from LAX to Cuba: - exactly one year after the inaugural post here:
Less than a year ago, during Obama's White House, Cuba was making headlines at least once a week. Slowly packing up the White House, we had photos of our steadily grayed, handsome and exotic President in Cuba, shaking hands with Raul, before joining Michelle, his brilliant bride and their grown/glowing daughters touring Havana's historical sites.
As Hillary's a new server was being delivered to the White House, there was Trump shoving his way in. Who knows what kind of world it would have been with a different cast of characters and unique sensibilities.
Today, Trump's family White House has proven to be more of a gritty, daily Media/Reality show crafted in Twitter bites. A run-away hit from Siberia, set on...
The 2016 Medical Conference is July 25-30, - but more on that later. We're meeting in Miami next month to work out the CME program.
Here is some recent news, from the Shanghi Daily:
HAVANA, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. immigration policy towards Cuba complicates the bilateral health cooperation, a top Cuban official said in an interview published Tuesday.
Cuba and the United States are set to hold high-level talks at the beginning of 2016 to promote cooperation in health matters, Josefina Vidal, the Cuban Foreign Ministry's head of U.S. affairs, told the Cuban News Agency (ACN).
However, the U.S. maintains a special immigration strategy designed to lure Cuban doctors to defect to the United States, thus undermining cooperation... h...
A few years ago, when I first started talking about sending doctors to Cuba, people questioned the legality of our trips. These last few months of news about re-establishing relations ith Cuba, people are assuming that they will be free to book a trip on their own - if they want to.
Although the American Embassy is due to open in Havana in a few days, August 14, 2015, general tourism for Americans is still a bad word and restricted as long as the Embargo is still in effect. Although there is talk about easing restrictions, your visit still needs to fall into an Educational, Scientific, Culltural, or Religious, People-2-People catagory.
Marimar Travel & Tours has been a U.S. Dept. of Treasury approved Travel S...