kottke.org posts about Cuba

Clouds Over CubaOct 16 2012

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In commemoration of the event, the JFK Presidential Library & Museum presents Clouds Over Cuba, a tense and engaging presentation on the Crisis and, even more strikingly, a dramatization on what might have happened had things gone differently. This is really well done and worth taking 10-15 minutes to watch/listen. (via @alexismadrigal)

In search of Cuban cigarsNov 02 2009

A pair of intrepid Americans go in search of authentic Cuban cigars in Cuba. It took them awhile to find them.

Revolutionary Cuba embraces an icon of the world's captains of capital. The United States outlaws that icon because it's commie-made, raising its price on the free market and increasing its value to the very state the embargo is meant to undermine. So the nations seesaw their supposedly opposing ideologies on the famed habanero. Perhaps, we thought, we could find a Cuban who'd tell us what Cubans made of these paradoxes, preferably over a smoke.

Castro's son fooled into hot online romance with fictional womanJun 18 2009

A 46-year-old Miami man duped Fidel Castro's son Antonio into an online flirtation with "Claudia Valencia", a Colombian hottie in her 20s.

"Claudia" and Castro exchanged e-mails, Internet chats, and at one point even used streaming live Web video to communicate. During "Claudia" and Castro's Web romance, the dictator's son never shared details about his father, Fidel, or any Cuban intelligence secrets, but Dominguez said he was able to get glimpses of the life of luxuries and freedoms the Cuban leaders enjoy while the people of the island nation struggle.

(via @juliandibbell)

If Strangemaps wasn't such a reliable source,Feb 20 2007

If Strangemaps wasn't such a reliable source, I'd think this was a hoax. A small part of East Germany lives on in the Caribbean. Cuba gave the tiny island to the GDR in 1972 while on a state visit to East Berlin and it wasn't mentioned in the German unification treaties. Commenters on the thread have found satellite images of the island in question, including this one.

Fidel Castro has ceded power to hisAug 01 2006

Fidel Castro has ceded power to his brother while he recovers from surgery.

Gallery of counterfeit cigars, most of them Cuban.Mar 20 2006

Gallery of counterfeit cigars, most of them Cuban.

Photos of Fidel Castro by Roberto Salas, his personal documentarianJun 14 2005

Photos of Fidel Castro by Roberto Salas, his personal documentarian.

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