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  Worldworx Travel - Safety - Americas - Cuba
Cuba is a totalitarian, police state which relies on repressive methods to maintain control.
In Cuba, hijackers will be sentenced to lengthy prison terms at a minimum, and may be subject to the death penalty; on April 11, 2003, the Government of Cuba executed three suspected hijackers, nine days after taking them into custody.
Travelers should be aware that in an effort to survive the government of Cuba 's war of attrition, home restaurants, known as "paladares," sometimes maintain two different menus, one for customers that have been recruited by "finders" and another menu for the rest.
www.worldworx.tv /safety/americas/cuba/index.htm   (1816 words)

 Transportation in Cuba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cuba sported the first railway system in the Spanish empire, before the 1848 start in the Iberian peninsula.
As with most public transport in Cuba, the vehicles used are second hand, and the flagship Tren Francés ("French train") between Havana and Santiago de Cuba is operated by coaches originally used in Europe between Paris and Amsterdam on the ex-TEE express.
In Havana urban transportation is provided by a colourful selection of buses imported from the Soviet Union or Canada.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Transportation_in_Cuba   (634 words)

For all others, the three year period will be counted from the date they last left Cuba pursuant to the pre-existing family visit general license, or from the date their family visit specific license was issued.
Travelers wishing to visit an immediate family member in Cuba who is authorized to be in Cuba, but is not a national of Cuba, may be granted a specific license in exigent circumstances provided that the U.S. Interests Section in Havana concurs in the issuance of such a license.
Authorized travelers to Cuba are limited to 44 pounds of accompanied baggage per traveler unless a specific license from OFAC or the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security authorizes a higher amount.
travel.state.gov /travel/cuba.html   (5701 words)

 DTCNews: New Transportation Equipment in Cuba
Havana.- Cuba's transportation system has benefited from the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment, as part of a program aimed at recovering that important sector.
Cargo transportation by railroad has increased 13 percent in general and 60 percent in the case of food.
Slavery in Cuba, a phenomenon that left a deep imprint in national society with its legacy of exploitation and violence, is present in a wide variety...
www.dtcuba.com /shownews.aspx?c=17722&lng=2   (173 words)

 Transportation in Cuba. Bus, car, taxi, airplane, railroad
Cuba has a good infrastructure of transport, so much by road as by air and by rail that facilitates the connection among all the points of the country in term of hours.
It's necessary to do distinction among the transportation that are paid in dollars (of very good quality) and those that are paid in Cuban pesos (the national currency) that are in general of mediocre quality, most tourist, obviously, will use services of transport paid in dollars.
Bus: it is the more used in Cuba, there are several bus lines but more advisable it is Via Azul (the terminal is in 26 street, Nuevo Vedado, City of Havana) that connects all the tourist destinations with the capital with exact schedules, acceptable comfort and economic prices.
www.hicuba.com /eng/transportation.htm   (507 words)

 ABC News: Cuba Replaces Transportation Minister
HAVANA Oct 21, 2006 (AP)— The Cuban government named a new transportation minister this week in the second Cabinet change since Raul Castro took temporary control of the nation while his brother Fidel recovers from surgery.
Cuba's transportation sector is still struggling to recover from the severe economic crisis after the Soviet Union's collapse.
Cuba recently purchased scores of Chinese buses but most have been assigned to the tourism industry while average Cubans can wait hours for a crowded ride home on the city's older buses.
www.abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=2595298   (219 words)

In Cuba there is practically no means of transportation supplied by the state: almost no regular local buses or taxis.
Many people solve their transportation problems by patiently standing in a long line waiting until a man leading a horse and buggy arrives and packs them up towards their destination bumping and swinging in a slow, agonic, awful, uncomfortable, long, and expensive journey.
Inter-province transportation has to be scheduled more than one month before traveling because of the reduced number of buses, trains, or planes; and many people have to sleep in bus terminals or get into long waiting lists to preserve their tickets.
www.netforcuba.org /Columnists/MTorres/Transportation.htm   (498 words)

 GORP - Birding in Cuba: Transportation
Cuba has excellent roads, so a rental car is probably the best bet.
It is home to Cuba's largest flamingo population of at least 2,000 birds.
However, U.S. citizens may travel legally to Cuba under one of five specific provision: traveling as a journalist, as a professional researcher (licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department), as fully hosted participant, attending an international conference, or visiting an immediate family member (restricted to emergencies only).
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/carrib/cuba/bird_cuba9.htm   (585 words)

 Drivers.com: Transportation in Cuba
It's ironic that Cuba, with its high standard of literacy and education and an extensive road network, should suffer from a chronic and severe transportation problem.
In fact, Cuba has a splendid expressway running almost the length of the island and a first-class network of paved and unpaved roads, most of which were developed to serve the sugar industry.
Cuba's traffic police maintain regular checkpoints along the major routes, enabling them to monitor speeds and check documentation.
www.drivers.com /article/202   (583 words)

 Cars in Cuba - Technology Update Information Automotive Design & Production - Find Articles
Cuba, for the last half-century, has tried to carve its own way with bold social experiments.
Today Cuba is a world apart from the U.S. in terms of transportation.
Transportation in the rural provinces is by standing on the back of an open-air truck.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0KJI/is_2_115/ai_97872895   (595 words)

 Green Left - Cuba's revolution in transportation
Today Cuba's trade with these countries has been reduced to a mere 7% of what it was, and the country is making do with a little over a quarter of the total imports it used to receive.
The fact that non-motorised transportation is being ignored by major industrialised cities and providers of aid to countries with limited fuel resources and pollution problems is a result of the influence of petroleum and car manufacturing interests.
Nevertheless, while Cuba has been winning an international reputation as a model of a modern-day “ecotopia”, the sacrifices Cubans have had to make to adapt to the crisis cannot be overlooked.
www.greenleft.org.au /1993/88/4598   (1239 words)

 Cuba News - by CubaNet News Inc.
Cuba has become the latest country drawn into the frenzied hunt for oil, hoping that a gusher in its Caribbean fields will ease its energy dependence and revive its economy.
Independent candidate Brian Moore traveled to Cuba on Monday to underscore his opposition to U.S. trade sanctions against the communist-run island after he was shut out of a debate between top Democratic and Republican candidates for one of the two Florida Senate seats.
In spite of a grass roots campaign by the people of Ranchuelo to have housing authorities assign a house to a woman who has a mental disorder, the house was granted to an entity of the municipal government, irking the population.
www.cubanet.org /cubanews.html   (2174 words)

 cuba program
Cuba blends the experience of cultures -- African, European, American --which creates a unique environment that students will be able to experience by enrolling in courses taught by College of Charleston faculty as well as Cuban scholars.
The program is designed to allow students to further their Spanish language skills as well as learn about the rich heritage of Cuba as reflected in its, culture, economy, political and social history, art, music, literature and rich natural environment.
To qualify for admission and licensing for travel to Cuba, applicants must be degree-seeking college students.
www.cofc.edu /~friedman/lastud/fall_cubaprog.html   (789 words)

 Cuba, transportation info.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Cuba offer for visitors taxis, buses, rental cars and escorted tours are available on the island.
They are biggest bus transportation network of the country and with a big structure at a national level to offer an answer to the tourists needs.
A newer but just as uncomfortable type of transport is the cameo, or camel, named for its humped shape.
www.netssa.com /transport.html   (371 words)

 Cuba News / Yahoo! - CubaNet News - Noticias de Cuba / Cuba News
The Cuban government named a new transportation minister this week in the second Cabinet change since Raul Castro took temporary control of the nation while his brother Fidel recovers from surgery.
WASHINGTON, 19 (AFP) - Cuba will never be the same as it was before leader Fidel Castro took ill in July and handed power to his brother, according to the US pointman to democratize the communist island.
Cuba promptly called the decision "arrogant" and "shameful" and in "violation" of international law.
www.cubanet.org /CNews/y06/oct06/23e11.htm   (539 words)

 Cuba-Junky | Transportations, bus, train, carhire rental
Cuba does not have enough cars during high season (Dec/Jan/Feb and July/August) besides this, most car rental agencies have to ask availability in Cuba by email which takes time, sometimes even weeks, it all depends what kind of car and from which company you want to rent.
Renting a car in Cuba is expensive but the other side is you can stop where you wanna stop and have all the time for your own, its well worth the money.
There is a company who has daytrips from Jamaica to Cuba by boat but does not take passengers for just a transport to Cuba.
www.cuba-junky.com /cuba/cuba-transportations.htm   (1354 words)

 Washington’s Blockade Affects Cuba’s Transportation Sector
The director of the City of Havana’s Transportation Office, Pedro Antela, told AIN news agency that the current problem worsens the critical situation facing public transportation in Havana, a city of more than 2 million residents.
Antela added that transportation workers are doing all they can to better use the available resources, although they will have new additional vehicles in the coming months.
This new system must be improved, says the director of the city’s Transportation Department, as some drivers of state-owned cars refuse to stop for inspectors in charge of stopping these vehicles at a certain point of the city to pick up people using the alternative transportation method.
www.cubavsbloqueo.cu /Default.aspx?tabid=636   (223 words)

 Cuba Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Transportation is kind of a problem in Cuba.
There's enough transportation for tourists to get around but you can't just hop on a bus and go from one city to another.
The Americans won't have anything to do with Cuba and as a result, the only American cars that you will see in Cuba are pre-1959.
members.shaw.ca /albrucks/cuba/page2.htm   (173 words)

 FROM CUBA / Transportation inspectors target minibuses - CubaNet News - Noticias de Cuba / Cuba News
SANTA CLARA, Cuba - June 6 (Karel Castillo, Cubanacán Press / www.cubanet.org) - Transportation inspectors imposed a number of fines, ranging between 100 and 250 pesos, to operators of improvised minibuses in Santa Clara May 30.
The three-wheeled minibuses have the capacity to transport from six to eight passengers and are beloved by riders, since they often are the only transportation alternative to many areas.
On top of that, they fine us, and they harass us constantly, preventing us from providing transportation to the José Martí district," said Hipólito Ruiz, one of the operators who were fined.
www.cubanet.org /CNews/y05/jun05/13e3.htm   (173 words)

 Cuba transportation cuba busses, cuba car rental prices, cuba domestic flights prices
Internal transportation is one of the more difficult things to get used to in Cuba, especially so if you don't speak the language well.
The information will be about Domestic flights, car rental, tourists busses, taxis,trains and tips of any kind regarding transportation in cuba.
Car rentals should be arranged before arriving in Cuba, although you can make arrangements at the airport when you land (if it's not the 3:30am Cubana flight!).
www.acrosscuba.com /index.php?L=3&B=37   (656 words)

 China and Venezuela at Cuban Transportation Fair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Eduardo Rodriguez, Cuban vice minister of Transportation, said the island is considering the purchase of 100 more locomotives and a stock of replacement parts.
Pablo Rabczuk Ruiz, vice minister of Transportation of Bolivia, is another one of the visitors at the Havana Transportation Fair taking place at the EXPOCUBA fairgrounds.
He said he was impressed by the exhibitions and assured that the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) agreement is the key to resolve many of the transportation problems in his country.
www.periodico26.cu /english/news_cuba/fair093006.htm   (276 words)

 Business, New Catamaran for Maritime Transportation in Cuba: Cuba News, Cuba Travel, cultural, business news.
The DAMEX shipyards, in eastern Santiago de Cuba province, built a catamaran that will be used for passenger transportation in the country.
The catamaran will be operated by the company Prácticos de Cuba and will cover the route between Batabanó (Havana) and Gerona (Isla de la Juventud).
Authorities from the Cuban Ministry of Transportation also noted the professionalism and technological discipline of DAMEX, a leading company in the introduction of new construction procedures.
www.cubaxp.com /modules/news/article-1843.html   (297 words)

 Transportation Of Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/cuba_country_transportation.shtml   (213 words)

 Enzi: Keep Cuba travel in transportation bill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Washington, D.C. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., attended a news conference today regarding the Senate's passage of an amendment to the Transportation Appropriations Act that would lift restrictions on American travel to Cuba.
In the Senate, we have 31 senators sponsoring the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act and last week 59 senators voted in favor of an amendment supporting travel to Cuba.
The House-Senate conference committee should support the wishes of the majorities in both Houses and keep the Cuba travel language as is in the conference report.
www.senate.gov /~enzi/cuba5.htm   (275 words)

 cuba program
It is with great sadness and reluctance that we are cancelling the Cuba Program for Summer 2005.
This is due to changes in U.S. rules that regulate student travel to Cuba.
A multi disciplinary introduction to 20th century Cuba, its civilization and culture including politics, economy, social history, and the arts.
www.cofc.edu /~friedman/lastud/cubaprog.html   (672 words)

 Cycling in Cuba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
If I can't take my own bike on my next trip to Cuba, I'll at least remember to take my bike tools, pump, chain oil, patch kit, etc. The hotel bikes were relatively cheap mountain bikes and they were all a bit on the small side.
Bikes are used to transport goods and it's not unusual to see passengers on a bike, either on the rear rack or on the top tube--sometimes both!
Well, I don't know if Cuba is a cycling Nirvana, but it's probably as good a facsimile of one as I'm likely to see in my lifetime, and I can tell you that the rules of the road are just as important there as they are in continental North America.
www.bicyclinglife.com /NewsAndViews/cuba.htm   (606 words)

 Cuba Travel agency Cubalinda.com: flights, hotels, cars, vacation packages, transfers, scuba diving, and maps.
Cuba Travel agency Cubalinda.com: flights, hotels, cars, vacation packages, transfers, scuba diving, and maps.
Pack the best of Cuba into a short vacation or take your time, see more, and go home rejuvenated.
For those who want to know more about Cuba, Cubalinda offers this FREE report for Travelers to Cuba which sum up the Travelers Advice section of our biweekly website bulletin Cuba Unlimited.
www.cubalinda.com   (295 words)

 Cuba Immersion Experience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Transportation to Cuba from Miami and all travel within Cuba is included in the cost of the program.
All accommodations and meals while in Cuba will take place with Cuban families and are included in the price of the program.
This includes up to six hours Spring Hill College credit, transportation to Cuba from Miami and all travel within Cuba, transportation within Cuba, accommodations with Cuban families, two meals per day with Cuban families, insurance coverage through Travel Guard International.
camellia.shc.edu /cuba/info.htm   (635 words)

 Cuba: U.S. Policy, Travel & Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Cuba People-to-People Program Atenas de Cuba's educational, people-to-people programs.
OFAC: Travel, Trade, Licenses and Legislation The focus of US policy towards Cuba is the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
IBF Americas Index Links to articles on sustainable transportation in Cuba and the Americas.
www.ibike.org /cuba   (223 words)

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