Cubans Connect

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mimi Whitefield, reporter at The Miami Herald, discusses how Cubans here and on the island are closer, and how eased restrictions are bringing them closer together. Bob Guild of Mar Azul Charters joins in to talk about charter flights to Cuba and the travel regulations.


Bob Guild and Mimi Whitefield

Comments [6]

Andy from Westchester

As an American born son of Cuban parents who left shortly after the revolution, I feel the obligation to respect their anti-Castro views (my uncle was jailed for years just for being a cop). But at this time I don't subscribe to the hardline political exile views of a continued embargo. It's been over a half century. Who are we really hurting? I do, though, really want to go and experience Cuba for myself, but not as a turist in a fancy hotel. It certainly would not be a 'vacation' that I would want to take my young children to. I know that my family would understand my desire to go because blood is thicker than politics.

Nov. 30 2011 01:19 PM

end the stupid economic embargo. irrespective of how much actual detriment it actually has, it makes no sense on any level. nor should one's politics have anything to do with anything either,in this regard.

Nov. 30 2011 12:00 PM
John from NYC

The show and its guests just can't say it -- Cuba is the face of socialism, and it is terrible -- of course there are good things, but they are no excuse for what cuba has become.

Nov. 30 2011 11:50 AM
Matthew from New York

Home page link to the aformentioned project:

Nov. 30 2011 11:42 AM
Matthew from New York

Project from children "sneaking" off to Cuba to visit their families' roots and photo documenting it.

Nov. 30 2011 11:40 AM
Pedro from UES

I just want to say that for all of the talk of Obama "not doing anything" there tons of changes like this that have helped families.

I hear there is an issue here with resentment of going back but at least there is a choice.

Nov. 30 2011 11:35 AM

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