The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Cuba’s coastline is no man’s land

Cuba’s coastline is no man’s land
August 29, 2017

Gaining access to information on water activities in Cuba proved harder than expected. Some local Cubans claimed that access to water for recreational or commercial purposes is strictly prohibited or limited....

Havana’s unique architecture and efforts to preserve it

Havana’s unique architecture and efforts to preserve it
August 28, 2017

Walking through the streets of Havana is like walking through a nirvana of color, smells, culture and history. Roaming the narrow hallways, tourists enter small shops filled with the same souvenirs they’ve...

Mitch Scorza

Mitch Scorza
August 27, 2017

Salternative facts iAy que rico y sabor! Allow me to explain; in Latin American countries, this is a compliment mostly aimed at the food or “la comida.” In Cuba, the food has a bounty of flavor,...

Kali Persall

Kali Persall
August 27, 2017

The garbage revolution The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However,...

Hannah Childress

Hannah Childress
August 27, 2017

Pride for the Malecón; neglect of the water beyond For many years the Malecón, which separates the city of Havana, Cuba from the Caribbean Sea, has been frequently used as a social gathering spot...

Christine Andersen

Christine Andersen
August 24, 2017

Crazy tropical storm I’ve traveled to a lot of different countries and experienced a lot of different weather, but nothing else quite compares to the storm we experienced last night in Havana. The...

Patriotism, rebellion, relics in Cuba

Patriotism, rebellion, relics in Cuba
August 2, 2017

After arriving in Cuba, it did not take long to see how the Cubans honor the revolution that occurred over fifty-years ago. I saw many billboards and murals in and around Havana that praised the uprising...

Cuba opens American eyes

Cuba opens American eyes
July 19, 2017

The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However, over the past four days,...

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