Children in Havana use them as slingshots. At birthday parties and concerts they are makeshift balloons. Women use them to secure their ponytails. Drivers use lubricated ones to shine the dashboards of their vintage Chevys. Revellers sneak them into nightclubs, filled with rum. Fishermen use inflated ones as floats. Winemakers stretch them over the necks of large glass bottles, which they use instead of oak casks. An erect one means fermentation is still producing carbon dioxide; a deflated one means that the process is complete.


Recent Articles

Date Title
9/27/18 Cuba's new president sticks to old script at United Nations
Alan Gomez, USA Today
9/27/18 Cuba’s new leader meets with American business executives and politicians in NYC
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
9/27/18 U.S., Cuban research institutes create first joint biotech venture
NBC News
9/25/18 Cuba’s new president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, makes his first appearance at the United Nations
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
9/24/18 Cuba's new president makes first trip to old Cold War foe United States
Reuters
9/21/18 Cuba's president meets U.S. Senator Corker in Havana amid tense bilateral relations
Reuters
9/20/18 Yes, the FBI is knocking on doors of some Cuban exiles in Miami. Here’s why
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
9/20/18 Cuba’s Stalled Revolution
Richard E. Feinberg and Ted Piccone, Foreign Affairs
9/17/18 Cuban president denies 'sonic' attacks on US diplomats
Euan McKirdy, Patrick Oppmann and Claudia Dominguez, CNN
9/17/18 Cuba: Show us evidence of weapons behind alleged health attacks on American diplomats
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/17/18 Cuba’s new president expected to travel to the U.S. for U.N. general assembly
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
9/17/18 Cuba's president says can't talk with Trump unless it's as equals
Sarah Marsh and Marc Frank, Reuters
9/17/18 Let’s not be so quick to blame a ‘James Bond-type weapon’ for diplomat symptoms, Cuban doc says
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/13/18 US, Cuba to meet on mystery 'health attacks' in Havana
Associated Press
9/13/18 Cuba is debating whether to allow gay marriage. Is it deflecting from other reforms?
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
9/13/18 The F.B.I. Is Quietly Contacting Cubans in Florida, Raising Old Alarm Bells
Frances Robles, The New York Times
9/12/18 U.S. officials suspect Russia in mystery 'attacks' on diplomats in Cuba, China
Josh Lederman, Courtney Kube, Abigail Williams and Ken Dilanian, NBC News
9/12/18 In Cuba, street vendors sing to sell, from salsa to reggaeton
Rodrigo Gutierrez, Sarah Marsh, Reuters
9/12/18 Now Russia is suspected of attacks against diplomats in Cuba. Will U.S. strike back?
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
9/12/18 Former Illinois governor who made historic trip to Cuba in 1999 returns to the island
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/11/18 Cuba Study Group Statement on News that Russia is Prime Suspect Behind Mysterious "Attacks" Against U.S. Personnel in Cuba and China Files
9/7/18 First lawsuits in Cuban plane crash that killed 112 have been filed — in a U.S. court
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/7/18 Recording sheds light on Cuba sonic attacks targeting US workers
Miami Herald
9/7/18 Scientists and doctors zap theory that microwave weapon injured Cuba diplomats
By Sarah Kaplan and Joel Achenbach, Washington Post
9/5/18 Watchdog: Communication breakdown delayed review of Cuba health 'attacks'
Josh Lederman, NBC News
9/5/18 Cuban scientist rejects microwaves as source of mysterious acoustic attacks on diplomats
Patrick Oppmann, CNN
9/5/18 Microwaves possible cause, not 'prime suspect' in US personnel illness in Cuba: Doctor
Connor Finnegan, ABC News
9/3/18 Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers
Michael J. Broad, The New York Times
9/3/18 Current Record