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New HAVANA CLUB “Forever Cuban” Rum Campaign

Added: 20.11.2017 3:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

A year after relaunching the brand in the United States, HAVANA CLUB rum distilled in Puerto Rico debuts its new


How British naval tactics from 1800s could be used against North Korea 

Added: 20.11.2017 1:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

British naval tactics dating from the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s should be applied to isolate North Korea, according to a former United States Navy officer who has also served as an advisor to senior US politicians. A multinational blockade would increase the pressure on Kim Jong-un and force the North Korean dictator to abandon its development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, Gregory Keeley, a retired lieutenant commander with the US Navy, wrote in an opinion article in The Hill. Lt Cmdr Keeley said that President Donald Trump has two potential ways of dealing with North Korea - although "direct kinetic military action" and learning to live with a despotic, nuclear-armed nation, are equally bad, he said. A third option would be to work with like-minded nations in the region to impose a physical naval blockade of North Korea, he suggested. "Unlike sanctions, a blockade provides the capability to monitor, intercept and enforce restrictions on what can go in and out of the target nation while providing a powerful psychological and diplomatic instrument", Lt Cmdr Keeley said. North Korea | Kim Jong-un’s fiery relationship with the US "A naval blockade in the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea would prevent the DPRK from obtaining essential raw materials and equipment, including refined petroleum and military spares", he added.  "A naval blockade also serves to choke export income from the lucrative coal and iron exports the regime needs to keep the lights on". The naval forces of Japan and Australia could be relied on to support the initiative, he suggested, while South Korea, Singapore, India, Taiwan and Nato could also provide assets to isolate Pyongyang. Lt Cmdr Keeley cites the 1962 blockade of Cuba as a relatively recent example of a successful blockade, but he points to the Royal Navy's blockade of Napoleonic France as being the most dramatic example of the power of encircling a recalcitrant regime. "One of the most effective blockades in history was the British Royal Navy blockade of the First French Empire during the Napoleonic war", he wrote. "Britain was able to keep its shipping lanes open, and effectively cut off crucial supplies to Napoleon’s armies, ultimately winning the war".

North Korean foreign minister set to visit Cuba

Added: 19.11.2017 5:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

November 19, 2017 6:34 PM
HAVANA (AFP) - North Korea's foreign minister is to visit Cuba on Monday (Nov 20) in a trip that comes at a time when both Pyongyang and Havana have strained relations with Washington.


Another One Bites the Dust: Alaska Airlines Is Pulling Out of Cuba

Added: 18.11.2017 10:40 | 0 views | 0 comments

A recent change in U.S. rules for travel to Cuba was the final straw for Alaska Airlines, forcing it to cancel its daily route between Los Angeles and Havana.


Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

Added: 17.11.2017 14:31 | 0 views | 0 comments

An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations.


Missouri Joins Cuba, Myanmar, Honduras On List Of International No-Go Destinations

Added: 17.11.2017 12:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

"There are places in this world that, for various reasons, we believe should be avoided and that tourist dollars not be spent," says Fodor's editorial director.

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Focus: Caribbean hotelier John Jefferis reaches historic milestone

Added: 17.11.2017 7:32 | 1 views | 0 comments

Caribbean entrepreneur John Jefferis is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the hospitality industry – one of just a select few hoteliers to reach the milestone. Jefferis is the owner of Coco Reef - Bermuda, Coco Reef - Tobago and a number of other businesses in the Caribbean region, including Cuba.

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All inclusive 4* Cuba family break £496pp - incl. flights, 7nts resort, bags & transfers

Added: 17.11.2017 7:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

Pirates, give your family the gift of tropical sunshine this festive season with this deal from our Package Finder. You'll get a week of the all inclusive treatment at Grand Memories Varadero, a 4* resort on the beachfront in this gorgeous corner of Cuba. Also included are flights, luggage, transfers and ATOL protection. Getaway this…

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