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Food | World

'The Four Top': Competitive Culinary Tourism | Eating Under Embargo | Rum, From Cuba With Love

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

As American tourists stream into the newly opened nation of Cuba, they're driven by a desire to capture this magical moment. But how "authentic" is a Cuban dining experience when full-time residents don't have access to many foods?

Politics | News | Business | Nation | Communities | World

Obama Names 1st US Ambassador To Cuba In More Than 50 Years

AP | Sept. 27, 2016 2:47 p.m.

The White House announced Tuesday that Obama plans to nominate Jeffrey DeLaurentis to the post. DeLaurentis currently is the top diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.

Environment

Environmentalists Fear Americans Will Ruin Cuba's Biodiversity

PRI's The World | March 29, 2016 11:17 a.m.

As Cuba-U.S. relations thaw, environmentalists on both sides of the Florida Straits are worried about how an influx of American tourists may impact ecosystems that have been relatively protected up until now.

Business | local | Transportation | News

Alaska Airlines Could Start Flying To Cuba As Soon As This Summer

AP | March 2, 2016 3:46 p.m. | Seattle

In its application to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Alaska is requesting to operate two daily nonstop flights to Havana using a Boeing 737, which carries 181 passengers.

Music | Arts | NW Life

Behind The Scenes Of The Musical Cuba Libre

OPB | Oct. 15, 2015 2:56 p.m. | Portland

In this extra, set designer Christopher Acebo talks about the design process for Cuba Libre. The band, Tiempo Libre, is a strong element throughout the musical. But there was also a need for part of the story to unfold without the band being present. Here's how they did it.