Cuba

A links guide for researchers. Back to Behind the News blog; home page.  Updated 7/11/08

Cuba Web sites

Categories: Cuba Govt; Cuba Directories; News from Cuba; News about Cuba; Pro-Castro, Anti-Castro Groups; Cuba travel; U.S. Govt Reports; Fidel Castro; Special Reports; Cuba History; Cubans in U.S.; Culture/Religion; Reference Materials (maps, stats, etc.); Blogs on Cuba and Cuban America

 

 

CUBA Government

  • Gobierno de Cuba directories, statistics, links to news and other local information. English version available. Site map has direct links to ministries, etc.
  • Partido Comunista de Cuba has member biographies and photos (under Buro Politico), history, documents, and more.
  • Parlamento Cubano
  • Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
  • PortalCuba.cu official portal for Cuba. Links to news, directory information, government, tourism, etc.. Castro Speeches, directories.
  • Mi País.cu an official guide to Cuba and Cuban culture. Has an English version.
  • Cuban White pages telephone directory search, Yellow Pages search.
  • Defensa Nacional (Minfar) Military organization, information.
  • Cuba-NIC Internet services web site from Ministry of Sciences, Technology, and Environment.
  • INSMET weather and climate from Instituto de Meteorología.
  • Universidad de La Habana
  • Union de Periodistas de Cuba
  • CIPRE, Centro de Información para la Prensa. Includes a Quien es Quien en la prensa Cubana.
  • Censo de poblacion y viviendas from Cuban govt. census site.
  • CubavsBloqueo.cu Cuban anti-blockade site.
  • DT Cuba.com: Directorio Turístico de Cuba.

    CUBA/CUBAN Directories

  • Sitios Cubanos list of links to Cuban websites from Cuba.cu.
  • CUBA PHONES:Paginas Amarillas (Yellow Pages); Paginas Blancas (White pages) Directorio Electronico de Cuba.
  • Free Cuba Foundation at FIU. Has a good set of links with lots of exile organizations and sites not listed anywhere else.
  • Cuban Research Institute at FIU, and CubaInfo website.
  • Cuba links from LANIC at U.Texas.
  • Cuba Online a searchable database of information on Cuba from UM's Cuban studies institute.
  • La Nueva Cuba once had a 'Cuban Megalinks' page and some links are bad but there are a lot of links from the main page.
  • Net for Cuba: "Your educational and informational resource of the realities of Cuba today". Lots of info here, like a database of Cubans assasinated by Castro's Regime.
  • Puente Informativo Cuba Miami.
  • Latin World: Cuba country profile and directory of web sites.
  • Cubapolidata.com site includes Cuba Politics and Government, Crisis in Radio Havana, and Cuban Armed Forces Review, with good bios of military commanders, etc., and lots of links to military information.
  • Cuban Information Archives collections of documents, including files on Orlando Bosch and research by Gaeton Fonzi, info on Brigade 2506 and Omega 7, JFK files, etc. Example: list of Bay of Pigs veterans. More Cuban history, Cuban state terrorism abroad, the CIA in Miami, culture links.
  • Cuba Net. From Miami, with news links and archive, available in English, Spanish, French. Lots of links and information, including documents on Cuba and links.
  • Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at University of Miami.
  • More resources from U.S. Interests Section, Havana.
  • CubaEnlaces from Cuba Encuentro.
  • CubaSource, from Canadian Foundation for the Americas.
  • Cuban Resources Links from Tulane University's Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute.
  • Cuba Study Group, in Washington, includes news, links, and experts directories.
  • News from Cuba

  • Granma daily edition in Spanish.
  • Granma Internacional Cuban news, weather and links (in Spanish). English edition here.
  • Sitios de la prensa from Assembly page.
  • Publicaciones Cubanas, official guide.
  • Juventud Rebelde
  • Trabajadores
  • Radio Habana
  • Cubavision
  • Notinet (Radio Reloj)
  • Radio Rebelde
  • Granma Archives Index from U.Texas, search stories from Granma newspaper from 1965-1992.
  • Nueva Prensa Cubana independent radio press services in Cuba, including Nueva Prensa, HavanaPress, CNP and Patria.
  • Carta de Cuba "La escritura de la libertad" by "independent journalists on the island and their collaborators outside".
  • Cuban Provincial Press links to news from several newspapers.
  • AIN (Agencia de Información Nacional) - National News Agency
  • Cuba Ahora weekly magazine online. Has a good list of links to other Cuban news media.
  • Prensa Latina Latin-American and international news service from Cuba.
  • Todos los sitios de la prensa cubana en internet, from Granma.
  • CIPRE, Centro de Información para la Prensa. Includes a Quien es Quien en la prensa Cubana.
  • News about Cuba

  • El Nuevo Herald, Miami; The Miami Herald
  • South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Cuba the only U.S. paper with a recognized correspondent in Cuba.
  • Cuba News and links from Yahoo! Full Coverage.
  • CubaNet News News links from this Miami-based site. Includes a searchable archive back to 1996.
  • Yahoo! Cuba News Group, moderated by Walter Lippmann.
  • Google Groups Search preset to search "Cuba"; this search engine searches all newsgroups for mention of the search terms.
  • soc.culture.cuba links to discussions in this USENET news group, via Google groups.
  • Cuba Free Press Project Miami-based news page.
  • La Nueva Cuba Links to news about Cuba/Cubans from around the world and locally. In Spanish.
  • Radio Martí news Has links to listen to live radio. Office of Cuba Broadcasting, on Radio/TV Martí. Also has links to live radio and TV.
  • Radio Mambí; WQBA, Univisión23: Miami stations.
  • Firmas Press Carlos Alberto Montaner. 
  • CUBA: Pro Castro / Anti-Embargo

  • CubavsBloqueo.cu Cuban anti-blockade site.
  • Cuban Solidarity Web Sites
  • Center for International Policy Cuba page anti-embargo research organization. Has texts of reports, op-ed pieces, briefings, etc.
  • Cuba Solidarity an alternative voice on Cuba; anti-blockade, pro medical and computer aid.
  • CubaTrade U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council. Has economic news from Cuba, stats and info on doing trade.
  • American Chamber of Commerce of Cuba in the United States
  • Cuban American Alliance
  • Afro-Cuban Web
  • CUBA: Anti-Castro/pro democracy

  •  Cuban American Organizations, links from FIU's Cuban Research Institute.
  • Center for a Free Cuba, has Castro archives and amedia guide with expert directory.
  • Cuba Study Group.
  • Cuban American National Foundation .
  • NoCastro.com Under Supporting organizations has links to LOTS OF mostly anti-castro sites and exile groups.
  • Cuba's Democratic Opposition from Florida International University.
  • Alpha 66 long-time anti-Castro organization.
  • Hermanos al Rescate Brothers to the Rescue.
  • Concilio Cubano. Links about this group from FIU.
  • Directorio Democrático Cubano.
  • Cuban-American Military Council (CAMCO).
  • Con Viviencia  
  • Website of Oswaldo Paya, dissident.  Lots of links.
  • Damas de blanco (Ladies in White).
  • CUBA: Travel sites

  • DT Cuba.com: Directorio Turístico de Cuba.
  • Cuba: Mi Pais Guide to Cuba from Cuba tourism agency.
  • Cubanacan links to tours, destinations, car rentals, travel agents, stores, restaurants and specialty travel, etc.
  • Lonely Planet Guide to Cuba
  • Lonely Planet Guide to Havana
  • Cuba Budget Travel Guide
  • Cubalinda.com online interactive travel agency for travel to Cuba, run by Philip Agee.
  • Cuba-Junky
  • CUBA: U.S. Government Info

  • U.S. State Department: Cuba. fact sheets, reports, links on Cuba-U.S. relations.
  • U.S. Interests Section, Havana.
  • Cuba-U.S. Relations archived State Dept site from Clinton Administration.
  • Cuba Sanctions embargo regulations from U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control.
  • Background Note: Cuba from State Dept.
  • Zenith and Eclipse: A comparative look at socio-economic conditions in pre-Castro and present day Cuba (State Dept report, 1998, updated 2002).
  • U.S. Agency for International Development has Human Rights Reports, several project reports, and other links.
  • Cuba Documentation Project at National Security Archive At George Washington University, has U.S. government documents related to nuclear issues, Cuba Missile Crisis, etc.
  • Ultrasensitive Bay of Pigs documents recently released, from National Security Archive.
  • U.S. State Department Documents on Cuba, 1961-63
  • Avalon Project: Cuban Missile Crisis from Yale U.; has hundreds of source documents and is searchable.
  • Fidel Castro

  • Fidel Castro dates, biography from Biography.com.
  • CNN Profile: Fidel Castro from cold war archive.
  • BBC: Castro, the great survivor.
  • CastroArchives.com, lots of history including segments of books about Castro.
  • Fidel Castro History Archive including speeches from Marxists.org.
  • American Experience: Fidel Castro from PBS.
  • Castro Speeches, Letters, etc. Cuban govt page has text of recent statements in about 6 languages. Archive of Castro speeches back to 1959.
  • Castro Speech Database at LANIC, now in an HTML form search format. Thru '96.
  • Castro: Year One excerpts from Robert Quirk's book (from FIU).
  • Castro's Final Hour, book by Andres Oppenheimer, several pages searchable at Amazon.com.
  • And, of course, Fidel Castro at Wikipedia. Note at top: "the neutrality of this article is disputed". And it always will be.
  • Special Reports

  •  'Black Spring, five years later'   Reporters Without Borders report on the state of dissident journalism in Cuba, March 2008.

  • Rule of Law and Cuba FSU site has dissidents' sentencing documents.

  • Cuba in Transition Papers and Proceedings of Annual Meetings of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy from U. Texas, in PDF format. Later documents here. 
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  • Bibliotecas Independiente de Cuba .
  • Cuban History

  • Cuban Geneaology Center has searches of Hispanic name index, sugar mills, War of Independence veterans, lots more.
  • HistoryofCuba.com Timeline of Cuban history.
  • La Pagina de Jose Marti from JoseMarti.org.
  • Bacardi The rum manufacturer's multimedia web page with music, recipes, old advertising, company history etc.
  • Cuba Documentation Project at National Security Archive At George Washington University, has documents on Bay of Pigs, Cuba Missile Crisis, Beisbol Diplomacy with Cuba (memos between Bowie Kuhn, Kissinger, and others about a possible 1975 visit),etc.
  • Timeline: Cuba/U.S. relations from BBC.
  • Cuba Archive, documenting human rights violations and loss of life. 
  • Cuban life in the U.S.

  • Cubans: Their History and Culture a profile from Center for Applied Linguistics' Refugee Service Center.
  • Operation Pedro Pan
  • ICuban.com "Three Guys from Miami".
  • Cuban America from FIU's Cuban Research Inst. 
  • Cuban American National Council
  • Cuban Americans: a profile from  Everyculture.com.
  • CubanAmerican at Wikipedia.
  • Ancestry map of Cuban communities in the U.S. from EPodunk.com
  • Cuban and Cuban American collections at the Smithsonian's American Folklife Center.
  • Cuban Emigres and the American Dream, 2006 research paper, American Political Science Assn.

  • Reference materials

  • Maps of Cuba from UT Map Collection includes maps below:
  • Political map of Cuba, 1994
  • Shaded relief map, 1994
  • State Dept. Background Notes -- Cuba
  • CIA World Factbook -- Cuba
  • Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members from CIA.
  • Censo de poblacion y viviendas from Cuban govt. census site.
  • CUBA PHONES:Paginas Amarillas (Yellow Pages); Paginas Blancas (White pages) Directorio Electronico de Cuba.
  • Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names check placenames here.
  • Culture/Religion

  • Mi País guide to Cuba.
  • Benvenidos Cuba A Cuban site devoted to entertainment and arts.
  • CubArte, arts portal from Cuba.
  • La Habana Elegante Review of Cuban Literature.
  • El Ateje Otra revista de literatura cubana.
  • Cuba Encuentro news and articles from Asociacion Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana. Lots of links, blogs.
  • La Jiribilla culture site from Cuba, sponsored by Juventud Rebelde.
  • CubaCine, from Cuba.
  • Architecture in Cuba
  • Cubalatina.com info on Cuban culture, tourism, etc. in French.
  • Cuba Europa Cuba musical, Cuba arte, etc.
  • Buena Vista Social Club (PBS documentary)
  • The Jews of Cuba with some discussion of other religions.
  • The Catholic Church in Cuba: La Iglesia que peregrina en Cuba; Iglesia Cubana (Catholic bishops of Cuba)
  • ORISHAnet
  • Church of the Lukumí Babalu Aye
  • Religion in Cuba: more links from LANIC.
  • Blogs on Cuba and Cuban America (New 2/24/08)

  • Babalu Blog (from Miami)
  • Blog for Cuba
  • Castro Death Watch 
  • Cuaderno de Cuba (El Nuevo Herald, Miami)
  • Cuba Encuentro: Blogs
  • Cuba Libre Blog (Cuban American Natl Foundation). 
  • Cuba Watch
  • Review of Cuban-American Blogs
  • Cuban-American Pundits
  • Cuban Colada (Miami Herald)
  • The Cuban Triangle (Lexington Institute)
  • Desde Cuba: Con Senso (has several blogs)
  • El Cafe Cubano (Texas) 
  • Generación Y (Havana) 
  • Havana Journal (Massachusetts, business).
  • The Havana Note (DC, New America Foundation)
  • Havanascity (photo blog)
  • Herejías y Caipirinhas 2.0 (El Nuevo Herald, Miami)
  • Mambi Watch (Miami)
  • mi isla al mediodia (Havana)
  • Penúltimos Días (International)
  • Review of Cuban-American Blogs
  • The 26th Parallel (Miami)
  • Trabajadores: blogs de nuestros periodistas (Cuba)
  • Uncommon Sense (Tampa)
  • Lots of links to more blogs at some of these, especially the list at Cuban-American Pundits.