With an annual cost of roughly $2 million per detainee, the 13-year-old Guantanamo Bay Detention Center needs to be closed, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont, said Monday.
Max Baucus has plowed through a lot of legislation in his 36 years in the U.S. Senate, but perhaps no legislation more significant than that on agriculture and trade, observers say.
HAVANA — Starting in January, Cubans will no longer need an exit permit to leave the country. The move, announced Oct. 16, marks a significant shift in government policy.
Dan Austin, director of Austin-Lehman Travel Adventures, has partnered with an ecotourism company and is offering more trips in Africa.
Tobacco leaves dry in a barn in the Vinales Valley, a tobacco-growing region northwest of Havana.
A Cuban guide talks about the medicinal plants of the forest during a tour of a national park.
The RMC group took a walking tour of Old Havana to view Spanish colonial-era architecture.
The Vinales Valley, a tobacco-growing region in Cuba, has limestone formations and caves. The group from the Rocky Mountain College course took a day trip to the area.
Alice O’Reilly enjoys a meal that included a complimentary Gregorio, a blue cocktail named after Gregorio Fuentes, the captain of Ernest Hemingway’s fishing boat, the Pilar. The drink is made with rum and curacao liqueur.
Guajimico Resort, Cuba.
Author Ernest Hemingway’s house in Havana is now a museum. Lookout Farm was Hemingway’s home for more than 20 years. The Rocky Mountain College class learned about Hemingway’s time in Cuba from Valerie Hemingway, the author’s daughter-in-law who lives in Bozeman. Valerie Hemingway was Heming…
A tour bus passes a Cuban taxi transporting a family.
A Cuban vendor is off to a farmers’ market with a bicycle cart flled with lettuce and tomatoes.
Cubans line up to receive phone calls and remittances from abroad. Many Cubans depend on money from family outside of the country to get by.
A Cuban taxi driver takes a break.
An Oldsmobile taxi is available for hire in Cuba. Most American-made cars in Cuba are 1950s-era and are used as taxis.
Vicki Tapia shot this photo in Havana, Cuba, while on a trip to the country through Rocky Mountain College.
View photos from Rocky Mountain College's trip to Cuba.
When Rocky Mountain College offered a course about Cuba this winter, no students signed up. But adults in the community jumped at the chance to learn about and visit the communist island nation 90 miles south of Florida.
HAVANA — A New York rabbi has met with imprisoned American subcontractor Alan Gross in Cuba, describing him as upbeat and concerned about family members back home.