Tag: Cuba

  • Havana Club Rum

    When I went to visit my grandfather in September, he brought out some Havana Club Rum that someone had brought from Cuba. As best as I can understand things, after the communists took over and nationalized Havana Club, the original creator-owner sold the recipe to the Bacardi family, who’d fled to Puerto Rico. I’m not […]

  • Review: Havana Nocturne

    Havana Nocturne by T.J. English My rating: 4 of 5 stars I knew that one of the things Castro prided himself on was ridding Cuba of the influence of the American Mob, but I had no idea just how entwined they were with the Batista government. It was also incredible what long-range planners the mobsters […]

  • Review: Nova Linux 1.1.2

    I recently heard that Cuba had created their own Linux distribution, Nova.  Like many other countries with a rocky relationship with the USA (Russia, China, Iran), Cuba is wary of running their entire computer infrastructure on software developed in the USA.  As someone of Cuban ancestry, this development piqued my interested and I decided to […]