Michael Ritchie
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Michael Ritchie

Michael Ritchie is a journalist, historian of the Cuban Revolution and published author. He is Associate Editor for Key West The Newspaper and Editor at Key West Morning Star. Michael is also a contributor to the Havana Times website. His historical novels are set in his hometown of Key West, Florida and Cuba, where he spends as much time as possible.  Mr. Ritchie does not like cruise ships.

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Cruise Ships and Cuba: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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(Forget the Good) On the morning of May 2, 2016 I was relaxing in the lush garden of Havana’s elegant Hotel Nacional, enjoying a cafecito while peering over the typically uncrowded Malecón. Just beyond, the azure waters of the Gulf lapped lazily against the se... More »

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A Case for Cuba

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On November 1, 2017, for the 26th time, a General Assembly of the United Nations voted 191 to two for a resolution condemning the United States’ Embargo against the Republic of Cuba, a member nation. Voting against the resolution were the United States and the... More »

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A Cuba Initiative

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Much of the talk among Habaneros gathered over the domino table or waving animated gestures in the crowded bodegas centers around worried speculation of a “new special period.” The painful memories of the first “special period”— experienced in Cuba from 1991 t... More »

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