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No Man Is an Island (Fidel Castro Turns 87)

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 10.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

Unlike Mao in China and Stalin in the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro seems comfortable with his planned succession

Not Surprised by Cuba's Weapons Smuggling to North Korea

Mauricio Claver-Carone | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Mauricio Claver-Carone

It can't be a surprise either that the world's remaining totalitarian states pursue their own survival, mutually assisting each other politically, economically and militarily.

Time to End the Cuban Embargo

David Mager | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
David Mager

Fifty-three years later, it's time to admit that we screwed up with the Bay of Pigs invasion and that the embargo we erected out of our embarrassment has not worked.

Uruguay President Speaks Out About Fidel's Mind

AP | Posted 07.26.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- Uruguay's president has met with Fidel Castro and says the retired Cuban leader is mentally sharp as he nears his 87th birthday. Jose Mujic...

Vows Wait, But Celebrations Start Early

AP/The Huffington Post | LISA LEFF | Posted 06.27.2013 | San Francisco

By Lisa Leff, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Backed by rainbow flags and confetti, thousands celebrated in California's streets after U.S. Supre...

Raul Castro Turns 82

AP | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

HAVANA -- Cuba's Raul Castro marked his 82nd birthday Monday in another reminder that time is running out for the aging generation that has led the co...

Proponents, Dynamics, and Challenges of Cuba's Migration Reform

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

Cuba is changing because the political context of the island has changed with the retirement of Fidel Castro. There is a virtuous cycle in which less vertical relationships between the citizens and the state are emerging. These new types of links are the result of new attitudes among the population, but also of changes in several official policies.

Fidel Castro Makes Rare Appearance During Cuban Leadership Selection

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

By By Marc Frank HAVANA, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance Sunday by joining the open...

Time To Retire?

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro has unexpectedly raised the possibility of leaving his post, saying Friday that he is old and has a right t...

Castro Describes Aches And Pains Of Aging

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

HAVANA — Retired Cuban President Fidel Castro complained of a bad knee, weak eyesight and difficulty adjusting to changes in light during a leng...

Happy to See Cuba Without Opposition?

Andy Jud | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
Andy Jud

This past Sunday, in Cuba, we had elections. Elections for the Parliament where 8.5 million Cubans voted in nearly 30,000 electoral centers. They chos...

Fidel Castro Reportedly Appears In Public

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

HAVANA — Former Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua said Sunday that he met with aging revolutionary icon Fidel Castro for five hours and showe...

PHOTOS: Relive The Cuban Missile Crisis

Posted 10.20.2012 | World

October marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tense 13 day period in 1962 during which the U.S., Russia and Cuba balanced on the v...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Cleve Jones

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Cleve Jones was in his early 20's when he first met Harvey Milk. His life soon changed as he began interning for the famous LGBT rights pioneer and la...

Could Cock Ring Surge Lead San Francisco To Ban Public Nudity?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A San Francisco lawmaker says he is open to introducing citywide legislation that could ban public nudity in response to an increase in the number of ...

Lucas Kavner

Paul Thomas Anderson Goes Back In Time | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.07.2012 | Arts

When famed Austin, Texas, movie theater the Alamo Drafthouse announced its newest series of classic film screenings, they were quick to tout that they...

Cuba on Independence Day

Diana Nyad | Posted 09.04.2012 | Miami
Diana Nyad

Millions of us worldwide, but especially here in the United States, have been fascinated by the mystique of this "forbidden" island so close to our shores.

Welcome to the Gayborhood

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jed Kolko

In honor of Gay Pride month, we wanted to find the gayest neighborhoods across America. No surprise that San Francisco's Castro neighborhood is at the top of the list.

The Cuban Intelligentsia: Debate or Hide

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.27.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The time has already passed of looking in dictionaries and manuals for a definition of what is a wise man. It is a person's art for polemics and controversy. I admire those who are capable of debating with their ideological opponents without falling into arrogance, verbal violence or personal offense.

We Can Free Cuba Now

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

Fifty-two years after U.S. policy first sought to break the communist dictatorship with an economic embargo, the Castro regime is still in power, lording over the Cuban people, enjoying trade and diplomatic relationships with countries across the globe.

Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Chile's Coast

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck off Chile's southern coast, but the authorities say it wasn't felt on land and discoun...

Dumpsters Into Clothespins: The Economy of Desperation

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

There are many ways to measure the physical state of a nation and one of them is listing what people loot from public spaces.

Believers and Non-Believers, Sympathizers and Non-Sympathizers

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

May Day once again will be hijacked. The day will end without demands being made of this boss named "the State" to raise salaries, lower the cost of living, or improve working conditions. Instead, every individual who marches will be taken as a faithful "believer" in the Party.

Is Castro Cuban-Americans' Hitler?

Charles Garcia | Posted 06.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Guillen's insensitive comments and the subsequent explosive reaction from Cuban-Americans have exposed a raw, painful vein in the U.S. Hispanic experience. And such a vein should not be dismissed or ignored.

Pope Gets Wish For Good Friday To Be Cuban Holiday

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2012 | Religion

* Benedict sought the holiday in meeting with Raul Castro * Government will decide whether to make it permanent HAVANA, ...