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Latin America Is a Top Priority for Florida Latino Voters

Leopoldo Martínez | Posted 03.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Leopoldo Martínez

Latino Voters in Florida are looking for a President who will put Latin America as one of their top priorities when it comes to foreign policy. With that criteria in mind, there is only one person fit for the job: Hillary Clinton.

Chicago and Havana: A Musical Connection At The Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.20.2016 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I recently enjoyed a scintillating evening of international cultural exchange featuring a concert of orchestral musical magic at Chicago's famous Audi...

Fidel Castro Visits Cheese-Makers In Rare Public Appearance

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2016 | World

HAVANA, July 4 (Reuters) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, visited 19 cheese masters for four hours on Friday in a rare trip outside his Ha...

Raul and the Church: A Faustian Pact?

Jose Gabilondo | Posted 06.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Jose Gabilondo

Cuban men and women have not had to negotiate their sexuality with Rome's putatively celibate clerics for over 50 years. This won't change overnight, but what does it mean when the Church gets a new territory? The island's Catholic revival poses perils -- and not just for Cuban women; for heterosexuals, sexual minorities, and for civil society generally.

Overwhelming Amount Of Cubans Support Improved Ties With U.S.

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

MIAMI, April 8 (Reuters) - A new poll conducted in Cuba found that 80 percent of Cubans have a highly favorable view of President Barack Obama, whil...

Cuba, U.S. Renew Talks On Restoring Diplomatic Ties

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics

By Daniel Trotta HAVANA, March 16 (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States meet for talks on restoring diplomatic relations on Monday, s...

What the Castro-Hilton Photo Means -- And Doesn't Mean -- For U.S.-Cuba Relations

David Tang | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
David Tang

HAVANA -- The real question is: was there any real substance behind that picture of Hilton and Castro that painted a thousand words?

What Will We Do With Cubans' Overflowing Hopes?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The announcement of the restoration of relations between Cuba and the United States has provoked a resurgence in this country of a feeling lost for decades: hope. However, the expectations that have been created are so high and so difficult to meet in the short-term that many may feel disappointed.

'It's Up to Cubans to Decide Their Future,' Says US Negotiator

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This loquacious woman with an attentive gaze has a profound knowledge of the Cuban reality. It is no wonder that she has led the first round of conversations between Cuba and the United States after the December 17th announcement about the reestablishment of relations between both countries.

Cuba Detains Political Protesters Weeks After U.S. Deal

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2015 | World

(Adds State Department condemnation, other details) By Daniel Trotta HAVANA, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Cuban police detained se...

These Photos Show How Little Cuba's Struggling Economy Has Changed In A Half-Century

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford & Damon Scheuler | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business

With an economy that has basically stood still for more than half a century, it's often difficult to tell the difference between a present-day photo of Cuba and one that is decades old.

Behind Cuba's Opening to the U.S.: Dropping Oil Prices Are Forcing an End to Venezuela's Subsidy of the Cuban Economy

Jorge Castañeda | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Jorge Castañeda

For anyone who can still see straight, it is obvious that Venezuela won't be able to keep on subsidizing the Castro regime with 100,000 daily oil barrels. Moreover, each day it becomes likelier that there will soon be a major political overhaul in Venezuela, one that, in one way or the other, will spell an end to the island's economic salvation.

This Is What U.S.-Cuba Relations Looked Like Over The Past 50 Years

Posted 12.18.2014 | World

The leaders of Cuba and the United States announced a historic move to restore ties on Wednesday. Both countries agreed to a prisoner swap that pr...

Latin American Leaders Cheer Historic Opening Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 12.18.2014 | Latino Voices

Leaders across Latin America from both the right and the left cheered on the historic steps taken by the governments of the United States and Cuba to ...

We Are All Cubans

Hirania Luzardo | Posted 02.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Hirania Luzardo

We have all lost in this fight. There are no winners, and with the announcement, pained feelings we have carried for five decades come to the surface.

If Alan Gross Dies in Cuba... Who Is Responsible?

John McAuliff | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
John McAuliff

Both countries seem unable to move beyond affirmations of the legitimacy, even moral purpose, of their employees' projects. Each expects the other to act as though its laws are without merit.

Poll Shows Cuban Americans Shifting On Controversial Policy

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

By David Adams MIAMI, June 17 (Reuters) - A survey of Cuban Americans in Miami shows eroding support for hardline Cold War-era policie...

Here's What Obama Could Do To Repair Relations With Cuba

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

By David Adams and Daniel Trotta MIAMI/HAVANA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.S. relations with Cuba are at their best in almost two decades, but...

Cuba - U.S. Relationship Still Years Away From 'Normal'

Fox News Latino | Posted 12.15.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA – The normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States could take years and will not be resolved during the presidency of Barac...

Jesse Jackson's Attempt To Improve U.S. Relations With Cuba

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2013 | Black Voices

HAVANA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson arrived in Cuba on Friday where he said he hoped to facilitate improved relatio...

US-Cuba Policy: Moving Forward

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 01.09.2013 | World
Jeanette Cajide

The Cuban people have been struggling for over 50 years. Enough is enough. It's time for a change. Let's continue moving forward.

Raúl Castro: "The Table Is Set for the United States"

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.25.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This is not the first time the current Cuban president has spoken of a possible dialog with his neighbor to the north. In reality, however, the official discourse continues to feed off confrontation with the White House.

The Color of Prosperity

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I love to stumble across these facades and see their occupants looking out from the small balconies. There is something in them, in the paint chosen to cover the walls and in the bell hanging over the door that gives me hope.

Political Grandstanding in US Prevents Economic Opportunity in Cuba

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The longer we keep Cuba listed as a state sponsor of terrorism, an allegation roundly criticized by diplomats, the more we risk the credibility of our national security regime and reputation in the region.

Cuban Baseball Played For The Love Of The Game (VIDEO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss improving relations, amid speculation that the U.S. is ready...