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Prospects for a Post-Maduro Venezuela

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.25.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Over the past several weeks, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the previously closed border with Colombia to purchase the basic necess...

Cuba Revisited

Mette Holm | Posted 07.23.2016 | World
Mette Holm

A visit to Cuba has been very high on my list while in New York, and I made it in June. I would have loved to fly direct from the US, but this is only possible twice a week, so we had to do a stop-over.

Reality Check: In Cuba, The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Edward Piegza | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel
Edward Piegza

"There are McDonald's and Starbucks all over Cuba now, right?" "I've already missed my chance to see the island as it was before the U.S. relaxed rest...

To the Castro Regime, We Are All Guilty! / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This summer, taxi drivers have become the government's new public enemy. (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 20 July 2106 - At the beginning ...

Former Cuban Rafter Cherishes Gitmo Memories

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Barbara E. Joe

More than two decades later, D.C. artist and photographer José Varela credits his Guantánamo detention with preparing him and other Cuban refugees for a transition to American life.

5 Reasons To Visit Cuba -- With A Group Or Solo

Million Mile Secrets | Posted 07.20.2016 | Travel
Million Mile Secrets

Want to take a trip to Cuba, but can’t find a group to travel with? Now may just be the right time for solo travel because the Obama administration ...

4 Hot Vacation Spots in North America You Shouldn't Miss This Summer

Toby Nwazor | Posted 07.18.2016 | Travel
Toby Nwazor

Credit It's the height of the summer when travelers look for new and exciting places to see. North America is not left out on the list of great place...

Periodo Especial Forever In Cuba?

Miriam Leiva | Posted 07.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Miriam Leiva

For the first time the Castros do not have a patron. 57 years they exerted power backed by the economic support of the Soviet Union (1959-1989) and Ve...

8 Things To Know Before You Go To Cuba (And Another 93)

Dayna Steele | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Dayna Steele

After a family trip to Havana in March 2015, I returned home and added a Cuban title to the 101 Ways to Rock Your World book series. Since that time, ...

Cuba's Journalists Missing in Action

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The rape of a woman, for which the athletes are presumed responsible, was not mentioned in the statement, which constitutes an act of secrecy, concealment of the truth and disrespect for the audience.

Cuban 'Lighthouse' Rafter Plans To Try Again To Reach USA

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Bearded, hungry and full of frustration, Walter Marrero Velazquez returned to the same island that saw him leave on a flimsy craft.

Ben & Jerry's, Fidel & Patrick's 'Blockade Buster' Ice Cream Diplomacy

Julia Sagebien | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Julia Sagebien

On Thursday June 16, 2016, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly voted to include four pro-engagement Cuba amendments in the must-pa...

What The U.S. Could Learn From Cuba About Ending Zika

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Cuba has successfully held off the Zika epidemic and in the process all but eliminated Dengue fever and other mosquito-carried illnesses, state-run me...

Obama in Cuba: Three Months Later

Miriam Leiva | Posted 06.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Miriam Leiva

The impact of Obama's visit to Cuba on the population has neutralized the political battle waged under the flag of a revolution, whose permanent failure diminishes life quality and hopes.

Planning A Visit To Cuba? Here's The Real Deal

Sherry Gray | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
Sherry Gray

Photo Credit: Eagle Creek, reprinted with permission Growing up in Key West, I found the myth and mystery of Cuba exotic and alluring. Most of my fri...

Colombia's FARC Rebels Sign Historic Ceasefire With Government

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.23.2016 | World

HAVANA/BOGOTA, June 23 (Reuters) - Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels signed a historic ceasefire deal on Thursday, bringing them tantalizi...

Cuba's Seldom-Seen Undersea Paradise

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Did you know that Fidel Castro was an avid scuba diver? It's part of the reason — along with low development and economic stagnation — that some of Cuba's undersea is in such prime condition.

Latin America in the mirror of 'Brexit' / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A demonstration against the costs of the Mercosur Summit in 2014. (Digital Analysis) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 22 June 2016 -- Rupture can onl...

China's GBD Public Diplomatic & Cultural Exchange Center Gifts Castro Portrait to Cuba

AsiaToday | Posted 06.19.2016 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - China and Cuba are friendly since both of them are socialist countries. They enjoy active exchange...

We Were All At Pulse

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The official Cuban press has treated the fact that the event took place in a gay establishment with omissions and squeamishness. The prudery on television and in the national periodicals, with this silence, only promotes homophobia and belies their own discourse of changes.

How Are You Using 86,400 Daily Seconds?

Heidi Allen | Posted 06.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Heidi Allen

For a long time, I stood in front of my kitchen chalkboard and stared at the number I'd written there. 86,400. A number I'd been obsessing over for ...

"Night Life" Was Nominated For A Hugo Award. "Night Work" Has Fidel Castro, A Body In Central Park, And An Incorruptible Cop -- And It's Even Better.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.15.2016 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

I don't read thrillers, and I especially don't read thrillers with police as heroes, but I read "Night Life" non-stop, and when it was over, I cheered...

Obama Administration Signs Historic Health Agreement

STAT | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living

The long-estranged countries will work together on global health issues, including infectious diseases like dengue fever, and the medical challenges that come with aging populations, the department announced.

Cuba Travel Opens Dramatically With New Commercial Flights and the Individual General License

John McAuliff | Posted 06.13.2016 | Travel
John McAuliff

"This change is intended to make authorized educational travel to Cuba more accessible and less expensive for U.S. citizens, and will increase opportu...

U.S. Approves Flights To Cuba By Six American Carriers

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.10.2016 | World

The United States approved scheduled flights to Cuban cities other than Havana from five U.S. cities, with service starting as soon as this fall, the ...