I imagine that many viewers, like me, watching that incoherent sequence, are asking themselves, "What? What's happening in the Ukraine?" But the official press can't answer us, because they can't even fulfill their role of telling us what's happening in Cuba.
Some 66 senators now back negotiations with Havana over Gross. Obama won Florida with 50 percent of the Cuban-American vote. What, exactly, is the president waiting for?
The last decades of my life -- like that of so many Cubans -- have been a kind of unfulfilled forecasts, scenarios that never materialize, and archived hopes. A sequence of cabals, rites of divination and staring at the moon, that collide head-on with the stubborn reality.
Of all the things that have been said and will be said about Nelson Mandela, it is his small stories that move me most. His long days in the prison on Robben Island, where resentment gave way to clarity.
Nelson Mandela deserves a place of honor with the dissidents and dreamers who knocked down the Berlin Wall and defeated the Soviet Union. And I am honored to have grown up watching it happen.
We see dazzling skyscraper debuts, earthshaking sports events, and royal coronations in your future. We're not psychic. But we can predict where packs of travelers might be heading to next: extraordinary cities and countries set to shine in the coming year.
A law school friend of mine joined the Kennedy Administration immediately and let me in on a few things that you probably never read about. On one of ...
It's hard work to awaken awareness in a population whose priorities still center on the so-called community services working at all. However, much of the damage that we are causing to the environment is irreversible, and requires urgent measures to slow it down as quickly as possible.
On learning that there are still more than 700,000 black-and-white TVs in Cuba, I can't help but evoke the excited neighbors of my tenement using their fingertips to paint their cathode ray tubes.
We'll never know how Kennedy's presidency would have progressed had the events in Dallas not denied him further opportunity to deliver on his promise.
The possibility that Lee Harvey Oswald had assistance can never be precluded. But the real question is not how but why Oswald assassinated the president. His death ended the hope of unraveling his motive.
I remember a grey October day in Harlem in 1960, when JFK, accompanied by Jackie, and introduced by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., spoke before a sizable black crowd, eloquently condemned racial inequality.
In a country that receives almost three million tourists a year, updating its airport facilities is vital for the economy. If these places don't meet international standards, it's unlikely that the island -- in the short or medium term -- can play host to more visitors.
More broadly, for Latinos across this country, immigration reform is a touchstone issue, and has become less about the impact to their own families and more a proxy for how they're treated -- respected -- in the U.S.
On November 24, 1963, when Jack Ruby gunned down Lee Harvey Oswald in the basement of the Dallas police station he lit the fuse of what became fifty years of controversy.
The Cuban model needs people who applaud wildly, committed soldiers, ideologically convinced individuals. Indolence will never be the soil where rebellion grows, nor will it foster partisan fervor.