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The 11 Cheapest Caribbean Destinations to Visit in Winter 2017, Ranked

Oyster | Posted 12.06.2016 | Travel

Every winter, when you get blasted with blistering, freezing winds, you may start fantasizing about a beach getaway. If you are already thinking to yo...

Easy Math: Trump Sticks With Obama Cuba Policy

Toby Moffett | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Toby Moffett

Because he's good with numbers, it's hard to imagine a President Trump undoing the Obama détente with Cuba.

Understanding the Fidels of the World requires Empathy-based Nuance: Embrace and Teach It

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Atif Choudhury

This piece was originally published by ergo In 2006, during my junior year in high school, I had a research assignment in my honors Spanish class whe...

Castro, The Mob And Capitalism's Full Circle

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Eric Dezenhall

The death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has provoked intense commentary, but one story we haven't heard much about is how Castro's rise brought about one of the greatest business reversals in the history of American capitalism - and, now, perhaps a comeback?

Fidel Castro Turned Out To Be Right About The US Role In Latin America

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Reactions to the death of Fidel Castro Ruz have highlighted some of the differences in the way the Cuban revolutionary and long-time head of state is perceived throughout the world.

Don't Retreat on Cuba Normalization

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Sen. Byron Dorgan

It's not surprising that the new President-elect is beginning to face pressure urging him to roll back the progress of normalization in our relations ...

Fidel Castro, Conventional Dictator

Daniel Williams | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

Fidel Castro's ashes were buried in a sort of boulder yesterday after a nine-day cortege trip across Cuba, an island he left in cinders after the long...

Vehicle Carrying Castro's Ashes Breaks Down During Funeral Procession

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.05.2016 | World

A vehicle carrying the ashes of longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke down during a funeral cortège on Saturday and had to be pushed by soldiers...

The Remarkable Legacy of Fidel Castro

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Marjorie Cohn

When Fidel Castro died on Nov. 25 at the age of 90, we lost one of the most remarkable leaders of the 20th century. No other head of state has so stea...

Leftist Friends Gather As Castro Funeral Cortege Reaches Final Destination

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.03.2016 | World

Flag-waving Cubans leaned from windows and lined the streets as Fidel Castro’s funeral cortege approached the end of three-day journey on Saturday, ...

We’ll Remember Cuba’s Ebola Compassion Long After Castro’s Death

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.02.2016 | Healthy Living

While the Cuban government’s accomplishments and failures are still being tallied in the days following Fidel Castro’s death on Nov. 25, the islan...

Growing Up Castro

Jonathan M. Hansen | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
Jonathan M. Hansen

Returning to Havana from Bogotá in spring 1948, Castro found himself embroiled in another murder of the leader of a rival student organization. Once again, he was able to formally clear himself of charges, but he emerged from the episode a marked man.

As A Young Cuban Girl, Fidel Castro Terrified Me

Ruth Behar | Posted 12.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Ruth Behar

I got the news of Fidel Castro's death before the story broke in the United States. I heard it from my friend, the writer Sandra Cisneros, who texted me from Mexico. "Will your parents visit Cuba now?" she asked.

Weekend Roundup: Populists Grow Stronger Once in Power

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

Populists, caudillos and strongmen in power don’t fail at the outset, they gain strength. That is because their personalist rule delivers up front t...

Obama foreign policy: significant success and notable missteps

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Barack Obama took office as president with confidence that he could dramatically improve America's relationships with nations around the world. Eight ...

Trump Could Give Cuba An $8 Billion Interest-Free Loan

Sarah Stephens | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

This is not fake news. A decision by the incoming Trump administration to reverse President Obama’s opening to Cuba would likely smack some marquee ...

Here's Why Trump Should Continue Obama's Progress on the Opening With Cuba

Abraham Lowenthal | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Abraham Lowenthal

With his customary sense of drama, Fidel Castro managed, finally, to exit the stage in Cuba just as Donald Trump emerged to take the spotlight of U.S....

"He who is without sin...let him first cast a stone at her."

Bruce Fein | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The United States should abandon its propensity for moral sermonizing in the manner of Dickensian schoolmarms about foreign leaders in obedience to th...

Take the Icon, Leave Us The Ashes: On Fidel Castro's Death And Its Cuban Survivors

Odette Casamayor | Posted 12.01.2016 | Black Voices
Odette Casamayor

Fidel Castro left on the night of November 25th. Where did he go? After watching the deluge of lachrymose obituaries and jubilant parties throughout...

In Crisis-stricken Venezuela, Fidel Castro's Legacy Lives On

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro in 1999. Reuters Miguel Angel Latouche, Universidad Central de Venezuela We can't be surprised when a 90-year-old man ...

What We Can Learn From Cuba (And Vice Versa)

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 11.30.2016 | Latino Voices
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

Castro's Cuba was indeed, for most Americans, a mysterious land - a place where few could visit and explore. Indeed, we can borrow much from Cuba's playbook - and vice versa.

Fidel Castro's Health Care Legacy Should Be Celebrated

David Blumenthal | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
David Blumenthal

Now that Fidel Castro has passed on, history will long debate his complex legacy. From a health care standpoint, however, Cuba has demonstrated that a poor country can dramatically improve the health of its population through long-term, consistent investments in primary care and public health.

Fidel Castro As 'World Hero Of Solidarity'

Dan Kovalik | Posted 11.28.2016 | World
Dan Kovalik

The world is now mourning the passing of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro Ruz, the only individual ever to be acknowledged by the UN as a “World Her...

U.S.-Cuba Relations: Why It Matters To All Of Us

Stephen Balkaran | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Stephen Balkaran

The recent death of Fidel Castro, Cuba’s long-serving dictator, has been met with great optimism and skepticism as diplomatic relations with America...

Reince Priebus: Trump Will Undo U.S.-Cuba Ties Absent New Concessions

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.27.2016 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said that Trump will reverse President Barack Obama’s executive orders restoring di...