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Obama Nominates First Ambassador To Cuba In More Than 50 Years

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis to be the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more...

Scholarships for Cuban Youth to Study in US Enrage Cuban Government

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.27.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

World Learning's scholarships are targeted to 16-18 year old students in Cuba. 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 27 September 2016 - The woman a...

Colombia's FARC Unanimously Approves Peace Deal With Government

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.23.2016 | World

YARI PLAINS, Colombia, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Colombia’s FARC rebel group voted unanimously to approve a peace deal with the government and form a new ...

What Gloria Estefan Really Thinks About U.S.-Cuba Relations

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.14.2016 | Latino Voices

President Obama’s move to fully restore diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2015 ended more than 50 years of Cold War hostility and historically marke...

Plight Of Stateless Child Shines Light On Cuba And South Africa's Citizenship Dispute

Quartz Africa | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.13.2016 | World

A little girl’s desire to go to school exposed the cracks of citizenship laws in Cuba and South Africa. The girl, now 8, was deemed stateless until ...

Book Review: Ghosts of Havana

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 09.01.2016 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Ghosts of Havana by Todd Moss is a present-day diplomatic and political thriller. In the wake of a rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, m...

Extremist Today, Democrat Tomorrow

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.31.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Journalist Jose Ramirez Pantoja. (Facebook) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 31 August 2016 - In the nineties, this student was one of ...

Fidel Castro Turns 90

Miriam Leiva | Posted 08.29.2016 | Latino Voices
Miriam Leiva

On his 90th birthday, the economic, political and social destruction of Cuba is Fidel Castro's great legacy.

Tell Us Why We're At War, Candidates

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

When I was a kid, successive presidents told us we had to fight in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, because if we didn't fight them over there, we'd have to fight them on the beaches of California. We believed. It was a lie.

Cuba's Best-Known Hip-Hop Group Orishas Returns

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.25.2016 | Latino Voices

When Yotuel Romero Manzanares picked up the phone to call his two bandmates from the long-defunct group Orishas, he hadn’t spoken to either of them ...

Cuba: More Than Just a Time Capsule

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 08.22.2016 | Travel
Celinne Da Costa

With the assistance of my newfound Cuban friend and others that I made along the way, I learned that Cuba is much more than a time capsule - it is a country still deeply entrenched in a complex political situation, a struggle for financial stability, and teetering on the brink of a collective craving for a better life.

Dancing To Her Own Beat: Q & A with Actress/Musician/Humanitarian Maria Conchita Alonso

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.19.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Just two years after immigrating to the United States, Cuban born, and Venezuelan raised, Maria Conchita Alonso, made her Hollywood film debut in 1984...

Puerto Rico-Cuba Investment Corridor

Dante Disparte | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Dante Disparte

The islands comprising the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico respectively, not only have deep historical roots,...

Changing Cuba And The Race To Save The Past

David LaFevor | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
David LaFevor

The recent steps toward detente in the previously inert relationship between the United States and Cuba have had little visible effect outside of the main tourist centers in Havana and the various beach resorts that, until now, have been peopled largely by Canadians and Europeans.

Fidel Castro Thanks Cubans, Slams Obama On 90th Birthday

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 08.13.2016 | World

HAVANA (Reuters) - Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their tributes to mark his 90th birthday on Saturday in a meandering column carried by state-run me...

The Not So Happy Fidel Castro 90th Birthday

Daniel Williams | Posted 08.13.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

Cuba is giving Fidel Castro a weepy goodbye on his 90th birthday today. In the official press, at least, Cubans are sad because the Comandante is approaching death "like everybody else," as he told the Communist party congress in April.

Fidel's Upcoming 90th Birthday Is, In Reality, His Farewell

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

His birthday party will be as excessive and exhausting as his political life once was.

Cuba: 9 Ways To Get Off The Beaten Path

Valerie Joy Wilson | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel
Valerie Joy Wilson

During the extent of a fifty-four-year embargo, Cuba has remained a mystery to the American public, yet with the recent move to re-establish relations with the US, curiosity seekers can now see what the country really has to offer.

Why Did Christian Louboutin Design Cuba's Olympic Uniforms?

Astrid Faguer | Posted 08.04.2016 | Style
Astrid Faguer

The reason why the prolific, legendary shoemaker is taking on this project with the Cuban Olympic team is simply because he's enthusiastic about it. It's not because he's concerned with drumming up more business.

Honor Bound In Cuba

David R. Kuhn | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
David R. Kuhn

We should both secure the detainees under the laws of war, but also provide all of the due process rights as described by our Constitution and the Geneva Convention to which we subscribe. We need our leadership to be accountable to this higher ideal from the top, in order to keep those values alive all the way at the bottom.

Bridge to Common Ground

Pedro A. Cortés | Posted 08.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Pedro A. Cortés

On a bridge in Pittsburgh, named for Puerto Rican baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, two countries came together to showcase their athleticism, ...

Cuba: Open for Business?

Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater

The recently published book by Richard E. Feinberg provides a good opportunity to revisit the economic prospects of Cuba. In the book's title the que...

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...