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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, ...

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...