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When Life Is In The Hands Of Human Traffickers / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.04.2017 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Terminal 3 in Jose Marti International Airport in Havana (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 4 February 2017 - The wifi signal barely c...

8 Things to Expect When Visiting Cuba

Jenn Brown | Posted 02.07.2017 | Travel
Jenn Brown

Cuba is the new hotspot destination for American travelers. Many say they want to “get there before it gets ruined by mass tourism,” or before the...

Latin Superstar From The '90s Shares His Powerful Immigrant Story

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.31.2017 | OWN

Singer/songwriter Jon Secada rose to fame in the United States during the ‘90s, with memorable hits like “Just Another Day” and “If You Go,”...

Remembering People's Lawyer Len Weinglass

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

In the great tradition of Clarence Darrow, Charles Garry, Ernest Goodman, William Kunstler, Carol Weiss King, Arthur Kinoy, Constance Baker Motley and...

Climate Change This Week: Trump Fiction Takes Over, So Does Climate Reality, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.25.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump's family and fortune surviving climate change are s...

What Trump's Presidency May Mean For Travelers

Valerie Joy Wilson | Posted 01.24.2017 | Travel
Valerie Joy Wilson

More importantly than how his presidency will affect Americans' daily lives is how his presidency will affect diplomatic relations with foreign countries, likely altering Americans' experiences while traveling and even jeopardizing their ability to travel abroad. Many citizens from countries around the world think we just elected the next Putin and they are not only in disbelief, but they are terrified.

Stranded in Cuba

Chaya Block | Posted 01.24.2017 | Travel
Chaya Block

This time it is Cuba. Last week was Nicaragua. It's 9 am, and we've just arrived in the airport of the last leg of our summer travels through Central ...

In Cuba, the post-Fidel era began ten years ago

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.23.2017 | Business
The Conversation Global

What would Fidel think of Chanel Fashion Week in Cuba? Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters Ramón I. Centeno, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM...

End To 'Wet Feet, Dry Feet' Is Good For Communist Cuba, Bad For Freedom

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 01.19.2017 | World
Read More: Cuba, World News
Alex Nowrasteh

President Obama just ended a decades-old policy that allowed escapees from Communist Cuba to enter the United States without a visa. Known as “wet f...

The Sky Horse Is the Limit - A Galloping Publisher

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.18.2017 | Books
Randee Mia Berman

There's sky blue; skyline: skyscraper: skyrocket; skylark; Skylab; Luke Skywalker. And then there's Skyhorse. Or, as I call it, the little colt that ...

Needed: A Tolerant Islam Which Does Not Persecute Religious Minorities

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.16.2017 | Religion
Doug Bandow

Another Christmas has passed, to the disappointment of children around the world. Christmas is the holiest Christian holiday. But it also is an intern...

The Lessons We Can Learn From Our Country's Cuban Refugee Policy

Janet Murguía | Posted 01.15.2017 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

We would have much preferred that this administration, and its predecessors for that matter, would have afforded greater generosity to all groups fleeing political persecution, civil war and extreme violence instead of closing off avenues for Cubans.

End Of An Era

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 01.13.2017 | World
Barbara E. Joe

This time, reports of Fidel Castro's death are real. And, as I'd predicted in my memoir Confessions of a Secret Latina: "[I]f anything [after Fidel's ...

Julio And Enrique Iglesias, Two Moments In The Life Of Cuba / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.11.2017 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Enrique Iglesias in a file image with the Cuban group "Gente de Zona". (Networks) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 11 January 2017 -- M...

Eight Myths About Obama’s Opening To Cuba

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
William M. LeoGrande

Opponents of President Obama’s opening to Cuba have taken full advantage of the fact-free character of recent political debate in the United States ...

Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti: I Am Not a Beat!

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer This week in KCRW's Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the 97-year-old poet, co-founder of City Lights ...

Leaving On A Jet Plane: Airline Travel Is Not What It Used To Be

Laurie Levy | Posted 01.03.2017 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

As we prepare to go to Cuba next week, I can't help but wonder what has happened to the airline industry and to us in the almost 50 years since we backpacked all over Europe for eight weeks.

Exploring The Shadowy World Of A Cuban Feminist Legend

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.03.2017 | Arts

The Abakuá is an all-male, Afro-Cuban secret society that originated in Nigeria and gained traction in 19th-century Cuba, where African slaves would ...

Mr. Trump if you want a better deal on Cuba, just apply your own 11 negotiating tactics

Julia Sagebien | Posted 01.02.2017 | Business
Julia Sagebien

Mr. Trump, if as President you want to get a better deal on Cuba, I suggest you just apply your time proven 11 negotiating tactics to the analysis: 1...

Another Improbable Possibility: A Trump, Putin and Castro 'Great Game'

Julia Sagebien | Posted 01.02.2017 | Politics
Julia Sagebien

The global geopolitical chessboard was knocked over by the U.S. electorate on November 8, 2016. Fortunately, consigned to institutionalized memory is ...

27 Powerful Photo Stories That Captured Our Attention This Year

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.30.2016 | Arts

Another year over, a new one about to begin. What better time to remember the visual stories from 2016 that reminded us humanity is a beautiful, compl...

How Fidel Castro's Legacy Lives on in Africa

Samuel Ramani | Posted 12.29.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On November 25, 2016, the mastermind of Cuba's 1959 revolution, Fidel Castro, died at age 90. Even though Castro was criticized in the West for the au...

Citizens... Time To Tighten Your Belts

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.29.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Why this waste of military resources in the middle of the crisis that the country is going through?

Cuba Bans Naming Statues Or Public Places After Fidel Castro

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.28.2016 | World

HAVANA, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Cuba’s National Assembly approved a law on Tuesday that bans commemorative statues of Fidel Castro and naming public plac...

Maduro, Disciple Of A School In Decline / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.21.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The differences of style between the Fidel Castro and Nicolas Maduro are endless, but something more decisive separates them: Time. (Headline: To die ...