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Why Refugee Status for Cuban Immigrants Should Change

Hirania Luzardo | Posted 04.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Hirania Luzardo

The Cuban Adjustment Act is a privilege. No other immigrant groups receive this unique red carpet treatment as soon as they arrive to this country. This program is an aid that should be short-term help for Cubans to resettle, not a burden cost to U.S. taxpayers.

Chef Jose Andres Cooks for 14ymedio Newsroom

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

José Andrés arrived in Havana at the best and worst moment of the year. One of the most famous chefs in the world knocked on the door of the 14ymedio newsroom the same day that Barack Obama was saying goodbye to the Cuban people.

The Voiceo Your Rights: New TV Series on Human Rights in Latin America

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sánchez inaugurates a series of interviews on the channel Deutsche Welle Latin America: The Voice of Your Rights. (Video capture) 14ymedio, Yo...

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: 10 Days in Havana, Part Two

Perry Brass | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts
Perry Brass

I spent ten days in Havana, Cuba, from February 9, 2016 to February 19, 2016--roughly a month before President Obama's historic trip. It was my first stay to Cuba, and I kept a journal. I also wrote poetry there, and I will include some of it in journal entries.

What Happened When I Pursued My Dream of Being a Travel Photographer​

Mariana Manina | Posted 04.25.2016 | Travel
Mariana Manina

I left my desk in Mexico City, to chase my passion for photography. Since I was a kid, my dream was to get featured in National Geographic and last year, I did.

Gorgeous Photos Show How This Charity Is Helping Kids In Cuba 'Free Their Minds'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.18.2016 | Latino Voices

Rene Lecour remembers feeling like an outsider as a teen until he found a place in what he calls the "punk rock BMX skate culture." But during a famil...

"The economic sanctions are cruel because they affect the most vulnerable sectors of the Cuban population."

Salim Lamrani | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Voice of America http://www.voaafrique.com/media/video/washington-forum/3253159.html?z=3039&zp=1 [TV version] The Voice of America, which began broad...

Frugal Innovation Scores Another Victory in Cuba: Lessons From an Embargo-Busting Small Tractor Company

Julia Sagebien | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Julia Sagebien

In early 2016, tiny Alabama-based Cleber, LLC managed to conquer two Goliaths with one stone. It became the first American company to receive authorization from both the US and Cuba to set up a manufacturing operation on the island's Mariel Special Development Zone.

Why I'm Not Cruising to Cuba with Carnival this Summer

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.13.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Carnival Cruise Lines, the world's largest passenger cruise ship conglomerate, is certainly in a hurry to be the first of the three major U.S.-based c...

A Tale of Two Ice Creams

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 04.14.2016 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

The ice cream shop Coppelia is practically a landmark in Cuba. Owned by the Cuban government, the Havana-based parlor has sold the dessert since the 1...

Tuck Travel: Cuba Overview

Lauran & Justin Tuck | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel
Lauran & Justin Tuck

Photo Credit: Tatiana Teo Photography Justin and I wanted to celebrate his retirement from professional football by taking a trip. Going somewhere ne...

Our Inhumane Cuban Migrant Policy

Isabel C. Albee | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Isabel C. Albee

I understand the need to protect our borders. But the stark difference between our policy in Cuba and our policy everywhere else forces me to believe that our policy is driven by old-school politics, inertia, or a simple inability to adapt to a new reality.

Why A Genuine Normalization of Relations Between America and Cuba Is an Uphill Struggle

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On March 21, 2016, US President Barack Obama and Cuba's leader Raul Castro held a historic joint news conference. Obama's visit to Havana, the first m...

Yet More Republican Obfuscation on Guantánamo

Jonathan M. Hansen | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Jonathan M. Hansen

The solution to the vexing moral, legal and logistical problems of Guantánamo is not to move it north but to shutter it entirely. Then and only then can we rectify a more enduring blot on the nation's global reputation by returning Guantánamo to Cuba.

An Open Letter to President Obama about José Martí

Alfred J. López | Posted 04.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Alfred J. López

Although the media commotion over your visit to Cuba has diminished, I'm sure that Cuba will continue to hold your attention in the coming months. So I thought this would be an opportune moment to write you about someone who was apparently much on your mind during your historic visit.

Castro Inc.: Cuba as Family Business

Daniel Williams | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

Everyone is all aflutter about the coming changes for Cuba now that US President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have attended a baseball game together in Havana and generally made nice to each other.

Missing the Point of President Obama's Trips to Cuba and Argentina

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 04.03.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

While President Obama was keeping his eye on the ball during his recent trips to Cuba and Argentina, much of the U.S. media severely missed the point of this pivotal moment for U.S.-Latin America relations.

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: 10 Days in Havana, Part One

Perry Brass | Posted 04.01.2016 | Arts
Perry Brass

The author near the Capitol, in Havana, with some of Cuba's famous old American cars, most of which are used in one way or another as taxis. I spent ...

Cuba after Obama: One Cuban-American's Hope

The Heller School | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
The Heller School

As a first-generation Cuban-American, I am keenly aware of the emotions that underlie the relations between our two countries. My own family fled Cuba in 1966. Their physical trip from Cuba was an hour-long flight, but the ripple effects of that journey continue to be felt today.

Part two: The Trip Bernie Sanders, the Socialist, Should Take

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
R.F. Hemphill

Here's the Cuban lesson in all this for Bernie and his quest for ending income and wealth inequality: Capitalism with all its faults offers everyone at least the possibility of becoming rich. Socialism gets rid of inequality by making everyone equally poor.

The Story Behind The Viral Photo Of Air Force One Gliding Over Havana

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 03.29.2016 | World

The photograph of Air Force One gliding over Cuba’s capital, the blue paint of its body matching the blue vintage cars on the decaying Havana street...

Looking For a House in Havana

Elias Kulukundis | Posted 03.29.2016 | HuffPost Home
Elias Kulukundis

Last weekend, the world's attention was focused on President Obama's visit with his family to Havana, Cuba. I lived in Havana when I was ten years ...

Fidel Castro Slams Obama Following Historic Cuba Visit

Reuters | Sara Bondioli | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

HAVANA (Reuters) - Retired leader Fidel Castro accused U.S. President Barack Obama of sweet-talking the Cuban people during his visit to the island la...

The Obamas and the Blacks of Cuba: Some Questions of Power, Agency, and Representation

Odette Casamayor | Posted 03.28.2016 | Black Voices
Odette Casamayor

"In America," Obama said, "it's still possible for somebody like me... to pursue and achieve the highest office in the land." These words raised an unexpected question to myself: Would a Black Cuban ever become president in the island?

20 Pictures of Cuba Through My Lens

Rep. Xavier Becerra | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Rep. Xavier Becerra

I had the honor to travel with President Obama, members of his Cabinet, and my Congressional Colleagues to Cuba this past week as part of an effort to chart a new era of U.S. relations with the Cuban people and the Cuban government.