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Cuban People

A Necessary and Useful Change

Eliécer Ávila | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Eliécer Ávila

I share the idea of a new approach that focuses on the people and not on their rulers, who are definitively not going to change now that they are in their nineties and covered with money.

The Fantasy of a Cuba Where Time Stood Still

Ruth Behar | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Ruth Behar

Let's face it: Cuba has already changed. The moment has come to cease thinking of Cuba as a primitive country frozen in time and to treat its people with the respect they have paid such a high price to attain.

Tania Bruguera: I Demand We Be Informed What the Cuban Government Plans for Our Lives

Tania Bruguera | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Tania Bruguera

Cuba cannot open itself up to the world without first opening itself up to Cubans.

10 Lessons That Cuba Can Teach the U.S.

Richard E. Feinberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | World
Richard E. Feinberg

We should also stop a minute and recognize that we have much to learn from Cuba, too. Here are 10 takeaways from the Cuban experience.

Faces of Cuba

Peggy Goldman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Among the greatest joys of visiting a new place is the opportunity to get to know the locals. And after 30-plus years of traveling the world, one constant that I've found everywhere is that despite how different we look, live, work and play, people are essentially the same everywhere.

PHOTOS: People To People In Havana, Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 06.16.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

In a country as complex as this, in which tourists have for so long existed in a separate strata to locals, the only way to learn anything about the "real Cuba" is to talk.

Cuba: 90 Miles to "Freedom"

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michealene Cristini Risley

The Cuban people have a love/hate relationship with Americans: a hate for what they consider our "actions" that contribute to their suffering, and yet a love for a country that would offer relief from Castro's dictatorship.