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Fidel Castro's Legacy: Some Will Say...

Christos Terzides | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home
Christos Terzides

Some will say he was one of the most charismatic politicians of the 20th century and a visionary who made the impossible possible. Like David defeating Goliath, the USA faced absolute defeat on a prestige level from a small country like Cuba.

The U.S. May Soon Start Deporting More Cubans. Here’s What’s Waiting For Them.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home

HAVANA -- Francisco Jesús Jiménez misses a lot of things about the United States. He misses his five kids. He misses his car. He misses his phone. H...

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: 57 Years After the Revolution

Joan Moran | Posted 03.25.2016 | Travel
Joan Moran

Fifty-seven years ago, in the city of Havana, Fidel Castro triumphantly declared, the victory of the Cuban revolution. The brutal and corrupt Fulgenci...

I'm Cuban-American, and I Support President Obama's Cuba Visit

Alisa Valdes | Posted 03.22.2016 | Latino Voices
Alisa Valdes

In the United States, we get the Freedoms To: TO choose our own careers, TO move whenever we like (if we can afford it), TO speak out against our government (even if it does no good) -- while Cubans get... yeah, pretty much none of that. In Cuba, meanwhile, they get the Freedoms From: FROM hunger, FROM illiteracy, FROM homelessness, FROM lack of medical care, FROM expensive education -- while we Americans get, well, exactly none of that, ever.

Vestiges of the Cold War: Obama's Visit to Cuba and Neglecting Puerto Rico

Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D.

The Cuban Revolution did not happen in a vacuum. It was in fact one of most important chapters of the Cold War. And the immigration policies of the United States with regard to Cuba reflect how important Cuba was for the United States and the Soviet Union.

Camilo Cienfuegos: Lost or Assassinated, No Longer Missed

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

The wall of the Malecon tastes of salt and is rough to the touch. Standing on it, my school uniform splashed by the waves, every October of my childhood I threw a bouquet of flowers into the sea.

Rubio Doesn't Know Cuba's History

Harvey Simon | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Harvey Simon

As the leading opponent of President Obama's move to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, Rubio invokes an era before he was born to justify retaining a Cold War freeze on trade with our Caribbean neighbor.

How Do You Lure Fidel Castro Out Of Hiding? Cheese, Apparently.

Fusion | John Walker | Posted 07.06.2015 | Home

Although Fidel Castro has retreated from the public eye in recent years, he made a rare appearance last week to weigh in on one of the most important ...

Next Steps in the Normalization of U.S.-Cuban Relations: Thoughts From the Cuban Five

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Now that United States and Cuba are preparing to open embassies in each other's countries, what else needs to happen to support the process of détente between the two countries?

Are Small Presses the Best Choice for Latino Writers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Recently, I wrote about the dismal publishing scene for Latino authors. Well, I was remiss in at least one aspect. I implied that Hispanic writers are limited only to pitching the big New York publishing houses or jumping into the self-publishing quagmire. There is another option.

What's With Cuban Women?

Sara Davidson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Sara Davidson

This is central Havana -- drab, crowded and ugly -- where a building collapses every three days. The buses are so full that people have to fight their way inside, so they often walk the distance or splurge on a bicycle taxi.

The 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Panama

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations we might have an opportunity to come to terms with the long and sordid history of the United States' actions in the Caribbean divorced from the anti-communist hyperbole we still hear from some politicians and pundits.

Cuba Libre: Obama Frees a Monster in America's Head

Dan Siegel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Dan Siegel

The Cold War against Cuba not only made life worse for ordinary Cubans. It also diminished America's own democracy and undermined its lofty spoken commitments to human rights and the rule of law.

17 Historical Events Every American Needs To Know

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.03.2014 | Latino Voices

It's Hispanic Heritage Month. From the first explorations into North America nearly a century before Jamestown to the banning of Mexican-American Stud...

Skateboarders Take to the Streets of Cuba (VIDEO)

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
HUMANITY.TV

Cuba isn't known for its non-conformists, so skateboarding, with its counter-cultural roots, is not a sport that has been encouraged on the Caribbean island. But a group of young individuals are still ollie-ing and grinding through the streets of Havana.

Cuba's Culture of Violence: A Dangerous Spiral

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.19.2014 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

A woman hits a child, who appears to be her son, on one corner. A hundred yards further on, two men get in a fight because one stepped on the other's shoe. I arrive home thinking about this aggressiveness, just under the skin, that I feel in the street.

13 Vintage Propaganda Posters That Highlight The True Art Of Revolution

Posted 12.19.2013 | Arts

The legacy of the Cuban Revolution is a complex and widely debated issue; however, one thing is for certain. The movement was a springboard for some s...

Historic Fidel Castro Interview Resurfaces, In Animated Form

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2013 | Latino Voices

Laura Galloway has unearthed a slice of history. With the help of PBS and Blank on Blank, an organization dedicated to finding vintage interviews ...

LOOK: 10 Latino Rebels And Revolutionaries

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Revered by some, reviled by others -- Ernesto “Che” Guevara continues to be one the most controversial figures in Latin American history. Tuesd...

It's Time For a Free Cuba

Nicholas Storozynski | Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen
Nicholas Storozynski

I traveled to Cuba this August to see for myself what the legacy of that revolution really is. Any visitor to Cuba can see that the Castro Revolution is a failure.

Mariela Castro and the Future

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.28.2012 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

She is the daughter of the man who inherited the presidency of my country through blood, that same country where my father years ago lost his profession as a train engineer.

We Can Free Cuba Now

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

Fifty-two years after U.S. policy first sought to break the communist dictatorship with an economic embargo, the Castro regime is still in power, lording over the Cuban people, enjoying trade and diplomatic relationships with countries across the globe.

Will The Yankee Comandante's Bones Ever Return To U.S. Soil?

The New Yorker | David Grann | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home

For a moment, he was obscured by the Havana night. It was as if he were invisible, as he had been before coming to Cuba, in the midst of revolution. T...

Is Castro Cuban-Americans' Hitler?

Charles Garcia | Posted 06.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Guillen's insensitive comments and the subsequent explosive reaction from Cuban-Americans have exposed a raw, painful vein in the U.S. Hispanic experience. And such a vein should not be dismissed or ignored.