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16 Travel Tips for a 'Gringo' Visiting Cuba

Hirania Luzardo | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Hirania Luzardo

Traveling to Cuba is a humanitarian and educational experience... a mission trip. Probably a painful expedition, especially for a Cuban exile like me....

Carnival's Cuban Crisis is Over, For Now...

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Carnival Cruise Lines will be setting sail after all for Cuba with US passengers, regardless of where they were born, following the reversal of an ear...

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.

Ted Cruz the Closer

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Cruz kept his powder dry in the earlier primaries and caucuses, refusing to get caught up in the name calling and sniping that characterized much of the campaign. He was an outstanding college debater, but so far his debate performances during the primaries has been unremarkable. Instead, he has focused on winning delegates with charm, wit and deceit.

Cubans Hope Obama's Visit Means A Brighter Economic Future

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

HAVANA -- The everyday people in Cuba whose lives President Barack Obama aims to help improve with a historic visit to the island on Sunday anticipate...

Colorful Trinidad

Rick Steves | Posted 02.15.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Our B&B, in the old center, was a big and breezy house with a huge living room, run by a delightful family.

Friendly Cuban Welcomes

Rick Steves | Posted 02.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Some of my favorite hours in Havana were spent simply strolling down the streets, venturing into back lanes, and popping into courtyards, shops, schools, and bakeries...anything that was open.

Telex From Cuba, 2016

Mike Hegedus | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
Mike Hegedus

First thing for you to do is go back and look at the title of this post. 'Telex' is correct, it's not 'text'. You can't text from Cuba, at least not y...

Harsh, Hidden Immigration Legislation

Ryan Campbell | Posted 12.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

There's no question the presidential race has become pretty ugly: with Trump turning it into a reality show, the policies being discussed would hurt t...

New Wave Of Cuban Immigrants Reaches U.S., But Through Texas, Not Florida

Los Angeles Times | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.25.2015 | Latino Voices

When Jordanis Perez fled Havana this spring for the United States, he decided his best chances weren't by boat to Florida, but by a route increasingly...

Marco Rubio Touts Father's Story In First Early-State Ad

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) presidential campaign on Tuesday unveiled its first early-state ad, a biographical spot that recounts the candidate's fami...

Mandy Fridmann

Miami's Cubans Express Sharply Divided Opinions About Obama's Announcement | Mandy Fridmann | Posted 12.18.2014 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that the United States would drastically shift its policy toward Cuba for the first time in more than ...

You say Miami, I say Me-ah-me

Carmen Pelaez | Posted 10.15.2014 | Miami
Carmen Pelaez

Ultimately, Miami is a city of contradictions. A sleepy small town wrapped in a growing metropolis that embraces everybody that chooses to call it home.

Kids in the Middle: Media's Unique Roles for Children of Immigrants

David Kleeman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.

The (Almost) Forgotten History of Latinos in Baseball at Hinchliffe Stadium

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.17.2014 | Latino Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Adrian Burgos, Jr., Professor, U.S. History, University of Illinois Built in 1932, Hinchliffe Stadium is situated near Great Falls, a Nat...

Good Night, Noche Buena

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 02.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Garcia

My aunt's living room would be full of music, the kids would bang on tambourines and the old men would dance like this was the last time they'd ever swing their hips to a slow melancholy ballad, or kick to the beat of a rousing meringue.

More Cubans Entering The U.S. Through Mexico

Fox News Latino | Posted 10.30.2013 | Latino Voices

The easing by the Cuban government of restrictions on traveling abroad has led to a rise in the number of Cubans who try to enter the United States th...

First Person: A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro's Daughter

Jim Luce | Posted 07.27.2013 | World
Jim Luce

Taking my shoes off in the private alcove of the exclusive Japanese dining room, I open the shoji screen to reveal a beautiful 12-tatami mat room comp...

Dispelling Four Misconceptions About Travel to Cuba

Peggy Goldman | Posted 06.13.2013 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

When Beyoncé and Jay-Z recently celebrated their five-year wedding anniversary in Cuba, their trip reignited questions about whether Americans can travel to Cuba legally. There are still many misconceptions about Americans traveling to Cuba. So, here are the facts.

Cuban Americans Deserve Better "Choices" on Election Day

Jose Luis Marantes | Posted 11.25.2012 | Miami
Jose Luis Marantes

At the Democratic National Convention, Cristina Saralegui spoke about the need for Cuban Americans to have "other choices." Her words were about much more than President Obama and the Democrats -- they were about our community.

When the Census Taker Comes... Cubans Lie

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

From the time she was a little girl she was taught that to tell the truth is to single yourself out and to give information to the State is self-incrimination.

Film Briefs for Latino Studies

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

At lectures, I'm often asked by teachers to recommend course materials in Latino Studies. One strategy that worked for me was to use films. Here are ten titles that worked for me.

In Florida, Romney Finds the "Lucky Corner"

Maribel Hastings | Posted 04.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

Hispanic voters constitute 11% of all registered Republicans throughout the state of Florida, but here in Miami-Dade County in the southern part of the state, where the Cuban and Cuban-American vote reigns supreme, they constitute 72% of Republican votes. Spanish-language television and radio ads are the order of the day.

Three Years Ago Raul Castro Promised Us a Glass of Milk; Now He Speaks of The Apocalyse

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The words Raul Castro delivered last Sunday have brought us trenches, parapets and apocalyptic images of an Island sinking into the sea.

GOP Rep. Introducing Bill to Bar & Deport Iranians from U.S.

David Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Elliott

If Rep. Gresham Barrett gets his way, all persons from Iran on student visas, temporary work visas, and exchange and tourist visas will have to leave the U.S. in 60 days, despite their legal status in this country.