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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...

Cubans Get Asylum In Panama

AP | Posted 08.12.2013 | Latino Voices

PANAMA CITY -- Panama's government is granting asylum on humanitarian grounds for 19 Cuban migrants who are being detained in the Bahamas, the Foreign...

Cuban-American Troupe To Perform First Play In New York Since Revolution

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

It's difficult enough for actors to perform a play in two languages and make sure the audience understands, but an Alabama-based partnership of Cubans...

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.

Cuban-Americans Find Hope On Return To Homeland

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 03.29.2012 | Latino Voices

HAVANA -- Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba drew nearly 300 Americans to the island they or their parents long ago fled. What they found was a country...

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.