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Prospects for a Post-Maduro Venezuela

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.25.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Over the past several weeks, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the previously closed border with Colombia to purchase the basic necess...

Cuba Revisited

Mette Holm | Posted 07.23.2016 | World
Mette Holm

A visit to Cuba has been very high on my list while in New York, and I made it in June. I would have loved to fly direct from the US, but this is only possible twice a week, so we had to do a stop-over.

To the Castro Regime, We Are All Guilty! / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

This summer, taxi drivers have become the government's new public enemy. (14ymedio) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 20 July 2106 - At the beginning ...

Former Cuban Rafter Cherishes Gitmo Memories

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Barbara E. Joe

More than two decades later, D.C. artist and photographer José Varela credits his Guantánamo detention with preparing him and other Cuban refugees for a transition to American life.

Periodo Especial Forever In Cuba?

Miriam Leiva | Posted 07.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Miriam Leiva

For the first time the Castros do not have a patron. 57 years they exerted power backed by the economic support of the Soviet Union (1959-1989) and Ve...

8 Things To Know Before You Go To Cuba (And Another 93)

Dayna Steele | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Dayna Steele

After a family trip to Havana in March 2015, I returned home and added a Cuban title to the 101 Ways to Rock Your World book series. Since that time, ...

Cuba's Journalists Missing in Action

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The rape of a woman, for which the athletes are presumed responsible, was not mentioned in the statement, which constitutes an act of secrecy, concealment of the truth and disrespect for the audience.

China's GBD Public Diplomatic & Cultural Exchange Center Gifts Castro Portrait to Cuba

AsiaToday | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
AsiaToday

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - China and Cuba are friendly since both of them are socialist countries. They enjoy active exchange...

"Night Life" Was Nominated For A Hugo Award. "Night Work" Has Fidel Castro, A Body In Central Park, And An Incorruptible Cop -- And It's Even Better.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.15.2016 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

I don't read thrillers, and I especially don't read thrillers with police as heroes, but I read "Night Life" non-stop, and when it was over, I cheered...

Cuba's Shameful Friends / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Alexandr Lukashenko has been in power in Belarus since 1994. (CC) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 25 May 2016 - People with whom we sh...

Partying in Havana, Chanel's Fashion Show Faux Pas

Joseph Anthony | Posted 05.24.2016 | Latino Voices
Joseph Anthony

Chanel landed in Havana, their first show in Latin America. From the moment their boat docked, loaded with aforementioned celebrities and models, Chanel put out all the stops for its "Cruise 2017" collection.

Nicolas Maduro and the Country That Is Disintegrating in His Hands

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

His stubbornness has led a nation rich in resources to misery and his incendiary oratory is now pushing it towards a violent explosion.

Cuban schools' focus on 'good values' holds global lessons

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.17.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Clive Kronenberg, Cape Peninsula University of Technology This article is a foundation essay. These are longer than usual and take a wider look at a ...

Transforming The Donald

William O'Rourke | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
William O'Rourke

Transformations within the Trump candidacy are ongoing. Unfortunately, the one that is the most worrisome is how the national press is treating him.

A Revolution With Promises to Keep

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Barbara E. Joe

Back in June 2015, at a book talk at a New York City public library, an audience member had asked me about Sirley Avila, the first time I'd ever heard her name. She had been attacked on May 24. I'd tried to find out more, but reliable information from Cuba is not easy to obtain. Now, less than one year later, here she was, sitting with me.

Talking Back to the Revolution

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Anthony DePalma

Everything gets old, even revolutions and the rebels that led them. That much was evident last month when the 7th Cuban Communist Party Congress focused on the need for bringing in new blood, but then re-elected for another five-year-term 84 year old Raúl Castro.

VII Congress of the Communist Party Roars Against US Influence

Miriam Leiva | Posted 04.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Miriam Leiva

In Cuba nothing is what it seems. But Cubans can make a difference, seizing the challenges in a unique time of opportunities for changes.

Cuba: The Collapse

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Raul Castro erupts in fury at a press conference when asked about the existence of political prisoners in Cuba, he gets entangled in his earphones and comes out with some rigmarole a few feet from Barack Obama, who looks like the owner and master of the situation.

Time for the US to take Cuba seriously

Georges Ugeux | Posted 04.24.2016 | World
Georges Ugeux

These thoughts are the reflection of a people-to-people trip to Cuba with National Geographic, a program that is fundamentally educational and a disco...

Updating the Party: Cuba's New (and Not So New) Leaders

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 04.24.2016 | World
William M. LeoGrande

The new Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party reflects the priorities and style of its First Secretary. The party itself maintains the leading role, but the committee has a more technocratic tilt, positioning it for the complex economic tasks ahead.

Why Cuba is an education success story and what it can teach Africa

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.20.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Clive Kronenberg, Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cuba takes education very seriously. It became a top priority after Fidel Castro became pri...

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.

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.