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Jose Marti

An Open Letter to President Obama about José Martí

Alfred J. López | Posted 04.04.2017 | 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.

What My Millennial Students Can Learn from José Martí

Alfred J. López | Posted 08.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Alfred J. López

The highlight of Summer 2015 was the six weeks I spent in Miami, teaching a course on José Martí at Florida International University. So here's a preliminary and very personal list of what I think you can learn from your old Tío Pepe.

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.

Cuba the Day After: Chimeras, Transitions and Stages

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.07.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The last decades of my life -- like that of so many Cubans -- have been a kind of unfulfilled forecasts, scenarios that never materialize, and archived hopes. A sequence of cabals, rites of divination and staring at the moon, that collide head-on with the stubborn reality.

Hispanic Inspired Cervezas

VOXXI | Daysi Calavia-Lopez | Posted 04.05.2013 | Latino Voices

While the craft beer scene in South Florida is literally brewing, Hispanics introduce unique beer flavors and culturally-inspired beer names to the ma...

Florida, Pretends It Is The Year 2000 As Our "Elian Gonzalez Equivalents" Get Deported

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 03.27.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Will the Hispanic Republicans in Florida continue to drive a wedge that goes against what most Latinos are in support of?

"Here, Take Mine, I Have More at Home"

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.04.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The cost of the cheapest pair of shoes is equivalent to the average monthly wage of any worker. Thus, we must choose between living for thirty days or providing our children with a pair of sneakers, sandals or boots.

Our America

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Viviana Hurtado

Several terms refer to the same ethnic group and have produced what I call "happy talk," which contains economic and demographic truths but not proportional political or social clout.

Jose Marti: Who Owns Cuba's National Hero?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I was 19 and he had died a hundred years earlier. At school we were terrified when the grammar tests asked us to analyze his complex sentences. It was...

"I Don't Want to be Like Che, Because Che Is Dead and I Don't Want to be Dead"

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In all the schools in the country, today is the ceremony for the first grade students to enroll in the Pioneer organization. Parents accompany their children while they shout the slogan, "Pioneers for communism, we will be like Che."

Facing Che's Image, In The Shadow of Marti, a Concert is More Than a Concert

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Yoani Sanchez

On the September 20th, the Colombian singer Juanes will try to put a human face on an architectural ensemble where no one is going to go and sit placidly.

My Friend Went to Cuba and All She Brought Back Was... This Lousy Husband!

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I don't know if it's my pale skin, but my passport is just as blue and Cuban as the one he has. If not for his false impression that I'm a foreigner, he'd never come close to me.