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Killer Fidel Castro is Dead; Time to End the Cuban Embargo

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.12.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Finally, Fidel Castro's ashes have been buried. President-elect Donald Trump is facing his first international challenge, the death of the former Cub...

Castro - The Man Behind The Myth

Jack Rosen | Posted 12.12.2016 | Religion
Jack Rosen

While publically Castro revelled in his role as the enemy of the West, in private, I saw a different side.

It's A Wonderful Life... Without Fidel Castro

John A. Tures | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

As Fidel Castro was laid to rest in Cuba this week, according to Huffington Post's WorldPost, critics claimed that it gave the Cuban people a chance t...

Easy Math: Trump Sticks With Obama Cuba Policy

Toby Moffett | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Toby Moffett

Because he's good with numbers, it's hard to imagine a President Trump undoing the Obama détente with Cuba.

Fidel Castro, Conventional Dictator

Daniel Williams | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

Fidel Castro's ashes were buried in a sort of boulder yesterday after a nine-day cortege trip across Cuba, an island he left in cinders after the long...

Trump Could Give Cuba An $8 Billion Interest-Free Loan

Sarah Stephens | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Sarah Stephens

This is not fake news. A decision by the incoming Trump administration to reverse President Obama’s opening to Cuba would likely smack some marquee ...

What We Can Learn From Cuba (And Vice Versa)

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 11.30.2016 | Latino Voices
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

Castro's Cuba was indeed, for most Americans, a mysterious land - a place where few could visit and explore. Indeed, we can borrow much from Cuba's playbook - and vice versa.

U.S.-Cuba Relations: Why It Matters To All Of Us

Stephen Balkaran | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Stephen Balkaran

The recent death of Fidel Castro, Cuba’s long-serving dictator, has been met with great optimism and skepticism as diplomatic relations with America...

Visiting Cuba Highlights The Insanity Of U.S. Foreign Policy

Laura Goldman | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

There was palpable excitement on the Adonia, Fathom's 704-passenger ship, as we sailed into the harbor in Havana. For many of us, it was our first loo...

You Really Need To Get To Cuba, And Here's How To Do It

Laura Goldman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Travel
Laura Goldman

There was palpable excitement on the Adonia, Fathom's 704-passenger ship, as we sailed into the harbor in Havana. For many of us, it was our first loo...

Thousands Protest In Havana Against US Embargo

Zach Young | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Zach Young

While the normalization of relations has proceeded apace and travel restrictions have been greatly relaxed, the future of the embargo is still uncertain.

Money Trumps Loyalty: How Trump Lost The Cuban-American Vote

Alfred J. López | Posted 10.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Alfred J. López

Perhaps in 2020 the GOP's Presidential nominee will begin to heal the damage that Trump has undeniably done to the party's Cuban-American coalition.

Obama Nominates First Ambassador To Cuba In More Than 50 Years

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis to be the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more...

Not Quite Kansas Yet...

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Margarita Alarcon

For a little over two years now, everyone who comes to Cuba from where ever will ask the same question: "So, how are things now with all the changes?!"

Scholarships for Cuban Youth to Study in US Enrage Cuban Government

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

World Learning's scholarships are targeted to 16-18 year old students in Cuba. 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 27 September 2016 - The woman...

Goodbye dear friend

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Margarita Alarcon

Stanely will be sorely missed. If ever I thought of cloning a person, it would have been him. So much to offer from a man who gave his wit, his love, his passion to all that surrounded him, a man who truly believed that a better world had to be possible.

First U.S.-Cuba Scheduled Flight In Decades Set To Depart

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.31.2016 | Travel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century is se...

Cuba: More Than Just a Time Capsule

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 08.22.2016 | Travel
Celinne Da Costa

With the assistance of my newfound Cuban friend and others that I made along the way, I learned that Cuba is much more than a time capsule - it is a country still deeply entrenched in a complex political situation, a struggle for financial stability, and teetering on the brink of a collective craving for a better life.

Puerto Rico-Cuba Investment Corridor

Dante Disparte | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Dante Disparte

The islands comprising the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico respectively, not only have deep historical roots,...

Will the Ugly American return to Cuba?

Julia Sagebien | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Julia Sagebien

What was unthinkable a year ago today, when diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba were re-established, has now become the new normal. American ...

Planning A Visit To Cuba? Here's The Real Deal

Sherry Gray | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
Sherry Gray

Photo Credit: Eagle Creek, reprinted with permission Growing up in Key West, I found the myth and mystery of Cuba exotic and alluring. Most of my fri...

Greater Cuban Participation in LASA Despite Visa Rejections

María Isabel Alfonso | Posted 06.01.2016 | Latino Voices
María Isabel Alfonso

This year, around 250 Cuban scholars will participate in the 34th Latin American Studies Association International Congress. But, young Cuban scholars on the island are still confronted with a familiar dilemma: 50 of them didn't receive visas from the consular officials at U.S. embassy in Havana.

12 Books that Illuminate the Beautiful and Complex History of Cuba

Off The Shelf | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Off The Shelf

By Hilary Krutt | Off the Shelf Until recently, the fraught relationship between the United States and Cuba has made it difficult for Americans to fu...

Cuba's Slow-Brewing Economy and Homegrown Opportunity

Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
Enrique J. Rueda-Sabater

Creating an environment in which returning is an attractive possibility could produce a great growth boost and reassure potential foreign investors that Cuba is a place where business can thrive.

Another Trip Across: Sailing the Gulf Stream From Key West to Havana

Blake Scott | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
Blake Scott

Since the shift in U.S.-Cuban relations, recreational boaters from Florida have been literally racing to Havana.