Engage, Culture, History, Cuba

Cuba: Revolution time

Like him or loathe him, you can’t deny the fact that Fidel Castro is a survivor. As I write this, Cuba’s compañero comandante is...

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Culture, Cuba

Gone tomorrow

Finding Mañana, by Mirta Ojito (Penguin Press, ISBN 1-59420-041-6, 304 pp) Always and everywhere, there is a trade-off between individual...

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Culture, Literature, People, Cuba, News & Online Exclusives

The Cuban question

Cuba A New History by Richard Gott (Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-10411-1, 384 pp)   Fidel Castro is 78. When he tripped and fell...

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Culture, People, Literature, History, Cuba, United States

The Old Man and the Sea – from Cuba with love

Ernest Hemingway is the kind of writer you either love or loathe. His macho persona and trademark terse, journalistic style alienate many...

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Culture, Music, Jamaica, Cuba

Do the Cubans do reggae?

A gritty port town with an oil refinery in its otherwise picturesque bay, Santiago is Cuba’s second largest city. It was once the main...

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Culture, History, Cuba

When Cuba flew the Union Jack

It’s hard to avoid the British in Cuba these days. As tourism booms, hundreds of thousands of Brits are descending on the island each...

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Culture, Travel, United States, Cuba

A Day in Little Havana

If Los Angeles is the city of angels then Miami is the city of refuge and dreams, a haven for those fleeing South America or the Caribbean,...

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Culture, People, History, United States, Cuba

Fidel Castro: score one to the maximum leader

The history of Cuban-American relations since Fidel Castro’s revolutionary forces seized power on New Year’s Day, 1959, has been a...

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