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On a sunny South Miami morning, Richard Blanco took the podium at a groundbreaking ceremony for his latest project on Sunset Drive. It was spring 2008, and Blanco had directed the renovation of the busy avenue, urbanizing the stretch that serves as the...
From 1964, a time when the world seemed ready to accommodate 33 revolutions per minute, the film "I Am Cuba" boasts some single-take shots so boggling, the following phrases showed up in my notebook: "How did they do that? A three-story-high tracking shot...
Some foreign-born students at Howard Community College enter professor Mary Beth Furst's business class, sit attentively through instruction and say next to nothing. Furst said that when they are called upon, "You would think they were going to die,...
For decades, the accusations of Cuban exiles about human rights abuses in Cuba have been questioned. It was 37 years ago when a local South Florida newspaper questioned Cuban exiles when they said the Castro regime held thousands of political...
On a recent trip to Cuba, Byron Motley toured a tobacco plantation in Vinales, a picturesque town about 100 miles southwest of Havana. Beneath a canopy of tobacco leaves, he photographed a dog enjoying an afternoon nap in the shade. Motley is a frequent...
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MEXICO CITY -- Television viewers in Cuba reportedly had the chance to watch U.S. President Obama's inauguration on Monday via a news feed from Venezuela's Telesur network. A real-time news feed from Telesur was made available to Cuban TV viewers only...
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MEXICO CITY -- Cubans now for the first time have the right to travel off the island without a special exit permit, the latest in reforms that the communist government is slowly enacting in hopes of reinvigorating its troubled economy. The new and much-...
Ya es realidad la muy esperada ley de migración aprobada por Cuba. Ahora es que comienzan las preguntas. ¿Permitirá Cuba a los médicos, profesionales, atletas y disidentes salir del país, o mantendrán el control de acuerdo con las conveniencias del...
No one taught a young Arturo Sandoval more about the mysteries of bebop and how to approach a life in music than Dizzy Gillespie. At times during their long friendship, the jazz trumpeters referred to each other as father and son. “He was more...
Chavismo is alive and well in Venezuela, which is more than can be said with confidence about the man who inspired it. President Hugo Chavez remains so ill and incommunicado a month after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba that he missed his inauguration...
If one had to choose one word to describe Puerto Rico today, it would be "limbo." The Island of Enchantment (La Isla del Encanto in Spanish) as many who know it refer to the island, has been going through difficult political, social and economic...
As Alan Gross neared his third anniversary behind bars in Cuba, his wife gave new details of his deteriorating health and issued an impassioned plea to officials in Washington and Havana to negotiate his release immediately. Judy Gross, who visited her...
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