Cuba

Aja Monet: Fidel Castro was neither a saint nor the devil.

For Afro-Cubans and black Americans, Fidel Castro was a dictator – but one who tried to bring them equality.

/ December 1, 2016


Three must-reads on Castro’s death

Fidel Castro, Havana1978 (Courtesy of Marcelo Montecino/Flickr Creative Commons) Fidel Castro’s death reverberated throughout Miami today. Here are three of the best obituaries and articles we read on his life and legacy. Fidel Castro is dead The Miami Herald Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in […]

/ November 27, 2016


Cuban artists in Miami react to Fidel Castro’s death

Within a few hours of Castro’s death announcement, artists, human rights activists, and known dissidents were arrested on the island. We reached out to Cuban and Cuban-American artists here in Miami to hear their thoughts on what this means for Cuba’s future.

/ November 27, 2016


The True Theme of the Traitor and the Hero: Fidel Castro and Me

A Cuban-American Miami writer wrestles with Fidel Castro’s death and his legacy.

/ November 26, 2016


Tertulias: Young Cubans formed a space to think for themselves

A group of young Cubans, in absence of civic spaces, managed to found an alternative space where they can think and express themselves freely.

/ November 20, 2016


This is what it’s like to game in Cuba

In Cuba a group of young gamers try, despite many hardships to make a living out of their passion.

/ November 3, 2016


What Cubans are saying about the US election

Cuba’s only 90 miles south of the U.S., but that doesn’t translate to knowing a whole lot about our candidates.

/ October 26, 2016


Life on the hyphen: Christina Garcia navigates dual identities

Cuban exiles in Miami might be surrounded by signs of home (croquetas and cafecitos), but nothing is quite like Cuba. We sat down with writer Cristina Garcia to talk “life on the hyphen.”

/ September 28, 2016


How to travel to Cuba consciously

With flights as low as $76 one way, it’s no surprise that everyone wants to visit Cuba nowadays. But the Castro regime remains oppressive, which makes being a tourist a little, er, awkward. Here are some tips for being a socially conscious visitor to Cuba.

/ September 7, 2016


Cubans are hooked on Master Chef and Game of Thrones too

Thanks to “el paquete,” a weekly package of media downloaded to personal hard drives, Cubans are getting hooked on the same shows we’re binge watching in the US.

/ August 21, 2016