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Latin America Welcomes Obama’s Move to Restore US-Cuba Ties

Washington, D.C.  Latin American leaders who for years have pressured the United States to drop its economic embargo against Cuba praised President Barack Obama for moving on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with its communist-run Cold War foe. Raúl Castro with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 2008.  Roosewelt Pinheiro/ABr – Agência Brasil. Regional leaders said the move and […]

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Cuba Hosts U.N. Ebola Conference, Sends MDs to West Africa

Havana, Cuba.  Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana today as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States. […]

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Agreed: U.N. Renews Call for End to U.S. Embargo Against Cuba

New York, N.Y.  For the 22nd consecutive year at the United Nations, the General Assembly yesterday adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.  I called for this most recently in my Huffington Post piece A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro’s Daughter. Foreign Minister Bruno […]

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Update: Nobel Winner Mario Vargas Llosa Unveils New Novel

UPDATE:  Nobel-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa is unveiling his new novel, titled The Discreet Hero and set in his native Peru. The novel revisits two influential cities in Mario’s past, the Peruvian capital Lima and the small northwestern city of Piura. Mario told reporters Wednesday that the plot centers on a small business owner from Piura who […]

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Japanese-American Doctor’s First Visit to Cuba

By Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura Hillyer. Havana, Cuba. I consider myself such a lucky person. At almost 75, I have visited over 140 countries on all continents, and I have lived in the U.S. for over 50 years. My impresario and cultural exchange work took me to many countries in the world. During the Cold War, […]

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Photography Trip to Cuba Next January

New York, N.Y.  Janis Lewin, who photographed Cuba for over ten years on a journey to photograph and learn about this fascinating island, has announced a photo trip to Havanna set for January 13-22, 2013. Because most of the trip is in the capital, there will be an emphasis on urban life, architecture and culture. There […]

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Cuban Art after Historic Venice Biennale Return

By Cynthia Artin, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y.  Curated by Rachel Weingeist, “Adjoining Islands: The Cuban Pavilion in Manhattan” came to Chelsea from Cuba’s first official participation in the prestigious Venice Biennale in over fifty years. The works include painting, sculpture, works on paper, and light forms that draw one into an intoxicating, dimensional […]

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El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

New York, N.Y.  Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not visit there after dark.  It was founded in 1969 by artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz and a coalition of parents, educators, artists, and activists who noted that mainstream museums largely […]

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