Category Archives: Cuba

Electo Silva: An Eulogy

Electo Silva Gaínza (1928-2017). Source: EcuRed I once talked about something I like quite a lot: the Cuban cartoon Elpidio Valdés. I basically presented it as a way to say that not everything coming out of Cuba is bad. It … Continue reading

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Kiss and Make Up? (III): Obama’s Cuban Vacay

Cubans observe Air Force One approaching Havana Airport on March 20th. Source: centralmaine.com Hell froze over. A sitting President of the United States has visited Cuba for the first time since the 1920s. It is the biggest step yet toward … Continue reading

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A Latin American “Asterix”

A 1984 Cuban postage stamp commemorating the 25th anniversary of Cuban cinema with cartoon character Elpidio Valdés on the forefront. Source: Radio Rebelde (Cuba) This post contains links to video clips in Spanish. I love Asterix. I have always been … Continue reading

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About the Right to Rave

Cuban migrants in the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border. Photo credit: Reuters. Source: Telesur I have the impression that progressives have found a sneaky way to catch my eye: by obtaining my e-mail address without my knowledge and consent. For some time … Continue reading

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The US Can’t Be All Bad, Now Can It?

Fidel Castro warms up before a baseball exhibition game in July 1959. Source: Courier Mail (Brisbane, Australia). It has been told that Fidel Castro has a heart for baseball; he was even said to be considered so good an amateur … Continue reading

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“El que calla, otorga”

Facebook’s “Like” thumb on display in Havana’s waterfront. Photo credit: Edu Bayer. Source: El País (Spain) To Pablo Medina Sr. and Jr. – two generations of Cuban creative talent. A couple of days ago, I ran into an op-ed published … Continue reading

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Kiss and Make Up? (II)

Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera poses for a photograph taken on Dec. 31, 2014, after released from detention and, allegedly, before she was arrested a second time. Photo credit: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images. Source: Los Angeles Times As the new year … Continue reading

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