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  • Originally published 03/21/2016

    When Castro Came to Harlem

    Steven Cohen

    The Cuban leader’s last visit to the U.S. before the 1961 diplomatic fallout can tell us a lot about our present historic moment.

  • Originally published 09/27/2015

    Pope Francis Desecrates Memory of Catholic Martyrs in Cuba

    Humberto Fontova

    Castro’s KGB and STASI- tutored regime prepared for the Pope’s visit carefully. Any unsightly protests would obviously mar the occasion, especially for a regime long-accustomed to preening in front of the international media mirror.

  • Originally published 02/25/2015

    Fidel Castro and Apartheid

    Matt Peppe

    Cuba’s intervention in Angola managed to change the course of that country and reverberate throughout Africa.

  • Originally published 03/29/2016

    Can We Be a Better Neighbor?

    Steve Hochstadt

    Long after the juvenile Republican presidential campaigns and campaigners of 2016 are forgotten, President Barack Obama’s movement toward normalization of relations with Cuba will still be talked about. Ending the Cuban embargo is one necessary step in creating a real “good neighbor policy”.

  • Originally published 08/12/2014

    The U.S. Government Still Tries to Subvert Cuba

    Liberty and Power

    When I saw the headline about the U.S. government and Cuba in my newspaper the other day, I thought I’d awoken in 1961. It was a Twilight Zone moment for sure: “U.S. program aimed to stir dissent in Cuba.” I expected Rod Serling to welcome me to “another dimension."  But it was 2014. The AP news report said President Barack Obama and presumably then–secretary of state Hillary Clinton had plotted to incite a popular uprising — to “gin up opposition” — against the Cuban government by sending in young Latin Americans masquerading as tourists and health workers.