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Author, correspondent, journalist 

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August 23, 2017

The Cuban government has never given a full explanation for Fidel's deathbed edict forbidding any physical commemoration of his name and his legacy. No monuments. No busts. No avenues rechristened in his honor. It has always seemed strange since Revolutionary Cuba has...

August 9, 2017

Buena Vista Social Club, old cars, the graying Castro brothers--all have become enduring symbols of a Cuba that has already entered what demographers consider a "very advanced stage of transition." Transition is a demographic phenomenon that tracks a nation's progress...

June 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of Treasury has issued some clarifications about the Trump Administration's new policy on dealing with Cuba. The original is available here: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/cuba_faqs_20170616.pdf

June 16, 2017 
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June 14, 2017

    ProPublica, the investigative news organization, has published a terrifying account of how U.S. actions in Mexico led to the murders of dozens--the article says it could even be hundreds--of innocent people in the city of Allende, Mexico, who were caught up in a dr...

June 13, 2017

June 11, 2017

President Donald Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

We write to you, as American scholars and educators, to express our concern about a possible reversal of our nation’s improving relations with Cuba, s...

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