I tried to commit suicide. I was studying computer sciences at a technical institute and didn’t want to be there, I felt I was drowning. I don’t know what would have become of me without the theater, explains Adonis Milan. (22 photos)
During five decades of confrontation between the USA and Cuba, there were periods of top-secret contacts, periods ruled by an absolute freeze, and others when threats ran high.
Yulier Rodriguez makes an effort to greet us at every corner of the city with one of his doodles. The obscure beings he paints occupy a space between parody, mockery, social critique and power mechanisms. They cover large sections of walls, populating every nook and cranny, intrusively taking over the urban landscape.
The United States and Cuba are taking the next step in restoring diplomatic relations with each other as Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Havana Friday to attend a ceremony marking the reopening of the U.S. Embassy there.
One of the powerful voices of Cuba’s controversial band Habana Abierta has returned to the island to record a solo album with the Egrem label. Titled “A Full”, its songs received the Cubadisco 2015 Fusion award.
Cuban ballet will forever remember Ana Lobe, a ballerina who has lived outside the island for years. Blessed with exceptional charisma, her impressive physical presence and the sophistication of her techniques made her shine on stage.
We speak with Ricardo Alarcon a former Cuban representative to the United Nations on the reopening of the Cuban and US embassies. Senator Patrick Leahy speaks on the secret talks that led to the rapprochement of US-Cuba relations. In another segment we hear from Congress members Raúl Grijalva and Barbara Lee; actor Danny Glover; former U.S. diplomat Wayne Smith; attorneys Michael Smith and Michael Ratner.
US university professor Sara Cooper is the founder of a veritable publisher’s dream: Cubanabooks. The publishing house has already begun to secure prestige in both Cuba and the United States thanks to the tenacity of woman who defends literature written by women and Queer Studies. She is currently working at the California State University, devoting much of her time to publish the work of Cuban women living in the United States.
Special Broadcast from Opening of Cuban Embassy in Washington as U.S.-Cuban Diplomatic Ties RestoredJuly 20, 2015 | 15 comments
History is being made in Washington today when Cuba raises its flag and officially reopens its U.S. Embassy after 54 years. Hundreds are gathering for this historic moment.
On July 5th of this year, the 26th “Friendshipment Cuba” Caravan left Washington with volunteers and material support for Cuba’s health and education sectors. The caravan traveled throughout the United States en route to Havana where they were scheduled to arrive this weekend. We interview the Pastors for Peace exective director Gail Wallker.