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Cuban Americans are divided on immigration policy

Cuban Americans are divided on immigration policy Cindy Carcamo To her family, Ada Caso is known as la comunista — the communist. And in a Cuban American family, that’s as bad as it gets. Though the label is mostly tongue-in-cheek, her liberal political bent makes her an outlier in her mostly conservative family. “I’ve always […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Tourism Boom Still Fails to Benefit Some Black Cubans

Cuba’s Tourism Boom Still Fails to Benefit Some Black Cubans By Mel Abad (staff@latinpost.com)First Posted: Feb 12, 2016 06:00 AM EST After Havana and Washington recently patched its long estranged diplomatic ties, the city of Havana in Cuba is reaping the fruit of having economic ties with powerful countries like the U.S. However, according to […] Continue reading

In Cuba, racial inequality deepens with tourism boom

In Cuba, racial inequality deepens with tourism boom By Chris Arsenault HAVANA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As warming relations with the United States bring new money and tourists to Havana, some black Cubans like Miguel Campuzano Perez say racial inequalities are widening and they are being left out of a potential capitalist boom. Cuba’s economy […] Continue reading

Who Will Speak for Black Cubans on the Lack of Economic Opportunity?

Who Will Speak for Black Cubans on the Lack of Economic Opportunity? Renewing diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba will open up financial prospects on the island, but racial disparities have long kept black Cubans on the bottom rung of the economic ladder. BY: DEWAYNE WICKHAM Posted: Dec. 23 2015 3:00 AM Havana: If […] Continue reading

Human Rights – Are There False Ones?

Human Rights: Are There False Ones? YUSIMÍ RODRÍGUEZ LÓPEZ | La Habana | 28 Oct 2015 – 3:32 pm. Our official journalists are so busy reporting human rights violations in the US that they have forgotten to cover those violated in Cuba. Before Friday October 23 I thought that human rights were a source of […] Continue reading

N.J. cop killer Chesimard living as a ‘ghost’ in Havana

Kelly: N.J. cop killer Chesimard living as a ‘ghost’ in Havana LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015, 7:22 AM BY MIKE KELLY HAVANA — More than three decades after she broke out of a New Jersey prison and fled to Cuba with a promise of political asylum from Fidel Castro, Joanne Chesimard finds herself ensnared […] Continue reading

The Bad Luck of Being Black in Cuba

The Bad Luck of Being Black in Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on September 12, 2015 Ivan Garcia, 11 September 2015 — It was already duck on an extremely hot day without a hint of a breeze, when a white Mercedes Benz van with the blue top of the national police pulled up alongside Red […] Continue reading

FIU conference focuses on race in Cuba

FIU conference focuses on race in Cuba BY NORA GAMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 02/27/2015 11:20 PM 02/27/2015 11:20 PM Cuba’s political future, the impact of renewed relations between the United States and Cuba and its new policies towards the island, were the focus of some of the discussions held on the first day of the 10th […] Continue reading

Cuban economic reforms spur talk of race

Cuban economic reforms spur talk of race BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES NGAMEZTORRES@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 12/20/2014 8:39 AM 12/20/2014 4:43 PM As Cuba prepares to enter its fifth year of sweeping economic reforms to jump-start its lumbering economy, many say the changes have had an unintended effect: drawing attention to the thorny subject of race. A recent rally […] Continue reading

El racismo y la intolerancia en Cuba, a debate en Miami

El racismo y la intolerancia en Cuba, a debate en Miami “Discriminación Racial e Intolerancia: Desafíos del Presente y Futuro Cubanos” es el evento en donde varios pensadores se acercarán al tema de Cuba, desde el Miami Dade College. Martinoticias.com marzo 14, 2014 El Centro de Iniciativas para América Latina y Caribe (CIALC), de Miami […] Continue reading

A Cuba for All Colors

A Cuba for All Colors March 6, 2014 Ernesto Perez Chang HAVANA TIMES — Alexis graduated from a Cuban tourism school. He studied to become a chef for years and graduated with honors. In a number of competitions, his teachers praised his dexterity and good taste, as well as his cleanliness and ability to improvise […] Continue reading

Race as a Challenge to Cuba’s Educational System

Race as a Challenge to Cuba’s Educational System October 3, 2013 By Esteban Morales* HAVANA TIMES — Before the start of Cuba’s 2013-14 school year, ministers and officials from the country’s education ministries met to evaluate the situation of the country’s learning institutions. If you asked me, I would say that the Cuban revolution’s two […] Continue reading

The Professor Who Lynched ‘Negroes’

Neill Macaulay: The Professor Who Lynched ‘Negroes’ September 30, 2013 By Humberto Fontova Any professor in the U.S. who utters the “N-word” even offhandedly gets cashiered instantly. Examples abound. Nowadays even using the perfectly proper term “Negro” can get an educator fired, as in the case of a Bronx teacher. The trick to—not only keeping […] Continue reading

Orlando Luis Pardo: “I was afraid when I had no voice, when I started talking, I lost the fear.”

Orlando Luis Pardo : “I was afraid when I had no voice, when I started talking, I lost the fear.” Posted on September 9, 2013 Interview by Emilio Sanchez Cartas – from Los Andes Internacionales The restless, multifaceted Pardo Lazo graduated in biochemistry from the University of Havana, but left the field after 10 years. […] Continue reading

Interview with Dimas Castellanos

Interview with Dimas Castellanos Posted on August 11, 2013 Interview with Dimas Castellanos Marti, historian and journalist. From Havana, Felix Sautie Mederos Por Esto! asks: “Unravel the causes of the crisis our society finds itself in (…) The concept of race as a group of hereditary characteristics seems to lack foundation, as a social construction […] Continue reading

Disidentes y activistas contra la discriminación racial participan en el Congreso de LASA

Disidentes y activistas contra la discriminación racial participan en el Congreso de LASA DDC | Washington | 1 Jun 2013 – 3:51 pm. Varios activistas cubanos contra la discriminación racial participaron este viernes en Washington en un panel del XXXI Congreso de la Asociación de Estudios Latinoamericanos (LASA, por sus siglas en inglés), con conferencias […] Continue reading

Dissident calls for reform in Cuba

Agencia EFE May 15, 2013 19:00 Dissident calls for reform in Cuba Miami, May 15 (EFE).- Cuban dissident Manuel Cuesta Morua, the leader of the Arco Progresista group, called in Miami on Wednesday for a “new national project” that undertakes the structural reforms needed on the communist-run island and integrates all political positions and ideas. […] Continue reading

The Persistence of Institutional Racism

Cuba: The Persistence of Institutional Racism May 16, 2013 Esteban Morales Who is responsible for the fact our national statistics do not offer the information needed to conduct a thorough study of the racial issue in Cuba? Who is responsible for the fact our national statistics do not offer the information needed to conduct a […] Continue reading

Cuban dissident says racism remains a grave problem

Posted on Thursday, 05.16.13 Cuban dissident says racism remains a grave problem By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Cuban dissident Manuel Cuesta Morua on Wednesday called for “affirmative action” to redress what he called the “grave” problem of racism on the communist-ruled island. “As long as the race problem is not resolved, we don’t believe that […] Continue reading

Six-day event in Pittsburgh targets discrimination in Cuba

Six-day event in Pittsburgh targets discrimination in Cuba Fidel Castro declared it nonexistent, but racism is still pervasive in a country known more for its rich culture May 11, 2013 12:13 am By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Think Cuba, and images of music, dance, cuisine and the 1959 revolution come to mind. But […] Continue reading

Cubanos participan en semana de eventos afroamericanos

Cubanos participan en semana de eventos afroamericanos Participan los activistas Manuel Cuesta Morúa, Rafael Campoamor, Leonardo Calvo Cárdenas, Robert Cavalier y el editor de la revista Islas, Juan Antonio Alvarado. mayo 06, 2013 La Asociación de Hombres y Mujeres Jóvenes de la Herencia Africana, el Comité Ciudadano por la Integración Racial, con sede en Cuba, […] Continue reading