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Monumental Havanna in Cuba

Por la revolution y sosialism! Yo soy Fidel! Siempre Fidel! This is what you see in signs at the time of revolution celebrations just a month after Fidel Castro passes away. 1,720 more words


If you were President, what would you accomplish Day 1?

The first thing that I would do is make a push to banish the term “minority.”  Everyone in my administration would have to place $100 in a jar if he or she used the term – an honor system.   137 more words


Cuban Dogs Three

This is the last of three posts of 16 dogs in Cuba. Some dogs were beloved family pets and the owners were quite willing to show them off. 100 more words

Street Photography

Cuba Sees explosion in Internet Access

Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba’s state-owned telecommunications company.

The 55-year-old theater producer connected the device to his phone and his laptop computer, which instantly lit up with a service unimaginable in the Cuba of just a few years ago — relatively fast home internet. 553 more words

Emerging Nations


Cienfuegos was founded in 1819 by a French émigré from Louisiana. Don Louis D’Clouet brought in other French families from the USA and from Bordeaux, and the influence of their nationality is still obvious in the city’s architecture and sense of bon viveur. 135 more words

Liberals Will Canonize Obama, but History Will Likely Take a Dimmer View

He will be remembered as the first black president of the United States—and not much more. He was no statesman. He did nothing to expand America’s influence in the world. 541 more words