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Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea: 1990-1991

I It starts with the suspension of the Cold War, and Cubans at the center of the conflict. It...

An Amnesty Law for Cuban Political Prisoners, is It Possible?

For the visit last January 10, Ailex Marcano carried coffee, toast, and a soda. Ángel Jesús, her...

Routes of the Political Imagination in Cuba

In totalitarianism, even more than in the different types of authoritarianism, the capacity to imagine is as...

The filmmaker Luis Alejandro Yero talks about the censorship of his film in Havana

There is a moment in this interview where I tell Luis Alejandro Yero (1989) that Cuban censorship...

The Silence Barrier: A Conversation with Roberto Echavarren about ‘Russian Nights: Autocracy and Testimony’ (2023)

In Russian Nights: Autocracy and Testimony (Vernon Press, 2023), Uruguayan poet, narrator, and essayist Roberto Echavarren reconstructs,...

Cuban artist Samuel Riera talks about Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara: “he is an artist in every sense of the word, an eternal nonconformist.”

More than a decade ago, Samuel Riera and Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara (LMOA) met. LMOA started attending...

Cubans in the War in Ukraine: Human Trafficking and Mercenarism?

Alex Vega Díaz and Andorf Velázquez García, two young men barely in their 20s, left Cuba for...

Refeudalization, Modern/Colonial Occidentalism and Havana Gentrification

The triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959, gave way to the implementation of popular...