Posts in category "Cuba"

Relive the Buena Vista Social Club

Relive the Buena Vista Social Club
I saw Compay Segundo perform in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2002. He is one of the musical stars of the film “The Buena Vista Social Club” that will show as part of Millennium Park’s Summer Film Series in Chicago tonight at 7:30 p.m. On that night that I saw the man in concert, who was 95... Read more »

Blogostroika: Yoani Sánchez tours U.S.

Blogostroika: Yoani Sánchez tours U.S.
Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez shows us that one woman can make a difference. Sánchez, 37, has used her blog, Generation Y, and Twitter as tools to criticize the Cuban government and write about the struggles of life in Cuba. It is the first time the government has allowed her to leave Cuba since 2004. She... Read more »

Yoani Sanchez cannot be silenced

Yoani Sanchez cannot be silenced
Imagine you’re going to attend a trail that you read in the newspaper was open to the public. You’re a blogger and you want to write about the events. Then when you get there you are arrested. The authorities claim that you plan to disrupt the trial. You are held in detention for 30 hours... Read more »
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Olympics 2012: Ryan Lochte Cuban-American winner

Olympics 2012: Ryan Lochte Cuban-American winner
Ryan Lochte won the men’s 400 IM Saturday to the surprise of many beating out golden boy Michael Phelps. But one other surprising thing about the swimmer is that he is Latino. His mother was born in Cuba and married his father who is from the United States. He loves his Cuban grandmother’s cooking, including... Read more »

Marlins suspend Ozzie Guillen over Castro comments but they should have fired him

Marlins suspend Ozzie Guillen over Castro comments but they should have fired him
Ozzie is being Ozzie. No matter how much Ozzie Guillen apologizes for his misplaced respect and love of Fidel Castro, he will never be forgiven by the Cuban community in Miami. “I feel like I betrayed the Latino community,” Guillen said in Spanish at a press conference that was broadcast on ESPN Tuesday morning. This... Read more »