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Book Cover, Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom by Hugh Thomas

Our Essential Books

Among the books on Cuba which I consider absolutely essential is the monograph entitled Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom written by Hugh …

Poster announcing Viridiana in Cuban cinemas

Buñuel’s Banned Film

Back in the early 1960s, Cubans were given an opportunity (perhaps by mistake) to watch the latest films directed by Luis Buñuel …

Edel Lima's Book. Photo: Tania Díaz Castro

Two Very Similar Historical Eras

The book entitled Cuban Press and the Machado Era written by Edel Lima Sarmiento, a pro-regime Cuban journalist, was published in 2014 …

Havana. Photo: PIN

Seeking the Spirit of Fidel

The world goes on after Fidel Castro’s death, his ashes preserved for future generations as if they were relics or mummies of …

Jesus Menéndez Larrondo (Philately)

A History Explained Better

For almost seventy years, the death of Jesús Menéndez Larrondo, famous leader of Cuban sugar workers and member and representative of the …

La bolita cubana

Ninety, twenty-five, twenty-six

Five days after the announcement of Fidel’s death, an atmosphere of grief and mourning could be felt both in Havana and in …