Raul Castro has announced that he is stepping down and making room for his hand-picked BFF, who some say is much more. To me, it is difficult to imagine Fidel’s younger brother stop bending over and letting someone else take over so he can be doing what he likes. Cuba si, Comunimso no!
Many years ago, when I was a cub reporter and aspiring journalist in Miami, I was asked to produce a new Spanish-language program for a young up-and-coming musical star named Willy Chirino. The show was called Love Van and it was supposed to be a hipper version of American Bandstand and Soul Train, but unfortunately, it never caught on.
Cubans worldwide have been waiting for years until the Communist Castro regime collapses, and have been singing about it.
Born Jacob Gershvin on September 26, 1898, in Brooklyn, New York, he died on July 11, 1937, in Hollywood, California. He was one of the most significant and popular American composers of all time.
I was born in the Pearl of the Antilles around the middle of the century, but I am not able to return to my homeland under the present circumstances. The description was reportedly coined by a European artist whose 1873 book of illustrations bears the title "The Pearl of the Antilles."
Please, allow me to tell you a real story I personally lived through. Once upon a time, there were two republics. Both had constitutions, laws, civil rights, a government, a congress, and a court system of law. The people could assemble, associate, speak, and write with freedom.
But as the people became unsatisfied with their governments, they chose to support new officials and were fooled by fake images of religion and a better life before reality began to set in.
Thanks to the Library of Congress and 93-year-old American singer Harry Belafonte, a Caribbean born singer, songwriter, activist, and actor, #CityImages Is proud to present the following three-part documentary series.
Belafonte is one of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Trinidadian musical style with an international audience beginning in the 1950s and beyond.
Harry Belafonte’s celebration of MUSICA: This amazing three-part documentary series includes...
I was born in the Republic of Cuba, a nation comprising the main island as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean meet up.
Years later I was recruited by George HW Bush to lead the electronic Bay of Pigs named TV Martí which has been ineffective.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I should point out that I was born in Cuba. However, when I was there last there was no Internet.
Now more than 5 million cell phone users in Cuba have received free internet, in an eight-hour test before the government launched sales of the service.
For the first time since the 1950's, when The Castro Brothers launched their Cuban Revolution, the communist island will no longer have a Castro leading it.
The Cuban Revolution was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel and Raul Castro's revolutionary 26th of July Movement and its allies against the authoritarian government of another Cuban dictator named Fulgencio Batista.
The new president is 57-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel. He is the chosen leader of an unfulfilled generation finally coming to maturity after the Castro era.
One of the best known Cuban songs. The words come from a poem by Apostle of Cuban Independence José Martí. In 1966, a version by The Sandpipers, based on an arrangement from The Weavers performed in May 1963 @ Carnegie Hall. This song has been recorded by Julio Iglesias, Joan Baez, Jimmy Buffett, Celia Cruz, Bobby Darin, Joe Dassin, Muslim Magomayev, José Feliciano, Biser Kirov, Wyclef Jean, Puerto Plata, Trini Lopez, La Lupe, Nana Mouskouri, Tito Puente, Andy Russell and Pete Seeger, Buena Vista Social Club, Los Lobos, Gipsy Kings...etc.
Yo soy un hombre sincero