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Historian portrays workers as securing the victory of Cuba’s Revolution

Steve Cushion's new book shows that there was more to Cuba's revolution than the romantic tale of a few warriors in the mountains.

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“The Settlers”: an unsettling look at the Israeli settlements issue

A compelling, must see, tour de force outline of the issue that has helped fuel 50 years of Middle East conflicts.

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Latin Grammy Awards: Don’t vote for racists

 The Latin Grammy Awards started out as a typical music awards show, until Los Tigres and Mana held  up a large sign that read "Latinos Unidos No Voten for Racistas!"

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“Mediterranea": Europe’s embattled migrants on film

"Mediterranea" succeeds in putting the stateless, the homeless, and the wretched of the Earth in the limelight they deserve.

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New book offers no optimism for a free Puerto Rico

Nelson A. Denis looks not at earlier colonial history, but rather measures taken to subdue Nationalists before and after their 1950 uprising.

 

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Skeletons as political art: A look at Day of the Dead artist Posada

Posada produced an enormous body of work, including not only his political cartoons but also commercial and advertising work.

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What really happened to the 43 students in Mexico?

The disappearance of 43 students in Iguala last year on September 26 remains an open, festering wound in Mexico.

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Today in history: Alberto Moravia died in 1990

In the same year Italian writer Alberto Moravia died in his Rome apartment at 82, his autobiography, "Vita di Moravia" was published.

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Today in history: Beethoven's opera "Fidelio" in Berlin, 1945

"A political prisoner's wife goes undercover, infiltrates the family of the prison guard and frees her husband from a secret dungeon just as the tyrant is about to kill him."

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Today in history: Fidel turns 89, poem by Che

"If iron stands in our way, we ask for a sheet of Cuban tears to cover our guerrillas bones on the journey to American history . . . "

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