Opinion

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Thanksgiving now is a lot better than it was then

While it is a cliché to state what you're thankful for, I am thankful for what I have today and for the way things turned out.

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Ending the U.S. blockade of Cuba an uphill battle in Congress

Denying U.S. citizens their Constitutional right to travel and exchange personal experience with their Cuban brothers and sisters is a stupid policy.

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Couch-surfing: a revolutionary movement

Looking at it through a wide-angled lens, we've been staying at people's houses for hundreds of years; saving money, meeting people, really immersing ourselves in the culture.

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A month in my home country: What a trip!

What a trip! I had last visited my American home country three years earlier; during my visit last month I saw that some things hadn't changed much, some things had.

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Writing on Amtrak

Soon we'd be snaking through the freight yards and pulling into the Amtrak platform at L.A.'s Union Station.  It was a dramatic opening scene - almost cinematic - filled with promise.

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End to favoritism for Cuban immigrants?

The Chicago Tribune's editorial February 16 on U.S.- Cuba relations was big news - the newspaper had departed from the prevailing silence on how Cubans arrive in the United States.

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July 26, Cuba: absolved by history

July 26, 1953 was the start of the movement to overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista -- and the Cuban Revolution.