The History and Rancor of the Helms-Burton Act of 1996

The History and Rancor of the Helms-Burton Act of 1996

Amid all the excitement over recent progress in restoring normal relations between the US and Cuba, there remains important legislative impediments to dismantling the various ideological ramparts designed to foment Cuba’s destabilization. What is certain is that the cantankerous history between the two countries produced laws that reflect a deep hurt and mistrust. Removing these … Read more

5 Rural Images From Cuba

5 Rural Images From Cuba

Rural images have a special quality of reminding us that truth is more closely associated with simplicity than with complexity.  This is most appropriate at the moment in Cuba.  Epic changes between the US and Cuba have created a storm of activity – and also important questions of identity – for Cubans in Havana.  Here are some images of the Cuban countryside and the people who know little about the complexity of events happening in their capital.