Natalia Martinez
Natalia Martinez

Why You Need to Throw Out Your Che Guevara T-Shirt

On the heels of the anniversary of Che Guevara's death, we should think of Che Guevara not as a romantic idealist and revolutionary, but as a fanatic radical and murderer.

'Una Noche' Will Show You the Real Cuba

Lucy Mulloy's movie is much more than a coming of age story of three teens fleeing Havana; it is a snapshot of the reality youth in Cuba face every day.
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Winter Olympics 2014: 3 Things to Watch For in Russia

Amid controversy and corruption, visitors to Sochi in 2014 should not expect to witness an authentic version of Russia, but rather a Putin-approved one.
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Yoani Sánchez: Dissident Cuban Blogger to Speak in Miami

On her first U.S. visit, dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has emphasized technology and plurality, building a bridge among generations of Cubans. How will she fare this week in Miami?
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Travel Reform Hits Cuba, But Are Cuban-Americans Ready For the Change?

The Cuban government has reformed travel restrictions on its citizenry, but questions remain. How will the new rules be tested, and how will the exile community meet a new kind of Cuban traveler?
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Russian Adoption Ban: Putin is Only Hurting the Children of Russia

With Vladir Putin's approval of a law to ban the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens, a political move is backfiring as a short-sighted blow to the children of Russia.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Events: 6 Insider Tips to Get the Most Out of Art Basel

Art Basel Miami is the center of the art world for a few days in December. But if you're over it, or just overwhelmed, here are six insider recommendations for other art fairs and things to do.
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Fidel Castro Rival and Civil Rights Leader Oswaldo Paya Dies At 61

On Monday, Cuban civil rights leader Oswaldo Payá died in a car crash. At the funeral in Havana dozens of dissidents were arrested while a mourning nation watched.
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Russia Freedom of Speech: Internet May Be Next Censorship Battleground

Russia has expanded its battle for freedom of expression into a new realm: the Internet. Pending approval from President Putin, the new law could more widely censor websites in Russia.
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Cuba Freedom of Speech: Dissident Voices Try Spreading the Truth Through Texts and Tweets

New media is a hot topic in Cuba these days, but technology remains difficult to obtain and leverage due to controls and sanctions on all sides.