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Ibeyi

Ibeyi

The twin sisters in Ibeyi come by their connection to the Afro-Cuban culture by way of their late father, Miguel “Anga” Diaz, an in-demand Cuban percussionist who was part of a vanguard musicians who reinvigorated Cuban music before he died prematurely at age 45 in 2006.

NPR’s interview with President Obama

NPR’s interview with President Obama

NPR’s Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama at the White House this past December. The interview covers the President’s strategy fighting ISIS, the 2016 elections, his legacy and the Paris climate deal.

Cuba is first to earn WHO seal for ending mother-baby HIV transmission

Cuba is first to earn WHO seal for ending mother-baby HIV transmission

On June 30, Cuba became the first country to receive what can be seen as a global seal of approval — the World Health Organization validation — for essentially eliminating transmission of AIDS from a mother to her baby.

From Cuba to Florida: Diana Nyad’s final attempt at a record-breaking swim

From Cuba to Florida: Diana Nyad’s final attempt at a record-breaking swim

“I’ve taken on those life lessons, that big break of just wanting the journey to be an elevated experience, no matter the success,” she says. “Those people on the beach that day, they were crying. There were several thousand people. What they saw was a human being who had a dream and refused to give up on it. That’s how simple the story is.”

Did Editorials influence Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba?

Did Editorials influence Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba?

The New York Times’ Ernesto Londono wrote editorials urging Obama to end the embargo. He tells of the changes he saw when he visited Cuba last month and how he sees the new relationship evolving.

Legal battle looms over Florida congressional districts

Legal battle looms over Florida congressional districts

With the midterm election a little more than three months away, a legal battle in Florida has cast uncertainty over the state’s upcoming congressional races.

Cuban-Americans and the elusive ‘American Dream’

Cuban-Americans and the elusive ‘American Dream’

Among Latinos, no group may have achieved the American dream as fully as Cuban-Americans. But a new poll suggests that, for many Cuban-Americans, the dream is becoming elusive.

Poll focuses on views from a wide array of Latino Americans

Poll focuses on views from a wide array of Latino Americans

You’ve probably heard a lot about “the Latino voter” or the way companies are trying to win over “the Latino consumer.” But let’s say it one more time, anyway: Latinos are not monolithic.

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