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Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Elian" depicts the international custody battle over 5-year-old Cuban Elian Gonzalez, which made for a showdown between the United States and Cuba.

Liberals Shouldn’t Idealize Fidel Castro’s Legacy

Liberals Shouldn’t Idealize Fidel Castro’s Legacy

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The contemporary normalization of Fidel Castro is a disservice to the tens of thousands murdered or exiled because of his actions.

NYU Reacts: Former Cuba President Fidel Castro Dies at 90

NYU Reacts: Former Cuba President Fidel Castro Dies at 90

By Diamond Naga Siu and Jemima McEvoy

November 29, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU students react to the death of Cuba's former president, Fidel Castro.

‘Viva’ Brings New Life to the Queer Coming-of-Age Tale

‘Viva’ Brings New Life to the Queer Coming-of-Age Tale

By Angelica Chong, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

Set in Cuba, "Viva" centers on Jesus, whose father does not approve of his desire to be a drag performer.

Capitalism Won’t Solve Cuban Inequality

Capitalism Won’t Solve Cuban Inequality

By Connor Borden, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With no chance of mobility and a pittance from the central government, the poverty-stricken population of Cuba cannot hope to escape the cycle of poverty.

Obama’s Disposition Towards Cuba Proves the U.S. Has Come A Long Way

Obama’s Disposition Towards Cuba Proves the U.S. Has Come A Long Way

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A publicized presidential visit conveys good intentions, but a U.S. company creating jobs shows a deeper commitment to the Cuban people.

Fashion comes to Cuba with Karl Lagerfeld in 2017

Fashion comes to Cuba with Karl Lagerfeld in 2017

By Carson Kessler, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Beauty & Style, Fashion Week

Is Cuba ready to be swept by the fashion world? Karl Lagerfeld says yes as Chanel plans to debut their next resort collection in the capital city of Havana.

Open the door to Cuba and let change in

Open the door to Cuba and let change in

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The humanitarian situation in Cuba under US embargoes is deplorable. Congress must authorize the lifting of the embargo to improve US trade and get the nation of Cuba back on its feet.

Students study art in Havana

Students study art in Havana

By Meranda Yslas

October 2, 2014


Filed under Features

Students have the opportunity to spend a semester studying photography, dance and video production as well as experiencing daily life in the longtime United States embargoed country, Cuba.

Human Rights Council does not serve purpose

Human Rights Council does not serve purpose

November 18, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly elected 14 new countries to the Human Rights Council. The council is responsible “for promoting universal respect for the protection of all human rights.” Given this responsibility, the election of Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba and Russia is paradoxical. These countries are consistently in violation of international human rights standards, and their election is evidence of a broken system. Upon electing members to the council, the General Assemb...

After Jay-Z and Beyonce Cuba trip, Obama should end embargo

After Jay-Z and Beyonce Cuba trip, Obama should end embargo

April 26, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Last week, President Barack Obama denied having any part in Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip to Cuba after lyrics surfaced from Jay-Z’s song “Open Letter” hinting that Obama may have given the supercouple clearance for their trip. Obama responded by saying, “This is not something the White House ...

U.S. should look to Cuban dissidents as sources of change

U.S. should look to Cuban dissidents as sources of change

March 13, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

As Cuba inches closer to reform, the U.S. government should look to dissidents as the potential agents of change in Cuba. In recent years, the Cuban regime has passed a series of economic and immigration policies meant to liberalize the country. Foreign governments and media outlets have looked to the...

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