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Environment

This Is How You Can Help Cuba After Hurricane Irma’s Destruction

Cuban government officials confirmed Irma’s death toll of 10 causalities on Monday. Seven lives were lost in Havana while the last remaining three lives were lost in Matanza, Camaguey and in the regions of Ciego de Avila. With frenetic winds of around 157-mph, Hurricane Irma became Cuba’s second Category 5 storm since 1932. Demolishing the Caribbean island for three consecutive days, Irma’s eye submerged streets of Havana, causing citizens to trudge down chest high waters

Politics

The Truth About Trump’s New Cuba Policy

Trump declared an official “reversal” on American and Cuban relations while speaking in the heart of Little Havana, Florida on Friday. He denounced Cuba’s “communist domination” and advocated for humans rights to be restored to the Cuban people. The President plans to restrict tourism in America to the Caribbean island. “The previous administration’s easing of restrictions on travel and trade does not help the Cuban people, they only enrich the Cuban regime” Americans cannot individually

LGBT+

A Look Inside Living in Santiago, Cuba as a Member of the LGBT+ Community

When we think about Cuba, we envision an insidious political regime exerting dominance over its people. We often speak about its valuable export of rum, tobacco and root beer, but we never vocalize about the people that have transformed the Caribbean island. We never give credit to the LGBT+ community who have brawled for a progressive future in their country. Located in the far east, Santiago is the heart of the LGBT+ community. Before I

International

How Communism Changed My Cuban Parents Forever

In 1959, the late Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, overthrew former authoritative president Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship and took over his place as the leader of what was then known as the Republic of Cuba. As he rose to power, he set up the foundation for what would soon grow to become the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere, in what some perceive as an attempt to improve the country. However, this newly communist state did

International

Dear Justin Trudeau: Stop Glorifying Fidel Castro

Former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has died at 90. There is a wide range of eulogies that have been dedicated to him: some of which are praising Castro for providing a vision of liberation and morality, and for being an enlightening revolutionary. Some, however, paint him in a different light as being nothing but a repressive and cruel leader rather than being a positive one. His communist regime is inspiring to leftists from around the

International

As A Cuban, I Am Celebrating The End Of A Dictator 

On November 26th, Raul Castro, current leader of Cuba released a statement revealing news that could potentially change the lives of all Cubans, both residents and non. At 10:59 on Friday night, Fidel Castro had passed away. It seems as though we were given something to be thankful for. Castro, reigning terror on Cuban soil in 1959, changed the lives of the people forever. Castro became the youngest leader in all of Latin America, promoting

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