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Writing Life (no. 21): An interview with Ruth Behar by Natashe Lemos Dekker

Image 1: One of Ruth’s writing spaces filled with family and childhood photos, art and objects that inspire her and that are filled with memories. On the laptop…

Caricaturas

Read Time:3 Minute, 24 Second El pasado lunes aparecía la noticia de un pueblo asfixiado que clamaba por su libertad, sesenta y dos…

Cuban Food Security in a Time of COVID-19

The pandemic has created new opportunities and barriers to food access in Cuba’s two largest cities. Even before Cuba’s first case of COVID-19 was detected on March 11,…

Problemas bioéticos ¿emergentes o persistentes? expuestos por la pandemia COVID-19

JOSÉ RAMÓN ACOSTA SARIEGO El escenario de una catástrofe anunciada. La pandemia COVID-19 ha mostrado en toda su crudeza las falencias, vulnerabilidades, injusticias y desigualdades que aquejan …

Values Revealed: COVID-19 in Cuba

CARLOS JESÚS DELGADO DÍAZ The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Cuba on March 11, 2020. Since then, 2291 patients have been confirmed to have had the…

Goodbye “American Greatness”

Part 3 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Indispensable. Here was the so-called “indispensable nation,” the self-appointed saviour of the world, with generations of its leaders and thinkers…

Book Review: The Urban Gardens of Havana: Seeking Revolutionary Plants in Ideologized Spaces by Ola Plonska and Younes Saramifar

In The Urban Gardens of Havana: Seeking Revolutionary Plants in Ideologized Spaces, Ola Plonska and Younes Saramifar explore the poetics of gardening and narrate everyday life under the gaze of…

Pearls before Swine

Pearls, in the Parish of St. Andrew’s, Grenada, just up the road from the main town of Grenville, is a unique place that sits at the intersection of two…

Hearing the Unknown: Case Studies in Cuba and Taiwan

The saga of mysterious sounds afflicting US diplomats in Cuba—and more recently China–has appeared in the US news cycle intermittently over the last couple of years. Since 2017,…

Van masterscriptie naar gepubliceerd boek: The Urban Gardens of Havana

Door Ola Plonska In juli 2017 was het eindelijk zover. Na maandenlang hard werken was dit het moment om onze masterscripties in te leveren. Ik herinner het mij…

Americans Can Do Two Things at the Same Time

Surely we have heard and seen enough by now that any lingering “optimism” about Trump governing as an anti-interventionist in foreign affairs has totally evaporated. What Trump promised…

“Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded” (2014): Reversing Empire and the 1980s’ Drug War

Miami, and what became a Miami aesthetic, was probably one of the most distinctive and memorable features of the 1980s in North America. Hit shows like Miami Vice…

Competitive Hardship: ethnographic guilt and early-career pressure to conduct ‘authentic’ fieldwork

Jennifer Cearns is currently conducting ethnographic research in Miami, USA, and Havana, Cuba, focusing on practices of material and digital exchange, sharing and reciprocity within and between capita…

“This garden is who I am”

by Ola Plonska This month the Master thesis ‘This Garden is who I am’ has been awarded as the best thesis written on Latin-America and the Caribbean in…

Fat Consequences

Obesity is about more than stigma, it is about exceeding one’s social space. Diabetes foot clinic, Apia, Samoa Looking over the shoulder of Sina, the only podiatrist in…

What Happened to the American Empire?

Has anything out of the ordinary happened to the US as an imperialist power since the ascent of Trump to office? While the continuities between Trump and his…

“Capitalism Is Just around the Corner…”

A view on tourism and economic development from rural Cuba Expanding private business “Everyone is now crazy for renting,” my friend Julio told me during my last stay…

Donald Trump, Empire, and Globalization: A Reassessment

“Hey, I’m a nationalist and a globalist,” Donald Trump recently declared, “I’m both”. The only way in which the two (seemingly contradictory) positions can be reconciled is by…

Life and Time after Fidel

What does the future hold for Cubans who came of age with the revolutionary state? On November 25, 2016, Fidel Castro Ruz passed away. As Cuba’s Commander-in-Chief from…

In the Journals – January 2017

Welcome back to In the Journals, a monthly review of just a fraction of the most recent academic research on security, crime, policing, and the law. I do…

2016: The Ending of the Year of Beginnings

Probably the most memorable year in decades, 2016 was a non-stop accumulation of turning points and landmark events. In broad terms, we began to witness the demise of…

Open Borders, Global Citizenship, and the Working Class

In this and the next article I will discuss some of the politically contentious issues surrounding what some of us call “illegal immigration,” with reference to the works…

Cuban imaginations of the future

Door Caroline van Slobbe    Havana is full of small businesses. The most common entrepreneurs are ladies who sell cupcakes and cookies from their front door or window,…

Press Release: Arbitrary Detention and Imminent Deportation of 147 Cubans

Press Release No. 2 | July 6, 2016 – 22:00 Quito-Ecuador Today in the early morning, between 2am and 3am, the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Ecuadorian…