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President Obama's Visit to Cuba

To understand the significance of what is happening in U.S./Cuba relations it is important to know one thing: no President of the U.S. can unilaterally lift the embargo. Under the provisions of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act only an act of Congress can lift the embargo.

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Photography in Cuba: It’s Not Easy

Analysis for the New York Times By David Gonzalez: "If you spend enough time talking with people in Cuba, there is a phrase you are sure to hear: No es fácil — it’s not easy."

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Personal Observations From More Than a Decade

I was in Cuba in December when Raul Castro and President Obama made their joint announcements regarding rapprochement. It was noted by many that Fidel was uncharacteristically silent on the issue.

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Obama Unveils 'New Approach' On Cuba

NPR: "President Obama announced today the most significant change in U.S. policy toward Cuba in more than 50 years, paving the way for the normalization of relations and the opening of a U.S. Embassy in Havana."

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Barack Obama And Cuba President Raul Castro Make History

Huffington Post: "U.S. President Barack Obama sat down with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday, the first substantial meeting between the countries' leaders in more than 50 years."

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Inequality Becomes More Visible

New York Times: "The river where Jonas Echevarria fishes cuts through neighborhoods brimming with new fine restaurants, spas and boutiques, springing up in Cuba’s accelerating push toward private enterprise."

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Vinales Valley

In 1999, UNESCO declared the Vinales valley a World Heritage Site, in the category of Cultural Landscape.

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Santeria

BBC: "Santeria (Way of the Saints) is an Afro-Caribbean religion based on Yoruba beliefs and traditions, with some Roman Catholic elements added. The religion is also known as La Regla Lucumi and the Rule of Osha."

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