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Algeria’s forgotten revolutionary history

Ben Bella in Havana with Fidel Castro and Ernesto “Che” Guevara. “Amilcar Cabral, the leader of the Bissau-Guinean armed struggle against colonial Portugal, once said about Algiers: ‘The Muslims make the pilgrimage to Mecca, the Christians to the Vatican, and … Continue reading

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Freedom Flights

“Freedom Flights (known in Spanish as Los vuelos de la libertad) transported Cubans to Miami twice daily, five times per week from 1965 to 1973. Its budget was about $12 million and it brought an estimated 300,000 refugees, making it … Continue reading

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Guerrillero Heroico

“Guerrillero Heroico (English: ‘Heroic Guerrilla Fighter’) is an iconic photograph of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara taken by Alberto Korda. It was captured on March 5, 1960, in Havana, Cuba, at a memorial service for victims of the La Coubre explosion. … Continue reading

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I Am Cuba – Mikhail Kalatozov (1964)

“I Am Cuba (Spanish: Soy Cuba; Russian: Я Куба, Ya Kuba) is a 1964 film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov at Mosfilm. An international co-production between the Soviet Union and Cuba, it was not received well by either the Russian or … Continue reading

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Our Man in Havana – J. Hoberman

April 10, 1984: “… Well, a lot of things have changed since 1957, but Havana remains a cornucopia of ’50s imagery. It’s actually in fashion! Even modest bungalows out in the suburbs sport curlicue grill­work and harlequin mosaics, jazzily tapered … Continue reading

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Feminism in Latin America

Chilean women protest Pinochet “Feminism in Latin America is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and achieving equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for Latin American women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women … Continue reading

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Cinema of Cuba

“Cinema arrived in Cuba at the beginning of the 20th century. Before the Cuban Revolution of 1959, about 80 full-length films were produced in Cuba. Most of these films were melodramas. Following the revolution, Cuba entered what is considered the … Continue reading

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