Post Tagged with: "Cuba"

Armando Mariño, Persona, 2019

A Cuban Artist’s Take on Identity

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan May 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Cuban-born artist Armando Mariño has a solo show in Harlem that explores themes of identity, gender and acceptance.

Bay of Pigs survivors told their story in a documentary. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Bay of Pigs Veterans Unveil Documentary in Union City, NJ

Caribbean, History, Latino, Metro Area May 31, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Six survivors of the failed attempt to invade Cuba in 1961 united in Union City, for the screening of a documentary about their story, Reporte Hispano reports.

On Bergenline Avenue, the epicenter of the New Jersey Cuban community, the opening of Cuba for tourism has been met with divided opinions. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Expectation and Division in Bergenline over Cuba Tourism

Latino, Metro Area, Transportation March 23, 2016 at 2:49 pm

On Bergenline Avenue, the epicenter of the New Jersey Cuban community, the opening of Cuba for tourism has been met with divided opinions, says Reporte Hispano.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Cubans Skeptical About Post-Castro Future

Caribbean, Latino, Metro Area December 5, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Local officials and New Jersey Cuban-American leaders commemorated Fidel Castro’s death in Union City, New Jersey, but remain skeptical about democracy in Cuba, Reporte Hispano reports.

Roberto Godillo, the son of Cuban parents. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tri-State Area Cubans Not as Emotional as in Miami Over Castro’s Death

Caribbean, Latino, Metro Area November 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm

According to El Diario/La Prensa and Noticia, Cubans in the tri-state area feel at peace now that the former leader has passed, but most agree that Cuba still has a long way to freedom.

Cuban Art Aficionados Assess Coming Boom

Cuban Art Aficionados Assess Coming Boom

Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Voices' Picks May 14, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Experts, including those who have focused on the history and culture of Cuba, say new buyers may have missed their chance to acquire “authentic” Cuban art.

Under new measures, Americans will be allowed to travel to Cuba given that the purpose of the trip falls under one of 12 designated categories. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario)

NJ Cubans Confused over New Travel Regulations

Latino, Metro Area, Transportation January 16, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Cubans living in Union City, New Jersey, are hopeful about new regulations allowing travel to Cuba, but also express questions about the changes, El Diario reports.

(Photo via El Diario)

Cubans in NJ Critical of New U.S.-Cuba Relations

Government, Latino December 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Cuban exiles in New Jersey do not welcome the U.S. government’s announcement that it will reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Roberto Leon)

Cuban Dance Company Debuts in NY May 27

MalPaso Dance Company will perform new works produced in collaboration with two American artists.

The Cuban government has announced that it will be easier for Cubans to travel abroad. (Photo via El Diario.)

NY Cubans Applaud Travel Changes in the Island

Latino, Metro Area October 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Cuba’s government announcement that long-held travel restrictions for their citizens will be eased is welcome news for Cubans in the tri-state area, El Diario La Prensa reported.

"Una Noche," playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, won several awards yesterday. (Photo by Trevor Forest and Shlomo Godder)

Photo Finish: Life Imitates Art

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration April 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm

The two young stars of a movie about Cubans dreaming of fleeing their country to start a new life in Miami made headlines when they fled to Miami, probably to start a new life.

In Union City, N.J., where menus reflect the influence of its Cuban residents. (Photo by Gerardo Romo/EDLP)

Immigration is Not Political for New Wave of Cuban Professionals in NJ

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area April 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

An El Diario La Prensa article puts the spotlight on a recent immigration trend in New Jersey: the arrival of young, college-educated Cubans who are looking for economic opportunity, not fleeing the political system.

Paquito D’Rivera (to the conductor's left) at a recent performance.

Cuban émigré support for embargo dwindles

Caribbean, Politics October 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

As the United Nations takes up the question of the American embargo on trade with Cuba, older immigrants from the island find support for sanctions waning.