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Image of the building of one of the largest retail stores in the country, Dick's Sporting Goods, which has decided to break ties with products that finance the National Rifle Association. Source: CNN Money.

After a group of students started a campaign against the lobbying of the National Rifle Association, several chains and brands have decided as well to cut their ties with the organization.

[OP-ED]: Documentary ‘Elián’ Brings Back Painful Memories for Cubans

 06/06/2017 - 16:28
Elián nació en Cárdenas, una tranquila ciudad costera tres horas al este de La Habana. Y yo también. Solo para sumar otro elemento de coincidencia, mi hermano menor, que vive en Miami y es médico, también se llama Elián. Foto: Cibercuba

“Elián,” a recently released documentary about the saga of Elián González, the little Cuban castaway that became a worldwide cause célèbre 17 years ago, is bringing back painful memories of the Cold War-induced bitter political battle between South Florida Cuban-Americans and Cubans on the island. At a time when President Trump seems poised to reverse Barack Obama’s measures and go back to a Cuba policy of hostility and irrationality, the film becomes even more distressing.

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An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 

Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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Eli Siegel

Generalizaciones no sirven

 07/12/2012 - 10:34
Generalizaciones no sirven

Cuando la gente se apasiona, se vuelve descuidada.

Ésa siempre ha sido mi queja con los activistas de la inmigración, ya sea con el lobby que exige fronteras abiertas o con los nativistas que piden sellar el país y esconder a niños y mujeres. En su celo por probar que su solución es las mejor para el futuro de nuestro país, cometen el error de generalizar excesivamente el término "inmigrante".

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Esther Cepeda