Fidel Castro’s death: my perspective as a half Cuban

Since Castro’s death, I have felt torn when friends ask me what I think. I grew up in Mexico as the daughter of a Cuban mother, surrounded by my Cuban relatives. As a child, Cuba was a country I only knew through my family’s whispered criticisms of the government, their joyful memories of their youth, and my short visits to see my grandmother. My perspective changed when I grew older and lived there. Continue reading Fidel Castro’s death: my perspective as a half Cuban

Why Do Many Cubans Vote Republican?

Cubans are the only people who can become U.S. residents after one year in the country, thanks to the Cuban Adjustment Act, a law enacted in 1966. After five years, they can get citizenship, making them eligible to vote. Unlike most Latin Americans who support Hillary Clinton, Cubans are split in their political opinions, partly because they disagree on how the United States should proceed in its relations with Cuba. Continue reading Why Do Many Cubans Vote Republican?