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

El 8 de noviembre de 2016, la Historia se escribió en las calles

El mensaje de Facebook llegó sólo dos horas después de que Estados Unidos supiera quién iba a ser su próximo presidente. Máquina Latina había intentado días antes, sin éxito, contactar con los responsables de la página Mexicanos en Favor de Trump (en inglés), que tiene 1,300 seguidores. A las 3:55 a.m. del 9 de noviembre de 2016, recibió el siguiente mensaje en inglés: “No hay … Continue reading El 8 de noviembre de 2016, la Historia se escribió en las calles

Across the Border, Authors Speak

Whether driven by careers, economic opportunity or following artistic pursuits, many Mexicans and Americans move across their shared border. This is true of authors David Lida and Álvaro Enrigue, who have created lives on the other side. Lida, from New York City, first travelled as a tourist to Mexico and has lived in Mexico City since 1990, working as a journalist and author. He is … Continue reading Across the Border, Authors Speak

Republican Latinos Divided Over Trump

For Cuban-American Denise Galvez, 41, her public support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump started off as a casual conversation about politics with her Latina friends in her native Miami. “Listen, now that he’s our candidate, I’m kind of leaning toward Trump,” she told them this past summer. She said that she had previously remained silent about her support for the candidate because she was … Continue reading Republican Latinos Divided Over Trump