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U.S.-Cuba Relations: Bridging the Gap

By Alice Pettway
By Alice Pettway

The Cuban immigration officer looked at me askance when I told him I’d like my U.S. passport stamped. My accent stood out in a whirlwind of European and South American voices. My anxiety wasn’t lessened as my taxi from the airport passed billboards referring to "El Bloqueo"—the blockade—as genocide.

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Arts & Culture · Poetry

Cuba: A Poet’s Perspective

By Alice Pettway
By Alice Pettway

Despite my best efforts, my objectivity slowly melted over the course of two weeks of travel. I found myself deeply inspired by not just the physical Cuba, but by Cubans and their dedication to and admiration of art in all forms.

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