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Annual Program for Educators in Cuba

School children in La Habana A dynamic program of research and investigation of Cuba’s education system School Children in Cuba Common Ground announces its annual program in Education in Cuba February 16 to 23, 2013. This program provides a unique opportunity for U.S. teachers and other full time professionals to meet in Cuba with their colleagues and counterparts, to visit schools and to learn... 

Film Screening: Unfinished Spaces

Film Screening: This film documents Cuba’s ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro’s Revolution, then neglected, nearly forgotten, and ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece. Unfinished Spaces (2011)  directed by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray http://www.unfinishedspaces.com/  1st Showing Where: Herter... 

Creole Choir of Cuba coming to UMass

The Creole Choir of Cuba Wednesday, October 12 @ 7:30 PM The University of Massachusetts at Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall $15-30 Five Colleges, 17 and under $10   Prepare to be blown away by the passionate melodies, wild harmonies and richly textured arrangements of ten inspiring vocalists. Real World recording artists The Creole Choir of Cuba are an entirely fresh export, easily the most... 

Updated Interactive Maps, Data and Profiles on the Latino Population in U.S. Counties, States

The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, has updated its interactive maps and database on the Latino population in the nation’s more than 3,100 counties. The maps show the Latino population and share in U.S. counties for 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2009 and how its size and distribution across counties has changed since 1980. The population data are derived from the decennial... 

Rare photographs capture Cuba pre-Revolución

Batista forces try to quell a protest in La Habana. Photo by Constantino Arias. This article by Natalia Muñoz originally appeared in the New York Daily News on Sept. 15, 2010. In the years leading to the Cuban Revolution, the opulent Hotel Nacional in Havana was the go-to place for tourists looking to soak their desires with women for hire and an expanse of gambling opportunities. Constantino... 
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