Pedro Pan and the Children from Neverland

By Sam Leinberger ~ Before visiting Cuba and Miami, I had heard passing comments about Operation Pedro Pan, never truly understanding the scope of this operation. Operation Pedro Pan was the mass exodus of unaccompanied Cuban children to the United States. In order to understand this operation, we need to look back at the politics of the time … More Pedro Pan and the Children from Neverland

US-Cuba Relations

By Bri Vazquez Smith ~ Today we went to Florida International University for a lecture and conversation on US Cuba relations led by Jorge Duany, Director of the Cuban Research Institute at FIU. I think it’s always interesting to hear different people’s opinions from both sides, and he shared a popular opinion, that the embargo … More US-Cuba Relations

Which one is correct? Interpreting art in two cities

By Josie Emanuelli ~ Throughout our time in Cuba, we spent a significant amount of time looking at art and analyzing the artist’s relationship with their country and what they were trying to express in their art. So naturally, once we arrived in Miami, an art museum was on the list of places we were … More Which one is correct? Interpreting art in two cities

The Two Havanas

By Michael Malone ~ Today we got a tour of Little Havana in Miami Florida, the tour was a great way to learn about the area and all of its small secrets. Our tour guide was a local author who wrote one of the books that we were assigned to read on the trip. In … More The Two Havanas