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Hasta Luego, Cuba

By Abby Del Vecchio I remember, during my first semester at Stony Brook, hearing about an upcoming Journalism Without Walls trip to Istanbul, Turkey. I was amazed at the fact that students were able to go to another country and … Continue reading

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Running Out of Cuban Time… Adios La Habana

By Janelle Clausen & Julio Avila The day started early…real early, well after midnight. The crew wanted one last glimpse of historic Old Havana before departing Cuba the next day…later, actually (It felt like the day before). Most of us … Continue reading

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The View is Worth the Climb

The view from atop the mountains in Vinales. Photo by Rick RIcioppo.

By Emily Benson The day started at 5:00 a.m., but it wasn’t supposed to. My day was supposed to begin at 8:15 a.m., according to the morning alarm set on my phone. But in Vinales, the roosters run the show. … Continue reading

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A Change of Scenery and a New Place to Stay

A panoramic view of Vinales from the rooftop of our casa particulare. Photo by Kayla Shults.

By Kayla Shults Wednesday morning began bright and early as we checked out of the Hotel Capri and got ready for the four hour drive to Viñales, the countryside town where we would be spending the night in someone’s private … Continue reading

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Cuba: A New Reality

By Alexa Coveney and Abby Del Vecchio Havana, Cuba – Despite the crumbling infrastructure and societal problems in Cuba, art thrives in the city of Havana. Wilay Méndez Páez is a sculptor, painter and poet who uses discarded and decomposing … Continue reading

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Arroz Con Mango

Having lunch at the Mediterrisco. Photo by Kayla Shults.

By Ivana Stolnik First, I would like to begin by explaining the meaning of my title. “Arroz con mango” is a popular Cuban expression and it literally means “rice with mango.” However, it translates to a sticky mess or situation. … Continue reading

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Salsa and a One Course Meal

By Abby Del Vecchio I awoke panicking at four a.m. The last thing I remember was lying down to take a quick 45-minute nap at six p.m., before getting ready for dinner. “I wonder if anyone else went to dinner,” … Continue reading

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Sunday in Havana

Cristina Escobar speaks with students about the unique state of journalism in Cuba. Photo Credit: Rick Ricioppo.

By Alexa Coveney Today is our second day in Havana. We met with Cristina Escobar Domínguez, a Cuban television broadcaster and journalist. She is the host of a weekly television talk show, “Once a Week,” which focuses on Cuban art, … Continue reading

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Hot Coffee with Ice

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By Briana Lionetti We started our day off at the Rafael Trejo boxing gym in Havana. We met Lisuan Lopez, 20, who was getting a bicep massage from his trainer Anna Somma. While my translator, Briceyda Landaverde, and I were talking to … Continue reading

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En Route to Cuba

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By Briceyda Landaverde Last night, I could not sleep. This coming morning I was about to embark on a trip to a place where most Americans are forbidden to visit, even today few have seen. Briana and I arrived at … Continue reading

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