Hemingway's Cuba, self-guided walking in Tuscany, Valentine's Day in France, and the seaside in East Sussex
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Thursday 01 April 2010
The statues of Haiti’s heroes who led the slave revolt centuries ago are no longer visible.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
The shocking images of bloodied children walking the streets of quake-hit Haiti will have touched even the hardest of hearts. Here in the west we find it difficult to comprehend how anyone could endure the suffering felt by the people of Haiti – especially the children.
Thursday 14 January 2010
The disaster is natural but the circumstances of the Haitian people are manmade.
Friday 14 August 2009
Apart from the blind spot Sweig shares with all political scientists – a refusal to take the arts seriously, especially culpable in Cuba's case – this lucid Q&A-style survey more or less lives up to its subtitle.
Friday 22 May 2009
The hazards of homecoming lie at the heart of the poet Kei Miller's charm-filled debut. Imelda Richardson is a cross 18-year-old when she first leaves the small Jamaican village of Watersgate for England.
Friday 22 May 2009
For many years, Jamaica was the undisputed star of the Anglophone Caribbean. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, when "sugar was king", its economic importance to Britain was only rivalled by that of India. Rich in natural resources, breathtakingly beautiful, Jamaica was dubbed the island "most likely to succeed" after colonialism. Then it all went wrong. Two new books, with contrasting perspectives, explore the country that has become the cautionary tale of the Caribbean.
Thursday 05 March 2009
Two of Cuba's most prominent officials have resigned from all Communist Party and government posts after they were removed from the Cabinet and criticised by Fidel Castro, according to letters published today in the state press.
Wednesday 07 January 2009
Nicolas Guillén's masterly verses synthesised what the January 1959 triumph brought to our people. "I have what I was meant to have," he said in one of his poems, referring not to material wealth but to being the masters of our own destiny.
<a href="http://newseditor.independentminds.livejournal.com/16913.html">Jimmy Leach: Cuba defiant yet fragile on 50th anniversary of Castro.</a>
Friday 02 January 2009
The Cuban Revolution is 50 years old this week. And as Leonard Doyle reports, it has rarely been so fragile. Yesterday, Raul Castro talked of the continuing struggle that Cuba faces - in it's battle with the US.
Wednesday 20 February 2008
Fidel Castro's enemies may have prayed for almost half a century for this day, but there is little sign that the resignation of the figurehead of the Cuban revolution will bring about much immediate change.
Friday 15 February 2008
As some of the alleged "worst of the worst" held at Guantánamo Bay face trial, this shattering account of the Cuban limbo is timelier than ever. Stafford Smith has defended over 50 inmates, but the systemic cruelty he shows feels almost less shocking than the downright incompetence. If arguments for torture have ever tempted you, he prescribes a cure. The abuses recounted here have "radicalised thousands, if not millions".
Thursday 06 July 2006
Sunday 04 June 2006
Saturday 13 May 2006
Sunday 22 January 2006
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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