Cuba

How to Help Cuba

Carlos Fernandez used to pay a monthly tax of $200 for each of the four rooms he rents to travelers. He pays only $30 per room today. “I can make $700 in a good month,” he said. That’s more than 20 times the salary of the average Cuban worker. Thi...

Five Caribbean Poets You Need To Know

Words by Nandini Gosine-Mayrhoo The Caribbean boasts many children of literary talent: V.S. Naipaul, Edwidge Danticat, Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite and Grace Nichols to name but a few.  Of these names, Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott stands...

Carnival Portraits: The Photography of Picayo and Hernandez

Words by Nneka Samuel Carnival is as unique and colorful as the individual countries that commemorate it year after year. A time of excitement, freedom and unfettered celebration, no one has documented the spirit of Carnival quite like photographers...