THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: THE DEATH OF FIDEL CASTRO; REFLECTIONS BY LUIS R. TORRES, JOSÉ M. UMPIERRE, RAPHAEL GONZÁLEZ AND AN INTERVIEW WITH MARÍA ELENA VINUEZA, VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE CASA DE LAS AMÉRICAS ON U.S. CUBAN RELATIONS.
Latinopia is in shock over the passing of Cuban leader Fidel Castro Ruz (1926-2016). This iconic world leader has left an unmistakable imprint on world history and, in particular, U.S. Cuban relations. Latinopia offers reflections by bloggers Luis R. Torres, José M. Umpierre and Raphael González on Fidel’s passing. Shortly after the Obama Administration recently opened up relations with Cuba, Latinopia interviewed María Elena Vinueza, Vice-President of Casa de las Américas, Cuba’s premier literary and cultural institution. Here, Vinueza offers her views on the need for continued dialog between the U.S. and Cuba.