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Cuba’s working women

Cuba's working women
September 21, 2017

In Cuba, this is a common occurrence, as women dominate much of the workforce. They work as museum curators, doctors, professors and teachers; they own businesses and hold public office. They make up...

Tourism boosts Cuba’s ecomony

Tourism boosts Cuba's ecomony
September 21, 2017

Havana, Cuba is a city with warm beaches at just a 30-minute drive away, an old town filled with charm and colorful buildings. From an American perspective, Cuba looks like a place stuck in the 50s with...

Cuba’s place in Latin American history

Cuba's place in Latin American history
September 20, 2017

The underlying cause for most of these revolutions in Latin America is, to my mind, more rooted in the want of economic and national independence. When most of these lands are reaped for their benefits...

Everyday life in Cuba is simpler than you imagine

Everyday life in Cuba is simpler than you imagine
August 29, 2017

It is always interesting when traveling abroad to experience that first reality check, which confirms you are not home. Today, in Havana, Cuba it is expected you will see cars from the 1950s, a not-so-modern...

Tourism: Economic hope for Cuban people

Tourism: Economic hope for Cuban people
August 29, 2017

A crowd of people lines up against the Malecón near Old Havana late afternoon to wave goodbye to the cruise ship that came in earlier that week. People hold their phones up taking pictures with the ship...

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland

Ronca’s Kitchen gains following in Oakland
August 23, 2017

On a sunny afternoon at Lake Merritt in Oakland, you will find people jogging, walking, relaxing, and enjoying the day off. However, you will see Julia Ibarra, sitting on a bench, writing her weekly...

Daisy Ortiz

Daisy Ortiz
August 23, 2017

Small business, big surprise Havana is a mix between gray and white. I say gray because unfortunately for some and a blessing for others, even the best parts of Havana aren’t what you would see in...

California to become a country?

California to become a country?
February 8, 2017

It’s been less than a month since President Donald J. Trump took office and talk of “Calexit,” a movement where the state would secede from the rest of the country, is already picking up steam. Ballot...

California minimum wage to hit $15 by 2022

Graphic by Tam Duong Jr./The Pioneer
April 6, 2016

The people have spoken and legislators listened, finalizing a California law that will set the minimum wage bar high for the rest of the country. On Monday Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that will increase...

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