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Modification of old cars in Cuba

Modification of old cars in Cuba

Peter Wang,
Contributor
August 29, 2017

Watching the movie “Fast and Furious 8” was an amazing experience that bonded me with Cuba. As a petrol head, illegal street racing scene in the movies can always touch my heart, while this time...

A walk through Caibarién in my grandfather’s shoes

A walk through Caibarién in my grandfather’s shoes

Daniel Arevalo,
Contributor
August 29, 2017

On Jan. 28, 1962, Juan Francisco Luna, or “Illo,” pronounced ee-yo, left his home at 3 a.m. towards the Atlantic Ocean just two blocks from his doorstep in Caibarién, Villa Clara, Cuba. From a "chapín,"...

Alexandra Archuleta

Alexandra Archuleta

Alexandra Archuleta,
Contributor
August 23, 2017

Life in the slow lane Life for the socialist citizens of Havana, Cuba moves at a different pace. In the land of 1950s vintage cars, slow internet, and even slower hospitality, it’s more than apparent...

Cal State Cuba: Students make trek from Hayward to Havana this summer

Cal State Cuba: Students make trek from Hayward to Havana this summer

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor
May 24, 2017

On June 30, approximately 25 Cal State East Bay students — including myself — will fly from Los Angeles to Havana, Cuba, where we will take classes in documentary film and photojournalism, and produce...

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