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Black Radicalism in the Age of Castro

In our new Donald Trump reality, black radicals will not react as they did in the 1960s and 70s, when Fidel Castro welcomed some fugitives to his shores.
Ron Howell
11.30.16
Vice Blog

All the Weird Stuff You Probably Didn't Know About Fidel Castro

A look back at the life of a man who avoided hundreds of assassinations, economically ran his country into the ground and loved the Manic Street Preachers.
Gavin Haynes
11.26.16
Features

We Asked Some Cubans How They Think Their Lives Will Change If the American Embargo Ends

With an ease of travels restrictions, changes are afoot in Cuba. But what do the locals think about it all?
David Garber
5.17.16
Features

Wi-Fi Cards, DIY Parties, and Food Rations: I Went to Cuba's First Major Electronic Music Festival

MANANA came to Santiago De Cuba and achieved the impossible in a place where it’s impossible to get shit done.
David Garber
5.13.16
Stuff

A New Book Analyzes the Poetry of History’s Most Evil People

Apparently iron fists and tender souls aren't mutually exclusive.
Wout van Gils
3.14.16
Travel

Cuba's Young, Salsa-Dancing Male Hustlers Are Going to Be Seducing a Lot More Rich Americans

Now that the US and Cuba are friends again, Havana's "jineteros" are going to be hip-deep in American women.
Kevin EG Perry
12.18.14
Travel

Cuban Cockfights Are Bloody and Violent and Stinky

We found our seats among the rusted steal poles that wrapped around the arena. Then we sat back hoping to cash in as two cocks ferociously clawed each other to death. If we won, we’d earn roughly 20 cents—a fair day’s wage for a country with an average...
Alex Pena
9.18.14
Stuff

The Future of Our Gay Neighborhoods

We asked a sociologist about the evolution of places like London's Soho and San Francisco's Castro district, and why gay people tend to bunch together in the first place.
Amelia Abraham
9.18.14
Photo

Santería Is Cuba's New Favorite Religion

After its centuries of underground existence, Santería is becoming an open practice, with participation coming from all levels of society. Representing a shared identity, Santería is a cultural inheritance, a dynamic form of worship, a religion...
Phil Clarke Hill
4.21.14
taji's mahal

Elena Maria Garcia Is Sick of People Asking if She Speaks Mexican

For this week's Mahal, I spoke to the Cuban American comedian Elena Maria Garcia about her new one-man show, <i>Do You Speak Mexican?</i>, about her experiences as a first generation American in South Florida.
Taji Ameen
11.23.13
Words

Download: Castro "Toot Toot"

Move over moombahton. Download the wild 90 bpm zouk bass of Castro.
THUMP Staff
9.25.13
The Photo Issue 2013: Collaborations

Frosted Dic Cakes

Photos by Henry Hargreaves, cakes by Amirah Kassem.
Photos by Henry Hargreaves, Cakes by Amirah Kassem o
7.26.13
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