Cuba/Divisiones raciales

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Putting context to Cuba’s racial divide./By Carlos Moore | Special to McClatchy Newspapers

Images of the first batch of Cuban-Americans arriving at Havana’s international airport, since the United States’ lifting of restrictions on travel and remittance-sending to the island, were clear: teary-eyed, Spanish-speaking cousins, laden with gifts and money for their relatives in Cuba, were all – white!

Such a startling visual puts a partial face on an issue that will increasingly challenge the US government’s latest policy shifts aimed at coaxing Cuba to the negotiating table.

Racism is still an issue in Cuba

The Cuban government will soon cast a media spotlight on the issue of racism on the island, although some programs to improve the lives of black Cubans had to be cut because of economic restraints, a Havana official…

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