Sarah Walsh is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sydney. She lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and has been a member since 2012.
Antony Keane-Dawes is a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and has been a member since 2012.
Rajeshwari Dutt is assistant professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi. She lives in Himachal Pradesh, India, and has been a member since 2010.
By Joshua M. Rosenthal
Colombia has maintained a reputation as a country of forgetting since the world fell in love with Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. Since then, others have added to the tradition. In the recently translated Reputations, the novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez updates the idea, “Forgetfulness was the only democratic thing in Colombia: It covered them all, the good and the bad, the murderers and the heroes, like the snow in the James Joyce story, falling upon all of them alike.” Nor are such assertions confined to literature.
Kenneth C. Ward is the Maury A. Bromsen Curator of Latin American Books at the John Carter Brown Library. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and has been a member since 2013.
Yovanna Pineda is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida. She lives in Orlando, Florida, and has been a member since 1999.
In light of President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba (he is the first sitting US president to visit the country in 88 years), AHA Today would like to bring the rich and varied historical scholarship on Cuba to a wide audience. Here are five aspects of contemporary US-Cuban relations that have a deep history, along with links to further reading.
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