Ariana Hernandez Reguant reports for Cuba-Counterpoints on a a new focus on the Guantanamo Naval Base closure.
Special Issue on the Guantánamo Naval Base! www.cubacounterpoints.com
Legal scholars Michael J. Strauss and Larry Catá Backer debate the return of the base to Cuba. Odalis Márquez, Julie Schwietert Collazo, and Dan E. Waliceck provide testimonies from their visits to the base in 1994, 2006, and a few weeks ago respectively. We also have an original translation of the late Cuban filmmaker Jorge Massip's reflection on this experimental documentary on the relation between the American Base and the Cuban city, a sneak preview of Guantanamo resident José Ramón Sánchez’s new collection of poems titled “Gitmo”; an overview of Cuban artists’ representations of the base, an article by Esther Whitfield on the art scene on the Cuban side; and a review of Elizabeth Campisi’s new book Escape to Miami on the 1994 Balsero Crisis. Our regular columnists Kris Juncker and Alan West-Duran complete the issue.
Links to the contributions follow.
Translated by Esther Whitfield and Katerina González Seligmann
CHILDREN ON THE BASE, 1994.
Photos by Odalys Márquez October 10, 2016
By DON E. WALICEK