150 years of US-Cuba history, told in 6 minutes

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“150 years of US-Cuba history, told in 6 minutes,” by Johnny Harris and Max Fisher, appeared on the weekly Cuba Central Newsblast from the CDA; it’s 150 years of US-Cuba history in 6 minutes, produced by Vox. [Many thanks to Leslie Offutt for bringing this item to our attention.]

The story of America and Cuba — their decades of hostility, why it lasted so long, why it’s now finally ending — is often misunderstood in the US as a story about the Cold War. But in truth, it’s a story a full century older about slavery, clashing empires, and a long-running struggle within America to decide what kind of country we were going to be. When you see that, what’s happening today between Cuba and the US starts to make a lot more sense.

For 6-minute video and detailed information, see http://www.vox.com/2016/4/12/11411358/cuba-opening-history-video

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