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Changing Cuba Policy, and the Anita Bryant Protests: Friday’s Show (June 16, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: An American classic car is seen parked in front of the capitol building in Havana. President Trump’s expected changes in policy toward Cuba could make it more difficult for Americans to visit the island and for U.S. companies to do business there. Photo: Javier Galeano/AP)Later today (Friday, June 16, 2017), President Trump is expected […]

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Political Roundup and Rockets Turn 50: Wednesday’s Show (February 8, 2017)

Posted on · From President Trump’s cabinet appointees being confirmed (one requiring a tie-breaking vote in the Senate from the Vice President), to the Texas Senate beginning action on Gov. Abbott's emergency items, including a preliminary vote Tuesday on a bill to ban so-called "sanctuary cities,” on this edition of Houston Matters we break down recent political news […]

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DiverseCity: Lorenzo Martinez on Being American

Posted on · Houston resident Lorenzo Martinez talks about what being American means to him. Martinez was evacuated from Cuba as a young man when Fidel Castro came to power. He tells his story in his book, Cuba, Adios: A Young Man’s Journey to Freedom. This segment is part of DiverseCity, a year-long initiative looking at what Houston’s […]


Rice Professor Talks About Baseball Team Students, Himself, Living Historic Moment in Cuba

Posted on · Rice's associate professor Luis Duno-Gottberg has been in Cuba with the university's baseball team since last week The original purpose was to play exhibition games against teams from the Cuban Baseball Federation as well as to take part in a cultural program. After Castro's death, the games were cancelled but the academic program continues.

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Houstonian Lorenzo Martinez Recalls Escaping Cuba As a Child

Posted on · With the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, we thought we’d take time to tell the story of a Houstonian whose life was directly affected by Castro’s rise to power. As a teenager, Lorenzo Martinez was evacuated in secret from Cuba in the 1960s. What Martinez didn't know – he wasn't alone. More than […]