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The former Soviet Union, Cuba, and China: three countries where posters played an important political role and received a large amount of artistic attention. This is a selection of 145 political... [Exhibition]
The immigrant-populated cigar manufacturing town of Ybor City, Tampa, Florida was founded in the 1880s. Circular migration developed between Havana and Ybor City - migration of not only workers but... [Item of the Day]
In a time when he was no romantic hero yet, Che Guevara (1928-1964) could confront his audience with endless lectures. It took two hours to present his account on the role of foreign aid in the... [Item of the Day]
Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of independent Congo, was soon to become the martyr of the radical independence movement in the Third World following his violent death on 17 January 1961.... [Item of the Day]
The guests present at the New Year reception 1959 organized by the Cuban dictator Batista waited in vain for their host. Batista had boarded a DC-4 to the Dominican Republic in an attempt to escape... [Item of the Day]
In 1953 Fidel Castro and a group of rebels attacked the Moncada barracks, a military headquarters in the south. Dictator Batista firmly controlled the country and easily suppressed the attack. Castro... [Item of the Day]