The debate about how serious the degradation of global environment really is has many people confused. Higher temperatures and unprecedented natural disasters indicate that the gazillions of tons of CO2 emitted to the atmosphere in the last two centuries must have altered the planet’s ecology. Scientists and most commonsensical people agree on that but disagree […]
Author Archives: José Latour
Realism in fiction is a controversial issue. For readers of literature and/or viewers of films and television series seeking entertainment to escape daily grind, realism may be bothersome. But others prefer fiction that cuts it as close to reality as possible. Neither group should be criticized. Cultural tastes result from personal experiences, age, education, profession, […]
Oscar Espinosa Chepe passed way yesterday morning, September 23, 2013 at a hospice for the terminally ill in Madrid, Spain. He was 73 years old. Oscar was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, a beautiful city on the southern coast. In the 1950s he opposed the Batista dictatorship and joined Socialist Youth, the Cuban Communist Party’s organization for […]
In what concerns Syria’s civil war and the recent use of chemical weapons against civilians, it seems as if hundreds of millions of people share the opinion that the best course Western democracies could follow is to help the refugees, demand that the criminals are brought to justice, wait for irrefutable evidence about who gassed […]
Today, The Globe and Mail released a review of my latest book, Riders of Land and Tide, which you can buy online at Kobo. Enjoy!
I’ll discuss my writing and how I left Cuba to seek creative freedom and to flee repression on Wednesday, April 3, from 7 pm to 8 pm. Learn more on the Library’s website. I look forward to seeing you there.
Before 1959 the Cold War had not been a widely held concern in Cuba. Folks assumed that our nation was too insignificant to be targeted by the Russians, and because the United States was our ally since World War II, the notion that American nuclear-tipped missiles could rain down on us was inconceivable. This started […]