This Is Cuba: David Ariosto with Cynthia Carris Alonso

Wed. Apr 24, 2019 at 6:30pm EDT
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An American photojournalist in Cuba at the dawn of the deshielo.

Beyond the classic cars, salsa, and cigars lies a country where black markets reign, free speech and privacy are restricted, sanctions wreak havoc, and Soviet-style bureaucracy still slows the gears of a burgeoning economy. Life in Cuba is changing, as satellite dishes and internet hotspots blossom and American tourism flows. But it’s not that simple. In This Is Cuba, Havana-based journalist David Ariosto looks at Cuba over the course of nine years, showing us what’s in store for the island as it transforms.

David Ariosto, an author and journalist who has worked for National Geographic, Reuters, CNN and NPR, will be joined in conversation by Cynthia Carris Alonso, a photographer and photo editor for NewsweekVanity Fair, and Business Week.


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The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

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Mid-Manhattan Library Program Room 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance)
New York, NY 10018