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WASHINGTON, DC, 16 February 2017 — I conducted a presentation today at American University’s School of Communication, where I work. I called it, “War, Peace and Technology.” You can see a video of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch…

You may have to pick up the piece at Time Code 1:21:10.

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WASHINGTON, DC, 25 January 2016 — Dominic Bracco II, a freelance photojournalist and writer based in Mexico City, addresses a crowd at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in the nation’s capital.

From his web site: “Dominic Bracco II explores the effects of global economics on local communities. Although he works internationally, Dominic’s work often returns to document the effects of Mexican and North American policies on the Texas / Mexico border region where he was raised. He has degrees in journalism and Spanish literature from The University of Texas at Arlington. Past clients include Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Smithsonian Magazine. Dominic is also a founding member of the collective Prime. He is based in Mexico City.”

Dominic is one of many young, multi-talented freelance journalists filling the void left by mainstream media organizations pulling back from coverage overseas.

A couple of students from my Foreign Correspondence class and I attended Dominic’s presentation. Well worth the effort.

(Photos by Bill Gentile)

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HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans head for home after participating in a parade honoring the country’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. Thousands of Cubans gathered in the Plaza de la Revolucion for the event.

Later in the day, while reviewing the images I made during the parade, I showed the pictures to a Cuban friend. This image is the last of the series that I’ve posted during the past several days. My friend looked at the people walking away from camera, and at the arrows painted on the street.

“Ah ha,” he said. “Moving forward and always to the left.”

(Photo by Bill Gentile)

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HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – A blow-up Santa Claus adorns the balcony of an apartment in the Cuban capital.

I made this image as I left a parade honoring the country’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. Thousands of Cubans gathered in the Plaza de la Revolucion to participate in the event.

I was in Cuba over the Christmas holidays with my Cuban-born wife, Esther, who hadn’t visited with her family in five years. Such a shame that the two countries are so close yet so far away, and that families have to suffer the consequences of their leaders’ actions. Seeing Santa Claus on this tropical island reminded me, once again, of this reality.

(Photo by Bill Gentile)

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HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans carry placards through the Plaza de la Revolucion during a parade in honor of the country’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces.

This placard depicts a very young Fidel Castro, who rose to power in January 1959. The parade took place only weeks after Castro’s death in November 2016. Many Cubans still are processing the fact that Castro is gone.

The words “Fidel Es El Pueblo” mean, “Fidel Is The People.”

My Cuban-American wife, Esther, and I visited her family on the island over the Christmas holidays.

(Photo by Bill Gentile)

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HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cuban citizens carry posters of Fidel Castro as they march through the Plaza de la Revolucion during a march in honor of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces.

This was a quiet, even somber event. It took place only weeks after the death of Fidel Castro, who seized power here in 1959 and died in November 2016. Many Cubans still are processing the fact that Castro is gone.

(Photo by Bill Gentile)

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HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Members of Cuba’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces, participate in a march honoring their institution. In the background is the Monumento a José Martí, Cuba’s national hero.

Cuba’s armed forces are considered to be the most steadfast supporters of the system installed decades ago by the now-deceased Fidel Castro.

(Photo by Bill Gentile)

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