An Affective Picture of Chavismo Part V – The Human Tragedy

Reinaldo Iturriza “As always, there is the mass of the people and I embrace it, sweat with it, cry with it and become a part of it. Because there is the drama, there is the pain, and I want to feel that pain, because only that pain, united with the love that one feels, will…

Guevara in the Reflections of Anastás Mikoyán

Ernesto Che Guevera with Anastás Mikoyán, first vice-president of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. Excerpt from the book “Anatomy of the Caribbean Crisis” by Sergo Mikoyán, Chapter XIV, “Che Guevara”. Fragments of an interview with journalist I.R. Grigulievich granted by Anastás Mikoyán, a few months before his death. You were able to meet…

Che Guevara: A Singular Letter

María del Carmen Ariet García This article is taken from volume 8 of the journal Paradigma, Anuario Institucional del Centro de Estudios Che Guevara, dedicated to the Socialist Transition in Cuba, which will be presented soon. The letter to which reference is made appears in the book “Epistolario de un tiempo. Letters 1947-1967”. “I write…

Che and Cuban Solidarity in Africa

Tortilla Con Sal CollectiveThe most original and radical thing about the Cuban revolution has been its unconditional human and revolutionary solidarity. In the field of international relations, it was the international recognition of that commitment that frustrated the attempts of the United States and its allies to isolate Cuba from the rest of the world….

Chavez, a Mirror of the People: A Conversation with Edgar Perez

Cira Pascual Marquina Edgar Perez, better known as “Gordo Edgar,” participated in the most important events in recent Venezuelan history, from the Caracazo to the 4F insurrection to the anti‐coup mobilization that brought Chavez back to office in April 2002. A well-known personality in the popular movement, Edgar grew up in the 23 de Enero…

João Pedro Stedile of the MST on Bolsonaro, Mobilizations and Freeing Lula

Today tens of thousands of workers in Brazil will take the streets in a national general strike against the pension reform proposed by the government of far-right Jair Bolsonaro. To learn about the current context in Brazil today and the importance of these mobilizations we spoke to João Pedro Stedile of the Landless Rural Workers’…

Productive Reactivation of the Countryside: Táchira Chapter

In the municipality of Libertador in the state of Táchira, a new chapter was added to the daily struggle that peasant hands are waging for production. On June 11, a ceremony was held for the delivery of certified seeds and supplies for conuqueros producers from the municipalities of Torbes, Fernández Feo, San Cristóbal and Libertador….

The Other Chernobyl Story

Rosa Miriam Elizalde Fidel Castro, at the foot of the plane’s steps, receives the first patients of the “Chernobyl Children” program. Anticommunism surfs on the crest of the wave of debates that have accompanied HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries. Many of those who have rushed to call it the best television production of all time have reduced…

The Political Earthquake in Brazil Caused by Ongoing Intercept Exposés

Last Sunday, the Intercept and the Intercept Brasil published a series of exposés that has created a major political earthquake in Brazil that has only grown and intensified throughout the week. In less than a week, the once-revered Justice Minister of President Bolsonaro’s government, Sergio Moro, now faces widespread calls to resign from the same…

Che, More Valid than Ever

Atilio Borón Today, on the occasion of a new anniversary of the birth of “Che” it seems appropriate to reproduce some paragraphs of his famous “Message to the Peoples of the World through the Tricontinental” of April 1967. At that time Che was in Bolivia, and a few weeks before this document was published, he…

Uruguayan Gas Workers Begin an Indefinite General Strike

Peoples Dispatch On June 10, Uruguayan gas workers began an indefinite sectorial general strike in defense of the source of employment, public service of natural gas and national sovereignty. In Montevideo, a group of workers set a camp in the Plaza Independencia, outside the office of Brazilian oil and gas distribution company Petrobras. The call…