US Blocks Urgent COVID-19 Aid to Cuba

Message from Cuba’s Ambassador to China, Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernández Things are always harder for Cuba. We Cubans don’t even get a break during a pandemic. When Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese electronics giant Alibaba and the foundation that bears his name announced to the world his intent to donate 500,000 COVID-19 rapid tests…

Apotheosis of Evil

Atilio A. Boron The history of humanity is marked by countless episodes that reveal the omnipresence of evil. Cain, by killing his brother Abel, has been telling this story since the mythical dawn of the human species. Throughout centuries and millennia, examples abound, at all latitudes. No society was spared the evil and the suffering…

BigPharma’s Role: U.S. Sanctions Lead to Global Rise in Coronavirus

Sara Flounders As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads, it is a clear reminder that germs and viruses don’t respect national boundaries in an interconnected world. But the mainstream press has certainly not publicized how corporate capitalism and imperialism cross national boundaries to destroy people’s health. The responsibility of U.S. corporate power, especially the medical-industrial complex, in the…

The Big Heist: U.S. Imposed Economic Sanctions on One Third of Humanity

Lauren Smith The US has become increasingly dependent on the use of unilateral economic sanctions to achieve its policy objectives against its declared targets since the start of the great recession in 2008. Presently, sanctions impact one-third of humanity in 39 countries. Economic sanctions not only cause untold death and devastation to a given country…

Trump’s Plan for Heavily Sanctioned Gaza is Israel’s Victory

Pippa Bartolotti The announcement of US President Donald Trump’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is strongly rejected by Palestinians. After more than 70 years of torturous killings, loss of homes, of land and of life, of living under indiscriminate bombings, economic strangulation and crippling sanctions, the plan is offering little more than money to…

The United States Government’s Genocide Targets the People of Cuba

During the closure of the National Assembly’s fourth period of ordinary sessions, December 21, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez said: “In the 61st year of the Revolution they threw us to our deaths and here we are, alive. Without a doubt, 2019 was a year of great challenges, with an escalated imperialist offensive meant to provoke…

Our Latin America

Frei Betto Latin America, with its 638 million inhabitants, is today the most unequal region in the world. After a decade of reducing poverty and inequality, the rates are again worrying, due to tax evasion and cuts in social programs. As national economies have shrunk, some 20% of the population is now considered vulnerable. And…

Cuba Denounces at the United Nations, a Defamatory U.S. Campaign against Cuban Medical Cooperation

Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., of Cuba to the United Nations, participated today in the debate on agenda Item 126 entitled: “Global Health and Foreign Policy”. The Cuban representative, who listed Cuba’s recognized achievements in the health field, denounced how the strengthened economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by…

Bruno Rodríguez: Cuba Has Been the Victim of the Most Unjust, Severe, Prolonged System of Sanctions that Has Been Imposed on Any Country

Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, during the presentation of the UN resolution “The necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba,” in New York, November 7, 2019, Year 61 of the Revolution (Transcript from Presidency…

Quarantine (I): Venezuela as a Contagious Disease

Reinaldo Iturriza López On April 6, 2017, Julio Borges, then president of the National Assembly and deputy for the far-right party Primero Justicia, made controversial statements after a meeting with the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. According to Borges, the “Venezuelan crisis,” and specifically the “social problem of migration,”…