Fidel and a New Type of Relationship Between Cuba and the U.S.

José Ramón Cabañas The statue of Fidel Castro in Moscow. In order to understand Fidel Castro’s contribution to Political Science and, in particular, to the sphere of International Relations, especially in regard to Cuba’s ties with the United States, one must start from the precedent of the work and practice of José Martí, the Cuban…

La Gota de Agua: A New Documentary by Resumen Latinoamericano

A new documentary by Resumen Latinoamericano with English subtitles has been released in Cuba, under the theme of the economic, commercial and financial blockade that has been imposed on the Cuban people for 60 years. This past weekend the film also premiered in New York City at the National Network on Cuba conference that was…

Alpidio Alonso Grau: “In Cuba, Revolution and Culture are Inseparable”

Thalía Fuentes Puebla Interview with Alpidio Alonso Grau, Cuba’s Minister of Culture “Culture has been and remains an essential element to deeply understand the meaning of the social project we are building,” assured Cuba’s Minister of Culture, Alpidio Alonso Grau, during an exclusive interview to Cubadebate, on the occasion of the National Culture Day this…

Hurricane Ian: Cuba Offers a Lesson in Disaster Management

Cuba in the Eye of Washington’s Hurricane Manolo De Los Santos Since the Cuban Revolution triumphed in 1959, the United States has been at odds with the island’s independent path. Hurricane Ian lashed at western Cuba on September 27, 2022. I waited desperately for a phone call from my friends in Puerto Esperanza, a small fishing village…

Speaking of the Real Cuba: Statement by Casa de las Américas

Casa de las Americas Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Cane supervises relief work in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Photo: Twitter Casa de las Américas, an iconic Cuban cultural institution, writes about the forces which are using the recent hurricane as a pretext to attack the country’s revolutionary process In recent days we have received many messages…

Ten Theses on Marxism and Decolonization

Tricontinental Violet Parra (Chile). Untitled (unfinished), 1966. Embroidery / natural burlap. 136 x 200 cm. The works of art in this dossier belong to Casa de las Américas’ Haydee Santamaría Art of Our America (Nuestra América) collection. Since its founding, Casa de las Américas has established close ties with a significant number of internationally renowned…

The Cuban People Will Not Be Defeated

Peoples Dispatch Yuri A. Gala López addressing solidarity activists in New York City on the anniversary of the attack on the Moncada barracks. Yuri A. Gala López addressed solidarity activists on the anniversary of the storming of the Moncada Barracks on July 26, 1953, commemorated as the beginning of the Cuban revolution. A gathering was…

Díaz-Canel: We Will Not Surrender, Nor Will We Let Ourselves Be Defeated!

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Speech delivered by the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez at the closing of the Ninth Ordinary Period of Sessions of the National Assembly of the People’s Power in its Ninth Legislature, at the Havana Convention Center,…

The Struggle Between the Future and the Past: Where is Cuba Going?

Michael A. Lebowitz The First Thing I have two favorite sayings. One draws upon the dialogue in Shakespeare’s Henry the VI part 2 when Jack Cade envisions that the effect of his plot will be that “all the realm shall be in common.” To this, comrade Dick responds, “the first thing we do, let’s kill…

Latin America: The Continent that Never Ceases to Amaze Us

Hussam AbdelKareem With such leaders that the continent of Marquez produces, the poor would not have to steal in order to feed the children. Latin America never ceases to amaze us. Its ability to “produce” “extraordinary” leaders continues across generations. Guevara and Castro are the most famous in the twentieth century, and before them, Simon…

Why Cuba Does Not Have an Anti-Vaccine Movement

Marc Vandepitte, Toon Danhieux Increasingly, large sectors of the European population, and in the US to a lesser extent, openly express their distrust towards their government’s policies to combat COVID-19. The reaction of the traditional policy is one of panic and is characterized by paternalism and repression: general obligation to vaccinate and restricting freedom of…

Cuba: Five Years After Fidel Castro

Rosa Miriam Elizalde The Cuban leader has begun to exist in other ways. He is still there and will continue to be. Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Donald Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt…

Havana Arrives At Its 502nd Anniversary with Renewed Happiness

Alejandra Garcia Havana, photo: Bill Hackwell On November 16, Havana marked its 502nd anniversary amid good news: the reopening of borders throughout Cuba, the return of children to the classroom, the rebirth of economic life after almost two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. There was no better way to welcome this new anniversary than with…