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…

The World Stands with Cuba

Tanya Wadhwa Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel with college students at a peaceful sit-in organized in Havana on Nvember 14. Photo: Miguel Díaz-Canel/Twitter Social movements and organizations around the world organized demonstrations in solidarity with Cuba and in rejection of the US-backed opposition protests planned in the country for November 15 The US-backed counter-revolutionary protests planned…

Reasons to Love Cuba, its People and its Leadership

Stella Calloni Cuba has been the heart and beacon of Latin America since the beginning of 1959, when we saw those who some called the bearded “angels” come down from the Sierra Maestra mountain range, who had accomplished the greatest feat in our history, defeating the imperial power in the middle of the 20th century,…

Juliana Marino: “The Cuban Revolution is Trying to Find Within Itself the Keys to Advance in Freedom, Equality and Prosperity Through its Socialist Model.”

Alejo Brignole The country where security forces violently repress social protests and kill people, especially blacks, with their knees on their necks, and which considers itself imbued with the moral authority to question other nations, their democracy and their freedom, continues to test the island and its history of dignity. The former Argentine ambassador to…