UN: Cuba Reaffirms its Position in Favor of Multilateralism and Peace

Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, at the General Debate of the High-Level Segment of the United Nations General Assembly. New York, September 21, 2022 Mr. Chairman: Distinguished delegates: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed, as never before, the true essence…

Cuba Prepares for Referendum on Progressive Family Code

Peoples Dispatch In addition to expanding the definition of the family beyond the hetero-normative conception, the Code also enshrines the rights of women, promotes gender equality, protects the role of grandparents in family relations, and much more. Photo: MinRex The new Family Code, drafted in consultation with the general public, is considered to be the…

The People’s Summit to Run Parallel to the UN General Assembly in New York

Peoples Dispatch This month, working people in the US will have the opportunity to dialogue directly with the Cuban and Venezuelan leaders who are set to attend the ongoing UN General Assembly. Leaders from Cuba and Venezuela will speak at an event organized by social justice activists, held parallel to the United Nations General Assembly…

The US Blockade Against Cuba is an Act of War

HELEN YAFFE Cubans drive past the US embassy during a rally calling for the end of the US blockade. (YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images) For sixty years, the United States’ blockade against Cuba has worked to hinder the island’s development and prevent it from trading even with third countries. It’s time Washington stopped its cruel…

Colombia and the Mythical Creation of Cuba as “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

Gustavo A Maranges We recently published two articles called “Cuba and the Peace Talks between the ELN and the Colombian Government: New Opportunities vs. Old Obstacles,” in which we referred to Cuba’s commitment to peace in Colombia; something that former President Ivan Duque boycotted. At that time, we only had public information to justify our thesis…

Assata Shakur, Black Liberation Struggles and the Cuban Revolution

Abayomi Azikiwe Cuban And Angolan Leaders Fidel Castro And Jose Eduardo Dos Santos Black August Series No. 3 As far back in history as the period of enslavement of African people in North America, resistance and rebellion has been met with retaliatory repression from the ruling interests. Freedom fighters such as Gabriel Prosser, Denmark Vessey,…

The Venceremos Brigade & the Necessity of Solidarity with Cuba

Onyesonwu Chatoyer Members of the Venceremos Brigade with Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel The Venceremos Brigade (VB) is the youngest and oldest Cuba solidarity delegation in the US. By that I mean the VB, whose name means the “We Shall Overcome” Brigade, is the longest running US-Cuba solidarity delegation in existence with a base of brigadistas who are…

Matanzas: The Real Story Beyond the Smoke and Fire

Gustavo A MarangesToday, after several days, I checked what the mainstream media has reported on the accident at Matanzas supertanker base. I was not surprised at all by what I found. I say this because many of us are used to reading articles driven by sensationalism and not by  any credible principles of journalism when…

Cuban Soldiers and Workers Tirelessly Fight the Matanzas Fire

“It is admirable the performance of the Revolutionary Armed Forces’ helicopter pilots, flying over the darkest and hottest area of ​​the Matanzas incident,” President Diaz-Canel said. On Monday, Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted the heroism of the helicopter pilots, firefighters and workers who are working non-stop to control the fire that broke out at the…