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Latin America stands with Gaza

By July 30, 2014

July 27 — Solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and self-determination has long been strong among Latin Americans. With many having lived decades under rightist regimes, they identify with the fight against state repression. Now, their success bringing popular governments to office gives them confidence in victory and strengthens that solidarity. […]


IFCO/Pastors for Peace: On the road to Cuba

By July 29, 2014

Since 1992 the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment caravan has challenged the U.S. blockade of Cuba, casting a solidarity net to every corner of the United States and into Canada and Mexico. On July 23, caravanistas marched across the border to join their brightly painted vehicles. Without U.S. government permission or an […]


Fidel Castro on Ukraine and Gaza

By July 21, 2014
Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro writes a regular column for Granma. The Havana newspaper is named for the ship that in 1956 carried the revolutionary leader and his band of courageous young fighters to Cuba to launch an armed struggle that liberated the island from the bloody dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista and his U.S. backers. Below is his […]


The U.S. dollar: A tool for Washington’s arrogance

By July 17, 2014

It was just another small story on the business pages and in the blogs devoted to economic news: The U.S. got BNP-Paribas — France’s largest bank — to agree to plead guilty to a felony and pay a nearly $9 billion fine, as well as fire some executives and accept some restrictions on its business. […]


Major events stir Latin America & Caribbean

By June 19, 2014

Three major events have been taking place almost simultaneously in the Latin American region that have long lasting and international repercussions. These are the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, the “G77+China” in Bolivia and the presidential elections in Colombia. But the Caribbean region had its own important events too, particularly in Haiti and Puerto […]


A tribute to Elombe Brath, Pan-African revolutionary teacher

By June 10, 2014

Elombe Brath was a revolutionary Pan African. Seventy-seven years old when he made his transition, Elombe was a walking encyclopedia of African history. He was a fighter, thinker, very talented graphic artist and a dynamic, often humorous speaker. Above all, Elombe Brath was a teacher. He raised the consciousness of so many people — particularly […]


Return Cuba’s heroes

By June 4, 2014

Cuba is awaiting the return of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero, the three of the Cuban 5 who remain unjustly held in U.S. prisons. Along with René González and Fernando González, who served their full sentences and returned to Cuba, these five men are heroes who risked their own lives to infiltrate Miami-based […]


Cuban psychologist speaks in NYC on HIV+, LGBT issues

By May 16, 2014
Norma Guillard, front center, with supporters, May 4.WW photo: Anne Pruden

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Breaking new grounds for women — for lesbians, bisexual women and especially for Black women — is Norma Guillard. A Cuban woman of African descent, Guillard was welcomed here on May 4 to talk of her work in Cuba. A retired psychologist, she has proudly produced the first documentary about HIV+ patients […]


Who are the Cuban 5?

By May 7, 2014
Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Fernando González Llort, Ramón Labañino Salazar, and Rene González Sehewert.

The Cuban 5 came to south Florida from Cuba to infiltrate, observe and report on the U.S.-based and supported paramilitaries who had bombed Cuban hotels and restaurants, causing injury and even death to innocent people. On Sept. 12, 1998, the Cuban 5 were arrested, denied a change of trial venue just 30 miles outside of […]


Has U.S. ever heard of sovereignty?

By April 29, 2014

Give visa to Iran’s UN rep now! How can the U.S. government stop Hamid Aboutalebi from being the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations? They say it’s because Congress and President Barack Obama collaborated on passing legislation denying a visa to the Iranian diplomat. In a 1947 treaty, the U.S. promised to allow access to […]