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Fidel Castro on Ebola crisis: ‘Duty calls’

October 23, 2014

The following statement, written by the former president of Cuba on Oct. 17, can be found at the Granma website at In 2005, 1,586 Cuban doctors wait, ready to assist Hurricane Katrina survivors. Our country did not hesitate one minute in responding to the request made by [...]

A brief history of ‘marriage,’ part 29

February 1, 2014

The human capacity for love Although the main focus of this series has been on the institution of marriage, there’s been little mention of love. On the contrary, as has been noted over and over again, with the appearance of private property and the consequent introduction of economic inequality [...]

A brief history of ‘marriage,’ part 27

January 11, 2014

Cuban women and Cuban ‘marriage’ “With a bleeding eye in their hands, a sergeant and several other men went to the cell where our compañeras Melba Hernández and Haydée Santamaría were held. Addressing the latter, and showing her the eye, they said: ‘This eye belonged to your brother. If [...]