Always Fidel

The United States attempted to prevent Cuban athletes from participating in the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1966. Prohibited from arriving by air, the delegation traveled by sea aboard the Cerro Pelado and went on to win 77 medals

By Ciro Pérez Hebra June 10, 2016

With a strong wind gusting, Fidel climbs up the ship's ladder, accompanied by other leaders of the Revolution. Photo: Archives

With a strong wind gusting, Fidel climbs up the ship’s ladder, accompanied by other leaders of the Revolution. Photo: Archives

This story began months before the 10th Central American and Caribbean Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico, when the president of Cuba’s Olympic Committee, Manuel González Guerra, was informed by the United States State Department that visas for Cuban athletes to participate in the event could not be processed by the Swiss embassy in Havana. (more…)

The Cuban Embargo Continues

By Joy Gordon on July 2016 issue

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Photo: Bill Hackwell

In Havana, the past year has been marked by a parade of bold-faced names from the north — John Kerry reopening the United States Embassy; Andrew Cuomo bringing a delegation of American business leaders; (more…)

Mexico: Yes to the Dialog, No to the Repression

June 20, 2016

MexicoFinal (1)The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity, condemns the repression being inflicted upon teachers from Mexico for rejecting the neoliberal educational reform recently imposed by the Government. (more…)

Mexican Police Kill 8 in Clashes with Striking Oaxaca Teachers

June 19, 2016

Dozens of police officers await the arrival of teachers of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) on June 16, 2016. | Photo: EFE

Dozens of police officers await the arrival of teachers of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) on June 16, 2016. | Photo: EFE

The Mexican government followed through on its threat to use force against striking teachers from the CNTE union. (more…)

OAS Permanent Council to Address Almagro’s meddling in Venezuela

June 16, 2016

_mg_60141465670385With 19 votes in favor, members of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved a resolution led by Venezuela requesting to address the interventionist stance of the Secretary General of this organization, Luis Almagro, against the Bolivarian nation. (more…)

Brazil’s Temer Government on Fire, 4th Minister Could Resign

June 18, 2016

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Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer and other newly-appointed officials during a meeting at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia. | Photo: Reuters

Brazil’s current Minister of Education is the latest public official in the Michel Temer administration to be implicated in the country’s political corruption scandal. (more…)

Palestinian Prisoners Speak out on ICRC Family Visit Cuts, Pledge to Boycott ICRC

June 12, 2016

Palestine prisonersThe International Committee of the Red Cross has announced that it plans to implement a 50% cut in family visits for Palestinian men prisoners beginning in July 2016. Over the objections of Palestinian prisoners’ associations and international advocates, the ICRC has used budget limitations (more…)

Do I have the Right to Exist?

The impact of the North America Nakba Tour

By Paul Larudee on June 7th, 2016

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Photo: Bill Hackwell

For two months in the spring of 2016, two stateless Palestinian women from two refugee camps in Lebanon carried their message thousands of miles to audiences throughout North America.  Mariam Fathalla, expelled from Palestine in 1948 at the age of 18 and now 86 years old, and Amena Ashkar, born 22 years ago in the Bourj el-Barajneh camp, overcame many obstacles and were unable to overcome some, but their message never waivered. (more…)

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