Cuban Culture: Our Shield and Sword

By Alejandra Garcia on October 20, 2021 from Havana

Cuban youth performing Peter and the Wolf. photo: Bill Hackwell

Every October 20, for almost four decades, Cuba has been marking its National Culture Day as a tribute to the date on which La Bayamesa, our National Anthem, was sung for the first time in Bayamo city, Granma Province. (more…)

Bolivia Remains Relentless Against Coup Plotters

By Alejandra Garcia on October 17, 2021

repression in Bolivia during the Anez dictatorship

October 20 Bolivia will mark two years since what became the preamble to a violent and bloody coup d’état against former president Evo Morales (2006-2019). (more…)

Cuba: Our Truth as a Shield In The Face Of New Threats

By Alejandra Garcia on October 14, 2021 from Havana

Cubans caravan past the US Embassy in support of their revolution. photo: Alejandro Azcuy

On Tuesday, Cuba blocked the petition of a so-called “peaceful protest”, which has the US government and the Miami extremists pushing it behind the scenes. (more…)

Cuba’s Open Wound from the Terrorist Attack In Barbados

By Alejandra Garcia on October 10, 2021, from Havana

Families of the victims of the terrorist bombing of Cubana airliner. photo: Bill Hackwell

Photojournalist Jorge Oller immortalized with his camera one of the saddest days in the history of Cuba. (more…)

The Pandora Papers Confirm Our Veins Are Still Wide Open

By Alejandra Garcia on October 7, 2021 from Havana

In 1971, Uruguayan political scientist and author Eduardo Galeano read the pulse of Latin American reality well with his lapidary phrase: “The world is divided above all between the unworthy and the indignant, and everyone knows which side they want to or can be on”. This he wrote in his book, The Open Veins of Latin America, which I leaf through today, 50 years later (more…)

Cuba Slowly Inserts Itself into the New Post-COVID Normality

By Alejandra Garcia on October 3, 2021 from Havana

The Malecon, photo: Bill Hackwell

This weekend, for the first time in months, Cuba woke up to the news that the number of people infected with COVID-19 fell below 4,900. The incidence is still very high, but the number is encouraging because it is steadily trending down. (more…)

Haiti and the Visible Pain of Racism

By Alejandra Garcia on September 28, 2021, from Havana

protest in San Francisco against the racist deportations of Haitians, photo: Bill Hackwell

I have fresh in my mind those images of those guards on horseback chasing Haitians with whips at the southern border of the United States just like in the days of slavery. (more…)

Cuba Rejects Biden’s Cynicism at the UN

By Alejandra Garcia on September 23, 2021, from Havana

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel

US President Joe Biden did it again. This Tuesday, he took the podium at the United Nations General Assembly to label Cuba and other progressive nations as authoritarian and inconsequential to the needs of their people in an attempt to justify the onslaught of sanctions that Washington maintains against the island. (more…)

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