Cuba: The Heroes of the Saratoga

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on May 12, 2022

photo: Bill Hackwell

First, the explosion. The six-story building vibrated, then some cables jumped, with the force of a whiplash. Then, more than half of the façade collapsed without giving time, without announcing anything, each piece of floor swallowing the one above, (more…)

Stirring Tribute from Cuba to Alicia Jrapko

By Enrique Milanés León on April 30, 2022

Gerardo Hernandez, Bill Hackwell and Graciela Ramirez inaugurate tribute to Alicia Jrapko Photo: Yaimi Ravelo

“The Felix Elmusa award shone brighter on her chest and she honored them more than the medal honored her,” said Tubal Paez, former president of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) at yesterday’s tribute to the Argentine sister’s life at the Casa de la Prensa. (more…)

Between Cynicism and Revenge

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on March 6, 2022

photo: Sputnik

Nothing is more frightening than to see U.S. officials discussing international law and war crimes. Live and on air, Harris Faulkner, host of Fox News, has told Condoleezza Rice that “when you invade a sovereign nation, that is a war crime”. The former head of U.S. diplomacy, one of the architects of the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, not only nodded in agreement, but responded, “It certainly goes against every principle of international law and international order.” (more…)

The Ugly Truth of Facebook

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on January 6, 2022

No one doubts that Mark Zuckerberg is making great efforts to reinvent his monopoly. Besieged for years for speculating with Facebook users’ data, (more…)

Women in Front of the Mirror

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on December 23, 2021

Georgina Herrera

Actually, there are not two protagonists in the documentary Charo and Georgina, otra vez frente al espejo, by filmmaker Rebeca Chávez, which has just premiered at the Havana International Film Festival. There are three women in dialogue, one of them behind the camera. (more…)

A Precision Propaganda Campaign on Cuba

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on December 10, 2021

Cubans respond to N15 provocations. photo: Abel Padron Padilla

The November 15 provocation in Cuba failed. That is not coming from the communist newspaper Granma, but by the promoters and sponsors of the march that did not happen. (more…)

Cuba: Five Years after Fidel Castro

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde November 25, 2021

Cuban youth honor Fidel on the 5th anniversary of his passing. photo: Jose Manuel Correa

Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Donald Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt worse than ever because of the pandemic. Then came Joe Biden with his faint-hearted court, reeling us each day with veiled or direct threats, without daring to fulfill his timid campaign promises. (more…)

Why is the US fueling the November 15 Cuba Protests?

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on November 13, 2021

Marching in support of the revolution, photo: Bill Hackwell

On September 20, letters began to arrive at eight Cuban municipal or provincial government headquarters announcing the holding of “peaceful” marches on November 15 by a group called Archipiélago. The motivation for these marches was a call for change. (more…)

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