The Plague Here and There

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on May 28, 2020

The state of Pennsylvania has a population similar to that of Cuba, but has 35 times more confirmed cases of coronavirus and 63 times more lethal victims. (more…)

Connecting the Dots on the Assault of the Cuban Embassy

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on May 14, 2020

Goya’s Disasters of War

A few hours before the attack on the Cuban Embassy in Washington, a woman wearing a red raincoat, dark glasses, mask and hood, was photographing the facade of the 16th (more…)

The Virus of the Lie

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on April 16, 2020

“If we saw this pandemic as a conflict, then we could talk about two fronts,” Carl Miller, research director of the UK-based Demos Group’s Centre for Social Network Analysis, told Al Jazeera. (more…)

Cuba Saves

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on March 19, 2020

Passengers of MS Braemar express their gratitude to Cuba. Photo: Ricardo López Hevia

The cruise ship MS Braemar, with five confirmed cases of Covid-19 and a thousand people on board, docked shortly before dawn this Wednesday in the Port of Mariel, 40 kilometers from Havana. (more…)

A Ghost Travels Around the United States

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on March 5, 2020

Dashiell Hammett interrogated in Congress for being a communist in 1953

I was remembering the interrogation of the writer Dashiell Hammett by Senator Joseph McCarthy’s collaborators in 1953 during these days of scandal because Bernie Sanders spoke fairly well about Cuba. (more…)

A History of How Cuba’s Anti-Viral Medicine is Being Used in China

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on February 20, 2020

Rep. Mickey Leland on a world hunger delegation to Africa, 1980

Cuba’s antiviral Recombinant Interferon Alpha 2B (IFNrec) is among the medicines chosen by China to treat the coronavirus, the disease that has already caused at least 1,800 deaths in that country. (more…)

Cuba: A Matter of Principle

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on January 23, 2020

Photo: Minrex

Think tanks in the United States and Cuban researchers agree on one thing: the policy of more sanctions and the extension of the U.S. blockade will not change the socialist course of Cuba. (more…)

Cuba: Itinerary of an Obsession

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on December 12, 2019

Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Cuba’s archipelago fits 90 times into the United States. There is no lithium, nor large mineral resources, and so far, not a single (more…)

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