What They Don’t Say about Cuba

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on July 15, 2021

Unity, Strength and Victory. photo: Bill Hackwell

The old-style information war that we have been experiencing for this last week against Cuba, did not start with Biden. Since 2017, the US has been incessantly and inaccurately talking about a social explosion in Cuba with its magical solution of a “humanitarian intervention.” (more…)

The US Gets Isolated by Its Blockade Policy: What Will Happen Now?

By Alejandra Garcia on June 24, 2021 from Havana

Cuba bursting with pride, as 184 nations stand with them in the UN. photo: Bill Hackwell

Cuba’s new victory over Washington was not news in the US. No head of diplomacy or White House representatives issued any criteria regarding the fact that 184 of the 193 countries that make up the United Nations (UN) voted on Wednesday to end the blockade imposed on the island for almost 60 years. (more…)

I Was Never Your Priority

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on June 12, 2021

Down with the Cuban Adjustment Act. Photo: Bill Hackwell

The insistence with which U.S. government officials repeat that Cuba “is not a priority” is reminiscent of a song by Ricardo Montaner that says more or less the same thing to a scornful love. Only in the case at hand, the facts belie the words. (more…)

The Many Ways of Being Raul

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on June 3, 2021

Cuban Federation of Women, photo: Bill Hackwell

The Revolution will be made with women or it will not be made. They are the ones who create the financing channels, who set up the safe houses, who organize the networks that sustain the guerrillas in the Sierra Maestra and who, like Eugenia Verdecia, carry under their skirts dynamite cartridges, hand grenades, bullets, machine gun combs, fulminates.  “With anonymous heroines like these, who imitate in everything the mambisas of the past, there can be no lost cause”, writes the young Raúl Castro, on Saturday, December 29, 1956. (more…)

Apocalypse Now

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on May 13, 2021

a scene from the movie Apocalypse Now.

Worse than forgetting history is twisting it to stir up resentment. British historian Peter Brown said that and on the other side of the Atlantic, at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, they are asking to consider the invasion of Cuba. (more…)

Changes in Cuba

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on April 29, 2021

Raul , Photo: Abel Padron Padilla

I remember the epitaphs written in advance 30 years ago. As the USSR crumbled, the wise men of the tribe predicted that Cuba would not resist without Moscow’s gold nor would it be able to withstand the entropy of “real socialism” with the addition of U.S. pressures. “With the shovel held high, the gravediggers wait,” wrote Uruguayan Eduardo Galeano in 1992. (more…)

Bolivia’s Coup-Plotting President Jeanine Añez to Face Justice

By Alejandra Garcia on March 18, 2021

Jeanine Añez became the leader of Bolivia’s coup-born regime in the blink of an eye on November 12, 2019. She (more…)

Ana Belén

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on March 4, 2021

She can’t receive visitors, except from a brother. She is not allowed to talk on the phone, receive newspapers, magazines or watch television. No one is allowed to inquire about her health or why she is in (more…)

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