Journalism as a Fiesta

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on October 16, 2021

Marta Rojas

Some thirty years ago, when I was starting my journalism classes in Havana, she told the students who listened to her talk about the profession: Journalists are people who tell people what happens to people. (more…)

Beautiful and Brotherly Mexico

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on September 17, 2021

all of us in defense of Cuba, photo: Prensa Latina

It would have to be a Mexican who explained to us in the most eloquent way what an island is. In La ruta de Hernán Cortés, Fernando Benítez says that “an island is a clearly delimited reality, an invitation to isolation and a way to escape from the known world. (more…)

The Money that Never Arrives in Cuba

By  Rosa Miriam Elizalde on September 4, 2021

photo: Bill Hackwell

With the money she earns cleaning houses in the morning and an office at night, Virgen Elena Pupo, a 47-year-old Cuban migrant, has managed to raise her family in Washington, D.C., but has not been able to help her parents in Holguín, Cuba. She is separated from her parents by more than 1,246 miles. (more…)

Cuba’s New Operation Truth

By Alejandra Garcia on August 19, 2021 from Havana

art: Maisel Lopez

On January 22, 1959, three weeks after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro summoned journalists from throughout the world to thwart a US campaign against the island related to the trials of dictator Fulgencio Batista’s henchmen. (more…)

Regime Change, Lies and Video Films

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on August 19, 2021

graphic: Cubadebate

Twenty years of lies from Washington, but only 10 days were enough for the Taliban to take control of Afghanistan. Joe Biden has finished it off by stringing together a pathetic excuse, again a lie: “Our mission in Afghanistan was not to build a nation, not to create a united democracy. Our only national interest in Afghanistan has been and continues to be to prevent a terrorist attack on the United States.” (more…)

The Good People who will Give Internet to Cuba

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on August 5, 2021

GitHub, the largest free software platform in the world, has published an incomplete list of 60 computer programs, sites and services restricted for Cuba by the unreasonable U.S. blockade, which according to Senator Marco Rubio does not exist. The list includes everything from the most popular videoconferencing platform in these times of pandemic, Zoom, to most Google applications, such as Code, Cloud, Maps and Play Publics. (more…)

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…)

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