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…)

Cuba and the Dystopia in the Window

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on October 17, 2019

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Hispanist Karl Zeligman said he was 12 years old when he left Germany in 1939 on a plane occupied by Jewish children bound for London. (more…)

Twitter Blocks Cuban Media: What are they Afraid Of?

By Alicia Jrapko on September 12, 2019

For more than 60 years now, Cuba has been a victim of a brutal US commercial, financial and economic blockade and now in a blatant act of mass censorship and blockage of internet access, (more…)

The Internet: A Suburb Ignored by the Left

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on July 25, 2019

About a year ago, 105 political organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean and 139 leaders of the region linked to the Sao Paulo Forum were studied in Twitter (more…)

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