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Why Iran’s Fuel Tankers for Venezuela Are Sending Shudders through Washington

By Vijay Prashad on May 27, 2020

The Fortune, with Venezuelan Navy escort. Photo: Nicolas Maduro

The first oil tanker that came from Iran’s Bandar Abbas port into the Caribbean is called Fortune. The tanker entered Venezuelan waters on May 24 and was then escorted by the (more…)

Venezuela Unblockaded

By Atilio A. Boron on  May 25, 2020

First of the Iranian oil tankers arrives in Venezuela

The arrival of the Iranian tanker Fortune to the great refinery of El Palito in Venezuela has a meaning far, far greater than the quantity of gasoline and other crucial supplies transported in (more…)

Iranian Boats Attend James Monroe’s Wake

By Raúl Antonio Capote on May 23, 2020

The first of the five Iranian oil tankers has just arrived at the El Palito refinery in the Venezuelan state of Carabobo. The ship named The Fortune entered Venezuelan waters Saturday (more…)

Let’s Stop Pretending Billionaires Are in the Same Boat As Us During This Pandemic

By Chuck Collins on April 24, 2020

In this pandemic, we are unfortunately not in the same boat. Most Americans don’t even have a canoe. But some billionaires have taken to the high seas in their yachts – literally – to ride (more…)

What Comes After the Flood?

By Stella Calloni on April 28, 2020

Photo: Bill Hackwell

It is enough to look at the faces of the presidents who represent unbridled capitalism in times of decadence or to listen to their “speeches”, to understand some analysts who mention how (more…)

What Do We Mean When We Talk About the “New Order”?

By Fernando Buen Abad Domínguez on April 26, 2020

Mural by Diego Rivera

Transforming the world is a slogan of the people. The semantic hegemony over the idea of “New Order” is in a renewed dispute. It is not the first time that an international “crisis” (more…)

Cuba’s  Covid-19 Medical Brigades are not Medical Diplomacy They Are International Solidarity at its Finest

By Bill Hackwell on April 26, 2020

Photo:  Ismael Francisco Gonzalez

Today the latest medical brigade from Cuba’s Henry Reeves contingent arrived in South Africa to join the front lines with those saving lives in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. (more…)

Cuba is Written with an S for Solidarity

By Katu Arkonada on April 25, 2020

Che Guevara said that solidarity is the tenderness of the people. This phrase could not be truer than in the case of Cuba, the tenderest people in the world. (more…)

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