Why is the US fueling the November 15 Cuba Protests?

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on November 13, 2021

Marching in support of the revolution, photo: Bill Hackwell

On September 20, letters began to arrive at eight Cuban municipal or provincial government headquarters announcing the holding of “peaceful” marches on November 15 by a group called Archipiélago. The motivation for these marches was a call for change. (more…)

Cuba as an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on October 28, 2021

photo: RT

The piggy bank rang again. Less than a month ago, in September 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded 6 million 669 thousand dollars in grants for projects aimed at “regime change” in Cuba, a euphemism to avoid saying “direct intervention by a foreign power”. (more…)

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…)

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