Articles Tagged ‘Cuba’

  • The Cuban Epic

    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Cuba brought the greatest ideas of social transformation to several generations of Latin Americans. Its revolution touched the youth, convulsed political organizations and shook the left.

  • Socialism Will Continue in Cuba

    Socialism

    The unshakable faith in victory that Fidel instilled in all of us shall continue to lead our people in the defense and further improvement of the work of its Revolution.

  • Eight challenges facing Latin American integration and a new role for Asia

    A debate is opening up in Latin America over the future of the movement for continental political and economic integration. It is spurred in part by the growing number of states signing trade and investment treaties with extra-continental powers — both bilateral, like the “free trade agreements” some have signed with the United States and Canada, and multilateral, in particular the Pacific Alliance, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC), the latter two alliances including the United States, Canada and other imperialist countries.

  • The Civil Society Ploy

    Can the United States export democracy to another country, the way it exports Coca Cola? Apparently the government, particularly, USAID, and the mass media—think so. But, some tricky issues emerge because the USA—the ‘city on the hill” represent “exceptionalism.”

  • Five decades of inanity ­and still going

    In 1991, The Soviet Union disappeared. Washington changed its anti-Cuba rhetoric from Cold War to human rights. But one issue remains: a U.S. economic colony that broke loose in 1959 still refuses to surrender.

  • Environmental internationalism: Cuba’s new mission?

    Since 1959 Cuba has played a significant world role, quite a feat for a nation of 5 million—11 million now. Cubans have shown their values, commitment and solidarity in dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters around the world.

  • Cuba: Looking back and ahead

    In 2012, the White House will focus on the most important of international and national issues: the re-election of the President. U.S.-Cuba policy will fall into “Next Year’s” box—or the year after that. The National Security staff reverts to its familiar positions on relations with that troublesome island: ignorance and arrogance.

  • The good, the bad and the crazy

    The political elite and its stenographic media don’t classify types of terrorists. If they did we would get the good, the bad and the crazy.

  • Visiting Gerardo again

    A sign in one sealed chamber called the Victorville Prison a “humane, correctional” institution. At least the sign didn’t claim pigs could fly.

  • Cuba changing; US stuck

    President Obama and his advisers share with most of the mass media the same visual weakness when it comes to Cuba: they don’t see the obvious, the crucial facts and context that stare them in the face.

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