Archive | Reflections of Fidel

  • The agonies of developed capitalism

    Last Monday the 9th, like all the others, was a marvellous day in terms of the contradictions of developed capitalism in the midst of its incurable crisis.

  • Fair and constructive criticism

    I am trying to follow the events of the Baseball Classic, thanks to our national television services.

  • A meeting that was worth it

    At the end of the Globalization and Development event, with the presences of more than 1,500 economists, outstanding scientific figures and representatives of international organizations meeting in Havana, I received a letter and a document from Atilio Boron, a Doctor of Political Science, senior professor of political and social theory, director of the Latin American Program for correspondence courses in the social sciences – PLED, as well as other important scientific and political responsibilities.

  • Healthy changes within the Council of Ministers

    In response to changes made within the executive, certain news agencies are throwing up their hands in horror.

  • Message from Fidel to Chávez

    Congratulations to you and your people for a victory which, because of its magnitude, is impossible to measure.

  • The Heights of the Ridiculous

    Oh, I’m so scared! I just about died when I read the statements made by the U.D.I (Independent Democratic Union).

  • Chávez’ Article

    It was 2006. I was really very ill but very much aware of what was happening. During those days around the middle of September, the XIV NAM Summit where Cuba was elected to the Presidency was ending. I could barely sit up and take my place at a table. That’s how I received some important heads of state or government. The Prime Minister of India was among them. The highest ranking visitor I received in that emergency room in the Presidential Palace was the Ghanaian Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, who a few days later would be ending his mandate.

  • Swan Song of the Rich

    The Chilean oligarchs tore their cloths at the visit of President Michelle Bachelet to Cuba.

  • A Meeting with Michelle Bachelet, the President of Chile

    It doesn’t matter what I say about the friendly meeting, some news agencies and papers will take the information and will print that the old man, convalescing after a serious illness or some other description directed towards reducing the modest value of whatever I expressed to my prestigious interlocutor.

  • Rahm Emanuel

    What a strange surname! It appears Spanish, easy to pronounce, but it’s not. Never in my life have I heard or read about any student or compatriot with that name, among tens of thousands.

  • The immediate response

    The response came barely a few hours later. Rahm Emmanuel, the White House chief of staff, spoke. It is of no importance that he failed to mention my modest Reflection. What is important is the response.

  • Contradictions between Obama’s politics and ethics

    The other day I noted some of Obama’s ideas that point to his role within a system that is the negation of every just principle.

  • Deciphering the thinking of the new president of the United States

    It isn’t too difficult. After his inauguration, Barack Obama stated that the return of the territory occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base to its legitimate owner had to be carefully considered, in the first place, in terms of whether it would affect the defense capacity of the United States in the most minimal way.

  • The Eleventh President of the United States

    Last Tuesday, the 20th of January of 2009, Barack Obama assumed the leadership of the empire as the 11th president of the United States since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in January of 1959.

  • The meeting with Cristina

    The conversation lasted 40 minutes, the exchange of ideas was as intense and interesting as I had expected. She is a person of profound convictions. There were no disagreements.

  • Fidel congratulates the Cuban people

    Fidel congratulates the Cuban people

  • The Unjustifiable Destruction of the Environment

    Can the capitalist society avoid it? News about this issue are far from encouraging. The project to be submitted for approval on December next year in Copenhagen, where the new Convention that will replace Kyoto’s will be discussed and approved, is being currently analyzed at Poznan.

  • An immense and undeserved honor

    I was able to follow the discussions of the Caribbean leaders, represented at the highest level in the meeting in Santiago de Cuba, capital of the former Oriente province and cradle of the Revolution. In a few days, the 50th anniversary of that triumph of January 1, 1959 will be commemorated.

  • Swimming Up Stream

    Following Obama’s speech, on May 23 this year, to the Cuban American National Foundation established by Ronald Reagan, I wrote a reflection entitled “The Empire’s Hypocritical Policy”. It was dated on the 25th of the same month.

  • The Great Crisis of the 1930s

    Although it may sound simple, it is a very difficult subject to explain. The U.S. Federal Reserve system, resulting from a fully developing capitalism, was established in 1913. Salvador Allende, a man we remember as someone of our times, was already 15 years old.