Geography Archives: Cuba

  • How is a pretext for a cold war manufactured? Photo: Ismael Francisco

    How is a pretext for a cold war manufactured?

    A pretext is all that is needed to start a conflict, something with which the United States has experience, from the Spanish-American War, to Vietnam, Iraq… but its latest efforts to vilify Cuba are unique.

  • Fidel during the inauguration of Ameijeiras Hospital, December 3, 1982. Photo- Jorge Oller

    The optimism of a victor

    Finding a formula to describe Fidel is no easy task.

  • Leading the commemoration of the 8th anniversary of ALBA were Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, then President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, and President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moro. Photo: Juvenal Balán

    Cuba reiterates unconditional solidarity and support for President Maduro and the Bolivarian Chavista Revolution

    The revolutionary Cuban government issued a declaration forcefully denouncing the attempted attack on the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, which occurred Saturday August 4, during a military parade in Caracas.

  • People attend an event celebrating Revolution Day in Santiago, Cuba, today

    Cuba celebrates 65th anniversary of the revolution

    CUBA celebrated the 65th anniversary of the revolution today as First Secretary of the Communist Party Raul Castro vowed that Cubans would remain loyal to the ideas of Fidel despite “Yankee imperialism” and economic blockades.

  • Fidel Castro greets a crowd during voting in the 1976 constitutional referendum. Photo- Liborio Noval

    Cuban constitutions, yesterday and today

    An eminent university professor reviews Cuba’s constitutional history and fundamental principles guiding the current process of reform.

  • On the 90th anniversary of his birth, Che Guevara remains an icon

    Offers a series of photographs to show that 90 years after his birth, the image of Che Guevara can be found even in the most unlikely places. His image continues to form part of Cuban daily life, as vivid and intense as during those first years of the Revolution.

  • Cuba Celebrates May Day

    Five Questions and Answers Concerning the Presidential Elections in Cuba

    If the importance of Fidel Castro in the history of Cuba is undeniable, talk about a Castro brothers’ Cuba is inaccurate on the political level.

  • Cuban Woman

    Cuban women: A revolution within the revolution

    It is almost impossible to talk about future projects in Cuba or the work done over all these years to construct a socialist society, without mentioning the role of women in decision making and their contribution in key spaces since the triumph of the Revolution on January 1, 1959.

  • A statue of Jose Marti in New York

    The soul of the revolution

    Jose Marti was a renaissance man — journalist, poet and leading figure in the Cuban struggle for independence. OLLIE HOPKINS explains his relevance in today’s Cuba

  • Habaneros wade through floodwaters near El Malecón after Hurricane Irma. YAMIL LAGE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

    Cuba embarks on a 100-year plan to protect itself from climate change

    On its deadly run through the Caribbean last September, Hurricane Irma lashed northern Cuba, inundating coastal settlements and scouring away vegetation. The powerful storm dealt Havana only a glancing blow; even so, 10-meter waves pummeled El Malecón, the city’s seaside promenade, and ravaged stately but decrepit buildings in the capital’s historic district. “There was great destruction,” says Dalia Salabarría Fernández, a marine biologist here at the National Center for Protected Areas (CNAP).

  • Fidel Castro Ruz

    One year without Fidel – the foundations of our patriotism

    No other Latin American Marxist was such a preacher of Marti’s ideas than Fidel Castro.

  • Che in Command

    Our Che: 50 years after his execution

    This is an updated, re-edited version of my 2007 essay written for a Celebration of Ernesto Che Guevara’s life held in New York City in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of his execution, attended by 300 people. —Ike Nahem Che Lives! Che died defending no other interest, no other cause than the cause of the […]

  • Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla

    Cuba will never accept any preconditions or impositions

    Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, during the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Viva Cuba Libre!

    Cuba: critical thought in the socialist transition

    The distance that separates us today from the first issue of Pensamiento Crítico (Critical Thought) is exactly the same as the distance between this revolutionary, intellectual adventure and the October Revolution: half a century. The coincidence in this case is not limited to random chance.

  • President Donald Trump signing the new Cuba policy

    US Cuba policy has been hijacked by Cuban-Americans

    US policy toward Cuba (Trump reverses Obama’s Cuba deal, limiting travel and trade, 17 June) has been hijacked by a clique of Cuban-American politicians, who have sold their support in Congress to President Donald Trump. Above all, these individuals – and Trump – have demonstrated the corrupt and clientelist nature of the US political system. Can such a system serve as a symbol of “freedom” to anyone in the world?

  • Prime Minister Fidel Castro 1961

    Fidel, Today and Forever

    You always understood that politics was not the art of the possible—a conservative vision of politics—but rather the art of making the impossible possible, not through voluntarist actions but by understanding that politics is the art of building a social, political, and military correlation of forces that allows us to transform the existing conditions of struggle and make possible in the future what seems impossible in the present.

  • Fidel Castro — Beyond Words

    We lost Fidel.  We gained a history of examples and wisdom. The story of Fidel is beyond words — we cannot describe it with words alone.  So I would like to just give a testimony. He used all his wisdom, knowledge, leadership, and dedication to build, over 60 years, a united and organized people, who […]

  • The Cuban People Will Overcome

    Remarks by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, during the closing of the 7th Party Congress It constitutes, compañeros, a superhuman effort to lead any people in times of crisis.  Without them, the changes would be impossible.  In a meeting such as this, which brings together more than a thousand representatives chosen […]

  • Stop Lecturing Cuba and Lift the Blockade

    Surrounding President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba on March 20, there is speculation about whether he can pressure Cuba to improve its human rights.  But a comparison of Cuba’s human rights record with that of the United States shows that the US should be taking lessons from Cuba. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights […]

  • Obama, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is on Cuba

      Millions of Americans believe that President Obama has normalized relations with Cuba and ended over 50 years of U.S. efforts to strangle its economy.  They might have been puzzled when the United States stood up against every other nation save one, in opposing the UN General Assembly resolution which passed, 191-2, on October 27, […]