Cuban Union leader Victor Manuel Lemagne Sanchez tours the U.S. and witnesses the huge contrast in living conditions
James Early, a close cultural associate of the Cuban government, says Cuba will assert their sovereignty and hold their ground against the Trump plan to roll back on travel and business dealings with Cuba
Reversing the Cuba opening will be a political nightmare for the Trump administration, but they ignore everyone’s warnings, says Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff
James Early and Paul Jay discuss the potential role of independent trade unions in Cuban politics and the future of relations with the US under President Trump
A leader of a small island nation, Fidel Castro became a figure of global historic importance who led his people in revolution and defied the U.S. empire
James Early and Paul Jay discuss the death of Fidel Castro and how corporate media deals with the question of political freedoms and human rights in Cuba
Netfa Freeman, analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies, demystifies much of what has been said about Obama’s visit to Cuba and from the perspective of one friendly to the Cuban Revolution. Topics covered included the blockade, political prisoners, elections and voting rights, human rights and more.
Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State , says that it is hypocritical for the United States to judge the Cuban government by standards that it does not hold to itself.
Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology at Queens College, discusses how Cuban advocates for greater internet connectivity are not willing to open the country to U.S. corporations in exchange for internet access
James Early says the papal visit to Cuba before coming to Washington has a certain significance, since he has taken up a role of an interlocutor between the two nations
It is a historic retreat by US imperialism and an attempt to disrupt the Cuban revolutionary process says historian and author Gerald Horne
Lawrence Wilkerson, retired army colonel and former chief of staff for Colin Powell, discusses what he sees as positives and potential negatives in the new Cuban/North American relations
Glen Ford: The Cuban economy can no longer survive without opening to U.S. markets, but Cubans are struggling to find policies that balance socialist ideals with capitalism.
Aviva Chomsky, author of The History of the Cuban Revolution, says there are many more hurdles ahead before diplomatic relations can be established between Cuba and the US
Weight of 50 years of failed policy, China and Port of Mariel may have had a lot to do with the US rapprochement with Cuba
A Cuban-US caravan of academics, social movements and trade organizations were at the centre of negotiations leading to the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries, says Larry Wilkerson
CODEPINK Co-Founder Medea Benjamin says the dispute between Castro and Obama is a question of Cuban sovereignty vs. American imperial ambition
Last week’s much-hailed normalization of relations with Cuba was followed by sanctions against Venezuela the very next day, says Alex Main of the Center for Economic and Policy Research