CUBA

Cuba’s New Draft Constitution: Institutionalizing Revolution and Reversing Personalization

July 25, 2018

Cuba’s National Assembly passed a new draft constitution, to replace its existing Soviet-era constitution via national referendum in a few months. Many changes are in the works, including the recognition of private property and gay marriage. But will it mean real change? We discuss the constitution with Prof. Liz Dore and James Early

America’s Regime Change Toolbox

June 30, 2018

By Barbara Koeppel / Truthdig. Regime change here, regime change there. Officials argue for or against it and the press and media routinely report on it. There are good guys (the U.S. and its current allies) and bad ones. Although the list shifts—today North Korea is trustworthy, Canada is not—one thing is unchanged: Regime change…

Exposing the OAS' Anti-Venezuela, Pro-US Bias and Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Exposing the OAS’ Anti-Venezuela, Pro-US Bias and Right-Wing Hypocrisy

May 31, 2018

The Organization of American States (OAS) is a Cold War-era group that acts as a vehicle for US influence, opposing leftist governments in Latin America. Journalist Max Blumenthal challenged the OAS on its extreme anti-Venezuela bias and enlisting of right-wing pro-Israel lobbyists to demonize Nicolas Maduro

The 'Bin Laden' of Latin America, Luis Posada Carriles, Dies in Florida

The ‘Bin Laden’ of Latin America, Luis Posada Carriles, Dies in Florida

May 24, 2018

Anti-Castro terror campaigner Luis Posada Carriles died in Florida at 90, after decades under CIA protection and on its payroll. He had been wanted by Cuban and Venezuelan authorities for bombing a Cuban airliner that killed 73, but the US refused to extradite him

May Day Celebrations in Cuba

May Day Celebrations in Cuba

May 2, 2018

Field Report: The average worker’s monthly salary in Cuba is around $25 a month so what are they celebrating?

Cuba’s New President Faces Many Serious Challenges

April 24, 2018

The challenges Cuba faces involve economic inequality, increasing citizen inclusion the political process, and the still-ongoing US economic blockade. Prof. Elizabeth Dore and James Early discuss the challenges President Diaz-Canel needs to address

Cuba has a New President: Is he ‘Fidelista’ or ‘Raulista’?

April 20, 2018

Miguel Diaz-Canel’s rise to Cuba’s presidency signifies a historic changing of the guard, as someone born after the 1959 revolution takes over. How he will deal with the twin challenges of continued US pressure and of rising inequality in Cuba is the big question

Cuba has a New President: Is he ‘Fidelista’ or ‘Raulista’?

April 20, 2018

Miguel Diaz-Canel’s rise to Cuba’s presidency signifies a historic changing of the guard, as someone born after the 1959 revolution takes over. How he will deal with the twin challenges of continued US pressure and of rising inequality in Cuba is the big question

Trump’s New Cold War Hurts Ordinary Cubans

November 20, 2017

The State Department announced a tightening of the US economic embargo against Cuba, which hurts average Cubans and reverts to failed Cold War policies, explains Cuba specialist Professor Sujatha Fernandes

US-Cuba Relations Unravel as State Dept Alleges ‘Sonic Attack’

October 12, 2017

While the accusations against Cuba sound like ‘something out of a bad sci-fi film,’ the consequences of reducing diplomatic staff in Havana and Washington DC have serious consequences for relations between the two countries, explains Prof. Michael Bustamante