Oscar Lopez Rivera Urges UN to Put an End to US Colonialism in Puerto Rico

June 19, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar Lopez Rivera appealed to the United Nations Monday saying the Caribbean island “needs help” and called on the Special Committee on Decolonization to analyze the territory’s status “to put an end to colonization” at the hands of the United States that Puerto Rico has suffered for more than a century. (more…)

The First Results of Trump’s Speech in Miami

By Iroel Sánchez on June 17, 2017

Thanks to Trump Cuban youth now have a much clearer view as to what Cuba would look like without the Revolution. Photo: Bill Hackwell

July 30 is a day of national mourning in Cuba. On that date, each year, the streets of Santiago de Cuba are filled with a spontaneous pilgrimage as rose petals fall from the balconies and the people walk silently towards the cemetery. (more…)

The Insolence of Trump Will Crash Against the Dignity of Cuba

By Carlos Aznárez on June 17, 2017

Access to health care in Cuba exceeds that of the United States. Photo: Bill Hackwell

As it was the case with Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush the father, Clinton, Bush the son and even with Obama, Donald Trump is also wrong if he thinks that with insolence, his clown style, and pro war “tightening” against Cuba he will achieve what everyone else has tried to do and has miserably failed. (more…)

Mike Pence Accuses Venezuela’s Maduro of “Abuse of Power”

By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim on June 16, 2017

US Vice President Mike Pence lashed out at Venezuela Thursday, accusing its government of abusing its power, and falling into authoritarianism. (more…)

Trump Cuba Policy: What Will Happen in Coming Months?

By Arnold August on June 19, 2017

U.S. Embassy, Havana. Photo: Bill Hackwell

The official June 16 statement was barely uttered when the majority nationwide opposition to the Trump Cuba policy was once again reignited. Indeed, it was already extremely active and vocal before the Little Havana, Miami venue and date were announced on June 9. (more…)

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