Cuba Advocates for Peace at BRICS Meeting

By Alejandra Garcia on June 11, 2024, from Havana

BRICS Minsterial Meeting in Moscow. photo: Cubaminrex

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla arrived in the Russian Federation on Monday heading the delegation attending the BRICS Ministerial Meeting. The Cuban official arrived in Moscow with a message of peace and the common purpose of his country with the member states of the group (more…)

Jose Marti: Quiet Solemnity and Vibrant Strength

By Alejandra Garcia on May 29, 2024 from Havana

The mausoleum of Jose Marti.

Jose Marti, the most universal of Cubans, died in Dos Rios, in eastern Cuba, on May 19, 1895, shortly after he gave new impetus to the independence movement in Cuba and started a new period of struggle against the Spanish colony. He died at the age of 42 and left behind him hundreds of works that had individual and collective freedom, justice, solid principles, and moral values at their core. Today, Resumen Latinoamericano honors his death and his example. (more…)

Dominican Republic: Abinader Re-Elected Amid Great Challenges Ahead

By Alejandra Garcia on May 21, 2024

Luis Abinader, and his wife Raquel Arbaje Soneh react after the preliminary results of the presidential election, in Santo Domingo, photo: Henry Romero, Reuters

On Sunday, presidential elections were held in the Dominican Republic, giving the victory to the incumbent president, Luis Abinader, who is heading for a second term full of challenges. Social debts and marked inequalities persist in the country, amid a deficient health care system, along with the expansion of the informal economy, while overall poverty stands at 23.0 % and extreme poverty at 3.2 %. (more…)

Mexico-Guatemala: A Border that Won’t be Divided

By Alejandra Garcia on May 19, 2024

Migrants continue their journey north in hopes of reaching the U.S. border, in Tapachula, Chiapas on the Guatemalan border, photo: AP

The common border between Mexico and Guatemala, with the Suchiate River as its natural boundary, is facing record migration flows, with an increase of almost 200 percent in irregular migrants intercepted in the first quarter of this year in the Aztec country. (more…)

U.S. and Cuba Join Voices for Greater Co operation in Agricultural Development

By Alejandra Garcia on May 14, 2024 from Havana

US – Cuba agricultural conference, photo: Abel Padrón Padilla

 This Monday, business people and politicians from the United States and Cuba began a new round of talks to identify potential agricultural businesses that contribute to food supply and nutritional security on both sides of the Straits of Florida. The U.S. blockade against Cuba hits every sector of the country’s economy hard, but most especially the agricultural sector. (more…)

Argentina: Milei Cancels teleSUR in Wave of Censorship against Left-wing Voices

By Alejandra Garcia on May 7, 2024 from Havana

Milei and his campaign to stamp out the truth.

Last Sunday, the Argentine government of Javier Milei decided to eliminate the teleSUR communication signal from the media grid, offered through Digital Terrestrial Television,. The move by the right wing neo liberal president clearly represents a serious attack on the freedom of the press and the right to information. (more…)

Cuba Marks May Day with Unity and Strength Despite Adversity

By Alejandra Garcia and Bill Hackwell on May 1, 2024, in Havana

photo: Bill Hackwell

This May Day, Cuba did not hold its traditional parade in the capital’s Revolution Square for the second consecutive year. The lack of fuel made it impossible to provide the necessary transportation for thousands of Cubans in the surrounding neighborhoods and provinces to travel to the iconic Paseo Avenue in Havana. This event every year attracted all generations of Cubans parading with Cuban flags in hand, and with the typical excitement and pride that characterizes us. (more…)

Butterflies have an Oasis in the Heart of Havana

By Alejandra Garcia on April 23, 2024

The Quinta de los Molinos Garden is a naturalistic oasis in the heart of Salvador Allende Avenue in Havana, Cuba. The front door leads to another dimension and leaves behind that street through which the noisiest cars in the capital pass. The noise, the asphalt, and the strong smells disappear and a place full of trees, birdsong, flowers, and butterflies opens up. Butterflies, in a city where you can walk from one end to the other without seeing a single one of these winged beauties. (more…)

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