On the 25th Anniversary of the Imprisonment of the Cuban Five Heroes; Testimonies of Prison Visits

By José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez on September 12, 2023

May 2014, Victorville Penitentiary

When I was preparing to assume the responsibility as head of the Cuban Interests Section in the United States (mid-2012), I approached comrade José Anselmo López, who had been in charge of the Consular Section of that office in the late 90s of the 20th century and early 21st century, to ask him about his experiences on visits to U.S. prisons where the Cuban Five Heroes were unjustly held prisoners. (more…)

The Significance of the Cuban 5 a Quarter of a Century since their Arrest

By Liset García on September 12, 2023 from Havana

The memory remains in the Cuban people for an event that occurred 25 years ago today. On September 12, 1998, five Cuban men were marked forever by the extreme hatred of those in Miami who have not ceased in attacking Cuba. That day they were arrested and their long battle for justice began. (more…)

Venezuelan President Makes Historic Visit to China to Reinforce Alliance

By Andreína Chávez Alava on September 10, 2023

drone display: “May the friendship between China and Venezuela be eternal.”

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived in China on Friday for a several-day visit to strengthen economic and political ties amidst the nations’ efforts to advance multipolarity. (more…)

Chile: “I Have the President on the Line”; Allende’s Last Message

By Alexis Polo Gonzalez on September 10, 2023

Allende, photo: memoriachilena

In the early hours of September 11, 1973, the coup forces carried out Operation Silence, in order to silence the media supporting Salvador Allende’s government. The military’s mission was a complete success. However, before they managed to bomb all the transmitting antennas, Allende was able to address the country for the last time. (more…)

Chile: The Indelible Legacy of Victor Jara

By Alejandra Garcia on September 10, 2023

“The blood of our comrade President

hits harder than bombs and shrapnel.

Thus, it will strike our fists again.”

-Victor Jara (more…)

The Miami Terrorists and the Fascist Coup in Chile

By José Luis Méndez Méndez on September 9, 2023

photo: Diario Uchile / Radio Universidad de Chile.

In 1964 fascist groups of anti-Cuban terrorists had proclaimed an attempt against the interests and personnel of Cuba outside the territory of the United States, this form of aggression was called “war by the ways of the world”, its promoters were the terrorists Felipe Rivero Diaz and his second the lawyer Miguel San Pedro of the Cuban Nationalist Movement (MNC) (more…)

What If There Had Been No Coup In Chile In 1973?

By Vijay Prashad  September 8, 2023

photo: Gracia Barrios (Chile), Multitud III 1972

Imagine this scenario. On 11 September 1973, the reactionary sections of the Chilean army, led by General Augusto Pinochet and given a green light by the US government, did not leave their barracks. President Salvador Allende, who led the Popular Unity government, went to his office in La Moneda in Santiago to announce a plebiscite on his government and to ask for the resignation of several senior generals. Then, Allende continued his fight to bring down inflation and to realize his government’s program to advance the socialist agenda in Chile. (more…)

Chile: The Past is not the Same as Memory

By Carlos Amorín on September 9, 2023

photo: Gerardo Iglesias

50 years after the coup d’état, without forgetting or forgiveness.

On June 29 of that same year there was even a general rehearsal of a coup that became known as “El Tanquetazo”, because more than a dozen armored vehicles, among them some tanks, together with 70 soldiers, arrived in downtown Santiago trying to take La Moneda, the seat of the Presidency. They were repulsed by the loyal forces commanded by General Carlos Prats. (more…)

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