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Lula Calls for the Release of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

November 29, 2022

photo: Katherine Da Silva

President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) called for the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after meeting with Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief of the website, and Joseph Farrell, ambassador of the organization, on Monday , in Brasília. (more…)

Elections in Cuba: A Cautionary Success in Difficult Times

By Gustavo A Maranges on November 29, 2022

This year has been really active in Latin America when it comes to elections which have taken place in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and, last but not least, Cuba. (more…)

‘The World Now Faces the Challenges Our People Foretold’

By Leonard Peltier on November 29, 2022

National Day of Mourning 2022 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Nov. 24. Photo: Rachel Jones / UAINE

Greetings my relatives, friends, loved ones and supporters.

First, I want to say how deeply grateful I am that you would want to hear what I have to say. (more…)

US and Cuban Youth Come Together for a Better Future

By Alejandra Garcia on November 28, 2022 from Havana

Calla Walsh, co-chair of the National Network on Cuba, attending the US/Cuba Youth Meeting, observes local elections in Cuba.

Since last Thursday, Cuba has been the venue for an important gathering entitled, Youth Friendship Meeting “Building Our Future Today.” Young people from Cuba and the United States shared, in English and Spanish, thoughts about social justice, free public access to education and health, science (more…)

US House Agriculture Representatives Visit to Cuba: The Elephant in the Room

By Gustavo A Maranges on November 27, 2022

photo: Bill Hackwell

Last week, a delegation of three representatives completed a working visit to Cuba. The bipartisan group was made up of Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Jim Baird (R-IN), and Jahana Hayes (D-CT), all members of the House Agriculture Committee. (more…)

“No Thanks” to Indiscriminate Access to Guns in the U.S.

By David Brooks on November 24, 2022

Even thanks can no longer be given without bullets. In the most armed and violent advanced country in the world there have been more than 600 mass shootings -with 4 or more victims- so far this year, an average of two every day. (more…)

Fidel and a New Type of Relationship between Cuba and the U.S.

By José Ramón Cabañas on November 23, 2022

The statue of Fidel Castro in Moscow. photo: Alijandro Azcuy

In order to understand Fidel Castro’s contribution to Political Science and, in particular, to the sphere of International Relations, especially in regard to Cuba’s ties with the United States, one must start from the precedent of the work and practice of José Martí, the Cuban National Hero, and the latter’s influence on the former’s thought and action. (more…)

Cuba Says Goodbye to One of its Greatest Musicians

By Marcos A Maranges on November 22, 2022 from Havana

Today in the early morning hours, one of the most important singer-songwriters in the history of Cuba, the troubadour Pablo Milanes, who delighted millions of people around the world with his tuned guitar and unmistakable voice, passed away in Madrid. Milanes is, together with Silvio Rodriguez and Noel Nicola, one of the pivotal founders of the Cuban Nueva Trova movement, which had an enormous range and impact throughout Latin America and in some European countries. (more…)

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