As we enter the 200th year of the Monroe Doctrine, we stand at a crossroads. Will we allow for the U.S. to continue its domination of the Americas and the Caribbean or will we stand together for the sovereignty and democracy of all peoples, including the working and oppressed within U.S. borders?
“There is not even one single Cuban alive who has not suffered the impact of the blockade because for more than sixty years we’ve been suffering from these policies from the United States.
“In terms of [overall] damage from the blockade, we’re talking about $US114 billion of damage and if we take into account the devaluation of the [currency] over history it rises to more than $US700 billion.”
What ever happened to Elián González? Belly of the Beast’s Liz Oliva Fernández recently sat down with Elián, now 29 and a father of a 2-year-old daughter, to talk about migration, family, and Cuba’s future. Elián lives a modest life in his hometown of Cárdenas, just a few blocks from his father. As a recently elected lawmaker in Cuba he hopes to improve relations with the United States and the Cuban-American community.
Trump placed Cuba on the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. Now the State Dept has reasserted the designation in February. Calla Walsh, the co-chair of the National Network on Cuba, explains its immense impact on the blockade on Cuba and how the US uses the “terrorist” designation politically.
For the 30th year in a row, almost every country on Earth voted at the United Nations General Assembly to oppose the illegal six-decade US […]
962 views Nov 3, 2022Today, the United Nations will vote for the 30th year on a resolution Cuba will introduce condemning the U.S. blockade. An […]
The U.N. voted 185-2 to end the U.S. blockade of Cuba. This is the 30th year in a row the U.N. has voted to do so. So why is the U.S. refusing to comply?
See explanation why the U.S. first enacted the blockade and why it’s universally condemned.
Cuban Americans and other activists from around the country marched from Times Square to the United Nations this weekend in anticipation of an annual UN vote to condemn the 60-year-old blockade against Cuba. We hit the streets of New York City to ask demonstrators what brought them out to protest and what they think about the Biden administration’s policy toward Cuba.
Miami is known as the bastion of Cuban-American hardliners. But many in Miami don’t support U.S. sanctions on Cuba. Every month Cuban-American activists gather to call for an end to the embargo and better relations with Cuba. Their message of reconciliation has angered pro-embargo politicians like Marco Rubio, who has called for an F.B.I. investigation.
Aleida Guevara, daughter of the Che, talks about her experience with Cuba’s international medical brigades and the importance of solidarity among peoples: “That gives you extraordinary force as a people, truly, because you can say ‘We are capable, we are capable of going to any place in the world where our help is needed’. Neither their skin color, nor their religion matter, not even what they think matters. It doesn’t matter. We can simply be useful and we are. That is one of the most beautiful things of the socialist revolution.”