Visiting Cubans call for solidarity to break the US blockade

“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 Elián González Wants for Cuba

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.

The Absurdity of Listing Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

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.

Cuban Americans and Solidarity Activists March in NYC Before Annual UN Vote on U.S. Embargo

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.

Marco Rubio Redbaits Cuban-American Activists Protesting U.S. Sanctions in Miami

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, Che’s daughter — “We can simply be useful and we are”

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.”