The economic, commercial and financial Embargo imposed by the United States Government against Cuba persists and continues to have profound impact on the Cuban people. This policy substantially limits Cuba’s right to development, being its principal obstacle.
International Solidarity with Venezuela!
“In a spirit of mercy, forgiveness and compassion — and in the context of the new era in Cuba-US relations that will form part of your presidential legacy, I ask you, as a fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, to release Ana on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.” — Mairead Maguire
Fidel Castro looks back and forwards on his birthday, and adds “I wish to express my most profound gratitude for the shows of respect, the greetings and the gifts that I have received in recent days.”
San Francisco activists hosted an unforgettable event to celebrate Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday.
Roger Harris reviews the history of the Bolviarian Revolution and attempts by the Venezuelan ruling class and the U.S. government to destabilize it.
The Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Venezuela describe the day-to-day resistance: “We live under a financial dictatorship, under an ongoing business coup – they do not produce enough because they do not want to, because they wish to see us Chavistas defeated”.
The best thing that the United States government could do with regard to Venezuela, regardless of political outcomes there, would be to end its intervention there.
A tribute to the late human rights defender Michael Ratner from Ricardo Alarcón.