August 26, 2022
Hatuey Project Press Conference
In late August, activists with the Hatuey Project arrived in Cuba with $20,000 worth of medical supplies designated for victims of the tragic fire at the Matanzas oil storage facility. Two of them, Gloria LaRiva and Dr. Leni Villagómez Reeves, held a press conference for Cuban journalists before delivering the supplies.
To read more about the successful actions of the Hatuey Project, visit the website.
Jan. 3, 2022
Let Cuba Live! rally at the office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Cuba solidarity activists showed up outside Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s office in downtown San Francisco, urging her to add her name to those of her 114 colleagues who recently signed a letter urging a removal of many of the hostile U.S. actions against Cuba. Speakers from the Bay Area Saving Lives Campaign, the ANSWER Coalition, Democratic Socialists of America, CodePink, Veterans for Peace, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and of course the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee spoke. Several of those speeches are included in this video; the rest can be viewed on our Facebook page.
September 19, 2021
Cuban and U.S. Voices Challenging Washington’s War on Cuba
A webinar featuring speakers from Cuba and the U.S., including David Paul, former Venezuelan Embassy protector representing the Bay Area Saving Lives Campaign, Attorney Soffiyah Elijah, Pedro De La Hoz, the Vice President of UNEAC, the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists, Obi Egbuna Jr. from the Get Out of Cuba’s Way Campaign, Abel Prieto, the President of Casa de las Américas and the long-time former Minister of Culture, and Gloria La Riva of the ANSWER Coalition and the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee.
August 13, 2021:
CIA Stories: The Cuban Who Conned the CIA
Raúl Capote Fernández, the man who was supposed to be the Juan Guaído of Cuba and assume power after a “color revolution” similar (but larger in scale) to what happened in Cuba on July 11, was actually a double agent working for Cuban intelligence. In this interview, conducted by Gloria La Riva and produced by The Empire Files, he explains how the CIA carefully lays the groundwork for regime change in Cuba and elsewhere.
April 3, 2020:
Nicolás Maduro: Letter to the People of the United States of America
March 29, 2020:
Nicolás Maduro: Letter to the Peoples of the World
Jan. 27, 2019:
The A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition, of which the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee is a part, along with the Party for Socialism and Liberation and many other groups, organized more than a dozen demonstrations in cities across the United States in solidarity with President Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution, and against the ongoing U.S. coup attempt. This video gives a sampling of those efforts, which will continue until the coup is firmly defeated.
Jan. 14, 2019:
In Cuba in January 2019, a Freedom Caravan of Rebel Army combatants commemorated the entry into Havana of Fidel and the rebel army on Jan. 8, 1959, cementing the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Gloria La Riva was there and interviewed some of the participants in the caravan.
May 10, 2018:
Excerpts from a speech given by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro at the “Todos Somos Venezuela” conference, March 7, 2018. Subtitled into English.
Feb. 28, 2018:
Members of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee, the ANSWER Coalition, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and other Los Angeles activists send their support to Nicolás Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution (en español).
Feb. 23, 2018:
Cuban Five Hero René González, who is now Vice-President of the José Martí Cultural Society, gives an extended (27-minute) interview (in English) with TeleSUR TV. He talks about U.S.-Cuban relations, the need for Cubans to resist American propaganda and cultural hegemony, the legacy of Fidel Castro, and more.
Jan. 26, 2018:
From his office at the Higher Education Institute of Foreign Affairs in Havana where he serves as Vice-Rector, Gerardo Hernández gives an extended (26-minute) interview (in English) with TeleSUR TV, covering the past, the present, and the future of himself and of Cuba.
July 19, 2017:
Empire Files: Constituent Assembly—Dictatorship or Democracy in Venezuela?
Nov/Dec, 2016: Gloria La Riva visited Havana during the Nine Days of National Mourning that followed the death of Fidel Castro. During her visit she spoke with this man, who paid homage to Fidel.
Oct. 26, 2016: Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla speaks at the United Nations, just prior to the historic vote on the resolution condemning the U.S. blockade of Cuba. The resolution passed for the 25th consecutive year, but for the first time, there was no opposition, as the U.S. and its loyal ally Israel were forced by the weight of world opinion to abstain. Rodríguez welcomes the abstention, and the positive changes that have occurred in the U.S.-Cuba relationship, but makes clear that the blockade is still very much in effect and still impacting the Cuban people. He also makes clear Cuba’s opposition to continuing efforts at subverting the Cuban Revolution. An important speech, worth listening to. This is the simultaneous translation to English provided by the U.N.
Jan. 16, 2016: In Nov. 2015, Kenia Serrano Puig, the President of Cuba’s Institute for Friendship with the People’s (ICAP) and a member of Cuba’s National Assembly, along with Leima Martínez from the North American division of ICAP, conducted a speaking tour of the United States. In this presentation, Kenia and Leima discuss a wide variety of subjects relating to Cuba, including ongoing economic changes in Cuba, the Cuban Five, what Obama can do right now to ease the blockade on Cuba, and more.
Dec. 6, 2015: Demonstration in San Francisco in support of the Bolivarian Revolution.
Dec. 5, 2015: On the day before Venezuelan elections, ANSWER led a rally in Hollywood, CA in front of the CNN building. Danny Glover was there to give some words of support.
Dec. 1, 2015: Activists in New York City hit the subways to promote upcoming actions in support of the Bolivarian Revolution in conjunction with the Dec. 6 elections in Venezuela.
Oct. 13, 2015: Carlos Ron, Minister Counselor of Political Affairs at the Embassy for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, discusses this year’s primary elections as Venezuela gears up for the general elections at the end of this year.