Cuba's present government led by the Communist Party has embarked upon a series of economic, bureaucratic and political reforms in order to re-energise a faltering economy. Questions arise if these amount to making fundamental changes to its socialist system and from the looks of it, the answer is a mixture of yes and no.
Blogpost and Real News Video on the plight of the Cuban Five and US hypocrisy in protecting terrorists implicated in violence against Cubans.
Commandante Fidel Castro continues his reflections on Barack Obama, the United States, its new healthcare system and other assorted issues. Article, courtesy Granma International.
Fidel's obituary for his Comrade in arms for last five decades,Juan Almeida Bosque,who passed away on September 11.
Reihana Mohideen, reports that there is a revival of socialist feminism in Latin America, spearheaded by the Venezuelan and Cuban revolutions.
"We are living in a new era. Changes are unavoidable. Leaders just pass through; peoples prevail. There would be no need to wait for thousands of years to pass by; only eight years will be enough so that a new US President –who will no doubt be less intelligent, promising and admired in the world than Barack Obama- riding on a better armored car, or on a more modern helicopter, or on a more sophisticated plane, occupies that inglorious position.''
Blogpost linking to an article on Cuba's economy and the economic challenges faced by the Cuban state.
A post on actor Sean Penn's victory in the Academy Awards.
IT isn’t too difficult. After his inauguration, Barack Obama stated that the return of the territory occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base to its legitimate owner had to be carefully considered, in the first place, in terms of whether it would affect the defense capacity of the United States in the most minimal way,writes Fidel Castro.
The Cuban revolutionary victory of January 1, 1959, was a news event of epochal proportion even for those who knew little about that country. For many, it was like discovering a new world. And as in the age of the great navigators, encountering it was clouded both by ignorance and the prejudices that usually accompany such revelations.