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Expropriation of Private Property: the Socialist Dream of Bill de Blasio, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chavez

With the rising influence of socialism in the Democratic Party, and the real power and influence of groups like the Democratic Socialists of America, it’s hardly outlandish to suggest that the ideology is playing an increasingly important role on the national stage. Bernie Sanders,...

How Maradona Supports Anti-Imperialism Across Latin America

The Argentine soccer legend is a strong supporter of social causes in the continent, following the steps of his compatriot Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Over the years Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona has proven to be a strong supporter of the Latin American governments that...

Cuba is Changing Its Politicians but Not Its Politics – Observers

Instead of preaching to others about the alleged flaws in their electoral systems, Washington should focus on its own internal politics, observers said, commenting on the White House’s critical remarks towards the newly elected Cuban president, Miguel Diaz-Canel. © REUTERS / Oswaldo Rivas The U.S. State...

Cuba’s new president: What to expect of Miguel Díaz-Canel

Cuba has a new president – and for the first time in six decades, his last name is not Castro. Cuba’s National Assembly has elected Cuba’s First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel to replace 87-year-old Raúl Castro, who took over as Cuba’s leader in 2006 after...

Raúl Castro: From Dictator to Puppet Master of Cuba’s Next Government

Less than a month before Raúl Castro officially leaves power in Cuba his successor is still unknown. Which raises the question: will the power change merely serve as an instrument to perpetuate the tenure of Raúl, heir of the Castro dynasty? Raul Castro is planning...

Dissident life in Cuba has gotten worse, not better, after Obama and Pope’s visit

After a week of uncertainty, we finally heard from one of the founders of Cuba’s Anarcho-Capitalist Libertarian Movement—recently founded in the eastern province of Camagüey—who was detained by state forces without any notice of his whereabouts. It so happens that only the Communist Party is...

Cuban Revolution Turns 59

Since revolutionary forces ousted U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista on Jan. 1, 1959, the Cuban Revolution has captured the imagination of the world. The Cuban Revolution (Spanish: Revolución Cubana) was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro’s 26th of July Movement and its allies against...

How Venezuela Became a Communist Totalitarian State

When Hugo Chávez was running in his first successful presidential campaign, back in 1998, he was asked point blank in several television interviews whether or not he was a communist. icolás Maduro has replaced Venezuela’s Congress with the illegitimate National Constituent Assembly controlled by the...

A Year After Fidel Castro’s Death, the Fear He Fostered in Cuba Lives On

I recently spoke with a Cuban who has been living in Spain for 20 years, who told me that every so often he meets with some Cubans who also live in Madrid. Fidel not only took away the Cuban people’s freedom; he also taught them...

‘US Champion of Dirty Wars and Interventionism’: Evo Morales on JFK Files

Bolivian President Evo Morales said the United States is the “champion of dirty wars and interventionism,” Saturday in response to the JFK files recently published detailing some CIA and FBI operations. Following the release of the documents, Morales denounced the U.S. record of military interventions,...

Cuban Writer Jacobo Machover Talks Che Guevara, Twisted History of the Left’s Beloved Murderer

“(Che) has been magnified all over the world,” Machover said. “He’s considered a revolutionary hero, a romantic, a humanist, when in fact, in my country, in Cuba, he has been one of the people most responsible for the executions that took place in 1959,”...

Removing Statues of Violent Bigots? Start with Che

Rosario is Argentina's second oldest city. Located by the Paraná river, it is the home of hard-working people, a busy port, the national flag memorial, and the country's bitterest football rivalry between Rosario Central and Newell's Old Boys. It is also the birthplace of Ernesto...

Castro’s conundrum: finding a post-communist model Cuba can follow

TODAY CUBA - When US President Donald Trump imposed new restrictions on Cuba in June 2017, he professed his administration’s aim was to “encourage greater freedom for the Cuban people and economic interaction”. Raúl Castro, who took over from his brother Fidel in 2008, has...

Life Within the Wall of Venezuela

Life Within the Wall of Venezuela. Fee.orgFEE.org – Venezuelan activist and architect Javier Garcia Hernandez is only 37, but he’s seen and been through more than anyone normally would in the US. Hernandez was in Atlanta recently and had a chance to talk with FEE...

How Life Has Changed For These Cuban Women Over 20 years

Norma Guillard. Credit: Matt Rogers (TODAY CUBA) Cuba had a big year in 2016 — beginning with a visit by President Barack Obama and ending with the death of Fidel Castro. As visa restrictions eased for Americans, many US tourists visited the island nation for the...

The Second Decade Of The Post-Fidel Cuba

What would Fidel think of Chanel Fashion Week in Cuba? Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters TODAY CUBA / Ever since Fidel Castro died in November 2016, foreign observers – journalists, political tourists, and the like – have flocked to the streets of Havana. Let’s go and see communist...

Latin America Makes History In 2016

Satisfaction! On March 25, just one day after the end of a historic visit from US President Barack Obama, who was the first US president to visit Cuba in 88 years, the Rolling Stones played Havana. Tens of thousands of Cubans poured into the Ciudad...

The Legacy of Fidel Castro: A Millionaire Military Caste in Perpetual Power

TODAY CUBA By Dr. Hilda Molina – Fidel Castro has died at 90 years of age. He ruled Cuba until his last breath. Since his false retirement, he continued to dominate Cuba’s political life. His brother Raúl never dared to make an important decision...

French Government Corrects Minister: Cuba is not a Democracy

The French government was forced to clarify controversial comments made by Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, who, on December 5, while representing France at Fidel Castro‘s funeral, stated that there are no political prisoners in Cuba. TODAY CUBA – French government spokesman Stéphane Le Foll...

Dissent: Fidel Castro’s death is a chance to “move forward in peace”

Fidel Castro’s death is a chance to “move forward in peace”TODAY CUBA – Venezuelan opposition alliance Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) stressed in a communiqué that following Fidel Castro’s death, both Cuba and Venezuela “now see the possibility to move forward in peace, restoring the...

Caravan With Ashes of Fidel Castro Headed for Santiago

The Caravan of Liberty left today for the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba for burial on Sunday, December 4.TODAY CUBA NEWS -(Prensa Latina) The Caravan of Liberty, with the ashes of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, left today...

The World Woke Up Without Fidel

People with images of Fidel Castro gather one day after his death in Havana, Cuba, Nov. 26, 2016. Cuba will observe nine days of mourning for the former president.TODAY CUBA – Despite his age and visible deterioration, the death of Fidel Castro on Friday...

Cuba Announced Death of Fidel Castro

(Q24N) TODAY CUBA NEWS – Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90. Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother and current president of Cuba, announced his death on state television. It provided no further details. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a...

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega Shows His Dark Side

TODAY NICARAGUA (La Prensa) The executive secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (Asociación Nicaragüense Pro Derechos Humanos - ANPDH). Alvaro Leiva, reaffirms the position of the government of Daniel Ortega's position in the breach of human rights in the case of the...

Fidel Castro Visits Cheese-Makers in Rare Public Appearance

(TODAY CUBA) HAVANA — Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, visited 19 cheese masters for four hours on Friday in a rare trip outside his Havana home, official media reported on Saturday. The photos showing the leader alive and well came out three days after...

Fidel Castro Re-Appears in Public For First Time in Over a Year

TODAY CUBA (La Habana -Havana) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, appeared in public "full of vitality" for the first time in more than a year on Monday, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans, official media reported on Saturday. It was his first known appearance...

Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba rapprochement

QCOSTARICA (DigitalJournal) Cuban leader Fidel Castro has broken his silence on a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana, implicitly endorsing it even as he expressed an abiding distrust of his old foe. The 88-year-old revolutionary icon had said nothing since last month's surprise agreement, raising...

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