Monday, 17 February , 2020

Cuba

Ernesto Che Guevara to Fidel Castro – the last letter

Fidel: At this moment I remember many things: when I met you in Maria Antonia's house, when you proposed I come along, all the tensions involved in the preparations. One day they came by and asked who should be notified in case of death, and the real possibility of it struck us all. Later we knew it was true, that in a revolution one wins or dies (if it is a real one). Many comrades fell along the way to victory.

History will be the Judge: Fidel Castro, 1926-2016

On 26 July 1953 an angry young lawyer, Fidel Castro, led a small band of armed men in an attempt to seize the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba, in Oriente province. Most of the guerrillas were killed. Castro was tried and defended himself with a masterly speech replete with classical references and quotations from Balzac and Rousseau, that ended with the

Superpower in war against Cuba for 50 years – by Noam...

The Batista dictatorship was overthrown in January 1959 by Castro’s guerrilla forces. In March, the National Security Council (NSC) considered means to institute regime change. In May, the CIA began to arm guerrillas inside Cuba. “During the Winter of 1959-1960, there was a significant increase in CIA-supervised bombing and incendiary raids piloted by exiled

Fidel Castro

The success of Cuba's revolution also meant facing down more than 50 years of a hostile and destructive U.S. blockade, while also surviving multiple CIA assassination attempts. Fidel and Cuba inspired a growing decolonization movement throughout the world, one which Fidel actively supported by creating networks of mutual aid throughout Latin America, Africa, and the rest of the Global South.

Fidel’s Last Speech

Fidel Castro’s last major public appearance was on April 19, 2016, at the seventh Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba. Known throughout his career for giving marathon speeches, some lasting upwards of 6-8 hours, Fidel’s final public speech was notably short, yet as defiant and hopeful as ever.

Fidel Castro 1971

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSSdh9Ti0m4

All countries (except US and Israel) for lifting the embargo of...

In a historic step toward lifting the blockade on Cuba, the United States abstained Wednesday in the United Nations General Assembly vote, unanimously calling for the end of the Cold War measure for the 25th consecutive year. "The United States has always voted against this resolution," said U.S. representative to the U.N. Samantha Power. "Today, the United States will abstain."

Trump on Cuba

The US government must fight to preserve political, economic and religious freedoms wherever they are threatened in the Western Hemisphere, including in Cuba, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a rally in the US state of Florida.

Russia Reasserts Itself

The Russian Foreign Ministry Lavrov speaks of “radical changes” in relations with the United States. Russia is upgrading its military presence in the Middle East. Moscow is also considering the reopening of its military bases in Cuba and Vietnam

Castro slams US and Israel for creating ISIS

Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro compared NATO’s recent statements to that of Nazi SS and accused US and its allies of igniting conflicts abroad. Castro slammed John McCain for backing Israel and accused both of being involved in the creation of ISIS.