Why Does Fidel Negotiate In Secret With Reagan? – Nahuel Moreno, 1982.

Business Week magazine commented in its 22 June 1981 issue that: “despite the harsh tone speeches by the spokesmen for the Reagan administration in the rally organised by the Council of the Americas in Washington, in early June, Cuban émigrés circles still suspect that negotiations are being carried out...

What is being discussed behind Fidel’s succession?

  Fidel Castro's illness and the transmission of power to his brother, Raul, have turned the debate on the present and the future of Cuba red-hot. American imperialism has started openly pressing the government of the island. President George Bush announced: "We shall support all efforts to create a transitional...

Cuba| Petition Campaign to Free Those Imprisoned for Engaging in the Struggle!

Between the night of July 11 and the afternoon of August 30, a group operating both inside and outside Cuba has reported—based on accounts by family, friends, acquaintances or citizens with this information--that 896 people have been arrested. Of the 896 reported arrests, 496 have been confirmed. It has also...

Who’s afraid of Yoani Sánchez?

We need areal debate on what is going on in Cuba and the Castro regime's true character. Since Cuban blogger, Yoani Sanchez, landed in Brazil, she has been facing protests from pro-Castro regime. In Feira de Santana (BA), these militants have gone as far as to prevent the exhibition...

On Raul Castro’s replacement as president of Cuba

Miguel Díaz-Canel was elected by the National Assembly as president of the country in replacement of Raúl Castro, with the vote of the 604 deputies, in a unanimous voting. It was almost a protocol-vote: he was the only one running, supported by the Cuban Communist Party, base of the...

Cuba: political revolution or social revolution?

The recent announcement of a 500,000 workers layoff to be held by the Cuban government is a major topic of discussion among left-wing organizations. One of them, the PTS of Argentina, has been publishing a series of articles where they question the IWL-FI definitions, program and policies for Cuba. The...

New foreign investment law shows that capitalism has been restored

Cuba's National Assembly passed a legislation that frees the entry of foreign capital in the country and gives investors legal guarantees and huge tax exemptions. The law was introduced last year by Raul Castro’s government and, in fact, opens all sectors of the economy to foreign investment, except health,...

Cuba: The Meaning of “Day Zero”

As of January 1, the Cuban government has begun to implement an economic plan whose main measure is the elimination of double currency in the country: the non-convertible peso and the convertible peso, which was exchangeable for dollars at a rate of 1=1. Now there will only be a...

Debate with the Cuban delegation at the Porto Alegre Forum – Part I

This article was first published in Marxist Alive n° 3, May 2001. Marxism Alive is the theoretical magazine of IWL-FI. In this dossier we shall reproduce the most outstanding parts of the debate that took place at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre during a workshop on “Capitalist...

Cuban physicians, a victory of the 1959 revolution

The restoration of capitalism in Cuba, held between the years 70-90, among other aberrations, is showing how the great achievements of the 1959 revolution that overthrew the bourgeois government, broke the bonds of dependence on imperialism, expropriated the bourgeoisie and placed the Cuban people for better living conditions,...

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