Imagine yourself in front of a 16th century fortress facing the Malecon in Old Havana, Cuba. The fortress occupies a vast expanse of land with a wall that extends the length of the fortress, surrounded by a deep moat, once legend to have been filled with crocodiles. The fortress is comprised of underground tunnels, old dungeons and hundreds of ancient cannons. It is rumored to have been built to resist pirates, buccaneers and corsairs. […]
(IPS) – Lacking the charisma of his brother but possessing a personality that is perhaps easier for the average Cuban to identify with, Raúl Castro, slated to replace Fidel as Cuba’s new president, will have […]
In Chile, on January 2, approximately 30 members of the Yupeco-Vilcun community attempted to occupy a farm located some 20 miles south-west of Temuco, the regional capital. There they were met by armed Carabineros, who fired on the activists, killing 22-year-old Universidad de la Frontera agronomy student Matías Valentín Catrileo Quezada. […]
Cuban small farmers are strengthening their traditional ties with the land through a farming project that links scientific know-how with ancestral techniques and encourages greater local autonomy in decision-making on food production. […]
Certain artists dealing with themes of race and racial identity sought to produce socially engaged art that is critical of the market fetishization of Afro-Cuban religion and culture, as well as the silencing of race issues within Cuban society.
Source: IRC Americas Fidel Castro’s recent announcement that he would temporarily transfer power to his brother Raul and others in the Cuban Government has led to much speculation about the course of events in both […]
Translated by Leonor Marc into Spanish, Translated into English by GeN Higgs Source: Sin Permiso "There are many variables, and even more possible combinations. The possibilities are even more indecipherable given the outstanding personality of […]
The Bush Administration’s "Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba," co-chaired by our Secretaries of State and Commerce, has presented a new report to our President this week. It’s a lengthy and comprehensive plan, detailing […]