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Cuban journalist Liz Oliva Fernández exposes the striking disconnect between U.S. policy and Cuba’s reality, revealing the absurdity of Biden’s offers to “help” the Cuban people with donations of vaccines, Internet access and remittances that bypass local financial institutions.
Most media organizations portrayed the unprecedented protests that erupted across Cuba on July 11 as a cry for freedom against Communism. But Episode 5 of Belly of the Beast’s documentary series “The War on Cuba” shows that the reality was far more complex.
The first episode of season two of Belly of the Beast’s “The War On Cuba” centers on the so-called “Havana Syndrome,” in which U.S. diplomatic personnel in the Cuban capital reported “sonic attacks” that caused health issues, and the “flames of hysteria” fanned by the U.S. media.
The final episode of this docuseries explores Cuba’s healthcare program and medical brigades.
This episode explores the impact of the U.S.-imposed oil blockade on Cuba and the ways in which Cubans are finding alternatives to scarcities caused by U.S. sanctions.
An up-close look at how US policies – and elections – impact the Cuban people
The government on Saturday issued a statement that blamed the U.S. for the current war in Ukraine. It referred to “U.S. efforts to continue the progressive expansion of NATO” towards Russia’s borders as the main provocation for its attacks on Ukraine.
There is nothing inconsistent about Trump’s relationship with an older generation of largely conservative, mostly white Cubans.
MIAMI (AP) — Platinum-selling reggaeton act Gente de Zona were barred from a New Year’s Eve concert in a Miami park. The mayor of Miami declared another Cuban singer persona non grata and her concert in a private club was canceled. Fellow artists Jacob Forever y El Micha were shut out of a July 4 concert the neighboring South Florida city of Hialeah last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba’s foreign minister said Tuesday that he believes improvements in relations with the United States are irreversible despite the Trump administration’s hardening of the embargo on the island.
The harsh new sanctions reverse “the disastrous Obama-era policies, and finally end the glamorization of socialism and communism,” national security adviser John Bolton said.
Rightly or wrongly, this is the moment many Cubans in exile have been waiting for since the early 1960s.
When the White House recently announced it was entering into a period of détente with Havana, I had just finished Fidel’s 2007 autobiography. I remember putting the book down and wondering when Cuba was going to release Alan Gross, a contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Washington still maintains Gross was never a spy but was […]
For the first time in history, Cuba will be represented in the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. A new documentary by Havana-based media organization Belly of the Beast, titled ‘Little League Dreams,’ showcases the young players and their individual journeys.
During a recent summit in Brussels, a coalition of all but one member country of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States adopted a host of measures that included another call for the United States to lift its sanctions on Cuba.
More than 50 of the world’s top economists have slammed Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) for recent remarks he made about Cuba and Venezuela, asking that he “stop spreading the false narrative” that there is no connection between the crises in those countries and the U.S. sanctions against them.
On Tuesday the Cuban government issued a statement denouncing the recent presence of a nuclear submarine at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
On Sunday the U.S. played Cuba in the World Baseball Classic to a crowd of fans of the game and protesters against the Cuban regime. The goal of the demonstrations was presumably to bring awareness to Cuba’s totalitarian regime, but it was really about proximity to whiteness.
While experts and others do know that it is possible, desirable, and mutually beneficial to maintain U.S. citizenship in any sovereignty option, statehooders keep trying to misinform Puerto Ricans and policymakers in Washington.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel acknowledged that the island faces “tremendously difficult challenges” as he arrived in Mexico on Saturday. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called U.S. policy “completely worn out, anachronistic, it has no future or point, and it no longer benefits anyone.”
Cuban officials announced Monday that women boxers would be able to compete officially after decades of restrictions, though they didn’t yet confirm if that would be taken to a professional level like it was with Cuban male boxers earlier this year.