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   Vol. 67/No. 37           October 27, 2003  
Subs to Cuban journals can be bought online
Beginning this month, Pathfinder is offering subscriptions to three important Cuban periodicals through its web site, They are Granma International, La Gaceta de Cuba, and Cuba Socialista—publications that Pathfinder has made available through bookstores and by mail order for many years. Those interested in subscribing online can use the same virtual shopping cart available for buyers of Pathfinder’s books and pamphlets.

Granma International is the weekly international edition of Granma, the daily newspaper published by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba. Available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, it regularly carries speeches by Cuban president Fidel Castro; other official government statements; news articles about developments in Cuba and world politics; and features on the economy, arts, and sports in Cuba. Annual subscriptions are $40.

Pathfinder has been distributing Granma International since 1989. During that time, around 2,000 people from all over the world have purchased subscriptions. Many renew their subscriptions year after year.

La Gaceta de Cuba is Cuba’s leading cultural and literary journal, published bimonthly in Spanish by the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba. It features articles and interviews that from the cultural perspective regularly delve into some of the sharpest questions and challenges facing Cuba today, such as racial prejudice, women in the media, and controversies in the history of the revolution’s cultural policy. Pathfinder has distributed this magazine since 1995. Institutions that renew every year include libraries in the United States and the United Kingdom, and a number of Latin American studies departments at universities.

Individuals can subscribe to La Gaceta de Cuba for $40 a year. There is a special student rate of $28 and a library rate of $75.

Cuba Socialista, the third publication, is the quarterly journal of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba. Published in Spanish, it features theoretical and analytical articles that assess trends in world politics and international debates among left-wing forces on such themes as “globalization,” the Free Trade Area of the Americas, and the world economy.

Pathfinder has been distributing Cuba Socialista since 1998. Annual subscriptions are $28 for individuals and $40 for institutions.

Anyone will be able to go online and subscribe to these periodicals with just a few mouse clicks. Readers outside the United States will no longer have to deal with the inconvenience and expense of obtaining international money orders in U.S. dollars. will also provide links to the web sites of Granma International, at, and Cuba Socialista, whose new web site at features English translations of many articles that have appeared in the print edition.

Subscriptions and individual copies of these publications will continue to be available at Pathfinder bookstores. Many regular customers visit these bookstores to pick up the most recent issue, as well as purchase books from the treasure trove of Pathfinder’s titles about the Cuban Revolution and the working-class struggle around the world.

The move to online ordering will also make it possible for a new team of volunteers, working in collaboration with the Pathfinder Distribution Center in Atlanta, to take over responsibility for processing the subscriptions. This is another step by Pathfinder Printing Project volunteers to take responsibility for much of the work formerly done by members of Pathfinder’s editorial staff. In the process, Pathfinder’s editors are being freed to concentrate their attention on producing new books, upgrading reprints, and promoting this material.  
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