‘A US working-class party that is serious about socialist revolution’

At book fair, union events, Cuban workers discuss Socialist Workers Party political course, US class struggle
Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020
Meeting at Central Organization of Cuban Workers (CTC), Feb. 20. From left: Pathfinder editor Martín Koppel; Socialist Workers Party leader Mary-Alice Waters; Pathfinder editor Róger Calero; Silvio Jova, CTC magazine editorial board; and Caridad Cabrera, CTC’s Americas Department. Inset, Ismael Drullet, CTC international relations secretary. “In the most powerful capitalist country in the world, there are people explaining the need for a socialist revolution,” said Jova.

HAVANA — “These books are important for understanding that in the most powerful capitalist country in the world, there are people explaining the need for a socialist revolution, a radical change in the system,” said Silvio Jova, representing the Central…


New book on Ebola launched at Cuban tropical medicine school

Vol. 84/No. 9 - March 9, 2020
Top, Dr. Manuel Romero, director of Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, welcomes speakers, Feb. 18. Seated from left, Enrique Ubieta, author of Red Zone; Martín Koppel, Pathfinder editor; and Mary-Alice Waters, president of Pathfinder. Bottom, Koppel talks to Didye Ruiz, part of Cuban health care team to Equatorial Guinea during 2014-15 Ebola epidemic. Damayanti Matos, center, discusses books with Philippe Tessier and Malcolm Jarrett, right, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. vice president.

HAVANA — Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle Against Ebola in West Africa, by Cuban writer Enrique Ubieta, published by Pathfinder Press in both English and Spanish, was presented Feb. 18 at the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine here.…


‘Cuban Revolution taught us to go where we’re needed in the world’

Book on Cuba’s volunteer medical mission against Ebola in W. Africa launched at Havana International Book Fair
Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020
Feb. 10 book launch, from left, moderator Róger Calero, Pathfinder Press; Gerardo Hernández, vice rector, Higher Institute for International Relations; Enrique Ubieta, Red Zone author; Dr. Carlos Castro Baras, headed Cuban medical brigade in Guinea; Víctor Dreke, Cuba-Africa Friendship Committee president; Martín Koppel, Pathfinder Press.

HAVANA — The successful effort by Cuban medical volunteers to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa “was not the work of doctors who were on their own. Behind them was an entire country and a revolution that made this…


Havana book fair highlights solidarity between Cuba, Vietnam

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020
Cubans browse books at Vietnamese pavilion at Havana Book Fair. Displays depict Cuba’s solidarity with Vietnam and its battle for independence and unification against Washington’s war.

HAVANA — The history of solidarity between revolutionary Cuba and Vietnam in the struggle against imperialist domination is a major theme of this year’s Havana International Book Fair, which opened here Feb. 6. Vietnam is the country of honor at…


‘These books give a perspective we don’t often hear’

Havana International Book Fair event discusses class struggle in the United States
Vol. 83/No. 10 - March 11, 2019
Feb. 14 panel at Havana book fair. From left, Róger Calero, chair; Yoel Cordoví, vice president of Cuban History Institute; Mary-Alice Waters, Socialist Workers Party and president of Pathfinder Press; Silvio Jova, member of editorial board of Cuban trade union magazine.

HAVANA — “When I read these four volumes on the struggles of the Teamsters, I discovered things I didn’t know,” said Silvio Jova. The most important was, “I learned that U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was no saint. I didn’t…


‘Sharing our histories and experiences is indispensable’

Vol. 83/No. 10 - March 11, 2019
Students at University of Las Villas in Santa Clara look over and select books Feb. 19 after presentation and discussion with workers from U.S. and U.K. on the class struggle in the United States.

Below are the remarks by Mary-Alice Waters at the presentations of Teamster Bureaucracy and In Defense of the US Working Class at the Havana International Book Fair Feb. 14. Copyright © by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. BY MARY-ALICE WATERS…


Book by Cuban leader José Ramón Fernández launched

Havana Book Fair also hosts launch of prison diary by Ramón Labañino, one of Cuban 5
Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019
Meeting to launch Un hombre afortunado (A Fortunate Man) by José Ramón Fernández, one of the Cuban revolution’s historic leaders, at Havana International Book Fair Feb. 13. From left, Col. Rigoberto Santiesteban, director of Verde Olivo publishing house; Abel Prieto, director of José Martí Program and former minister of culture; Div. Gen. Ulises Rosales del Toro; and Isora Gutiérrez, editor of book. Inset, part of audience at meeting.

HAVANA — Un hombre afortunado (A Fortunate Man) by José Ramón Fernández, one of the Cuban revolution’s historic leaders, was presented to a packed audience at the Havana International Book Fair Feb. 13. Fernández was commander of the main column…