Puerto Rico gov’t uses virus pretext to attack rights

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

Working people in the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico are being kept under lockdown orders stricter than anywhere in the U.S. These include a 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew; rules that those not working in “essential” businesses must stay…


Revolution in Cuba opened door to today’s int’l solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 17 - May 4, 2020

“I will always say yes,” Cuban nurse Hugo César González López told Juventud Rebelde, “for whatever, whenever, wherever” our medical missions are needed. González is one of the country’s volunteers fighting the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy. Cuba’s government has…


For-profit US ‘health care’ will increase virus threat

Revolutionary Cuba points the road forward
Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020
Clinic in Camagüey, Cuba, in March. Through its neighborhood doctors, nurses and special programs put in place since outbreak of coronavirus, Cuba has mobilized to confront new disease. Unlike the for-profit system in capitalist countries, in Cuba no one is left on their own.

The coronavirus contagion is now spreading faster outside China, where it first appeared in December, than inside. The Chinese regime’s extremely aggressive lockdown of hundreds of millions slowed the advance of the disease for now, but by March 2 the…