Cubans mobilize to fight virus, show living power of revolution

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020
Celebration of end of coronavirus quarantine at senior citizens home in Santa Clara in early June. Cuban government took special measures to protect those most vulnerable to virus.

Revolutionary Cuba has virtually stopped the spread of COVID-19 on the island, has the highest success rate in the world in treating those sickened by the virus and the lowest death rate. This is a powerful example of the difference…


Cuban medical missions face US gov’t slander and threats

Vol. 84/No. 27 - July 13, 2020
Dr. Leonardo Fernández greeted by neighbors, family and representatives of Federation of Cuban Women, the association of small farmers and other mass organizations June 21 on his return to Guantánamo, Cuba, after two months treating COVID-19 patients in Lombardy, Italy.

Revolutionary Cuba has sent more than 2,000 doctors and other health care workers to 30 countries over the last few months in response to governments’ requests for help in treating patients during the COVID-19 worldwide outbreak. The Cuban volunteers have…


Cuba’s revolution is an example for working people everywhere

Vol. 84/No. 25 - June 29, 2020
One million strong rally at Havana Presidential Palace, Jan. 21, 1959, demonstrates in support of revolution with Fidel Castro, facing camera on right. In course of revolution, workers and farmers in Cuba transformed themselves, taking control of their country and their destiny.

The Cuban Revolution — a historic victory won in struggle by the workers and farmers of Cuba in 1959 and defended for more than six decades — is a striking alternative to the dog-eat-dog, “look out for number one” morality…


Venezuela: Working people pay price for US sanctions

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020
Cuban doctors in April visit working people in their homes in Petare neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela’s capital, examining them for symptoms of COVID-19. Washington’s hatred for the Maduro government in Venezuela is tied to its political and economic relations with Cuba.

Washington is not letting up on its sanctions and other violations of Venezuela’s sovereignty aimed at forcing the government of President Nicolás Maduro from power. “The United States is not done,” and will continue to squeeze harder, Secretary of State…


1959 revolution opened door to Cuba’s int’l solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 14 - April 13, 2020

The Cuban government continues to respond to any requests to send medical workers to countries around the world to combat the coronavirus epidemic. And Washington is stepping up its slander of the unstinting work of Cuba’s medical volunteers. It seeks…


Working people in Cuba set the example for int’l solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020

“We have a revolutionary duty to fulfill, so we take our fear and put it to one side,” Leonardo Fernández, 68, an intensive care specialist, told Reuters in Havana March 21. He was meeting up with the brigade of 52…


‘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…


Cuba’s fight against Ebola in Africa is ‘a beacon of light’

Vol. 84/No. 7 - February 24, 2020
Cuban doctors and Guinean staff at shift change at the Coyah treatment center in Guinea, January 2015. “As they reported for duty, Cubans always made jokes,” writes Ubieta. “It lifted their spirits and those of patients and colleagues.”

During a winter when a new epidemic, the coronavirus, is spreading rapidly in China and beyond, when more traditional influenzas have killed some 20,000 people in the U.S. alone, and at a time when Washington is escalating its economic war…


‘Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle Against Ebola in West Africa’

New book is a ‘remarkable account of the solidarity and internationalism at the heart of the Cuban Revolution’
Vol. 84/No. 3 - January 27, 2020
Cuban medical volunteers unload supplies on arrival in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Oct. 2014.

Below is the preface to Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle Against Ebola in West Africa by Enrique Ubieta Gómez, just published in English and Spanish. Copyright © 2019 by Pathfinder Press. Reprinted by permission. BY RÓGER CALERO AND MARY-ALICE…


IFCO wins victory in fight against IRS harassment

Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020

NEW YORK — In an important victory for political rights, the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization announced Dec. 19 that it had won its fight against revocation of its tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service in 2017. “As our…