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Helen Jaffe, Sujatha Fernandes and Ian Ellis-Jones discuss the the July 11 protests in Cuba, the corporate media's distortions of them and what is happening in that country now.

Ian Ellis-Jones writes that the United States' ban on remittances to Cuba has had a detrimental impact on the standard of living of Cuban families, compounding the impact of the decades-long economic blockade.

Ross Davidson presents two new free publications that provide some essential background to the Cuban Revolution and Washington’s implacable hostility to it.

The tourist industry in Cuba has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the United States’ economic, financial and commercial blockade, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

United States president Joe Biden has imposed further sanctions on Cuba — targetting two leaders of the Cuban national police as well as the organisation as a whole, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

The Cuban government gave the green light, on August 6, for the creation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Despite the economic blockade, emergency food relief is reaching Cuba, thanks to international solidarity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

The US feigns empathy with the Cuban people in their quest for food and other necessities, but its policies have been designed to cause hardship, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

US President Joe Biden is seeking to exploit the recent protests in Cuba to punish Cubans and destabilise the country, reports Barry Sheppard.

Cuban banks and other financial institutions will cease accepting US dollars on June 21, reports Ian Ellis-Jones, due to the tightening of restrictions on United States and foreign banks.

President Biden's reluctance to make any immediate changes in US policy toward Cuba is more than anything the result of domestic politics, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

Removed from the world’s prevailing vaccine distribution network, Cuba is the only nation in the Latin American and Caribbean region to develop its own vaccines against COVID-19, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

In the dying days of his presidency, Donald Trump’s administration redesignated Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

Despite a concerted campaign by the United States and its allies, Cuba continues its socialist project of international solidarity through medical care. It's therefore no wonder, according to Vijay Prashad, there is an international campaign to have Cuban doctors honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize.

Cuba is only a few days away from ending its coronavirus quarantine. Except for Havana, all the other provinces are free of the contagion and have begun moving toward a new normality, writes Fernando Ravsberg.

Many people around the world have heard of Cuba's inspiring and unmatched international medical solidarity efforts in the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Peter Boyle. But how is Cuba faring in the struggle against the pandemic at home?

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