This year’s May Day celebration in Cuba was interrupted by severe storms that knocked out electricity in much of the country, but this didn't dampen the spirits of more than 150 activists from the United States visiting on a solidarity delegation, reports Walter Smolarek.
Cuba's world-leading disaster management system sprang into action when Hurricane Ian struck the country’s western province of Pinar del Río, on September 27, report Vijay Prashad and Manolo De Los Santos.
To increase the supply of goods, especially food, Cuba is allowing more foreign investment in local wholesale and retail trade for the first time since 1959, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.
The intensification of the US blockade of Cuba, combined with the downturn in tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has caused big shortages of food, medicine, fuel and electricity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.
Rosa Miriam Elizalde reports on the heroic actions of those who went out to save others after the Hotel Saratoga tragedy in Havana, Cuba.
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.
The Australia-Cuba Friendship Society organised a solidarity event to protest the crippling United States blockade on Cuba, reports Alex Brainbridge.
"To our friends in Latin America and the world, we say: 'The Cuban Revolution will win!'" German Hermin Ferras Alvarez, director of the Asia-Oceania region of the International Relations Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, told a public meeting on May 3. The meeting of about 100 people was hosted by the Maritime Union of Australia and sponsored by the Australia Cuba Friendship Society (ACFS).
"Thank you all for your solidarity with Cuba," he said. "It is a source of inspiration to us to receive solidarity from this far-away part of the world.