Cuban blockade

Let Cuba Live—The Movement Standing Up to Biden’s Maximum Pressure Campaign

On July 22, U.S. President Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris released a “fact sheet” on U.S. “measures” against Cuba. The release from the White House said that Cuba was a “top priority for the Biden-Harris administration.” On…

If You Grew Up With the U.S. Blockade as a Cuban, You Might Understand the Recent Protests Differently

During the early morning of July 17, Johana Tablada joined tens of thousands of Cubans as they gathered along the Malecón boulevard in Havana to stand with the Cuban Revolution. “We are human beings who live, work, suffer, and struggle…

The hidden hand of the US blockade sparks Cuba protests

Protests erupted in various Cuban cities the weekend of July 11 over dire economic conditions and a surge in Covid-19 cases. They are the biggest protests to hit Cuba in three decades, and they may well continue in the coming…

The United States Tries to Take Advantage of the Price Cubans Are Paying for the Blockade and the Pandemic

Cuba, like every other country on the planet, is struggling with the impact of COVID-19. This small island of 11 million people has created five vaccine candidates and sent its medical workers through the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to…

Carlos Lazo: The Cuban American Leading the Charge to Transform U.S.-Cuba Policy

Carlos Lazo and a small band of Cuban Americans are on a 1,300-mile pilgrimage from Miami to Washington, D.C., to end the U.S. blockade of Cuba. Despite the blistering summer heat and occasional death threats (including a trucker who tried…

Five Years After Obama’s Cuba Opening, Cubans Are Reeling From The “Trump Effect”

By Medea Benjamin Gloria Minor had been preparing her AirBnB in Havana for years, investing every penny her sister sent her from Miami in repairing and refurbishing her apartment. With President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro re-establishing relations five years…

Another Victory over the Blockade, despite the U.S., in 2017

By Laura Becquer Paseiro* Havana (Prensa Latina) This year, the United States adopted again a stance that was believed to be a thing of the past: it voted at the United Nations against Cuba”s resolution condemning the economic, commercial and…