Let’s hope Washington can learn the lessons of history. Its teachings are very clear for anyone who wants to see them. After all, very few times has the sun shone so brightly in Havana as in the morning of August 14.
Here is a conclusion I’ve come to after many years: among all the errors we may have committed, the greatest of them all was that we believed that someone really knew something about socialism, or that someone actually knew how to build socialism.
The White House hopes that as early as March, he will make a landmark visit to Cuba. That trip could include a stop in Colombia. In November, he is scheduled to travel to Peru for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
In the absence of fairer terms, for Cubans the normalization of relations with the United States can only mean a move towards more respectful and just links. That's what should be in Obama’s portfolio in his coming historic visit to Cuba. (February 18, 2016.)
Amid all the daily hardship, let’s find a way to make the thirst for knowledge catch on among our children. Let’s explore every possibility for them to do so.
My father took me to Cuba in the summer of 1956. He and his parents had lived in Cuba as German-Jewish exiles from Nazi Germany from 1939-1942. They had been refused entry to the United States, and had to wait in Cuba for permission to finally be granted.
An ordinary US citizen is nine times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist. We can see a most unfortunate contradiction in the fact that a significant part of the more aware public favors the massive possession of weapons as a way to press against the abuses of the oligarchy; and the oligarchy –one of its most influential members being the group of congressional lobbying NRA-- rows in the same direction.
Please note that this speech was given in English originally, as he explains. This translation was made back from the Spanish translation. I’ve found no transcript of the English original. Fidel has mentioned this speech elsewhere also as having been given in English. The Spanish was taken from the Cuban government website. Please note: […]
History Will Absolve Me by Fidel CastroOctober 16, 1953 HONORABLE JUDGES: Never has a lawyer had to practice his profession under such difficult conditions; never has such a number of overwhelming irregularities been committed against an accused man. In this case, counsel and defendant are one and the same. As attorney he has not even […]