Cuba Rejects Phony ‘Aid’ Plan at Mexico Economic Summit

By JAIME GONZALEZ MEXICO CITY-Fidel's sharp and short speech on March 21, at an international conference held in Monterrey, Mexico, was very far from the courtly hypocrisy accustomed at United Nations boondoggles. "The current world economic order represents a system of plundering and exploitation like no other in history," Castro said. He pointed out that … Continue reading Cuba Rejects Phony ‘Aid’ Plan at Mexico Economic Summit

World Bank Leaders Admit: ‘Cuba Has Done a Good Job’

By CARL ROSENTHAL The May 30 release of the World Bank's 2001 edition of "World Development Indicators" (WDI) was the occasion for some raised eyebrows in ruling-class circles when it demonstrated that revolutionary Cuba had topped virtually all other poor countries as well as some of the advanced capitalist nations in health and education indices. … Continue reading World Bank Leaders Admit: ‘Cuba Has Done a Good Job’

Editorials

Editorials   Chinese Communist Party to include capitalists Taking the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, on July 1 the CP general secretary and president of the country, Jiang Zemin, called for welcoming capitalists into the party's ranks. It was a logical corollary of the policy of restoring capitalism and of … Continue reading Editorials

US Cool to Fidel’s Teaching Offer

The Clinton administration evidently does not wish to have publicized Castro's offer to have Cuba teach medicine to college graduates from underserved U.S. minority communities. Juan Gonzalez, the New York Daily News reporter and co-host with Amy Goodman of Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now" program, reports how the State Department refused a visa to Ricardo Alarcon, … Continue reading US Cool to Fidel’s Teaching Offer

Fidel Castro Speaks: Globalization!

This is the complete text of President Castro's speech at the opening session of the South Summit on April 12, 2000, in Havana. Excellencies, Distinguished delegates and guests: Never before did mankind have such formidable scientific and technological potential-such extraordinary capacity to produce riches and well-being-but never before were disparity and inequity so profound in … Continue reading Fidel Castro Speaks: Globalization!

‘The People in Cuba are Solidly Behind Getting Elian back Home’

Michael Smith: Michael, what's at stake in the Elian Gonzalez situation? Obviously this case is about more than returning a six-year-old to Cuba. Michael Ratner: Clearly from a legal point of view there's never been any issue here. There's an absolute right of the father, particularly after he is recognized as the father and is … Continue reading ‘The People in Cuba are Solidly Behind Getting Elian back Home’

Cuban Delegations Attend WTO and NNOC Conferences

Cubans focus on case of kidnapped youngster, Elian Gonzalez By JEFF MACKLER   "The struggle against the World Trade Organization (WTO) was not only in the streets of Seattle," said Felipe Perez Roque, Cuba's 34-year-old Foreign Minister and head of Cuba's 20-member delegation to the WTO, "it was inside the conference itself." Perez Roque addressed … Continue reading Cuban Delegations Attend WTO and NNOC Conferences

Fidel Castro Expected to Attend Cuba Solidarity conference and WTO Meeting in Seattle

By JEFF MACKLER   Cuban President Fidel Castro Ruiz is slated to lead a delegation of 40 top Cuban economists, political leaders, and trade specialists to the weeklong World Trade Organization (WTO) conference that opens in Seattle on Tuesday, Nov. 30. President Castro is also expected to address the Dec. 3-6 National Network on Cuba … Continue reading Fidel Castro Expected to Attend Cuba Solidarity conference and WTO Meeting in Seattle

Cuba’s UN Ambassador Denounces NATO Occupation of Yugoslavia

Cuban Ambassador Bruno Rodriguez addressed the United Nations in late June on the subject of the recently ended war in Yugoslavia. Below we reprint the full text of Rodriguez's speech. It is followed by a reply by the U.S. representative to the UN and then by Rodriguez's rebuttal. Translation from the Spanish is by the … Continue reading Cuba’s UN Ambassador Denounces NATO Occupation of Yugoslavia

Cuba’s UN Ambassador Denounces NATO Occupation of Yugoslavia

  Cuban Ambassador Bruno Rodriguez addressed the United Nations in late June on the subject of the recently ended war in Yugoslavia. Below we reprint the full text of Rodriguez's speech. It is followed by a reply by the U.S. representative to the UN and then by Rodriguez's rebuttal. Translation from the Spanish is by … Continue reading Cuba’s UN Ambassador Denounces NATO Occupation of Yugoslavia

Profits Vs. The Planet: ‘Butterflies Are Free’

Many poems have been written about being as "free as a butterfly," fluttering from one flower to another with reckless abandon. Yet recent studies by scientists demonstrate that human development of genetically engineered plants has restricted the freedom of monarch butterflies. It was recently reported in the journal Nature that the pollen from genetically engineered … Continue reading Profits Vs. The Planet: ‘Butterflies Are Free’