Benefits and Dangers of North-South Tourism

As a source of foreign currency, international tourism is thirty times bigger than it was 60 years ago, with more than 700 million tourists hopping from one country to another every year.

Cuba Undertakes Reforms in Midst of Economic Crisis

Carlos picks me up with his dated Soviet-made Lada at the Jose Marti International Airport on a hot sweltering day in Havana. It’s been eight months since I’ve seen him, last January to be precise, when I came to the island on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. “How’s it been?” I ask him as we begin the 20 minute drive to central Havana.

A Species in Danger of Extinction

Today I would have liked to speak about the extraordinary “Paz sin Fronteras” (Peace without Borders) Concert held at the José Martí Revolution Square 24 hours ago, but the stubborn reality forces me to write about a danger that threatens not just peace but the survival of our species.


Caribbean Congress on Hypertension Underway in Cuba

Guaranteeing a better therapeutic attention for patients suffering from hypertension and updating specialists in the field are among the priorities of the 3rd Caribbean Congress on Hypertension that began in this city on Thursday.

Cuba Constructs Environmentally Sustainable Socialism

During a recent visit to Cuba, we stopped by an agricultural cooperative on the outskirts of Havana. Its farmers and cooperatives across the country are part of what’s widely acknowledged as the world’s largest organic farming experiment. Hundreds of thousands of farmers at the grassroots proudly proclaim themselves part of Cuba’s “environmental movement.”

September: Sad Month for Cuba

Journalists, television outlets, radio and digital sites around the world recall each year the events of the September 11, 2001 when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C., with images of people throwing themselves from the Twin Towers due to the agony of the fire.


US and IMF Intensify Sanctions on Honduran Coup Regime

Not only has the internal resistance to the coup regime remained strong and constant, but now the United States and the International Monetary Fund are threatening to cut off financial support to the coup government if Mr. Zelaya and constitutional norms are not restored.

Amnesty International Urges Obama to Lift Blockade of Cuba

Amnesty International (AI) has urged US President Barack Obama to lift his country’s almost 50-year-old financial, trade and economic blockade of Cuba.

Venezuelan “Peace Bases” to Counter U.S. Military Buildup in Colombia

In a movement to counter the expansion of the United States military presence on Colombian bases, Colombian and Venezuelan civil society organizations and government officials are collaborating to organize spaces of binational reconciliation called 'peace bases.'