Cuba

A Cuban Covid Vaccine Could Help Save the World’s Most Vulnerable

Cuba’s remarkably successful state-owned biotech sector is on the cusp of completing development of a novel vaccine for Covid-19 that it will use to immunize its own population. But its plans to produce nearly 10 times what’s needed for that, and Cuba’s long history of medical internationalism, is a promising sign for those whom capitalist vaccination programs are leaving behind.

Trump Adds Cuba to List of Countries “Sponsoring Terrorism”

The Trump administration put Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday. This maneuver to punish Cuba comes amid the Far Right attack on the U.S. Capitol and is an attempt for Trump to score points with the Republicans’ social and electoral base.

Trump Increases Pressure on Cuba

The State Department has once again labelled Cuba a “non cooperative” state. Although this is clearly a cynical political ploy by Trump to bolster his ratings going into the 2020 elections, it could nonetheless have dire consequences for the working people of Cuba who are already suffering under a decades-long embargo.

United States Blocks Medical Supplies to Cuba

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration is blocking purchases by and deliveries to Cuba of medicines, ventilators, and other health supplies.

Bernie Sanders, Cuba and a Chance for Socialists

Bernie Sanders’ measured comments about Cuba have sent the liberal and not-so-liberal media into an anti-communist tailspin. What their comments reveal is not a fear of authoritarianism but the threat that socialism poses to capitalist interests.

Castro, the Cuban Revolution, and the Permanent Revolution

The Cuban Revolution impacted 20th Century politics, and pushed the formation of alternative left policies that were critical of Soviet hegemony as well as updating the debate on Trotsky’s Permanent Revolution.

Trotsky Arrives in Havana

The thought of the Russian revolutionary was discussed on the island. Pablo Oprinari of the CEIP (Center of Studies, Research, and Publications) Leon Trotsky in Mexico City reports on a conference in Cuba.