Tag: Cuba

Cuba on The Verge of Adopting Chinese Style Market Socialism With Cuban Characteristics

Cuba’s National Assembly has just adopted a new Constitution which replaces the previous one originally adopted in 1976. Some of the more internationally eye-catching changes are that while the position of the Communist Party remains intact, much as is the case in contemporary China and Vietnam, the goal of “building […]

Castro’s Unlikely Gratitude to the Fascist Dictator Franco

With an early dislike of America, General Franco provided an unexpected lifeline for the Cuban Revolution. Despite being a “rabid anti-Franquista” for many years, the Cuban leader Fidel Castro would develop some respect for Spain’s Fascist dictator, General Francisco Franco. Following Castro’s 1959 ousting of the American-backed tyrant, Fulgencio Batista, the […]

A Brief History of US Violence Towards Latin America and The Caribbean, Shows Why The Region Is Leaning Towards A Peaceful China

The United States has a long, violent and politically dubious role in Latin America and The Caribbean dating back to the 19th century. Here are some of the most prominent US “interventions” into the Spanish and Portuguese speaking nations south of its borders. Mexican-American War (1846-1848). After the US annexed […]