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Cuba: An Old Friend in the New World

Russia and Cuba have many common values ​​when it comes to their picture of the world and their place in the current balance of power Relations between Russia and countries such as Cuba cannot be built according to the general patterns of “nothing personal,...


The Price of Sanctions is Human Lives

... prosecution. Other countries face a similar situation. The first COVID-19 cases have been registered in Syria, a country that is in a state of war. The strict oil embargo has resulted in a shortage of petrol, which is needed by both the military and medics. Cuba has faced fuel shortages as a result of a U.S.-led embargo for years now. Venezuela and a number of other countries have yet to feel the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic, but doctors and the population will likewise be hit hard. The most stable ...


El Comercio names the senior Peruvian politicians involved in big Odebrecht scandal

... snarky move, recently, the incoming right wing regime in Brazil ex-invited Venezuela's current president Maduro from the January 1st innaguration of president-elect Bolsonaro in Brasilia.  Also ex-invited were another member of the Bolivarian Alliance, Cuba. For reasons not made clear the leaders of Bolivia and Nicaragua were not ex-invited. When the news about the "withdrawn" invitations broke, the Bolsonaro team said that Maduro and the ex-invited Bolivarian Alliance nations were never invited ...


The Russian Case 50 Years After the Cuban Crisis

... dragged to the verge of disaster, where it remained, precariously-balanced, for thirteen – seemingly never-ending – days. Fast forwarding to half a century later, it is 2015 and it is impossible not to notice how the hard-learned lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis appears to have been forgotten. Although the current “Cold War II” hasn't reached the same dangerous peaks of its former incarnation, I maintain that it shows all the signs of a conflict escalating so rapidly, ...


The EU-CELAC Summit in Brussels: New Horizons or New Geopolitical Schemes?

... chose to side-step this “inconvenient” issue by calling upon the summit participants to express support for the negotiations of the Colombian Government with FARC left-wing rebels, as well as for the “modernization process” in Cuba. On behalf of the EU, Donald Tusk offered assistance towards a post-conflict settlement in Colombia and expressed hope for an early conclusion to a political and economic agreement between Cuba and the EU. The CELAC members currently enjoy a higher ...


US-Cuban "Normalization". Should Russia Be Concerned?

The normalization of the US-Cuban relations is a step so long-awaited that only the most faithful and orthodox fanatics can stand against it. Unsurprisingly, despite the ideological differences of the media involved, one particular cartoon has been readily reproduced in printed ...


The Unknown Hero of Cuban Missile Crisis

... global attention is rightfully focused on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, that is no excuse to forget other comparably important historical events that have played a key role in preserving and developing modern society, including the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, which shattered the Soviet-American relationship. It is common knowledge that the situation was eventually resolved by the leaders of the two global superpowers, USSR and the U.S., but little is known about the activities ...


Summit of Americas – No Bridge built

... for all 34 countries in the hemisphere. At the heart of the discussions, however, were issues that divided rather than united the two Americas. The most anticipated event at the summit was due to be the “face-to-face” meeting between the Cuban leader Raul Castro and US President Barack Obama. The historic significance of this event, as the media emphasised, was that this was the first time formal talks between the two leaders at an event of this level had been planned since Cuba was suspended ...


A Panda and a Bear in the Caribbean

Russia and China in the Latin American Arms Market. Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua At Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation (MTC) session with Foreign States on January 27, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin encouraged those present to seek out new markets, in particular mentioning Latin America. Soon afterwards,...


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