A demonstration you didn’t see in the news.
From guerrilla warrior to statesman — now comfortably retired.
A very retired Fidel has become reflective.
The Institute for Policy Studies celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the prospects for U.S.-Cuban Relations under the Obama Administration with a screening of IPS Fellow, Cuba expert and film-maker Saul Landau’s film, "Fidel" (shot in 1968). Traveling in a Jeep with Fidel Castro, Landau’s documentary offers a personal profile of El Jefe and snapshots of the Revolution’s first 10 years, including rare footage of the Bay of Pigs invasion and of Fidel and Che Guevera in the Sierra Maestra mountains.
“The great quality of this remarkable film,” wrote Ralph Gleason in the Rolling Stone, “is that it is educational in the best possible sense. It gives you a feeling for what revolution — any revolution — is actually about, what it means in all its implications and how it affects the lives of the people.” Landau’s film remains just as relevant and insightful today as it was 40 years ago, with the advent of progressive governments in Latin America inspired by the Cuban Revolution.
Following the screening of the film, Landau will take Q&A from the audience and special invited guests.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Farrah Hassen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 234-9382, ext. 255.
The ‘liberal’ U.S. media continues to take pleasure in describing how the dreams of the Cuban revolution have faded into decay.
For nearly half a century the U.S. media have systematically misreported the Cuban Revolution.
The new Cuban leadership is contemplating neoliberal economic reforms but democracy is still off the table.
Cubans are trying to preserve the gains of the revolution in the face of U.S. hostility.
A new monument in Sarajevo playfully bites the hand that fed the city during the Bosnian war.
It’s time to honestly step forth and engage Cubans and their government on the terms they negotiate inside their own country.
Now that Fidel Castro has stepped down, it’s time to derail the embargo gravy train.
In spite of anti-Castro rhetoric, despite determined US policies to undermine — Fidel has done good for the world.
Tired of your current job? Want more executive responsibility, good health care benefits, warmer weather? Cuba may want you.
As Fidel fades into history, Cuba again appears on the verge of change. New leadership in Havana may create the conditions for a long-awaited warming in U.S.-Cuba relations.
Reflecting on an encounter four decades ago