Our America in the face of the onslaught of imperialism and the oligarchies

Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The most recent events in the region confirm that the US government and the reactionary oligarchies bear the primary responsibility for the dangerous unrest and political and social instability that broke out in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.'s speech on a panel organized by the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. as a tribute to Fidel Castro

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Presentation by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.

President and CEO

National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)

November 25, 2019


We, the NNPA, represent about 225 African American owned newspapers in the United States. This year represents the one hundred and ninety second year of the Black Press of America. So, I bring you all greetings of solidarity.

Cheryl LaBash's speech on a panel organized by the Cuban Embassy in the United States as a tribute to Fidel Castro's life

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I am humbled and honored to be on this panel today. I do not have a deep personal story like we have heard in the past two years about working together with Cuba’s historic leader Fidel Castro whose life, work and example we remember here today.  Really I have been the young woman in the back row, who though now no longer young and often no longer in the back row, still tries to absorb lessons from the Cuban revolution, to understand the world and act to change it.