Latin America and the Caribbean

Chile & Argentina: Resisting the Rightwing

When people talk about 9-11, it is important to clarify exactly "which one"? The first, in 1973, saw the removal of the Chilean government with the help of the USA, and the bringing in of a brutal dictatorship under Pinochet. In 1970, the CIA’s deputy director of plans wrote in a secret memo:

"It is firm and continuing policy that Allende be overthrown by a coup. ... It is imperative that these actions be implemented clandestinely and securely so that the USG [the U.S. government] and American hand be well hidden."

Socialist Cuba - a report back

An excellent & wide ranging report back from a Cuba Solidarity Campaign trip to Cuba in 2010 by Jim Whyte, life long British Communist and retired Trade Union studies lecturer.

From the Cuban health service, education, economy, revolutionary councils, elections, democray, reforms - right up to the state of some of the taxi serrvices - Jim tells it as he saw it from his considerable experience in the worker's movement.

Filmed in the STUC, 2011.

Cuban Ambassador's address to British Communist Congress

Cuba's new ambassador to the UK has given her first public speech since taking on the post to the 51st Congress of the Communist Party of Britain.
Her Excellency Esther Armenteros Cardenas brought greetings from the Cuban CC Central Committee at a time when "humankind is faced with the most serous challenges and dangers in history". And she also gave Congress delegates a personal take on her own revolutionary path.