[Fidel Castro Ruz was in my view the greatest popular leader of the 20th century; certainly the greatest to emerge since the Second World War. He inspired and led to victory a revolution of a profoundly radical character in a small country barely a stone’s throw from the greatest imperialist power in history, and turned that revolution into a beacon of social and economic justice for Latin America, indeed for the world.]
Fidel Castro, Global Statesman
7 December 2016, David Raby/Alborada
With Fidel Castro's death announced on Saturday 26 November 2016, we revisit an article written in 2012 by Arturo Lopez-Levy and which we posted at the time. We have an article by David Raby on Fidel Castro's legacy coming soon for the Alborada website. In the meantime, you can read the introduction to Raby's excellent 2006 Democracy and Revolution: Latin America and Socialism Today, here.
[Fidel Castro is not Cuba. Rather than focusing on an 86 years old revolutionary patriarch, the international community, particularly the United States, should look at the general trends operating in Cuba’s politics and economy.]
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[In an email interview with Pablo Navarrete, Colombian FARC Commander Victoria Sandino Palmera discusses the role of women in the FARC and the ongoing peace talks between the guerrillas and the Colombian government.]
[In May 2015, an Argentinian radio journalist tweeted her dismay at yet another violent death of a woman in the country. Within a month, 300,000 people had taken to Argentina’s streets to protest the ongoing crisis of gender-based violence. The Ni Una Menos (Not One Less) movement has ignited the issue of women’s rights but, writes Mariela Magnelli, much still needs to be done.]
[The first in a series of music selections chosen and explained by Alborada readers. This first one focuses on Brazil and and comes courtesy of Carolina Nunes. You can also listen to Carolina’s selection as a playlist on Alborada’s Spotify account (see below). We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!]
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Alborada Familia Music Selections: Carolina Nunes – London, UK, May 2016
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New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a “Coup”? (Glenn Greenwald, Andrew Fishman & David Miranda/The Intercept)
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