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On Sovereignties and Solidarities

Julio César Guanche Zaldívar and Sara Kozameh NACLA
slogan painted on wall in Cuba The United States must abandon Cold War-era foreign policies and accept that Cuba is a sovereign nation free to define its political future— even if that means continuing socialism.

Kennedy's Last Act: Reaching Out to Cuba

Peter Kornbluh The National Security Archive
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, many are focused on the political atmosphere in the country and the world - specifically the role of the ultra-right in whipping up hysteria, and the machinations and secret plots of the "hidden government," the spy agencies, the FBI and CIA. Now we have previously unreleased material (from the National Archives) about secret negotiations between JFK and Fidel Castro,. Was this the reason to kill?
Subscribe to anti-communist Cubans