American traveler: Encounter with ex-spy was like meeting Abraham Lincoln

Some Americans hope to improve U.S.-Cuba relations even as the Trump administration steps up efforts to strangle the Cuban economy. In December, I met with members of a U.S. delegation that went to Havana to learn how American policies affect ordinary Cubans. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, a women-led anti-war organization, spoke to delegation members … Read more

Civil rights activist: “We should do more to export Cuban consciousness”

U.S. policy toward Cuba “only serves the interests of imperialism,” civil rights activist Benjamin Chavis said at a conference in Havana. “Why in 2019 does the United States continue to impose sanctions?” he asked. “Whose interests are served? Not the United States’ interests and not Cuba’s. U.S. policy only serves the interests of imperialism.” Chavis … Read more