How Cuba is succeeding in the fight against COVID


With a government-run medical system, the island has contained the virus to a tiny fraction of the cases in the US. https://48hills.org/2020/05/how-cuba-is-succeeding-in-the-fight-against-covid/ By Reese Erlich, 48 Hills  May 28, 2020 One morning along a street with cracked sidewalks and houses with fading paint, Dr. Liz Caballero and two medical students stopped at every door in … Continue reading

The Internet Is Widely Accessible in Cuba. Why Is the US Insisting It Isn’t?


By Reese Erlich, Truthout The Internet Is Widely Accessible in Cuba. Why Is the US Insisting It Isn’t? Published February 12, 2020 Trinidad, Cuba — Sitting at an outdoor café, Alian Rojas deftly thumbs the small keyboard on his iPhone as he calls up The New York Times website. Then he shows a reporter how … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Who’s at fault for Cuba’s economic problems?


The US embargo, unsupported by any country in the world, harms the nation’s ordinary working people. https://48hills.org/2020/01/foreign-correspondent-whos-at-fault-for-cubas-economic-problems/By Reese Erlich January 31, 2020 HAVANA—Chef Alexis Alvarez was in panic mode. He was preparing a gourmet meal for visitors from the United States when the electricity went out. He mostly cooks with natural gas and charcoal, but … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Does Cuba censor the Internet? Think again


Despite US rules that have made phones and connections expensive, many Cubans have free access to global media.  By Reese Erlich https://48hills.org/2019/01/does-cuba-censor-the-internet-think-again/ 48Hills.org, January 25, 2019 HAVANA — A group of Cubans stared intently at the screens of their smart phones here in Old Havana, checking emails and Googling news stories. They and millions of … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: Cuba’s ‘sonic attack’ on diplomats is pure science fiction


https://48hills.org/2018/01/cubas-attack-science-fiction/  This ‘bullshit’ has had serious consequences in Havana By Reese erlich January 28, 2018 HAVANA — The mainstream media stories were straight out of a science fiction movie. Somebody in Cuba was aiming a super sophisticated “sonic weapon” at US diplomats here in Havana, causing them to experience hearing loss, dizziness, nausea, severe headaches … Continue reading