have just heard the tragic news of the death in a traffic accident, of Celia
Hart Santamaría, 45, and Abel Santamaría Hart, 48, the daughter and son of
Armando Hart Davalos and Haydee Santamaría. Celia came from a family of veteran
Cuban revolutionaries who fought against the Batista dictatorship together with
Fidel Castro. She has been an outspoken defender of the political and
revolutionary heritage of Leon Trotsky.
The International Marxist Tendency
considers that the Cuban Five are in the front ranks of the fight for world
socialism. They were fighting against the reactionary attacks of the extreme
right against the Cuban Revolution. The struggle to bring about their release
is the duty not only of the Cuban people, but of all those who believe in the
socialist future of humanity.
Jordi Rosich, who recently took part in the Havana Book
Fair, looks at the different pressures that Cuba is facing. He highlights the
danger of capitalist restoration, particularly the so-called Chinese model, and
what this would mean for the Cuban revolution. But the future of Cuba has not
yet been decided. It also depends on the spread of the revolution
Last November 6 in the evening, on the eve of another anniversary of the October Revolution, around five hundred young Cubans gathered to celebrate the occasion. Still, those who find this piece of news unlikely or perplexing, regardless of what side they’re on, should make an extra reading for good measure: that’s right, Cuban youths hailed the Revolution.
This was the
fourth time that the F. Engels Foundation was present on the Havana International Book Fair. The results could not
have been better, with a marked increase in the sale of books and documents
from last year.
This year, for the first time one of Trotsky's key works, the Revolution
Betrayed, was presented by the Frederick Engels Foundation at the Havana
Book Fair, stimulating big interest. A special edition of a theoretical
magazine on China,
including the analysis of the International Marxist Tendency on this subject
was also being sold. It is clear that a layer of the most conscious workers and
youth in Cuba
are looking far a Marxist alternative to the prospect of "market economics"
being reintroduced to the island.