While essential government services that help millions of ordinary people were shut down, Radio and TV Marti kept broadcasting.
The UN General Assembly on October 29 approved a Cuban resolution calling upon the United States to end its economic, commercial and financial blockade.
On October 9, 1967, hirelings in the employ of Bolivian dictator Rene Barrientos, supported and instigated by the United States government via C.I.A. operative Felix Rodriguez, carried out the cold blooded murder of comandante Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
For more than half a century the U.S. has severely impeded Cuba's economy, costing the island nation $1,157,327,000, and millions to the U.S. economy, according to a United Nations resolution on the trade embargo.
Last Saturday, U.S. military operatives carried out raids in Libya and Somalia. Coincidentally, the raids took place one day before the 37th anniversary of a major terrorist act for which the United States has never held anybody accountable.
Civil rights advocate Jesse Jackson, attending a religious service at a Havana-based Baptist church, called for actions to end the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba.
"Cuba and its Neighbors - Democracy in Motion" enables the reader to broaden his or her understanding of Cuban political life.