Ignacio Ramonet
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/ 22 February 2008

Cuba: for change, look to Obama

The long and extraordinary political career of Fidel Castro is over — at least as far as the presidency is concerned. But his enormous influence will live on. His regular columns for Granma, the state newspaper, will continue. For Cubans and international observers alike, they will still bear close reading, writes Ignacio Ramonet.

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/ 13 January 2008

Africa says ‘No’

The unimaginable has happened, to the displeasure of arrogant Europe. Africa, thought to be so poor that it would agree to anything, has said no in rebellious pride. No to the straitjacket of the economic partnership agreements (EPAs), no to the complete liberalisation of trade, no to the latest manifestations of the colonial pact.