Left Forum June 2013
This panel provides on exchange with representatives of the Cuban Mission to the UN. We will explain why the World Wildlife Fund recognizes Cuba as possessing the only environmentally sustainable economic system, the new economic policies being implemented and their meaning, the Cuban electoral system, Cuba’s world wide humanitarian aid, developments in the case of the Cuban 5 political prisoners in the U.S., and gay rights in Cuba.
Chair: Stan Smith, Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5
Speakers: Ovidio Roque, Cuban Mission to the United Nations
Ariel Hernandez, Cuban Mission to the United Nations
Arnold August, author Democracy in Cuba and the 1997–98 Elections and Cuba and its Neighbors: Democracy in Motion