Helen Yaffe / Daniel Montero

60 Years of Resistance:
Perspectives on the U.S. Blockade of Cuba
Tuesday, June 14, 7:00-8:30 EDT
Program Announcement


Helen Yaffe is frequently cited in postings and online exchanges of the National Network on Cuba/NNOC, US-CubaNormalization.org, IFCO/PastorsForPeace, and Walter Lippmann’s CubaNews, testimony to the impact of her book We Are Cuba! How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World and film of Cuba’s Life Task: Combatting Climate Change (Dani Films). This presentation culminates her Solidarity groups-sponsored virtual spring tour across the U.S.

The author of three foundational books on Cuba and U.S.-Cuba Relations, Yaffe’s early work is a major contribution to the depth of meaning and possibilities in the relationship between political theory and political practice. Set out most extensively in her first book on Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution, its basics can be found in the summary article “Not the Foco but the Theory of Socialist Construction,” building on the scholarship involving Che’s work on institutional change as the key to successful revolutionary transformation during his tenure as President of the National Bank of Cuba and head of the Ministry of Industries.

Daniel Montero is a journalist, filmmaker, and one of the major producers on the team for Belly of the Beast/Cuba, www.bellyofthebeastcuba.com and its award-winning production of “The War on Cuba” series. He graduated from the University of Havana’s Communication School in 2020, has been interviewed on “Democracy Now!” and has published extensively in The Guardian and elsewhere in English and Spanish.