Dancing between Cuba and Scotland

Aleida Guavara was in Glasgow on Friday, talking about the current situation in Cuba, Cuba’s place in the world and its vision for a society which prioritised people over capital.   As the daughter of the famous revolutionary, I wasn’t sure what to expect – perhaps someone glamorous or flamboyant, definitely striking in some way, but she wasn’t – she …

Women of the Left: Juana Belen

The Mexican Revolution was a remarkable period in the country’s history, and the stories of the women within it well worth a retelling.  Many remarkable revolutionaries emerged through this period, including Dolores Jimenez y Muro, a political advisor to Zapata and Hermila Galindo, who advised Venustiano Carranza on womens rights.  Yet one woman still stands out, her story a testimony …

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