From 1952 Till 2021!!!!
Born in 1968 in Rio de Janeiro, a Brazilian named Carlos LaTuff is the world's top Superstar when it comes to Editorial Cartoons. He also is courageous enough to ubiquitously tell the world that America's Cuban policies are criminal and immoral...and that has been so at least since 1952. That was the year that the United States, the world's most respected democracy, joined the top echelon of the Mafia to support the brutal and thieving Batista dictatorSHIP in Cuba. LaTuff's rationale concludes that the USA's logic was that, in such a dictatorSHIP, many already rich U. S. businessmen and companies could partake in the wholesale rape and robbery of the vulnerable and helpless nation, which was/is the largest and arguably the most beautiful island in the Caribbean. LaTuff is among the unbiased and brave journalists who also believes that Batista, the Mafiosi, and the USA were so confident, as well as so enthralled with their largess, that they stupidly failed to at least toss some crumbs to the majority Cuban peasants. And beyond that, LaTuff seems aware that, as historically documented by countless photos that many of us have published, the mass street marches by outraged Cuban mothers highlighted posters that stated that Batista routinely murdered their children as warnings to the non-Batistiano Cubans not to dissent or even ask for any educational or health help from the dictatorSHIP. Those Mother Marches inspired what history calls the Cuban Revolution, which shocked the world on January 1, 1959, by overthrowing the U.S.-backed and Mafia-backed Batista dictatorSHIP. But starting in January of 1959 Little Havana in the heart of Miami-USA became a Cuban-powered sanctuary that has, incredibly, surpassed the Batista dictatorSHIP's own lucrative rewards on the island. Moreover, for going on seven decades now, Little Havana and the U. S. government have been engaged an out-out effort to overthrow Revolutionary Cuba, recapture the island, and...uh, you know, uh, "return" DEMOCRACY TO CUBA!!!! Well, uh...LaTuff to this day is even more astounded by Revolutionary Cuba's longevity than its astounding victory back on January 1, 1959. And he sincerely seems to believe that from at least 1952 till 2021 the United States policies regarding Cuba have been both criminal and immoral. In his brilliant international Editorial Cartoons, such as the four I depict below, the great Carlos Latuff has perhaps chronicled the best true portraits and the best documentations of America's shameless conduct regarding the Caribbean's largest island nation.
Since 2009 when Carlos LaTuff first had this image published worldwide, billions of eyes have seen and studied it. It still shames democracy lovers around the world, but apparently still doesn't shame enough Americans. Therefore, this image best chronicles the world's view of the U. S. economic Embargo against Cuba. In 1962...after three years of assassination attempts, vicious terrorist attacks, and the April-1961 Bay of Pigs military attack HAD ALL FAILED to recapture Cuba...the U. S. began the Embargo that has lasted to this day in this year of 2021. The purpose of the Embargo, according to de-classified U. S. documents, was to starve, deprive, and make miserable the Cubans on the island to induce them to rise up and overthrow their Revolutionary government.
As Carlos LaTuff understands, President Obama from 2009 till 2016 has been the only U. S. President to have the intelligence, the guts, and the decency to sincerely try to NORMALIZE RELATIONS WITH CUBA or to try to treat the masses of totally Cubans decently.
But for sure Carlos LaTuff, as he showed with the gem shown above, realized that all of Obama's decency and sanity towards the Cuban people on the island ended the day Donald Trump, who was totally dictated to by Little Havana extremists, became the U. S. President in January of 2017. With the Editorial above, LaTuff was showing that the Trump presidency even took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to try to finally starve and wipe-out the Cubans on the island. But note...that LaTuff in the above Editorial shows the Cuban doctor in the white clothes to be the true hero as he tried to stand off the vicious genocidal intentions of the United States of America. And so, the great image above by LaTuff, shows that Cuba in 2021 is forced to battle both the USA & COVID-19 as Cubans are left to wonder if Trump's successor, President Biden, will ever end or even lesson the Embargo. LaTuff apparently believes that too many people in Little Havana and elsewhere are making too much money during the Embargo for any U. S. government to end it.
Of all the Carlos LaTuff Editorial images, this one is said to be the one that has reached into the TOP TWO for worldwide views. It is LaTuff's way of reminding the world that a genocidal economic Embargo-Blockade by a powerful nation against a much-weaker nation impacts children the hardest. Thus this brilliant image by LaTuff of the little Cuban schoolgirl, gleefully and proudly carrying a Cuban flag while gleefully and proudly pounding on the head of the United States, sums up the USA's Embargo against Cuba since 1962. And folks, Carlos LaTuff will be the first to tell you that six+ decades is a LONG, LONG time. And I am brave enough to admit that I'm happy for LaTuff's little Cuban schoolgirl, and I also must admit that I'm very proud of her.