Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. In this US election year, Democracy Now! is more important than ever. For 20 years, we’ve put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. We lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. A generous funder will match your donation dollar for dollar if you donate right now. That means when you give $10, your donation will be worth $20. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you every day.

Your Donation: $

The Pope in Cuba, Day Two

January 22, 1998
Story
WATCH FULL SHOW

Greeted by President Fidel Castro as he stepped off the plane, the Popebegan his 5-day trip to Cuba with an appeal for Cuba to open up to theworld, and the world to open up to Cuba. Arriving in Cuba yesterday, PopeJohn Paul also took a slap at the U. S. economic embargo. In his welcomingaddress, President Fidel Castro denounced the embargo as "genocide."

Guest:

  • Juan Gonzales, New York Daily News columnist and co-host on Democracy Nowfrom Havana, Cuba.

Related Links:

  • Radio Habana Cuba
  • The Republic of Cuba–National Web Site
  • 1/21/98 Democracy Now!–"Pope Arrives in Cuba"
  • 1/20/98 Democracy Now!–"Cuba — Santeria"
  • 1/16/98 Democracy Now!–"Economy in Cuba"
  • 1/15/98 Democracy Now!–"Young Prostitutes in Cuba"
  • 1/14/98 Democracy Now!–"Cuban Reigious Leaders"
  • 1/13/98 Democracy Now!–"AIDS in Cuba"
  • 1/12/98 Democracy Now!–"Cuba Conversations–Arnaldo Coro Antich"
  • 1/9/98 Democracy Now!–"Women In Cuba"
  • 1/8/98 Democracy Now!–"Evoving Revolutionary"
  • 1/7/98 Democracy Now!–"Cuba’s Revolution and the Lives it Changed"
  • 1/6/98 Democracy Now!–"Interviews from Cuba (Part II)"
  • 1/5/98 Democracy Now!–"Interviews from Cuba (Part I)"
  • 11/20/97 Pacifica Network News–"Bombs in Havana"
  • 11/19/97 Pacifica Network News–"Pentagon Planned Crisis To Blame On Castro"
  • 10/17/97 Pacifica Network News–"The Mythical Che Guevara"

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.