Enrique Ubieta Gómez is the editor of Cuba Socialista, the theoretical magazine of the Central Committee of Cuba’s Communist Party. He was also editor of La Calle del Medio, a monthly magazine of cultural debate, from 2008 to 2017. He is a member of the National Union of Writers and...
Enrique Ubieta Gómez is the editor of Cuba Socialista, the theoretical magazine of the Central Committee of Cuba’s Communist Party. He was also editor of La Calle del Medio, a monthly magazine of cultural debate, from 2008 to 2017. He is a member of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).
Born in Havana in 1958, Ubieta was managing editor of the student newspaper Chispa at the Lenin Vocational High School. He joined the Union of Young Communists in 1975. After graduating in 1983 from the University of Kiev, Ukraine, he taught philosophy at the José Martí Teachers Institute in Camagüey, Cuba. From 1994 to 1999 he was director of the Center for the Study of José Martí. Ubieta has been a member of the Communist Party of Cuba since 1986. He has received numerous awards and distinctions.
From April 1999 to March 2000, he visited some of the most remote areas of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Haiti, reporting on the work of Cuban volunteer doctors and nurses who provided medical care after the devastation of Hurricane Mitch. From that experience he wrote the 2002 book La utopía rearmada: Historias de un viaje al Nuevo Mundo (Utopia rearmed: Report on a trip to the New World).
From June 2005 to March 2006 he traveled throughout Venezuela to report on the efforts—which involved thousands of Cuban medical volunteers—to expand health care to workers and peasants in Venezuela in what became known as Mission Barrio Adentro (Into the neighborhood). Drawing on that trip he wrote Venezuela rebelde: Solidaridad vs. dinero (Rebellious Venezuela: Solidarity vs. money).
He wrote Red Zone: Cuba and the Battle Against Ebola in West Africa based on his experiences as part of a reporting team to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone along with interviews with many of the medical workers involved in the fight against Ebola there.