The site officially launches tomorrow, but it is already up and running with 19,345 entries, as first reported by Reuters.
“Its philosophy is the accumulation and development of knowledge, with a democratizing, not profitable, objective, from a decolonizer point of view,” the site said.
EcuRed writers took a pretty hostile stance when describing the United States, describing the U.S. as “the empire of our time” and “the most powerful nation of all time.” And as a country that has taken “by force territory and natural resources from other nations, to put at the service of its businesses and monopolies.”
Continuing: “It consumes 25 percent of the energy produced on the planet and in spite of its wealth, more than a third of its population does not have assured medical attention.” And finally: U.S. leaders looked at Cuba “like those who admire a beautiful fruit that will end up falling in their hands.”
No surprise here, EcuRed writers described former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in a very positive light: “Today he writes and participates in the struggle of ideas at a global level. For his moral authority, he influences important and strategic decisions of the Revolution.”