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The magazine receives much funding from sympathetic European groups.
From the founding of OSPAAAL and Tricontinental in 1966 until the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which led to a rapid recession in the Cuban economy, propaganda posters were folded up and placed inside copies of the magazine, however, this was stopped, along with publication of Tricontinental, due to ink shortages and financial trouble.
Tricontinental began to be printed again in 1995. In 2000, the decision was made to begin to reprint posters.
The magazine is distributed around the world, and at its height, 87 countries received Tricontinental, and there were more than 100,000 subscribers, mostly students. At one time, it was very common for posters from issues of Tricontinental to be posted on the walls of student community centres.
- Towards the Third Cinema, a manifesto published in 1969 by Tricontinental