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The Communist Party of Cuba will resolutely support and back the new President

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Cuba awarded with ‘safest country’ title at Madrid’s tourism fair

During Madrid’s International Tourism Fair, FITUR 2018, Cuba received the honour of being declared “safest country” – a title it proudly holds and which completely debunks certain claims recently made by Trump’s administration that seek to tarnish the island’s impeccable reputation for safety. This recognition proves Cuba is one of the safest countries for tourists to visit, not just in the Caribbean, but the whole world | SUSANA CORONA

Cuba awarded with "safest country" title at Madrid's tourism fair

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How the New York Times partook in the plunder of Iraq

Who gave permission to the New York Times to remove thousands of ISIL files from Iraq? | SINAN ANTOON*

A US soldier hauls documents during a raid conducted at a community centre in Baghdad in June 2003 [AP/Jim Krane]

A US soldier hauls documents during a raid conducted at a community centre in Baghdad in June 2003 | AP/Jim Krane

Many of the precious objects displayed in the global north’s major museums were plundered from their home in the global south. The dubious itinerary and the illegal and unethical practices that facilitated the plunder cannot be found in the laconic texts accompanying these exhibited objects. Continue reading

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No consent – No pipeline! Canadian’s opposition to Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline project

Protesters block the gates of Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Mountain facility, March 17, 2018.

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Germany: Export world champion under pressure

BERLIN (April 20) – With intense shuttle diplomacy, members of the German government are seeking to avert the impending US punitive tariffs on European goods and the loss of access to the important US market. Continue reading

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Celebration of 57th anniversary of proclamation of socialist character of the Cuban Revolution

57th anniversary of Fidel’s proclamation of the socialist character of Cuba’s Revolution celebrated in Havana, April 16, 2018.

On April 16, the victory of the defeat of the U.S.-led invasion of Cuban mercenaries at Playa Giron, the Bay of Pigs, was celebrated in a political and cultural event held at the historic corner of 23rd and 12th Streets in the Vedado neighbourhood of Havana where, 57 years earlier, Fidel Castro proclaimed the socialist character of the Cuban Revolution. Continue reading

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Cuba holds opening session of newly elected National Assembly of People’s Power

Congratulations to the Cuban people on the successful culmination of their historic electoral process

Constituent Session of the 9th Legislature, April 18, 2018.

On April 18, as their first act at the inaugural session of Cuba’s 9th Legislature after being sworn in, 604 deputies of the National Assembly of People’s Power unanimously re-elected Esteban Lazo Hernández as President, Ana María Mari Machado as Vice-President and Miriam Brito Sarroca as Secretary of the National Assembly. Following this, deputies nominated from their ranks and elected the 31-member Council of State, including its President, five Vice-Presidents and Secretary. Continue reading

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