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Bacteriological war against Cuba

The beginning of more than half a century of bacteriological aggression | JORGE WEJEBE COBO Fidel denounces US bactereological war

.(ACN) – On June 1, 1964, Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro publicly denounced the use by the US administration of bacteriological warfare against the Cuban people, which the United States denied and started the tradition of ignoring and trying to discredit the charges. Continue reading

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Cuba condemns US government silence on the terrorist attack on its embassy

Following the April 30 attack on Cuban embassy in Washington, its Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez insists on full investigation of assailant’s ties with anti-Cuban extremists | Milagros Pichardo Pérez

The Cuban Foreign Minister stated that the attack, which left 32 bullet holes in the embassy’s façade, is the direct result of official U.S. policy inciting hatred and violence against Cuba | AP photo

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Terrorism against Cuba began immediately after the Revolution

A “mentally disturbed” individual drives his vehicle 100 miles with an assault rifle and ammunition, stops in the middle of the night in the heart of Washington, a short distance from the White House, and opens fire on an embassy – obviously a very lucid madman, capable of planning and carrying out such an attack | Raúl Antonio Capote

Cuban Embassy in Washington Attacked by Lone Gunman - Havana Times

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What happened in Washington? – Jose Ramon Cabañas, Cuban ambassador

Since an assailant opened fire on the embassy during the dawn hours April 30, several versions of the events and the suspect’s motives began to circulate in the media | Prensa Latina interview with José Ramón Cabañas

The attack on Cuba’s embassy in Washington, April 30, shocked many in the two countries and abroad who immediately condemned the event and expressed solidarity with the island. Continue reading

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Terrorist assault on Cuban embassy in Washington

 Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla

Statements by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla

Good afternoon:

As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs timely informed, around 2 o’clock today, that is, in the early hours in the morning of today, Thursday, April 30, 2020, a terrorist attack was perpetrated against the embassy of the Republic of Cuba to the United States in Washington. An unidentified individual shot at the building of the Cuban embassy in the US using an assault rifle. 

None of the members of the staff of the mission was injured, who is safe and protected, but some material damages were caused to the building as a result of the numerous gunshots. Continue reading

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CARICOM demands US lift sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela

CARICOM demands the US to lift sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela(April 16) – Caricom member countries called for the lifting of United States sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela, since all countries must be part of the global effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading

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Our America confronts escalating attacks by imperialism and oligarchies

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement, Cuba

The most recent events in the region confirm that the U.S. government and reactionary oligarchies as responsible for the dangerous political and social upheaval and instability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Continue reading

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Cuba presents report on impact of US blockade in past year

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla presented the country’s report to the General Assembly outlining the full impact of the U.S. blockade over this last year. The report is accompanied by a resolution entitled “The need to end the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba,” presented for the 28th time to the United Nations General Assembly, where the international community has repeatedly expressed its support for the island and condemnation of the hostile U.S. policy. Continue reading

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An Open Letter to party leaders in the 2019 federal election of Canada

Re: Canada-Cuba Relations

I am writing to you on behalf of the Canadian Network On Cuba (CNC), which represents Canada-Cuba friendship and solidarity organizations across Canada, ranging from Vancouver to Halifax and with over 50,000 in membership. One of the CNC’s principal objectives is advocating that Canadian foreign policy regarding Cuba remains based on equality and respect for sovereignty and the right of selfdetermination. Consequently, the CNC is deeply concerned by recent decisions and actions of the Government of Canada. Canadians are very worried that recent developments in Ottawa-Havana relations could lead to the mirroring of the policy of the United States. Continue reading

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Another US attempt to discredit Cuban medical solidarity

Cuba has denounced another aggressive move by the United States, October 1, to deny visas to the country’s delegation set to participate in the 57th meeting of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Directing Council in Washington, The country’s Minister of Health, José Ángel Portal, was set to lead the group.

The U.S. State Department reported that it had imposed visa restrictions on officials linked to Cuba’s medical missions program abroad, which the Trump administration is determined to discredit by whatever means possible. Continue reading

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This day. The Barbados crime, Cubana flight 455 (I)

By TONY SEED

This article was first published in October 2014 by TML Weekly and Global Research. It is of particular relevance to an understanding of the ongoing “war on terror” in the Americas and the role of successive US and Canadian governments.

AviacionavionToday, October 6th, is the anniversary of the first act of terrorism against civilian aviation in the western hemisphere – the unparalleled Cubana air disaster on the coastline of Barbados on October 6, 1976 – the Barbados crime. Cubana flight 455 was hit by two C-4 explosives bombs at an altitude of 18,000 feet just after the aircraft took off from the then Seawell Airport (now the Grantley Adams International Airport) in Barbados. Continue reading

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The US government allocates millions of dollars to obstruct Cuban medical cooperation

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounces and strongly condemns the United States government’s recent aggression against Cuba through a USAID program to finance projects and seek information to discredit and sabotage Cuba’s international health care cooperation in dozens of countries, benefitting millions of people. This plan joins the disgraceful pressure exerted on several governments to hamper Cuban cooperation, and previous attempts with the same purpose such as the special “parole” program meant to rob human resources trained in Cuba. Continue reading

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From the band of those who love and create

As international condemnation of the latest U.S. sanctions continues to grow, three cruise lines operating to Cuba began to withdraw and apologize to their guests for changes in itineraries, with some 800,000 passengers affected | BERTHA MOJENA MILIAN

Monthly picket at U.S. embassy in Ottawa April 17, 2019, demands end to the criminal blockade of Cuba.

As international condemnation of the unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Cuba June 5 continues to grow, the measures have already had an impact. Three of the four U.S. cruise lines operating on the island, began to withdraw and apologize to their guests for changes in itineraries. The largest cruise ship operator in the world, Carnival, well known for its customary stops in Cuban ports, informed clients that it was forced to cancel visits to Havana and apologized for “the unexpected change.” Continue reading

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Reality Check. When Venezuela and Cuba offered aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina

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Eighty per cent of New Orleans was inundated when levies broke during Hurricane Katrina.

By TONY SEED (Originally published in March, 2019 during the US “humanitarian aid” offensive against Venezuela )

(March 2, 2019) – Venezuela and Cuba immediately offered aid to the American people in response to Hurricane Katrina, which struck Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama just over 13 years ago at 6 a.m., August 29, 2005. Through the prism of time we can better understand the humanitarian principles, ethics and morality – or absence thereof – guiding the response of the three countries to such a natural disaster, which became one of the most infamous social disasters in the modern history of the United States. It is of particular relevance to an understanding of how an imperial power today morbidly vilifies the two smaller countries as monsters for the crime of refusing its militarized “humanitarian aid” and affirming their dignity and sovereignty.

The Category 5 storm wreaked mass destruction. The effects of such storms, however disastrous, are usually localized. Within the first day, more than half a million people were uprooted, making it the largest displacement of human beings in US history since the 1930s dust bowl migration. The port city of New Orleans, where one in four people lived under the official poverty line, inundated by flooding when the levies on the Mississippi River breached, was devastated and virtually deserted; eventually, at least 80 per cent of the city was under water. Some 1,200 innocent people lost their lives – mainly in the ensuing days and weeks – from a man-made social disaster.  Continue reading

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Cuba categorically rejects the threat of activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act

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The US orchestrates unprecedented provocation against Cuba in the United Nations

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The blockade aganst Cuba in facts and figures

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Washington creates Internet Task Force to promote subversion in Cuba

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An aggression against US diplomats in Havana? A groundless story

By Sergio Alejandro Gómez

The unbelievable story of US diplomats that would have suffered hearing loss and other health problems during their tour of duty in Cuba, was published by the media in August last year. The first of such alleged incidents dates back to November 2016 and the last one to only a few weeks ago. Continue reading

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Word. Cuba will never accept any preconditions or impositions

STATEMENT BY H.E. Mr. BRUNO RODRÍGUEZ PARRILLA, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, AT THE SEVENTY SECOND SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY. NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017.

Mr. President:

Mr. Secretary General;

Allow me to reiterate to you Cuba’s, support to your work at the helm of the United Nations and as a guarantor and advocate of international peace.

Heads of State and Government;

Distinguished delegates;

I would like to express my deep condolences to the relatives of the deceased and the victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as our disposition to increase our cooperation, to the extent of our modest possibilities, with the brother peoples and governments of Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, small Caribbean islands which suffered a terrible devastation; with the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Virgin Islands and Anguilla. Continue reading

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No to the US economic blockade of Cuba! No to US violation of Canadian sovereignty!

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By Isaac Saney, National Spokesperson, Canadian Network On Cuba, June 15, 2017

The Canadian Network On Cuba (CNC) denounces the violation of the sovereignty of Canada by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department. OFAC fined the American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) $87,255 for approving and financing between February 2011 and March 2014 the leasing by Honda Canada Finance Inc. of 13 cars to the Embassy of Cuba in Canada. Continue reading

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US extraterritorial blockade of Cuba includes car dealer in Ottawa

For anyone who imagines the American blockade of Cuba ended with President Obama’s 2014 renewal of relations, or that the long arm of the blockade does not affect Canada, check out this announcement of the latest fines for violations of the US embargo — imposed because a Canadian Honda subsidiary committed the “crime” of leasing vehicles to the Cuban embassy in Ottawa – Canadian Network on Cuba Continue reading

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US subversion against Cuba continues

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The world against the blockade

The United Nations General Assembly voted today, October 26, to approve the Cuban resolution expressing the need to put an end to the over 50-year economic commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island.

A total of 191 countries voted in favour of the resolution, with none voting against, and only two abstentions, for the first time ever – the United States and Israel. Continue reading

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US blockade on Cuba: Worldwide actions on eve of annual UN vote

TODAY 26 October, the international community will reactivate its vote against the Embargo imposed against Cuba for more than 50 years. Don't forget to cast your vote against the Embargo at http://www.cubavsbloqueo.cu/ #yovotovsbloqueo

TODAY 26 October, the international community will reactivate its vote against the Embargo imposed against Cuba for more than 50 years. Don’t forget to cast your vote against the Embargo at http://www.cubavsbloqueo.cu/
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As the annual vote in the UN General Assembly on Cuba’s resolution “Need to put an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” approaches today, October 26, across Cuba, in Canada, and around the world, actions were being held to once again send a clear message to the U.S. government to end its illegal blockade of Cuba immediately. Many of these actions took place on October 17, as the 2015 Panama Summit of the Peoples has declared the 17th of each month a day to fight the U.S. blockade. Meanwhile, on social media, tweets with the hashtags #MyVoteVsBlockade #YoVotoVsBloqueo and #CubaVsBloqueo along with selfies of people holding up slogans opposing the blockade continue to spread. Continue reading

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Vigil to honour victims of terrorism

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Cuban & US heroes in the history of the two countries

A Cuban stamp honouring El Inglesito, Henry M. Reeve on the centenary of his death 1976

A Cuban stamp honouring El Inglesito, Henry M. Reeve on the centenary of his death 1976

Among the many illustrious combatants born in other countries, who died in Cuba’s wars of independence, it is difficult to find one as intrepid as Brigadier General Henry Reeve, from New York. 

(March 31) – Cuba and the United States have for two centuries sustained a confrontation marked by the imperial appetites of successive administrations in the powerful northern country. Nonetheless, there are plenty of examples of relations between the two peoples, including within their respective emancipation struggles.
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Worst US defeat since 1812

Fidel on the front lines in Playa Girón | Archivo

(April 7) – General Lauris Norstad, head of Allied Forces in Europe (1956-1963), stated “The Bay of Pigs is the worst defeat of the United States since the War of 1812,” in his analysis of the U.S. government’s failed invasion of Cuba at Playa Girón, on the Bay of Pigs, in 1961.

The War of 1812, unleashed and lost by the U.S. against Canada, was the first attempt at expansion by the 13 colonies which constituted the country in 1776. Continue reading

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Brother Obama

(March 28) – The kings of Spain brought us the conquistadores and masters, whose footprints remained in the circular land grants assigned to those searching for gold in the sands of rivers, an abusive and shameful form of exploitation, traces of which can be noted from the air in many places around the country. Continue reading

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Overview: Historic visit of US President to Cuba March 20-22

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TML Weekly (March 26) – President of Cuba Raúl Castro saw his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama off at José Martí International Airport in Havana on March 22 at the end of his three-day visit. Prensa Latina reports that both Presidents shook hands, reaffirming their willingness to continue the process towards normalization of relations which began on December 17, 2014. From Havana Obama flew to Argentina.

The visit is historic because it is the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited Cuba since 1928 when Calvin Coolidge arrived aboard a U.S. warship to attend the 6th Pan American Conference, held under the sponsorship of an infamous local figure, Gerardo Machado. In fact, Obama is only the second U.S. president ever to visit Cuba, despite the island’s proximity to the U.S. mainland. Continue reading

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