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Prensa Latina: 61 years facing media manipulation

Prensa Latina: 61 years facing media manipulation

By Adriana Robreño

Havana, June 16 (Prensa Latina) – The Latin American Information Agency Prensa Latina celebrates its 61st anniversary today as an alternative voice against the circulation of faKe news and media manipulation. Continue reading

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Fidel Versus COVID-19 and Beyond

By Iroel Sánchez

Fidel at the National Center of Medical Genetics, with Dr. Juan C. Dupuy Núñez, founding coordinator of the Henry Reeve International Medical Contingent Specialized in Disasters and Serious Epidemics | Granma Archives

The fact that Cuba’s response to the COVID-19 has been far more effective than most countries in the region, including the United States and also several European nations, is a reality that is becoming evident. Continue reading

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Virtual Forum: Lift the US Blockade of Cuba now!

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Statement by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, president of the Republic of Cuba for the Online Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Response to COVID-19

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Drugs and lies to attack Cuba

The US has launched a frenzied slander campaign against Cuba and Venezuela under the pretext of “narco-terrorism,” which is uncontested by Ottawa. This is a matter of concern. Canada itself is playing an ignominious role in the Lima Group against Venezuela. At the beginning of the pandemic, the Trudeau government had two Canadian warships – HMCS Nanaimo and HMCS Whitehorse – operating in the Caribbean and the eastern Pacific Ocean unbeknownst to the Canadian people as part of  the US Southern Command’s Operation Martillo and its “war on drugs”. Initiated in 2006 by the Harper government, the Canadian deployment is called Op Caribbe. We are posting an article by Francisco Arias Fernández which explains who has been behind the drug trafficking in the region over the past 50 years

Corrupt politicians and mafia bosses enriched through the drug trade served US interests for decades until 1959.

Corrupt politicians and mafia bosses enriched through the drug trade served US interests for decades until 1959.

(April 17 ) – The cyclical slander campaigns of U.S. governments and their special services against Cuba have been a regular weapon in the arsenal used in attempts to discredit – and eliminate – the Revolution, as evident in secret files on efforts to fabricate a pretext to invade the island, during the events that gave rise to Case no.1 of 1989, in which Cuban military officers were convicted of drug-related offenses. Continue reading

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Canada’s relations with Caricom: Self-serving definition of what it means to be a ‘vital partner’

Heads of Government reaffirm solidarity with Cuba at the 31st CARICOM Inter-Sessional Summit held from February 18 -19 in St Michael, Barbados.

(February 23) – The meeting of the regime change Lima Group hosted by Canada on February 20 in Ottawa comes right on the heels of Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne’s meeting on February 18-19 with leaders of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Bridgetown, Barbados. He was sent as a substitute for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The 15-member organization[1] has served as an effective block to attempts by the U.S. and its allies to use the discredited Organization of American States (OAS) as a political weapon against Venezuela. It has  denied them the number of votes needed to take action against Venezuela in the name of the OAS. This led the U.S. and Canada to set up the illegitimate Lima Group outside the OAS for the purpose of advancing their illegal regime change project. Continue reading

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Cuba: European Parliament resolution contradicts spirit of dialogue and mutual respect

Cuban deputies to the National Assembly of People’s Power condemn the echoing of U.S. slander in a resolution that contradicts the spirit of respectful dialogue that has prevailed in relations between our country and the European Union

The International Relations Commission of the National Assembly of People’s Power has expressed its strongest rejection of the European Parliament’s Common Resolution (2019/2929 RSP), given its interventionist content and disrespect for Cuban sovereignty, with absolute ignorance of our reality. Continue reading

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The Cuban Revolution at 60 – International Conference opens in Halifax

CALENDAR OF EVENTS | PDF

Forty internationally renowned Cuba scholars, policy-makers and policy analysts will gather at Dalhousie University in Halifax today to take the measure of “The Cuban Revolution at 60.” Continue reading

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Word. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla addresses the United Nations

“Economic aggression, threats and blackmail will not take away a single concession”

Transcript of Speech by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the 74th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, September 28, 2019, “Year 61 of the Revolution”

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Speech given by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, the day of the tragic events that occurred in the United States. September 11, 2001

“None of the present world problems can be solved with the use of force”

August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016

Teachers, construction workers, workers, students, relatives and guests:

We will see how this goes because ceremonies in stadiums, and similar places like this coliseum, are always complicated since part of the audience are behind you, some are on one side, some are on the other, and when somebody calls out, “I can’t hear you,” then the problems begin. (Applause and shouts)

Yesterday (Shouts of: “We can’t hear you over here!”)… All right, then I will leave and talk to you on TV. (Shouts of “No!) Make a bit of an effort. You over there, who seem to be having the hardest time, have some patience and help us to maintain order here today. (Shouts of: “You can hear it, you can feel it, Fidel is here.”) Continue reading

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Canadian Network on Cuba calls on Ottawa to reopen visa office in Cuba

Canada and the International Rule of Law

By ISAAC SANEY, Spokesperson

The Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC) is deeply concerned by Ottawa’s abrupt decision to shut down the section of its Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Office in Havana through which visas were processed for Cuban citizens wishing to visit Canada and those seeking work or study permits. This measure follows the 50 per cent reduction of the staff of Canada’s embassy in Cuba which took place in January of this year. Cubans now have to make their applications through a visa application centre in a third country (the nearest being Mexico). Those having to submit their biometrics (photo and fingerprints), a requirement instituted in 2018 that will apply to most, will have to travel to a centre outside of Cuba to record this information. Continue reading

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Cuba condemns terrorist sabotage of Venezuelan electrical power system

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

Hurricane-Katrina

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 reiterates its invariable solidarity with Constitutional President Nicolás Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution

We hope that the United Nations Security Council’s vocation and its responsibility as the main guarantor of international peace and security will prevail, and it will not lend itself to military adventures, Bruno Rodríguez stated. Photo: MINREX Continue reading

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Word. Statement of Cuba – It is important to halt the imperialist military adventure against Venezuela.

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The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns the escalation of pressures and actions of the US government in preparation for a military adventure under the guise of a “humanitarian intervention” in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and calls on the international community to mobilize in order to prevent its consummation.

Between February 6 and 10 of 2019, several military transport aircraft have been flying to the Rafael Miranda Airport in Puerto Rico; the San Isidro Air Base in the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean Islands that have a strategic location, most certainly without the knowledge of the governments of those nations. These flights took off from US military facilities from where Special Operation Troops and US Marine Corps units operate. These units have been used for covert operations, even against leaders of other countries. Continue reading

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In defence of peace in Colombia

Declaration by the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On January 17, a car bomb attack occurred at the General Francisco de Paula Santander Police Cadet School, causing the loss of 21 human lives and 68 injuries.

Given this situation, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, sent a message to the President of the Republic of Colombia, Iván Duque Márquez, expressing our condolences to the government and people of Colombia, in particular to the families of victims of the attack, and reaffirming that Cuba rejects and condemns terrorist acts, methods, and practices in all their forms and expressions. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla issued a similar message via his official Twitter account, and a press note was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Continue reading

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Declaration of Cuba: Aggression against Venezuela must cease

cuba-venezuela flagsThe Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns and energetically rejects the attempt to impose a coup d’état, a puppet government at the service of the United States, in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and expresses its unwavering solidarity with the government of Constitutional President Nicolás Maduro Moros. Continue reading

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US military presence in Latin America and the Caribbean

For sovereignty and dignity – no gringo bases. no a bases gringas

By RAUL CAPOTE FERNANDEZ

The United States has some 800 military bases around the world, and 76 of these are in Latin America. Among the best known are 12 in Panama, 12 in Puerto Rico, nine in Colombia, and eight in Peru, with the greatest number concentrated in Central America and the Caribbean. Continue reading

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Cuba: Those who opened the way

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This day. Cuba celebrates 150 years since First War of Independence

Battalion of cavalry of the mambisas troops during the conflict of the Ten Years' War

Battalion of cavalry of the mambisas troops during the conflict of the Ten Years’ War.

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Presidents of Cuba and Venezuela speak at Riverside Church in Harlem

President Díaz-Canel repeated Fidel’s historic visit to the Riverside Church back in 2000 | Leticia Martínez Continue reading

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Word. Cuba addresses the United Nations General Assembly

President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez addresses the UN General Assembly Continue reading

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Donald Trump at the UN: A speech full of attacks on Iran, Venezuela, and its Cuban allies

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A despicable attack on the truth: Cyber attack on Cubainformación TV website

News of the almost total destruction of the Spain-based Cubainformación TV website on August 17 was immediately condemned by its regular users, the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), and other progressive forces defending the truth. Continue reading

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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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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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Cuba: Revolutionary continuity, renewal and unity

By Isaac Saney, National Spokesperson, Canadian Network On Cuba

Deputies to the National Assembly of People’s Power elect members of Council of State.

(April 17) – On April 18, Cuba’s newly elected National Assembly of People’s Power, the island’s parliament, will inaugurate a new sitting of legislators, the Constituent Session of the 9th Legislature. Continue reading

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CUBA 2018 & Beyond: New Challenges, Revolutionary Continuity

Thursday, March 29, 7pm
Room 1108, Mona Campbell Building

Dalhousie University, 1459 LeMarchant Street, Halifax, NS
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The Cuban people cast a vote for the future

Preliminary data indicates that 7,399,891 Cuban men and women came out to vote on March 11, a figure that represents 82.90 per cent of the electorate, which includes 8,926,575 individuals, according to updated registries. Continue reading

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