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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

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

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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