José Martí recordado y honrado en el aniversario de su nacimiento

image002.jpgCanciller cubano intercambia con nacionales residentes en EE.UU.

 

La Habana, 28 ene.- El canciller cubano, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, saludó hoy a los nacionales residentes en Estados Unidos que participaron en la inauguración de la estatua ecuestre de José Martí, con motivo del aniversario 165 del natalicio del Apóstol. Durante el intercambio, se reafirmó la voluntad del gobierno cubano de continuar fortaleciendo los vínculos con los nacionales residentes en el exterior, refiere una nota de la cancillería local.

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Speech delivered by Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz-December 21 2017

We are here, and will remain, free, sovereign and independent

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Speech delivered by Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz during the closing session of the National Assembly of People's Power 8th Legislature, December 21, 2017

Compañeras and compañeros:

It is my responsibility to make the closing remarks for this last Period of Ordinary Sessions of the National Assembly of People's Power's 8th Legislature. On this occasion, I will address several topics of national and international relevance.

Between September 8 and 10, the country was struck by Hurricane Irma, described as the most powerful and violent extreme weather event in the history of the Atlantic Ocean, which impacted, to one degree or another, 12 provinces, with strong winds, heavy rain, and severe coastal flooding.

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When biased news has a second motive

Nino Pagliccia

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Last December 16 the New York Times posted online an unusually long article pretending to show how children in Venezuela suffer from “severe malnutrition” and are “dying of hunger”. One sensationalist statement says, “Hunger has gripped the nation for years. Now, it’s killing children.” It includes several photos (assuming they were taken in Venezuela) likely underexposed in order to add a dramatic effect to the story. What gives away the underlying bias is when it says, the “Venezuelan government knows, but won’t admit it.” [1]

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Cuba es reconocida en la ONU por la promoción de los derechos humanos

Por Antonio Gómez

La Habana (PL), Gracias al trabajo realizado durante décadas, Cuba disfruta de un amplio respaldo internacional en cuanto a la promoción de los derechos humanos, lo cual rebate los repetidos intentos de ciertos actores para desacreditar a la isla en esta materia.

Una de las mayores evidencias del respeto hacia la mayor de las Antillas fue su reelección en octubre de 2016 para ocupar uno de los ocho puestos correspondientes a la región latinoamericana y caribeña en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos (CDH) de la ONU.

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This is How Cubans Run, Campaign and Vote in Elections

Reprinted from TeleSUR

The Cuban electoral process doesn't allow discriminatory or demeaning political campaigning and no organization can pay for any campaign.

Cuba is holding another election, this one for citizens to choose representatives from municipalities from over 27,000 candidates who will be competing for 605 People's Power Assembly seats.

This will be the first round of votes, the second round is on Nov. 29, and there will be a runoff election if any of the candidates don’t get a majority of votes on Dec. 3.

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Elecciones regionales en Venezuela: El PSUV gana por una mayoría arrolladora y la oposición se desarticula

Entrevista a Arnold August realizada por Nino Pagliccia

El Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), partido en el gobierno de este país, obtuvo recientemente una rotunda victoria electoral en las elecciones regionales. Las elecciones fueron convocadas por el Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE), a solicitud de la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente (ANC). Poco después, la Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD), grupo de oposición, parecía desarticularse. Enrique Capriles del partido Primero Justicia, por ejemplo, renunció a la coalición de la MUD, cuestionando a Henry Ramos Allup de Acción Democrática (AD), partido que a su vez expulsó a los cuatro Gobernadores de la AD que se atrevieron a juramentarse ante la ANC, aceptando así los resultados electorales.

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Full text of speech by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla at the UN

Mr. President;
Your Excellencies permanent representatives;
Distinguished delegates;
U.S. citizens and Cubans resident in the United States who are present in this hall.

I would like to express to the people and government of the United States; Mayor Bill De Blasio; Governor Andrew Cuomo; and other authorities in New York; as well as its citizens and especially families of the victims, our most heartfelt condolences, in the name of the Cuban people and government, for the terrorist attack which occurred yesterday afternoon.

I also express our sincere condolences to the peoples and government of Argentina and Belgium.

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Media Release: Canadians join Cuba’s legitimate claim for the lifting of the US blockade

Media Release

Canadians join Cuba’s legitimate claim for the lifting of the US blockade

Vancouver, 31 October 2017. On the eve of yet one more vote about the United States blockade on Cuba at the United Nations, the Hugo Chávez Peoples' Defense Front, Southwest Chapter of Canada (FDPHC_SO) makes public its stand in solidarity with the people and the Government of Cuba.

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Cuba, Human Rights and Self-Determination

Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review, October 5, 2017

By Isaac Saney, Co-Chair & National Spokesperson, Canadian Network On Cuba.

Introduction

Cuba holds an admirable place in the international community regarding the protection and promotion of the rights of its citizens. In Cuba everyone is guaranteed an education and access to universal and free healthcare. In Cuba no one is “disappeared” or the victim of extra-judicial execution. In Cuba there are no homeless roaming the streets, no one left to fend for themself, eking out an existence in a dog-eat-dog society. Cuba is not a haven for the economic violence that reigns in so many countries. This submission will briefly summarize Cuba’s domestic achievements, as well, as the island’s considerable contribution to the well-being of the world’s nations and peoples.

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