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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Cuba-U.S. Relations – A Book Review

Nino Pagliccia

A new book by Canadian journalist and political scientist, Arnold August, has recently been published by Fernwood Publishing (2017) titled “Cuba-U.S. Relations-Obama and Beyond.” The book has a well-written Foreword by eminent Canadian scholar Keith Ellis (“Arnold August brings to the task his finest gift, his superbly developed talent as a journalist.”). Ricardo Alarcon, former permanent representative of Cuba to the United Nations, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Deputy and President at the National Assembly of People’s Power, wrote the Introduction to the book where in his last sentence he writes that Che Guevara’s warning, “never trust imperialism, not one iota,” “remains as relevant as ever.

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A webinar report on Todos Somos Venezuela solidarity meeting in Caracas

Courtesy of Alliance for Global Justice.

This is an audio recording of the presentation by Nino Pagliccia who attended the solidarity meeting "Todos Somos Venezuela – Dialogo Mundial por la Paz, la Soberania y la Democracia Bolivariana" on September 16-19, 2017 in Caracas, Venezuela.

You can also link to the original source via Alliance for Global Justice

Hurricane Irma Relief & Reconstruction for Cuba Campaign

Send Donations to: CNC Hurricane Relief, 56 Riverwood Terrace Bolton, ON L7E 1S4.
All donations will be forwarded 100% directly to Cuba. 
Please make cheques out to the Canadian Network On Cuba and write "CNC Hurricane Irma Relief Fund" on your cheque's memo line.

[ABC News]

September 10, 2017 

Hurricane Irma menaced and devastated the eastern and northern Caribbean, striking Cuba from September 7-10, resulting in significant and widespread damage. Accompanied by massive flooding, its sweeping destruction encompassed housing, communications, infrastructure, agricultural equipment, crops, and community buildings. 

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