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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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

Solidarity in opposition to the neoliberal ideology

Nino Pagliccia

19 March 2017

Posted in http://peoplesvoice.ca/2017/03/29/solidarity-in-opposition-to-neoliberal-ideology/

In a recent article titled “The Venezuela ‘Opposition’ We Never Hear About”, Canadian journalist and author Arnold August, wrote about the real nature of the “opposition” in Venezuela. [ http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/The-Venezuela-Opposition-We-Never-Hear-About-20170309-0035.html ]

In the context of a meeting of delegates of the international Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity in Caracas, August refers to one of the speakers, the Venezuelan deputy at the National Assembly, Hector Rodríguez, who is the leader of the minority pro-Chavismo group, fact that puts him effectively on the opposition – at least in a conventional sense.

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The mind-boggling audacity of some OAS members against Venezuela

Nino Pagliccia

26 March 2017

It is with great contempt that I question the report of March 14 by Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS), accusing Venezuela of human rights abuses and of holding political prisoners, further demanding that Venezuela hold elections in 30 days.

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Latin America – Key player in a multipolar world

Latin America may not have the military clout, but it has three major assets needed to challenge the United States: political will, economic resources, and a key strategic position as the U.S. “backyard”.

Nino Pagliccia

The main focus of world politics is still on U.S. president Donald Trump and it will continue to be for a while in part due to his outspoken (at times unpredictable) personality, but mostly because he does happen to have his finger on the nuclear, financial and political trigger of the Empire. That finger may well set off what have already been called “Trumpquakes”. [1][2]

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A Dream Deferred? The Right Wing Attack In Latin America

Nino Pagliccia

My talk given on 19 November 2016 for the World Peace Forum 2016 on Latin America.

"In this presentation I will first say a few words about the importance of foreign policy and the language used by the Empire in order to create what I call a virtual reality (a twisted reality). It is necessary to give a broad perspective before we “land” in Latin America.

Then I will give a quick review of events in Latin America.

The topic of the right wing attack on Latin America is quite extensive. I will focus on the case of Brazil and Venezuela to give a closer perspective.

Why Brazil and Venezuela? Simply, because Brazil is the latest case of a coup in Latin America, and it is representative of the new US tactic of aggression in Latin America; and Venezuela because it may well be the next in the crosshair of the United States, and we need to understand that.

I will conclude with my suggestions of what we can do as activists."

You can watch the full presentation here. Duration 1:09 including Q&A.

Thanks to Working TV

 

 

 

Qué aspectos del pensamiento Bolivariano precisamente inspiraron a Chávez?

Nino Pagliccia

Parte de la presentacion para el 25 aniversario de la rebelion de Hugo Chavez el 4 de febrero de 1992

Nosotros sabemos que Bolívar fue la inspiración del levantamiento del 1992 porque Chávez nos lo ha dicho en sus propias palabras. Pero qué aspectos del pensamiento Bolivariano precisamente inspiraron a Chávez?

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Palabras de la Presidenta del ICAP, Kenia Serrano Puig, en la presentación del libro “Solidaridad sin fronteras”

Kenia Serrano
Kenia Serrano
Queridos amigos:

Buenas tardes a todas y a todos:

El ICAP y la Editorial Ocean Sur agradecemos su presencia a los integrantes del 23 contingente de la Brigada Latinoamericana y caribeña de Solidaridad, así como a los representantes de la OSPAAAL, el MOVPAZ, el Comité Internacional Paz Justicia y Dignidad a los Pueblos, y las organizaciones sociales de masas cubanas aquí presentes sin cuya labor solidaria coordinada a lo largo de la historia de Cuba no habría sido posible un libro como este.

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