Edward Snowden Warns New Google App Will Aid ‘Big Brother’

September 24, 2016

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Source:  TeleSUR
September 22 2016

Google’s new chat application will “record every message you ever send and make it available to police upon request,” said Snowden. 

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden appears via videolink | Photo: Reuters

U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has criticized Google’s new messaging application, saying it is a breach of privacy and will track everything that users will say.

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User data stored in Allo can easily be obtained

The technology giant launched its new so-called “smart chat” application, Allo, on Wednesday, promising more intelligent text conversation features, including auto-reply options.

Snowden, also a former CIA employee who is now living in exile in Russia, said via Twitter that Google’s application will “record every message you ever send and make it available to police upon request,” adding that Allo was “dangerous” while nicknaming the application “Google…

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European Commission proposes Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba

September 23, 2016

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European Commission – Press release

Brussels, 22 September 2016

The European Commission has adopted the proposal to the Council on the signing of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) with Cuba.

The European Commission has adopted a proposal to the Council on the signing of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) with Cuba.

The Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement opens new avenues to support Cuba’s process of economic and social modernisation, to foster sustainable development, democracy and human rights, as well as to seek common solutions to global challenges. At the same time, the High Representative Federica Mogherini transmitted a proposal to the Council to formally repeal the EU’s 1996 Common Position on Cuba.

The adoption of both decisions by the Council and the implementation of the PDCA will be a turning point in EU-Cuba relations.

High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini said: “The bilateral Agreement between the EU and Cuba is the result of a fruitful and constructive work the EU and Cuba have done together, and marks the turning point in our relations. This contractual arrangement creates a clear common framework for intensified political dialogue, increased cooperation across a wide range of policy areas, and a precious platform for developing joint action on regional and international issues.”

Both proposals will now be reviewed by the Council, before their final adoption and the signature of the PDCA in coming months.

Background:

The EU and Cuba concluded their negotiations for a bilateral Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) on 11 March 2016. The agreement includes three main chapters on political dialogue, cooperation and sector policy dialogue as well as trade and trade cooperation. The PDCA will contribute to enhancing EU-Cuba relations, accompanying the process of “updating” the Cuban economy and society, promoting dialogue and cooperation to foster sustainable development, democracy and human rights, and finding common solutions to global challenges.

The agreement reflects the expansion and strengthening of EU-Cuba relations, building on the important progress made since the relaunch of political dialogue and cooperation in 2008. It offers a framework for promoting European values and interests and accompanying the ongoing process of change in Cuban.

Once signed, the Agreement will become the instrument that defines the EU’s external relations with Cuba, superseding the 1996 Common Position. It offers a comprehensive framework which also complements and supports those developed by a number of EU Member States.

The US blockade of Cuba is the principal obstacle to national development

September 12, 2016

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Source:  Granma
September 9 2016

by International news staff | informacion@granma.cu

The US blockade of Cuba is the principal obstacle to national development

Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, Minister of Foreign Relations, this afternoon September 9, presented the report calling for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba which will be debated in the UN next month

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Cuban Foreign Minister: The blockade continues

Minister of Foreign Relations Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, this afternoon September 9, presented the country’s report on United Nations General Assembly Resolution 70/5, entitled, “The Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States on Cuba,” in a Havana press conference.

During the reading of the report, which will be discussed for the 25th time by the General Assembly in October, the minister reaffirmed that the blockade continues despite statements made by the U.S. President almost two years ago calling for its end. This…

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Pastors for Peace faces attacks on solidarity work

August 31, 2016

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Source:  Granma
August 30 2016

by: Lissy Rodríguez Guerrero | informacion@granma.cu &  Jesús Jank Curbelo | informacion@granma.cu

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Despite the new attitudes to Cuba among many sectors in the U.S., this renewed attention is not always beneficial to the island or its friends.

For a quarter century, the IFCO / Pastors for Peace organization has organized multiple aid caravans loaded with donations of all kinds, including medicines, vehicles and school supplies, to Cuba and other nations.

Pastors for Peace was recognized as a non-profit organization by the U.S. government

gail walker pastors for peace.jpgAccording to Gail Walker, executive director of the organization, these efforts are an expression of love and solidarity with the Cuban people, in opposition to the blockade.

Pastors for Peace was recognized as a non-profit organization by the U.S. government, due to its fundraising work or action in support of a specific cause or set of causes. As…

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Entrevista inédita al comandante Ernesto Che Guevara, en septiembre de 1959

August 30, 2016

La Historia de Cuba

Gerardo Unzueta, periodista mexicano, representante de la revista “Siempre” de foto temas y de la Carta Política “Temas”, entrevista al comandante Ernesto Che Guevara en Santiago de las Vegas, provincia de La Habana el día 21 de septiembre del ano 1959.

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‘The War Is Over’: FARC and Colombian State sign final peace deal

August 25, 2016

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Source:  TeleSUR
August 24 2016

The final text of a peace agreement will now be put to a popular vote.

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The final text of a peace agreement will now be put to a popular vote.

In a landmark moment in Colombia’s history, the peace delegations of the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the country’s left-wing FARC rebels gathered Wednesday evening to announce the end of negotiations and the imminent signing of a final peace accord in Havana, Cuba, after nearly four years of negotiations between the two sides of the conflict.

Raul the peace-maker for colombia.jpg Cuban President Raul Castro oversees the handshake between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez (R), Sept 2015.  Photo Archive

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Yo, sí puedo implemented in Argentine prisons

August 22, 2016

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Guillermo Cabruja (left), alongside Cuban program advisor Angel Raimundo Alvárez Alonso, are taking the Yes, I can literacy method to prisons in Santa Fe, Argentina.Photo: Orlando Perera

The Cuban developed literacy method Yo, sí puedo (Yes, I can) is seeing positive results in Argentina, where it is being implemented in prisons; an initiative supported by the Multi-sectoral Solidarity with Cuba Organization in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe province.

Optimistic

Speaking to Granma International on a visit to Havana, the Director of the organization, agriculture sector worker Guillermo Cabruja, stated that he felt optimistic given the results obtained by facilitators who have imparted 65 classes, aided by text books and audiovisual…

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La Historia el 18 de agosto

August 18, 2016

La Borra de Abuela

El 18 de agosto de 1963, nace en La Habana Fernando González Llort, uno de los Cinco Héroes que estuvo  prisionero en Estados Unidos por preservar de agresiones terroristas a su pueblo y al de Estados Unidos.

Graduado con Diploma de Oro en el Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales Raúl Roa García, este joven de conducta ejemplar se desempeña como internacionalista
en una brigada de tanques en la República de Angola entre 1987 y 1989,

Ante el incremento de las actividades terroristas que ocurren en la década de los 90,  parte a cumplir misiones de control y obtención de información sobre el accionar de cabecillas y miembros de organizaciones contrarrevolucionarias radicadas en la Florida.

Tanto él como sus compañeros Gerardo Hernández, René González, Antonio Guerrero y Ramón Labañino son detenidos en septiembre de 1998 por el Buró Federal de Investigaciones norteamericano, con lo cual comienza un tortuoso camino de ensañamientos…

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Colección de frases y fotos memorables del Che

August 17, 2016

La Historia de Cuba

Colección de 11 fotografías memorables del gran revolucionario Ernesto Che Guevara.

Frases Históricas

1. “Si no existe la organización, las ideas, después del primer momento de impulso, van perdiendo eficacia.”
Fuente: Discurso en el segundo aniversario de la integración de las organizaciones juveniles revolucionarias, 20 de octubre de 1962.

2. “Pero la juventud tiene que crear. Una juventud que no crea es una anomalía realmente.”
Fuente: Discurso en el segundo aniversario de la integración de las organizaciones juveniles revolucionarias, 20 de octubre de 1962.

3. “Me siento tan patriota de Latinoamérica, de cualquier país de Latinoamérica, como el que más y, en el momento en que fuera necesario, estaría dispuesto a entregar mi vida por la liberación de cualquiera de los países de Latinoamérica, sin pedirle nada a nadie, sin exigir nada, sin explotar a nadie.”
Fuente: Intervención en la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en uso del…

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Thanks for the example, Fidel

August 14, 2016

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Source:  Cuba: Network in Defense of Humanity

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Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz

Dear Comandante,

On the occasion of your 90th birthday the members of the Network of Intellectuals, Artists, and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity want to extend our most sincere congratulations and above all our deepest gratitude for everything you have done for the peoples of Our America and the rest of the world.

Your presence has been a permanent source of inspiration, not only when the ascending tide of the popular struggles were making firm steps towards socialism, but also in the recurrent moments when our advances have been stopped due to the ferocity of the reaction of imperialism and their local allies.

In the phases of uprising your example forced us to never be satisfied and like good revolutionaries we pursued with renewed vigor our march especially when we needed to confront adversities or the…

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