Argentina:  Roberto Guevara, Che’s brother, passed away

September 23, 2018

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Source:  La Santa Mambisa

September 18 2018

By: Lois Pérez Leira.

He died on Saturday September 15 in Buenos Aires, at 86 years Roberto Guevara, brother of Che. Roberto was the fourth son of the Guevara de la Serna family.

As Ernesto and his other brothers he grew up in a progressive family. This influence will lead him to become involved in the Argentine left, even more so when his brother Ernesto “Che” Guevara becomes one of the Commanders of the Cuban Revolution.

His younger brother Juan Martín remembers his two brothers:  “Roberto and Ernesto were very close until adolescence. They moved with the same bar of friends. Roberto was not as touched or a vagabond as Ernesto. He was sedentary, reasonable. He was always a good student, he became a lawyer, he married a young girl with a good family Matilde Lezica, with whom he had five children; settled in San Isidro; Later, she separated, remarried and…

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How is a pretext for a cold war manufactured?

September 12, 2018

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Source:  Granma
September 6 2018

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A pretext is all that is needed to start a conflict, something with which the United States has experience, from the Spanish-American War, to Vietnam, Iraq… but its latest efforts to vilify Cuba are unique

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A pretext is all that is needed to start a conflict, something with which the United States has experience, from the Spanish-American War, to Vietnam, Iraq… but its latest efforts to vilify Cuba are unique.
Last year, the U.S. asserted that its diplomatic personnel in Cuba had been affected by “sonic attacks,” an accusation that has been developed in the media in an attempt to justify launching a Cold War.
A timeline of events illustrates the current administration’s efforts to undermine the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

2017
February
On the 17th the State Department and the U.S. embassy in…

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Cuba to Send 100 Doctors to Kenya

March 19, 2018

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Source:  The Star, Kenya / TeleSUR
March 18 2018

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President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks on direct engagement among African-Caribbean and Pacific countries during his state visit to Cuba, March 16, 2018. /PSCU

Kenya has announced that they will bring 100 Cuban medical specialists to fill gaps in county hospitals after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta ended a short visit to the Caribbean island.

One of President Kenyatta’s “Big Four Agenda” objectives is to implement universal health care for Kenyans, and that’s why medical assistance was one of their main discussion points during their visit to Havana.

Read: Kenya, Cuba bank on historical ties for stronger health, tourism sectors

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said Kenya had struck an agreement to bring in 100 medical specialists – with each county getting at least two – and that 50 doctors will be sent to Cuba for specialised training.

Research

Kenya will also work with…

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LA DEMOCRACIA EN CUBA Y EN ESTADOS UNIDOS

March 15, 2018

Manuel Yepe

LA DEMOCRACIA EN CUBA Y EN ESTADOS UNIDOS
Democracia y libertad, son dos categorías muy manipuladas por la élite que gobierna Estados Unidos, hasta el punto que las ha instalado en la mente de la mayor parte de sus ciudadanos de la nación como
calificativos del modelo de sistema capitalista que rige en esa nación norteamericana, al que le asignan como destino manifiesto extenderse por todo el mundo.
El “mérito” de sus ideólogos por haber logrado controlar las psiquis de sus habitantes es mayor aún si se advierte que se trata de dos categorías -democracia y libertad- que en la sociedad actual de Estados Unidos han adquirido características diametralmente opuestas a las que semánticamente les correspondería.
Hay otros conceptos comúnmente manipulados por la élite que gobierna en la superpotencia mundial, como derechos humanos y gobernabilidad, de los que se valen sistemáticamente, apoyándose en sus inmensos recursos y las posibilidades que…

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Over 80 Countries to Attend Health Conference and Fair in Cuba

March 15, 2018

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Source:  Cuba Inside the World / Prensa Latina

March 14 2018

Experts from 83 countries will participate in the International Conference Cuba Salud 2018, to be held from April 23rd to 27th at the Havana”s Conference Center, said organizers today.
The event, which will also be attended by 44 ministers of this field, is outlined as a forum for scientific discussion to exhibit progress and challenges in issues such as quality of care, international cooperation, medical training and comprehensive health care.

It will also discuss the current public policies, strategies, organization and the economic bases on which health actions are based and the need to improve the population’s health as a key role for social development.

President of the scientific commission Pastor Castel said in a press conference that the countries with highest amount of representatives are Cuba, Brazil, Colombia and the United States.

Panels, round tables, lectures and the…

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Going Down With the Bad Ship U.S.A.

March 15, 2018

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Source:  Black Agenda Report
March 15 2018

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“All that it can offer to the emerging nations of the world is a bad example and the threat of annihilation.”

There is no mystery to the ideological collapse of U.S. ruling class politics under late stage capitalism and imperial decline. Simply put, the corporate duopoly parties have nothing to offer the masses of people except unrelenting austerity at home and endless wars abroad. A shrunken and privatized Detroit serves as the model for U.S. urban policy; Libya and Syria are the scorched-earth footprints of a demented and dying empire. The lengthening shadow of economic eclipse by the East leaves the U.S. Lords of Capital with no cards left to play but the threat of Armageddon.

As China reclaims its historic place at the center of the earth, alongside the huge and heavily armed landmass of…

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A moral bastion named Cuba

March 13, 2018

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Source:  Granma
March 9 2018

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IN any emotional or intellectual assessment (together or separately) that we make of Latin America and the Caribbean, we will find Cuba as an inevitable reference and representing an unpayable debt. Many political, intellectual or artistic figures, in their life and work, have an original reference point in Cuba. Those of us who grew up with the Revolution, who knew of it through victories and setbacks, have the special benefit of its ethics, of the resistance expressed in all its battles. Cuba taught us the importance of…

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Anti-Cuban provocation plot foiled on eve of elections

March 10, 2018

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Source:  Granma
March 9 2018

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The operation was carried out with financing and support from counter-revolutionary groups based abroad and other international organizations such as the so-called Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA); Pan American Democracy Foundation; the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation; and using a small, illegal anti-Cuban group as instrument.
As is customary in any reactionary initiative in our region, the involvement of the OAS Secretary General was not lacking.

It should also be remembered that a similar operation was attempted last year in which, as well as the aforementioned groups, the…

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How is the President elected in Cuba?

March 3, 2018

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Source:  Granma
February 21 2018

By Yudy Castro Morales  internet@granma.cu

The person who becomes the President of Cuba’s Council of State is chosen through a process that entails several steps, with the people and their elected representatives participating directly.

The vote is an act that is more delicate that any other,
since with it comes life, honor, and the future
— José Martí

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There is no need to dig through Cuba’s Election Law no.72, dated October 29, 1992, to find the answer. It is explicit, and Dr. José Luis Toledo Santander, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power Constitutional and Legal Affairs Commission, gets right to the point.

“The President of Cuba’s Council of State is elected in second order elections, that is, deputies elected by the people, in representation of the people, approve the candidature and then vote, in a direct and secret fashion, for…

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Twitterstorm: February 23, 2018 Calling on the U.S. to Return Guantanamo to Cuba

February 23, 2018

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Save this date:

Twitterstorm February 23, 2018 Calling on the U.S. to Return Guantanamo to Cuba


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A Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases took place at the University of Baltimore in January with the main theme being the closure of all foreign U.S. bases. The conference was organized by the Coalition Against US Foreign Military Bases
During the two-day event a number of resolutions were approved including one on Guantanamo. To see the Resolution click here: http://noforeignbases.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Resolution-on-Guantanamo.pdf
The organizers called upon the global peace movement to organize actions on or around February 23, 2018, coinciding with the 115th anniversary of seizure and occupation of Guantanamo….“We are calling for the United States to promptly withdraw all its forces and personnel from Guantanamo Bay and immediately declare ALL agreements ceding Cuban control of Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. to be null and void.”
As part of a Global Day of Actions…

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