El Héroe de la República de CubaGerardo Hernández Nordelo presidió el acto de reconocimientos a trabajadores del Partido que cumplieron 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 y 40 años ininterrumpidos en esa organización política, fundada el 16 de abril de 1961, a propósito de proclamarse el carácter socialista de la Revolución.
Archive for April, 2015
“Vinimos a rendir tributo a los héroes de los Cinco Héroes, porque ese grupo de patriotas que así se conoce, no pudo haber hecho lo que hizo si no fuera por el legado, por el ejemplo y la inspiración de los héroes y mártires de la Patria, entre los que ocupan un lugar especial los de Playa Girón y el 5 de Septiembre. Estamos aquí cumpliendo una deuda, muy antigua, tuvimos que esperar mucho tiempo para estar en territorio cienfueguero y hoy ya se cumple y estamos muy contentos de estar junto a ustedes”.
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During today’s historic meeting between President Raúl Castro and President Barack Obama, Castro emphasized that the island nation’s government is willing to dialogue with the U.S. very patiently: “In some things we will agree and with others we will not.”
President Castro stressed that there may be issues that the countries may not agree on presently, but that may be resolved in the long term. “It’s been a complicated history,” said Castro, “but we are willing to move forward and enter into a friendship between our peoples.” This should occur simultaneously between the meeting that are “taking place to restore our [diplomatic] relations,” he added.
For his part, President Obama thanked the Cuban president for his “openness” and said he hoped to “move forward transforming our relation to one based on mutual respect.” He added that “my policy will be to make sure that the Cuban people thrive and can…
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Havana, Cuba, Apr 13.- Cuban electoral authorities are fully involved in preparations for partial elections on April 19, when Cubans will vote municipal delegates following a successful dynamic drill on Sunday.The president of the National Electoral Commission, Alina Balseiro, told reporters that the drill yielded positive results, even better than in the latest electoral process in general terms, everything was carried out according to schedules, she said.
Thousands of Cubans in charge of election-related functions mobilized during the drill to check that everything was in order and thus guarantee the quality of next Sunday´s partial elections, Balseiro said.
The dynamic drill is a comprehensive practice, which included the activation of 15 provincial electoral commissions, all 168 municipalities and over 150 special districts established according to the electoral law. The action included the sixth and last election report, which encompasses the final reports and the quality of the vote.
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April 14 2015
With most watching the historic meeting between Raul Castro and Barack Obama, here are five events from the summit that were not widely noticed.
1. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Meets with Cuban President Raul Castro – Canadian Media Not Advised
Cuban President Raul Castro and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper held a bilateral meeting, however Canadian media reported that they were only informed of the meeting after the fact and only because the Canadian head of government made a passing reference to a meeting between the two leaders. A photo of the meeting was not released by the prime minister’s office, nor were any statements released, suggesting that the prime minister was seeking to deliberately downplay the meeting.
Canada and Cuba have a long-standing political and economic relationship, although Canada supported past efforts by the United States to exclude Cuba from summits.
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By Aaron Bell and Eric Hershberg
The U.S.-Cuba rapprochement has returned the Summit of the Americas (SOA) to the way it was before George W. Bush turned it into a forum in which the U.S. was increasingly isolated – a community of vibrant but respectful debate reflecting the varied perspectives of the hemisphere. The event in Panama this past weekend was dominated by Cuba’s attendance at its first SOA and Presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama’s cordial public encounter and hour-long meeting, the first of its kind between the two nations’ leaders in over half a century. The next step in improving relations will be for Obama to formally announce Cuba’s removal from Washington’s list of “state sponsors of terrorism,” which the State Department reportedly recommended last week. Regrettably, the leaders did not take advantage of the…
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Por: Raúl Antonio Capote
La presencia de Felix Rodrígues Mendigutía “El Gato” en la ciudad de Panamá durante la Cumbre de las Américas obedeció sin dudas a una bien planeada provocación contra la delegación cubana y una ofensa a todos los latinoamericanos decentes que allí se encontraban, porque a nadie se le ocurriría en serio llevar a semejante ejemplar como representante de alguna cosa que no fuera un cartel de tráfico de estupefacientes, o una organización de asesinos jubilados, o quizás de torturadores, pero nunca como delegado en los foros de la sociedad civil donde se discutían temas como los derechos humanos, gobernabilidad, democracia y participación ciudadana.
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