Archive for August, 2016

Pastors for Peace faces attacks on solidarity work

August 31, 2016

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Source:  Granma
August 30 2016

by: Lissy Rodríguez Guerrero | &  Jesús Jank Curbelo |

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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.

the war is over.jpgIvan Marquez and Humberto de la Calle shake hands while Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez looks on, after signing a final peace deal in Havana, Cuba | Photo: Reuters

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.


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 la 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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Cuba Celebrates Fidel Castro’s 90th Birthday

August 14, 2016

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Source:  TeleSUR
August 13 2016

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Fidel Castro blows out candles on a cake during a celebration of his 70th birthday, Havana, Cuba. | Photo: Prensa Latina

On the occasion of his birthday, Fidel Castro penned a brief article recalling some of his earliest memories, while also calling for peace.

Every corner of Cuba is celebrating celebrate the 90th birthday of the country’s most famous man: Fidel Castro.

IN DEPTH:  Fidel at 90

The Karl Marx Theater in Havana is currently hosting a special gala on Saturday night, where some of Fidel’s oldest comrades, including some of those who accompanied him in the attack on the Moncada barracks, are expected to join.

Foreign dignitaries and heads of state have also traveled to Cuba to participate in the events commemorating the 90th birthday of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is among the honored guests at Saturday’s event. Venezuela and Cuba…

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More than 900 halthcare professionals graduate in Cuba

August 2, 2016

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Source:  Granma
August 1 2016

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Jiang Miao  (known as Sonia to her Cuban friends) believes  Cubans are very special people Photo:  Anabel Diaz

Smiling faces and joy overflowed in Havana’s Karl Marx Theater as 908 young graduates received their diplomas as medical, dentistry, nursing and health technology professionals, including 784 Cubans and 124 international students from 32 countries.

A gift to Fidel

The graduation ceremony was dedicated to the 90th birthday of the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz. On behalf of the graduates, doctors Claudia Iris Alemañy and Abel Collazo Sosa, the top students of the University of Medical Sciences of Havana and the Calixto García School of Medical Sciences, respectively, presented…

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