Archive for September, 2017

Panama Reduces Illiteracy Rate with Cuban Method, “Yes I Can”

September 28, 2017

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Source:  Prensa Latina
September 11 2017

panama reduces number.jpgIn nine years, the number of persons in Panama able to read and write increased by 70,794, thanks to the Cuban Literacy Program ”Yo Si Puedo ” (Yes, I Can), according to a  report from the country’s Department of Social Development.

The director of the program of literacy Move for Panama, Armando Escarreola, noted that the Yo Si Puedo program has been implemented since 2007 and targets those 10 years and over who are not in school.

Escarreola added that under the current administration, up to August, they managed to teach some 3,238 persons to read and write.  These persons came from 10 provinces and three regions of the country.

The program now has 198 volunteers across the country and 217 meeting places equipped with a TV set, DVD, board, draft, chalk, a set of classes in CD and sufficient hardware to teach to…

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Cuba, Venezuela Offer Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

September 27, 2017

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Source:  TeleSUR
September 26 2017

cuba venezuela offer puertorico reliefErnesto Santaella (L) rests in one of the many shelters set up in the
aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico. | Photo: Reuters

The offers of support come as Trump’s administration continues to ramp up pressure against both leftist governments.

The governments of Cuba and Venezuela are offering relief assistance to Puerto Rico as it recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.

OPINION: Time to Re-Think the Caribbean’s Hurricane Strategy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised to activate a “special plan of support and solidarity” for victims on the Caribbean island. Meanwhile, Cuban Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra offered to send a team of 39 doctors “to help our brother people.”

The offers of support come as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration continues to ramp up pressure against both leftist governments. The former reality TV star has threatened to bolster the illegal U.S…

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Cuba will never accept any preconditions or impositions

September 23, 2017

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Source:  Granma,  |
September 22, 2017 16:09:30

Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, during the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla

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Mr. President:

Mr. Secretary General;

Allow me to reiterate to you Cuba’s, support to your work at the helm of the United Nations and as a guarantor and advocate of international peace.

Heads of State and Government;

Distinguished delegates;

I would like to express my deep condolences to the relatives of the deceased and the victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as our disposition to increase our cooperation, to the extent of our modest possibilities, with the brother peoples and governments of Dominica…

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Category 5 Hurricane Maria Strikes Dominica, PM Skerrit: Nation is Devastated

September 20, 2017

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hurricane maria 1.jpgHurricane Maria has strengthened to a Category 5 storm | Photo: Reuters

Source:  TeleSUR
September 19 2017

“I am honestly not preoccupied with physical damage at this time, because it is devastating…indeed, mind-boggling”, PM Skerrit told teleSUR.

The Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit told teleSUR that his nation has been devastated by Hurricane Maria.

RELATED:   Hurricane Maria: Dominica’s Social Media Users Share Dominica’s Terror

roosevelt skerrit 5.jpgSkerrit said initial reports are indicative of “widespread devastation. So far, we have lost all that money can buy and replace”.

But, the prime minister then said that his greatest fear was waking up to the “news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains”.

He related that the true extent of the devastation will be revealed when the onslaught of the Category 5 Maria subsides. “Come tomorrow morning we will hit the road, as soon as the all clear is given, in search of the injured and those…

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Cuba: Hope amidst destruction

September 12, 2017

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Photo: Jose M. Correa

Nuevitas, Camagüey

Its approaching midday as we set off for Nuevitas with a press team and directors of the Civil Defense Council.

Army Corps General Ramón Espinosa Martín, deputy minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba and commander in chief of the eastern region, is leading the delegation which includes Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca, a PCC Central Committee member, first Party secretary in the province, and currently President of the Provincial Defense Council.

There’s damage in the municipality of…

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Elecciones en Cuba: Nominados los primeros candidatos a delegados del Poder Popular

September 11, 2017

Cuba: Hurricane Irma in Havana (photos)

September 11, 2017

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Source:  Granma
September 10 2017

hurricane irma havana.jpgHurricane Irma in the capital. Sunday morning a lot of people in the street and many tourists photographing the aftermath.

See more photos here and here

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Cuba Dispatches Over 750 Medics to Crisis-Plagued Caribbean

September 10, 2017

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Source:  TeleSUR
September 9 2017

hurricane irma in haiti.jpgDebris washes up on a beach in Cap-Haitien, Haiti as
Hurricane Irma approaches. | Photo: AFP

Responding to the most powerful hurricane to hit the Caribbean in decades, Cuban medical brigades have taken action to assist in recovery efforts.

More than 750 Cuban physicians have been dispatched to several Caribbean islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s destruction.

RELATED: Cuba Leads the Way in Hurricane Irma Preparedness

They will maintain daily communication with Havana in order to stay informed about unfolding events, said Dr. Regla Angulo Pardo, director of Cuba’s Central Unit of Medical Cooperation.

Facing the most power hurricane to hover across the Caribbean in decades, “measures have been taken to preserve the lives of our 771 employees, and logistic assurances have been implemented,” the official said.

She noted that Cuba has sent medical brigades to six of the countries in the subregion that…

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Exclusive: Colombian Journalist Pays Alleged Venezuela Official to Lie on Camera

September 6, 2017

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Source:  TeleSUR
September 5 2017

colombian journalist paysScreenshot of Colombia’s Canal Uno interview. | Photo: Canal Uno

The journalist instructed the Venezuelan to talk about ties between top Venezuelan officials and the Soles drug trafficking ring.

Exclusive information obtained by teleSUR implicates a Colombian journalist at a private media outlet in paying for and manipulating information in order to smear the Venezuelan government and top officials.

RELATEDAfter Calling Venezuela a ‘Dictatorship’, Macron Meets With Country’s Opposition

Claudia Cano, a journalist with Colombia’s Canal Uno aired an interview with Edgar de Jesus Villanueva, identified as a defector from Venezuela’s Bolivarian intelligence service, or SEBIN. In the broadcast report, Villanueva signals the SEBIN director and socialist leader Diosdado Cabello as taking part in illicit activity, including drug trafficking and torture.

An audio recording

An audio recording, however, suggests that Villanueva’s testimony was directed by Cano and deliberately manipulated.

“We are gonna talk about…

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“El terrorismo es una bestia que devora víctimas inocentes en todo el mundo”.

September 5, 2017

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