Archive for October, 2018

Lula Writes Letter Asking People to Choose Democracy, Haddad

October 26, 2018

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Source:  TeleSUR
October 24 2018

lula da silva 1.jpgFormer Brazilian President Lula da Silva wrote a letter in support
of Haddad Wednesday. | Photo: EFE

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva published a letter Wednesday just before the second round of Brazilian elections on Oct. 28. He called on Brazilians to create a front to support Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad to stop “the fascist threat hanging over Brazil,” referring to the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

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“It is time to unite the people, the democrats, all around the candidacy of Fernando Haddad, to resume the project of developing social inclusion and defending Brazil’s choices through democracy,” Lula wrote.

“I am certain that we have done what’s best for Brazil and for our people, but I know that this has thwarted powerful interests inside and outside the country. So they try to…

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The blockade in facts and figures

October 16, 2018

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Source:  Granma
September 24 2018

by   | internet@granma.cu

Granma provides a summary of the latest calculated damages to Cuba caused by the U.S. blockade policy. Cuba will present its annual report on the blockade damages to the UN General Assembly this October

no to the blockade 2THE U.S. ECONOMIC, COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL BLOCKADE AGAINST CUBA IS:

– The most unfair, severe and prolonged system of unilateral sanctions that has been applied against any country.

– The main obstacle to the development of the Cuban economy and the Cuban people’s full enjoyment of all human rights.

– A serious challenge for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

– An unjust, illegal, extraterritorial measure that violates international law.

GENERAL FIGURES:

– The accumulated damages caused by the implementation of the blockade throughout almost six decades have reached the figure of 933,678,000,000 dollars

– At current prices, the blockade…

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“A Lot Remains to Be Done”: Interview with Aleida Guevara

October 10, 2018

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  Internationalist 360
October 8 2018

by Ron Augustin

aleida oct 2018Aleida Guevara March, the daughter of Ernesto Che Guevara and Aleida March, recently traveled to Europe, where she participated in several discussion rounds explaining the popular consultations taking place in Cuba for the country’s proposed constitutional reforms. She also campaigned against the U.S.-sanctions against her country. Before returning to her work as a pediatrician at William Soler Children’s Hospital in Havana, we had the following talk with her.

Aleida, you had a meeting with the European Parliament’s United Left Group in Strasbourg. Can we expect a resolution from this parliament against the economic and financial blockade that the United States has maintained and intensified against Cuba for almost 60 years?

Indeed, for a while now they have started to work on the proposition of a motion that is to include a number of concrete measures. At the UN General Assembly, the…

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Cuban Doctors Head to Haiti to Help with Quake Recovery

October 8, 2018

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Source:  TeleSUR
October 7 2018

cuban doctors off to haiti oct 2018.pngCuban doctor Elisa Barrios Calzadilla inspects a patient during a house call in
Itiuba in the state of Bahia, Brazil November 20, 2013 | Photo: Reuters

Two teams of Cuban doctors arrived in Haiti on Sunday morning after a 5.9 magnitude quake shook the country that’s still recovering from its 2010 tremor.  

Two teams of Cuban doctors left for Haiti Sunday morning to attend to the victims of the country’s 5.9 magnitude quake that took place on Saturday.

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General Coordinator of the Cuban Medical Brigade, Evelio Betancourt, said that two surgical teams were sent to support Haitian health personnel.

According to Reuters, the earthquake has left 14 dead so far, mainly in Port de Paix and Gros Morne in Artibonite near the quake’s epicenter that struck at a depth of 11.7 kilometers, 20 km off Haiti’s northwest coast, according…

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