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Díaz-Canel responds to new accusations made by the United States against Cuba

December 12, 2018

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December 11 2018
Source: Granma informacion@granma.cu

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The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers condemned in a tweet the document published by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on December

The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers condemned in a tweet the document published by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on December 10, in which he accuses the Cuban government of violating human rights.

The Cuban leader described U.S. discourse on this issue as hypocritical, dishonest, and indicative of double standards, emphasizing that the U.S. has no moral authority whatsoever to talk about the issue, when it has imposed a prolonged economic, commercial, and financial blockade on Cuba, which constitutes a massive, cruel violation of human rights.

“While others export weapons and wars, Cuba shares knowledge and services. Our doctors and teachers have illuminated, and are illuminating, remote regions. Our currency is solidarity,” Díaz-Canel insisted.

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After 5 years seeing 113 million patients, Cuba discontinues participation in “More Doctors” programme in Brazil

November 17, 2018

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November 14 2018
Source:  Granma

Statement from the Ministry of Public Health, Cuba

Jair Bolsonaro, president elect of Brazil, who has made direct, contemptuous and threatening comments against the presence of our doctors, has declared and reiterated that he will modify the terms and conditions of the More Doctors program , disregarding the Pan-American Health Organization

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The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanist principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in Brazil’s “More Doctors” program since its inception in August of 2013. This initiative launched by Dilma Rousseff, who was at that time the president of the Federal Republic of Brazil, pursued the noble purpose of guaranteeing medical assistance to the majority of the Brazilian people, following the principle of universal health coverage promoted by the World Health Organization.

The program had planned the inclusion…

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Brazil Will Miss Cuban Doctors

November 17, 2018

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Source:  Granma

In the wake of Cuba’s withdrawal from the Brazilian More Doctors program, Former President Dilma Rousseff stated, “The end of the agreement was caused by the intemperate statements of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.”

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The National Council of Municipal Health Secretaries and the National Front of Brazilian Mayors warned rightwing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro of the imminent, irreparable damage to the population’s health, as a consequence of Cuba leaving the More Doctors program.

In a joint statement, the two organizations lamented the suspension of the agreement between the Pan American Health organization and the Cuban government which allowed for the work of some 8,500 doctors from the island in Brazil.

Estimates indicate that 29 million Brazilians will be left without medical assistance after the partnership’s interruption. Thus, these bodies have requested a revision of the position taken by the new government, which has announced its intention to make…

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The world says “No!” to the blockade and Trump’s amendments

November 2, 2018

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Source:  Granma
November 1, 2018

Author: Granma International news | informacion@granma.cu

At 12:20 pm, in the United Nations General Assembly, the international community once again almost unanimously condemned the U.S. blockade of Cuba, voting 189 in favor of the Cuban resolution, two against (U.S. and Israel), with no abstentions.

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At 12:20pm, in the United Nations General Assembly, the international community once again almost unanimously condemned the U.S. blockade of Cuba, voting 189 in favor of the Cuban resolution, two against (U.S. and Israel), with no abstentions.

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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
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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

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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

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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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Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez addresses the UN General Assembly

September 29, 2018

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President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez addresses the UN General Assembly Photo: Cubadebate

Madam President:

Mister Secretary-General:

It is impossible to be here, speak from this rostrum on behalf of Cuba, and not recall historic moments of the General Assembly which are also part of our dearest memories: Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raúl Castro and the “Chancellor of Dignity”, Raúl Roa, just to mention the most significant, have brought here not only the voice of our people but also the voice of other Latin American and Caribbean, African, Asian, non-aligned peoples, with whom we have shared more than half a century of struggles for a fair international order, which is still far off being attained.

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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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