Aggression against U.S. diplomats in Havana: Unfounded and implausible

October 6, 2017

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Source:  Granma
October 5 2017

No credible explanation exists for the various symptoms described by U.S. diplomatic staff, and experts deny the relevance of the laws of physics evoked in some of the theories presented.

by: Sergio Alejandro Gómez | internet@granma.cu

unfounded and implausible.jpgThe strange story of U.S. diplomats suffering hearing loss and other damage to their health, while working in Cuba burst into the media this past August. The first of the alleged incidents goes back to November of 2016, and the most recent supposedly occurred just a few weeks ago.

Nevertheless, to date no credible explanation exists for the various symptoms described, and experts deny the relevance of the laws of physics evoked in some of the hypotheses presented.

The case, that appears to have been extracted from a spy novel, is being taken very seriously in Havana.

No evidence

As directed by the highest level of government, Cuban authorities…

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Cuba has never perpetrated, nor will it ever perpetrate attacks of any sort against diplomatic officials or their relatives, without any exception

October 4, 2017

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Source:  Granma
October 3 2017

by Cubaminrex | internet@granma.cu

minrex cuba.jpgStatement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba in response to recent measures taken by the Trump administration following incidents involving U.S. diplomatic personnel in Havana

Photo: Cubaminrex

On September 29, 2017, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the decision to significantly downscale the diplomatic staff of the US embassy in Havana and withdraw all their relatives, claiming that there had been “attacks” perpetrated against US Government officials in Cuba which have harmed their health.
Once again, on October 3, the US Government, in an unwarranted act, decided that 15 officials of the Cuban Embassy in Washington should depart from the United States, claiming that the US had reduced their diplomatic staffing levels in Havana and that the Cuban Government had failed to take all appropriate steps to prevent “attacks” against them.

Decisions not supported…

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Cuban gov’t offers electrical workers to Puerto Rico

October 2, 2017

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Source:  The Militant/ Cubadebate

The Cuban government has offered to send four brigades of electrical workers and a fully equipped mobile hospital with 39 doctors to help in rebuilding Puerto Rico after the U.S. colony was battered by hurricanes Irma and Maria, CubaDebate reported Sept. 25.

Fernando González Llort 4.jpgIf the U.S. government “allows us, we will be there to give a hand in whatever is necessary,” said Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples, at a meeting in Havana Sept. 23 to commemorate Grito de Lares and support Puerto Rico’s right to independence. That’s the date of the 1868 uprising by Puerto Ricans against Spanish colonialism.

Edwin González Vázquez.jpg“We are eternally thankful for this gesture from our Cuban friends who — in the middle of adverse circumstances and everything they are doing to recover from the effects they suffered with the passage of Hurricane Irma — have once…

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57 Countries Express Support to Venezuela at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

October 1, 2017

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Source: TeleSUR
September 28 2017

57 countries.jpgThe Venezuelan ambassador in the United Nations Human Rights Council
speaks for sovereignty and against interference. | Photo: teleSUR

Over 50 countries around the world expressed support for the constitutional government of Venezuela against foreign threats.

During the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday, 57 countries signed an expression of support of respect for the sovereignty and independence of Venezuela.

RELATED: Venezuelan Delegation Travels to Dominican Republic for Peace Dialogue

Pedro Luis Pedroso.jpg“We condemn any action that disturbs peace, tranquility, and democratic stability… and that threatens sovereignty, including the recent threats of a possible foreign military intervention,” the jointly signed document read, that was read by Cuba’s ambassador to the Council, Pedro Luis Pedroso.

The nations, among whom are Cuba, China, Bolivia, Russia, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Libya, Ecuador, Vietnam, South Africa, and Iran, expressed their “support for the constitutional government…

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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,  | internet@granma.cu
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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STATEMENT BY H.E. Mr. BRUNO RODRÍGUEZ PARRILLA, MINISTER OF

FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, AT THE SEVENTY SECOND SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY. NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017.

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 en Resumen

Tomado de Cubadebate.

Comenzó en toda Cuba la nominación de candidatos a delegados a las Asambleas Municipales del Poder Popular este lunes, 4 de septiembre .

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