Ernesto Che Guevara: His path to making history in the Americas

Ernesto Che Guevara: His path to making history in the Americas
A necessary historical, biographical, military atlas
Author: Mireya Castañeda | internet@granma.cu
march 22, 2017 09:03:22

f0016619

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Atlas histórico, biogra?fico y militar Ernesto Guevara, by authors Reinaldo Espinosa Goitizolo and Guillermo Grau Guardarrama.

THE figure of Ernesto Che Guevara awakens great passions and has become a symbol of universal appeal. One of his portraits, from the lens of Alberto Korda, is one the world’s most reproduced images.
This year, the tragic date of October 9 seems even more piercing: 50 years since his assassination in La Higuera, Bolivia. Despite the dozens of books written about Che, the search for information leads inevitably to the Atlas histórico, biográfico y militar Ernesto Guevara, by authors Reinaldo Espinosa Goitizolo and Guillermo Grau Guardarrama, published in Havana, in 1990, by the Pueblo y Educación house, with the support of the Cuban Institute of Geodesy and Cartography.

Continue reading

Small business in Cuba

After five years of efforts to update the economy, the private sector – including the self-employed, small businesses, and cooperatives – has grown exponentially, while state enterprises providing the economy’s basic foundation have been strengthened
Author: Katheryn Felipe González | informacion@granma.cu
march 16, 2017 12:03:08

images-2

 

 

 

 

 

Private sector Cuban Sandwich assembly line

When in April of 2011, the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba approved the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines of the Party and the Revolution, the country began a definitive process of updating its economic model, which, as was recognized at the time, would lead to significant changes over the following five years.
To conduct a review before getting to the heart of the matter, let us recall that the Guidelines established that the economic system would continue to be based on the entire people’s socialist ownership of the fundamental means of production, governed by the principle that distribution (also socialist) would be based on “from each according to their capacity, to each according to their work.” Of course, the possibility of obstacles and contradictions in the Guidelines’ implementation was acknowledged.

Continue reading

DAMAGE BY HURRICANE MATTHEW

DAMAGE BY HURRICANE MATTHEW
Venezuela continues to support recovery efforts
Cuba received a shipment of materials and equipment s ent by the Venezuelan government to help with reconstruction of the River Toa bridge
Author: Germán Veloz Placencia | german@granma.cu
february 24, 2017 09:02:23

f0016307

 

 

 

 

 

Venezuelan aid to help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Matthew, arrives to the port of Moa. Photo: Juan Pablo Carreras Vidal Photo: Juan Pablo Carreras

Moa, Holguín.– A shipment of materials and equipment sent by the Venezuelan government to help with reconstruction of the River Toa
bridge, in the municipality of Baracoa, Guantánamo province, arrived at this city’s port yesterday, February 23.
This first or four shipments was transported by the Bolivarian Navy’s AB Esequibo Tango 62 vessel; with Capitan Henry Javier Gamarra in command. The journey took six days from the port of La Guaira in the Venezuelan state of Vargas, to Moa’s Raúl Díaz-Argüelles docks.
On arrival the Venezuelan official noted that 444 tons of humanitarian aid, including metal rods, piping, and vehicles, among other resources, was being delivered on the orders of Commander in Chief of the Bolivarian Armed Forces, President Nicolás Maduro.
This shipment, he stated, come with great revolutionary sentiment, contributing to the consolidation of relations between two sister nations, as envisioned by Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro, two men who, with their struggles for freedom, continue to impact world history.
Luis Rodríguez, a deputy to the Cuban Parliament and President of the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power in Baracoa, thanked the Venezuelan government, Navy, and people for the gesture, and emphasized the importance of rebuilding the bridge over the River Toa for the economic and social development of the area.
Also participating in the welcome ceremony was Roberto Acosta Delgado, a member of the Party Provincial Committee in Holguín and first secretary of the organization in Moa, in addition to other political leaders and figures from the region.

The Cuban government’s response to OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro

Cuban resistance to external provocation highlighted
The Cuban government’s response to OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro Lemes’ intention to travel to Havana, in order to receive a “prize” invented by an illegal grouplet, was met with various reactions from around the world
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
february 24, 2017 14:02:38

f0016321

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Quintana Roo
The Cuban government’s response to OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro Lemes’ intention to travel to Havana, in order to receive a “prize” invented by an illegal grouplet, was met with various reactions from around the world.
Also implicated in the scheme were former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, and Chile’s ex Minister of Education, Mariana Aylwin.
In Bolivia, President Evo Morales expressed his admiration for the Cuban people who prevented imperialist intervention in their country and frustrated a provocative scheme hatched by right wing organizations in the region.
“Thank you for upholding the dignity of the people of Latin America,” wrote the Bolivian leader on his Twitter account.
Meanwhile Nicaragua’s Friends of Cuba Association (AAC) condemned the actions intended to provoke the country, describing them as vicious.
We consider preposterous the plan to try and violate Cuba’s sovereignty under the ridiculous pretense of awarding Almagro a prize, noted the AAC in a statement cited by Prensa Latina.
The text also read: “Not satisfied with discrediting the Cuban government or with committing any kind of vile act against the Cuban people, they now wish to enter Cuban territory to honor an enemy of the people.”

Continue reading

Anti-Cuban provocation fails, Declaration by Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations

Anti-Cuban provocation fails

Declaration by Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations
Author: MINREX | internet@granma.cu
February 23, 2017 12:02:39

declaraciones_cubaminrex_amelia_31_07_2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Molina, Vladimir Photo: MINREX
Over the last few weeks, international media have reported the intention of OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro Lemes to travel to Havana, in order to receive a “prize” invented by an illegal grouplet, which operates in concert with the ultra-right wing Foundation for Pan American Democracy, created in the days of the 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama, to channel efforts and resources in opposition to legitimate, independent governments in Our America.

The plan, plotted during several trips to Washington and other capitals of the region, consisted of mounting a serious, open provocation against the Cuban government in Havana, generating internal instability, damaging the country’s international image, and at the same time, affecting the positive development of Cuba’s diplomatic relations with other states. Perhaps some calculated poorly and thought that Cuba would sacrifice its fundamental principles to maintain appearances.

Continue reading

HURRICANE MATTHEW IN GUANTÁNAMO

HURRICANE MATTHEW IN GUANTÁNAMO
Unicef praises recovery efforts
Unicef program coordinator, Victoria Colamarco highlighted the impact of recovery efforts undertaken by the people of Guantánamo, together with national and international support, following Hurricane Matthew
Author: Jorge Luis Merencio Cautín | merencio@granma.cu
february 23, 2017 11:02:17

is-2

 

 

 

 

 

Guantánamo residents affected by Hurricane Matthew have benefited from donations by various UN bodies.
Guantánamo.– On February 22, Unicef program coordinator, Victoria Colamarco highlighted the impact of recovery efforts undertaken by the people of Guantánamo, together with national and international support, following Hurricane Matthew.
The UN representative also emphasized the impact of donations benefiting both children and communities in affected regions; noting the gratitude expressed by recipients.
The Unicef official went on to state that fund-raising actions to support recovery efforts in Guantánamo will continue.
Colamarco led a delegation of Unicef representatives in Cuba who visited areas affected by the hurricane, in order to strengthen coordination efforts with local governments and follow-up on the distribution of resources donated to the four most severely affected municipalities.

Continue reading

Cutting edge pharmaceutical production and scientific research in Cuba

Cutting edge pharmaceutical production and scientific research in Cuba
To supervise clinical evaluations required to register patents, and distribute pharmaceuticals and biotechnology produced in Cuba, the National Clinical Trials Coordinating Center was established in 1991, and has been involved in more than 150 such projects over the years
Author: Nuria Barbosa León | internet@granma.cu
Author: Joaquín Rivery Tur | rivery@granma.cu
february 14, 2017 17:02:21

Director Carlos Manuel García noted that the National Clinical Trials Coordinating Center has expert staff in all provinces.

a024bfe4-f07c-4c0b-9e46-35a657a7e5a7

 

 

 

 

 

The Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center.

Photo: Orfilio Pelaez

Browsing the web reveals an extraordinary number of sites citing the strength of Cuba’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, along with the number of countries purchasing Cuban products for their populations. Yet the corporate media makes little mention of this accomplishment.
Among the country’s most important, latest-generation medications is Heberprot P, used by more than 225,000 patients in many countries to treat diabetic foot ulcers and avoid a large percentage of amputations. It is currently administered via nano-capsules, making the drug’s anti-microbial impact very effective.

Continue reading

The first Cuban-made computer

Cuban style laptops and tablets
The country’s first computer factory is able to produce up to 500 devices per day, which will initially be destined for the wholesale market, supplying state institutions and organizations affiliated with Central State Administration
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
january 19, 2017 14:01:33

f0015851

 

 

 

 

Foto: Roberto Suárez
If the creation of the first Cuban-made computer (CID-201), was a genuine technological achievement which opened new pathways on the road to the development of information technology in the country during the 1970s, then the inauguration, at the end of last year, of a factory producing portable tablets and computers, is a clear demonstration of the encouraging prospects in this sphere.
The first sixth generation Core i3, Celeron and Core i5 laptops will be ready this month; as well as eight and ten inch tablets, which will initially be destined for the wholesale market in order to supply state institutions and organizations affiliated with Central State Administration, representing a step forward in efforts to continue expanding the computerization of Cuban society, in accordance with the country’s financial possibilities.
René Cano Díaz, director general of the Informatics, Communications and Electronics Industrial Enterprise (Gedeme), leading the project, explained that the whole process was completed in less than four months, including the installation of the production line and training personnel responsible for assembling the devices.
He added that the new project is a collaborative initiative with the Chinese company Haier, which is providing technology, equipment, know-how, quality control laboratories and staff training, as well as the raw materials for production.

Continue reading

OSCAR LÓPEZ RIVERA’S SENTENCE COMMUTED

OSCAR LÓPEZ RIVERA’S SENTENCE COMMUTED

Justice served after 35 years
After serving 35 years in jail in the United States, Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera’s sentence is set to expire on May 13, 2017, after it was commuted by President Barack Obama, yesterday, January 17

Author: International news staff | informacion@granma.cu
january 18, 2017 12:01:51

f0015833

The prison sentence of Puerto Rican independence fighter, Oscar López Rivera, who has spent the last 35 years in prison in the United States, will expire on May 17, after it was commuted by President Barack Obama, on January 17, according to media outlets citing a Whitehouse source.

Photo: Granma

A commutation or offer of clemency is the reduction of a prison sentence, either totally or partially; while a pardon represents complete or partial remission of a sentence issued by a court of law.

According to Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día, both commutations and pardons can be granted by the President or ruler of a country.

Obama also announced the commutation of another 208 sentences, including that of Chelsea (Bradley) Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst. Manning was convicted in 2010 of leaking thousands of documents related to U.S. military and diplomatic activities around the world, via WikiLeaks.

Continue reading

Defending the Cuban Revolution