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WE CALL ON ALL FRIENDS OF CUBA AND FIGHTERS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE TO GATHER AT THE CUBAN MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO HONOR THE LIFE AND EXAMPLE OF OUR BROTHER, FIDEL CASTRO

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THE GREAT REVOLUTIONARY AND INTERNATIONALIST. THE CHAMPION OF THE OPPRESSED. THE ORGANIZER OF SOLIDARITY.

WHERE:
315 LEXINGTON AVENUE BETWEEN 38th and 39th
STREETS IN MANHATTAN

WHEN:
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4,
12 NOON TO 2:00 PM

TO COINCIDE WITH THE BURIAL OF FIDEL’ S REMAINS IN SANTIAGO DE CUBA AND THE END OF THE NINE DAY MOURNING PERIOD IN CUBA FROM 9:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON, FRIENDS CAN ENTER THE CUBAN MISSION TO SIGN THE CONDOLENCE BOOK FOR FIDEL CASTRO

ALSO
SAVE THE DATE. SAT.JAN. 7TH 2017
CELEBRATION OF FIDEL’S LIFE
INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON A LATER DATE

¡Hasta la victoria siempre! The world bids farewell to a giant of world history / Spanish/Enlgish

 

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Ha nacido una nueva estrella en el firmamento

Los compañeros de Casa de las Américas NY nos
unimos al inmenso dolor del pueblo Cubano,
por el fallecimiento de nuestro querido comandante.
Su ejemplo de lucha revolucionaria nos han de hacer
más fuerte en nuestro empeño en defensa de la revolución
y lograr más temprano que tarde el levantamiento del
criminal bloqueo a nuestra patria Cuba.

A los detractores del querido comandante que hoy
celebran en Miami la muerte de este, decimos que nada
ni nadie podrá empañar tan radiante figura.
Hoy el comandante “se pasea serena y tranquilamente
por la sombra de la muerte.”

A new star has been born in the Universe.

The companions of Casa de Las Améreicas NY
partake in the immense pain of the Cuban people,
due to the death of our beloved commander.
His example of revolutionary struggle makes
us stronger in our efforts to defend the revolution
and to achieve sooner than later, the lifting of the
criminal blockade of our homeland Cuba.

To the detractors of the beloved commander celebrating
his death in Miami today, we tell you that nothing and no
one will be able to tarnish such a radiant figure.

Today the commander “walks serenely and peacefully
through the shadow of death.”

The imperishable example of Fidel

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With the passing of the great revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016 it is first and foremost to the Cuban people that we express our condolences and our solidarity.

Fidel was a product of a profound and rich Cuban and Latin American history, but it must be said that the example and legacy of Fidel belongs in truth to the world. And in particular to the oppressed and exploited overwhelming majority of humanity, in every corner of our Earth.
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Minute by minute: Cuba vs. the blockade, in the United Nations

Minute by minute: Cuba vs. the blockade, the world has the floor
Follow the presentation of Cuba’s resolution in the United Nations calling for an end to the U.S. blockade • Witness international condemnation of this hostile policy.

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Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
october 26, 2016 12:10:04

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12:25.- Final vote: 191 in favor // 2 abstentions // and zero against. For the first time in history, the world unanimously rejects the U.S. blockade against Cuba.

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12:10.- Rodríguez thanked Samantha Power for her touching words regarding the Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola whilst serving on an internationalist mission in West Africa, noting however, that Cuban medical assistance has been hindered by Washington’s financial persecution of the island.

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12:07.- The Cuban Minister highlights the incalculable human losses caused by the blockade; noting that there is not a single Cuban family that has not suffered its effects.

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President Obama issues directive consolidating changes to Cuba policy

On Friday, October 14, U.S. President Barack Obama, issued a presidential policy directive aimed at consolidating changes adopted with regard to Cuba, and making the new policy toward the island irreversible

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Author: Barack Obama | internet@granma.cu
october 14, 2016 10:10:30

On Friday, October 14, U.S.  President Barack Obama issued a presidential policy directive aimed at consolidating changes adopted with regard to Cuba, and making the new policy toward the island irreversible, reports Prensa Latina.
According to the document “Under the new policy, the United States expands and promotes authorized engagements with Cuba to advance cooperation on areas of mutual interest, and increase travel to, commerce with, and the free flow of information to Cuba,” although the over 50-year economic, financial and commercial blockade remains in force.
The text disseminated by the White House notes that “Since the United States announced on December 17, 2014, that it would chart a new course with Cuba, we have re-established diplomatic relations and have made progress toward the normalization of our bilateral relationship,” including the opening of embassies, among other actions.
“This new directive consolidates and builds upon the changes we’ve already made, promotes transparency by being clear about our policy and intentions, and encourages further engagement between our countries and our people,” reads a statement issued the same day by President Obama, regarding the new policy directive.
The cited document continues, “Consistent with this approach, the Departments of Treasury and Commerce issued further regulatory changes today, building on the progress made over the last two years, to continue to facilitate more interaction between the Cuban and American people, including through travel and commercial opportunities.”
According to the U.S. President “These changes are representative of the progress I saw firsthand when I visited Havana,” last March. The new measures announced by the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Commerce, which are set to enter into effect on Monday, October 17, include new avenues for joint cooperation projects in the fields of scientific research, and U.S. imports of Cuban manufactured pharmaceutical products.
Meanwhile, U.S. citizens permitted to travel to the island under the 12 authorized categories will be able to import, for their personal use, unlimited quantities of Cuban rum and cigars in their luggage.
The U.S. agriculture sector will be able to export items such as pesticides or tractors to Cuba; transactions which will no longer require the island to pay in advance and in cash.
The restriction which prevented hundreds of foreign ships which had docked in Cuba from making port in the United States in order to load or unload for a period of 180 days, is also being lifted. The U.S. Department of the Treasury also announced that scholarships for scientific research and religious activities will be made available.
Full text of Presidential Policy Directive available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/14/presidential-policy-directive-united-states-cuba-normalization Full text of President Barack Obama’s statement regarding the Presidential Policy Directive on Cuba available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/14/statement-president-presidential

A political-cultural event was held on October 6, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner

            Cuba will never forget

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez presided the political-cultural event held in Havana’s Lá­zaro Peña Theater to commemorate Victims of State Terrorism Day october 7, 2016 09:10:14

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The political-cultral act was held in Havana’s Lázaro Peña Theater. Photo: Jorge Luis González

A political-cultural event was held on October 6, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner mid-flight off the coast of Barbados, and Victims of State Terrorism Day in the capital’s Lá­zaro Peña Theater.

The encounter – presided by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, a member of the Party Political Bureau and first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers – provided the opportunity to remember and honor those who lost their lives on October 6, 1976.

On behalf of the families of the victims, Wilfredo Pérez Rodríguez called for long awaited justice to be served.

He recounted the long list of terrorist attacks perpetrated against the country since the beginning of the Revolution.

Terrorism didn’t end with the Barbados crime, he noted, but rather the attacks continued against diplomats; bombs were places in tourist areas; Luis Posada Carriles, principle author of the crime, tortured Venezuelans, Nicaraguans; planned the planting of bombs in hotels, one of which killed the young Italian Fabio Di Celmo; and conspired to assassinate Fidel, emphasized Pérez Rodríguez.

For her part, Sucelys Morfa González, first secretary of the Young Communist League (UJC) National Committee, described the Barbados crime as one of the most brutal attacks on the Cuban people.

The authors of the crime and irrefutable evidence linking them to it were immediately discovered and revealed, she noted.

Morfa González also recalled how Fidel, speaking in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, condemned the role played, since 1959, by the U.S. Central Intelligence Service (CIA) in counterrevolutionary subversion, including airplane hijackings; terrorist attacks; sabotage; and destabilization attempts against foreign governments.

She also noted that Posada Ca­rriles walks the streets of Miami publicly expressing his lack of remorse for his crimes, which he would repeat if given the opportunity again, he has said.

Meanwhile, Morfa González concluded by noting that “the youth will never cease to be revolutionaries,” because we are heirs to the legacy of Martí and Fidel, and demand that long awaited justice be served.

Also participating in the act were members of the Party Political Bureau, Central Committee Secretariat, and Councils of State and Ministers, as well as leaders of the Communist Party of Cuba, government, mass organizations, the UJC, and others.

 

 

Hurricane Matthew, Recovery efforts begin in Baracoa

Recovery efforts begin in Baracoa
Brigades from different sectors are arriving in Baracoa to reestablish basic services and begin recovery efforts. The bridge over the River Toa is one of many structures affected by the hurricane, with only 50 of the 200 foot construction remaining

Author: Redacción Nacional | internet@granma.cu
october 6, 2016 09:10:58

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Works are underway in Baraco to restablish basic services as soon as possible. Photo: @labaracoesa
The Ministry of Construction; Etecsa (national telephone service provider); Basic Electricity Enterprise; and Sanitation Services in Baracoa are working to reestablish basic services as soon as possible, according to a post by journalist Arelis Alba Cobas – reporting from the city – on her Twitter account.

The reporter stated that the preparation and transportation of food to evacuation centers has been ensured. However, “new facilities to produce other supplies are needed, as the existing ones collapsed.” Meanwhile a series of generators will be made available to support the handling of meats, she added.

Brigades of electricians from Las Tunas, Camagüey and Guantánamo, as well as other provinces, are set to join recovery efforts in Baracoa, while earth-moving teams from Villa Clara and Gramna are active on the La Farola highway.

Alba Cobas also reported that five brigades are working simultaneously to clear roads and remove debris, noting that authorities have already begun to demolish unsalvageable dwellings.

The bridge over the River Toa is one of many structures affected by the hurricane, with only 50 of the 200 foot construction remaining, noted the reporter.

Campesino Congress in Arms: the birth of the agrarian Revolution

Campesino Congress in Arms: the birth of the agrarian Revolution
On the morning of September 21, 1958 a transcendental event featuring over 200 delegates, was inaugurated
Author: Pedro Antonio García | internet@granma.cu
september 21, 2016 17:09:54

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Raúl Castro speaking during the First Campesino Congress in Arms, accompanied by Vilma Espín (seated behind him), Rebel soldiers and campesinos. Photo: Archive
Before 1959 Soledad de Mayarí Arriba was a place forgotten by those who governed in Cuba. A truck, in 1958, would have a difficulty accessing the area, and often need help to make its way out of the tricky terrain. A cock fighting ring and a bar with an adjacent dancehall were the only facilities there. Sick people would have to be carried on foot in hammocks to receive medical attention in La Prueba, located close to Alto Songo, some 40 kilometers away; some dying along the way.
When the Second Front, led by then Commander Raúl Castro Ruz, established itself in the region, the first Revolutionary Campesino Committees (CRC) were created, based on the experience of the Rebel Army in the Sierra Maes­tra, with a secretary as leader, and civil and military delegate. These committees, in addition to maintaining order in their respective areas, were responsible for gathering supplies and information for the guerillas. Expanding its activities, the directorate of the Second Front created the Agrarian Bureau, a body which would function as a link between the masses and Rebel Army military commanders.

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Rally at Cuban Mission, End the Blockade Now ! Pictures

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Defending the Cuban Revolution