Sinister means of sedition – Kiev, Caracas, and Managua

Sinister means of sedition
The images say it all, they are the same aggressors. If we look at photos taken in three places – Kiev, Caracas, and Managua – we will find many coincidences

Author: Raúl Antonio Capote | informacion@granmai.cu
july 4, 2018 16:07:28

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The terrorists not only use the same means and tactics, but also share an identical appearance. This photo was taken in Ukraine. Photo: Granma Archives
Faced with the rise in Latin America of progressive movements in the late 1990s, and the possible rise to power of leftist governments – such as that of Venezuela in 1999 – the United States government, in alliance with the most reactionary forces of the American continent and Europe, posed the urgent need to produce leaders of a new type, based on an extensive scholarship program to train the ringleaders of the backlash and to “plant” their supporters in Latin American universities.

The strategy of U.S. intelligence services was aimed at bastardizing youth and student movements, converting them into non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to administer resources for sedition from the International Republican Institute (IRI), National Endowment for Democracy (NED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), etc. – subordinating them to these organizations and committing them to increasing levels of violence.

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La injusticia se cierne sobre Correa

La injusticia se cierne sobre Correa
El exmandatario de Ecuador Rafael Correa se pronunció tras la orden de prisión preventiva dictada en su contra por la jueza ecuatoriana Daniela Camacho, debido a su supuesta vinculación con el secuestro del exlegislador Fernando Balda

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Autor: Redacción Internacional | internacionales@granma.cu
7 de julio de 2018 00:07:02

QUITO.–El exmandatario de Ecuador Rafael Correa se pronunció tras la orden de prisión preventiva dictada en su contra por la jueza ecuatoriana Daniela Camacho, debido a su supuesta vinculación con el secuestro del exlegislador Fernando Balda.

Correa ha denunciado en reiteradas ocasiones una persecución en su contra por parte del sistema judicial de su país.

«No es que yo tengo una orden de arresto por la justicia ecuatoriana. Tengo una orden de arresto por la injusticia ecuatoriana. Ecuador no es un Estado de derecho», aseveró Correa en una entrevista a RT.

Asimismo, tildó de «gran ridiculez» la acción que pretende llevar adelante el sistema judicial ecuatoriano en su contra, que no tiene ninguna perspectiva de éxito a nivel internacional.

«Tengo esperanzas de que Interpol rechace esta alerta, por lo evidentemente político del caso», expresó sobre la orden dictada en la audiencia donde se debía revisar la medida cautelar sobre dicha acción.

La detención preventiva es ordenada luego de que Correa no acudiera este lunes a la sede de la Corte Nacional de Justicia en Quito, para iniciar su ciclo de presentaciones quincenales, como indicaba la medida cautelar de Camacho establecida el 18 de junio.

En su lugar, se presentó en la sede del Consulado de Ecuador en Bélgica, país donde reside desde el año pasado.

La auditoría de la deuda pública interna y externa, la preventa petrolera a Petrochina, y lo más reciente, la supuesta vinculación del exmandatario en el secuestro del exasambleísta opositor Fernando Balda en el 2012, son algunos de los procesos que se han pretendido imponer.

Miles de ecuatorianos han demostrado su inconformidad ante estas medidas mediante una marcha multitudinaria el pasado jueves, que tuvo como escenario el centro histórico de Quito, en apoyo a Rafael Correa.

Presidentes, líderes sociales, intelectuales de todo el mundo han tomado parte, incluso desde las redes sociales, para respaldar a Correa.

En su cuenta personal en Twitter, el presidente del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Evo Morales, expresó: «Rechazamos la solicitud de la Fiscalía de Ecuador de prisión preventiva contra el expresidente de ese país. Denunciamos la politización de la justicia ecuatoriana y la injerencia de EE. UU. con la intención de encarcelar a un inocente».

Asimismo el presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, señalaba: «Primero Cristina. Luego Lula. Ahora Rafael Correa. Cese a la persecución contra los líderes auténticos de nuestra América. La Revolución Bolivariana se solidariza con el pueblo de Ecuador».

El líder del Partido de los Trabajadores, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, preso desde abril pasado por presuntos cargos de corrupción, también manifestó su solidaridad con Correa y dijo: «Tengo la seguridad de que la Justicia finalmente triunfará y nuestros pueblos decidirán democráticamente el futuro de nuestros países y de América Latina».

Díaz-Canel meets Jamaican Prime Minister and President of Haiti

 

Díaz-Canel meets Jamaican Prime Minister and President of Haiti
Confirmed in both meetings was the excellent state of relations shared by these Caribbean neighbors

Author: Leticia Martínez Hernández | internet@granma.cu
july 6, 2018 14:07:05

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President Diaz-Canel with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Photo: Estudios Revolución
MONTEGO BAY.— The first activity undertaken by Cuba’s President here was his official welcome by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in the city’s Convention Center.

During the meeting, Holnees ─ who is now assuming the pro tempore presidency of Caricom – congratulated Díaz-Canel for his recent election as President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers; thanked Cuba for its solidarity with other Caribbean nations; and in the name of all leaders in Jamaica for the Caricom Conference, said he was pleased by the visit.

Díaz-Canel thanked the Jamaican leader for the warm welcome and the hospitality shown the Cuban delegation, recalling the historical and human closeness shared by the two countries, beyond geography, reaffirming Cuba’s gratitude for the “brave and audacious” gesture made by Jamaica in 1972, along with Barbados, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago, to establish diplomatic relations with revolutionary Cuba, despite pressure from the United States.

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President Diaz-Canel with Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Photo: Estudios Revolución
Following this meeting, Díaz-Canel met with Haitian President Jovenel Moise ─ exiting pro tempore president of Caricom ─ to discuss collaborative projects underway in water distribution and airport modernization, as well as scholarships for Haitian students to attend Cuban universities.

Raúl receives Vice President of Korean Labor Party

Raúl receives Vice President of Korean Labor Party
During the amicable meeting, the traditional ties of friendship and excellent diplomatic relations shared by the peoples of the Democratic Republic of Korea and Cuba were reaffirmed
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
july 6, 2018 08:07:01

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Photo: Estudio Revolución
The first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, yesterday afternoon, July 5, received the Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Korea’s Labor Party, Ri Su Yong, who conveyed greetings from the party’s president, Kim Yong Un. During the amicable meeting, the traditional ties of friendship and excellent diplomatic relations shared by the two peoples, parties, and governments were reaffirmed.

Cuba reafirma apoyo a causa palestina

Cuba reafirma apoyo a causa palestina
La nación caribeña reafirmó en Ginebra el apoyo irrestricto a una solución amplia, justa y duradera para el conflicto israelo-palestino
Autor: Cubaminrex | internet@granma.cu
4 de julio de 2018 10:07:45

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Fotos: Tomada del Internet, Por JAIMEM

El caso de Palestina, con sus frecuentes víctimas y agresiones a su soberanía, constituye un punto permanente en la agenda del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la onu, aunque no sea noticia de los principales medios de comunicación a nivel mundial todos los días.
Por ello Cuba, que ha estado vinculada a la Organización de Naciones Unidas (onu) desde su fundación en 1945, no deja de aportar para que el organismo avance hacia una verdadera asociación capaz de articular políticas y armonizar esfuerzos en la búsqueda de objetivos comunes de los países que la integran.
Así quedó evidenciado durante las sesiones del 38 periodo ordinario de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos, cuando el embajador del país caribeño, Pedro Luis Pedroso, se refirió a una de las causas más dramáticas del globo: la lucha de Palestina por su integridad territorial.
Para que esta llegue a su esperado cauce, dijo Pedroso, «debe basarse en la creación de dos estados, y permitir a los palestinos el derecho a la libre determinación y a disponer de un Estado independiente y soberano en las fronteras anteriores a 1967, con Jerusalén Oriental como su capital».

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Centenary of the birth of Mandela

Centenary of the birth of Mandela and graduation of South African students celebrated in Cuba
This Wednesday, July 4, saw activities to mark the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and celebrate the historic ties that unite Cuba and South Africa

Author: Darcy Borrero Batista | informacion@granma.cu
july 5, 2018 09:07:49

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Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro featured in the documentary that initiated the cultural and political act to mark the centenary of Mandela’s birth. Photo: AP
With the screening of a documentary that traces the shared history of South Africa and Cuba, featuring footage of meetings between Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro, a political-cultural act began this Wednesday afternoon, to mark the centenary of the birth of the renowned leader of the struggle against apartheid.

The act to commemorate Mandela’s legacy was held in the town of Cojímar, with the presence of South African students who recently graduated as doctors on the island, and leaders such as Salvador Valdés Mesa, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers; Roberto Morales Ojeda, member of the Party Political Bureau and minister of Public Health; José Ramón Balaguer, member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Teresita González Fraga; and Alfredo González Lorenzo, deputy minister of Public Health.

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Nicaragua, unraveling a plot

Nicaragua, unraveling a plot

Nicaragua, unraveling a plot
The United States’ National Endowment for Democracy distributed some 4.2 million dollars in Nicaragua, between 2014 and 2017, to train “new leaders” to overthrow the Sandinista government
Author: Francisco Arias Fernández | internet@granma.cu
june 29, 2018 15:06:41

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Photo: Granma

AS early as 2016, talk of war against Nicaragua could again be heard in Miami, at a time when the streets of this nation were a regional example of security, peace, and prosperity, where a hardworking, tranquil people proudly enjoyed the social and economic advances achieved by the Sandinista government, that had established a national consensus, in the wake of one of the worst interventions carried out by the United States in Central America.
With no justification whatsoever – when the news from Nicaragua around the world was about a proposed inter-oceanic canal that would boost the economy and impact global navigation – Congress members who make a living off the U.S. war against Cuba and Venezuela were mounting efforts to reverse the prosperity and calm that reigned in the land of Augusto César Sandino.
Congress members, first in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, introduced a bill to create obstacles to the awarding of international loans to Nicaragua, hamper foreign investment, and put a brake on socio-economic development in the country. This imperialist punishment, cooked up by the worst of the anti-Cuban mafia in 2015, set in motion the fabrication of a pretext regarding the alleged lack of democracy, justified as a way to “guarantee electoral transparency and fight corruption.” The result of this initial maneuver was the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017 (NICA Act).
Ileana Ros, Albio Sires, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz, and others, among the most reactionary legislators in Congress from South Florida, Texas, and New Jersey, are again attempting to reinvent the Contras and get rid of the Sandinista government, which has repeatedly shown at the polls that it enjoys the people’s majority support.

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El Cobre greets Cuban President Díaz-Canel

A patriotic, renovated El Cobre greets Díaz-Canel
The Cuban President appreciated the social transformations evident in the town and continued his tour of Santiago de Cuba with stops at sites of economic importance
Author: Eduardo Palomares Calderón | palomares@granma.cu
june 22, 2018 10:06:36

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Photo: Estudio Revolución
SANTIAGO DE CUBA.–Residents enthusiastically welcomed the President yesterday, during his visit to the internationally known community of El Cobre, with more than 18,400 inhabitants, 22 kilometers from the provincial capital.
Díaz-Canel’s first stop – accompanied by members of the Central Committee Lázaro Expósito Canto and Beatriz ¬Johnson Urrutia, Party first secretary in the province and president of the Provincial Assembly of People’s Power, respectively – was the new hotel under construction here.
Tourism Ministry authorities and the construction company Emprestur, explained that the facility, to be completed next July, is projected as a four-star hotel, with 74 rooms.
The group, joined by Culture Minister Abel Prieto toured a new movie theater and internet navigation wifi site; heard about renovation efforts in the town from local authorities; and enjoyed brief performances by the professional and children’s steel bands at their recently established headquarters on the town’s central boulevard. At each site, the President inquired about the quality of work done.

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Under the noonday sun, crowds gathered on sidewalks to send greetings to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, and express respect and affection for the new President. Upon his departure, Diaz-Canel stopped again at a park to talk with residents.
Later in the day, Díaz-Canel visited two soy oil processing facilities, inaugurated by Commandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, October 24, 2001, and now undergoing a 20 million pesos renovation, to increase capacity and improve quality.
To close the day, the President met with students at the University of Oriente and the provincial medical school, joined by Minister of Higher Education José Ramón Saborido Loidi. Some 20 students took the floor to share opinions on their academic programs, the university’s links with the population, and interaction with provincial authorities.
Díaz-Canel concluded noting, “This is a province of constant renewal. Here you always see new things, as Army General Raúl Castro saw. And what is most significant is the united participation of everyone in Santiago in these projects, of which you are so proud.”

Puerto Rico’s inalienable right independence

Puerto Rico’s inalienable right to self-determination and independence reiterated in the UN
This Monday saw a session of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, and the approval of a draft resolution that would call upon the U.S. to facilitate the island’s self‑determination

Author: International news staff | informacion@granma.cu
june 19, 2018 09:06:10

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New York hosted the UN Special Committee on Decolonization session. Photo: Prensa Latina

The UN Special Committee on Decolonization reiterated Monday, June 18, Puerto Rico’s inalienable right to self-determination and independence, in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 1514, on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples.

In a draft resolution adopted by consensus, the Special Committee once again urged the United States to assume the responsibility of promoting a process that allows Puerto Rico to take sovereign decisions to address its urgent economic and social needs.

Promoted by Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Ecuador, Russia and Syria, the text was added to the 36 resolutions and decisions on Puerto Rico adopted by the Committee since 1972.

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The Federation of Cuban Women remembered Vilma Espín

Vilma’s struggles more necessary than ever
The Federation of Cuban Women remembered Vilma Espín yesterday, June 18, 11 years after her death, and 25 since she participated in the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna

Author: Alejandra García | internet@granma.cu
Author: Eduardo Palomares | informacion@granmai.cu
june 19, 2018 09:06:24

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Photo: Endrys Correa Vaillant
Equality, condemnation of gender violence, and recognition of the rights of women have been the topic of debate and struggle for decades, in which Cuba, with the leadership of Vilma Espín, has played a leading role, members of the Federation of Cuba Women (FMC) recalled yesterday, during a press conference.

During the Vienna World Conference, held June 14-25, 1993, the issue of violence against women was addressed for the first time at this level, with the notable participation of Vilma and other FMC members.

“In this conference, it was recognized that all rights are universal, indivisible, and interdependent, related to each other, and thus this was made explicit in the Vienna Declaration and Action Plan,” explained Yamila González Ferrer, vice president of the Union of Cuba Jurists and member of the FMC National Committee.

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