Cuba in the empire’s geopolitics

Cuba in the empire’s geopolitics
Regardless of who becomes President of the United States, the solution to the U.S.-Cuba conflict will only be possible when the empire recognizes that our island is a free, sovereign and independent nation

Jorge Casals Llanooctober 20, 2020 10:10:57

After 1959, U.S. policy toward Cuba took a hostile turn, regardless of the party that ran the government.
Although geopolitics as a field was not born until the end of the 19th century and the early 20th, in Europe, beginning with its ” crusades” and “discoveries,” and the conquest later, capitalism and the European kingdoms expanded, taking over more and more territory, which they appropriated by brutal force, in the name of God, from the people living there.

Along the same lines, but this time for purely “religious” reasons, the Mayflower pilgrims reached what is now Virginia, in the Anno Domini of 1620, the date recorded in history as the birth of a nation. Ten years later, a missionary would affirm that, by a special design of heaven, if the natives acted unjustly, the newcomers would have the right to legally wage war and subdue them.

Then the great property owners, slave holders and traders, gave themselves a Constitution that would create a republic, a government and institutions capable of serving those who held the wealth; that expanded their power stealing and massacring the native population and those they enslaved under the disguise of a model of democracy, adopting a name that explicitly expressed its destiny: the United States of America.

By 1845, the “divine mandate” bequeathed from the days of the Mayflower, would include the idea of Manifest Destiny for the country born in 1787, which did not include among its citizens either Indians, or slaves, the poor, or women, but assumed the right, the obligation, to expand, to bring freedom and progress to the entire continent, as a New York magazine columnist would affirm at the time, to become a symbol and a principle repeated generation after generation, to this very day. Continue reading Cuba in the empire’s geopolitics

Presenta cartas credenciales nuevo Representante Permanente de Cuba ante Naciones Unidas

Presenta cartas credenciales nuevo Representante Permanente de Cuba ante Naciones Unidas en Nueva York
Nueva York, 16 de octubre de 2020. En ceremonia virtual, debido a las condiciones de trabajo que ha impuesto la pandemia de la COVID-19 en la sede de la ONU, presentó hoy sus cartas credenciales el nuevo Representante Permanente de Cuba ante las Naciones Unidas, Embajador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta.
Pedroso Cuesta es graduado del Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales “Raúl Roa García” (1987); y Master en Defensa Nacional.

Ha sido miembro de las delegaciones cubanas a distintos períodos de sesiones de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas, a múltiples reuniones y Conferencias Internacionales, entre las que se encuentran las Conferencia de Naciones Unidas sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo y sobre los Pequeños Estados Insulares en Desarrollo. Tuvo una amplia participación en las negociaciones sobre cambio climático.
Se ha desempeñado también, como Subdirector de Asuntos Multilaterales y como Director General de Asuntos Multilaterales y Derecho Internacional de la Cancillería cubana.
Ha cumplido misión permanente como Embajador de Cuba en la República de Kenya y Representante Permanente ante el Programa delas Naciones Unidas sobre Medio Ambiente y UN-HABITAT.
En el momento de su nombramiento ejercía como Representante Permanente de la República de Cuba ante la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas en Ginebra y otros Organismos Internacionales, con el rango de Embajador.
(Cubaminrex- Misión Permanente de Cuba ante Naciones Unidas)

Cuba elected to Human Rights Council by 88% of UN Members

Cuba elected to Human Rights Council by 88% of UN Members
This is the fifth time Cuba has been chosen to occupy a seat within this body, among the eight reserved for the Latin American and Caribbean group of member states

Milagros Pichardo Pérezoctober 14, 2020 09:10:20

Photo: Cubaminrex
U.S. manipulation and coercion have once again failed. Their desperate efforts to organize a boycott of the election of Cuba as a member of the UN Human Rights Council went nowhere and Cuba was elected, for the fifth time, yesterday, with the votes of 170 countries, to occupy a seat within this body, among the eight reserved for the Latin American and Caribbean group of member states.

“Despite imperialist lies and distortion, the world recognizes Cuba, admires and respects the country for the firmness of our convictions and example. A resounding victory,” tweeted President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, upholding the humanist work of the Revolution, which has promoted human rights on the basis of its very nature and principles.

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla also took to Twitter to insist, “Cuba’s achievements cannot be overshadowed.”

The support of 88% of UN members states represents a tribute to the self-determination and resistance of the Cuban people in the face of the serious obstacles and threats caused by the unilateral policy of hostility, aggressions and economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States, a flagrant, massive and systematic violation of human rights.

The Foreign Ministry noted on its website that the vote is an expression of recognition by the international community of the significant advances the country has achieved in the enjoyment of human rights and the extensive record of worldwide cooperation, demonstrating, through concrete action, the unequivocal willingness to participate in respectful, frank and open dialogue. Cuba is party to 44 of 61 international human rights instruments, reporting regularly to the UN on our compliance.

Cuba denies news of the alleged release of two abducted Cuban doctors

Cuba denies news of the alleged release of two abducted Cuban doctors
Efforts continue to guarantee the release and safe return to the homeland of our two internationalist health collaborators abducted in Kenya

Author: Digital news staff | informacion@granma.cu
october 7, 2020 14:10:58

Photo: Internet
Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios, general director of Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs department of Press, Communication and Image, denied information that was circulated this morning and been repeated by the press and on digital social media, regarding the alleged release of the two abducted Cuban doctors, Assel Herrera Correa and Landy Rodríguez Hernández.

Fernández stated that government authorities are closely following this issue, which is of great interest to our people, adding that the steps taken and significant efforts made continue, to guarantee the release and safe return to the homeland of our two internationalist health collaborators.

On October 5th, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, communicated through his official Twitter account, that he had held a conversation with his Somali counterpart, Ahmed Isse Awad.

Rodríguez Parrilla thanked the Somali government for its support and work to guarantee the safe return of the two Cuban health professionals, abducted in Kenya on April 12, 2018, and later transported to that nation.

Assel Herrera Correa, a specialist in comprehensive general medicine from Las Tunas, and Landy Rodríguez Hernández, a surgeon from Villa Clara, were in Kenya providing health services as part of the Cuban medical brigade there.

Rodríguez Parrilla additionally emphasized the willingness to strengthen bilateral ties between Cuba and Somalia.

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