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The Cuban reiterates its determination to confront U.S. aggressive

The Cuban Revolution reiterates its resolute determination to confront the aggressive U.S. escalation, and prevail
Today, April 17, is the anniversary of the United State’s 1961 military invasion at Playa Girón. The Cuban people’s resolute response in defense of the Revolution and socialism, within only 72 hours, produced the first military defeat of imperialism in America
Granma April 18, 2019 13:04:42

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Revolutionary Government Declaration
Today, April 17, is the anniversary of the launching of the United State’s 1961 military invasion at Playa Girón. (Bay of Pigs) The Cuban people’s resolute response in defense of the Revolution and socialism, within only 72 hours, produced the first military defeat of imperialism in America.
Strangely, the date was chosen by the current U.S. government to announce new aggressive measures against Cuba and to reinforce their implementation of the Monroe Doctrine.
The Revolutionary Government rejects, in the strongest terms possible, the decision to now allow action to be taken in U.S. courts against Cuban and foreign entities, and to aggravate impediments to entering the United States faced by leaders and families of companies that legitimately invest in Cuba, in properties that were nationalized. These are actions established in the Helms-Burton Ac,t which was denounced long ago by the international community, and which the Cuban nation has repudiated since its promulgation and implementation in 1996, with the fundamental goal of imposing colonial tutelage on our country. Continue reading

Let’s talk Cuban about the Helms-Burton

Let’s talk Cuban about the Helms-Burton
This law is the U.S. government’s basic tool, wielded against Cuba with the goal of returning our people to colonial dependence

Raúl Antonio Capoteapril 17, 2019 10:04:43

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The Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act is a vengeful monstrosity that is aimed at breaking the soul of Cuba, through whatever bloodletting is needed, causing an immense shock to leave us prostrate forever. The goal is the extermination of a nation.

Let’s imagine two hypothetical scenarios, impossible for those of us who have confidence in our ability to resist and our people’s courage.

First: The imperialist enemy and its allies, making use of their military might, manage to occupy most of the country and establish a transitional government, after proclaiming the end of the Revolution.

Second: The division, deceit, and discouragement sown by the enemy, the betrayal, force us to “let the sword fall,” as in 1878, a Baraguá cannot be ruled out. A transitional government is established and U.S. troops occupy the country to guarantee the arrival of “humanitarian aid.” Continue reading

Assel Herrera and Landy Rodríguez Cuban doctors abducted in Kenya

Díaz-Canel: Cuba is making every effort to secure the safe return of Assel and Landy
Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, tweeted that Cuba is working tirelessly for the safe return of Assel (Herrera) and Landy (Rodríguez), Cuban doctors abducted in Kenya, this past Friday

Author: Leidys Maria Labrador Herrera | internet@granma.cu
Author: Ángel Freddy Pérez Cabrera | freddy@granma.cu
april 15, 2019 09:04:31

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“Cuba is working tirelessly for the safe return of Assel (Herrera) and Landy (Rodríguez), our doctors abducted in Kenya,” stated Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, on his Twitter account, adding, “We share the certainty, with them and their loved ones, that their humanitarian mission will be respected and recognized. We believe in the power of solidarity.”
Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla likewise tweeted, “I held a telephone conversation with the Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mónica Juma. We discussed the abduction of the two Cuban doctors and actions being taken by the government of this country given the unfortunate incident.”
On both of these Twitter accounts, it was made clear that other Cuban doctors are safe and fully informed of every step being taken to rescue their two colleagues.
Assel Herrera Correa is a specialist in Comprehensive General medicine from the province of Las Tunas and Landy Rodríguez Hernández, from Villa Clara, is a surgeon. Continue reading

The New Constitution of the Republic of Cuba

LIVE: Second Extraordinary Session of the Ninth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power
With the presence of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee; and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers; and other authorities of the Republic of Cuba, the Second Extraordinary Session of the Ninth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power was convened, in which the new Constitution of the Republic of Cuba will be proclaimed

Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
april 10, 2019 09:04:58

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A group of young members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces ceremonial battalion entered the hall carrying the new Constitution.
Raúl, Díaz Canel, and Lazo stood awaiting them, and the first accepted the historic document and placed it on a pedestal, alongside the Guáimaro Magna Carta.
Lazo announced the closing of the extraordinary session and affirmed that the Constitution was proclaimed today, April 10, to guide the country’s present and future.
Raúl came down from the Presidential platform and shook hands with members of the Councils of Ministers sitting in the first row, while Díaz-Canel greeted deputies and Council of State and Ministers members sitting on the platform. A shout of “Viva la Revolución!” rang out, followed by a unanimous “Viva!” and prolonged applause. Continue reading

Trump breaks Cuba-U.S. baseball agreement

Trump breaks Cuba-U.S. baseball agreement
The agreement applauded by players and fans around the world was canceled to further the Trump administration’s increasingly confrontational policy toward Cuba
Author: Oscar Sánchez Serra | informacion@granma.cu
april 9, 2019 16:04:48

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It is not news that the Trump administration has canceled the agreement signed by the MLB and the Cuban Baseball Federation, on December 19, after three years of hard work by both parties.And it is not because the agreement sought to end the human suffering of Cuban athletes. In January of this year, the MLB, not Cuba, sent a letter to the United States government, detailing their plans and intentions with this new deal, stating that it was mainly directed toward avoiding the trafficking in persons that Cubans usually face when leaving the country and the harsh conditions they face in order to be contracted by a Major League team, citing the examples of Yasiel Puig, Yoan Moncada, José Abreu, and Yoenis Céspedes, among others.These “harsh conditions” include the very high risk of losing one’s life to sports merchants conspiring with unscrupulous individuals engaged in illegal trafficking of persons, as happened to Puig, who was taken out of Cuba by traffickers linked to a Mexican drug cartel, according to court testimony.

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Nothing will silence Lula

Nothing will silence Lula
Cuban President Díaz-Canel Bermúdez tweets support for the demand that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva be freed immediately

Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
april 8, 2019 09:04:09

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Cuban President Díaz-Canel Bermúdez expressed his support, yesterday April 7, for the demand that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva be freed, one year after his unjust imprisonment, tweeting, “We demand freedom for Lula.”
On the occasion of a worldwide day of action calling for the former Brazilian President’s freedom, some 10,000 people from around the country gathered in Curitiba this weekend for a vigil marking the 365th day of the Workers Party leader’s incarceration, demanding his freedom and denouncing the reactionary social and economic measures of the Bolsonaro government.
This Sunday Lula da Silva sent a letter to the Brazilian people saying that his voice is that of millions, and that the setbacks suffered will only strengthen the struggle since we are “alive and strong.”
“They are afraid of the millions of Lulas. Because they know what we are capable of when we come together to transform this country. … Together, we are going to reverse every setback, every step back on the difficult path to the Brazil we dream of, that we will prove is possible to build. We will win,” he said.

Anayansi Rodríguez, viceministra de Relaciones Exteriores

Cubadebate – Video: teleSUR.- “Cuba es un aliado absolutamente vital para las Naciones Unidas, aseguró este miércoles al llegar a La Habana María Fernanda Espinosa”, presidenta de la Asamblea General de ese organismo de concertación multilateral.
“La ONU necesita de países como Cuba puesto que es uno de los grandes defensores del sistema multilateral”, agregó la diplomática, quien fue recibida en la terminal tres del aeropuerto internacional José Martí, por Anayansi Rodríguez, viceministra de Relaciones Exteriores.

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Espinosa dijo sentirse muy contenta de estar en La Habana y adelantó que trae una agenda muy completa en la que constatará los avances de la isla en la igualdad de género y el acompañamiento de la ONU al gobierno cubano para el cumplimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.
“Estaremos aprendiendo de las iniciativas cubanas en materia de cooperación Sur-Sur y también pretendemos avanzar una conversación sobre la necesidad imperiosa de fortalecer el sistema multilateral”, añadió la presidenta del órgano más democrático del sistema de Naciones Unidas.
Una nota de prensa de la cancillería cubana agregó que Espinosa sostendrá encuentros de alto nivel con autoridades gubernamentales cubanas, se reunirá con integrantes de la sociedad civil e impartirá una conferencia magistral a estudiantes del Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales Raúl Roa.
María Fernanda Espinosa ocupa desde junio de 2018 la presidencia de la Asamblea General de la ONU, fue la cuarta mujer en llegar a ese puesto y la primera en representación de América Latina.
Al momento de ser elegida era la canciller de Ecuador, donde también fue ministra de Defensa y ministra coordinadora de Patrimonio Cultural y Natural. Es poetisa, ensayista y licenciada en lingüística aplicada, y posteriormente se especializó en Antropología y estudios amazónicos en cursos de postgrado y máster.
Cuba en diversos foros internacionales ha reclamado la reforma de las Naciones Unidas, encaminada a lograr una organización realmente democrática y participativa, con un Consejo de Seguridad transparente y democratizado, y una Asamblea General revitalizada.
El primero de noviembre de 2018, por XXVII ocasión consecutiva, la Asamblea General de la ONU aprobó la resolución que presenta Cuba contra el bloqueo, la cual contó con el apoyo de la abrumadora mayoría de la comunidad internacional.
Fundada el 14 de octubre de 1945, Naciones Unidas en la actualidad cuenta con 193 Estados Miembros.

Libya is a very clear example of what United States military intervention

Eight years of “spring”
Libya is a very clear example of what United States military intervention means for the world

Author: Ana Laura Palomino García | informacion@granmai.cu
april 2, 2019 17:04:30

Libya has been devastated by the endless conflict provoked by the United States and its allies.

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In 2011, the Middle East suffered a reconfiguration of its political map through protests encouraged from abroad, and interventions disguised as aid. This series of events went down in history as the “Arab Spring.” However, the similarity with one of the most festive seasons of the year is only found in the nomenclature, because this geographical region has since been hit by continuous internal crises, resulting in a climate of permanent instability.

This is the situation experienced in Libya, a nation that for four decades had seen stability and progress under President Muammar Gaddafi, a leader who promoted social and economic development in this North African country.

What happened? A well-aimed formula of manipulation, lies and “humanitarian intervention,” designed by the United States government and supported by the European Union (EU), was applied against Libya, which sounds suspiciously familiar given the situation facing the Venezuelan people today.

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Cuban trade unions began the month of April with the convocation of May Day

The heroism of Cuban workers
Cuban trade unions began the month of April with the convocation of May Day marches and the recognition of workers at the Comprehensive Automotive Services Enterprise (EISA) for their contribution to the recovery in Havana following the January 27 tornado

Author: Abel Reyes | internet@granma.cu
april 2, 2019 10:04:54

Ulises Guilarte, general secretary of the Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC) issued the May Day convocation precisely a month before the date.

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Cuban trade unions began the month of April with the convocation of May Day marches and the recognition of workers at the Comprehensive Automotive Services Enterprise (EISA), for their immediate response and contribution to the recovery in Havana in the wake of the January 27 tornado.

Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, Political Bureau member and general secretary of the Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC), awarded the EISA staff the Labor Prowess flag, granted to groups with a distinguished union history, which have played a leading role in extreme situations that threaten the country’s productivity and economic stability.
Among a workforce of 1,500, recognized at EISA were a dozen individuals whose efforts catalyzed the recovery of the city following the tornado. Additionally, the Construction Enterprise Group, Community Services, the Ñico López contingent, and the Aluminum Production Enterprise, among others, were mentioned during the event, as outstanding contributors to the recovery.
Guilarte congratulated workers gathered at the entrance to the plant, and emphasized the importance of their efforts and productive achievements to the sustainability of our economy, an urgent topic to be discussed at the upcoming XXI Congress of the CTC.

No US war on Venezuela ! Mass Mobilization !

Organizing Centers
Mass Mobilization: Oppose NATO, War & Racism!
Demand: No US war on Venezuela!
Protest Washington, DC, Lafayette Park (across from the White House)
1 PM Saturday, March 30, 2019.
No2nato2019.org

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IN NEW YORK CITY:
Buses leave 6:30am from 147 W 24th Street and return at 10pm
– $50/seat, $25 student/low income
Get a bus ticket on-line:
Contact: 212-633-6646
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Use the following hashtags to share information about the rally:
#NotoNato #No2NATO #HandsOffVenezuela
Albany, NY
Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace
Contact: contact@bethlehemneighborsforpeace.org / 518-281-1968
Atlanta, GA
Contact: AtlantaIAC@aol.com
Baltimore, MD
Youth Against War and Racism, Contact: 443-324-8644
Boston, MA
Suggested donation for the bus, $30 with subsidized seats available. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. The Bus leaves Boston at 11pm Friday, March 29 and returns around immediately after the Demo. To reserve a seat on the bus contact:
Team Solidarity, USW Local 8751, 25 Colgate Road, 3rd Floor, Roslindale, MA 02131
Tel: 617-524-7073, http://www.teamsolidarity.org, solidarity@bostonschoolbusunion.org
Bus leaves Boston 11pm Friday and returns immediately following the demonstration. Suggested donation $30 with subsidized seats available.
Buffalo, NY
Buffalo AntiWar
Contact: BuffaloAntiWar@gmail.com
Connecticut
Contact: 617-522-6626 / No2NATO2019CT@HopeOutLoud.Org
Durham, NC
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