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A More Aggressive US Policy Against Bolivia

th-2This assessment (of a change of guard in the US embassy at La Paz indicating a more aggressive US policy against the Morales government which, in the context of Bolivian history,    has been revolutionary and antij-imperialist) should be taken very seriously. Fred Feldman Granma International Havana. May 29, 2014 What is the U.S. plotting in Bolivia? Hugo Moldiz Mercado In a tactical shift toward Bolivia, the U.S. State Department has sent Jefferson Brown to the country, indicating a likely increase in subversive activity against the Morales government. Continue reading

The Innocence of Gerardo By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada

 

 The Innocence of Gerardo

 By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada  
May 19, 2014  

The meeting in London of the Commission of Inquiry on the case of the Cuban Five examined in depth the specific situation of Gerardo Hernández Nordeloand the infamous charge (Count 3 “conspiracy to commit murder”) lodged only against him. It forms the basis of his sentence, in which he must die two times in prison. He is falsely accused of having participated in the shoot-down of the two planes of the terrorist group that calls itself  “Brothers to the Rescue.”

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The 9th colloquium for the liberation of the Cuban 5 and against Terrorism

L to R  Jaime Mendieta,     Rene Gonzáles, Olga Salanueva and Franklin Flores
L to R Jaime Mendieta, Rene Gonzáles, Olga Salanueva and Franklin Flores

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El día 13 al 17 de Noviembre se llevó acabo en Holguín Cuba el 9 coloquio por la liberación de los 5 y contra el terrorismo. Este evento es auspiciado por el Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos (ICAP), y cuenta con la participación de personas de Niovebertodo el mundo. Entre los participantes se encontraban Rene González, su esposa Olga Salanueva, y demás familiares de los 4 encarcelados restantes.

La actividad estuvo colmada de muchas emociones. Alli se reafirmó el deseo de continuar la lucha, hasta lograr el pronto regreso de Los héroes cubanos a su patria, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, Ramón Labanino, y Gerardo Hernández.

Casa de las Américasde NY estuvo representada por Jaime Mendieta, presidente y Franklin Flores, secretario de organización

Libertad para todos los presos políticos en cárceles norteamericanas ahora.

Casa de las Américas NY.

This past November from the 13th to the 17th the 9th colloquium for the liberation of the Cuban 5 and against Terrorism took place in Holguin Cuba.  The event took place under auspices of The Cuban Institute for friend with the peoples, (ICAP) in Spanish, delegates from around the word participated, they meet with Rene Gonzáles and this wife Olga Salanueva and family member of the 4 still unjustly held in US prisons.

Much emotion and lots of love at the colloquium was evident and a reaffirmation to continue the struggle until the Cuban heroes are freed and back in Cuba, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, Ramón Labanino, y Gerardo Hernández.

Casa de las Américas NY, was represented by Jaime Mendieta, president and Franklin Flores, secretary of organization.

Casa de las Américas NY

Free all political in Untied States prisons NOW.

Cuba Shares what It Has, not what it has Left

*important* – ACN: Cuba Shares what It Has, not what is Left
Sat Dec 8, 2012 1:17 pm (PST) . Posted by:
“Walter Lippmann” walterlx
Cuba Shares what It Has, not what is Left

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 8 (ACN) Over 40 thousand Cuban professionals are currently working in 65 countries, in sectors such as health and education, as part of the island’s international cooperation based on sharing the local achievements in favor universal social development.

According to first deputy health minister Jose Angel Portal, Cuban medical cooperation has reached over 60 nations, where some 39 thousand workers are currently offering their services.

Official statistics this year say that the cooperation by Cuban doctors, nurses and other specialized personnel has allowed saving 4 million 600 thousand lives, administering 6 million surgeries and assisting 921 million patients, PL news agency reported.

The Cuban support of different countries has also allowed the setting up medical attention networks and hospitals, healthcare centers, dental clinics, rehabilitation centers outfitted with modern technology.

The Cuban Revolution, based on the principle of sharing what it has and not what it has left, offers its medical cooperation, said the official in statements to reporters this week.

Significant enough is the cooperation with Haiti, where 700 Cuban medical professionals are currently working, or with Venezuela where millions of citizens have benefited from important medical assistance programs.

Cuba has also assisted many nations in the field of education, as over 2 thousand Cubans are working in 23 countries said Education official Miriam Egea.

Up to date, the Cuban literacy methodology know as “Yes, I Can� has helped some five million 852 persons how to read and write in different parts of the world, while more than one million persons are currently taking lessons under the Cuban program, which allows students to reach elementary school level.

Thanks to the Cuban initiative, countries like Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua have declared themselves free of illiteracy, while other countries have done away with illiteracy in several regions or provinces.

Haitian President Michel Martelly paid an official visit to Cuba in November. During his stay on the island he stressed “the cooperation, support and solidarity we have always received from Cuba,� where over 1 thousand 100 Haitian professionals have graduated from higher education centers.

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“Cuba – Un Paraìso bajo el bloqueo”
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Danny Glover Seeks Justice for The Cuban Five

Actor and Activist Danny Glover Seeks Justice for the Cuban Five                  

Casa de Las Américas is in the house

 

By Dominic Redmond  

 

On September 12th, 1998 five Cuban men–Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, FernandoGonzález and René González– were arrested and wrongfully placed in prison to serve two life sentences. The Cuban Five, as they are called was convicted of committing espionage conspiracy against the United States. However, they maintain that they were on assignment to watch terrorist groups throughout Miami.

Tuesday evening, at the Howard University School of Law, students and activists gathered to address The Cuban Five. The Moot Court Room was almost filled to capacity as the discussion, headed by actor and activist Danny Glover discussed the case. Nearly 100 people sat in the room anxiously awaiting every word.
The forum began with Gloria La Riva, the coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five. The audience sat in awe as Gloria spoke on the details of the case and why she feels this is a national issue that should be made more public.

“This injustice is one that needs to be stopped” were Gloria’s closing remarks.

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover injected the audience with enthusiasm and passion for the case. His first remarks were ones of honor and praise to the Howard University law school and to the people of Howard University.

“[It’s a] pleasure to be here with such courageous students, thank you Howard University for having me,” said Glover.

From this remark arose a common feeling of pride amongst the crowd. He spoke about the need for justice to be brought about and there is no better time than right now.  Gerardo Hernandez, one of the men arrested with the Cuban Five, is one of Glover’s close friends and brothers. Glover’s only wish is that Howard can help in getting this case more notarized and bringing justice to these men.

The evening continued with remarks on the case from Martin Garbus, one of the country’s leading trial lawyers, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, a professor of Government and Public Policy, Kurt Schmoke, Vice President and General Counsel of Howard University, Anderson Francois, Supervising Attorney of the civil rights clinic and Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the partnership for civil justice fund.

Each panelist shared the same message–people must use social media to spread awareness about The Cuban Five and bring justice to these men. It is the job of the students, leaders and activists to spread awareness through social media efforts and educate others about the injustices of this case.

Irene Barnes, a Howard University Law student, said that she “found [the forum] very informative and an important topic for us to be informed on.”