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Cubana Flight 455: Remembering the victims of US-supported terrorism


October 6th, is the 38th anniversary of the first act of terrorism against civilian aviation in the western hemisphere – the unparalleled Cubana air disaster on the coastline of Barbados on October 6, 1976 – the Barbados crime. Cubana flight 455 was hit by two C-4 explosives bombs just after the aircraft took off from the then Seawell Airport (now the Grantley Adams International Airport) in Barbados at an altitude of 18,000 feet.







Rather than crashing into the white sands of the beach called Paradise and killing the vacationers, the Cubana pilot, Wilfredo Pérez Sr., courageously banked the plane away from the beach and towards the Atlantic Ocean, saving the lives of many tourists. It crashed in a ball of fire one mile north of Deep Water Bay. The crash occurred about eight kilometres short of the airport.

Cubana flight 455 was a routine, scheduled commercial, passenger flight of no military significance. There were no survivors. All 73 passengers and five crew members aboard the plane were assassinated: 57 Cubans, 11 Guyanese, and five North Koreans.

Among the dead were all 24 members of the 1975 Olympic youth fencing team; many were teenagers. The young athletes had just won all the gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Championship Games, as well as several sport officials of the Cuban Government. They proudly wore their gold medals on board the aircraft.

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The Washington Post breaks the media black out on Cuban medical response to Ebola

In the medical response to Ebola, Cuba is punching far above its weight







Raul Castro at sendoff for Cuban Doctors

By Adam Taylor October 4

Extra help arrives to help contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed more than 3,300 lives. (Reuters)
While the international community has been accused of dragging its feet on the Ebola crisis, Cuba, a country of just 11 million people that still enjoys a fraught relationship with the United States, has emerged as a crucial provider of medical expertise in the West African nations hit by Ebola.
On Thursday, 165 health professionals from the country arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to join the fight against Ebola – the largest medical team of any single foreign nation, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). And after being trained to deal with Ebola, a further 296 Cuban doctors and nurses will go to Liberia and Guinea, the other two countries worst hit by the crisis.

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Cuba Doctors Battle Ebola, Censored in US Media

Heroes dressed in white

Leticia Martínez Hernández



That evening, two people were celebrating their birthdays. I don’t know how old they were, and right then it didn’t seem to matter, given that in a few moments they would be setting off to perhaps the last place anyone would want to go. On the tarmac of José Martí International Airport they boarded the IL-96 plane which would take them directly to Sierra Leone.

Those two people were Dr. Eldys Rodríguez and Dr. Roberto Ponce, who just before making their way to the plane received “happy birthday” greetings from hundreds of Cuban healthcare professionals. These same professionals had immediately said yes when they were asked if they would travel to Africa. How could they have refused, given that since the first time they had sat down for a class at the faculty of medicine, they were taught to cherish the gift of saving lives.

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A Must Read, Address by H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba at the United Nations General Assembly. New York, September 27, 2014







Mr. President;

Mr. Secretary-General;

Excellencies, Heads of State and Government;

Distinguished delegates;

We live in a globalized world which moves on towards multi-polarity in an era characterized by a threat to the survival of the human species.  Neither the US government nor NATO would be able to reverse that trend by a new distribution of the world through the use of arms. But there is a serious risk that, in attempting to do that, the world becomes an ungovernable place.

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Obama’s Miami terrorist are track one, we have “track two” in the attempt to destroy the Cuban Revolution.

I. Nahem
Date: August 27, 2014



New concrete examples of Washington’s ongoing economic and political subversion and covert intervention against the sovereign and independent island nation of Cuba has come to light in recent months. As reported by the Associated Press, this latest scheme was approved and directed by the Obama Administration under the auspices of the State Department’s Agency for International Development. Washington, from 2009-12, sent some dozen young operatives from Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Peru to organize opposition to the Cuban government by attempting to recruit Cuban youth encountered through infiltrating Cuban civic programs.

The scheme, which was a resounding failure and closed up shop in 2012, was fronted by a “private” group, Creative Associates International. This was the same outfit that was exposed in another Obama White House “project” revealed in an AP piece in April 2014 to organize a secret “Cuban Twitter” network that aiming to build a counter-revolutionary base to carry out US anti-Cuba policy. This also failed miserably and was discontinued. A similar front organization, Development Alternatives, Inc. was the vehicle by which US operative Alan Gross smuggled ultra-high tech satellite communications equipment into Cuba as part of yet another US covert action in blatant violation of Cuban law and for which he was convicted and imprisoned. Gross has been essentially abandoned by Washington which has repeatedly rejected efforts to resolve his situation by releasing him in exchange for freeing the remaining three Cuban Five political prisoners who were framed up and imprisoned for infiltrating and monitoring groups in south Florida planning and implementing violent acts against Cuba in the 1990s in formal violation of US law

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President Obama and anti-Cuban Terrorist, The Truth Commission on Terrorism








President Obama accepts 2 million dollars from Posada Carriles and Gloria Estefan.


Ladies in White demonstration March 18, 2010 front  terrorist organizations April 15, 2010 Posada Carriles and Gloria Estefan at demonstration of Ladies in White, a political front for, Cuban-American National Foundation, and other terrorist organization

Mr. Posada remains a prime suspect in the bombing of a Cuban commercial airliner that killed 73 people in 1976. He has admitted to plotting attacks that damaged tourist spots in Havana and killed an Italian visitor there in 1997. He was convicted in Panama in a 2000 bomb plot against Mr. Castro. Ten years later, with Posada in U.S. government custody, investigations into these criminal attacks are confined to the modest efforts of a grand jury that is supposedly meeting in Newark, New Jersey.
The government of Venezuela wants to extradite and retry him for the Cuban airline bombing and has good reasons. Mr. Posada was involved “up to his eyeballs” in planning the attack, said Carter Cornick, a retired counterterrorism specialist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation who investigated Mr. Posada’s role in that case. A newly declassified 1976 F.B.I. document
Mr. Posada, in 2005 sneaked back into Florida in an effort to seek political asylum for having served as a cold war soldier on the payroll of the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1960’s.


President Obama and Gloria Estefan strategize on how best to protect terrorist and frame anti-terrorist agents.    They also review the campaign to promote: the political and terrorist campaign against Cuba

By flaunting extradition treaties, the U.S. has chosen to treat Posada Carriles’ case as a minor immigration offense, charging him only with illegal entry into the country, them dismised all charges.

The men, now known as the Cuban Five, two have completed full sentence, collected evidence of the terrorists’ plots, which was then presented to the FBI. On June 17, 1998, a historic meeting was held in Havana. There, Cuban officials implored U.S. law enforcement officials to act on evidence presented, in order to end the cycle of terror. Instead of arresting the terrorists, the FBI rounded up the Cuban Five, the very people who were warning about the terrorist plans. Fernando González, René González, Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernández, and Ramón Labañino were arrested, and placed in solitary confinement for 17 months. The Cuban Five were sentenced to four life terms and 75 years collectively

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Who governs who, does the United States govern Israel, or Israel the United States?



Yesterday I received a visit from the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, who made a trip abroad related to the defense of his country’s important oil interests.

During his stop in Cuba, he took the opportunity to make contact with me and greet me personally, as he had promised, on August 13 of this year, when I had the privilege of reaching 88 years of age.
f0016544 That day he presented me with some fruits, among them, some small pearl like ones, which I had never even seen before and taste excellent. He also presented me with a sports uniform, a gift from the Venezuelan athletes seeking to win laurels for their country.

I was extraordinarily happy that he made the visit so soon, not only for the honor which his presence and quick action imply, when he is involved in the difficult task of carrying out the epic struggle of Hugo Chavez, as well as the exceptional actions he is carrying out.

Our world is experiencing in an extraordinary and unique moment, every day the number of people who are conscious of this is greater. Among such events, one of the most dramatic is the genocide being carried out in the Gaza Strip, where 1.8 million human beings live trapped between the desert, the sea and the military power of a Middle Eastern country, where the most powerful empire which has ever existed has created – over more than half a century, and at a cost, according to some estimates, of almost 100 billion dollars – a sophisticated and at the same time irresponsible, military nuclear power.

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“Fidel is Fidel,” Feliz Cumpleaños Happy Birthday From Evo Morales and Nicolas Maduro

“Fidel is Fidel”                                             DIARIO TRABAJADORES (CUBA)

thHAVANA – Celebrations started here on Tuesday to mark the birthday of retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who turns 88 on Wednesday.

The commemorations, which include two days of cultural, athletic and civic events, began at 6 pm local time (2200 GMT) with the opening of an audiovisual exhibit of photographs of the iconic leader who led the 1959 Cuban Revolution.

The exhibit, titled “Fidel is Fidel,” features documentary photographs taken by renowned cameraman Roberto Chile, who has served as Castro’s personal photographer for 25 years.

Taken between 2005 and 2012, the images depicting the “tireless” former leader will be on show until Sept. 13, along with a Bronze sculpture of Castro inspired by one of his most emblematic photographic portraits.

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More than 4,950 kidney transplants in Cuba, 436 from living donors

Since 1970 to date, 4,950 kidney transplants have been performed in Cuba, 436 of which have been from living donors, the national press recently reported.







First kidney transplant from a living donor in Santiago de Cuba.
Photo: Eduardo Palomas.
The procedure with living donors is carried out in of the country’s provinces of Havana; Villa Clara; Holguín; and Santiago de Cuba, where the first operation in this province was performed August 8 at Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Surgical Hospital, where Yusnay Vázquez Ruiz received a kidney transplant donated by her mother Olga Ruiz Sané.
33 year old Yusnay who, like her mother, lives in the municipality of Contramaestre, was suffering from advanced chronic kidney failure which required her to undergo hemodialysis sessions every other day; resulting in Olga’s decision to give Yusnay her life back, by donating one of her own kidneys.
The delicate procedure – which consists firstly of an operation
to extract the kidney from the donor, followed by a surgical procedure to evaluate the organ’s condition, and a final operation to transplant the kidney into the receiving patient – carried out in less than four hours without major complications.
Julio César Serra, transplants director for the south-eastern region told Granma that other similar transplants are currently being prepared in Santiago de Cuba.