Rally against attempted US coup in Venezuela and ongoing efforts by US to end socialism in Cuba, held across the street from the Cuban Mission to the UN, hosted by the International Action Center and Workers World Party and led by Ike Nahem. Lots of repetitive chanting until 9:14 when several speakers are each given opportunity to express their views against US imperialism in other countries as well as Venezuela and Cuba. camera, edit by Joe Friendly
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July 5, 2016
Leading National Latino Coalition Calls for Lifting of Cuban Trade Embargo
Washington, D.C. – In a major indicator that the U.S.-Cuban relationship is changing dramatically, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 40 of the nation’s preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, called for lifting of the Cuban Trade Embargo. At its June 22nd board meeting, NHLA adopted the following resolution:
“The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) supports the full normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba. We do not support the Cuban Trade Embargo because we recognize that it does not promote mutually beneficial economic, cultural and scientific relations between both countries. We believe this can be best achieved through an active and open engagement between them. The current policies only serve to impede the full human development of the people of Cuba and Americans, including Cuban-Americans. Support for normalization is, also, strong among Americans, the people of Cuba and a majority of Cuban-Americans.”
“Following the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, removal of our nation’s trade embargo on Cuba is the next logical step, which will provide a path toward greater engagement between our two nations, to the benefit both nation’s peoples and particularly for the much-needed advancement of human rights and economic well-being for the Cuban people,” said Hector Sanchez, NHLA Chair and Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.
“This is a historic moment for the Latino community,” stated Angelo Falcón, Co-Chair of NHLA’s Cuban Trade Embargo Working Group and President of the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP), “The leading mainstream Latino civil rights organizations have historically avoided addressing the issue of U.S.-Cuban relations in deference to the anti-Castro Miami exile community, but this support for the lifting of the embargo marks a major departure from longtime political accommodation.” Falcón went on to point out that “this development reflects a change not only in the Latino community in general, but also within the Cuban-American community, which is undergoing significant generational changes in their politics.”
The Rolling Stones arrive in Cuba
The legendary British band will play a massive concert this Friday, March 25, at 8:30 p.m., in Havana’s Ciudad Deportiva, as the final gig of their América Latina Olé Tour
Author: Michel Hernández | firstname.lastname@example.org
march 25, 2016 12:03:27
Photo: Yander Zamora
“It’s a pleasure to be in Cuba, we are going to perform a special show for Cubans,” said Mick Jagger, the legendary leader of the Rolling Stones, on landing yesterday afternoon at the José Martí International Airport along with his fellow band mates Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.
The four Stones arrived just after 6:00 p.m. and were welcomed at the airport by Orlando Vistel, president of the Cuban Music Institute, and British Ambassador to Cuba Tim Cole.
Jagger spoke briefly with the press and confirmed the band has no plans to retire yet, while adding that it is a pleasure to be here following the visit by President Barack Obama.