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Cubainformación TV, a website devoted to challenging media campaigns against Cuba

 A critical eye exposes media manipulation
“The media war is more active than ever against revolutionary processes,” stated José Manzaneda, coordinator of Cubainformación TV, a website devoted to challenging media campaigns against Cuba
Nuria Barbosa Leónmarch 22, 2019 10:03:05

José Manzaneda, chief coordinator of the Cubainformación TV website.

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“The media war is now more active than ever against revolutionary processes,” stated José Manzaneda, chief coordinator of the Basque-based website Cubainformación TV, during a recent visit to Havana. The site is a space to challenge media manipulation against Cuba, offering content on the reality of the Caribbean island, silenced by the mainstream international press.
“The large international media corporations based in the United States, Europe, and countries of Latin America, are currently focused on Venezuela. They are very clearly the civilian army in the psychological war to overthrow a political and social process, in which the great power, with a capital “P”, is international and too much is at stake. They focus their content on creating a scenario in which armed intervention is possible and feasible.
“They have attempted this in all ways, but in recent months, they have combined several very important factors: the death of the great leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chávez, the fall in oil prices, and the development of highly coordinated economic warfare, as well as a very intense psychological and media campaign. With that concoction, the imperialists believe that now is the right moment to deal the death blow to the Venezuelan government. To this is added a U.S. administration linked to the extreme right, and a regional context that has led to satellite governments in countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others. The mass media act as never before against revolutionary processes, as seen in Syria, Cuba, Libya, and other sovereign nations.

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Statement by Cuban Ambassador at UN Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo

Statement by Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo. Permanent representative of Cuba to the un, at the Security Council. 26 January 2019.

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Mr. President,

Latin America and the Caribbean is today the scenario of persisting threats, inconsistent with the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace signed by the Heads of State and Government at the Second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States in January 2014.

This commitment implies fully respecting the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, not intervening, directly or indirectly, in the internal affairs of any other State and observing the principles of national sovereignty, equal rights and self-determination of peoples.

The current U.S. administration has proclaimed the validity of the Monroe Doctrine and, in a new deployment of its imperial policy in the region, threatens Venezuela with special fury and declares that it has “all options on the table”.

The region resembles a large meadow in times of drought. A spark could generate an uncontrollable fire that would harm the national interests of all.

Mr. President,

We regret that the United States government intends to use the Security Council to legitimize the international campaign against the constitutional government presided over by Nicolás Maduro Moros.

The main threat to peace and security in Latin America and the Caribbean is the harassment by the United States and its allies against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in open disregard of the popular will and the institutionalism of that country expressed in the elections of 20 May 2018, from which the Venezuelan opposition excluded itself.

We reiterate our full support for the Bolivarian and Chavez’s Revolution, for the civil-military union of the Venezuelan people and for their legitimate and democratic government, led by the constitutional president Nicolás Maduro Moros.

We strongly condemn the attempt to impose through a coup d’état a government at the service of the United States in Venezuela and the recurring calls to the Bolivarian military to join this onslaught.

The sovereignty of our peoples is resolved today in the attitude towards Venezuela. Supporting the legitimate right of the sister nation to define its destiny is to defend the dignity of all.

Mr. President,

Other attempts should not be forgotten, such as the military coup of 2002 and the oil coup of 2003, the aggressive Executive Order of the United States that qualifies Venezuela as “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy” of the superpower, the unilateral coercive measures, the call to a military coup against the constitutional Government of Venezuela, the warning of the President of the United States to use “a possible military option” and the attempted assassination on 4 August against President Maduro.

Mr. President,

The acts of a group of countries and the shameful role of the OAS constitute a new and desperate attempt to implement an unsuccessful policy of regime change, which has not been imposed due to the unwavering resistance of the Venezuelan people and their willingness to defend the national sovereignty.

We reaffirm our steadfast respect for the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States, for the non-use or threat of use of force in international relations and for non-interference in the internal affairs of States.

The sovereign will of the Venezuelan people will prevail over imperialist intervention. History will judge those who encourage and recognize coup usurpation.

Thank you very much.

Díaz-Canel meets with U.S. congress members

Díaz-Canel meets with U.S. congress members
The President noted that the recent setback in relations, and in particular the blockade, harm the interests of both peoples and pose further obstacles to the economic development to which Cuba is entitled

Author: Leticia Martínez Hernández | internet@granma.cu
Author: René Tamayo | internet@granma.cu
Author: Alina Perera Robbio | perera@juventudrebelde.cu
september 24, 2018 17:09:27

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NEW YORK.— The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, held a meeting with members of the U.S. Congress this Monday afternoon at the Cuban Mission to the United Nations.

In the presence of Democrat and Republican senators and representatives, the Cuban President reiterated Cuba’s will to promote the progress of bilateral relations with the United States, and to take advantage of the potential of cooperation between the two countries on the basis of equality and mutual respect.

He noted that the recent setback in relations, and in particular the blockade, harm the interests of both peoples and pose further obstacles to the economic development to which Cuba is entitled.

He also thanked those present for their efforts to facilitate a climate of rapprochement; and invited them to continue working in favor of that process.

Díaz-Canel referred to the current political priorities in Cuba, especially the constitutional reform process that is being carried out with the broad participation of the population, and with a view to updating the country politically and legally.

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Photo: Estudios Revolución

At the end of the meeting, the Congress members commented to Cuban reporters their interest in strengthening the commercial ties between the two countries, especially in the field of agriculture.

They expressed opposition to the travel restrictions that the U.S. government applies against the island, noting that Cuba is a very safe country.
They were also emphatic in criticizing the economic, commercial and financial blockade.

Raúl receives Vice President of Korean Labor Party

Raúl receives Vice President of Korean Labor Party
During the amicable meeting, the traditional ties of friendship and excellent diplomatic relations shared by the peoples of the Democratic Republic of Korea and Cuba were reaffirmed
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
july 6, 2018 08:07:01

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Photo: Estudio Revolución
The first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, yesterday afternoon, July 5, received the Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Korea’s Labor Party, Ri Su Yong, who conveyed greetings from the party’s president, Kim Yong Un. During the amicable meeting, the traditional ties of friendship and excellent diplomatic relations shared by the two peoples, parties, and governments were reaffirmed.

Centenary of the birth of Mandela

Centenary of the birth of Mandela and graduation of South African students celebrated in Cuba
This Wednesday, July 4, saw activities to mark the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and celebrate the historic ties that unite Cuba and South Africa

Author: Darcy Borrero Batista | informacion@granma.cu
july 5, 2018 09:07:49

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Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro featured in the documentary that initiated the cultural and political act to mark the centenary of Mandela’s birth. Photo: AP
With the screening of a documentary that traces the shared history of South Africa and Cuba, featuring footage of meetings between Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro, a political-cultural act began this Wednesday afternoon, to mark the centenary of the birth of the renowned leader of the struggle against apartheid.

The act to commemorate Mandela’s legacy was held in the town of Cojímar, with the presence of South African students who recently graduated as doctors on the island, and leaders such as Salvador Valdés Mesa, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers; Roberto Morales Ojeda, member of the Party Political Bureau and minister of Public Health; José Ramón Balaguer, member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Teresita González Fraga; and Alfredo González Lorenzo, deputy minister of Public Health.

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Terrorist Posada Carrilles dies without paying his debts to justice

Terrorist Posada Carrilles dies without paying his debts to justice
The most infamous terrorist in the Western Hemisphere, Luis Posada Carriles, died on May 23 in Miami, without paying his debts to justice or reparations to a single one of his victims
Author: Sergio Alejandro Gómez | informacion@granma.cu
may 23, 2018 15:05:27

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The most infamous terrorist in the Western Hemisphere, Luis Posada Carriles, died on May 23 in Miami, without paying his debts to justice or reparations to a single one of his victims.
The United States protected Posada Carriles until his final days, training him to plant bombs and carry out terrorist attacks against hundreds of Cubans.
According to a press statement by his lawyer, Posada Carriles died on the morning of May 23, at his Miramar home in South Florida. Although the cause of his death is still unknown, he was reported to be suffering from throat cancer.
Born in Cuba February 15, 1928, Posada joined the forces of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship and later participated in the mercenary invasion at Playa Girón.
Trained by the CIA, Posada Carriles was involved in various attempts to assassinate the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.
From 1960 through 1974, he served as a security advisor to the governments of Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Venezuela where he organized forced disappearances and torture sessions.
The intellectual author of the 1976 downing of a Cubana de Aviación plane over Barbados, killing 73 people, Carriles worked for the CIA and was one of its principal agents during early attempts to overthrow the Cuban Revolution.

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A people embraces its history and future, May 1

A people embraces its history and future
Yesterday, May 1, the entire island witnessed massive marches as the peple reaffirmed their support for Cuba’s revolutionary socialist project

Author: Redacción Nacional | internet@granma.cu
may 2, 2018 09:05:55

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Photo: Ricardo López Hevia

This May Day, 132 years since the Haymarket events in Chicago that led to International Workers Day, the Cuban people filled streets and plazas to celebrate, and reaffirm their support for the Revolution and the country’s new leadership.
In Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, the central event was presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC); Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of te Councils of State and Ministers, and other leaders.
Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Workers, delivered the central remarks, emphasizing that amidst the complicated economic situation, the contribution of workers is more important than ever.
Leading the celebration in Santiago de Cuba was Esteban Lazo Hernández, Political Bureau member and President of the National Assembly of People’s Power, while in San José de las Lajas, site of the main commemoration in Mayabeque province, the march was led by Salvador Valdés Mesa, Cuba’s First Vice President.

Cuba y Vietnam: una hermandad que se afianza

Cuba y Vietnam: una hermandad que se afianza (+ Fotos)
Durante el último día de su visita de Estado, el Secretario General del Partido Comunista de Vietnam rindió honores a la historia de la Isla en la ciudad heroica de Santiago, acompañado por el General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz

Autor: Leticia Martínez Hernández | internet@granma.cu
31 de marzo de 2018 02:03:30

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Nguyen Phu Trong depositó una hermosa ofrenda floral dedicada al líder la Revolución Cubana. Foto:
Nguyen Phu Trong depositó una hermosa ofrenda floral dedicada al

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líder la Revolución Cubana. Foto: Estudios Revolución
Santiago de Cuba.–Caía la tarde en esta ciudad cuando el Secretario General del Partido Comunista de Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, llegó al cementerio de Santa Ifigenia, acompañado por el Primer Secretario del Partido Comunista de Cuba, el General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz, para rendir tributo a Martí, Fidel, Céspedes y Mariana, justo en la última jornada de su visita de Estado a la Isla.

Como sucede siempre en ese sagrado altar de la Patria, las emociones afloraron cuando, luego de los himnos de ambas naciones y el estremecedor toque de silencio, se efectuó el cambio de la guardia de honor que, como exacto mecanismo de reloj, ocurre cada media hora del día en este histórico sitio.

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In Loving Memory ~ Ricardo Prieto

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Ha fallecido el compañero Ricardo Prieto. Su deceso ocurrió el día 9 de Febrero del 2018, a la 1:30 de la tarde en Hamburgo, Alemania.

Junto a su lecho se encontraba su esposa Andrea y su hija Adriana. El compañero fue miembro de Casa de las Américas por muchos años. Ricardo fue ferviente defensor de la gloriosa revolución cubana y todas las causas justas. Siempre estuvo presente cuando se le necesitaba.

Los compañeros de Casa de Las Américas lamentamos tan valiosa perdida. Nuestro mas sincero pésame para su familia y amigos, de parte de los miembros de Casa de Las Américas. Que las fuerzas del universo lo acompañen en su trayectoria por el infinito. Que en paz descanse el compañero Ricardo.

Jaime Mendieta, Presidente
Nancy Cabrero, Vise Presidente
Gilberto Villa, Segundo Vise Presidente
Franklin Flores, Secretario de Organización


Comrade Ricardo Prieto passed away on February 9, 2018, at 1:30 in the afternoon in Hamburg, Germany.

His wife Andrea and his daughter Adriana were at his bedside.

The companion was a member of Casa de las Américas for many years.

Ricardo was a fervent defender of the glorious Cuban revolution and all just causes.

He was always there when needed.

The companions of Casa de Las Américas regret such a valuable loss.

Our most sincere condolences to family and friends.

May the forces of the universe accompany him in his path through infinity.

May Comrade Ricardo rest in peace.

Jaime Mendieta, President
Nancy Cabrero, Vice-President
Gilberto Villa, Second Vice-President
Franklin Flores, Secretary of Organization