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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
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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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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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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:
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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

Presentation on Commander Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial by Representative of Casa Las Americas

Presentation on Commander Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial by Representative of Casa Las Americas

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50 years have passed since the fall of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia, a fervent fighter for the freedom and well-being of the suffering peoples of America and the world; a hero of the glorious Cuban revolution.

Che belongs to a lineage of men and women who have attained eternal glory by their achievements for the good of humanity. With his death, an extraordinary human being was lost, and a brave fighter, who gave his life for the greatest force that flows through the universe: love. That is why his image has spread throughout the sphere of the planet.

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On the fateful afternoon of October 9 at one and 10 minutes of the afternoon of 1967, in La Higuera, Bolivia, with the assassination of the heroic guerrilla, a new star in the sky was born.

Other compañeros and compañeras here tonight discuss different aspects of the historical trajectory of Comandante Che. Casa de las América today shares theirs and narrates a brief chapter in the life of Che, a little known one—-as it was directly linked to the founders, specifically with a companion of ‘Casa:’ the late Don Pablo Estremera who, by the way, was the first president of Casa Cuba, what we now know as Casa de las Américas.

This comrade was a member of the July 26 movement in NY, founded by Fidel during his stay in this city in 1955. There it was established that said committee would be a support group for the combatants once they were on the war front that turned out to be in the Sierra Maestra. In due time after their arrival, the committee of 26 in NY is asked for a sum of money, which must be delivered to Fidel in the Sierra Maestra. Don Pablo Estremera was selected for this task because, despite being Puerto Rican by birth, he was the only one familiar with the region, having been raised around the Sierra Maestra.

Says the unpublished history, that Don Pablo, undertook his trip to the Sierra Maestra in search of Fidel, there he met with a brigade of guerrillas led by Che and they took him as a prisoner. When Che interrogates him, he tells him that he has an assignment from the July 27 NY committee to meet with Fidel. Che tells Don Pablo that if what he says is not true, he runs the risk of being shot.

After three days of touring the mountain range, they arrived at Fidel’s camp. Che went forward to alert Fidel of Don Pablo’s presence and told him that there was a parakeet there who said he had an assignment from NY to meet Fidel.

After three days of touring the mountain range, they arrived at Fidel’s camp. Che went forward to alert Fidel of Don Pablo’s presence—that there was a ‘parakeet’ who said he had been entrusted from NY to meet Fidel.

Parakeet? Fidel asked. Che relates tod the word parakeet because the man talked so much, did not stop talking on their way to Fidel. His name is Pablo Che replies. “Oh, that’s Pablito,” make it happen responded Fidel. Both men talked, in this way fulfilling the much difficult and dangerous task.

Since then Don Pablo was baptized by Che with the nickname of “Periquito.” A man of short stature and giant in bravery, at 65 years of age he became Fidel’s “mail delivery man” as he returned to the mountains when necessary. A great friendship was forged from that unexpected encounter between Che and the “Periquito” Pablo Estremera, the anonymous hero of the Cuban revolution.

In his visit to the United Nations, Che asked to meet with the compañeros and compañeras of Casa Cuba, especially Don Pablo Estremera, to thank him for the great work they did during the Cuban liberation war. A great friendship was established between Don Pablo and Che.

Long live Che, long live Fidel, and long live the great Cuban revolution.

Data acquired from the archive of Arnaldo Barrón

Recibió Raúl al canciller de la República Popular Democrática de Corea En el fraternal encuentro

Recibió Raúl al canciller de la República Popular Democrática de Corea
En el fraternal encuentro, ambas partes constataron los históricos lazos de amistad que existen entre las dos naciones y dialogaron sobre temas internacionales de interés común

Autor: Redacción Digital | internet@granma.cu
25 de noviembre de 2017 17:11:30
Raúl Castro recibió al canciller de Corea del Norte

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El General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz, Presidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros, recibió en la mañana del pasado viernes al compañero Ri Yong Ho, ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de la República Popular Democrática de Corea, quien realizó una visita oficial a Cuba.

En el fraternal encuentro, ambas partes constataron los históricos lazos de amistad que existen entre las dos naciones y dialogaron sobre temas internacionales de interés común.

El canciller norcoreano trasladó un saludo del Presidente Kim Jong Un dirigido al General de Ejército, el cual fue reciprocado por este, así como un mensaje verbal y las condolencias por el primer aniversario del fallecimiento del líder histórico de la Revolución Cubana Fidel Castro Ruz.

Acompañó al visitante Pak Chang Yul, embajador de la República Popular Democrática de Corea. Por la parte cubana Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, ministro de Relaciones Exteriores.

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Bruno Rodríguez receives Foreign Minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Ri Yong Ho stated that he was pleased to be visiting the island

Author: Ernesto J. Gómez Figueredo | internet@granma.cu

november 22, 2017 14:11:02

“This visit is a demonstration of the consolidation of the ties of cooperation and friendship between both nations, and which are the legacy of historic leaders Fidel Castro Ruz and Kim Il-Sung,” stated Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, on receiving his counterpart from theDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ri Yong Ho, this November 22.
During the meeting, which took place at the Cuban Foreign Ministry in Havana, Rodríguez noted that the island supports peace in the Korean Peninsula, and believes that a lasting political solution in the region can only be reached through dialogue.
The Cuban minister also noted that the country strongly rejects the imposition of sanctions and unilateral, arbitrary lists drawn up the United States, which violate International Law.
“We would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our demand for the sovereignty and independence of all states, free self-determination of the peoples, against the use and/or threat of force by states, the resolution of conflicts through peaceful means, every state’s right to establish its own economic, political and social model, and non-interference in the internal affairs of any state,” he added
Rodríguez went on to note that the minister’s visit will contribute to strengthening ties and to the continuation of fruitful political dialogue between the two peoples, parties and governments.
Meanwhile, Ri Yong Ho stated that he was pleased to be visiting the island. “Although Cuba and the DPRK are geographically distant, we have many similarities and I feel at home here,” he stated.