Cuba celebrates National Rebellion Day, July 26

Minute to minute: Cuba celebrates National Rebellion Day
The act is presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. Follow our updates on this national celebration here and on our Facebook page

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Author: Digital news staff | informacion@granma.cu
july 26, 2018 06:07:59
SANTIAGO DE CUBA-MOMENTOS ANTES DEL INICIO DEL ACTO CENTRAL

6:38 a.m. The central act to mark July 26 concludes in Santiago de Cuba

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Photo: ACN

5:46 a.m. Army General Raúl Castro offers the central remarks

As I noted last December, today I will offer the central remarks of this act, the Army General began.

None of those who had the privilege of participating in these actions under the command of Fidel, could imagine that we would still be here today, in a free country. We celebrate this 65th anniversary in Santiago de Cuba not only due to its history, but also in recognition of the work undertaken here to benefit the people, under the leadership of Lázaro Expósito Cantro, Party First Secretary in the Province, alongside Beatriz Jhonson Urrutia, a vice president of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba and president of the government in the territory.

Likewise, work is ongoing to meet the demands of the population, making the most of our own resources, which further contributes to the budget. The enthusiasm of the people of Santiago is palpable. However, much remains to be done to ensure that Santiago de Cuba is more beautiful, clean, and disciplined every day, worthy of guarding the remains of the National Hero, the Father and the Mother of the Homeland, and the historic leader of the Revolution.

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A Constitution to serve Cuba, the Cuban Constitution is updated

A Constitution to serve Cuba
The first period of ordinary sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power’s 9th Legislature concluded yesterday, July 22, after addressing a full agenda of important issues, outstanding among which was a proposed new Constitution
Author: National news staff | informacion@granma.cu
july 23, 2018 09:07:50

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Photo: Estudio Revolución
The first period of ordinary sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power’s 9th Legislature concluded yesterday, July 22, after addressing a full agenda of important issues, outstanding among which was the approval of a proposal for new Constitution of the Republic.
Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, were among the 600 legislators who approved plans to submit the draft, as modified during this session, to popular consultation, August 13 through November 15.
Esteban Lazo Hernández, National Assembly president, commented on the high level of discussion and commended the work done to prepare the proposal, which will serve to help the people during the consultation over the next three months.
Also approved during the ordinary sessions were a new Council of Ministers; the 2017 state budget settlement; and reports from standing committees working on Economic Affairs, and on Constitutional and Legal Affairs.

Raúl y Díaz-Canel envían mensaje al pueblo nicaragüense

Raúl y Díaz-Canel envían mensaje al pueblo nicaragüense
Con motivo del acto en conmemoración del 39 aniversario del triunfo de la Revolución Sandinista, celebrado este jueves en Managua, capital de Nicaragua, el Canciller cubano Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla dirigió unas palabras al pueblo nicaragüense
Autor: Andrés Ferreiro Molero | internet@granma.cu
19 de julio de 2018 18:07:57

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Foto: La voz del sandinismo
Con motivo del acto en conmemoración del 39 aniversario del triunfo de la Revolución Sandinista, celebrado este jueves en Managua, capital de Nicaragua, el Canciller cubano Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla dirigió unas palabras al pueblo nicaragüense.
En primer lugar, dio lectura a un mensaje enviado por Raúl Castro Ruz, Primer Secretario del Partido Comunista de Cuba, y Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, Presidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros, a través del cual ambos mostraban su apoyo incondicional al Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional, al presidente Daniel Ortega y a su pueblo ante los intentos imperialistas de derrocar su gobierno.
Igualmente, Rodríguez Parrilla leyó un texto -apoyado por los gobiernos progresistas de la región durante el XXIV Foro de Sao Paulo, concluido el pasado miércoles en La Habana, el cual rechaza la política intervencionista del gobierno de EE. UU. El Canciller cubano también llamó a respaldar el derecho de cada estado a elegir su sistema político, así como a no intervenir directa o indirectamente en los asuntos de otros gobiernos y a desterrar cualquier forma de violencia.
Afirmó, además, que «los pueblos martianos y bolivarianos no vamos a traicionar nunca la memoria de Sandino, la vamos a defender», y que «quienes atacan hoy a Nicaragua son los hipócritas, los que utilizan el monopolio de la información para mantener gobiernos corruptos y confundir a la opinión pública internacional». Enfatizó también que «quien manda en Nicaragua es el pueblo, no la OEA, no Donald Trump».
Rodríguez Parilla concluyó su intervención citando unas palabras de Fidel respecto a la Revolución Sandinista. (Noticia en construcción)

Raúl and Díaz-Canel congratulate the Nicaraguan people
Army General Raúl Castro, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, send messages of congratulations to Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, Nicaraguan President and Vice President, respectively, on the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu

La Habana, July 19, 2018.

Dear Daniel and Rosario:

I wish to express my congratulations to you, those of the Cuban people and Communist Party, on the 39th anniversary of the triumph the Sandinista Revolution.
Over all these years, we have constructed indestructible ties of solidarity and brotherhood with Nicaragua and the FSLN. I reiterate our unwavering support and solidarity in the face of attempts to destabilize this sister nation, to overthrow the legitimately constituted government.

An embrace,
Raúl Castro Ruz.
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuban Central Committee

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La Habana, July 19, 2018.

Esteemed Daniel and Rosario:

I convey my congratulations to you and those of our people and government, on the 39th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution.
We reiterate our solidarity with Nicaragua in the face of interventionist actions and attempts to destabilize the nation, which have produced unfortunate loss of life and significant material damage, undermining citizen security and the economic and social gains achieved.
On such a significant date, I wish to reiterate our unbreakable friendship and support, and unqualified willingness to continue strengthening the historic ties we that unite us.

A fraternal embrace,
Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez
President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba

Raúl bids Nicolás Maduro farewell in Havana

Raúl bids Nicolás Maduro farewell in Havana
On Wednesday evening, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, bid the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, farewell at Havana’s José Martí International Airport
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
july 19, 2018 09:07:59

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Photo: Estudio Revolución
On the evening of Wednesday, July 18, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, bid farewell to the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, at Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Maduro visited Cuba to participate in the 24th Annual Meeting of the São Paulo Forum.
The Venezuelan leader was accompanied by First Combatant, Cilia Flores, and Minister for Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez.

Sinister means of sedition – Kiev, Caracas, and Managua

Sinister means of sedition
The images say it all, they are the same aggressors. If we look at photos taken in three places – Kiev, Caracas, and Managua – we will find many coincidences

Author: Raúl Antonio Capote | informacion@granmai.cu
july 4, 2018 16:07:28

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The terrorists not only use the same means and tactics, but also share an identical appearance. This photo was taken in Ukraine. Photo: Granma Archives
Faced with the rise in Latin America of progressive movements in the late 1990s, and the possible rise to power of leftist governments – such as that of Venezuela in 1999 – the United States government, in alliance with the most reactionary forces of the American continent and Europe, posed the urgent need to produce leaders of a new type, based on an extensive scholarship program to train the ringleaders of the backlash and to “plant” their supporters in Latin American universities.

The strategy of U.S. intelligence services was aimed at bastardizing youth and student movements, converting them into non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to administer resources for sedition from the International Republican Institute (IRI), National Endowment for Democracy (NED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), etc. – subordinating them to these organizations and committing them to increasing levels of violence.

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La injusticia se cierne sobre Correa

La injusticia se cierne sobre Correa
El exmandatario de Ecuador Rafael Correa se pronunció tras la orden de prisión preventiva dictada en su contra por la jueza ecuatoriana Daniela Camacho, debido a su supuesta vinculación con el secuestro del exlegislador Fernando Balda

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Autor: Redacción Internacional | internacionales@granma.cu
7 de julio de 2018 00:07:02

QUITO.–El exmandatario de Ecuador Rafael Correa se pronunció tras la orden de prisión preventiva dictada en su contra por la jueza ecuatoriana Daniela Camacho, debido a su supuesta vinculación con el secuestro del exlegislador Fernando Balda.

Correa ha denunciado en reiteradas ocasiones una persecución en su contra por parte del sistema judicial de su país.

«No es que yo tengo una orden de arresto por la justicia ecuatoriana. Tengo una orden de arresto por la injusticia ecuatoriana. Ecuador no es un Estado de derecho», aseveró Correa en una entrevista a RT.

Asimismo, tildó de «gran ridiculez» la acción que pretende llevar adelante el sistema judicial ecuatoriano en su contra, que no tiene ninguna perspectiva de éxito a nivel internacional.

«Tengo esperanzas de que Interpol rechace esta alerta, por lo evidentemente político del caso», expresó sobre la orden dictada en la audiencia donde se debía revisar la medida cautelar sobre dicha acción.

La detención preventiva es ordenada luego de que Correa no acudiera este lunes a la sede de la Corte Nacional de Justicia en Quito, para iniciar su ciclo de presentaciones quincenales, como indicaba la medida cautelar de Camacho establecida el 18 de junio.

En su lugar, se presentó en la sede del Consulado de Ecuador en Bélgica, país donde reside desde el año pasado.

La auditoría de la deuda pública interna y externa, la preventa petrolera a Petrochina, y lo más reciente, la supuesta vinculación del exmandatario en el secuestro del exasambleísta opositor Fernando Balda en el 2012, son algunos de los procesos que se han pretendido imponer.

Miles de ecuatorianos han demostrado su inconformidad ante estas medidas mediante una marcha multitudinaria el pasado jueves, que tuvo como escenario el centro histórico de Quito, en apoyo a Rafael Correa.

Presidentes, líderes sociales, intelectuales de todo el mundo han tomado parte, incluso desde las redes sociales, para respaldar a Correa.

En su cuenta personal en Twitter, el presidente del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Evo Morales, expresó: «Rechazamos la solicitud de la Fiscalía de Ecuador de prisión preventiva contra el expresidente de ese país. Denunciamos la politización de la justicia ecuatoriana y la injerencia de EE. UU. con la intención de encarcelar a un inocente».

Asimismo el presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, señalaba: «Primero Cristina. Luego Lula. Ahora Rafael Correa. Cese a la persecución contra los líderes auténticos de nuestra América. La Revolución Bolivariana se solidariza con el pueblo de Ecuador».

El líder del Partido de los Trabajadores, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, preso desde abril pasado por presuntos cargos de corrupción, también manifestó su solidaridad con Correa y dijo: «Tengo la seguridad de que la Justicia finalmente triunfará y nuestros pueblos decidirán democráticamente el futuro de nuestros países y de América Latina».

Díaz-Canel meets Jamaican Prime Minister and President of Haiti

 

Díaz-Canel meets Jamaican Prime Minister and President of Haiti
Confirmed in both meetings was the excellent state of relations shared by these Caribbean neighbors

Author: Leticia Martínez Hernández | internet@granma.cu
july 6, 2018 14:07:05

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President Diaz-Canel with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Photo: Estudios Revolución
MONTEGO BAY.— The first activity undertaken by Cuba’s President here was his official welcome by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in the city’s Convention Center.

During the meeting, Holnees ─ who is now assuming the pro tempore presidency of Caricom – congratulated Díaz-Canel for his recent election as President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers; thanked Cuba for its solidarity with other Caribbean nations; and in the name of all leaders in Jamaica for the Caricom Conference, said he was pleased by the visit.

Díaz-Canel thanked the Jamaican leader for the warm welcome and the hospitality shown the Cuban delegation, recalling the historical and human closeness shared by the two countries, beyond geography, reaffirming Cuba’s gratitude for the “brave and audacious” gesture made by Jamaica in 1972, along with Barbados, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago, to establish diplomatic relations with revolutionary Cuba, despite pressure from the United States.

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President Diaz-Canel with Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Photo: Estudios Revolución
Following this meeting, Díaz-Canel met with Haitian President Jovenel Moise ─ exiting pro tempore president of Caricom ─ to discuss collaborative projects underway in water distribution and airport modernization, as well as scholarships for Haitian students to attend Cuban universities.

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.

Cuba reafirma apoyo a causa palestina

Cuba reafirma apoyo a causa palestina
La nación caribeña reafirmó en Ginebra el apoyo irrestricto a una solución amplia, justa y duradera para el conflicto israelo-palestino
Autor: Cubaminrex | internet@granma.cu
4 de julio de 2018 10:07:45

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Fotos: Tomada del Internet, Por JAIMEM

El caso de Palestina, con sus frecuentes víctimas y agresiones a su soberanía, constituye un punto permanente en la agenda del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la onu, aunque no sea noticia de los principales medios de comunicación a nivel mundial todos los días.
Por ello Cuba, que ha estado vinculada a la Organización de Naciones Unidas (onu) desde su fundación en 1945, no deja de aportar para que el organismo avance hacia una verdadera asociación capaz de articular políticas y armonizar esfuerzos en la búsqueda de objetivos comunes de los países que la integran.
Así quedó evidenciado durante las sesiones del 38 periodo ordinario de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos, cuando el embajador del país caribeño, Pedro Luis Pedroso, se refirió a una de las causas más dramáticas del globo: la lucha de Palestina por su integridad territorial.
Para que esta llegue a su esperado cauce, dijo Pedroso, «debe basarse en la creación de dos estados, y permitir a los palestinos el derecho a la libre determinación y a disponer de un Estado independiente y soberano en las fronteras anteriores a 1967, con Jerusalén Oriental como su capital».

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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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