Anayansi Rodríguez, viceministra de Relaciones Exteriores

Cubadebate – Video: teleSUR.- “Cuba es un aliado absolutamente vital para las Naciones Unidas, aseguró este miércoles al llegar a La Habana María Fernanda Espinosa”, presidenta de la Asamblea General de ese organismo de concertación multilateral.
“La ONU necesita de países como Cuba puesto que es uno de los grandes defensores del sistema multilateral”, agregó la diplomática, quien fue recibida en la terminal tres del aeropuerto internacional José Martí, por Anayansi Rodríguez, viceministra de Relaciones Exteriores.

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Espinosa dijo sentirse muy contenta de estar en La Habana y adelantó que trae una agenda muy completa en la que constatará los avances de la isla en la igualdad de género y el acompañamiento de la ONU al gobierno cubano para el cumplimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.
“Estaremos aprendiendo de las iniciativas cubanas en materia de cooperación Sur-Sur y también pretendemos avanzar una conversación sobre la necesidad imperiosa de fortalecer el sistema multilateral”, añadió la presidenta del órgano más democrático del sistema de Naciones Unidas.
Una nota de prensa de la cancillería cubana agregó que Espinosa sostendrá encuentros de alto nivel con autoridades gubernamentales cubanas, se reunirá con integrantes de la sociedad civil e impartirá una conferencia magistral a estudiantes del Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales Raúl Roa.
María Fernanda Espinosa ocupa desde junio de 2018 la presidencia de la Asamblea General de la ONU, fue la cuarta mujer en llegar a ese puesto y la primera en representación de América Latina.
Al momento de ser elegida era la canciller de Ecuador, donde también fue ministra de Defensa y ministra coordinadora de Patrimonio Cultural y Natural. Es poetisa, ensayista y licenciada en lingüística aplicada, y posteriormente se especializó en Antropología y estudios amazónicos en cursos de postgrado y máster.
Cuba en diversos foros internacionales ha reclamado la reforma de las Naciones Unidas, encaminada a lograr una organización realmente democrática y participativa, con un Consejo de Seguridad transparente y democratizado, y una Asamblea General revitalizada.
El primero de noviembre de 2018, por XXVII ocasión consecutiva, la Asamblea General de la ONU aprobó la resolución que presenta Cuba contra el bloqueo, la cual contó con el apoyo de la abrumadora mayoría de la comunidad internacional.
Fundada el 14 de octubre de 1945, Naciones Unidas en la actualidad cuenta con 193 Estados Miembros.

Libya is a very clear example of what United States military intervention

Eight years of “spring”
Libya is a very clear example of what United States military intervention means for the world

Author: Ana Laura Palomino García | informacion@granmai.cu
april 2, 2019 17:04:30

Libya has been devastated by the endless conflict provoked by the United States and its allies.

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In 2011, the Middle East suffered a reconfiguration of its political map through protests encouraged from abroad, and interventions disguised as aid. This series of events went down in history as the “Arab Spring.” However, the similarity with one of the most festive seasons of the year is only found in the nomenclature, because this geographical region has since been hit by continuous internal crises, resulting in a climate of permanent instability.

This is the situation experienced in Libya, a nation that for four decades had seen stability and progress under President Muammar Gaddafi, a leader who promoted social and economic development in this North African country.

What happened? A well-aimed formula of manipulation, lies and “humanitarian intervention,” designed by the United States government and supported by the European Union (EU), was applied against Libya, which sounds suspiciously familiar given the situation facing the Venezuelan people today.

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Cuban trade unions began the month of April with the convocation of May Day

The heroism of Cuban workers
Cuban trade unions began the month of April with the convocation of May Day marches and the recognition of workers at the Comprehensive Automotive Services Enterprise (EISA) for their contribution to the recovery in Havana following the January 27 tornado

Author: Abel Reyes | internet@granma.cu
april 2, 2019 10:04:54

Ulises Guilarte, general secretary of the Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC) issued the May Day convocation precisely a month before the date.

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Cuban trade unions began the month of April with the convocation of May Day marches and the recognition of workers at the Comprehensive Automotive Services Enterprise (EISA), for their immediate response and contribution to the recovery in Havana in the wake of the January 27 tornado.

Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, Political Bureau member and general secretary of the Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC), awarded the EISA staff the Labor Prowess flag, granted to groups with a distinguished union history, which have played a leading role in extreme situations that threaten the country’s productivity and economic stability.
Among a workforce of 1,500, recognized at EISA were a dozen individuals whose efforts catalyzed the recovery of the city following the tornado. Additionally, the Construction Enterprise Group, Community Services, the Ñico López contingent, and the Aluminum Production Enterprise, among others, were mentioned during the event, as outstanding contributors to the recovery.
Guilarte congratulated workers gathered at the entrance to the plant, and emphasized the importance of their efforts and productive achievements to the sustainability of our economy, an urgent topic to be discussed at the upcoming XXI Congress of the CTC.

No US war on Venezuela ! Mass Mobilization !

Organizing Centers
Mass Mobilization: Oppose NATO, War & Racism!
Demand: No US war on Venezuela!
Protest Washington, DC, Lafayette Park (across from the White House)
1 PM Saturday, March 30, 2019.
No2nato2019.org

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IN NEW YORK CITY:
Buses leave 6:30am from 147 W 24th Street and return at 10pm
– $50/seat, $25 student/low income
Get a bus ticket on-line:
Contact: 212-633-6646
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Use the following hashtags to share information about the rally:
#NotoNato #No2NATO #HandsOffVenezuela
Albany, NY
Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace
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Atlanta, GA
Contact: AtlantaIAC@aol.com
Baltimore, MD
Youth Against War and Racism, Contact: 443-324-8644
Boston, MA
Suggested donation for the bus, $30 with subsidized seats available. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. The Bus leaves Boston at 11pm Friday, March 29 and returns around immediately after the Demo. To reserve a seat on the bus contact:
Team Solidarity, USW Local 8751, 25 Colgate Road, 3rd Floor, Roslindale, MA 02131
Tel: 617-524-7073, http://www.teamsolidarity.org, solidarity@bostonschoolbusunion.org
Bus leaves Boston 11pm Friday and returns immediately following the demonstration. Suggested donation $30 with subsidized seats available.
Buffalo, NY
Buffalo AntiWar
Contact: BuffaloAntiWar@gmail.com
Connecticut
Contact: 617-522-6626 / No2NATO2019CT@HopeOutLoud.Org
Durham, NC
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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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The Guaidó case has all the characteristics of CIA operations

Juan Guaidó: From self-proclaimed President to sacrificial lamb
The Guaidó case has all the characteristics of CIA operations to overthrow governments not amenable to U.S. interests
Author: Raúl Antonio Capote | informacion@granmai.cu
march 19, 2019 09:03:04

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History is full of self-proclaimed kings, presidents and governors. Many are to be found in literature, as well, and some of these real and fictitious figures marked eras, while others end up as protagonists of some hilarious anecdote or after-dinner joke.
The Bible says that Adonijah, son of Jaguit, conspired with Joab, son of Sarvia, and the priest Abiathar, to gather his followers and relatives by the Stone of Zochelet in Enoguel, and proclaimed himself king of Judah, behind David’s back.
Don Fernando de Guzman proclaimed himself, “by the grace of God, Prince of Terra Firma and Peru,” ignoring his allegiance to King Phillip of Spain. Guzman was not willing to share the riches of the mythical Dorado with any king across the Atlantic.
England, during the second half of the 15th century, was plunged into a chaos of intrigue and shifting alliances. Two irreconcilable sides, the Yorks and the Lancasters, fought to the death for the throne. The self-proclaimed kings were many, as ambitious men and women competed ruthlessly for the crown.

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Cuban solidarity in Venezuela wears a white coat

Cuban solidarity in Venezuela wears a white coat
Since the beginning of Cuban medical solidarity in Venezuela, more than 140,000 health care professionals have participated, a large portion of the 220,000 total collaborating in various arenas

Author: National news staff | informacion@granma.cu

march 18, 2019 12:03:30

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Some 155 Venezuelan doctors will conclude their specialty training in Cuba in 2020, a great opportunity for the country considering the strengths of Cuban medical education, according to Yanet Torrealba Cordero, deputy director of the Health Ministry’s Research and Education Directorate, who, noted some key characteristics of the Cuban system, saying, “Their experience in the missions, their experience in the Revolution, in a different system of equity and equality, not mercantilist, but social.”
She is also responsible for the Specialist Training Project within the Comprehensive Cuba-Venezuela Cooperation Agreement, adding that this step means strengthening the system with the required talent, a demand initiated by President Chávez.
“Our brothers in Cuba have been strategic allies for our health network, both in the medical training of General Practitioners (MGI) and these specialists,” she added.
Dr. Fernando González Isla, head of the Cuban Medical Mission in Venezuela, said that in recent years more than 24,000 community doctors have been trained in Venezuela, now working alongside 21,000 Cuban doctors, contributing to the construction of an ideal health care system, imagined by our Comandantes Fidel and Chávez.
The greatest contribution of the Barrio Adentro mission, he said, is the training of human resources with a network of institutions that has created conditions to advance the principles established, with accessibility to services as a basic premise.
Since the beginning of Cuban medical solidarity in Venezuela, more than 140,000 health care professionals have participated, a large portion of the 220,000 total collaborating in a variety of sectors and areas of cooperation
Over the last 55 years, Cuba has completed 600,000 internationalist missions in 164 nations, in which more than 400,000 health workers have participated, many taking on this honorable task on more than one occasion.

Helms-Burton Act meant to re-colonize Cuba

Helms-Burton Act meant to re-colonize Cuba
The Trump administration is dusting off the law’s Title III to tighten the blockade and dissuade foreign investors in Cuba
Author: Raúl Antonio Capote | informacion@granmai.cu
march 14, 2019 10:03:37

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This law is more interventionist that the Platt Amendment of 1901 and the Reciprocity Treaty Cuba was forced to sign to be granted fictitious independence, at the beginning of the 20th century.
-It is an attack on the independence and dignity of Cuba, with openly annexationist, colonialist intentions.
– The Helms-Burton Act was approved to provoke a change in Cuba’s political and economic system.
– Its Titles I and II include a series of requirements defining a transition government, and what constitutes a democratically elected government, according to the U.S.
– It constitutes intervention in the internal affairs of a sovereign country, in violation of international law.
– It is also an affront to the sovereignty of other countries of the world, given its intention to enforce U.S. jurisdiction extraterritorially.
– This law expresses, in all its amplitude, the Monroe Doctrine, proclaimed more than a century and a half ago.
– Given the fears the law creates in some businesspeople, it harms both Cuba and U.S. citizens, preventing or delaying investment and further complicating economic relations.
– The law rules out the possibility of the two countries resolving claims on nationalized properties in a rational way; setting a serious precedent for international standards on the resolution of these types of disputes, which may turn against the United States itself when facing property claims in other countries.

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Cuba condemns terrorist sabotage of Venezuelan electrical power system

REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT STATEMENT
Cuba condemns terrorist sabotage of Venezuelan electrical power system
The Revolutionary Government strongly condemns the sabotage perpetrated against the Venezuelan electrical power system, which is a terrorist act intended to harm the defenseless population of an entire nation, and taking it hostage in the non-conventional war launched by the government of the United States against the legitimate government headed by comrade Nicolás Maduro Moros and the civic and military union of the Bolivarian, Chavista people.
Author: Redacción Digital | internet@granma.cu
march 12, 2019 09:03:29

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Several U.S. politicians have rushed to celebrate an action that deprives the population from an essential basic service; leaves hospitals without the power they require to work; disrupts other basic services which are indispensable in the everyday-life of people, such as food, water supply, transportation, communications, public safety, trade, bank transactions, and crtedit card payments. Such acts affect work in general and the proper functioning of schools and universities.
The sequence and modality of these actions remind us of the
sabotage perpetrated against the oil industry in 2002 by a U.S. company that owned and operated the automated system that controlled production, refining, transportation, and distribution of oil.
This adds to the ruthless economic and financial warfare imposed on Venezuela with the clear intention to subjugate, through shortages and deprivation, the political and sovereign will of a people that has not been brought to its knees.
This is an escalation of a non-conventional war led by the U.S. government against this sister nation, which is taking place after the failed provocation orchestrated on February 23 with the intention of introducing by force alleged humanitarian aid into Venezuela, thus challenging the legitimate authorities of the country and violating international law and the principles and norms of the United Nations Charter, with the purpose of causing widespread death and violence as a pretext for a “humanitarian intervention.”
The experience of Cuba’s own history and the history of other countries in the region show that these actions are a prelude to violent acts of a larger scope, as was the case of the armed invasion at the Bay of Pigs in 1961. The international community has accumulated sufficient evidence to be on the alert.

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Hugo Chávez Frías: When a friend departs

Hugo Chávez Frías: When a friend departs
Chávez embodied Venezuela’s longing for freedom, and set out to raise a rebellious continent and lead it on the path to its second independence

Raúl Antonio Capotemarch 8, 2019 17:03:44

Chávez was the Venezuelan people, he was one of them, he was born of them, and he maintained that spirit of origin.f0024333

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ignacio Ramonet, in the book My First Life, an extended interview with Hugo Chávez, describes how: “We had arrived at the center of the infinite Venezuelan plains the day before (…) the cracked, hardened earth around us was dotted with colorful bushes, splendid giant fruit trees flowering.” They were in the land of Chávez, the boy who sold dulce de lechosa (papaya in syrup), the man who embodied Venezuela’s longing for freedom, and set out to raise a rebellious continent and lead it on the path to its second independence.

Ramonet relates their stay in Sabaneta de Barinas, the land of “my circumstances,” as Chávez referred to it. Reading this account sparks one’s imagination, navigating those splendid spaces through which Simón Bolívar passed, as well as the plainsmen of “Páez the Centaur,” and Ezequiel Zamora, and where “Cuba’s best friend” grew up.

Chávez’s death was a mean trick, there was much left to do in these lands. “I love my country dearly,” he tells Ramonet, “deeply, because as Alí Primera says, the homeland is man (…), only history provides a people with the full awareness of themselves.” Venezuela, and extending the horizon as Bolívar, Martí and Fidel knew, to encompass the Great Homeland, is that man who bore within himself the marks of that land, punished by the gusts of a hot breeze, hardened earth, and at the same time perfumed by the aroma of its fruit trees.

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