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The birth of a new Bolivia

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After surpassing his own predictions, and even beating some records in regards to his administration's accomplishments, everything seems to point to Evo’s reelection

Morocco’s controversial return to the African Union

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SADR’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Uld Salek, expressed his government’s willingness to negotiate an end to Rabat’s occupation of Sahrawi territory, based on his people’s right to self-determination

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN ECUADOR

Lenín Moreno wins first round

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The Alianza Pais candidate led the vote in first round voting, confirming his status as the favorite to succeed Rafael Correa

Ecuador denies end to Latin American left

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On February 14, several Latin American intellectuals refuted claims that the recent defeats of progressive governments on the continent represents the end of the leftist era in the region

ECUADOR

Upcoming elections drawing close

Hydroelectric plants are generating more energy as a result of efforts by the Alianza PAÍS government.

Polls gauging opinions on Ecuador’s general elections set for February 19 all predict a win for Lenin Moreno of the governing Alianza PAÍS, although vote share forecasts vary widely

Oscar López Rivera arrives in Puerto Rico

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The imprisoned independence fighter, whose unjust sentence was reduced after 35 years and eight months in U.S. penitentiaries, was transferred to his native country yesterday

U.S.-MEXICO

The wall and old, unhealed wounds

The construction of a wall between Mexico (left) and the United States (right) is a thorny issue for both countries.

This all forms part of a history which neither Latin America or the world must ever forget, much less when, now in the 21st century, we are seeing clear indications of a revival of imperialist aspirations, using modern-day methods

Evo Morales condemns racist and fascist attitudes

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On January 30, Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned racist and fascist attitudes worldwide, in reference to the wall that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to build on the border with Mexico, reported P

African migration: What’s behind it?

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A report by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) indicated that the total number of migrants arriving in Europe by two main sea routes (Eastern Mediterranean route, and across the Western Balkans) in 2016 fell by nearly two-thirds compared to 2015

Oscar López Rivera’s sentence commuted

Justice served after 35 years

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After serving 35 years in jail in the United States, Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera’s sentence is set to expire on May 13, 2017, after it was commuted by President Barack Obama, yesterday, January 17

A decade of progress in Ecuador

A decade of progress in Ecuador.

On January 15, 2007, a new era began in Ecuador. Economist Rafael Correa took office with his sights firmly set on a deep restructuring of the state, proposing an inclusive process under the premise of “socialism of good living.”

Cuba and Chicago initiate health care collaboration

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Cuban and U.S. professionals will work to evaluate health care for vulnerable and low-income communities in the city of Chicago, in order to suggest measures to contribute to improving their health indicators

China declares war on pollution

Chinese authorities are set to take tougher measures to enforce regulations on polluting emissions.

Aware that environmental protection is a key to its overall development, the Chinese government is waging a relentless war against air pollution, which affects several cities of the Asian nation, especially during the winter

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

21st century slavery

The most recent global report on trafficking in persons issued by the UN reveals the frightening scale of the problem

UN General Assembly honors Fidel

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Organized by Cuba’s permanent commission to the UN, the special tribute was requested by a group of countries from several continents

Brazil freezes its future

Protests have erupted across Brazil in opposition to the proposed Constitutional amendment.

Progressive forces and social movements, like Clara in Aqua­rius, have entered a new stage in which the only option is resistance to injustice

Cuban Foreign Minister in Brussels to sign agreement with EU

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According to the Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno, the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) will for the first time provide a reciprocal, respectful and mutually advantageous contractual framework for relations between Cuba and the European Union

Thousands pay tribute to Fidel in Namibia

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The posthumous tribute, held in the gardens of Namibia’s Parliament building, was broadcast live by channel NBC and saw the participation of the all senior members of government, the SWAPO Party and representatives of the diplomatic corps

Venezuela

The broken “unity” of the opposition

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Almost a year after the parliamentary elections, opposition forces have not advanced at all in terms of the coup they promised for this year, and have been thwarted in their attempts time and again by the resistance of the Bolivarian government and its popular support.

Bolivia extends Operation Miracle, with Cuban support

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Bolivian President Evo Morales announces extension of Operation Miracle, allocating some five million bolivianos to the humanitarian program, launched by Cuba and Venezuela, which has restored sight to 547,294 Bolivians

U.S. imposes new fine for trading with Cuba

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The fine was levied on National Oilwell Varco, and its subsidiaries Dreco Energy Ser­vices and NOV Elmar, by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, as part of U.S. government efforts to enforce the blockade

Colombian government and FARC-EP sign new peace agreement

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The new agreement represents a step forward in the long running peace process, replacing the document which was voted down by a small margin in an October 2 plebiscite, and taking into consideration subsequent proposals from diverse sectors of society

ELN: The next chapter in Colombia’s peace process

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The light from a kerosene lamp illuminates the faces of several youths who, in the heart of the Colombian jungle, made the decision to rise up in arms to overthrow the country’s oligarchy and install a new revolutionary government

Ukraine: High tension & low temperatures

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It’s February, and exactly as was the case three years ago, events in Ukraine are making headlines. Guns are again being fired; deaths and injuries are being reported. Low temperatures of below 20o Celsius are affecting the region these days, but they have not lowered tensions in a conflict, which far from nearing a resolution, is worsening

African Union condemns U.S. blockade

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On the last day of the African Union Summit, held in Ethiopia, Heads of State and Government of the continental organization reaffirmed their unanimous rejection of the genocidal policy against Cuba

Never has it been more necessary to effectively advance along the path of unity

Never has it been more necessary to effectively advance along the path of unity.

Speech by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, at the 5th CELAC Summit, in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, on January 25, 2017, “Year 59 of the Revolution.”

Venezuela delivers 1.4 million housing units

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced on January 19 that the Great Housing Mission Venezuela (GMVV, Spanish acronym) had reached the goal of delivering 1,400,000 homes throughout the countr

U.S. imposes more fines to enforce the blockade

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The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed fines on the nonprofit organization Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy and the Canadian bank Toronto Dominion (TD), for $10,000 and $955,750, respectively

Daniel Ortega to be sworn in on January 10

Latin American left looks to strengthen unity in Nicaragua

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Representatives of various left political parties and groups from across Latin America are meeting in Nicaragua, reviewing an official proposal to strengthen unity among progressive movements in the region

Tribute to Fidel in Grenada

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A special tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution was held during the celebration of the 44th anniversary of relations between Cuba and the Caribbean Community

Cuba, a global example

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In the context of World Human Rights Day, Colombian Henry Acosta, facilitator to the ongoing peace process between his country’s government and the FARC-EP, noted that in regards to human rights, today Cuba is not only an example for Latin America, but also the world

Temer to "tighten belts" in Brazil

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Fully installed in Brazil's Planalto executive headquarters, interim President Michel Temer has launched the neoliberal plan he promised.

Free Puerto Rican prisoner Oscar López Rivera!

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“The legal and political battle for the release of Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera is intensifying," affirmed José Juan Nazario de la Rosa, a member of the legal team working on the case

DIALOGUE IN VENEZUELA

Agreements awaiting implementation

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The six agreements reached during the second meeting of the dialogue between the Chavista government and the opposition coalition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), would appear to suggest that, for now at least, opposition forces have recognized that no extreme solution will resolve Venezuela’s political conflict and economic crisis

Trump wins U.S. elections

The magnate was elected thanks to the votes of millions of U.S. citizens, the majority white and living in rural areas, who are disenchanted with the country's direction and traditional Washington politicians

Continental Day for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism

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Tomorrow, November 4 will see activities at the University of Havana to mark the Continental Day for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism, with the certainty that an organized and active people is the best antidote to a return to the past in Latin America and the Caribbean

The blockade persists

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The extraterritorial application of the blockade is preventing the donation of a piano to Cuba from the UK

17TH NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT SUMMIT

Raúl undertakes intense bilateral agenda

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With the express commitment to stand together as a single voice in the most diverse international arenas, the multi-national event concluded

Fidel gave me my life back!

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María Paredes, Asencio Sánchez, and Fe Rufino are among recipients of the over 35,000 eye surgeries performed through Operation Miracle in Argentina

Salvation with a capital S for sustainability

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Dialogue, consensus and commitment were all key words articulated during the 6th multi-stakeholder partnership meeting (MSP) of the Global Agenda for sustainable livestock, held June 20-23 in the Central American country’s capita

Colombian government and FARC-EP draw closer to peace

Colombian government and FARC-EP draw closer to peace

Delegations from the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP), announced today, June 22, that they have reached agreement on a ceasefire, the laying down of arms, and a definitive end to hostilities

CUBA IN AMAZONIA (IX)

Cuba in a boat

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Granma International reports on the experiences of a Cuban medical collaborator and radiology specialist, working in Venezuela's Amazonia

Ali, the legend

Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Films, books, radio and television programs, photos, posters and stories of all kinds surround the life of U.S. former boxer Muhammad Ali, who passed away on June 3, 2016, at the age of 74

Operation Condor and historical memory

Victims' family members await the verdict in the trial of 17 of those involved in Operation Condor.

Argentine court convicts 17 implicated in this sinister conspiracy of torture, killings and disappearances, carried out by South American dictatorships under the direction of the U.S. government. Too many others have yet to face justice

Argentina: Justice served

Thirty years since the end of the dictatorship in Argentina, 13 legal procedures and three hearings have ended with a court ruling on Operation Condor, unique thus far as the only such judgment of regional Latin American importance

President Maduro receives Cuban Foreign Minister

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The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, who concluded a two-day visit to the South American nation on May 24

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