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Angola successfully rebuilding

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Forty years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that after five centuries of Portuguese colonialism, and 14 years of armed struggle, an African country could so successfully change the course of its history and rebuild itself. But Angola, celebrating 42 years of independence, has done so

THE UNITED STATES

Firearm democracy

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On November 5, about a month after the Las Vegas massacre, described as the largest in the United States’ recent history, another similar event occurred, this time in Texas, when a man opened fire killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens more, who were congregated in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs

Cuban Foreign Minister meets with U.S. legislators

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, met with a dozen U.S. Senators and members of Congress to discuss the current state of bilateral relations between the two nations, and recent setbacks in this regard

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New leadership for a new era

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The Communist Party of China (CPC) presented the seven members of the 19th Central Committee’s Political Bureau Permanent Committee, who will guide the nation as it embarks on a new era

National Assembly of Nicaragua condemns the blockade

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Nicaragua’s National Assembly stressed that it will reiterate its commitment and solidarity to the Cuban people and government on November 1st, when the annual debate on the lifting of the U.S. blockade is held at the United Nations

PUERTO RICO

A country torn to bits

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Several weeks after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the island, the recovery in Puerto Rico appears distant and unsure

Cuban doctors care for earthquake victims in Mexico

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In the wake of a devastating earthquake in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, a brigade of Cuban doctors is offering its services in a field hospital at the Che-Nita Sports Center in the community of Ixtepec

Fidel belongs to the world

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The legacy of Fidel and the Revolution he built, his wisdom and example, were the focus of a panel dedicated to him in Sochi’s Main Media Center, as part of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

A festival of friendship

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Talks on illiteracy and the struggle for its eradication in the twentieth century, and the role of the student movement for public, free and quality education, are just some of the activities that will take place today as part of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

DOMINICA

The challenge of starting over

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This paradisiacal landscape changed forever this past September 18, when Hurricane Maria struck the island with winds of more than 250 kilometers per hour. Dominica and its 72,000 inhabitants now face the challenge of starting over, basically from nothing

Cuban vice president pays tribute to Che in Bolivia

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Comandante of the Cuban Revolution and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, Ramiro Valdés, stated October 9, that Ernesto Che Guevara stands out as one of the most extraordinary revolutionaries in modern history, during a ceremony in honor of the guerilla, held in this city

Dominica, a broken Eden

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"The stars have fallen, Eden is broken," Skerrit said before the UN, reporting the devastation his country had suffered

The United States and the axis of evil

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The imperialist “axis of evil” expression, used to refer to countries and governments that do not adhere to the dictates of Washington, was coined by David Frum, former Bush speechwriter

Dominica is in shock (+Photos)

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Two weeks after Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria’s winds of over 250 kilometers per hour, the island remains in shock

U.S. blockade overwhelmingly rejected at United Nations

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Although the world is facing many challenges - climate change, earthquakes, hurricanes, and the threat of nuclear war - rejection of the U.S. blockade of Cuba was heard loud and clear in the UN high level debate, which concluded September 25

Venezuela declared a zone of peace

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On September 22, Venezuelan’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) unanimously approved a decree proclaiming the South American country a zone of peace, where human rights are promoted and protected

Raúl receives Nicolás Maduro

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At around midnight on September 21, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, at Havana’s José Martí International Airport

Catalonia activates its plan to separate from Spain

Catalonia activates its plan to separate from Spain.

Catalan authorities activated their self-proclaimed sovereignty process, in which they intend to hold a unilateral referendum on the succession of the autonomous community from the rest of Spain on October 1

Cuba rejects manipulation of human rights issue in Geneva

Cuba rejects manipulation of human rights issue in Geneva.

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cuba, Ambassador Pedro L. Pedroso Cuesta, in the General Debate on Issue 4 (Human rights situations requiring the Council's attention). 36th regular session of the Human Rights Council. Geneva, Switzerland, 19 September 2017

Cuban Foreign Minister in New York for UN General Assembly debate

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Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla will speak on Thursday, September 21, in the UN General Debate, where he will denounce the continuation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the island by the United States for over 55 years, and call for a new world order marked by justice and equity

Venezuelan government seeks to consolidate peace through dialogue

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The President of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Delcy Rodríguez, and the Mayor of the Caracas municipality of Libertador, Jorge Rodríguez, traveled to the Dominican Republic to participate in talks with sectors of the Venezuelan opposition, as representatives of the government of President Nicolás Maduro

FARC, the letters mean more now in Colombia

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Alternative Communal Revolutionary Forces (FARC). This is the name of the new political party with which former Colombian guerillas are looking to enter the country's political arena

Terrorism: Between hatred and injustice

One of the last photos taken of the constitutional President of Chile, Salvador Allende (center), in the Moneda Palace, resisting the bloody and fascist coup d’état of September 11, 1973, financed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and government, an

Terrorism, in any of its facets, is inexcusable. Social justice is the goal, not building walls or expelling immigrants. If abuses are eliminated, a conscience of peace could be achieved

LATIN AMERICA

Widespread inequality and discrimination

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Can tax systems in Latin America reverse the extent of social inequality so evident in more than a few countries in the region? Is the situation of Latin American women in the labor market improving? Is there equity in the distribution of wealth in this part of the world?

FMLN, 37 years of struggle

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Founded October 10, 1980, the historic Salvadoran Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), maintains its guerilla fighting spirit, taking on every an important battle

Cuban doctors treat Mexico’s earthquake victims

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The hospital, set up in the grounds of the Ixtepec sports stadium, offers consolations across general family medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, orthopedics and traumatology, surgery and neurosurgery, 24 hours a day

Where is Santiago Maldonado?

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Santiago Maldonado was last seen at a protest organized by the Ancestral Mapuche Resistance to demand the release of its leader Facundo Jones Huala, on August 1 in Patagonia

Trump’s response to Charlottesville events denounced

Racist violence erupted in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia.

In a country where the existence of some 1,600 extremist groups has been documented, and where reports are heard on a daily basis of white police killing Blacks, the sum total of these events constitutes frightening evidence of a deeply corroded system

China’s largest dam completed

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Proposed by Mao Zedong in the 1950s, the Chinese government announced the completion of the mega-structure in September 2016

VENEZUELA

The unique touch of the Bolivarian Revolution

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A young candidate for the Constituent Assembly exemplifies the determination of those who are concerned, but taking action in these decisive times for the land of Bolívar

Venezuelan Foreign Minister condemns CIA attacks

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada denounced the actions of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to overthrow the legitimately elected government of President Nicolás Maduro, this Monday, July 24

Milagro Sala: Imprisoned for her struggle

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A year and five months ago the indigenous leader of the Tupac Amaru neighborhood association, Milagro Sala, was arrested at her home in Argentina for alleged “incitement to commit crimes and public disturbance”

Debating the future of China-Latin America relations

Young political leaders and intellectuals from China, Latin America and the Caribbean discussed mechanism to strengthen bilateral relations.

How to expand relations between two regions which already have substantial economic and governmental ties, but aspire to greater levels of mutual understanding, was the main theme of debates in a forum between academics and political experts from China, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Fidel, Chávez & Che honored at the Sao Paulo Forum

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Participants to the 23rd Sao Paulo Forum, bringing together leftist and progressive forces from the region in Managua, Nicaragua, paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, Heroic Guerilla Ernesto Che Guevara, and Venezuelan comrade Hugo Chávez

36 years later, Oscar López returns to his hometown

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After serving 36 years in prison in the United States, Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera held an emotional encounter with residents of his hometown, San Sebastián del Pepino, a mountainous region located in the center of the island

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