OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

CELAC to analyze regional challenges

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The 21st Meeting of National Coordinators of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is scheduled to be held in El Salvador, March 23-24

Manipulation of human rights continues

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A recurring theme over these days has been human rights, giving rise to media manipulations, and involving individuals who, from centers of power or paid by them, are making a veritable feast with the issue…

Coincidences ... or not

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, cost approximately 13 billion dollars.

Speaking from the deck of the newest U.S. aircraft carrier, Trump announced part of his plan presented to Congress to increase this year’s defense budget by 10%

Cooperation key to Caribbean development

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Cuba’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Ileana Núñez on inaugurating the First Association of Caribbean States Cooperation Conference today, March 8 in Havana, emphasized the importance of cooperation to development

Cuba and El Salvador aim to strengthen cultural ties

Cuba and El Salvador aim to strengthen cultural ties

The issue was discussed in a recent meeting between Silvia Elena Regalado, Salvadoran Culture Minister, and Cuban Ambassador to the country, Iliana Fonseca, during which the growth of children’s theater groups throughout the Central American nation was highlighted

The Asian bank competing with the IMF

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The creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is part of China's plan to reanimate the ancient Silk Road, and encourage trade and economic cooperation with other countries of Europe and Africa

FRANCE

Presidential elections coming soon

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Amid scandals and the emergence of unexpected candidates, France is going to the polls this coming April, to choose the next President and decide the country's future

ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS

The shameful problem of 21st century colonization

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According to a BBC World report there are currently over 600,000 Israelis living in some 140 settlements since Zionist occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem began, an area where Palestinians wish to build their future state

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

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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

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

Development to offset migration

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During the meeting on human rights of migrants, Amorós stressed the need to substantially modify the unjust and exclusionary international economic order, in order to target the root cause of the migratory phenomena

Unity to strengthen ALBA

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Leaders from ALBA member countries reiterate commitment to regional integration and solidarity

U.S. blockade of Cuba violates international law

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Participants in a colloquium on current affairs in Cuba denounce U.S. policy, noting that fines for a total of 14 billion dollars have been levied on international banks and companies for alleged violations of blockade regulations

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

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

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