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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

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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

VENEZUELA

Adding fuel to the fire

President Nicolás Maduro defined the latest measures of U.S. President Donald Trump as part of a financial and economic coup against Venezuela.

The latest tightening of the economic and financial sanctions against Venezuela follow on from the decree issued by Barack Obama, which referred to this sister nation as an unusual and extraordinary threat to U.S. national security

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National Constituent Assembly celebrates a month of progress

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Today, September 4, marks a month since the installation of Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC), which has continued to work to promote policies that effectively address the needs of the Venezuelan people and their demands for justice, peace and economic improvements

Work of the FMC highlighted in Angola

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Cuban collaborators in Angola highlighted the role of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) in its efforts to promote the wellbeing of women and their families

Trump imposes new sanctions on Venezuela

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The U.S. continues to slander the Bolivarian Revolution and threaten the country's legitimate government, imposing more sanctions following the convening of a National Constituent Assembly, in accordance with the nation's Constitution

The Sahara, the Mediterranean Sea of sand

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The Sahara desert, just like the Mediterranean Sea, is today one of the two largest graveyards for Africans, trying to reach the “promised land” that is Europe

Venezuela prepares to defend itself against U.S. aggression

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro invited the whole world to participate in a “day of solidarity and support for Venezuela, peace, sovereignty; and day of dialogue, peace and sovereignty with the Venezuelan people, to be held this coming September 16 and 17”

Friends from India pay tribute to Fidel

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This past August 13, India’s Cuba Solidarity Committee, in coordination with the Cuban Embassy in that country, organized an act honoring the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz, on his 91st birthday

UN Secretary General condemns racism

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António Guterres, United Nations secretary general called on the international community and its actors to condemn racism and xenophobia “everywhere and every time”

We are Fidel, we are Chávez

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This August 13, Cubans and Venezuelans paid tribute to the Comandante en Jefe’s exceptional career, as well as to another extraordinary fighter: Hugo Chávez

Italy, Libya and migration: A puzzling triad

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In its efforts to stop human trafficking from Libya, the Italian government has focused its attention on forging alliances with different forces of the country, plunged into a state of chaos and ungovernability

Evo Morales pays tribute to indigenous struggles

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Bolivian President Evo Morales highlighted the struggles of indigenous movements from his country and Latin America against colonialism, during an act to mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples  

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The return of Cristina Fernández

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All eyes are set on former president Cristina Fernández, who has returned to the political stage with a new party, Unidad Ciudadana (Citizens’ Unity), with which she seeks to curb the current government’s neoliberal austerity program

Venezuela elects National Constituent Assembly members

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A total of 8,089,320 voters went out to vote on Sunday, July 30, for the 537 members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), according to the first official bulletin of the National Electoral Council (CNE). The figure is equivalent to 41.5% of the electoral roll. This Tuesday, August 1, will see the election of eight indigenous assembly members

Why Lula?

Why Lula?

The right has declared the former President public enemy number one, and directs all its firepower toward him

An exemplary victory in Venezuela

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The First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, expressed gratitude and appreciation to the Venezuelan people, who continued to queue to exercise their right to vote in the late hours of this Sunday, July 30

The new Nicaragua

Within another 20 years, swimming in Lake Xolotlán will again be safe.

With an electoral victory in 2006, returning the Sandinista National Liberation Front to office, the Central American country has made notable progress socially and economically

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An unprecedented trial run

We have written the preamble to victory in the Constituent Assembly, said Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro emphasized that broad participation in the trail run for the upcoming Constituent Assembly election was a sure sign of the resounding victory that will be won in the actual vote July 30

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

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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

Growing support for Constituent Assembly in Venezuela

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The call for a Constituent Assembly is gaining ground, as organized political forces met May 8 to discuss the convocation, with the opposition coalition MUD, instigator of violent protests, still refusing to participate

Trafficking in persons: Life is not a commodity

Trafficking in persons: Life is not a commodity

Trafficking in persons, considered to be a “21st century form of slavery,” is a phenomenon that transcends borders and demonstrates that in many parts of the world, human rights are still not guaranteed

Maduro: Venezuela demands respect

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Nicolás Maduro criticized the interventionist attempts of certain nations that have allied with Venezuela’s domestic extreme right to destabilize the government

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

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