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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  

ARGENTINA

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

CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY IN VENEZUELA

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

GERMANY

Elections in sight

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On September 24…the German people will be called on to choose members of the Bundestag, the country’s Federal Parliament, responsible for exercising the will of the people, passing federal laws, and choosing the nation’s Chancellor

Iran caught in the crosshairs of Trump’s policy

In a disjointed discourse, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently described the deal with Iran as a “failed approach.”

On July 14, 2015, the news emerged from Vienna that following 18 months of negotiations, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States, heading the so-called G5+1 group (the U.S., Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany), had reached a historic agreement which would limit Iran’s nuclear program…

Striving to maintain advances in Venezuela

Dr. Rogelio Enrique Suárez González heads a medical center, as a member of Cuba's medical brigade in Venezuela.

A Cuban internationalist doctor heading a medical center in Miranda talks about the achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution which, despite facing a non-conventional war, continues to resist

Unblocking Congress

Unblocking Congress.

While the President of the United States is seeking to intensify the blockade against Cuba, various bills have been presented in Congress since January to amend or eliminate sanctions

Laying down of arms by Colombia's FARC-EP guerrillas completed

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On June 27, the Colombian people experienced one of the most important days of its history, with the completion of laying down of arms on the part of the Revolutionary Armed Forces- People's Army (FARC-EP), in the Buenavista area, located in the municipality of Mesetas en Met

Venezuela highlights Caribbean solidarity in the OAS

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The Venezuelan Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Samuel Moncada, thanked Caribbean countries June 19 for their solidarity, which put a stop to the interventionist aims of this regional body against this South American nation

Ten keys to Donald Trump's policy toward Cuba

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The change in policy toward Cuba, announced June 16 by U.S. President Donald Trump, implies a setback in bilateral relations • Granma shares opinions and analysis from both sides of the Florida Straits

The end of Brazil’s economic recession?

Economist Marcio Pochmann notes that the crisis continues and everything indicates that the pace of economic downturn merely slowed, due to isolated and external factors.

Vaunted as the end of the recession by President Michel Temer, the modest growth in Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2017 was described by economists as chicken feed

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.

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

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

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

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