OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

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

alemania

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

Colombia1

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

solidaridad1

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

diez.claves

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

Africa and Cuba: bound by a single sentiment

africa

Hundreds of delegates from countries such as Zambia, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria approved the Final Declaration of Africa’s Fifth Continental Cuba Solidarity Conference

Testimony from a sister country

testimonio

Day after day, in dissimilar points within Venezuelan territory, Cuban health professionals, along with those from the country, show that solidarity can change the fate of humanity

The little known Africa

Several African countries have recently established free or compulsory primary education.

Although the mainstream media focuses daily on negative news stories in Africa, there is another reality to the continent, which today, May 25, is celebrating its day

Cuba and Kenya sign medical cooperation agreement

Kenya1

Cuban health authorities announced May 24, the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the island and Kenya, which seeks to establish medical cooperation in the African nation by the end of this year

Henry Reeve Contingent to receive award from the World Health Organization

Henry Reeve

The Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Disasters and Serious Epidemics will be awarded the Dr. Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health by the World Health Organization this May 26, in recognition of its solidarity work and outstanding contribution to public health

Vietnam has fulfilled Ho Chi Minh’s dream

vietnam1

The best homage of the Vietnamese people to Ho Chi Minh is to have amply fulfilled his dream of building a nation ten times more beautiful, after the destruction unleashed on the country by the U.S. Army

Milagro Sala: Imprisoned for her struggle

milagro

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

sao paulo1

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

oscar

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

venezuela

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

venezuela

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

migracion

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

maduro

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

U.S. blockade of Cuba violates international law

bloqueo

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

colombia

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

ucrania

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

union africana

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

venezuela

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

impone

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

daniel

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

rinden

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

cuba

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

brasil

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!

Oscar1

“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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------