OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

War as a common denominator

Bombings in the Middle East.

Today, it is not uncommon to hear about conflict in the Middle East, especially when it comes to the war in Syria or Iraq, or when coverage includes North African or Asian nations

Cuba is a safe, peaceful and healthy country

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Statements to the press by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs General Director for the United States, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, in response to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere hearing regarding alleged “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Havana

Ten conflicts to follow in 2018

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The year that has just begun will be plagued by events that will capture the attention of the global media and shape public opinion

ASIA IN 2017

The world looks to the East

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The impressive development achieved by the countries of the Asian continent in recent years has resulted in a greater global influence, thus allowing us to envisage a change in the international power balance

The UN condemns the critical situation of violence in Honduras

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A group of UN and Inter-American Court of Human Rights rapporteurs condemned the killing of at least 12 people and the detention of hundreds of citizens who protested against the results of the presidential elections issued by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Honduras

Rebuilding Syria, the other war

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Although a victory may appear at hand, the reality is that another war is only just beginning in Syria, a war to rebuild the country

A Caribbean increasingly more prosperous, equitable, secure, and united is possible

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Full text of speech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of stare and Ministers, during the VI Caricom-Cuba Summit.  Antigua and Barbuda, December 8, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolutio

Bolivia experiencing an unprecedented moment

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Bolivia’s Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) ruled in favor of the indefinite re-election of national and subnational authorities on November 28, a decision which enables President Evo Morales to stand again in 2019

Fidel honored in Washington

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The willingness of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to improve relations with the United States while preserving the island’s sovereignty, was highlighted during a panel discussion in honor of the first anniversary of the revolutionary leader’s death, November 25, 2016

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

Cuban Embassy in Venezuela targeted by terrorist cell

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“They were going to put a bomb in the Cuban Embassy,” stated Diosdado Cabello, first vice president of the PSUV, referring to plans by a terrorist cell which was neutralized this week in the Bolivarian nation

Marco Rubio is deaf to Cuba

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Even with the help of high-power speakers, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) would not be able to hear Cuba. He has suffered selective deafness for decades, when it comes to his country of origin.

The manipulation of human rights in U.S. political discourse

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The bourgeois conception emphasizes a strictly individualist view of human rights, overlooking the duties of individuals to the rest of society, and ignoring the collective aspect of certain rights, such as that of peoples to peace, development, self-determination, and international solidarity

VENEZUELA

A real lesson in democracy

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The Bolivarian Revolution obtained 71% of the vote in the country's December 10 elections, the largest margin of victory in Venezuela's history, winning 308 of the 335 mayor's offices

New book reveals extent of Brazilian solidarity with Cuba

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The book Solidariedade Brasileira a Cuba - uma história de luta e paixão pela nossa América (Brazilian Solidarity with Cuba: A History of Struggle and Passion for Our America) seeks to provide younger generations with knowledge regarding the Brazilian solidarity with Cuba movement over more than 50 years

Blockade of Cuba denounced in the United States

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A friend from the U.S. visiting the island recently as part of the "In the footsteps of Che International Brigade" commented: Cuba is an inspiration, because it teaches us that a revolution is possible

Venezuela

Maduro invites opposition to meet with government

Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, invited opposition members to meet with government representatives at Miraflores Palace, in order to strengthen formal talks and review the six point agenda agreed upon by both parties in talks held December 1-2 in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

Vietnam donates a shipment of rice to Cuba

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A symbolic handover ceremony took place in the port city of Haiphong, North Vietnam, the same site where during its liberation war, the country received sugar and other supplies from Cuba in a gesture of solidarity

The Fabulous

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Granma speaks to Cuban doctors offering their services in Dominica after it was hit by Hurricane Maria

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

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