Political Prisoners of the Empire  MIAMI 5     




United Kingdom and Cuba to cooperate in various areas
We are here to show UK support for the economic changes taking place in Cuba and also to discuss important bilateral, trade and international issues regarding both countries, Hugo Swire, Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, stated on a visit to the Island.

Ukraine looking to join European Union and NATO
Preliminary results from the October 26 parliamentary elections in a disintegrating Ukraine indicate a victory for the right, as predicted, meaning that the country will move forward with the implementation of policies favored by the European Union and NATO.

Sweden recognizes Palestine
STOCKHOLM.— Sweden recognizes Palestine as an independent state, declared Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, on October 30. According to Swedish site DN.Debatt, Wallström stated, “Today the government has made the decision to recognize the state of Palestine...

Statement by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla at UN General Assembly, October 28th. 2014
Mr. President;
Distinguished Permanent Representatives;
The United Nations General Assembly will consider today, for the twenty-third time, this issue which is so important to the international community, because it is related to international law, which protects all states...
- International community backs Cuba

Ebola crisis reversing development gains in Liberia
As the Ebola crisis continues to take a toll on people’s lives and livelihoods in West Africa, the focus is increasingly not just on the health aspects of the crisis, but also on its social and economic consequences.

The World again demands that the United Status end its blockade of Cuba
The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly approved, for the twenty-third time, on Tuesday October 27, a resolution presented by Cuba calling on the United States to end the blockade it has imposed on the island since 1962.

World votes on blockade
UNITED NATIONS.— The global call will once again be clearly heard, when the twenty-third UN General Assembly vote is held today on the need to lift the blockade imposed by the U.S. on Cuba.

G-77 plus China to condemn U.S. blockade before the UN
UNITED NATIONS.— During the UN General Assembly, the Group of 77 plus China, consisting of 134 southern nations, will once again reject the U.S. blockade imposed on Cuba, reported Bolivian ambassador to Cuba, Sacha Llorenti.

Protest against police brutality invades NYC’s Times Square
Under the rainy skies of New York City, several hundred people marched into Times Square, protesting police brutality and calling for reform and justice on behalf of those killed by law enforcement.

Cuban doctors arrive in Liberia and Guinea to fight Ebola
The aircraft carrying Cuba’s contingent of doctors and nurses prepared to join the struggle against Ebola in Liberia, landed safely, according to the Reuters news agency. Another group also arrived as planned to the neighboring West African country of Guinea. Jorge Fernando Lefebre Nicolás...

New members of the UN Human Rights Council elected

UNITED NATIONS. – The General Assembly of the United Nations elected new members of the Human Right Council this Tuesday, October 15, among whom Bolivia, El Salvador and Paraguay are representing Latin America and the Caribbean.

USA and NATO staying in Afghanistan
The US-Afghanistan agreement sought by Washington, frozen for nearly a year by President Karzai’s refusal to subscribe, was signed with great fanfare in Kabul on September 30, the day after Afghanistan’s new president Ashraf Ghani was sworn in.

No-fly zone is prelude to invasion of Syria
Since September 22, U.S. fighter jets have been carrying out missile strikes and drone attacks against targets surrounding Raqqa, a northern Syrian city which serves as the headquarters of the Islamic State.

ALBA-TCP Summit receives international coverage
On October 20, Secretary-General of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, sent a message of greetings to the ALBA-TCP Summit on Ebola...

Extravagance, waste… hunger
Although U.S. activist Rob Greenfield was able to sustain himself with food he scavenged from bins while cycling around the country - the FAO estimates that each year more than 1.3 million tons of food is thrown away - the issue of world hunger is not a priority on the agenda of rich countries.

Equality, development and peace for women
GENEVA.— According to Yolanda Ferrer Gómez, leading the Cuban delegation at the 131st Inter-parliamentary Union Assembly, currently taking place in Geneva, the international community is once again leading the debate and actions in the struggle for equality, development and peace – the three fundamental issues during the UN Decade for Women - which are closely interlinked and essential if we wish to advance in the realization women’s fundamental human rights and put an end to gender violence.

Cuba criticizes attempts to legitimize the use of force during Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly
Geneva.— The Cuban delegation attending the 131st Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly participated widely in the debates taking place at the legislative conference in Geneva. In depth discussions were held between delegations from developed countries and those from...

CELAC condemns the subversive ZunZuneo program at the UN
UNITED NATIONS.— The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), condemned on Monday the use of modern information and communications technology to attack countries, such as the case of ZunZuneo, the U.S. program employed against Cuba.

Condemnation of the impact of the U.S. blockade on Cuban women

UNITED NATIONS.— Cuba condemned the impact of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade on the development and wellbeing of Cuban women, at the UN this Monday. The unilateral measure imposed by Washington for over half a century represents an act of genocide and violence endured by Cuban women and girls, the diplomat, Jairo Rodríguez, stated in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, regarding social, cultural and humanitarian issues.

New protests against police brutality in the U.S.
WASHINGTON.— In a symbolic act of disobedience, hundreds of people participated in new protests in St. Louis, Missouri State, early this Sunday morning, over the murders of Michael Brown and Vonderrit Myers.

UN highlights that violence has escalated to a humanitarian crisis in Libya
UNITED NATIONS.— The United Nations Organization (UN) informed that over 330,000 people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Libya, among them 287,000 who have been displaced due to the sectarian violence in the country.

U.S.: Protests after police officer kills African American teen
WASHINGTON.— On October 8, an off duty police officer from St. Louis, the United States, shot and killed an African American teenager. According to a statement by St. Louis Chief of Metropolitan Police, Sam Dotson, the 32 year old officer who also works for a private security firm in St. Louis killed an 18 year old African American male, firing at him 17 times.

South African leader calls for increased solidarity with Cuba
Benson Ngqentsu, Brian Bunting District Secretary of the South African Communist Party, called on the progressive forces in his country to support the international solidarity with Cuba, according to Prensa Latina.

New York police won't arrest immigrants without a warrant
New York has introduced legislation to prevent the prosecution of undocumented immigrants without a warrant, limiting the city's cooperation with immigration authorities.

Hong Kong Protests: Why Imperialists Support ‘Democracy’ Movement
…. Although using the name, street tactics and appeal of the 
Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy Central has not made one demand on the banks in Hong Kong.

Cuba warns of serious dangers facing humanity at the UN
UNITED NATIONS.— Cuba yesterday warned of the serious dangers threatening the existence of the human species at the United Nations General Assembly, and called for commitments to address "Humanity is literally facing life and death," the Cuban Ambassador to the UN, Rodolfo Reyes, said during a plenary of the Assembly devoted to discussing the report of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the work of the organization, according to PL.them.

The war against Syria: ‘Plan B’ of Obama’shidden agenda
U.S. planes are bombing Syria, killing dozens of civilians, including children; all without the permission of Damascus or the UN, in violation of international law.

The reconstruction of Gaza
The wave of attacks unleashed by the Israeli army against the Gaza Strip during the months of July and August killed more than 2,140 Palestinians, mostly women and children.

Cuban solidarity and internationalist efforts praised in Angola
LUANDA.—Cuba pays a high price today for defending its independence and continuing its solidarity and internationalist work, Juliao Mateus Paulo Dino Ma­trosse, secretary-general of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA...

Judge denies request to hold Guantanamo force-feeding hearings in Secret
A federal Judge rejected the U.S. Justice Department’s argument that an open hearing would jeopardize national security.

What now for Scotland?
Scotland will not become an independent country because that is what the majority wanted. However, the United Kingdom will need to reform its relationship with the Scots following the political unrest that led to the referendum, analysts have claimed.

Australia and Britain Step Up Iraq War Involvement
Australia's government announced that Australian troops will be deployed in Iraq, as Britain's Prime Minister said he will send two more Tornado planes to participate in air strikes against the Islamic State group.

France Condemns New Israeli Settlements Plan
France has questioned Israel's plans of constructing new settlements fearing they could threaten peace with Palestine. The criticism follows similar calls by the U.S. earlier this week.

Behind the anti-terror alibi, the gas war in the Levant

Though everyone adheres to Washington and its Gulf allies’ anti-terrorist discourse, everyone understands that it is only a rhetorical justification for a war that has other purposes.

March for the Cuban Five in Katmandu
KATMANDU, Nepal, October 1.—  As part of the Global Event in Solidarity with the Cuban Five and against Terrorism, the Nepal-Cuba Solidarity Committee (CSNC) held a march in Katmandu. Banners and placards were raised in the heart of the city in support of the Cuban Five and to demand an immediate stop to the unjust economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.

China celebrates 65th anniversary
BEIJING, (Xinhua).— President Xi Jinping stated on September 30, that China will continue to give priority to development, adhere to reform and innovation and remain committed to the path of peaceful development.

Putin rejects US ‘easy money’ stimulus in Russia, says reforms needed
Russia must be careful with any monetary stimulus, and can’t be injecting billions into the economy to make it grow, as the US has been doing, President said at VTB’s Russia Calling Investment forum.

U.S. plans to attack Cuba in 1976 revealed
WASHINGTON.— The New York Times published declassified documents from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library which revealed that former Secretary of State, Henry A. Kissinger, devised secret plans to launch air strikes on Cuba in 1976.

South African Priest Visits Cuban Anti-terrorist in U.S. Prison
Pretoria, September 30 (PL-RHC)-- Alan Michael Lapsley, South African Anglican priest and social activist, held his ninth visit with Cuban anti-terrorist Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, incarcerated at Victorville prison in California.

Migrants Increasingly Risk Death to Reach Richer Countries
A new study reveals that most migrants die in the course of dangerous journeys to Europe.
More than 40,000 migrants have died worldwide over the last 14 years in dangerous journeys fleeing war, poverty and persecution.

Over 40% of Peruvian Women have been Victims of Violence
Four in ten women in Peru experience some kind of violence, but more and more women have been stepping forward, reporting cases of abuse and seeking help.
Over 40 percent of women in Peru have suffered from some sort of physical violence, senior officials said on Monday at a regional convention about violence against women.

Assange Says South America Needs Internet Sovereignty
The WikiLeaks founder has told teleSUR the United States could take South America offline "if push comes to shove."
WikiLeaks  founder Julian Assange has described South America's plans to develop internet infrastructure bypassing the United States as a "very important project."

Heberprot-P registered in Turkey
HEBERPROT-P, developed by Cuban biotechnology and the only one of its kind in the world capable of enhancing the healing process of ulcers in diabetics and reducing the risk of amputation, was officially registered in Turkey, making it ...

Various arrests in new Ferguson protests
WASHINGTON.— Several people were detained during new protests in the U.S. suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, a month and a half after the shooting of a young black man by a white police officer, who continues to walk free.

UN condemnation of the U.S. blockade against Cuba grows
United Nations, September 27.— El Salvador, Namibia, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica and Guyana today joined their voices to the call to lift the U.S. blockade imposed on Cuba, during the fourth day of the UN General Assembly debate.

New Mass Grave Reported in Ukraine

The latest discovery is the third in recent weeks in territory previously held by the Ukrainian army. Meanwhile fighting has resumed near the Donetsk airport threatening the peace process but hostage exchanges continue.

We live in a globalized world which moves toward multi-polarity
Mr. President;
Mr. Secretary-General;
Excellencies, Heads of State and Government;
Distinguished delegates;
We live in a globalized world which moves on towards multi-polarity in an era characterized by a threat to the survival of the human species. 

Selling the Syrian Airstrikes: The Lies of the War Establishment

The U.S. war establishment is using the ISIS propaganda scare to police the world and continuously subject resistant nations to their global NATO imperial plans through massive aerial bombardment violence that is already murdering people not taking part in hostilities.

Imperialism and the Ebola Catastrophe
"The present [Ebola] epidemic is exceptionally large, not primarily because of biologic characteristics of the virus, but in part because of the attributes of the affected populations, the condition of the health systems, and because control efforts have been insufficient to halt the spread of infection."

Resources are required to tackle Ebola, but also to ensure the development of Africa
Speech by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cuba, at the high-level meeting on the outbreak of Ebola, as part of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, September 25, 2014, "Year 56 of the Revolution"

Statement in support of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
On the occasion of the first ever International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, this September 26, as decided by the United Nations General Assembly, we wish to express the intention of Cuba’s deputies to continue to unite our efforts for the prohibition and total elimination of nuclear weapons.

The UN must adapt itself to a multi-polar world, Maduro declares
UNITED NATIONS.— On September 24, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, called for the transformation and modernization of the UN during his speech made at the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Calls for efforts to meet the millennium goals
UNITED NATIONS.— On September 25, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, called on the international community to intensify efforts to meet the millennium development goals over the 462 days left until the 2015 deadline.

Israeli, Palestinian Agreed Negotiating Again in October
Cairo, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina).— The delegations to the indirect talks for an agreement to stop Israeli attacks against Gaza agreed to resume such talks the last week of October.

Russian Troops Participate in Maneuvers in South Ossetia
Moscow, September 24 (Prensa Latina).— Some 700 soldiers from southern Russia''s Military District participated in military maneuvers along with the Armed Forces of South Ossetia, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed on Wednesday.

Ban Ki-moon calls high-level meeting on Ebola
UNITED NATIONS.— Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, called a high level meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 25, to address the international response to the Ebola epidemic afflicting Western Africa.

Climate change will exacerbate global environmental problems, poverty and food insecurity
Speech by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the Climate Summit 2014, part of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. New York, September 23, 2014.

Scotland votes No, but a growing movement for change is born
On September 18, 2014 Scotland voted "No" to independence from Great Britain, with 2,001,926 voters against separation and 1,617,989 supporting it (55.3% to 44.7%).

Islamic State Calls to Increase Attacks in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina).— The Islamic State (IS), the armed group that has become a nightmare in several countries, posted a communiqué on the Internet on Monday calling on armed groups in Egypt to increase their actions.

Russia Warns U.S. to Respect Syrian Sovereignty
Moscow, September 23 (RHC).— The Russian Federation has warned the United States of violating the sovereignty of Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to respect Syria's sovereignty, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Global march against climate change
NEW YORK.— On Sunday September 21, some 600,000 people mobilized across various cities against climate change, with an historic march in New York which, according to organizers, saw 310,000 protesters take to the streets just before the UN Summit on the issue was due to start.

Ban Ki-moon receives Cuban minister
On the evening of September 21, Secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, received Minister of Foreign Relations Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, who led the Cuban delegation to the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, with the The General Debate scheduled to begin September 24.

Fernando González receives commemorative medal
Cuban anti-terrorist Fernando González was awarded with the Dolores Ibárruri, la Pasionaria, commemorative medal on September 19, in Madrid.

Humanity owes a debt to Africa
President Chan:
Allow me firstly, to thank the Secretary-General, Dr. Nabarro, Dr. Chan and Mr. Niamah for the information they have imparted, I can assure you that it is extremely useful and necessary to us.
President Chan:


Officer who killed black teenager in Ferguson still free
WASHINGTON – Over a month after the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in the U.S. suburb of Ferguson (Missouri) the white police officer who killed him has still not faced prosecution.

A decade of consolidation
Paris.— 10 years after its foundation, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (Alba) has been consolidated and today displays achievements in regional unification, stated Bernardo Álvarez, secretary general of Alba.

Support for the Five in Europe
MADRID.— Cuban anti-terrorist Fernando González thanked supporters in Spain for their solidarity upon his arrival in the country, as an invited guest of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE). González , a member of the Cuban Five who completed his sentence in U.S. prisons in full and is now serving as vice president of the Cuban...

Vietnam continues to astound the world
In the 1950’s the Vietnamese shocked the world by toppling French colonialism, during the mid 1970’s they won admiration and interest by defeating the world’s greatest power, despite its formidable military strength.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting to address Ebola epidemic
NEW YORK.— The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting September 18, with the objective of coming to agreement on a worldwide response to the Ebola outbreak in western Africa, according to U.S. ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, who currently presides the Council.

World financial powers launch counter-attack
World trade amounts to 13 billion euros a year, but this enormous figure is much lower than the volume of currency transactions, which reached 52 trillion in non-regulated markets, seven trillion in regulated markets.

The Five around the world
Innumerable demonstrations of solidarity continue in a huge variety of locations around the world, as part of the international campaign to free Gerardo, Antonio and Ramón, unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. for 16 years.

Alba highlights Cuban decision to send doctors to combat Ebola
PARIS.— The sending of health professionals to combat Ebola in Africa was highlighted recently by Bernardo Álvarez, executive secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, Alba. If there is a country which has been present to help the weakest, in the most difficult moments...

Cuba joins international response to Ebola
After meeting in Geneva with World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan, Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales said that given the history of Cuban international collaboration, particularly in healthcare, Cuba has been asked to join the group of countries which will provide an initial response to the Ebola epidemic in Africa.

Palestinians thank Fidel for his solidarity
Hundreds marched September 2 in Gaza, carrying photos of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, in an event organized to acknowledge Latin American solidarity with Palestine.

Miami caravan demands freedom for Cuban anti-terrorists
Cuban émigré community organizations in Miami are planning a caravan across the city for September 6, to demand the release of three Cuban anti-terrorists imprisoned in the United States.

Ferguson looks like a war zone, says U.S. Congressman
The use of military equipment by police in Ferguson, Missouri, against demonstrators protesting the killing of an African American teen, makes that city look like a war zone, said Congressman Justin Amash, August 15.

Israel bombs Palestine off the map

To justify itself, state terrorism fabricates terrorists, sows hates and presents alibis. Indications are that the butchery in Gaza, which according to its perpetuators, is about eliminating terrorists, will create more.

25 truths about Israel’s attack on Gaza
Contrary to statements made by Israeli authorities, the current bombing of Gaza has as its objective an end to unity between Al Fatah and Hamas, and preventing the re-opening of peace talks.

U.S. contracts Latin American youth for subversion in Cuba
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) secretly sent young Latin Americans to Cuba in an attempt to incite opposition and destroy the Revolution, according to an investigation conducted by the U.S. press agency Associated Press, the same agency which exposed the ZunZuneo project, based on the use of new mobile phone technology to promote destabilization in Cuba.

TO justify itself, state terrorism fabricates terrorists, sows hates and presents alibis. Indications are that the butchery in Gaza, which according to its perpetuators, is about eliminating terrorists, will create more.

The military solution to U.S. immigrant crisis
TEXAS Governor Rick Perry announced the deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops to the Mexican border as of August, to contain the flow of undocumented immigrants, amid an unprecedented rise in unaccompanied and undocumented minors arriving to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America.

Ministry of Foreign Relations Statement
The Republic of Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations has followed with increasing concern the serious events taking place in the Gaza Strip, in particular the indiscriminate attacks by the Israeli army on civilian targets, which have caused thousands of deaths and injuries, and widespread destruction of property and infrastructure.

Israel’s latest attack on Gaza
It is no accident that Tel Aviv, given the traditional silence of Washington and its remaining allies, and the notorious inaction of a good part of the Middle Eastern community, has recently initiated a military assault on Gaza and the defenseless Palestinian population.

Israel: War criminal
In Israel’s latest attack on Gaza, the Tel Aviv government warned hundreds of thousands of inhabitants of the north of the Gaza Strip to abandon their homes, as the zone would be attacked by aircraft bombers from Tel Aviv.

Western Sahara’s necessary and just independence
This year marks the 41st anniversary of the beginning of the Polisario Front’s fight against the illegal occupation of its territory by the Moroccan monarchy.

Round of migration talks between Cuba and the United States
On July 9, 2014, a new round of migration talks was held between delegations from the United States and Cuba, led respectively by Edward Alex Lee, deputy assistant secretary of the Bureau for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the U.S. State Department, and Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, director-general of the...

The seeds of a new financial structure
The countries which form the BRICS group are laying the foundations of a new financial framework through the Contingency Reserves Agreement and the creation of its own development bank.

U.S. and British intelligence aware of ISIS plans
Kurdish intelligence informed its U.S. and British counterparts of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIS) plans to attack Baghdad months before the militarists started to gain territory in Iraq, although Western powers did nothing to prevent it.

Spain and the phantom Republic
Felipe VI began his reign in Spain amid difficult economic circumstances and a turbulent citizens movement calling for a referendum, to decide between a monarchic State and a Republic.

The Balkanization of Iraq

The offensive launched by the Islamic State of
Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) comes as no surprise to the United States, for the simple reason that the historic leaders of the jihadi forces are already official allies of NATO in Libya.

Poroshenko - President of all Ukraine?
The new Ukrainian President, Piotr Poroshenko, swore an oath to the unity of a divided country, a country at war, with some inhabitants subjected to bombings and persecution by a government supported by the West.

Director of BNP Paribas resigns under pressure from U.S.
Paris.— Georges Chodron, chief operating officer of BNP Paribas will step down June 30, amidst demands from the U.S. that the French bank dismiss a dozen directors.

A multipolar world
The most important shift in contemporary history came with the end of the Cold War, as it had been known, when one camp in the bipolar world disappeared, opening the door to the hegemony of U.S. imperialism.

OAS 44th General Assembly
U.S. increasingly alone in efforts to isolate Cuba

The recent 44th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) held in Paraguay’s capital Asunción, clearly showed that the United States is increasingly alone in its efforts to isolate Cuba, a strategy unsuccessfully followed since January of 1959.

June.11.2014 A videoconference was held June 10, between Washington and Havana as part of the closing events of the 3rd Five Days for the Cuban Five. Participating in the videoconference were decorated Heroes of the Republic of Cuba, René González and Fernando González and from the U.S. a panel including lawyer José Pertierra, Gayle McLaughten, Mayor of Richmond, California, prestigious intellectual Ignacio Ramonet and Alicia Jrapko, coordinator of the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five.

Five Days for the Cuban Five draws to a close
Washington.— The protest and solidarity event to which representatives from almost 30 countries - who are demanding the U.S. government release the three Cuban anti-terrorists currently incarcerated in federal prisons - is entering its final phase.

Voices continue to be raised for The Five
Washington. - More than 500 people from 26 countries, including parliamentarians from El Salvador, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Chile, Nicaragua, and Germany came together in front of the White House, to demand the release of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero, three of the five Cuban anti-terrorists still incarcerated in the U.S.

World Solidarity with the Cuban Five in Washington
The Five Days for The Five began June 4 in the U.S: capital with a press conference at the National Press Club, led by Canadian author Stephen Kimber and defense attorney Martin Garbus.
- Five days for the Cuban Five begins in Washington
- Fernando González emphasizes importance of Cuban Five event

French Foreign Minister denounces U.S. fine of Paribas Bank

The French minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius, described as unjust, unilateral and irrational the 10 billion dollar fine which the United States is attempting to levy against the BNP Paribas bank.

Challenges for the next President of Egypt
Seven times Egyptians have gone to the polls since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, in February of 2011, and voted in two presidential elections, the last of which was won by Army General Abdel Fatah al Sisi - head of the army at the time of the coup which deposed democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, last July.

U.S. threatens French bank with 10 billion dollar fine
The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to fine French bank BNP Paribas 10 billion dollars for evading financial sanctions on countries such as Cuba, Iran and Sudan, The Wall Street Journal reported.

A China-Russia alliance?
May 28.2014
Has an alliance between China and Russia been conceived in Shanghai? Without a doubt we are seeing a substantial increase in strategic cooperation.

U.S. Congress rejects bill to close Guantánamo prison
May 26.2014
On May 22, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected, by a 247-177 vote, a bill which sought to authorize President Barack Obama to close the prison at the illegal Guantánamo Naval Base, in the eastern Cuba.

ANC retains parliamentary majority in South Africa
May 22.2014
The African National Congress (ANC) is celebrating 20 years of multiracial, democratic government in South Africa, with another definitive electoral victory, and a second term for President Jacob Zuma. With votes from 20,500 poling stations (of 22,260 in total) counted, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) confirmed the ANC victory in eight of nine provinces in the country, with more...

Prominent individuals call on Obama to change Cuba policy
May 22.2014
More than 40 influential individuals in the United States, of different political stripes, have written a letter calling upon President Barack Obama to use his executive powers to change U.S. policy toward Cuba.

Cuban Interests Section in Washington to renew passports despite consulate closure
May 15.2014
The Cuban Interests Section in Washington announced May 12 that it will renew expired passports of Cuban citizens resident in the United States preparing to travel to Cuba in the coming months, despite the currently unresolved issue of the consulate’s closure in response to the termination of banking services to Cuba.

U.S. blockade principal obstacle to Cuban development
May 14.2014
Geneva, May 13, Cuba condemned the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on the country by the United States for more than 50 years, citing it as the principal obstacle to the fulfilment of the country’s Right to Development.

ZunZuneo denounced before UN commission
May 13.2014
GENEVA.— Anayansi Rodríguez, Cuba’s permanent representative to UN offices in this city, emphasized May 12 that the Zun­Zuneo program created by the United States, to incite subversion in Cuba, violates the agreements adopted at the Information Society World Summit.

ZunZuneo violates international telecommunications laws
May 9.2014
GENEVA.— On May 8, during a International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council plenary, Cuba warned participants in the UN sponsored body that the undercover ZunZuneo operation, created by the U.S.

European Union deputies demand condemnation of Zunzuneo
April 25, 2014

The Spanish United Left (IU) has requested that the European Union condemn the U.S. ‘Cuban Twitter’ operation Zunzuneo, intended to promote destabilization in Cuba, according to Willy Meyer, a EU deputy associated with this bloc.

A hard-liner to lead French government
April 10, 2014
After a backlash vote against Socialists in the recent municipal elections, French President Hollande opts for a turn to the right, naming Valls as Prime Minister, precipitating a rupture in the current government coalition

Cuba Reiterates Call for Nuclear Disarmament
April 9, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba, April 9 (acn) Cuba reiterated its call on UN member nations to jointly work for a world free of nuclear threats through the total elimination and prohibition of atomic weapons. Speaking at the opening session of this year’s meeting of the UN Disarmament Commission, Cuban ambassador Oscar Leon...

Interview with President-elect Sánchez Cerén
April 2, 2014
After a prolonged process of review and evaluation of the challenges filed by the opposition, El Salvador’s Supreme Electoral Court ruled that Salvador Sánchez Cerén was elected as the country’s next President.

China Ready to Work with CELAC
February 8, 2014
Beijing, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) China declared today to be ready to work with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to establish, before the end of 2014, the common forum approved at the recent summit of the regional body held in Havana. The spokesman of the Foreign Minister,

Africa and Cuba: An insolubleunion of sister peoples
December 13, 2013
PRETORIA, South Africa.— For the Cuban delegation, December 12 was filled with incomparable emotions. The first came early in the morning when President Raúl Castro arrived at the Union Building, the government headquarters in Pretoria, to honor Nelson Mandela.

Israel does not want peace

December 4, 2013
NAYEF Hawatmeh is a man of action and thinking, within his people’s resistance movement. Considered one of the references of the left in the Levant, he headed the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), which he founded in 1969.

Niger, development and cooperation
November 28, 2013

NIGER, located in the Sahel region, shares borders with Algeria, Libya, Nigeria, Benin, Chad, Mali and Burkina Faso. Its economy is fundamentally based on livestock, agriculture and the exploitation of minerals such as uranium, carbon, zinc, iron and phosphate.

 Obama’s unfulfilled Gitmo promise
November 28, 2013
THE failure to fulfill electoral promises made by candidates who win U.S. presidential elections is not news. In fact, this is corroborated by the corporate press in that nation.

End of an era?
November 22, 2013
THE statement prompted applause and a media stir. "The era of the Monroe Doctrine is over," affirmed John Kerry, the man who seven months ago referred to Latin America as the backyard of the United States.

Chinese solutions
November 22, 2013

CHINA continues to surprise. The government of the nation which, in the not so distant future, could displace the United States as the first economy in the world has announced a new reform package which seeks to reorient its growth model toward internal consumption and limit the country’s dependence on external markets.

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