United Kingdom and Cuba to cooperate
in various areas
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
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...
community backs Cuba
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
New York police won't arrest immigrants without a
New York has introduced legislation to prevent the
prosecution of undocumented immigrants without a
warrant, limiting the city's cooperation with
Hong Kong Protests: Why Imperialists Support
…. Although using the name, street tactics and
appeal of the Occupy
Wall Street movement, Occupy
not made one demand on the banks in Hong Kong.
Cuba warns of serious dangers facing humanity at the
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
planes are bombing Syria, killing dozens of
civilians, including children; all without the
permission of Damascus or the UN, in violation of
The reconstruction of Gaza
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
solidarity and internationalist efforts praised in
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
registered in Turkey
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
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
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
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
live in a globalized world which moves toward
Excellencies, Heads of State and Government;
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.
the Syrian Airstrikes: The Lies of the War
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.
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"
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
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
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
Agreed Negotiating Again in October
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.
Troops Participate in Maneuvers in South Ossetia
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
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
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
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
U.S. to Respect Syrian Sovereignty
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
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.
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
scheduled to begin September 24.
receives commemorative medal
Cuban anti-terrorist Fernando González was awarded
with the Dolores Ibárruri, la Pasionaria,
commemorative medal on September 19, in Madrid.
a debt to Africa
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.
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
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
Council to hold emergency meeting to address Ebola
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Sahara’s necessary and just independence
year marks the 41st anniversary of the beginning of
the Polisario Front’s fight against the illegal
occupation of its territory by the Moroccan
migration talks between Cuba and the United States
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
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
plans to attack Baghdad months before the
militarists started to gain territory in Iraq,
although Western powers did nothing to prevent it.
and the phantom Republic
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.
Balkanization of Iraq
The offensive launched by the
Islamic State of
Iraq and the Levant
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
- President of all Ukraine?
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.
of BNP Paribas resigns under pressure from U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
of Cuban Five
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
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
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.
Has an alliance
between China and Russia been conceived in Shanghai?
Without a doubt we are seeing a substantial increase
in strategic cooperation.
Congress rejects bill to close Guantánamo prison
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.
retains parliamentary majority in South Africa
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...
individuals call on Obama to change Cuba policy
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
Interests Section in Washington to renew passports
despite consulate closure
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.
blockade principal obstacle to Cuban development
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.
denounced before UN commission
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.
violates international telecommunications laws
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.
Union deputies demand condemnation of Zunzuneo
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.
hard-liner to lead French government
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
Reiterates Call for Nuclear Disarmament
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
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.
Ready to Work with CELAC
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,
and Cuba: An insolubleunion of sister peoples
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.
does not want peace
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.
development and cooperation
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
unfulfilled Gitmo promise
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.
of an era?
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.
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