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Anti-Embargo Cuba Protest
Protesters in Minneapolis demand that the Biden administration take immediate action to reverse the actions taken by the Trump administration to deepen the economic war against Cuba. (Michael Siluk / Education Images / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

By Danny Glover

Imagine a country developing and producing its own Covid-19 vaccines, enough to cover its entire population, but being unable to inoculate everyone because of a syringe shortage. This absurd situation is real, and one that Cuba will soon face. Cuba has already vaccinated about 2 million of its 11 million people, and hopes to have 70 percent of the population vaccinated by August. Yet, because of the 60-year US embargo, which punishes civilians during a pandemic, the country is facing a shortage of millions of syringes.

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CoreCivic, a private prison company, mostly houses migrants under the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Refugees say protest against risk of Covid-19 was violently suppressed at New Mexico facility run by private firm CoreCivic

This story is published in collaboration with Searchlight New Mexico

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DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 17: Former National Security Advisor John Bolton discusses the "current threats to national security" during a forum moderated by Peter Feaver, the director of Duke's American Grand Strategy, at the Page Auditorium on the campus of Duke University on February 17, 2020 in Durham, North Carolina. A sold out crowd joined to listen to reflections from John Bolton's life's work. Questions from the audience were offered to Bolton by the moderator. A scheduled protest was held outside while attendees lined up for entrance. (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
ormer national security adviser John Bolton at a forum moderated by Peter Feaver, the director of Duke’s American Grand Strategy, at Duke University on Feb. 17, 2020, in Durham, N.C. Photo: Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images

Jon Schwarz

IS JOHN BOLTON’S new memoir of his days in the Trump administration, “The Room Where It Happened,” an accurate account of what he saw in the White House as national security adviser? The answer is almost certainly yes, making it a valuable historical record. Journalists may be particularly interested to learn that Donald Trump said that we “should be executed.”

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The State Department is offering up to $2 million to organizations that will promote human rights in Cuba.

An award announcement stated:

“Proposals should offer a specific vision for contributing to change while acknowledging and developing contingencies for challenges to program implementation.” (más…)

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Por Guille Vilar

Fábrica de Arte Cubano

Foto: CUBARTE

Entre las tantas cosas que el señor Donald Trump pretende ignorar con relación a Cuba está el significado de esa frase cargada de sabiduría milenaria donde se afirma que: «el Sol no se puede tapar con un dedo». Y para colmo de males, desde su propia perspectiva, la mismísima revista Times, reconocida promotora del entorno social de la cultura estadounidense, acaba de publicar una encuesta donde ubica a nuestra capitalina Fábrica de Arte Cubano entre los cien lugares más visitados en el mundo. (más…)

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Por Juan Manuel Karg

Primero fue Evo Morales Ayma: el presidente boliviano, que busca un nuevo mandato, denunció a fines de julio que EEUU había enviado agentes de inteligencia a su país, en vías a reunirse con la oposición a su gobierno de cara a las elecciones de octubre próximo. “Quiero que sepan, el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos está enviando sus agentes de inteligencia. Estamos informados: están reuniéndose con algunos comités cívicos. ¿Qué estarán planificando? ¿Qué mentira estarán inventando otra vez?” dijo el Jefe de Estado, que suele confrontar públicamente con el país del norte, con una agenda anti-imperialista, desde antes de llegar al gobierno. (más…)

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Remarks by Carlos Fernández de Cossío, director general of United States affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, on the Helms-Burton Act.

Carlos Fernández de Cossío Helms-Burton has no impact whatsoever, practical impact in Cuba. It’s a US Law with no jurisdiction whatsoever in Cuba and cannot be applied in any sovereign country that respects its sovereignty. Its jurisdiction is limited to the United States. In addition to that, Cuba passed a law in 1996 that defined that Helms-Burton was null and void of any meaning or impact in our country so in practical terms it has no effect whatsoever in Cuba. (más…)

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Statement by the Government of Cuba

DECLARATION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT

The Revolutionary Government strongly condemns the sabotage perpetrated against the power supply system in Venezuela, which is a terrorist action intended to harm the defenseless population of an entire nation and turn it into a hostage of the non-conventional war launched by the government of the United States against the legitimate government headed by comrade Nicolás Maduro Moros and the civic and military union of the Bolivarian and Chavista people. (más…)

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Statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cuba

DECLARATION BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF CUBA  

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba strongly rejects the disrespectful statement issued by the US State Department, attributed to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, which intends to question the constitutional referendum that was freely and sovereignly held by all Cubans on February 24 last. (más…)

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Por Daynet Rodríguez Sotomayor

La añorada "reconstrucción" en VenezuelaResulta cotidiano encontrar en los grandes medios transnacionales, con premeditada insistencia, la necesidad de la reconstrucción de Venezuela.

Reconstrucción es la palabra favorita de los grandes medios transnacionales para dibujar el futuro “glorioso” que le espera a Venezuela. Aparece cotidiana e insistente, en artículos y editoriales que, como buenos zapadores, buscan allanar el camino de los traficantes de la guerra. (más…)

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