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ESTEBAN MORALES / Obama face the inconsistencies?


ESTEBAN MORALES – one of my grandmothers said that “there is no evil that lasts a hundred years and no body can resist it.”

The policy of the United States to blockade Cuba meets and 52, since it was officially introduced in 1962 and it seems that as long ago began to have serious signs of exhaustion. Especially if we consider that despite the years and American administrations that have been implemented, it has become apparent that this is the most inefficient policy held by an American administration. No policy formulated by the United States against another country, has become so unpopular and has been criticized as the embargo against Cuba. Perhaps, only the American presence in Vietnam exceeds that unpopularity.

A obama has corresponded to live the period when both domestically and internationally has made a statement of opinion, we would say consensus that the blockade must be removed. Therefore, when in his last speech of the 2008 campaign, said he would keep it, and was beginning to what should now end.

Because then I must say that Obama insisted on maintaining a policy, designed for a world that supposedly imagined not change, now the realities over the years, have exceeded all expectations to maintain that policy. Cuba survived, the world began to change, the United States also change and the blockade has become an anachronism of the Cold War.

So Obama, personally paid the first error, when considering a policy pursued for almost 50 years, he still had capacity to deliver, within his administration, the objectives had not been achieved in the 10 administrations that had preceded him.

True, Obama intelligently made a particular contribution to sever two locking policy, handling time differentially against Cuban civil society and against the government; but anyway, this isolation has not worked. Because it is a simple cynical manipulation, through which supposedly Cuban government and people could be separated.

Obama has failed to defeat the Cuban administration, despite having its repressive, financial measures in particular to new levels; but neither has achieved subversively manipulate flexibilities that would make the Cuban civil society its potential ally, receiving visa benefits packages and remittances, as has been expected by the administration today.

Obama undoubtedly benefiting thought that an important part of Cuban society, as it has done, it would be sufficient to limit the Cuban government in its ability to control the internal political situation. Faced with such cynical lock management, you want to tell the Cuban citizen who is not against him and the government that is only against them. Forgetting, by the President, who is not only material goods and benefits as a citizen who has lived as dramatic as that has suffered the vast majority of the Cuban population is conquered political experience. So many, too many citizens enjoy the benefits in Obama, but that does not make them supporters of American policy. So, unlike what may have calculated, Obama has failed to tip the political balance in its favor in Cuba. Having just obtained the acceptance of mercenaries and annexation provided.

Since the President has tried both sides of the lock, invented by his administration, so about to finish the first half of his second term this as the principle driving a policy that not only has not gained traction, but paradoxically increasingly loses;so many more that are currently concerned to reiterate that it is a failed policy.

As if that were not enough, the calls to change policy will also come from those who were once their allies. All in the midst of an international, domestic and hemispheric political scene, far from improving it has continued to complicate the president.

Obama is now facing a global and hemispheric situation, to which the United States has not been faced in the last 100 years. Economic, domestic, military and political failures, they had never been as great as they are today. Which is expressed very clearly in a loss of popularity, both inside and outside, an ignorance of their interests and existence of consensus of their political counterparts, such as the United States had not ever had to face.

In addition, through its aim to increase the subversive aspect of its policy towards Cuba, has pierced his case Allan Gros, a blunder of its intelligence services, which does not yet know how it will come out.

Complications arising for Hemispheric Policy, in which neither the OAS nor the call Summit of the Americas, on its side, the Inter crumbles and where neither the policies generated to serve the rest of their conflicts in the world can exhibit achievements. As if that were not enough, the global and hemispheric situation has been articulated in such a way that the United States faces a balance of political and economic forces at the international level which had never had to deal today.Speaking of this, among others, the following matters:

-Latin America and the Caribbean have begun to behave in such a way that no longer have insurance backyard of American politics.

- China and Russia, which previously faced each other, have begun to form a common front to defend their economic and political interests against the hegemonic intentions of the United States and Europe

- Countries like China, Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa are coordinated BRICS, demanding economic and political space that corresponds to its economic power and until recently controlled United States.

‘The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are gathering in forms of political and economic integration to jointly defend the space that must be considered in international relations. Doing emerging organizations in the United States fails to occupy space.

- Western Europe, particularly Germany, has begun to look to Russia, China and Latin America.

He is not making few attempts to get the dollar from its historical hegemonic position.

-China has just opened as a world economic power.

Groups-the United States has historically led, as the OAS, the Summit of the Americas, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, among others, lose their erstwhile ability. While other organizations are emerging in which the United States is not involved. Process is gradually taking place the same in Latin America, that globally, in Asia and Europe.Producing a process of regrouping of political and economic forces in the United States will be increasingly leaving the core of the new partnerships that have been formed.

The United States, of a world power that had his feet settled everywhere, has begun to stay out of the last groups of countries that are forming and that others are created specifically to counter American hegemony.

Now when using the pretext of the fight against terrorism, the United States is out to conquer the territories of the Middle East, seems to have gotten into a situation to delay a long time to come out or you might never leave.

Clearly, America will cease to be the power with which everyone wanted to mate. It is being left alone. His own former allies are losing you trust and seek, even discreetly, find their space in the new organizations and linked to emerging nations that could never be regarded as allies of the United States.

Generándosele a situation in which, if Obama wishes to submit an achievement in its foreign policy, but paradoxically, Cuba is almost the only conflict in which you are presented with opportunities to exhibit any positive fruit in its current foreign policy. Not because Cuba is today the most important conflict that has United States, but because it is the only one that presented Obama the ability, the opportunity and the favorable consensus to solve.

In particular, Obama is forced to improve its image in the hemisphere is Cuba and who is offering the best opportunity to do so. Being the last of a case in which most Latin American leaders have told Obama that a different relationship with Cuba, which eliminates the blockade, would be a good sign to improve relations in the hemisphere. As Cuba concentrates much of the Obama political capacity to achieve understanding with Latin America and the Caribbean. Opportunity I think Obama should not miss. All of which seems to depend on the attitude that the president takes to the reality of having to face Cuba historically not invited at the next Summit of the Americas in April 2015

Regarding the change of Allan Gros by three Cuban Five, Obama should not take longer the situation. I think the President is smart enough to know that such a change does not represent a danger to American national security; while this is a case for which the President has received much criticism and reprimands, since young Cuban prisoners still represents a stain on American justice system and to the prestige of the nation in general.

Obama has received multiple signals that are indicating the need to change the policy towards Cuba. Never an American president had accumulated so many signs urging him to change the policy toward a country.

The signals are had within his own administration and right-wing sectors of the Cuban community; business men, in United Nations, its allies, and generally from a political environment that has been generated and has formed a consensus that continues to press against the blockade. In what is a clear expression recent editorial in the New York Times. No case of a single article, but the so-called set of a series of powerful groups in American society that may be considering how damaging is that the United States and maintain its current policy against Cuba .It as if they were saying to Obama “… this good and then you’re hurting interests out of reach …”

Realistically, it is possible to say that he had never accumulated sum of positive attitudes such a policy shift towards Cuba before. Internally in the United States and internationally. With regard to Cuba also because it gradually too, is giving signs of strength and moving toward the improvement of its internal situation, which favors the possible change of policy. As there are business sectors, social, scientific, religious, political, observing carefully the opportunities being offered Cuba.

We have always said that the internal situation in Cuba is a crucial variable when considering a potential change in United States policy toward the island. And despite all the efforts and money spent by the administration, this has failed subvert the objectives of the internal situation in the island.

I think Obama is not internal and international conditions to afford to not resolving the long-standing conflict in its historical backyard and has become, as never before, in a claim, which both Cuba and the United States, could objectively out ahead.

Obama should not wait any longer, holds all the cards in your favor and there are many who are calling for action.

Perhaps a positive sign from the administration just gave John Kerry, Secretary of State, when Cuba was flattered by his cooperative attitude towards the phenomenon of the Ebola epidemic.

It is significant that the Secretary of State to issue an opinion as that in the case of Cuba. Is it a friendly gesture of goodwill?Let’s see. I think Cuba should answer the gesture.

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The yuan, the global key currency dollarization

OCT 22


UGARTECHE OSCAR RODRIGUEZ AND ARIEL NOYOLA / REBELLION – The internationalization of the yuan and the global dollarization move in parallel. More as a result of the weakness of the American economy and less as a result of desamericanización. This second scenario would require questioning the hegemony of the United States as a whole, a situation that does not exist yet. However, it is a progress in various financial cooperation mechanisms led by China in the face of uncertainty in international financial markets, the slow reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the fragility of the global economic recovery.

At first, the dollarization intended to cushion the effects of the volatility of exchange rates, interest rates and equity markets.In the second stage, the progress of the yuan could reach a systemic dimension and the dollar face a tough battle for global recognition. Currently, over forty yuan central banks hold reference in reserve accumulation by the dominant currencies (dollar, euro, Japanese yen and pound sterling). In 1999, when the euro was introduced, 70% of the composition of reserves by central banks kept in dollars. In late 2013, the dollar is 60 percent. Instead, the category “other currencies” in the accounts of the IMF rose from 1.62% for 15 years to reach 6.51% by the end of 2013, mainly due to the growing importance of the yuan.

There is no doubt that trade expansion is the main force Beijing to internationalize its currency. As a corollary, the People’s Bank of China has promoted the signing of bilateral currency swaps. A date has agreements with about 25 central banks.Thus, the Chinese government created a global market for yuan. However, the main challenge of the “people’s currency” (renminbi) is that China is a country with double surplus (capital and current accounts) and no yuan injected into the global economy, a situation that complicates yuan physical store. To reverse this situation, the government has been promoting the gradual opening of the capital account in order to put the yuan available to foreign investors: yuan-denominated deposits have increased tenfold in the past five years. So far, more than 1,200 inter-bank accounts have been opened and 1.70 million yuan has been placed between businesses and individual clients. However, the opening to China more vulnerable to speculative swings and undesirable processes such appreciation has occurred so far this year.

Outside of Asia, the yuan has got significant support in Europe. First, the backing of the City of London continues to bear fruit after Frankfurt, Paris and Luxembourg as cities launch trading of the yuan. From London recently held the first sovereign bond issue yuan outside China, the funds used to finance the accumulation of reserves in yuan Bank of England. The authorities of the European Central Bank (ECB) discussed the possibility of including the Chinese currency in international reserves. Obviously the closer economic ties between Europe and Asia, culminating naturally, greater financial cooperation between the two regions which includes among other things, increase the use of yuan in trade turnover: Britain and Germany have seen increased by over one hundred percent your payments denominated in yuan between 2013 and 2014, France and Luxembourg in more than 40%, according to updated data August the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications and International (SWIFT, for its acronym in English ).

In Russia, the yuan has also found not only an ally, but a strategic partner as a result of economic sanctions imposed by the West. China finalized in early October, the signing of a bilateral currency swap with Russia’s central bank in an amount equal to 25 billion dollars, the second signed with a member country of the BRICS group (acronym for Brazil, Russia, India , China and South Africa), the first was with Brazil in the amount of 30 billion dollars. China is now the largest trading partner of both countries. Trade between Russia and China amounted to 89 billion dollars in the currency swap 2013 opened the way for increased bilateral trade while operating as a defensive mechanism against the blockades of Russian dollar accounts in Europe and the United States. More importantly, both parties are currently discussing implementing alternative payment system SWIFT. The problems of freezing of dollar accounts for differences with the United States on foreign policy issues, such as the cases of Iran, Cuba and more recently France (BNP Paribas), could be neutralized with operations under a new institutional and payment instruments in process to become currency.

Projections made by The Financial Times and The Economist Announce transition times: at the end of the year China will surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy. In sum, China transformed the global economy and the international monetary system, increasingly focused on the dollar and opening more regional opportunities for the yuan.

Oscar Ugarteche. Peruvian economist working at the Institute of Economic Research of the UNAM, Mexico. Member of SNI / CONACYT. Coordinator of the Economic Observatory of Latin America (OBELA) www.obela.org and president of ALAI www.alainet.org ; Ariel Rodriguez Noyola. Member of OBELA, IIEc-UNAM project. . Magazine columnist Contralínea (Mexico) and contributor to the Voltaire Network (France) Contact: anoyola@iiec.unam.mx

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Cuban doctors towards Liberia: “Be confident! We will return! “


YVKEMUNDIAL – It seemed that once the alarm over there launched by the first quarter of the year in Guinea Conakry, had very little to do against Ebola. After all, there was complacency, delinquency, if not exits in almost every corner of the world.

It delayed reaction. Yes, until the viral infection spread through Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali and especially infected the “first world” or threatened to delve into geography of “civilization” citizens.

It was delayed and, most of all, is limited, try to control them over the border, to inject dollars and convene military forces to prevent seizures and social instability, which pollute the continents beyond Africa.

So the world was shocked when Cuba today heaved an act of altruism, vigorous, generous act where you would look, like few known these days the XXI century.

First, more than 400 professionals, trained meticulously on home soil; 165 of them came in early October for Sierra Leone, the vortex of a place where the disease already claimed more than 4500 lives it. Now, 83 employees more, as those clinging to the principle of voluntariness, departed Tuesday night to Liberia (49) and Guinea Conakry (34), where a small advanced expected already at work in the field.

Eve of departure, one armed with questions thousands imagines irritable, worried, eating them with nerves, with hearts shrunk by events that transcend them, somewhat perplexed, thinking about how they will survive the horizon that comes up and with more questions than answers.

And the reality thrills us, the questions start: with an eager and hopeful, joy own safety by good acting, certainty known to rise to the occasion, doctors and paramedics receive a group of journalists in Unit Central Medical Cooperation, which prepares and serves internationalist mission specialists.

Seems to be no reason to worry or to say how you feel, you have no reason to fear.

Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.

Luis Alberto Pérez López (Pinar del Rio). Degree in Nursing. Intensivist and Emergency Medicine specialist. He served mission in Venezuela for 26 months. Photo: Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.

“We feel fear, siiiii” Luis Alberto Pérez López accentuates its response via a sigh that would have left any hurricane, say Katrina, in a mild spring breeze. But optimism followed responds with ominous front of him.

“Who is not afraid? At first, of course. But I feel so well prepared, that does not fit in my fear. It will be hard, I know, but we will fulfill our mission to the hilt. That can not have doubts our people and the leadership of the country. The name of Cuba and our medicine will continue at the top.

And how family welcomed his decision?

“They understood without difficulty. My parents, who have been involved in this great Revolution; my brothers, who are also internationalists, my three children-16 (girl), 17 (male) and 19 (women) – and my wife. Everyone understands the selflessness of this gesture. “

Luis Alberto, Liberia, fate in his second mission, he will earn much more complicated than that found in Venezuela context.

“Liberia is a stage with a varied epidemiological picture and an almost invisible enemy, unlike what happens in Venezuela where there are many advances in health and the enemy was the opposition against which we are prepared to come face to face .

“But we’ve been trained well, again. It has been an intensive one month and eight days. We rotate by major hospitals in Havana during the theoretical part of the training and the IPK did the practice of art.

“We are very grateful to the teachers of the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization, which gave us a perfect preparation. We can only apply everything learned and will show the worth and contingent.

“Be confident! We will return! “

And so, with that brutal tranquility transmute his words, it is fired.

It seems a pose, an illogical reaction, a defense mechanism, a mask or other psychological technicality. But any of these valuations is undone when you see them all alike, calm, confident, passionate.

Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.

Ronald Hernández Torres (Las Tunas). Specialist in General Medicine. He served missions in Honduras (2005-2007) and Venezuela (2009-2013). Photo: Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.

“Look, my mother did not agree with my setup. I was really scared, which is logical. However, I talked with her ​​and accepted my decision when she realized that combat Ebola in Africa, in addition to all that mean for that population, it also reduces the chances that expands the world and, of course, it reaches Cuba . “

This says Ronald Hernandez Torres and further that “Ebola is ahead of us. We are behind, this is a fight that should have begun long ago. So many deaths could have been avoided and there would be this sense of fear among the population there, not only in Cuba, but throughout the world.

“No, I do not feel fear. That’s the truth. The preparation we have had aborted fear we could have. We comply with all discipline all biomedical standards and the risk of infection is negligible. In addition, we have 15 more days of preparation when we come to Liberia. “

“It will be a complicated scenario -abunda-, not only because Ebola is already an epidemic, but because only 20 percent of the population speaks English, communicate with other dialects and also there is a socio-political situation that facilitates our work “.

Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.

Ruben Carballo Herrera (Cienfuegos). Degree in Nursing. Master of Health Workers. He served missions in Haiti (2001-2003) and Venezuela (2006-2009). Photo: Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.

Unlike Ronald Luis Alberto and the fate of Ruben Carballo Herrera is Guinea Conakry, but as they are a paragon of safety.At least that can be concluded from his statement.

“I do not think such a risky mission. No, no, no, I really do not, “he repeated over and up to four times before arguing its negation.

“It already was in Haiti in a place that I’m sure is more hostile, more difficult than I find in Guinea Conakry. I’m sure.

“Imagine I was in Gonâve Island (island of Haiti located to the west of Port au Prince in the Gulf of the same name), a doctor and me. I was with patients who could beat you AIDS, polio, typhoid, malaria, tuberculosis … It could be just as risky, but no more.

“The other reason is that we have taken good care of us and since I chose as my colleagues said, the preparation has been excellent. For this we thank the teachers of WHO and PAHO, and the leadership of the Revolution.

“Impart the Cuban people that you trust. The mission will be successful. Of that I’m sure and I can say that none of those we left today we have doubts.

Thus, the only difference comparisons with previous internationalist experience, all members of the contingent that now, when you read these lines, are close to the vortex of a disease that, since March 2014, declared plaguing Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Nigeria … out of control, with high capacity to spread and already affected more than 11 000 Africans.

“What we did before making this decision, it was thought, first of all, in children, young people, the future of Africa and the rest of the world. So start with this tranquility that some wonder, “sums thus Carballo Herrera, who does not hesitate to speak for his countrymen.

And one has no choice but to think that if this principle everything else is based, carry all holds loaded every reason to take the path that this Tuesday (re) initiated.

It happens, it strikes me think, like Woody Allen, were worth the sacrifices this morning thinking about them so much interested, because it is there, in the future, where they will live the rest of their lives. They and, more importantly, their descendants.

Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.

Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate

Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.

Photo: Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.

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Duma calls on US to lift Cuba embargo

OCT 22

AFP Photo /  Adalberto Roque

AFP Photo / Adalberto Roque

Russia’s Lower House has approved a motion to the UN General Assembly and international parliamentary groups calling for the end of the ECONOMIC, financial and trade embargo of Cuba introduced by the USA in 1961.

It was passed by the State Duma on Tuesday.

The document says that the 50-year embargo was curbing the development of Cuba as a sovereign state and prevented Cubans from exercising their right to a FREE choice of their political,ECONOMIC, social and cultural system.

Lower House Speaker Sergey Naryshkin said in press comments that this was the thirteenth motion on the subject approved by the RUSSIAN parliament.

In this case the State Duma confirms its position on the necessity to lift the embargo on Cuba and recalls that these actions of the United States are single-sided and contradict the UN charter as well as international law. Of course, they also violate the rights of Cuban citizens,” the RIA Novosti news agency quoted the parliamentarian as saying.

Washington introduced the commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba in 1960; two years after the Cuban revolution installed the Communist regime of Fidel Castro on the island. In 1996 the US Congress passed a bill introducing additional sanctions against foreign companies that have business with Cuba.

On October 28 this year the UN General Assembly is scheduled to consider a resolution urging the US to end the embargo. Similar resolutions have been proposed at the UN several times before, but were blocked by the US and Israel.

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El Pais and Fidel: Who is the deceased?


trending1“All hope dies, but politically has died,” he wrote in an editorial on Fideldaily El País and l January 17, 2007 The Spanish newspaper El Pais.

Almost eight years later, though several times we read reports about his health that caused the alleged mockery died, the prophecy of El Pais not only been met, but the political role of Fidel is huge international impact.

The New York Times - “ideological Department” to which El País look every night to prepare their editions- ends an editorial on “The Contribution of Cuba Stunning in the Fight Against Ebola” saying that Fidel “has all the reason “that” the United States and Cuba must put aside their differences and temporarily, to combat a global threat. “

The night of the October 20, Fidel Castro was the second highest impact trend among internet news, according to Yahoo. Go political demise, or is the credibility of journalism that confuses your desires with reality, and which boasts the country to TALK about Cuba and Fidel, which die without remedy?

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UN highlights Cuba’s unconditional support in battle against Ebola


By: CubaDebate

The traditional support of Cuba to the creation of a health system in African nations is a sign of solidarity and brotherhood of the Cuban people, acknowledged David Nabarro, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for Ebola, upon arriving in Havana to participate in the Extraordinary Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Ebola .

“I want to thank the people of Cuba to send some of the best doctors and nurses to combat Ebola in West Africa,” he said.

Nabarro said that during the Summit will cover topics such as the contribution of the Greater Antilles in health, the potential threat of Ebola in the world, the courage of all the doctors who responded to the call of the World Health Organization and the UN (particularly doctors and nurses), and the need to work together to control the outbreak as quickly as possible.

“I’m very grateful that Cuban President Raul Castro agreed to work not only to help countries with Ebola outbreak but also collaborate with other participants in the fight against the virus, “admitted the UN representative.

Besides expressing the wish that other countries are able to provide first class support, similar to that of Cuba, Nabarro acknowledged the work of Latin American media to give people the real facts and not tabloid versions.

He was welcomed at the Jose Marti International Airport by Pedro Núñez Mosquera, Director General of Multilateral Affairs and other members of the diplomatic corps and the Ministry of Health.

The Summit to be held tomorrow in Havana arrange seek regional cooperation for the prevention and confrontation to Ebola.

Is expected to continue in the coming hours arriving delegations Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Ecuador, members of the integration block and -country invitado- Haiti and St. Kitts and Nevis and Granada as observer.

They also include representatives of international organizations related to combating viruses now affects three West African countries and that there have been cases of contagion in Spain and the United States.

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Tourism dissident or mercenary work (I)

OCT 22

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By: Lilliam Oviedo | The truth uncensored

Newspapers report that Asunción Carrillo and Mayumi Santana visited the Congress of Deputies of Spain. The reviews, however, do not CONTAIN questions about the financing of the tour, even though only the passage from Havana to Madrid costs more than 550 euros.

The activity’s objectives is to preserve as the Ladies in White “dissident” organization after the resignation of 60 of its members, but this does not appear in the reviews.

The conservatives have worked hard to hide the crisis internal of the Ladies in White and maintain the position of its president, Bertha Soler.

Spoke in the voice of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, who last September 23 at the Tenth Annual MEETING of the Clinton Global Initiative (organized in the framework of the General Assembly of the United Nations), introduced Bertha Soler as an example of courage and perseverance in the struggle for democracy.

When Obama spoke, as he had been staged (two weeks ago) program of Maria Elena Salazar, in Miami, an embarrassing verbal brawl that featured Maria Elena Alpizar, one of the heads of the Ladies in White, and Luis Enrique Ferrer, overseas representative of the Patriotic Union of Cuba, UNPACU. The libretto was done!

Alpizar is an ally of Bertha Soler, while Ferrer Cantillo Belkys ally, leader of the group decided to leave the Ladies in White and form Citizens for Democracy, which has adopted the name mercadológico C x D.

In two editions of the program Maria Elvira Salazar (third announced that censorship does not let out), and Ferrer could not hide Alpizar discussed the dispute over MONEY received Cuban “dissidents” from the United States and from Europe.

Maria Elvira Salazar interviewed by phone to a former agent of the Cuban Security (or perhaps someone who is pretending to that), who said that “as many organizations and opposition parties (in Cuba), unfortunately, so-called leaders, in this case, I am speaking leaders called the case for example of Berta Soler from Havana handle all the MONEY that goes “… Maria Elvira Salazar interrupted:” Well, well, we TALK about it now, I will do very succinctly … “question.


By preventing the dissemination of timely information on the reason for the dispute that split the Damas inside and created them into conflict with the UNPACU, Maria Elvira Salazar responded to his journalism affiliated with the extreme right, but also followed the guidelines that this sector has assumed.

Barack Obama spoke at the headquarters of the Clinton Initiative in pursuance of the commitment. Also praised Leopoldo Lopez, and castigated the governments of Cuba and Venezuela.

Much has cost the global right-wing allied mafia installed to KEEPthe show in Miami Ladies in White walking the streets of Havana.UNPACU as a group helped set the stage, but the “actresses” do not want to do the job for FREE.

There has been talk of a payment of fifteen dollars up, and $ 25.And when certain groups and communities payment fails, disgust is manifested.

The United States government spends 20 MILLION DOLLARS a year (probably more) to the conspiracy against Cuba and the Cuban American National Foundation sends contributions, but MONEYattracts accessions also generates serious disputes.

Bertha Soler’s predecessor, the late Laura Pollan, claimed more than once made major contributions to activities within Cuba, and confessed that marches received MONEY through collections made in Miami. She was also accused of profiting from the activity and, in more than one of his statements complained that a portion of the funds remaining in the hands of people who do nothing within the island.

Belkis Cantillo, former wife of Jose Daniel Ferrer (Ferrer brother who discussed the program Salazar), accuses Bertha Soler selfish and authoritarian. That accusation was echoed in resigning and could undo the group.

The media controlled by the bourgeoisie highlight this, because their role is to legitimate the struggle against political breakthrough appearance.

The Ladies in White who are visiting Spain, posed with right-wing deputy Luis Teófilo Popular Party (PP); Congressman Union, Progress and Democracy (UPyD), Carlos Martinez Gorriarán; Union deputy Pueblo Navarro (UPN), Carlos Salvador; as well as the president of the Cuban HUMAN Rights Observatory, Elena Larrinaga.

Praising Obama and hospitality of legislators will not reach, however, to bring the Ladies in White. The money they receive, manage and allocate their leaders and their partners UNPACU, is contested. Equity is incompatible with mercenary activity and the pursuit of privilege.

The far right integrates sectors in Venezuela and other South American countries, defending their privileges. These sectors, today as yesterday, conspire against Cuba … And Obama does not deny them their support …

EMIR Kader / What the United States wants to Brazil?


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EMIR Kader / DAY – The great election dispute in Brazil has again spotlighted the interests of the United States in South America. Isolated with the project of the Alliance for the Pacific, their interests have reappeared more clearly with the two opposition candidates in Brazil: Marina Silva and Aécio Neves.

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#Raul Castro at the Summit Ebola: “The way to avoid being affected by the virus is to prepare intensively” (#Cuba; #Venezuela; #Ecuador; #Bolivia; #Nicaragua; #USA; #Canada; #Puerto Rico; #UK; #France; #Geneva; #Germany; #Sweden; #Swiss; #Spain; #Italy; #India; #Australia; #Angola; #South Africa )

Raul Castro at the Summit Ebola: “The way to avoid being affected by the virus is to prepare intensively”

Raul Castro is involved in the ALBA-TCP on Ebola in Havana. Photo: Ismael Francisco / Cubadebate.


Dear Heads of State and Government and Heads of Delegations:

Sir David Nabarro, Special Secretary-General of the United Nations sent:

Clarisse Excellency Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization:

Sir Didacus Jules, director general of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States:

We give a warm welcome to our country on the occasion of the Special Summit of the ALBA on Ebola, convened at the initiative of President Maduro held.


A terrible epidemic spreads today about the brotherly peoples of Africa and threatens us all.Ebola has LEFT a large balance of diagnosed cases and deaths in several countries, including two countries located outside of the continent.

Represents a major challenge for HUMANITY to be faced with the utmost urgency. Actions of the international community as a whole are required, under the leadership of the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization and the United Nations Mission for the Ebola Emergency matchup.

As part of the melting pot of Latin American and Caribbean cultures, through the veins of “Our America” ​​African blood runs, provided by those who fought for independence and contributed to the wealth of many of our countries and others, including the United States.

Africa and Cuba are united by ties endearing. More than 76,000 Cuban collaborators have rendered health services in 39 countries. Were formed 3392 doctors from 45 nations, completely FREE.

Currently, more than 4000 Cuban aid health working in 32 African countries and as explain our Minister of Health, all incorporated preventive effort against Ebola.

The first last October, in response to the request made by the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, and the Secretary General of the Organization of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, a medical brigade specialized Cuba traveled to Sierra Leone to PARTICIPATE in confronting this epidemic and Tuesday October 21 will leave for Liberia and Guinea two brigades, which are already advanced in both countries.

Numerous warnings and concerns about inadequate resources provided and the pace of shares, denominated in recent days, reflect a growing universal awareness of the need for urgent action to prevent a humanitarian crisis of unpredictable consequences.

I am convinced that if this threat is not curbed and resolves in West Africa, with an immediate, effective international response and adequately resourced, coordinated by the World Health Organization and the United Nations, may become a pandemic more serious in the history of mankind.

That noble and urgent objective demands the effort and commitment of all the indispensable nation in the world, according to the possibilities of each.

We consider that any politicization of this serious problem that divert us from the main objective, which is the HELP in confronting this epidemic in Africa and elsewhere prevention should be avoided.

From what I expressed the UN Secretary General on 5 September, guide our representatives at events held at the World Health Organization and the United Nations, confirm that Cuba is willing to work alongside with all countries, including the United States.

Based on modest experience of the Cuban health system, desire for integration, organization, planning and coordination of care and healing not only work, but preventive, which requires as an indispensable complement systemic and permanent work, great discipline in MEETINGneeds medical protocols, rigor and requirements. During the meeting, we will discuss the practical aspects.

The way to avoid being affected by the virus is to prepare hard and work collectively in the Americas in preventive and disease management measures to prevent its spread.

We want to offer the members of the ALBA and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), proposals for collective cooperation that can contribute to the training of health personnel and design and implement effective and comprehensive prevention measures, prioritizing Haiti and Caribbean countries. We all contribute to states with greatest vulnerabilities. Also INVITED to cooperate in this endeavor to the nations of North America.

If the respective governments on board, our partners in health, currently serving in Latin America and the Caribbean, are willing to support in everything in their power to prevent, train staff and offer advice.

Briefly, in 25 countries of the Americas have 45 thousand 952 Cuban health collaborators, of which 23 000 158 physicians, 50.4 percent, who along with his colleagues on the continent, are a powerful force to MEET this objective.

KEEP in mind that many countries in our region have 23 thousand 944 medical graduates today in Cuban universities, mainly in the last 15 years.

Finally, on December 14, will mark a new summit in Havana, the tenth anniversary of the Alliance, the result of the will of the peoples of our region and the actions of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro Ruz. We wait and we can MOVE balance to what today agree.

Without more, we opened this Extraordinary Summit.

Thank you very much.

#New York Times: The impressive contribution of #Cuba against Ebola (#Cuba; #USA; #UN; #Canada; #UK; #Spain; #Russia; #Germany; #Italy; #France; India; #Australia; #South Africa)

New York Times: The impressive contribution of Cuba against Ebola


THE NEW YORK TIMES / EDITORIAL – Cuba is a poor and relatively isolated island. It is more than 7,000 kilometers of the African countries where Ebola is spreading at an alarming rate. However, due to its commitment to displace hundreds of doctors and nurses to the axis of the pandemic, Cuba could end up playing the most prominent role among the nations that are working to stem the spread of the virus.

The enormous contribution of Cuba undoubtedly part of its efforts to improve its status on the world stage. Still, should be applauded and imitated.

The panic generated by the epidemic around the world has not produced an adequate response from the nations that have the ability to contribute. Though the United States and other countries have offered their willingness to contribute money, only Cuba and a few non-governmental organizations are providing what is most urgently needed: medical professionals willing to serve patients.

Doctors in West Africa urgently need international support to build isolation centers and implement better ways to diagnose patients before they develop advanced symptoms. Over 400 medical professionals have been infected, and approximately 4,450 patients have died. Since there have been a few cases diagnosed in the United States and Europe, medical authorities fear the virus could soon become a global crisis.

It is unfortunate that Washington, the main financial contributor to the fight against Ebola has no diplomatic ties with Havana, Cuba could end as playing the most vital work. In this case, the enmity has life and death implications, since the two capitals have mechanisms to coordinate their efforts at high level.

For the Obama administration, this dilemma has to emphasize the idea that the fruits of normalizing relations with Cuba brings many more benefits than risks.

Of foreigners working in West Africa, the Cuban doctors will be among the most exposed and it is quite possible that some contracting the virus. The World Health Organization is coordinating the work of doctors, but it is unclear how to handle the attention and the transfer of those who got sick. To transport patients with Ebola expert teams and aircraft equipped with isolation booths are needed. Most insurance companies have said they are not willing to move patients with Ebola.

The Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday praised the “courage of every healthcare provider you are taking this challenge”, and made ​​a brief reference to the contribution of Cuba. The American Army has moved about 550 soldiers to support the medical authorities in affected countries. It would be common sense and compassion that the Pentagon offering assistance to Cubans, if any became ill. For example, should give them access to the medical center built in the capital of Liberia, and help with medical evacuation of patients.’s Important to recognize that the work of Cuban specialists contributes to the global effort.

However, the American authorities, imperceptibly, have refused to indicate whether they would be willing to provide some support.

Members of the medical sector in Cuba are aware of the risks they take when assuming dangerous missions. Cuban doctors played the leading role in the fight against cholera in Haiti, after the earthquake of 2010. When some patients returned to Cuba, the island had to combat the first outbreak in a decade. If Cuba were to Ebola, represent a serious challenge to the island and the region, raising the risk that the number of cases is triggered in the hemisphere.

Cuba has sent doctors and nurses to disaster areas for decades. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the government in Havana offered to send medical teams to treat the wounded in New Orleans. American leaders rejected that offer.Rejoiced to hear But in recent days, that Cuba was a group mobilizing for missions in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

With technical support from the World Health Organization, the Cuban government trained 460 doctors and nurses as to the strict precautions that are necessary to treat patients suffering from a highly contagious virus. The first group was comprised of 165 professionals, came to Sierra Leone in recent days. José Luis Di Fabio, the representative of the entity health, said the team sent to Africa includes doctors who have previously worked in the region, which makes them even more valuable. “Cuba has a very competent staff health” said Di Fabio, who is from Uruguay.

Di Fabio said the United States maintains sanctions on the island have created difficulties for the medical sector, as several centers lack modern equipment and adequate supplies.

In a column published this weekend in the Cuban government newspaper Granma, Fidel Castro argues that the United States and Cuba must put aside their differences, if only temporarily, to combat a global threat. You are absolutely right.


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