The World Raised its Voice for Peace and against Imperialism.

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Demonstrating that testimonies must not be silent, the participants cried when they heard of painful stories like the young Saharawi Omar Hanesa who spoke on behalf of his country, which was occupied by Morocco in 1975 after being a Spanish colony.

 Many voices were raised on Wednesday at the Anti-Imperialist Tribunal in Sochi, Russia as part of the 19thWorld Festival of Youth and Students demonstrating the pain of the victims affected by capitalism.
Demonstrating that testimonies must not be silent, the participants cried when they heard of painful stories like the young Saharawi Omar Hanesa who spoke on behalf of his country, which was occupied by Morocco in 1975 after being a Spanish colony.

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CIBERSOCIEDAD 2017: Cuban firms sign memorandums of understanding with foreign companies

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A memorandum of understanding was signed October 18 between Cuba’s software applications company, Desoft, and Germany’s International Software Quality Institute, iSQI, as part of the Cibersociedad 2017 international event, underway in Varadero.

The Directors of Desoft and iSQI, Luis Guillermo Fernández Pérez and Stephan Georicke, respectively, signed the agreement with the objective of ensuring the international certification of Cuban specialists in different software development life cycle processes, and allowing iSQI to expand its market to the region.

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Somali President: We Need to Stand Together to Fight Terror.

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Following the recent truck bombing, the deadliest terror attack in Somalia’s history, Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed pledged tough actions against al-Shabab.

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed vowed to ramp up the fight against al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda linked terrorist organization that has been operating in Somalia since 2006, following the deadly truck bombing in Mogadishu that killed over 300 people, the deadliest attack in the country’s history.

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Though the group has not claimed the attack as their own, officials have suggested that the attack is linked to the terror group.

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Hamas Slams US Envoy’s Demands to Disarm, Recognize Israel

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Palestinians wave Fatah and Hamas flags at the square of the Unknown Soldier in central Gaza City. (FILE)

U.S. Special Envoy Greenblatt was the top lawyer in The Trump Organization and is a hardline supporter of illegal settlements in Occupied Palestine.

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has denounced statements made by U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt, who called on the Gaza-based group to disarm as part of the Palestinian Unity Government agreement and said that Palestine must recognize Israel.

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UN Experts Warn Blockade against Cuba Plays with People’s Lives

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 UN Independent Experts on Human Rights warned today that unilateral sanctions such as the US blockade against Cuba play with people”s lives, lack logic and must cease.
The Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral sanctions on the exercise of human rights, Idriss Jazairy, told Prensa Latina that dialogue and negotiation are the way to resolve differences, not punishments such as the ones the inhabitants of the island have suffered for more than half a century.

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Cuban civil society demands an end to U.S. blockade.

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More than 220 representatives from Cuban civil society demanded an immediate, unconditional end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, during a forum held yesterday, October 18, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex)

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A festival of friendship.

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Talks on illiteracy and the struggle for its eradication in the twentieth century, and the role of the student movement for public, free and quality education, are just some of the activities that will take place today as part of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students.

SOCHI, Russia.– Friendship abounds between the peoples of the world in Sochi, a city that has been overtaken by young people, in a fraternal encounter that has erased language barriers, as the universal language of affection and the struggle for peace prevails, in defense of the achievements of each.

Suselys Morfa González, first secretary of the Young Communist League (UJC), told the press that the Cuban delegation to the global event has experienced intense emotions and joy, and grown in maturity through its participation.

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The U.S. blockade punishes Cuban public health system harshly.

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Cuba’s public health sector is one of the most affected by the economic, commercial, and financial blockade first imposed by the United States February 7, 1962, and subsequently reinforced, most recently by President Donald Trump, on June 16.

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A school of many good doctors.

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55th anniversary of the Victoria de Girón Institute of Basic and Preclinical Sciences

What stood out in the speech Fidel gave October 17, 1962, during the inauguration of this institution of higher learning, was the vision. He spoke of preventative medicine, the eradication of diseases, infant mortality, and a health care system focused on the needs of the people. It was a vision that would be materialized in the near future by many of those first students.

The massive exodus of professionals in the early days of the Revolution created an especially difficult situation in the areas of health care and medical training. The urgent mission was to prepare highly qualified doctors and dentists on a massive scale, a goal undertaken with tenacity at the school which went on to become a reference, a bulwark, and symbol of the country’s public health system.

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El bloqueo más brutal y prolongado de la historia.

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El bloqueo más brutal y prolongado de la historial daño económico hacia Cuba, a razón de la disminución del dólar frente al valor del oro en el mercado internacional, se remonta a 833 mil 755 millones de dólares…

Las relaciones históricas entre Estados Unidos y Cuba durante más de 200 años, tienen profundas raíces en relación con la identidad nacional y el imaginario cubano, además de la pretensión de los disímiles gobiernos norteamericanos de controlar el destino de la Isla. Esta demanda alcanzó su máxima expresión en enero 1959 y se ha agigantado por más de cincuenta años con la agravación delbloqueo económico, comercial y financiero impuesto por el gobierno los Estados Unidos que, de manera irracional, mantiene contra Cuba. Continue reading