Trump Under Fire for Telling Black Congressman to Clean His ‘Rat, Rodent Infested’ District.

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El presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, le pidió a Elijah Cummings (izquierda) que limpie su distrito de Baltimore infestado de ratas y roedores.

U.S. President Donald Trump asked Black politician Elijah Cummings to clean his “rat and rodent infested” district after he subpoenaed the White House and Ivanka Trump.

Trump’s target in a series of early morning tweets was U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, who has called Trump a racist and sharply criticized his immigration policies. The majority African-American district has been a Democratic stronghold since 1953.

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to Trump by calling Cummings a champion for civil rights and economic justice and added in a tweet, “We all reject racist attacks against him and support his steadfast leadership.”

Trump hit back at Pelosi Sunday saying, “Someone please explain to Nancy Pelosi, who was recently called racist by those in her own party, that there is nothing wrong with bringing out the very obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore.” Continue reading

Latin American Presidents, Figures Celebrate Hugo Chavez’s Legacy on His Birthday

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Un partidario del presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, tiene una foto del fallecido presidente Hugo Chávez.

havez pushed for regional integration within Latin American peoples and governments, supporting leftist leaders and movements all around the region against U.S. dominance.

President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro stressed that Chavez’s legacy is still alive within the South American country.

“65 years of love Commander! We celebrate your life reaffirming the loyalty and commitment you sowed in us. We will defend how you taught us, the happiness of the people you loved so much. Thank you, teacher, for guiding us in the struggle of every day. Chavez is today, live action! “he President Maduro wrote on his Twitter account.

The Cuban head of state Miguel Diaz-Canel recalled a phrase of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in which he comments on the ideology of Venezuelan ex-president.

“Fidel said: In Chavez they reincarnated the ideas of Bolivar […]. Perhaps greater attention was never given to the most felt desires and needs of people. Some fruits are already perceived,” The Cuban president said quoting Fidel in a tweet on his Twitter account and added  “Our heartfelt tribute to Chavez on the 65th anniversary of his birthday.”

Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, born on July 28, 1954 in Sabanetas de Barinas, was a military man who ran for presidntial elections and became president Venezuela in 1999. He remained in the position for three more terms, winning multiple presidential votes, until his death in 2013.

Chavez was in fact influenced by the Cuban revolution and its leaders Fidel and Raul and made Cuba one of the most important allies of the Venezuelan state.

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Special coverage: July 26 in the heart of Cuba.

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Today, July 26, the national commemoration for the 66th anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons will be held in Bayamo.

“Before the historic generation that accompanies us I will deliver the central remarks at this event, in the same place where the Comandante en Jefe, on the same date in 2006, presided and closed for the last time a National Rebellion Day commemoration. “I speak on behalf of the grateful.”

“It is no accident, that located in Granma is the second garrison assaulted that morning, the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, in Bayamo, that today is a museum park bearing the honorable name of Ñico López, one of the leaders of the action in this city – Raúl’s great friend, in whose office the photo of a boy with big black glasses occupies a place of honor.

“Ñico was killed just hours after the Granma landing, but he has not been absent a minute from the revolutionary work to which he gave himself with such passion and confidence in victory.

“They were more brothers than friends, those men and women who put the nation first, who thought of the country as a family.

“We came from them, and it is very important that our tributes, annual or daily, not be enclosed within an act, in verses or a few words about dates.

“The Revolution now needs us to unleash a great battle for our defense and economy, to break the enemy’s plan to destroy us and asphyxiate us…

“It is up to us to think as a country, because no one else is going to think for us.”

“It requires, at the same time, that we strengthen, among the  people, spirituality, civics, decency, solidarity, social discipline, and a sense of public service.View image on Twitter

Despite the pain, the physical loss of those beings ‘from another world’  – from the song “Los elegidos” – the survivors of that epic feat, guided by Fidel, never complained, or went to a corner to mourn their fallen or murdered companions. “Five years, five months, and five days after the assaults on the garrisons in Santiago de Cuba and Bayamo, denying the alleged failure of 53, the victory of 59 would come. The setback became a victory. Continue reading

Cardinal Jaime Ortega’s death announced.

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His eminence Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega Alamino, (October 18, 1936) Archbishop Emeritus of San Cristóbal de La Habana, died during the dawn hours today, Friday, July 26, at 82 years of age. His devotion to the priesthood, academic training, and human sensitivity made him a highly respected member of the religious community.

Cardinal Ortega’s tireless pastoral work and love for Cuba led him to decisively strengthen relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the state.His funeral will take place in the city’s Cathedral, which served as his headquarters. Continue reading

Cuba is a safe country, but U.S. continues its attempts to manipulate reality.

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Yesterday, July 25, Cuba demanded that the U.S. government cease its manipulation of alleged health problems reported by its diplomatic staff in Havana, as a pretext to impose aggressive measures to harm our country, economy, and people.

Yesterday, July 25, Cuba demanded that the U.S. government cease its manipulation of alleged health problems reported by its diplomatic staff in Havana, as a pretext to impose aggressive measures to harm our country, economy, and people.
In statements to the press, Johana Tablada, the Foreign Ministry’s director for the United States, described a new study from the University of Pennsylvania, published in the American Medical Association Journal, which compared images of the brains of U.S. diplomatic personnel who reported health problems during their stays on the island, with those of a control group, and concluded that differences between the two exist.
Tablada recalled that in March of 2018, in the same journal, an article was published that described the clinical condition of the diplomats, yet, on this occasion, following the publication of the new article, the corporate media has immediately responded with full coverage.
“Two years later, after much speculation and little information or cooperation, not a single reason has appeared to justify the closing of consular services, the expulsion of Cuban diplomats in Washington, deceptive travel warnings, and all the unjust measures adopted by the U.S. using the pretext that its functionaries may face some kind of danger in Cuba.” Continue reading

Cuba Has 9 Doctors Per 1000 Citizens, Highest in Its History.

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Cuban doctors in PeruCuba’s health system is in an all-time high as the country has nine doctors per 1000 citizens and more than 485,000 health professionals working in the National Health System. 

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Jose Angel Portal Miranda, head of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), said that after the revolution, there were barely 3,000 doctors in Cuba. The University of Medical Sciences of Havana, since then, has trained more than 376,000 health professionals including doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.

The head of the Minsap said 35,787 foreign students from 141 countries graduated from Cuban universities, mainly from Africa and Latin America.

This year more than 10,000 medical professionals graduated from Havana, 1,535 of them are from foreign countries. Miranda also stressed that no other small developing countries could achieve such a feat.

Out of the more than 485,000 workers of the National Health System (SNS), some 234,000 are professionals from different branches of medical sciences who work in more than 13,000 health institutions in the country.

Cuba is constantly improving its health sector. Currently, the country is implementing new development programs such as health informatization, precision medicine, nanomedicine, and robotic medicine.

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Díaz-Canel receives actor Danny Glover.

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The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on Monday afternoon received the actor and film director Danny Glover, who is visiting our country to attend the 20th graduation at Havana’s Latin American School Medicine (ELAM).

During the cordial meeting, discussed was the importance of promoting artistic exchanges between Cuba and the United States, based on existing historical and cultural ties. President Díaz-Canel expressed his concern regarding the negative impact this arena has suffered, as a result of the deterioration in bilateral relations, while reiterating his willingness to move forward with sectors in the U. S. that favor improved relations. Continue reading

In Venezuela, Non Aligned Movement reaffirms its anti-imperialist essence.

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During a Non-Aligned Movement ministerial coordinating bureau meeting, which concluded in Caracas yesterday, Cuba reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to multilateralism and efforts to advance towards a fair and equitable democratic international order that responds to the demands of peace and sustainable development of all peoples.More than 60 years after its founding, the Non-Aligned Movement ministerial coordinating bureau met in Caracas, and Cuba reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to multilateralism and efforts to advance towards a fair and equitable democratic international order that responds to the demands of peace and sustainable development of all peoples – for a world, as Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla said, “that is possible if we struggle together to achieve it.” Continue reading

United Nations recognizes Cuba’s demographic achievements.

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“The rights that women in Cuba enjoy are praiseworthy…” said Rafael Cuestas, international coordinator of the United Nations Population Fund Program.The rights that women here in Cuba enjoy are praiseworthy; an example for the Americas and the world. We always use Cuba as a reference,” said Rafael Cuestas, international coordinator of the United Nations Population Fund Program (Unfpa) in Cuba, in an exchange with the specialized press on these issues.

Cuestas also recognized the important presence of women in the Cuban National Assembly; the right of women to decide when to have children or not; and the country’s impressive life expectancy rate, all attained despite the negative effects of the blockade on the economy and daily life. He also recalled the role of Vilma Espin at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo (1994).

Addressing the country’s achievements, the UN representative stated, “Cuba has a very progressive, very open society” and has advanced a great deal, noting that a demographic population pyramid very similar to that of developed countries exists here, a result of improvements in living conditions and guarantees such as universal and free health coverage,. Continue reading

Cuba Reaffirms Commitment to Non-Aligned Countries.

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Havana, July 17 ( P L ) Cuba will defend principles such as non-meddling in the internal affairs of states and the right to peace at a preparatory meeting for the upcoming Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

According to Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Anayansi Rodriguez, that Ministerial Meeting of the NAM Coordinating Bureau, to be held in Caracas on July 20-21, will serve as preparation for the eighteenth NAM Summit in Baku, Azerbaijan, in October this year.

On the first day of the Caracas meeting, the NAM Ministerial Committee for Palestine will meet, which will be a favorable occasion to adopt a declaration of support for the cause of that people.

Cuba, as the founding country of this movement born in the midst of the collapse of the colonial system and the emancipatory struggle of the peoples of Africa, Asia, Latin America and other regions, is fully committed to the principles that gave rise to it, the official asserted.

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