The Guantanamo Bay detention center could easily accommodate “a couple dozen” more inmates should the Trump administration decide to send new prisoners to the much-maligned facility, a top US officer said Monday.
Cuban President Raul Castro characterized the project as being an “arduous task of the utmost importance.”
Cuba plans to create an institution that preserves the thoughts and life work of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. The working group charged with developing the institution was formed by a decree authorized byCuban President Raul Castro. The meeting was also attended by First Vice-President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel.
Delegates of the government of the municipality of Segundo Frente, in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, elected President Raul Castro on Sunday as deputy to the National Assembly of People’s Power (Parliament).
The approval was unanimously supported by 79 delegates, who were elected by the people in their respective constituencies and are part of that governing body.
Marking 59 years since the triumph of the revolution, do you think there is something particular this year about the celebration given the looming elections and Raul Castro’s impending retirement?
Politics always ends up affecting the poorest, the people,” said Jessica Aguila, a Cuban worker planning to visit her family in the United States.
Cuban officials have told their U.S. counterparts that Washington’s decision to reduce its embassy staff in Havana by more than half and suspend visa processing is “seriously hampering” ties between the two countries, as well as causing distress for family members. Josefina Vidal, Cuba’s Foreign Ministry Chief for U.S. Affairs, and John Creamer, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, headed the talks, according to PressTV.
Fidel always firmly maintained his support for China and believed that the Communist Party was genuinely and capably pursuing revolutionary socialism.
This Saturday marked the first year anniversary of the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Around the world, progressives and revolutionaries commemorate his life and continue to be inspired by his example.
Often prescient, Fidel continues to be a source of insight for understanding today’s political landscape, including the defining feature of the 21st century: the rise of the People’s Republic of China. Continue reading
I arrive from Canada at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport on Oct. 22, 2017, around 11:30 p.m. Waiting to receive me is the president of the Cuban Institute of History, Rene Gonzalez Barrientos. He has come despite my having pleaded with him not to pick me up, given his heavy responsibilities in organizing the Oct. 24–26 Second International Symposium, “The Cuban Revolution: Genesis and Historical Development.” Rene insists that, as I am an invited guest, it is his responsibility to do so. Alone with a car and no driver, we haul my heavy baggage loaded with books for a presentation in Cuba’s capital. We are headed to the Communist Party of Cuba’s modest but very hospitable Hotelito.
A century ago, world history changed forever. The Great October Socialist Revolution was one of the most important events in contemporary history of mankind. This historic event, as well as the presence of its leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, had a huge influence in many countries in Europe, Latin America and the rest of the world.