20 | 07 | 2019

With the purpose of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against the Republic of Cuba, for more than 50 years, the international community once again raised its voice in rejection of these measures that seriously affect the Caribbean people.

This Thursday, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, presented before the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) a resolution and report against the economic, commercial and financial blockade suffered by the Caribbean country, imposed by the Government of the United States.

The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela approved a Constitutional Agreement rejecting the criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade maintained by the government of the United States against the Republic of Cuba.

The plenipotentiary Venezuelan legislative body denounced in the document that under the administration of Donald Trump not only has the blockade against the island increased in its economic, commercial and financial dimensions, but there has been a setback in the advances that had been experienced with the process of normalization initiated under the presidency of Barack Obama.

unoMadam President:

Mister Secretary-General:

It is impossible to be here, speak from this rostrum on behalf of Cuba, and not recall historic moments of the General Assembly which are also part of our dearest memories: Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raúl Castro and the "Chancellor of Dignity", Raúl Roa, just to mention the most significant, have brought here not only the voice of our people but also the voice of other Latin American and Caribbean, African, Asian, non-aligned peoples, with whom we have shared more than half a century of struggles for a fair international order, which is still far off being attained.

Statement of the International Section of the Workers Party of Ireland

65 years ago, on 26th July 1953, a small band of courageous Cuban revolutionaries stormed the Moncada Barracks in the city of Santiago, in Eastern Cuba. Though that uprising did not overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, it was the beginning of a movement, the 26th of July Movement, that changed Cuba and reverberated around the world.

In a celebration of the event in 1960, Fidel Castro said that 26th July 1953, “was the culmination of the effort of a group of young people full of ideals that were launched towards an unequal and difficult struggle.”

“People may die but never do their ideas”

Today, June 14, 2018, is the 90th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest revolutionaries of the twentieth century, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, known throughout the Latin American continent as “Che”.

granmaOn the morning of April 19, a historic date on which not only is the first defeat of Yankee imperialism in the Americas commemorated, but Cuba also sees the inauguration of a new government that makes evident the continuity of the new generations with the legacy of the historic generation that founded the Cuban Revolution in the highest leadership positions of the country, compañero Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, offered his first speech as President of the Councils of State and of Ministers of Cuba.

cuba wappenVice President of Cuba, Diaz-Canel, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba, replaces Raul Castro as President of the State Council.

According to Prensa Latina, the Cuban Parliament elected Miguel Diaz-Canel as president of the State Council for a term of five years, the National Electoral Commission announced here today. "From this moment on, you are the new President of the Council of State and of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba," Parliament Speaker Esteban Lazo told Diaz Canel an invited him to sit at the presiding chair of the National Assembly.

cuba wappenThe Cuban Parliament is electing Wednesday following the inauguration of the 9th Legislature the nation''s President and the other members of the Council of State.

The 605 lawmakers elected last March 11 by over 7,400,000 voters through secret and direct vote will choose among them the members of the Council of State.

From this vote, which will also be secret, the President -who is Head of State and Government-, the First Vice President, five Vice Presidents, the Council's Secretary and the remaining 23 members of this body will come out.

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