Monday, 18. December 2017

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  1. Alfredo Despaigne was selected as Cuba's player of the year by the National Baseball Directorate, in recognition of his outstanding performances in both the National Series and in Japan

  2. The stunning piece Fuerza y compásreturns to the stage


  3. Cuban punto was recently included on the UNESCO list of artistic expressions recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

  4. Declaration of the Foreign Ministers and Heads of Delegations of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), meeting in Havana, on the occasion of the 16th ALBA-TCP Political Council

  5. This Sunday, December 17, the country’s 168 Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power were constituted

  6. The WFTU Affiliates and friends in all the Countries of the World responding to the call of the World Federation of Trade Unions are organizing this week solidarity initiatives and events declaring that “Palestine is not Alone!” Solidarity Messages are also published by: UNDECA Costa Rica Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union – Trinidad & Tobago Coordinadora Sindical de Clase – Spanish State
  7. The vision of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro and Comandante Hugo Chávez is becoming a reality in the work of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America promoting integration and solidarity

  8. The aim of this meeting is to review our work and reaffirm our commitment to the principles and values of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), stated Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla upon inaugurating the 16th meeting of the bloc’s Political Counci

  9. With the right domestic and international reforms, the world can take climate change by the reins

  10. The closing ceremony of the 18th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission for the Cuba-Venezuela Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement, was held December 14 in Havana

  11. The City Historian's Office Master Plan has guided the comprehensive development of the city's central historic district for 24 years

  12. The Communist Party of Canada extends its full solidarity to the people of Honduras who are struggling against election fraud, the suspension of democratic rights and brutal repression. Hundreds of thousands of Hondurans have taken to the streets to protest the blatant irregularities in the results of the November 26th Presidential election provided by the [...]
  13. That’s enough! Hands off from the Right to Strike. The struggle and the counter-attack is our duty. We won’t allow us and our children to live in hell that Greek government has created. These are the main slogans of today Thursday 14 December 2017 day of General strike in Greece. The WFTU expresses its internationalist solidarity and stands on the side of the Greek working class, on the side of PAME and the thousand of Greek workers, of the unemployed, of the ordinary people of Greece who strike today and protest against the EU mechanics the IMF the WB and the government plans which condemned the Greek people to unemployment and poverty. The WFTU stands on the side of the Palestinian people and condemns the decision of the USA imperialists and their allies to declare Jérusalem as capital...
  14. Today, December 14th the WFTU International Seminar with Trade Unions from South Europe and Mediterranean Region took place in Marseille, France hosted by CGT Bouches-du-Rhône. The WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos took part in the Seminar and addressed the participants and the more than 50 international delegates representing trade unions from the countries of South Europe and Mediterranean.
  15. SDG-F Director, Paloma Durán, recently paid a working visit to Cuba, and offered an exclusive interview with Granma regarding the mechanism she leads

  16. The country's Computing and Electronics Youth Club launches video game website to provide Cuban families online entertainment and learning

  17. The Bolivarian Revolution obtained 71% of the vote in the country's December 10 elections, the largest margin of victory in Venezuela's history, winning 308 of the 335 mayor's offices

  18. The best Cuban athletes of the year were chosen based on a survey conducted by the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (Inder), the Sports Writers Circle and Young Communist League.

  19. During his stay, Aleksandar Vučić will hold official talks with Cuban authorities, among other activities, according to the Foreign Ministry

  20. A total of 117 films by women directors feature in this year’s Festival

  21. The country's Official Gazette today publishes regulations to give continuity to the process underway to build a more organized, efficient, and effective state enterprise system

  22. The Cuban delegation to migration talks with the United States, expressed its deep concern over the impact of measures on relations between the two countries

  23. Full text of speech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of stare and Ministers, during the VI Caricom-Cuba Summit.  Antigua and Barbuda, December 8, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolutio

  24. Advances in the comprehensive recovery of patients and research into bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections were the focus of debates during the Seventh International Rehabilitation and Ninth Microbiology and Parasitology congresses held recently in Havana

  25. Yesterday morning, December 11, José Ramón Machado, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, received Medardo González Trejo, secretary general of El Salvador's Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front

  26. PALESTINIAN PEOPLE ARE NOT ALONE ! Dear colleagues, WFTU members and friends, The WFTU announces a week of active, operative and militant solidarity with the heroic Palestinian people. Unite your voice with the voice of the Palestine’s working class! Deploy initiatives during this week in front of Embassies, in front of International Organizations Offices, wherever you decide! Protest, demonstrate, go on strike against the U.S. President’s decision! For the peoples of the entire world and for the WFTU as well, Eastern Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine, within the 1967 borders. All of you take part in this week of solidarity with the struggling Palestinian people. Internationalism is the weapon of the world class-oriented trade union movement. Palestinian people are not alone. 15 to...
  27. The book Solidariedade Brasileira a Cuba - uma história de luta e paixão pela nossa América (Brazilian Solidarity with Cuba: A History of Struggle and Passion for Our America) seeks to provide younger generations with knowledge regarding the Brazilian solidarity with Cuba movement over more than 50 years

  28. The course taken by Cuba since the 1959 triumph of the Revolution is fundamentally humanist

  29. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the statement by US President Trump, declaring US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and directing the US Embassy to move to Jerusalem from its present location in Tel Aviv. The US statement is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people, and complete support and endorsement [...]
  30. The WFTU General Secretary is visiting Czech Republic in the occasion of the 7th Congress of  OCMS (trade union association of Bohemia Moravia and Silesia). The WFTU General Secretary addressed the delegates and offered a symbolic gift to Stanislav Grospic, OSCMS President.
  31. The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of  more than 92 million workers in 126 countries all over the world, expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the six workers who lost their life last Wednesday, after a collapse of a cement factory’s production line, in Baghdad’s industrial zone, in central Sinai. Other seven workers were injured by the collapse. As class oriented world trade union movement, we reiterate our stable position for adequate health and safety measures at the workplaces, which assure proper working conditions and respect the life and safety of workers.   We wish a quick recovery to the injured workers. The Secretariat
  32. US President Donald Trump announced that he would relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem, officially recognising the city as the capital of Israel. This is a serious provocation. It will cause new conflicts in the Middle East. With this step, Trump wants to launch such a process of conflict. With this decision, Trump aims to
  33. The Communist Party of Britain has condemned the Brexit Phase One agreement between the British government and the EU Commission announced today (December 8).

    'This pro-big business, minority Tory regime is loyally carrying out the instructions of its EU Business Advisory Council to tie Britain to the EU single market for the foreseeable future, while paying through the nose for that dubious privilege', CPB general secretary Robert Griffiths declared.

    'The Irish border question is being used as the pretext for Britain's continuing subjection to EU rules and institutions in the guise of so-called "regulatory alignment"', he argued. Mr Griffiths called instead for Britain's commercial border with the EU to be marked by the Irish Sea rather

  34. ALL PAKISTAN POLITICAL PARTIES CONFERENCE AT LAHORE. لاہور ہائی کورٹ بار ایسوسی ایشن نے کل مورخہ 9 دسمبر 2017ء بروز ہفتہ کو لاہور میں “موجودہ ملکی سیاسی صورتحال اور جمہوریت کا مستقبل” کے موضوع پر ایک آل پاکستان پولیٹیکل پارٹیز کانفرنس کا انعقاد کیا ہے جس میں کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان (سی پی پی) کو بھی دعوت دی گئی ہے جس کے لئے ہم لاہور ہائی کورٹ بار ایسوسی ایشن کا شکریہ ادا کرتے ہیں کل کو منعقد ہونے والی … Continue reading
  35. Fidel felt the need to dialectically summarize what the scope and perspective of revolutionary action should be. As a Marxist-Leninist who did not adhere to paralyzing dogmas or sterile schemas, and a deeply-rooted and solidly committed follower of Martí, the leader of the Cuban Revolution had consolidated a holistic view of reality and, with his personal example at the forefront, had managed to make advances even in the most difficult circumstances.

  36. More than 3,120 visitors are already enjoying the destination, with all facilities set to welcome guests in the peak season

  37. Few heads of state have shown as much interest in baseball as Fidel did, pitching and batting himself, celebrating the victories and suffering the defeats

  38. The World Federation of Trade Unions condemns the decision of USA President to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.  This act  reveals that imperialism is ruthless, barbaric, aggressive. Our duty is to support the heroic Palestinian people against this aggressiveness, to support this people who gives a long-term struggle  against occupation army, against the policies of the Israeli governments, against the policies that are calling on them to compromise with the Israeli occupation. The WFTU has always been and will remain firmly by the side of Palestinian workers who are continuing their struggle.  The WFTU will use all the international fora to promote the fair demands of the Palestinian people.  The WFTU will reveal the responsibilities of yellow trade-unions’ leaderships...
  39. The first stone of the Nescor S.A factory was laid in the Mariel Special Development Zone, November 28

  40. Jamaican Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, described the work carried out by the Cuban Medical Brigade in the country as an important and noble task with a tremendous social impact

  41. Unilateral declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, by U.S. President, constitutes a flagrant violation of the UN Charter and international law

  42. Attending the gala in Havana were the members of the PCC Central Committee Political Bureau, Esteban Lazo Hernández, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power; Mercedes López Acea, a vice president of the Council of State, and Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Affairs; as well as José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera, member of the Central Committee Secretariat, among other personalities

  43. Labour Party (EMEP) held its 8th Congress in Ankara with the slogan of ‘Let’s unite for peace and democracy against the one-man, one-party administration.’ During the Congress, a call was made for a united struggle against the one-man, one-party state that the AKP/Erdoğan administration is trying to establish. Selma Gürkan, the chairperson of EMEP, stressed
  44. In his letter, the President called on members of the FEEM to prepare themselves for the new and complex challenges which lie ahead and to be worthy continuers of the work of the Revolution

  45. A friend from the U.S. visiting the island recently as part of the "In the footsteps of Che International Brigade" commented: Cuba is an inspiration, because it teaches us that a revolution is possible

  46. The two officials met on December 1, at Cuba’s parliament building, where they discussed regional issues, specifically the current political situation in the region, and imperialist actions being undertaken by the United States government

  47. Cuba won one gold and one silver medal in the World Para Swimming and Powerlifting Championships, in the Mexican capital

  48. The WFTU Regional Office for French-Speaking Africa and the UGTD, organized an International Conference of Affiliates and Friends of the WFTU in French-speaking Africa from December 6 to December 8 on the topic of health and safety in work places. The office also held its meeting on December 5 at the UGTD office in Djibouti and discussed future activities to strengthen the WFTU.
  49. Youth from several of the country's provinces, who have benefited from the National Cochlear Implant Program, accompanied President Raúl Castro on a tour of the historic cemetery

  50. The 4th Forum of Trade Unions of Nile Basin Countries opened its works today , hosted by ETUF Egypt and SWTUF Sudan in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, under the slogan ” Strengthening the Future Cooperation among the workers of Nile Basin Countries”. The President of the Nile Basin Countries Trade Unions Federation, Mr. Gebaly Al-Maraghy, its General Secretary, Mr. Youssef Abdel Kareem, the General Secretary of OATUU, Mr. Arezki Mezhod and representatives from almost all the Nile basin countries participate in the Conference. On behalf of WFTU, Maria Barouti, Arab countries responsible from WFTU Central Offices, addressed the Conference, highlighting the WFTU position on the importance of cooperation and militant initiatives for the pro-people utilization of the River Nile waters and...
  51. Interview with Mario Escalona, member of the event Organizing Committee and director general of the EGREM record label

  52. The Party Central Committee Political Bureau agreed to promote compañera Yailin Orta Rivera to occupy the post of Editor-in-chief of the newspaper Granma

  53. The United States has a long history of economic warfare and began its efforts to destroy the Cuban economy immediately after the triumph of the Revolution

  54. The government is actively limiting collaboration. Four grants awarded to Cuba's Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to study Zika, chikungunya and dengue, have been "put on hold"

  55. The Heroic City awoke early December 4, as the population joined the march that departed from the Plaza de la Revolución Mayor General Antonio Maceo Grajales

  56. A bilateral symposium held in the Cuban capital November 28-29 provided the opportunity to exchange experiences and evaluate the development of the cruise industry in Cuba

  57. Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, invited opposition members to meet with government representatives at Miraflores Palace, in order to strengthen formal talks and review the six point agenda agreed upon by both parties in talks held December 1-2 in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

  58. The second round of elections of delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power took place this Sunday, December 3, in those constituencies where no candidate received more than 50% of the valid votes cast in the first round

  59. More than 450 representatives of parties across the political spectrum in 122 countries gathered in Beijing over the December 1-3 weekend in a 'high-level' meeting called by the Communist Party of China (CPC) to discuss the theme of 'Working Together for a Shared Future for Humanity'.

  60. More than 450 representatives of parties across the political spectrum in 122 countries gathered in Beijing over the weekend in a three-day 'high-level' meeting called by the Communist Party of China (CPC).

    They were joined by 151 leaders and officials of the CPC international department and associated state and party institutions to discuss the theme of 'Working Together for a Shared Future for Humanity'.

  61. Representing Cuban film in the official selection for the 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema are two feature-length productions, two documentaries, one short and one animation, while the general program features 40 works from the island

  62. The parliamentary session will open December 21, at Havana’s International Conference Center

  63. Participants at the meeting entitled “End the Blockade against Cuba,” which took place November 29-30 in the European Parliament, debated the impact of this hostile policy

  64. One of the key lines within Fidel's concept of Revolution reads "It is never lying or violating ethical principles; it is a profound conviction that there is no power on earth that can crush the truth…

  65. No rain storm could detain the city's tribute



  66. Poverty in Puerto Rico has risen from 44.3% to 52.3% since Hurricane Maria hit the island last September 20

  67. “Homeland is humanity, it is that portion of humanity that we see more closely, and in which we were to be born”

  68. The people of Artemisa paid homage to Ciro Redondo García, an iconic patriot from the province, on the 60th anniversary of his death, during a cultural-political gala attended by Comandante of the Revolution Ramiro Valdés Menéndez, a member of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee Political Bureau and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers

  69. Fidel's re-encounter with the people of Villa Clara, when he praised their ability to overcome difficulties and obstacles; his stay in Che's camp; and visits with comrades in the city, will be recalled this morning during a commemoration of the first anniversary of the Comandante en Jefe's death

  70. For Fidel, a sense of the historic moment is a political construction in dialogue between ideas and reality, aspirations and present demands, between theory and the specific problems of the nation and the people

  71. Havana will host an impressive program of films December 8-17

  72. Bolivia’s Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) ruled in favor of the indefinite re-election of national and subnational authorities on November 28, a decision which enables President Evo Morales to stand again in 2019

  73. “Our Revolution will go forward…and this time cannot be crushed”


  74. From across Latin America the island received messages of solidarity highlighting the legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution

  75. A symbolic handover ceremony took place in the port city of Haiphong, North Vietnam, the same site where during its liberation war, the country received sugar and other supplies from Cuba in a gesture of solidarity

  76. Miguel Díaz-Canel notes community participation in recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma

  77. There is practically no corner of Cuba, no workplace, school, hospital, sports field, that he did not visit, to talk with those who lived, studied, or worked there

  78. Granma spoke to citizens across the country who came out on November 26 to vote for delegates to municipal assemblies of People’s Power

  79. The preliminary data reveals that 7,608,464 Cubans exercised their right to vote on Sunday, representing 85.94% of the total electorate of 8,855,213, as reported during a press conference by Alina Balseiro Gutiérrez, president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN)

  80. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received Colonel General To Lam, Minister of Public Security of Vietnam, during a working visit to the island

  81. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President Cuba's Councils of State and Ministers, attended the funeral tribute which took place at the Center for Martí Studies to honor Armando Hart Dávalos, an essential figure in the country's history

  82. During the fraternal encounter they recalled the memory of Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, on the first anniversary of his passing

  83. Outstanding revolutionary combatant Armando Hart Dávalos died yesterday afternoon, November 26, as a result of respiratory failure

  84. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers exercised his right to vote at the Constituency no. 60 polling station in the Havana municipality of Playa

  85. Fidel is present in this work of his that is the Cuban Revolution, to which the University of Havana and new generations are heir

  86. Nationwide polling stations to vote for delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power opened at 7am, November 26

  87. Granma shares different moments from Fidel's life captured by renowned Cuban photographer Roberto Chile

  88. More than eight million Cubans are invited to head to the polls this Sunday, November 26, to elect delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power

  89. One year after Fidel Castro Ruz passed away, Cuba continues to be a country in revolution

  90. The Communist Party has condemned what it calls Chancellor Philip Hammond's 'steady as the economy sinks' Autumn Budget.

    CP general secretary Robert Griffiths said it reflected Tory priorities to 'fill the boots of private enterprise with public money' and shore up big business profits.

  91. Each territory of the country is preparing for the elections of delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power this Sunday, November 26. Difficulties detected during the dynamic test (mock election) are being addressed to ensure that everything runs smoothly in this vote for Cuba

  92. The Continental Encounter for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism, took place November 18, 2017, in Montevideo, Uruguay

  93. The willingness of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to improve relations with the United States while preserving the island’s sovereignty, was highlighted during a panel discussion in honor of the first anniversary of the revolutionary leader’s death, November 25, 2016

  94. Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths delivered this eulogy at the funeral of Derek Robinson in Stourbridge, West Midlands, today (November 22):

    "What drove workers in their hundreds and thousands - many with family and financial responsibilities - to down tools and leave their benches, desks and assembly lines? Not once, but reputedly 523 times.

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