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Michael Moore

Fire all pundits, predictors, pollsters and anyone else in the media who had a narrative they wouldn’t let go of and refused to listen to or acknowledge what was really going on. Those same bloviators will now tell us we must “heal the divide” and “come together.” They will pull more hooey like that out of their ass in the days to come. Turn them off.

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Dilma: her deposition consummated by a defeated

frei-betto pequeña

Dilma and I lived on the same street – Rua Major Lopes, in the town of Belo Horizonte. As she walked to school every morning she passed my house where she saw my mother working in her garden. She and my sister Thereza were friends.

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US / Cuba Relations: What Would Constitute Normal?

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower broke diplomatic relations with Cuba on January 3, 1961. Fifty-four years later, on Monday the 20th of July, the United States and Cuba will advance toward normalization of diplomatic relations. Presumably, the US will no longer treat Cuba as its enemy and treat the island simply as its next-door neighbor. Maybe … The raising of the flags at the embassies on the 20th of July is much anticipated. But what does this all really mean?

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Message from Fidel to President Nicolás Maduro

Nicolás Maduro

It was Chávez himself who came across the idea of creating that organization, for he was willing to share with his Caribbean brothers and sisters the abundant economic resources with which Nature had endowed his home country and which had ended up in the hands of powerful US companies and a handful of Venezuelan millionaires.

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Fidel informs about letters exchanged with Maradona

Fidel Castro

On January 11, Maradona spoke about the letter I had sent him and showed the document that had aroused curiosity but he didn’t mention the details.  Last week-end he again mentioned the letter in Telesur.  To set things clear, I include the full texts of my exchange with Maradona.

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To my comrades of the University Students Federation

Fidel Castro

I do not trust the US policy, nor have I ever exchanged a single word with them, something that in no way means a rejection to a peaceful settlement of conflicts or war dangers. Defending peace is a duty of all. Any peaceful and negotiated solution to the problems between the United States and peoples, or any people of Latin America, which does not involve force or the use of force, should be addressed according to international standards and principles.

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The Innocence of Gerardo

Gerardo Hernández

The meeting in London of the Commission of Inquiry on the case of the Cuban Five examined in depth the specific situation of Gerardo Hernández Nordelo and the infamous charge (Count 3 “conspiracy to commit murder”) lodged only against him. It forms the basis of his sentence, in which he must die two times in prison. He is falsely accused of having participated in the shoot-down of the two planes of the terrorist group that calls itself “Brothers to the Rescue.”

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Rioters or Peaceful Demonstrators?

Riots And Looting Continues Across London

In western media, it is widely assumed that the Government in Venezuela is indeed violating human rights, and that the “oppressed majority” has just spilled out in the streets to demand freedom and regime change. This is not only fair, it is a sort of ‘Venezuelan Spring’. Nothing is further from the truth. The narrative in western media is a fantasy.

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The Urgency of Venezuela

Tom Hayden

The peace and justice movement in the US, along with congressional allies, have a potentially important role in pressuring Obama, and Secretaries Kerry and Hegel, to rein in the agents of America’s dirty wars. A congressional coalition led by the Miami Cuba Lobby is already agitating for Maduro’s demise. Where are the congressional progressives?

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What Else Can We Do?

Cinco Héroes

“The Last Soldiers of the Cold War” by Fernando Morais allows you to peer into a history that the Empire is determined to bury in darkness. It’s a true chronicle that brings us closer to the great deeds of five young people who sacrificed their lives to save their people. The author dedicated countless hours to researching, studying thousands of pages, interviewing many people, and worked hard for many months to write it.