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Internet: The same for rich and poor?

Internet informacion

As early as the 1960s, the U.S. Department of Defense had a system that allowed multiple computers located at different universities and research centers in the country to communicate in a single network – the embryo of the great interconnection of networks that we know today as the internet. However, it was not until 1993 that the World Wide Web was put in the public domain.

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Preparations underway for the 2019 Cuban trade union congress

LOGO CTC

Preparations for the Cuban Workers’ Federation (CTC) 21st Congress will characterize union activities this 2018, which entails an assembly process of all collectives to collect opinions, demands, and guidelines to be evaluated at the national event, stated CTC Secretary General Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, a member of the Communist Party of Cuba Political Bureau, during a press conference.

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Activists around the world call for the closure of all U.S. military bases

Base Guantánamo

ON February 23, coinciding with the 115th anniversary of the occupation of part of the territory of Guantánamo by a U.S. naval base, several pacifist groups plan to hold a major protests worldwide to demand the closure of the military base. With various initiatives that include mobilizations, messages in alternative and, where possible, more traditional media outlets, concerts and other cultural activities, activists will seek to call public attention to the issue, especially in the United States.

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Raúl: A tireless promoter of regional integration and staunch anti-imperialist

Raul Discurso

Unlike academics and intellectuals who dedicate time to organizing their work, the ideas of revolutionaries with state responsibilities are often dispersed throughout time, among thousands of speeches, interviews, and statements.

It is therefore the researcher’s job to revive this legacy and organize it in such a way as to help one understand the scope of a figure, and the historic moment they were destined to live.

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The cornerstone of community participation

Eleciones consejo Popular

People’s Councils are the true, absolutely democratic authority in Cuban neighborhoods, the essential level of the socialist state’s People’s Power system, an idea Fidel outlined, describing these bodies as the cornerstone of community participation in the resolution of problems.

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The enemy plan will be defeated with more Cubans defending our reality

tio Sam en Compu

The CIA had their hopes pinned on agent “Pablo.” He had an excellent education and knew how to relate to youth and students, the focus of Washington’s plans in Cuba. State Security here, however, had full confidence in the man they called “Daniel.” In April of 2011, the real identity of Daniel and Pablo as one and the same person was announced; writer and university professor, Raúl Capote.

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Juan Carlos Roque dissects the Buena Vista Social Club

Buenavista Social Club

THE Buena Vista Social Club was a very popular Havana dance hall in the 1940s and 50s, but that name is now known throughout the world as a Cuban musical phenomenon. It was a project born 20 years ago, under the direction of Juan de Marcos González, former director of the Sierra Maestra group, with renowned U.S. guitarist Ry Cooder as producer.

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High demand products available in remote areas served by Plan Turquino

Niños Plan Turquino

The Ministry of Domestic Commerce’s policy for remote areas served by Plan Turquino is to prioritize the availability of high demand products for residents in all regions of the country, including industrial and personal hygiene items, as well as more economical lines generally sold in higher end retail outlets, explained Mary Blanca Ortega Barredo, Minister of Domestic Commerce, during a visit to stores located in this mountain municipality.

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The new U.S. National Defense Strategy: A “good deal” for the Military-Industrial Complex

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On January 19, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis presented in Washington the declassified version of the United States’ National Defense Strategy. In his speech, he made clear the militaristic approach that will be maintained in coming years: “This strategy expands our competitive space, prioritizes preparedness for war.”

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A mega-project in the heart of Cuba

Mega proyecto Mayari

The impressive mass of water in Mayarí reservoir (354 million cubic meters) and the dam that holds it back – unique in the country given its height and wall of impermeable concrete – make clear that the East-West Diversion is a mega construction project, evidence of the country’s technical ability.