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Cuba opposes violence and supremacist expressions

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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez lamented the death of several individuals as a result of the violent assault of Trump supporters on the U.S. Congress. On his Twitter account, the Cuban head of state condemned the events, as well as the violence and expression of supremacist positions.
After a day of absolute terror, described by the country’s media as a blow to the heart of U.S. democracy, Vice President Mike Pence formally declared that Joe Biden had obtained 306 electoral college votes.

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Cuba has confidence in its universities

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President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez visited the José Antonio Echeverría Technological University in Havana (CUAJE) yesterday, and while interacting with students and professors commented, “Your experience … is like the “magical realism” of Carpentier, which seems so common to us that we can overlook the greatness of what we do every day. Just enduring the blockade every day… is huge. We need to share these things… position them on media networks; make them visible.”

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Racism: A barbarity to be eradicated

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Racism – that barbaric myth of our time – lies in the subconscious and must be eliminated altogether. It is the child of prejudice, another scar on the human species that does as much psychological damage to the victim as the perpetrator. Anthropologist Ashley Montagu, in a dramatic statement, said, “The fallacy of race is the most damaging of human myths.”

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Creating culture for socialism

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During the month of April, this new year, the Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba will take place, where among other central questions to be analyzed is the functioning of the Party, its ties with the masses, ideological-political activity, and cadre policy, at a moment considered opportune for the updating of our strategy of resistance and development. Imagining this Congress in the light of the socio-political context of current Cuban society, brings to mind several very timely questions that I would like to submit to the consideration of readers in this article.

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The glass was broken yesterday in the “showcase of democracy” with which the U.S. attempts to give the world lessons

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The glass was literally broken yesterday in the “showcase of democracy” with which the United States has presumed to give the world lessons, when violent supporters of President Donald Trump invaded and disrupted the Capitol in Washington, the seat of Congress, as Representatives and Senators were preparing to confirm Democrat Joe Biden as the country’s next President. The assault on the Capitol is the most serious attack in the history of the building that symbolizes U.S. power, since the British set it on fire.

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Achiever of the impossible

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During this very tense, difficult year, in which we were obliged to confront COVID-19, as well as an unprecedented imperial offensive, Fidel has been at our side. Cuba’s response to the pandemic, here and in other countries around the world, has been admirable. As Díaz-Canel has reiterated, Fidel’s strategic thinking in the field of medicine and science, his extreme sensitivity to the most vulnerable and his deep conviction that nothing is worth more than the life of a human being, carried decisive weight in this victory.

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Christmas reading: Notes on a not-so-plebian articulation

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There are no witch hunts in Cuba, but neither is there impunity, since our decades of confrontation with imperialism have taught us to recognize double standards and wolves in sheepskin. During the recent holidays I commented to good friend that I was reading and rereading some texts outlining the sentiments and ideas of a small group of intellectuals who claim to represent the majority, in a manifesto they called “Plebian Articulation,” preparing to write about the issues they addressed. My friend suggested a title: “Christmas reading.”

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President Diaz-Canel receives credentials from new ambassadors

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The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, accompanied by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, yesterday received in a solemn ceremony, from new ambassadors of the Republic of Haiti; of the Kingdom of Spain; of the Republic of Benin; of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau; H.E. Mr. Shibru Mamo Kedida, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; H.E. Ms. Nana Yuliana, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia; and H.E. Mr. Mahamadou Diagouraga, Ambassador of the Republic of Mali.

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President Díaz-Canel attends anniversary celebration at Siboney International Clinic

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President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez attended the commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Siboney International Clinic, an institution specializing in aesthetic medicine and quality of life, helping to make Cuba a safe destination for those who visit us and, at the same time, contributing to the economy and the sustainability of our free, universal National Public Health System. After touring several departments – where patients from the diplomatic corps accredited in Cuba, the Mariel Special Development Zone.

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2020: Year of the Cuban government, of science and the people

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If at the end of 2019 a list of challenges to be faced in 2020 had been made, it would not be easy to conduct an accounting of how we had done, since Cuba does not establish ten-point agendas, but rather hundreds of objectives, on all fronts. And this was the year of obstacles. The speech President Miguel Díaz-Canel presented to the National Assembly of People’s Power, as 2019 drew to a close, identified several priorities that any citizen can use to determine to what extent projected goals were met, during the 365 days of 2020.