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Lula (part One)

Lula (part One)

He spontaneously decided to visit Cuba for the second time since he became President of Brazil, even though the state of my health did not guarantee that he would be able to meet with me.

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An Epiphany Gift

An Epiphany Gift

The wires made the announcement ahead of time. On January 6th we learned of Bush’s trip to the Middle East, just as soon as his very Christian Christmas holiday break was over. He would be going to Muslim territory, lands having a different religion and culture from that of the Europeans, who converted to Christianity, declared war on the infidels, in the 11th century A.D.

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An Example Of Good Communist Behaviour

An Example Of Good Communist Behaviour

I am referring to a Chilean woman, Elena Pedraza, a highly educated specialist in rehabilitation. More than 40 years ago she paid her first visit to Cuba. Allende, a medical doctor, was not yet the president of Chile. The Cuban Revolution was almost 8 years old and it was already training teachers, doctors, physical therapists and health specialists, full speed ahead.

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Antonio Maceo: The Bronze Titan

Antonio Maceo: The Bronze Titan

I am indebted to him. Yesterday marked another anniversary of his physical death. There are over forty versions of how it occurred, but all concur on several details that are of great interest.

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A People Under Fire

A People Under Fire

Venezuela, whose people are heirs to Bolivar’s ideas which transcend his era, is today facing a world tyranny a thousand times more powerful than that of Spain’s colonial strength added to that of the recently born United States which, through Monroe, proclaimed their right to the natural wealth of the continent and to the sweat of its people.

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Oil Costs And Development

Oil Costs And Development

Chávez said it very clearly in Riad: developing countries spend upwards of a trillion dollars in oil and gas. He proposed that the OPEC, which was nearly dissolved before the establishment of the Bolivarian government -which chaired and preserved this organization over 8 years- assume the tasks the International Monetary Fund was created for but has never fulfilled.

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The Conversation With Ch?ez

The Conversation With Ch?ez

Last November 15, I referred to a third reflection on the Latin American Summit which, as I then wrote, “I have yet to publish”. It strikes me as timely, however, to do so before the referendum of December 2.

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In Honor Of Sergio Del Valle

In Honor Of Sergio Del Valle

Sergio and I had the privilege of being at the command post located on the right of the Almendares estuary at dawn of April 15, forty six years ago, when US B-26 bombers with Cuban insignias, piloted by mercenaries, attacked the air bases of Ciudad Libertad, San Antonio de los Baños and the Santiago de Cuba civil airport.

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The Ideological Waterloo

The Ideological Waterloo

I have been working on the many reflections that I have promised. One of them deals with the main ideas of a book by Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, making use of his own words. His book clearly reveals how imperialism seeks to continue buying up the world’s natural and human resources with perfumed paper bills.

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The Summit Debate

The Summit Debate

All physical, geographic and time barriers disappeared. It seemed unreal. Never before had a dialogue of this nature taken place between heads of State and government, most of whom represented nations that had been pillaged by colonial and imperialist powers for centuries. Nothing could have been more instructive.