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Bush In Heavens (part I)

Bush In Heavens (part I)

(This reflection has two parts, both concluded on Saturday, March 22nd) In this reflection I will go by the news received from different sources, including international cable services, -without specifically recognizing any of them as the information source, but strictly abiding by the text of the news– books, documents, the Internet, and even questions asked to well-documented sources.

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The Victorious Trip

The Victorious Trip

The cable agencies were quick to get the news out, news which, though not exactly laughable, are indeed ironic. Everyone said their share. There was competition, that is to say, they competed with one another. Videos of Dick Cheney, the war’s intellectual author, and his disciple McCain, also reached us. They appear, with a disciplined air about them, among numerous people, in a kind of classroom fitted with simple chairs, where all manner of military chiefs trained in the art of killing are gathered. I will use a straightforward language and quote the opinions of students, teachers, reporters and institutions to reflect the ugly truth of the situation.

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Thirst For Blood (II)

Thirst For Blood (II)

I promised I would continue the reflections today, using textual news and adding pertinent commentaries. “NEW YORK, March 13 (ANSA) – The absence of Argentina in the itinerary of the new trip by the U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to South America is another sign of Washington’s annoyance with the authorities in Buenos Aires, according to the New York Times today.

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Thirst For Blood (i)

Thirst For Blood (i)

The empire is not resigning itself to being the only loser at the Rio Group meeting held in Santo Domingo on March 7th. It wants to set up the bloody mess once more. It is not difficult to demonstrate it.

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Ever Onwards And Upwards

Ever Onwards And Upwards

Secondary Education students met: their XI Congress was the occasion. Listening to them, I felt wholesome pride and justifiable envy. What a privilege at that fertile age! If today university education has become massive, so too a more important activity is massive: the battle of ideas before starting university.

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Chavez’ Visit

Chavez' Visit

Raúl had invited him. He replied he didn’t want to come see me so I wouldn’t catch the flu he had. That was nothing but a pretext to avoid the torture of my habitual questions. “What am I taking vitamin C for?” I told him in a message. Should we expect all the heads of State who attended the Rio Group’s warm and successful last meeting to get sick?

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The One And Only Loser

The One And Only Loser

The knock-out took place in the capital of the Dominican Republic. We followed every second of the match on Telesur. Nearly all of the Latin American presidents from the Rio Group were there. Ecuadorian President Correa had announced it the day before. I underscored the importance of this meeting in one of my reflections. It did not take place within the OAS. Most importantly, US diplomats were not in attendance. In one way or another, despite the profound ideological and tactical differences, everyone shone and showed the virtues that earned them important positions in office.

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The International Criminal Tribunal

The International Criminal Tribunal

For the past months and ending yesterday on March 5th, La Hojilla, a Venezolana de Televisión programme, took on the task of selecting facts and sentences that exactly reveal the imperialist scheme of doing to Chavez what was done to Milosevi? after the genocidal Kosovo Conflict: to have him tried by the International Criminal Tribunal.

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Rafael Correa

Rafael Correa

I remember when he visited us, months before the electoral campaign when he was thinking of running as a candidate for the Presidency of Ecuador. He had been the Minister of the Economy in the government of Alfredo Palacio, a surgeon with professional prestige who had also visited us as Vice President, before becoming the President in an unexpected situation that took place in Ecuador. He had been receptive to a program of ophthalmologic operations that we offered him as a form of cooperation. There were good relations between our two governments.

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Christians Without Bibles

Christians Without Bibles

Our doctors and all the other Cuban health professionals and technicians are an exceptional powerhouse. No other country has anything like it; just like our island’s internationalist soldiers, they were trained in combat. Their missions overseas abide by strict ethical standards. Their services are offered free of charge, or they are commercialized according to the host country’s circumstances. They are not exportable.