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Milosevic’s Response

Milosevic's Response

In my reflections of Monday, October 1st, I referred to the message I had sent to Milosevic on March 25, 1999.

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The Empire’s Illegal Wars

The Empire's Illegal Wars

When the United States and its NATO allies started the war on Kosovo, Cuba immediately defined her position on the front page of the newspaper Granma, on March 26, 1999. This was done in a Declaration of her Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the title of “Cuba’s appeal to end NATO’s unjustified aggression against Yugoslavia.”

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Aznar’s Silence

Aznar's Silence

En una mesa redonda transmitida por la televisión cubana que tuvo lugar el 25 de abril del 2003, revelé que el entonces presidente del gobierno español José María Aznar, aliado de la superpotencia en genocidios y masacres, se había reunido con el presidente William Clinton el 13 de abril de 1999, en un momento incierto de la guerra contra Yugoslavia, y le expresó textualmente:

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One More Argument For The U.N.

One More Argument For The U.N.

While I am working with the already famous Greenspan book, I read an article published by El País, a Spanish newspaper with a circulation of more than 500,000, according to reports; I would like to pass this on to the readers. It is signed by Ernesto Ekaizer, and it literally reads:

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Deliberate Lies, Strange Deaths And Agression To The World Economy

Deliberate Lies, Strange Deaths And Agression To The World Economy

In one of my reflections I made reference to gold bars deposited in the basements of the Twin Towers. This time the subject is quite a bit more complicated and hard to believe. Almost four decades ago scientists living in the United States created the Internet, the same way that Albert Einstein, born in Germany, discovered in his own time the formula to measure atomic energy.

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The Empire And Its Lies

The Empire And Its Lies

It was Reagan who created the Cuban American National Foundation, whose sinister involvement in the blockade and in terrorist actions against Cuba would be revealed years later, when the United States declassified secret documents, albeit full of information that had been shamefully crossed out. Had these documents come to light earlier, our conduct would not have been different.

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W And Apec

W And Apec

Important meetings take place at such a frantic pace and Bush flies around and speaks at such speed that it is almost impossible to keep track. En route to Sydney, he stopped over for a few hours in Iraq, no less. I can’t say whether this happened two or three days ago, because when it’s Thursday in Sydney and the sun is almost at high noon over the land, it’s still Wednesday in Havana with its fresh night air. The globalized planet Earth changes and transforms our concepts. Only one reality remains unchanged: the Empire’s network of air, sea, land and space military bases, increasingly more powerful and at the same time more vulnerable.

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The Super-revolutionaries

The Super-revolutionaries

Every day I carefully read the opinions about Cuba in the traditional press agency releases, including those from the peoples which were part of the USSR, those from the People’s Republic of China and others. News reaches me from the Latin America press, from Spain and the rest of Europe.

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Submission To Imperial Politics

Submission To Imperial Politics

Of all the presidents of the United States, and those who aspire to that office, I only met one who, for ethical-religious reasons, was not an accomplice to the brutal terrorism against Cuba: James Carter. That assumes, of course, another President who forbade that United States officials should be used to assassinate Cuban leaders. That was the case of Gerald Ford who replaced Nixon after the Watergate scandal. Given his irregular manner of ascending to the office, one might characterize him as a symbolic President

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Remembering Chib?, 100 Years After His Birth

Remembering Chib?, 100 Years After His Birth

When I read Hart’s article, published by Granma in commemoration of Chibás’ birth, and saw it quoted a paragraph of the speech I delivered at the Colón Cemetery on January 16, 1959, eight days after my arrival in Havana following the revolutionary triumph, many memories of fallen, heroic comrades came to me. I thought of Juan Manuel Márquez, a brilliant orator and follower of Marti’s ideas and second chief of the Granma expeditionary force. I thought of Abel Santamaría, who was to take command of our forces were I to fall during the attack on the Moncada garrison; of Pedro Marrero, Ñico López, José Luis Tasende, Gildo Fleitas, the Gómez brothers, Ciro Redondo, Julio Díaz and practically all the members of the numerous contingent of young people from Artemisa who fell at Moncada or in the Sierra. The list is endless. All of them came from the rank and file of the Orthodox Party