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My Absence from the Central Committee

My Absence from the Central Committee

breeding betta fish p>I had previously read the main report by Comrade Raúl to the Sixth Congress of the Party. He shared it with me several days before, on his own initiative, as he has done with many other issues without my asking him to do so because, as I have explained, I relinquished all

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The Congress Debates

The Congress Debates

Today, Sunday, at 10:00 a.m., I listened to the debates of the delegates to the Sixth Congress of the Party. There were so many Commissions that, obviously, I could not listened to all those who spoke. Delegates had gathered into five Commissions to discuss a number of issues. And, of course, I also took advantage

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Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up, Indeed!

Lawrence Wilkerson

By Lawrence Wilkerson Several  nights ago (6 April), I watched “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up” at the West End Cinema in Washington. Six months ago, Saul Landau, the filmmaker, had given me an earlier rough-cut version on DVD that I had watched, but I was not prepared for the final version with all

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The Fiftieth Anniversary Parade

The Fiftieth Anniversary Parade

Today I had the privilege of watching the impressive parade with which our people commemorated the Fiftieth Anniversary of the proclamation of the Socialist character of the Revolution and the Playa Girón Victory. I really enjoyed the detailed account of the parade as well as the music, gestures, faces, intelligence, gallantry and fighting spirit of our people. I also enjoyed seeing the happy face of Mabelita, sitting on her wheelchair, and the children and teenagers of “La Colmenita”, who have multiplied several times.

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Central Report To The 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba

Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba

Comrades all, The opening of the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba this afternoon marks a date of extraordinary significance in our history, the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist nature of our Revolution by its Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro Ruz, on April 16, 1961, as we paid our last

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U.S to Open a New Military Base in Honduras

Military Base. Stock Photo

baby betta fish p> Douglas M. Fraser, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command met Honduran Minister of Defense Marlon Pascua and agreed that the United States will increase its military bases in Honduran northern coast. Fraser is visiting Honduras, according to him, for concreting cooperation agreements to fight drug trafficking and for a better regional

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Havana: Restoration as a Social Issue

Havana city

Restoration projects in the historic district of the Cuban capital are helping to perfect an urban development project that prioritizes patrimonial and social interests. In an interview with Prensa Latina, Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal explained these projects are focused on the human aspect, not just the restoration of the city´s architecture and beauty.

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Cuba's and World's Oldest Ballplayer Celebrates 100 Years

Cuba, Pelotero veterano

do betta fish sleep p>By Peter Bjarkman April 2011 has been the most historic of months in the baseball-loving nation of Cuba. An upset-filled post-season tournament has added a final exclamation point to a thrill-packed and record-filled Golden Anniversary edition of the island’s National Series championships. But if symbolic “gold” attached to a five-decade milestone

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Cuba to Take Young Team to Pan Am Freestyle Championship

Bandera Cubana

p>Cuba will take a young team to the next 2011 Senior Pan American Championships that will take place in early March in Rionegro, Colombia. The team is led by Yuniesky Blanco (74 kg), who was unbeaten in the last International FIS Freestyle World Cup, in which also participated Eduardo Mesa (96). Other two experienced are

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Luis Posada Carriles Acquitted in Texas

Posada Carriles

Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA employee, veteran of the failed invasion of Cuba, support operative for the Nicaraguan contras, and the accused mastermind behind the worst terrorist attacks in Latin America and the Caribbean, was acquitted last Friday in a federal court in El Paso, Texas—but only on charges related with lying to immigration authorities, and not for his long history of violence for which justice authorities in Venezuela and other countries are still seeking his extradition.