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Orlando Bosch And Bin Laden: A Tale Of Two Terrorists

Orlando Bosch / Osama Bin Laden

The recent deaths of two terrorists – one famous, one not so much – provides an illuminating examination of how America continues to conduct its controversial war on terror. Making headlines across the United States and called a defining moment in Barack Obama’s presidency, the dramatic raid into Pakistan to kill Osama Bin Laden is one side of the equation. The quiet passing of Orlando Bosch in Miami that elicited scant attention outside the confines of the South Florida community, is the other.

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No End to the “War on Terror,” No End to Guantánamo

The US Congress

With the death of Osama bin Laden, there is a perfect opportunity for the Obama administration to bring to an end the decade-long “War on Terror” by withdrawing from Afghanistan and closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The justification for both the invasion of Afghanistan (in October 2001) and the detention of prisoners in Guantánamo (which opened in January 2002) is the Authorization for Use of Military Force, passed by Congress on September 14, 2001, just three days after the 9/11 attacks..”

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Cuba Denounces U.S./European Misinformation Campaign

Bandera Cubana

Cuba denounced the misinformation campaigns orchestrated by the United States with the complicity of its European allies and the interests that control the corporate media, in an editorial published Monday in Granma newspaper. The most recent campaign is the distortion of the death of the counterrevolutionary Wilfredo Soto Garcia, the editorial said.

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Cuba-Mexico Interparlamentary Meeting Ends Today

Cuba - México

Topics related to Latin American integration, the situation in the Caribbean and Cuba will be discussed on Saturday, the last day of the XII Mexico-Cuba Interparliamentary Meeting. The meeting, in session since last Thursday in the city of Merida, state capital of Yucatan, aims to deepen the relationship between the two nations, mostly in areas of economic cooperation, tourism, climate change and natural disaster prevention.

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Cuba Thanks Haiti for Award to Medical Brigade

Banderas Haití - Cuba

Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo thanked the outgoing president of Haiti, Rene Preval, for the maximum award of that country granted to the Cuban medical brigade for its work in combating the cholera epidemic. Preval and Lazo reviewed the fruitful bilateral cooperation relations, expanded after the earthquake that struck the Haitian capital in February 2010,

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Testimonies from Relatives of Late Dissident Wilfredo Soto Refute Smear Campaign Against Cuba

Wilfredo Soto

how can i get my ex boyfriend back p>By Redaction AHORA The Granma newspaper discredits the latest smear campaign orchestrated against Cuba with the publication this Thursday of several testimonies from relatives, acquaintances and the medical examiner who examined Juan Wilfredo Soto’s body, the Cuban counterrevolutionary who recently passed away in the central province of

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Celebrations for First Meeting between Fidel and Guayasamín 50 Years Ago

Guayasamin

With the inauguration on Friday of the photographic exhibition “50th Anniversary of the First Meeting between Fidel and Guayasamin,” the fraternal bonds existing between Cuba and Ecuador were recalled at the center named after the Latin American painter. Edgar Ponce, ambassador of the South American nation to Havana, remembered that half a century ago, in the evening of May 6th, 1961, Guayasamín painted the first of the four portraits he made of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution.

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Zacatecas Thanks Cuba for Operation Miracle

Mission Miracle. Stock photo

(Published Prensa Latina) The Zacatecas state legislature thanked Cuba for its contribution to the Operation Miracle program, via which 4,800 patients have received free eyesight restoration surgery since 2007. Lawmaker Blas Avalos presented a certificate of recognition to Cuban Consul Luis Quirantes, conferred by the State Legislature. The Zacateca recognition goes first of all to

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Osama and Obama

Osama - Obama

By Frei Betto (Published MHP Literary Agent – Advisor) It is curious to note that when announcing the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, the CIA did not exhibit his body, like they did, unnecessarily, the body of another “hunting trophy” – Ernesto Che Guevara. Bin Laden left this life and entered history. There is nothing

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Peace Seminar in Cuba Calls for Global Coexistence

Guantanamo

The 2nd Peace Seminar for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases begins Wednesday in the eastern province of Guantanamo with a call for peaceful coexistence worldwide. Sponsored by the World Peace Council and the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples, the forum will analyze the disastrous consequences of military bases for the sovereignty of the peoples.