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Remarks at the Special Session of Leaders of SICA, ALBA and the Rio Group

Raúl Castro

We have been called together by an extremely grave and transcendental event for Latin America and the Caribbean. We are all aware of the ill-treatment and abuses to which the president and foreign minister of Honduras were subjected, along with the ambassadors of Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba. The right of the Honduran people to political free expression has been trampled on.

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A Suicidal Mistake

A Suicidal Mistake

There is no way to negotiate with that putschist high command. They must be asked to abdicate while other younger officers, uninvolved with the oligarchy, take charge of the military command; otherwise, there will never be in Honduras a government “of the people, by the people and for the people.”

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A Gesture That Will Never Be Forgotten

A Gesture That Will Never Be Forgotten

I was impressed when I saw him on Telesur, haranguing the Honduran people. He was energetically denouncing a gross reactionary refusal aimed at preventing an important popular consultation. That is the “democracy” that imperialism defends. Zelaya has not infringed the law in any way; neither did he resort to the use of force.

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Obama Has No Easy Task

Obama Has No Easy Task

As can be inferred from Obama’s speech on such an occasion, Europe could be liberated from Nazism thanks to the successful Normandy landing. He dedicated only 15 words to the role played by the USSR –hardly 1.2 words per every 2 million Soviet citizens who died in that war. That was not fair.

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The Envy Of Goebbels

The Envy Of Goebbels

Operation Peter Pan was a cynical publicity maneuver that would have been the envy of Goebbles himself, the Nazi minister of Propaganda.

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Obama’s Speech In Cairo

Obama's Speech In Cairo

The current president’s main difficulty lies in the fact that the principles he is advocating contradict the policy the superpower has pursued for almost seven decades, from the end of the last battles of World War II in August of 1945.

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A Ridiculous Response To A Defeat

A Ridiculous Response To A Defeat

Those who one way or the other helped to protect the lives of Cuban citizens against terrorist plans and the plots to attempt against the life of their leaders, of the many which were perpetrated by several US administrations, did so moved by the imperatives of their own consciousness and, in my opinion, they deserve every honor in this world.

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The Trojan Horse

The Trojan Horse

Cuba is no enemy to peace, nor is it reluctant to exchanges or cooperation between countries with different political systems, but it has been and will be uncompromising in its defense of its principles.

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Applauses And Silences

Applauses And Silences

Today when I saw the inauguration of Mauricio Funes on television and he spoke about reestablishing relations with Cuba, deafening applause and shouts of joy erupted in the room unlike anything else that had been heard during his speech.

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Justice In The United States

Justice In The United States

If I said that chaos prevails in the United States it would be considered an overstatement; it would be said that that country is a democracy where there is justice, respect for human rights and a division of powers based on the principles of Montesquieu and the Philadelphia Declaration.