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Regarding Joaquín Pérez Becerra

Scylla and Charybdis by Earthdefect

By Iván Maiza (Published Telesur) Translation: Machetera The capacity of the Latin American left to go straight ahead without looking to either side, without long term plans, without observing the world in which it lives, never ceases to amaze me. Without taking into account whose life is at stake in matters that are not strategic,

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Raul Castro Presided Over May Day Parade in Santiago de Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro attended the May Day parade in Santiago de Cuba.

Cuban President Raul Castro attended the May Day parade in eastern Santiago de Cuba city, according to a live report of the Cuban television. Raul was accompanied by Santiago de Cuba’s Communist Party First Secretary Lazaro Exposito, and other leaders of grassroots organizations. In the Mariana Grajales square’s grandstand there were several Labor Heroes, union leaders and founders of the Cuban Workers Confederation (CTC) along with members of foreign delegations.

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Gaddafi’s son killed in NATO attack

Saif al-Arab Gaddafi was 29 years old

Moussa Ibrahim says three of Moamar Gaddafi’s grandsons were also killed but the leader himself was unharmed. “The house of Saif al-Arab Gaddafi … who is the youngest of the leader’s children, was attacked tonight with full power,” he said. “The leader with his wife was there in the house with other friends and relatives.” Saif al-Arab was a civilian and a student who had studied in Germany.

Reflections by Fidel »

A Fire That Could Burn Everyone

A Fire That Could Burn Everyone

The world has not yet reached the point which, in my view, is an essential condition for the survival of our human species: access by all the peoples to the material resources of this planet. There is no other in the Solar System that we know that has the most elemental conditions for life.

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Cuba’s Fina Garcia Marruz Awarded Queen Sophia Prize for Ibero-American Poetry

Fina García Marruz

betta fish diseases p> Fina, born on April 28, 1923, has a degree on Social Sciences and she belonged to the group of Cuban poets and writers of the renowned magazine ‘Origenes’ (1944-1956), along with her late husband Cintio Vitier, Jose Lezama Lima and Eliseo Diego. Fina is one of Cuba’s most outstanding poets of

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Miami Things

Cuba - Miami

By Lázaro Fariñas A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann The Cuban American extreme right in Miami is happy these days because they have had a few victories in the city. Of course, these are so decadent that in fact they are pyrrhic victories. The segment of Cuban society living here cannot tell a victory

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Wikileaks: Five illustrative cases of prisoners at Guantánamo (+ Video)

Cárcel en la base naval de Guatánamo

By Iroel Sánchez / Cubadebate Translation: Machetera / Tlaxcala New evidence of the upside down world that governs the United States is found in the Wikileaks documents which reveal information about the treatment of prisoners at the concentration camp in Guantánamo – maintained by Washington on territory it is illegally occupying against the will of the

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Survey: 75% of U.S. consumers interested in Cuba visit

In Cuba's eastern mountains, Photo by Doreen Hemlock

sick betta fish p>By Doreen Hemlock (Published SUN-SENTINEL) Would you consider a trip to Cuba if restrictions on U.S. travel to the island were lifted? A U.S. consumer survey released Tuesday found that 75 respondents would visit or at least consider a trip to Cuba, if Americans were allowed to travel freely there. Another 1.7

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NYT: Secret Case Against Detainee Crumbles

A judge ruled in January 2009 that Mohammed el-Gharani should be released

By William Glaberson and Charlie Savage (Published The New York Times) The secret document described Prisoner 269, Mohammed el-Gharani, as the very incarnation of a terrorist threat: “an al Qaeda suicide operative” with links to a London cell and ties to senior plotters of international havoc. But there was more to the story, as there

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The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill

Niña Boliviana

baby betta fish p>By Nick Buxton (Published YES! Magazine) A new law expected to pass in Bolivia mandates a fundamental ecological reorientation of the nation’s economy and society Indigenous and campesino (small-scale farmer) movements in the Andean nation of Bolivia are on the verge of pushing through one of the most radical environmental bills in