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A Quick Response

A Quick Response

The response came hardly a few hours later in the voice of the White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. It doesn’t matter if he chose not to mention my modest Reflection. It’s the response that counts.

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Contradictions Between Obama’s Politics And Ethics

Contradictions Between Obama's Politics And Ethics

Some throw their hands up in horror if anything is said to criticize the important personality, even if it is done with decency and respect. This is usually accompanied by subtle and not so subtle darts from those with the means to throw and transform them into the elements of media terror imposed on the peoples to sustain the unsustainable.

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Deciphering The Thoughts Of The New President Of The United States

Deciphering The Thoughts Of The New President Of The United States

It is not too difficult. After taking office, Barack Obama said that the decision to return the territory occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base to its legitimate owner requires weighing up the extent to which the defensive capacity of the United States would be or not in the least affected.

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The 11th President Of The United States

The 11th President Of The United States

This past Tuesday January 20, 2009, Barack Obama took on the leadership of the empire as the 11th President of the United States since the victory of the Cuban Revolution on January 1959.

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Meeting Cristina

Meeting Cristina

We talked for 40 minutes. It was an intense and interesting dialogue; just as I expected. She is a person of deep convictions. There was no debate. When she spoke at the Auditorium of the University of Havana, she was quick to answer the students’ questions showing her talent and her capacity.

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Speech at the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

Raúl Castro

In a day like this, our first thoughts are for those who fell in this long struggle. They constitute a paradigm and a symbol of the efforts and sacrifices of millions of Cubans. Closely united in the clamor of battle, waging the powerful weapons embodied in Fidel’s leadership, his teachings and his example, we have learned how to transform our dreams into a reality; how to keep our heads cool and our confidence in the face of dangers and threats; how to get over the big setbacks; how to turn every challenge into a victory and to overcome adversity, no matter how insurmountable they might have seem.

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Key address to the Second Session of the 7th Legislature of the National Assembly of People´s Power

Raúl Castro

We are coming to the end of a year when our country has taken up difficult challenges. A world economy marked by the upheavals of a sustained decline has been aggravated by increasingly devastating and unpredictable natural phenomena. Cuba as well as the other countries from Latin America and the Caribbean has witnessed a succession of droughts, hurricanes and floods of growing intensity and frequency.

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Speech at the official lunch hosted by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during his state visit to Brazil

Raúl Castro

I am extremely pleased to be in Brazil today on an official visit as I promised our friend President Lula, a visit that is intended to further strengthen the historic relations between our peoples. The ties of brotherhood between Cuba and Brazil have continued being reinforced throughout the years, enriched by a cultural identity which emanated from our roots. The only thing missing in this human closeness was the increase of the economic ties which multiplied under Lula’s government.

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Words at the ceremony unveiling the bust of Simón Bolívar, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Raúl Castro

Starting early in the morning tomorrow, I shall be beginning an official visit to Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and when we have concluded this ceremony we shall be going there; therefore, I shall speak very briefly to you; I don’t speak as much as Chávez does, because Chávez is more vigorous, he’s younger. It is true that I told you, as we were coming up here, that he was in prison at the time the Third Ibero-American Summit was being held in 1993, with Fidel and other heads of state participating.

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Speech at the Extraordinary Summit of the Rio Group. Salvador, Bahía, Brazil

Raúl Castro

I hope that Lula, comrade and dear friend, does not protest, because I speak less than Chávez does. (Laughter) Very simply, I had planned on asking to speak so that I could thank everyone, those who have spoken and those who haven’t spoken, all those who have been in agreement, this exemplary unanimity they have shown on the subject of Cuba’s entry into the Rio Group. I don’t know what you are thinking, but for us this is a very important moment in our history.