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Walking On Solid Ground

Walking On Solid Ground

There is no need to emphasize what Cuba has always said: we do not fear dialogue with the United States. Nor do we need the confrontation to exist as some foolish people think: we exist precisely because we believe in our ideas and we have never feared dialogue with the adversary. It is the only way to secure friendship and peace among peoples.

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Why Is Cuba Being Excluded?

Why Is Cuba Being Excluded?

Who will assume those responsibilities? Who now demands our extinction? Could it be that they do not understand that the days of treaties excluding our people are a thing of the past? There will be important reservations in that declaration signed by heads of state so that it can be understood that in spite of the changes attained through tough talks, there are ideas which are unacceptable to them.

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Obama’s Song

Obama's Song

The crisis is indissolubly wed to the capitalist system of production and distribution. Its main example, the U.S., has suffered two great crises throughout its history that dealt harsh blows to its economy during periods of more than 20 years. This is the third one and recovery from it will be very slow. Europe knows that because of its own bitter experience.

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The Start Of The Summit

The Start Of The Summit

Today the G-20 Summit began. The experts in economic matters have made an enormous effort. Some, with experience in important international positions; others, as learned researchers. The subject is a complex one, the language is new and demands that we be familiar with the terms, the economic facts, the international agencies and the political leaders who have the greatest weight on the international scene. Therefore, our desire to simplify and to explain intelligibly what is happening in London, just as I see it.

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Another Great Problem In Today’s World

Another Great Problem In Today's World

The financial crisis is not the only problem; there is another that is worse because it deals not with the production and distribution methods but with existence itself. I am referring to climate change. Both are present and will be discussed at the same time.

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What Notimex Didn’t Say

What Notimex Didn't Say

“Since the year 2006, Operation Miracle has restored or improved the sight of 19,496 Peruvians, 16,907 at the Cuban Ophthalmologic Centre in Bolivia and 2,589 at the Cuban Ophthalmologic Centre in Cuzco which started its work on December 15, 2008.

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The Prelude

The Prelude

More than 180 countries of the world will not be present at the London gathering. No wonder it is said that the meeting will only be attended by the representatives of the 20 biggest economies in the world. However, there are profound contradictions among them, both between the western countries and between them and the emerging countries, which are waging a battle against the financial crisis in favor of their right to development.

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China On The International Cable News

China On The International Cable News

Most of the international cable news referred only to my criticisms of Biden’s statements in Viña del Mar contained in my Reflection aired by CubaDebate and published by our press on Monday 30 under the title: “China, the future great economic power”. Only EFE included a few lines at the end of its news report that referred to the main topic covered by the article. To recognize the increasing role played by China in the world’s economy is like a rough patch for the West.

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China, The Future Great Economic Power

China, The Future Great Economic Power

“Facts speak volumes, and demonstrate that compared with other major economies, the Chinese government has taken prompt, decisive and effective policy measures, demonstrating its system advantage…”

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Lies At The Service Of The Empire

Lies At The Service Of The Empire

It couldn’t be more crystal clear: the ideas of the old Spanish empire on crutches, trying to assist the corrupt, tottering and genocidal Yankee Empire. Nothing has been learned by the United States superpower and the Spanish mini-power about the heroic resistance of Cuba.