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From Monroe to Trump

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More than 200 years have passed since James Monroe became the fifth president of the United States. Unlike Donald Trump, he had been a soldier, lawyer, senator, governor and even Secretary of State. Trump, the country’s 45th President, a multimillionaire inexperienced in politics, has done nothing more than repeat what was said and done by the inventor of the “America for Americans” doctrine. What is common in what happened in 1823 and what is happening today is that Monroe’s philosophy is being dusted off by Trump

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Céspedes inspires today’s just causes

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“What makes Céspedes great is not only the firm, decisive decision he made to take up arms, but the act that accompanied that decision, which was to grant freedom to his slaves (…) his willingness to abolish slavery in our country. With this phrase from Comandante en jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez tweeted his tribute to the father of the homeland, on the 146th anniversary of his death in battle, yesterday February 27.

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Díaz-Canel: This economic plan requires rigor, discipline and control

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Cuba’s President and Prime Minister led a meeting of the Council of Ministers at the end of February, to analyze the economy’s performance in the first month of the year, and other issues. The President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, emphasized the premises that must guide the management of this year’s Economic Plan: “rigor, discipline and control,” adding, “We cannot admit any failure to meet projections with the excuse of fuel shortage.”

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Cuba maintains valuable relations with its citizens living abroad, despite U.S. government hostility

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The celebration in Havana of the Fourth Conference on Nation and Emigration, April 8-10, is another expression of the unequivocal intention of the Cuban government to continue deepening relations with the émigré community, an important pillar in defense of the Homeland, our culture, history and values. This meeting will bring together Cubans who respect and love their country, defend it freely and independently, and actively oppose the blockade imposed by the United States government.

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Cuban President on government visit to Mayabeque

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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez began his government visit to the western province of Mayabeque at a pork breeding center, located in Santa Cruz del Norte, devoted to the development of small livestock with Creole genetics, which and will provide breeding stock for three other facilities, according to Presidency’s Twitter account. Here, the President learned about the production of rum, alcohol, liquor and CO2, asking as well about workers’ salaries, environmental protection and the reuse of waste.

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Martí with me, with us

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With pleasure I have read dozens of messages posted on the Presidency’s website, regarding the January call to pay just tribute to the most universal of Cubans. Some of these are so beautiful they make you want to reproduce them as graffiti. Although only names or pseudonyms are written, no professions or ages, it is very comforting to note that, in addition to numerous well-known followers of Martí, the majority are educators and young people interested in making their feelings about Martí public.

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Cuba denounces U.S. unilateralism as a threat to human rights around the world

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“Unfortunately, the unilateralism of the United States undermines the promotion and protection of human rights of everyone on the planet,” stated Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla on Tuesday in Geneva. Speaking during the High Level Segment of the 43rd ordinary session of the Human Rights Council, he added that neoliberal policies imposed by the northern nation violate economic, social and cultural rights and prevent other nations from exercising their right to development.

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The socialist state enterprise is key to the country’s prosperity

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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez has described the Ceballos Agroindustrial Combine in Ciego de Avila as an exemplary socialist state enterprise, praising it on several occasions for developing a complete production cycle from the fields to the industrial facility. But the company faces a very demanding challenge: creating productive links with other components of the Cuban economy.

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Our own definition of “blockade”

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Besiege, preventing the functioning of something. This is the meaning that the Dictionary of the Spanish Language provides for the verb “to block.” A consensual interpretation for the word, offered from the perspective of linguists and scholars of our language. Nonetheless, as respectable as these definitions may be, the subjective insight of human beings could considerably broaden the Academy’s definition, in fact all the scientific power of this linguistic arena could not gather all the interpretations.

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Cuba reaffirms our country’s commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights for all

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The Cuban delegation to the high-level segment of the 43rd regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, headed by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, once again reaffirmed our country’s commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights for all. The event, held February 24-28 at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, served as an appropriate opportunity to advocate for the full defense of human rights.