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Guantánamo: Resisting an illegal occupation for 120 years


The Guantánamo Naval Base is evidence of U.S. geopolitical and economic interests, riding roughshod over Cuba’s sovereignty and harming the Cuban people. This was noted by historian José Sánchez Guerra, during the “Theoretical Encounter: 120 Years of the Yankee Military Presence in Guantánamo,” held at the University of Medical Sciences of this territory; as part of which professors, social science researchers and university students

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Activists around the world call for the closure of all U.S. military bases

Base Guantánamo

ON February 23, coinciding with the 115th anniversary of the occupation of part of the territory of Guantánamo by a U.S. naval base, several pacifist groups plan to hold a major protests worldwide to demand the closure of the military base. With various initiatives that include mobilizations, messages in alternative and, where possible, more traditional media outlets, concerts and other cultural activities, activists will seek to call public attention to the issue, especially in the United States.

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Over 1,300 families living in remote areas receive building supplies

Construccion Guantánamo

A total of 1,379 families living in remote areas, whose homes were completely destroyed by Hurricane Matthew, have to date received essential materials to rebuild their houses. The state has provided families with 18 zinc roofing panels, 20 bags of cement, a sink, cables and screws for those living in areas with electricity; while beneficiaries themselves are responsible for obtaining wood, sourced primarily from palm trees and others brought down by the storm.

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Díaz-Canel visits municipalities affected by Hurricane Mathew

Diaz canel Guantanamo

On November 9, Party Political Bureau member and First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, visited Baracoa and Maisí, the municipalities most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to various press reports.

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Neighborhood debates kick off in Guantánamo

Guantanamo vecinos

Committees for the Defense of the Revolution in this heroic town, which borders the illegal U.S. Naval Base in Guan­tánamo, inaugurated activities aimed at discussing and strengthening values (especially anti-imperialism), which will continue across the country through March 2017.

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Venezuelan ship arrives in Santiago de Cuba with aid following Hurricane Matthew

Donacion Venezuela Samtiago

During the welcome ceremony, Milagro Rodríguez, counselor of the Venezuelan Embassy in Cuba, speaking on behalf of President Nicolás Maduro, noted the affection and fraternity expressed through 327 tons of equipment and various materials that will contribute to restoring damaged areas.

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Eastern provinces recovering


Solidarity is arriving in areas hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, with recovery efforts beginning without delay. There is much to do, and willpower is not lacking. Photo gallery features scenes along the highway between Imias and Maisí, in Guantánamo province, where the category 4 hurricane made landfall October 4.

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Guantánamo central to debate on world peace

guantanamo evento

Opening today in the city of Guantánamo is the 4th International Seminar on Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases, with some 200 delegates from 30 countries participating. Objectives of the gathering announced include expanding actions calling for world peace; denouncing the establishment of military bases on all continents by powerful nations; and supporting Cuba’s demand for the return of territory illegally occupied by the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo.

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Cocoa and Chocolate Surprises in International Event in Cuba


Experts of nine countries continue discovering surprises of cocoa and chocolate in the East of Cuba, as part of events that started here last Tuesday. A Gastronomic Seminar and the 1st Symposium of Cocoa and Chocolate have their sessions in the city of Baracoa, province of Guantanamo and first town foundeed in the island by the Spaniards, with a conference about the discovery and conquest of that fabulous mix and the arrival to these lands by historian Alejandro Hartman.

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Tom Wilner: Obama has the Presidential Authority to Return Guantanamo to Cuba

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He is one of the most famous attorneys in Washington and perhaps the only one to have won several cases before the United States Supreme Court, and the system has changed the laws to return to the starting point. Thomas B. Wilner represented the detainees of Guantanamo in the trial that established their right to receive legal counsel, and in the two decisions where the Supreme Court confirmed the right of these detainees to habeas corups, but justice still remains to be done.