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Geo-semiotics of human rights

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The law is not the same for peoples who have never experienced social justice. The objective conditions in any given place determine the degree of awareness and practice of human rights, no matter how many specialized organizations are active there. What does the Charter of Human Rights mean where illiteracy, hunger, unemployment and insalubrity reign? Little or nothing. The defense of the rights conquered by humanity cannot be reduced to demagogic declarations that adorn the reformist verbiage and market philanthropy that abound.

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Cuba migrating to open source platforms

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The use of open source platforms and Cuban software will strengthen our industry, technological sovereignty, and information security. The technical migration toward open source platforms and the consistent use of nationally produced software and applications in the country is not only a change needed to strengthen the Cuban industry, but is also key to strengthening our technological sovereignty and information security.

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Cuba grateful for intellectuals’ position denouncing the blockade

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Party First Secretary and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel tweeted his thanks to the In Defense of Humanity Network for its message demanding an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba. “Thanks to intellectuals of the entire world who add prestige with their signatures to our long, determined struggle against the blockade. The redh, founded during other threatening days for Cuba, understands very well the seriousness of the siege the empire has imposed on us.”

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Blockade disrupts production of medicine for Cuba’s national health system

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The U.S. government’s financial persecution of Cuba, added to the economic, commercial and financial blockade, limits the industry’s operations and development. Directors of Cuba’s Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries Enterprise Group (BioCubaFarma) denounced the impact on their research and production of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Cuba by the U.S. government.

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No crime lasts a hundred years

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A second global caravan against the U.S. blockade of Cuba took place in more than 50 cities around the world this weekend. Twitter’s news feed did not stop. Facebook played live videos, one after another. Before the restless eyes of those following everything related to Cuba posted on social networks, this Saturday and Sunday, it was impossible not to notice that something was afoot.

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Macbeth and Faust reappear in Miami

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U.S. imperialism devotes millions on attempts to discredit Cuba and recruiting cultural figures to join the effort is established practice. Some succumb to the siren song, but most do not care to live for crumbs, visas or legal residence, and perform in low-rent venues. Artists, when they are genuine and their projects are based on popular expression, do not easily succumb to the interests of third parties who often start out disguised as authentic, to later be exposed as vile posers.

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Two police shot after Breonna Taylor death went unpunished

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Two police officers have been wounded by bullets in Louisville during the demonstrations within hours of the exoneration of the three officers who led to the shooting death of Breonna Taylor , 26, a health worker , six months ago. In the early morning hours of March 13, the young black woman was at her home in this Kentucky city, sleeping with her 27-year-old boyfriend Kenner Walker when investigators broke in.

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Uncomfortable truths

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The protests that erupted in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, in the U.S. and other countries, have made visible a conflict that tends to go unnoticed: symbolic war. Demonstrators have furiously attacked enemies of bronze and marble, quiet and meek in appearance. “It is an uncomfortable truth that our nation and city owes much of its wealth to its role in the slave trade,” said London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan.

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Not one woman or man more, not one less

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On October 20, Cuban Culture Day, while we celebrated with songs and poems, a young street artist, 36 years of age, appeared hanging on the iron fence bars in a plaza, on the south side of Santiago de Chile. She had last been seen hours before, arrested by the police. According to dozens of news outlets of all stripes, blogs, Facebook pages, twitter accounts, and other media. She been abused, tortured, her wrists broken, and killed.

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Indigenous and campesino protesters march against corruption

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Representatives from both sectors explained that protests come in response to the national government’s failure to resolve important social issues. Hundreds of indigenous and campesino protesters will march through the main streets of the Guatemalan capital denouncing government corruption and the criminalization of social movements.