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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.

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A bilateral decision has been made to seek alternatives to overcome the empire’s attacks in sensitive areas, including efforts to revitalize the Barrio Adentro community health and sports missions; strengthen the Diabetes Patient Care Program, which currently has a presence in all 24 states; prepare 48 new Bolivarian apiary cores; reduce the illiteracy rate to 2% through Mission Robinson; and contribute to food self-sufficiency and the promotion of a new agro-productive culture with an impact in the country’s 24 states.

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Trump puts Cuban doctors in firing line as heat turned up on island economy

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A Cuban medical programme that has helped some of the world’s poorest communities has become the latest target of the Trump administration’s escalating attempts to pressure Havana’s faltering economy. Dubbed “Cuban doctors”, the celebrated – if controversial – humanitarian medical mission was founded more than half a century ago in the aftermath of Fidel Castro’s revolution, in part to enhance the country’s international influence.

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Our diplomacy will continue to be one of Homeland or Death!

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Cuban Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez presided an annual review at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex), yesterday, and recognized the hard work done during a year which saw the brutal intensification of the U.S. blockade and the strengthening of Cuba’s relations with the world. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla stated on his twitter account that, during the meeting, “The complex panorama faced by Cuban foreign policy in 2019 was analyzed. A year marked by U.S. hostility.”

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Russia and Cuba sign largest contract in recent history and Putin accepts Diaz-Canel’s invitation to visit Cuba

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Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the invitation of his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel to visit our country, Russian Ambassador to Havana Andrei Guskov told Sputnik. The date for the trip “will be studied in terms of the head of state’s agenda, along with other high-level bilateral contacts,” Guskov added. During his trip to Russia last October, Díaz-Canel invited the Russian President to visit Cuba. Putin stated that he would surely take advantage of the invitation.

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USAID thieves in Latin America

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supplied, since 2017, over 467 million dollars to the Venezuelan opposition for what they falsely call “humanitarian aid,” as acknowledged on the agency’s website. The organization, founded by John F. Kennedy, in 1961, with the stated purpose of providing non-military aid outside U.S. territory, has a long record of intervening in the sovereignty of the nations that do adhere to the foreign policy of domination practiced by the United States.