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How is a pretext for a cold war manufactured?

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Last year, the U.S. asserted that its diplomatic personnel in Cuba had been affected by “sonic attacks,” an accusation that has been developed in the media in an attempt to justify launching a Cold War.

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Havana’s “Sonic Incidents” versus the University of Edinburgh: The “40%” Mystery

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On August 15, 2018, the U.S. State Department announced yet another measure toward reducing its Havana embassy staff and its effectiveness by limiting the diplomats’ stays to one year. This extremely limited affectation category is normally applied to countries at war, such as Afghanistan and Iraq. The change in U.S. policy initiated last fall is based on a supposed sonic health issue detected by Washington affecting its Havana diplomats. Along with a travel warning for Americans with regard to visiting Cuba and limited consular services that impact both U.S. citizens and Cubans on the island,

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U.S. recognizes negative impact of its policy toward Cuba

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Both the negative impact of staff reductions at the U.S. embassy in Cuba, as well as the harshness of its warning on travel to the country, were acknowledged recently in Washington, leading to a memorandum from the Congressional Research Service, in the first case, and a new travel warning category established by the State Department.

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A hostile policy more harmful than a hurricane

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When a hurricane is identified as a threat to the island, all Cubans begin to worry. Despite measures adopted by our Civil Defense system to protect human life and material resources, it is well known that the powerful winds and rain show no mercy.

Every natural phenomenon that strikes leaves damage that must be repaired as soon as possible. Thus, some plans are put on hold to free resources for the recovery, and the state cannot move forward as fast as it would like.

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The United States threatens Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace

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More than 76 military bases in Latin America, support for military and judicial coups against Presidents, the attempted assassination of Nicolás Maduro, sanctions and economic blockades are only some of the strategies being implemented by the United States in Latin America and the Caribbean in its attempt to reverse the victories achieved by progressive governments over the last few decades.

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Colonialism 2.0 in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Once the internet became the central nervous system of the economy, research, news, and politics, the United States’ borders were extended across the planet. Only the U.S. and its corporations are sovereign, no other nation-state exists that could reshape the net by itself, to put a brake on Colonialism 2.0, despite local anti-monopoly laws and clear policies supporting sustainability on the social, ecological, economic, and technological order – much less build a viable alternative to disconnect from the so-called information society.

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EU and CELAC Urge Ending US Blockade on Cuba

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The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) reiterated today the rejection of the US blockade against Cuba, as it constitutes a unilateral coercive measure with extraterritorial effect contrary to international law. This was indicated in the final declaration of the second bi-regional ministerial summit that ended Tuesday in Brussels, in which high representatives of the 33 countries of the CELAC and the 28 of the EU participated.

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Nicaragua is now the target

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Masked individuals, armed with homemade mortars and bazookas, block avenues, close the main streets, attack state institutions, burn tires, start fires, loot and kill. To date, approximately 170 people have died as a result of the chaos and violence in Nicaragua. A powerful media campaign follows the events and more than that, openly promotes, falsifies, and multiples them.

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An ironic historical coincidence, 120 years ago

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On the eve of another Independence Day celebration in the United States, July 3 1898, underway in Santiago de Cuba was a naval battle, in which Cubans summoned all their courage and sacrifice, to finally win their independence, after so many years of struggle. Visible on the horizon was the achievement they had dreamed of for so long, for which so many lives had been lost: Cuba’s independence from Spanish colonialism.

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Without Evidence, US Insists on Branding Incidents in Cuba as Attacks

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The United States once again used the term attacks to describe alleged health incidents of US diplomats on the island, although without presenting evidence with scientific support to validate this accusation.

Yesterday, both countries held in Washington the fourth meeting dedicated to addressing issues of enforcement and compliance with the law, meeting in which the Cuban delegation urged the hostess to desist from the continued political manipulation of the issue of US officials.