Transcript of the Speech Pope Francis Gave to the United Nations

Sept. 25, 2015

Pope Francis spoke before the United Nations General Assembly Friday morning.

Here is a full transcript of his remarks.

POPE AT UNOnce again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of nations. In my own name, and that of the entire Catholic community, I wish to express to you, Mr Ban Ki-moon, my heartfelt gratitude. I greet the Heads of State and Heads of Government present, as well as the ambassadors, diplomats and political and technical officials accompanying them, the personnel of the United Nations engaged in this 70th Session of the General Assembly, (more…)

The Mexican President is ‘Cold-Blooded’, Say Ayotzinapa Parents

September 25, 2015

President Enrique Peña Nieto angered the parents of the Ayotzinapa students by turning down all their demands. | Photo: AFP

President Enrique Peña Nieto angered the parents of the Ayotzinapa students by turning down all their demands. | Photo: AFP

The parents of the 43 missing students met with President Peña Nieto and were outraged because he turned down all their demands for justice.

The parents of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students expressed profound anger and frustration at President Enrique Peña Nieto, who during a meeting with them, rejected the eight demands the families of the victims handed over to him during their second meeting Thursday. (more…)

Historic Agreement on Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia

Written by FARC-EP on September 23, 2015

Report from Havana, Cuba:

FARCPeace Delegation of the FARC-EP published photos of the arrival of its commander-in-chief,Timoleón Jiménez (Timochenko), on its twitter account. He arrived early on September 23 at the José Martí airport in Havana and shortly afterwards met with the peace delegation of the FARC-EP. (more…)

Raul Castro Speech at the Summit of the United Nations

RAUL ONU

September 26, 2015

Dear heads of state and government:

Distinguished heads of delegations:

Secretary General of the United Nations:

Mister President: (more…)

Soldiers of the Bridge: Cuba’s New Fortress

By José Pertierra on September 23, 2015

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Photo: Bill Hackwell

For 54 years the United States has waged war against Cuba, in a futile effort to strangle and starve the Cuban population into mutiny against the Revolution.  Ten different presidents tried to asphyxiate Cuba, by blockading the island, causing suffering, as well as human and financial loss in the billions of dollars.  Now things appear to be changing.  President Barack Obama, the 11th US President since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, seems intent on changing Washington’s strategy for dealing with Cuba. (more…)

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