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Henry Boisrolin, of the Haitian Democratic Committee: “There’s No Legitimacy in Jovenel Moïse; this is an Electoral Coup” + Video

By María Torrellas on February 10, 2017

In a very lackluster ceremony, with almost no presence of international mandataries save a numerous delegation of US diplomats, Jovenel Moïse was appointed President of Haiti. (more…)

Cuba to Build Its First Mosque as Muslim Population Grows

Resumen editorial comment: During the presidential campaign candidate Trump said he would roll back Obama’s Cuban policy reforms unless Cuban leaders allowed religious freedom and freed political prisoners. Since he was elected Trump has not just pushed for the racist exclusion of immigrants from seven primarily Muslim countries but he has also whipped up a climate of hate against all Muslim people in the U.S. producing an increase of attacks on mosques and Muslim people in general. Meanwhile Cuba, that allows all religions to exist with tolerance and respect, is now about to build one of the largest mosques in Latin America. (more…)

Venezuela Shuts Down CNN for ‘Misinterpreting & Distorting the Truth’

February 16, 2017

Photo: Carlos Edward Ramire

Venezuela’s media watchdog has ordered CNN’s Spanish-language channel off the air across the country, accusing it of engaging in a propaganda war. (more…)

José Martí and Fidel Castro: Two Lifetimes Connected by the Same Revolution

By: Luis Toledo Sande on February 10, 2017

Photo: Roberto Chile

Had both Cuban leaders not followed that rule, they would have fallen into a vacuum that sterilizes thought and action; they would have waited and seen if the metropolis of the world provided them with the necessary answers to interpret and confront the grave challenges they faced instead of solving them with creativity. (more…)

Ecuador Standing in Front of the Argentinean Mirror

By Atilio A. Borón on February 14, 2017

It would be difficult to overstate the national and international implications of the presidential elections that will take place next Sunday in Ecuador. (more…)

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