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Trying their Hardest to Make it Stick, Anti-Cuban Media Overplays ‘Acoustic Attack’

By German Piniella on August 31, 2017

U.S. Embassy in Havana. Photo: Bill Hackwell

One of journalism’s characteristics is to follow up the news to provide greater information about a relevant subject. After the initial publication, successive articles about the subject provide the readers with new data and offer diverging points of view to give a more balanced and better developed presentation. (more…)

Venezuela to Donate $5M to Victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas

August 30, 2017

Venezuela has announced that it will be donating $5 million to help with recovery efforts in areas devastated by Harvey, particularly Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas, according to Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. (more…)

Haiti in Crisis: What Next After the Stolen Election?

By Robert Roth on August 31, 2017

Addressing an overflow audience in Oakland in late April, Dr. Maryse Narcisse, presidential candidate of Fanmi Lavalas, the party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, spoke about the necessity of reforming the justice system, investing in education and health, and the decisive role of women in the fight for democracy. (more…)

Rasmea and Oscar: Resisting the Criminalization of Freedom Fighting

By Diana Block on August 29, 2017

Oscar and Rasmea

On May 18, 2017 Oscar López Rivera was welcomed by a large and loving crowd in Chicago’s Paseo Boricua after 35 years of imprisonment for the “crime” of supporting Puerto Rican independence.  One of the people who greeted Oscar was Rasmea Yousef Odeh who will soon be punitively (more…)

We Demand that Santiago Maldonado be Returned Alive

August 30, 2017

Once again Argentina is in the international news for violations of human rights. On August 1 the Minister of Security of Argentina, Patricia Bullrich, ordered state security forces to unleash a fierce attack on a group of solidarity activists who had been demanding the release of Facundo Jones Huala, (more…)

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