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Ten Truths about Cuba’s General Elections

November 17, 2017

Although the media spends a lot of time portraying Cuba as a “dictatorship”, it has barely covered the fact that Cubans have once again begun a process of electing officials, starting from the local and going all the way up to the national parliament. (more…)

Cuba Awards Oscar

By Annalie Rueda on November 14, 2017

Photos: Yaimi Ravelo

Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rican leader and symbol of independence has received the Order of Solidarity at the Jose Marti Memorial in Havana, Cuba. The Order is the highest distinction that the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba awards. (more…)

Puerto Rican Independence Activist Oscar López Arrives in Cuba

November 13, 2017

Puerto Rican independence leader Oscar Lopez has arrived in Cuba for the first time where he immediately thanked the Cuban people and their leaders for their support for his release from prison. (more…)

FEMA Continues to Flounder While Unions Make Big Impact in Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

By Stephanie Basile on November 7, 2017

Union nurses volunteer in Puerto Rico hurricane relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, as Puerto Rico faces government neglect, unions’ relief efforts have been critical. (more…)

U.S. Imposes Oil Blockade to Force Venezuela into Default

November 10, 2017

While continuing the commercial and financial embargo and the systematic attack on Venezuela’s national oil company PDVSA, it was revealed at the start of November that imports of Venezuelan oil to the United States this year have declined 56% compared to last year. (more…)

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