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A Shameful Hatred

By: Randy Alonso Falcón on March 20, 2023

Cheerleader and friend of Posada Carriles, Miguel Saavedra gave his anti-Cuban show outside Versailles restaurant on Saturday. photo: Miami Herald

There is nothing worse than a soul full of hate. It closes minds, strips identities, makes people act without reasoning. It was already portrayed in words by the great Tenessee Williams: “…hatred is a feeling that can only exist in the absence of all intelligence.” (more…)

Who is the Most Affected by the Earthquake in Ecuador?

By Marcos A Maranges on March 19, 2023

Yesterday in the early morning, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook the south of Ecuador. The quake was followed by at least six aftershocks of lesser intensity that further deteriorated the area’s infrastructure. Despite the intense seismic activity, Ecuador’s Institute of Geophysics said there was no tsunami threat for the area. (more…)

Cuba: Homeland, from the Steps of the University

By Laura V. Mor on March 18, 2023

The Alma Mater was illuminated welcoming a night that far exceeded expectations. photo: Alejandro Azcuy

The Staircase of the University of Havana was the scene of an event that brought together thousands of young Cubans on Friday night in a display of pride and enthusiasm for their country that exceeded expectations. (more…)

Venezuela-US Relations: When ‘Maximum Pressure’ Fails

By Carlos Ron on March 17, 2023

photo: Bill Hackwell

The strategy of “maximum pressure” imposed by Donald Trump on Venezuela has failed to achieve its goal of changing the Venezuelan government and pulling the country back into Washington’s sphere of influence. The resilience of the Venezuelan people led by President Nicolas Maduro has not only survived the attacks by the Trump Administration, it has resulted in adjustments to Washington’s strategy and has proved that resistance, creativity, and commitment to dialogue can pay off. (more…)

The US and Canada Woo Latin America and the Caribbean to Invade Haiti

By Travis Ross on March 17, 2023

Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau arriving in Nassau, Bahamas on February 15 for the 44th CARICOM summit. Photo: Adam Scotti/OPM.

At the behest of Washington, Canada has begun a “significant military deployment in Haiti,” according to Canadian Ambassador to Haiti Sébastien Carrière. (more…)

Argentina and Ecuador Expel Each Other’s Ambassadors

March 16, 2023

María de los Ángeles Duarte and Rafael Correa in Quito, photo: El Comercio

Ecuador and Argentina are going through a tense moment in their relations, generated by the departure of former Ecuadorian minister María de los Ángeles Duarte from the Buenos Aires embassy in Quito, where she had been staying since August 2020. (more…)

Brazil: Relatives of MST Peasants Arrive in Cuba to Study Medicine

By Gabriel Vera López, on March 15, 2023

Arrival of the MST delegation of medical students to Cuba – photo: Gabriel Vera Lopes

Ten young Brazilians have arrived in Cuba with a dream to study medicine with the aim of helping their communities. It was the first time most of them had left Brazil to visit another country. (more…)

How Could a Country on US’s State Sponsors of Terrorism List be the Chosen Country for Colombian Peace Talks?

By Gustavo A  Maranges on March 16, 2023 from Havana

Just a week ago, the second round of peace talks between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government ended. The negotiations took place in the Mexico DF, and despite not achieving the expected ceasefire, “substantial progress” was made to advance on issues like civil society participation and the points of the agenda. (more…)

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