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Mexican President Demands Suspension of US blockade against Cuba

May 14, 2024, Prensa Latina from Mexico City

My Country, Better Without the Blockade, photo: Bill Hackwell, Havana

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday reiterated his call to the United States to suspend the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, and applauded a recent decision on remittances to the Caribbean Island. (more…)

Venezuela on Alert Amid US Air Force Overflights in Guyana

By Aura Torrealba on May 13, 2024

Venezuelan Def. Minister Vladimir Padrino addresses the press at Miraflores Palace, Caracas. Photo: Manaure Quintero.

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino condemned the announcement of the deployment of US F-18 fighter jets in Guyana and said that the Venezuelan Integral Aerospace Defense System has been activated amid this threat and provocation. (more…)

US State Dept. Acknowledges Lie but Leaves Cuba on Sponsors of Terrorism List

By Randy Alonso Falcón on May 15, 2024

In a tacit acknowledgement that the lie is unsustainable, the U.S. State Department announced today that Cuba is not included in its 2023 report on countries that do not fully cooperate in the fight against terrorism. (more…)

U.S. and Cuba Join Voices for Greater Co operation in Agricultural Development

By Alejandra Garcia on May 14, 2024 from Havana

US – Cuba agricultural conference, photo: Abel Padrón Padilla

 This Monday, business people and politicians from the United States and Cuba began a new round of talks to identify potential agricultural businesses that contribute to food supply and nutritional security on both sides of the Straits of Florida. The U.S. blockade against Cuba hits every sector of the country’s economy hard, but most especially the agricultural sector. (more…)

Conga against Homophobia and Transphobia in Cuba Defends Peace in Palestine

May 12, 2024

photo: Cenesex

The Cuban Conga against Homophobia and Transphobia took this Saturday its message of “Love is law” to central avenues of the capital’s El Vedado, along with pronouncements for a free Palestine and against the Israeli genocide. (more…)

Unipolarism in Free Fall

By Hedelberto López Blanch on May 13, 2024

illustration: Adán Iglesias Toledo

Just as parachutists are launched in free fall before opening the fabric that supports them, so is the United States when it observes how some economic-financial powers have been advancing on the planet and are cutting off the unipolarism it imposed after the disappearance of the Soviet Union. (more…)

Petro to Netanyahu: Neither anti-Semitic nor anti-Human. If Gaza Dies, Humanity Dies

May 13, 2024

photo: blu radio/ afp

“I am not a supporter of Hamas, because I am a supporter of republican, plebeian and secular democracy,” wrote Colombian President Gustavo Petro in one of the two messages he published on Saturday in response to Netanyahu’s remarks. (more…)

A Senator Who Rose to Power with Help of Cuban Hardliners

By Tracey Eaton on May 11, 2024

Bob Menendez

Sen. Bob Menendez, the most powerful Cuban-American to serve in Congress, goes on trial in Manhattan on May 13 on bribery and other charges. The New Jersey Democrat furiously denies the accusations and vows to wage his “biggest fight yet.” A forgotten story is that Menendez may not have reached the pinnacle of political power without the support of hardline Cuban exiles, including some accused of violent attacks on Cuba. (more…)

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