Thursday, 20. July 2017

After their attack, the terrorists issued a video statement. Screenshot: YoutubeAfter their attack, the terrorists issued a video statement. Screenshot: YoutubeVenezuela''s President Nicolas Maduro has strongly condemned the terrorist attack last night from a helicopter on the Supreme Court of Justice and the Ministry of Internal Relations, Justice and Peace by a armed group financed by ultra right wing sectors of the opposition. The Head of State activated an air defense plan while an investigation is on to capture those responsible.

World Federation of Democratic YouthOn June 16, 2017 the president of the United States, Donald Trump announced the policy of his government towards Cuba in a public act where he demonstrated total ignorance of the history and reality of the Cuban people. His decision was countersigned in the signature of a directive of policy called »Presidential Memorandum of National Security on the Strengthening of the Policy of the United States towards Cuba« by the aim to worsen the aggression against the Cuban Revolution.

cuba wappenJune 16, 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in a speech replete with hostile rhetoric which recalled the era of open confrontation with our country, announced in a Miami theater his administration's policy toward Cuba which reverses advances made these last two years, after December 17, 2014, when Presidents Raúl Castro Ruz and Barack Obama made public the decision to reestablish diplomatic relations and initiate a process toward normalization of bilateral ties.

venezuela escudoVenezuelan foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez rejected today the interventionist statements of the German head of Government Angela Merkel who accused the Venezuelan authorities of ''reducing'' the participation of the opposition.

Raúl Castro. Photo: Estudio RevoluciónRaúl Castro. Photo: Estudio RevoluciónSpeech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the Second Extraordinary Session of the 8th legislature of the National Assembly of People's Power, in Havana's International Conference Center, June 1, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolution (Council of State transcript/ GI translation)

Dear compañeras and compañeros:

I will only present a few words, given the extraordinary nature of this Assembly, convoked by the Council of State to analyze far-reaching, complex documents, which as we stated in our principal report to the 7th Party Congress, set the course of the Cuban revolutionary process, that of the Party and society, toward the future in the construction of our socialism.

Guillaume Long, Ecuadorian minister for foreign affairs. Photo: ANDESGuillaume Long, Ecuadorian minister for foreign affairs. Photo: ANDESAfter the announcement made by Sweden to drop rape charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador expects the United Kingdom to give him a safe pass to leave the Ecuadorian embassy where he has been holed up since 2012.

“The European arrest warrant against Mr. Assange is not valid. We expect the United Kingdom to give him a safe pass as soon as possible,” published Friday Ecuador’s foreign minister Guillaume Long on his Twitter account.

Speech by Rafael Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador, during the presentation ceremony of the José Martí Order, at the Palace of the Revolution, May 5, 2017, “Year 59 of the Revolution.” (Council of State transcript – GI translation)

Thank you very much.

A warm embrace to the Cuban delegation, to its President, Comandante Raúl Castro Ruz; an embrace to the Ecuadoran delegation, the Cuban people, the Ecuadoran people, brothers and sisters of the great homeland.

FARC-EPAfter the killings of FARC-EP members, paramilitaries systematically continue to kill their relatives. Marcos Calarcá, a representative of the guerrilla to the Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MM & V), referred to Noticias Uno that »it is not a sporadic event, it is a plan; no one can develop those kind of operations of national impact without an organizational framework behind it«. In the same way, Calarcá said that although paramilitaries change their name they are still the same ones that want to annihilate social movements and all those who are committed to peace.

May Day in Havana. Photo: CubadebateMay Day in Havana. Photo: Cubadebate

Today May 1, a march celebrating International Workers Day is taking place in Havana, with Army General Raúl Castro, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, on hand.

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