This is the time to end once and for all the U.S. unilateral blockade against Cuba

Resolution on Global Day of Actions Against Guantanamo (February 23rd, 2018)

Return GuantanamoWHEREAS, February 23, 2018 is the 115 th Anniversary of the seizure of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the United States to create a foreign Military Base, a result of the U.S. provoked Spanish-American War, and further

WHEREAS, the    United  States used its military power to force the Cuban Constitutional Convention to accept the seizure in its Constitution, and further

WHEREAS, upon the success of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 Cuba demanded the repudiation of the Treaty, ceased cashing the annual U.S. Payment of $4,085 and called for the complete sovereignty of the Bay by the Cuban Government, and further

WHEREAS, the United States has refused to return Guantanamo Bay to the Cuban people, citing the forcibly imposed Clause in the Treaty that BOTH parties must agree to the cancellation of the Treaty, and further

WHEREAS, U.S. occupation of Guantanamo Bay provides United States military dominance  in the Caribbean and South America and is a threat to the independence and sovereignty  of the peoples in that vast area, and further

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Cuba is a Safe, Peaceful and Healthy Country

By  Josefina Vidal on January 10, 2018

Statements to the press by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs General Director for the United States, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, in response to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere hearing regarding alleged “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Havana

This morning, January 9, a hearing was held in the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, organized by Republican Senator for Florida Marco Rubio and co-chaired by New Jersey Democrat Senator Robert Menendez, both with a vast record of work against better relations between Cuba and the United States, and the promoters of all kinds of legislative and political proposals that affect the interests of the Cuban and American peoples, and only benefit an increasingly isolated minority that has historically profited from attacks on Cuba.

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Cuba Reaches Lowest Infant Mortality Rate in its History – Four per 1,000 Live Births

By Lisandra Fariñas Acosta on January 2, 2018

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Maintaining infant mortality rate below five per 1,000 live births for the 10th consecutive year is reason enough for Cuba to celebrate

But even more extraordinary is that the country has achieved the lowest rate in its history in 2017, four per 1,000 live births

Preliminary data, made available to Granma by the Medical Records and Health Statistics Directorate, indicates that 114,980 births took place, 1,892 less than in 2016, and 465 babies under a year of age died, 32 less than in 2016, the lowest number on record.

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From Where the Palms Grow

Yailin Orta Rivera on December 29, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

In this landscape, where slender palms grow, alongside intense colors that were never for sale, a human canvas was painted marked by the hopes of those who took up arms and worked hard: men-children with unkempt beards and hair falling onto their rebellious shoulders, young women made powerful by their strong souls and pride

This is a landscape that gives life, a sublime place where a dream was reborn and became that of millions.

In this landscape, where slender palms grow, alongside intense colors that were never for sale, a human canvas was painted marked by the hopes of those who took up arms and worked hard: men-children with unkempt beards and hair falling onto their rebellious shoulders, young women made powerful by their strong souls and fierce pride.

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