By Bill Hackwell on April 16, 2018
The world reacted in disgust and anger this past weekend after the U.S. led missile attack on Syria. The flimsy justification for this imperial episode was that the government of Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons on his own people in the Syrian town of Douma in eastern Ghouta. There has been no evidence backing up the accusation but as the rebuilding of Syria was just beginning, after years of terrible war against bands of Jihadist groups, backed by Saudi Arabia and the Western powers, they could not wait to let a positive effort towards peace like that start to take hold.
Thousands marched in Baghdad, in Athens Greece and in Damascus thousands of Syrians protested in defiance the day after the missiles fell on their country. Other large international protests took place in Mexico, India, Chile, Turkey and in the United Kingdom protestors rallied in front of the
By Yaima Puig Meneses and Leticia Martínez Hernández on April 12, 2018
Few dates in the life of a young person are more fondly remembered than a fifteenth birthday party. The white dress, the waltz, the flowers, the photos, the nerves, the company of one’s parents and the first love… and of course the toast.
And if this event takes place at an extraordinary place, the emotions are even greater. And this is what 22 teenagers at the Solidarity with Panama special education school experienced last night, as they celebrated their 15th birthdays with a very special guest: Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz.
Some in wheelchairs, took to the dance floor with their partners. Dressed impeccably in white, with happiness etched in their faces, the names of each one and that of their parents was announced, plus their favorite songs, perfume, and food, their zodiac sign, and the name of their loves, kept secret until the moment.