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Pathological Deceit: The NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz  on March 27, 2019

After debunking Washington’s lies about the burning of “humanitarian aid” trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined “‘It is Unspeakable’:

As the title not-so-subtly suggests, Casey claimed to present bombshell revelations regarding the Nicolás Maduro government’s alleged weaponization of Cuban medical personnel as a means of holding on to power. On closer inspection, however, the article is riddled with factual inaccuracies, omissions and misrepresentations.

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Venezuela: The Blackouts and What’s Next

By Marco Teruggi from Caracas on March 31, 2019

Large Chavista demonstration last Saturday in Caracas

Once again we found ourselves with no power supply. We sat down on the balcony and watched as candles and lanterns were turned on inside buildings along with some cacerolas (pot banging in protest) that went on for a few minutes. Then silence… Caracas’ great silence, in its valley, hills and slums. It was 7:10 pm and the third blackout of the week. It’s hard to keep count though; the power supply comes and goes repeatedly. Numbers are not important, but what people are feeling: fatigue, physical exhaustion, and the knock-down effect due to the lack of the subway system, of running water, of telecommunications and the uncertainty is.

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March 26, Oakland, Update on Honduras from Neesa Medina

Tuesday March 26, 6:30PM

Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library

6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Donations at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Neesa Medina is a Honduran feminist with 10 years of experience in violence against women, sexual and reproductive rights, strategic communications and advocacy.

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Cuban Ambassador to Canada Responds to CBC Slander

Josefina Vidal with Cuban Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Cabañas at the opening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC, July 20, 2015. Photo: Bill Hackwell

By Josefina Vidal, Cuban Ambassador to Canada on March 3, 2019

Link to the article the ambassador is responding to, https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/venezuela-canada-cuba-1.5040857

My response to this CBC News tendentious and manipulative article:

To the Editor of CBC News

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Cuban Foreign Ministry Denounces Escalating U.S. Hostility

The U.S. State Department announced today the decision to allow, as of March 19 this year, the filing of lawsuits before U.S. courts under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act only against Cuban companies included on the List of Restricted Entities issued by that government in November of 2017, which was updated one year later. This arbitrary and illegitimate list, intended to tighten the blockade and expand its extraterritorial effects, forbids U.S. citizens from engaging in direct financial transactions with the aforementioned entities.

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