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

The Monopoly of Arms

By Fernando Buen Abad on May 11, 2019

Some “common sense” — disturbed by means of bayonets — taught us to postpone (or perhaps resign to) our right to know why such an extraordinary amount of money is spent around the globe on weaponry. It takes place without prior consultation or checks and balances. Long story short, it’s some sort of “understood value” according to which we are supposed to know that it is “necessary” and “good” to be subject to the world market of warfare merchandise manufactured by the transnational war industry. Nobody says a word when we read, “The world military expenditure increases 2.6 percent pushed by the United States and China: ‘It is a new arms race’.”

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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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