Cuban doctors proud of services provided in Brazil


Cuban doctors arrived in Brazil willing to provide our services where necessary and we did so, doctor Karelia Aregola said at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana.

Aregola along with other collaborators returned to Cuba on Tuesday in flight 31 after the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) announced the decision to withdraw from the More Doctors program, in response to the aggressive expressions from President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

We helped in Brazil to improve the quality of life of low-income patients and we received the affection of a people eager for healthcare, the doctor said on behalf of her colleagues.

In front of Health Minister Jose Angel Portal, Aregola shared some anecdotes of her experiences and condemned statements by Bolsonaro, who questioned the preparation of the doctors and conditioned their stay in the program promoted in 2013 by the then Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Deputy Health Minister Luis Fernando Navarro highlighted the humanitarian work carried out by doctors, as well as their ethics and professionalism.

According to official data, about 113 million patients were assisted by the Cuban specialists and nearly 700 municipalities had a doctor for the first time.


The Fidel that I know: testimony of the great friend and Nobel Prize for Literature Gabriel García Márquez


Of Fidel, his great friend Gabriel García Márquez said: “His devotion to the word, his power of seduction, he goes to find the problems where they are, the impetus of inspiration is typical of his style, the books reflect very well the breadth of his tastes.He stopped smoking to have the moral authority to combat smoking.He likes to prepare cooking recipes with a kind of scientific fervor.It remains in excellent physical condition with several hours of daily gymnastics and frequent swimming.Invincible patience. The strength of imagination draws you into the unforeseen, as important as learning to work is learning to rest.

Fatigued to converse, rest talking. Write well and like to do it. The greatest stimulus of your life is the emotion of risk. The improviser rostrum seems to be his perfect ecological environment. It always begins with an almost inaudible voice, with an uncertain direction, but it takes advantage of any flash to gain ground, inch by inch, until it gives a kind of big claw and seizes the audience. It is the inspiration: the state of irresistible and dazzling grace, which only those who have not had the glory of living it, deny. It is the antidogmatic par excellence.

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Dignity, Principles Guide Cuban Doctors

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Cuba’s decision of withdrawing from the Brazilian More Doctors Program is a matter of principles and dignity, Ariadna Gonzalez, a specialist in Gastroenterology, said in this capital on Wednesday.
In statements to Prensa Latina, the doctor -who fulfilled her mission as a collaborator in Venezuela- highlighted the long history of the Cuban medical presence in dozens of countries, where she has been an example of solidarity.

Last Wednesday, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health announced the decision of withdrawing from the initiative created in 2013 to guarantee medical attention in poor and remote areas of Brazil, given the conditions and threats of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

Reveal links between Bolsonaro and Marco Rubio


Bolsonaro held a secret meeting with the US senator in March in Florida.

The closeness and affinities between Brazilian ultra-rightist candidate Jair Bolsonaro and US Senator Marco Rubio were exposed in an article published in Carta Capital magazine.

According to the publication, last March in Florida, Bolsonaro and Rubio talked for four hours about armament, Zionism and against the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela.

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Cuba rejects anti-Cuban provocation in the headquarters of the United Nations

"Words" for the "dissidence" in CubaDepartment of State of the United States issued a press release on October 12, in which it informed of the intention of that government to use the room of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations to celebrate an event, in which they will launch a campaign called “Jailed for what” against Cuba, next Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

With this action in the ECOSOC room, a Principal Organ of the Organization, attempts are made to tarnish the name of the United Nations in an act against a member state, in contravention of the purposes and principles of the Charter. The very nature of the press release distributed by the State Department clearly shows the objectives pursued with this event, announcing the beginning of an insulting and fallacious campaign against Cuba.  Continue reading “Cuba rejects anti-Cuban provocation in the headquarters of the United Nations”

Brazil’s next presidential candidates struggling for base in Congress


Whoever wins Brazil´s presidential race this month will likely not have a majority in Congress to pass reforms.

The next president, who will take the helm on Jan. 1, will have to deal with the neoliberal economic policies of current President Michel Temer that have seriously compromised 13 years of achievements of the Workers’ Party in power, including fighting poverty and social injustice.

But making major changes will require the kind of congressional deal-making and alliances with which both lead candidates could struggle.

Should far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro win the second round, the right-winger will have no choice but to negotiate with Congress in order to govern. Bolsonaro’s tiny Social Liberal Party (PSL) has only one ally, which is even smaller. Between them, they can hope to elect at most 20 members of the lower chamber.

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Judge of the United States suspends the cancellation of the temporary protection status granted to 300,000 immigrants


A California state judge temporarily blocked the government’s attempt by President Donald Trump to cancel the temporary protection status of 300,000 immigrants from Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador and Nicaragua. District judge Edward Chen said there was no justification for the decision and mentioned the racist and xenophobic comments made earlier by President Trump, saying there were “serious doubts about whether a discriminatory purpose was the motivating factor.” In January, Trump allegedly told a group of lawmakers that Haiti, El Salvador and unspecified African nations were “shitty countries,” and in 2017 he said that recent immigrants from Haiti were all infected with HIV.

Prime minister Gonsalves rejects interventionism in Cuba and Venezuela in U.N


Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves drew attention in the General Assembly of the United Nations about the situation in Venezuela and the importance of dialogue with the democratically elected government of Nicolás Maduro to recognize the sovereign right of each nation to solve their internal affairs.

Venezuela has been subjected to an unacceptable, coordinated, extense and external economic assault that has had its effects in some island states of the Caribbean with which there is social and economic cooperation like Petrocaribe agreement, pointed.

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Miguel Diaz-Canel: Philosophy of Domination Threatens World Peace

f0120315From New York where he is attending the UNGA debate, the Cuban president stressed that the displaced and the hungry fleeing from wars are “victims of a silent and silenced segregation.”

President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel remembered the former South African President Nelson Mandela during a peace summit in his honor on Monday at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, where he stressed that “world peace is threatened by the philosophy of domination” and that there is still much to go to realize Mandela’s dreams.

He warned that the displaced and the hungry fleeing from wars are “victims of a silent and silenced segregation” and called for addressing the main causes that prevent peace from prevailing.

In this sense, he asked for “acts rather than words, cooperation instead of intervention, solidarity and not looting”.

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Stay Out of Venezuela, Mr. Trump

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America shouldn’t be in the coup business. Period.

It’s a relief, then, to learn that the Trump administration chose not to aid rebellious leaders in Venezuela seeking to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro. But it’s worrisome to think that President Trump and his advisers made the right call for the wrong reason — lack of confidence in the plotters to succeed in a risky operation rather than principled concern about intervention.

There’s no doubt Mr. Maduro is an illegitimately elected leader driving his country to a catastrophic political, economic and societal meltdown. American officials discussed the possibility of helping overthrow Mr. Maduro in three meetings over the last year with rebellious leaders, who had initiated the contact, The Times reported.

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