Elections in Cuba: Like Nowhere Else!

Cubans review candidates for municipal elections.

No banners. No posters. No placards. No advertisements. No slogans. No campaigning. It is Election Day in Cuba, yet I cannot see any sign of it. Some 27,000 candidates are competing for 605 seats in the Cuban National Assembly, yet I cannot see one.

It’s Sunday, Nov. 26, and there’s no sign either that yesterday was the first anniversary of the death of Cuba’s “Eternal Commander-in-Chief” Fidel Castro.

I always knew elections are different in Cuba, but never thought it was like this: no sign of people voting to select who will take seats in the National Assembly of People’s Power.

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Trump Politics in Peru’s Progressive People’s Summit

 

Peru‘s alternative People’s Summit is accomplishing more than its official counterpart, the VIII Summit of Americas, according to the Caribbean Peace Council.

Caribbean Peace Council representative David Comissiong, from Barbados, described the contrast between the two international conventions from both the political and civic perspective.

“I am here primarily as part of the official summit, but the civilian society segment of it (the Summit of Americas) almost did not get off the ground because there was such a tremendous protest against the exclusion of Venezuela.”

The VIII Summit of the Americas is taking place April 13 and 14 in Lima, Peru and centers on ‘Democratic Governance against Corruption‘ – at a time when sprawling international scandals have engulfed mutliple Latin American leaders, including former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

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The weeds undermine the enemies of Cuba at the Lima Summit

 

We all remember with disdain the so-called “Nena de CADAL”, the Argentine Micaela Hierro Dori, who was one of the main leaders in the recruitment of members of the Cuban internal counterrevolution to achieve their participation in the forums parallel to VII Summit of the Americas in Panama, with the support of the subversive NED and USAID subversive.

But why not reveal the opportunist and immoral interests behind this false activists from “civil society”?.

In the recent years Micaela saw declining her leadership before the eyes of its financiers. Despite her excessive desire for protagonism, she stubbornly maintained her reactionary positions, without taking into account the director of CICES and the leader of the Argentine chapter of the Youth League, which is being viewed with suspicion and distrust within the reactionary sectors breastfed by Washington and the Latin American right.

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Corruption in Latin America: making the common heritage for accumulation by dispossession

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Protests against current Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

If one asks anyone in the streets of Santiago de Chile, La Paz, Lima, Caracas or Mexico City about the main problems in their country, it is very likely that corruption is one of the first names. We can also find this idea by reviewing portals, channels and newspapers, with recent references throughout the region. An extraordinarily significant sample is Brazil, where the President of the Republic was dismissed in 2016 (i) under accusations of mismanagement of public funds by a Senate whose president was imprisoned a few months later on charges of proven corruption; At that time, a vice president was appointed who today faces charges for the same reason, without mentioning that he is trying to carry out a similar case against the now candidate and former president Lula da Silva (ii). Apparently similar situations of impeachment or prosecution processes occur in Ecuador, in Peru and throughout the continent. In the Dominican Republic, the so-called “Green March” brings together sectors of the left, center and right that mobilize hundreds of thousands against the corruption of the State, a similar case occurring in Haiti.

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Unmasking Luis Almagro… I

DYcipVRWkAAI1pdLuis Almagro, the OAS General Secretary, is taking advantage of these and every day in the corrupt organization he is leading to incite even more hate and divisions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

On February, the anti-Cuban Mafia of Florida honored him by declaring the Almagro´s Day, due to his efforts in promoting a military intervention to solve conflicts in Venezuela.

Since then and even before he has not spared words and all sort of dark negotiations to discredit the government of Nicolas Maduro, and the efforts for a peaceful solution to the crisis.

It seems like every time Almagro is recognized for his leadership in “defense of human rights”, he wanted to shine more telling lies and calling for a direct confrontation in Venezuela. And the cost -of course- could be worst than those of 2017, when Venezuelan opposition  promoted several violent acts in the name of democracy.

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U.S. senator Marco Rubio, about liberties…

descargaThe Republican senator of the United States, Marco Rubio, has directly and publicly encouraged the Venezuelan military corps to an uprising.

On February 28, he said to The New Herald: “The Venezuelan military, with popular support, can put an end to this dictatorship and restore freedom, dignity and the right of the people to govern themselves. If they decide to do it, I think they will enjoy enormous support from the United States and other free countries, ”

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Have Jamaica, St Lucia and Guyana become the ‘three blind mice’ of Caricom?

By David Comissiong

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Caribbean Community

The United States Department of State and the US’s millionaire secretary of state, Rex Tillerson (former CEO of American multinational oil corporation Exxon Mobil) are celebrating the event they pulled off after engineering the so-called “Lima Group of States” (including of the Caricom states of St Lucia and Guyana) in issuing an international declaration that attacks and vilifies the socialist Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as well as the success of Tillerson’s recent diplomatic effort to enlist Prime Minister Andrew Holness and the Government of Jamaica in the USA ongoing crusade against Venezuela.

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Venezuelans Attend PSUV Party Registration

Thousands of Venezuelans have registered to receive identification cards for membership in the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela, PSUV, throughout the weekend ahead of the country’s upcoming elections.

PSUV leader Diosdado Cabello declared the registration day as a “success” in all states.

From one registration point in Caracas, Cabello publicly announced his satisfaction with the nationwide process, which he said reaffirmed the people’s loyalty towards Venezuela’s revolutionary process.

“The system is overloaded by the amount of people registering for their ID. We’re very happy the PSUV is on the streets,” Cabello said.

He pointed out that the party is undertaking a “great effort” to  maintain popular support “so it can be the base political organization for the revolution in Venezuela.”

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