The OAS failure

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Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Delcy Rodriguez

In the past few days, the OAS 47th General Assembly has been the trending topic on media. The main issue to discuss: the crisis in Venezuela.

And to solve the political and social problem that “affects” the region stability many of the OAS state members tried to pass a resolution to stymie the Constituent Assembly promoted by the Venezuelan government.

The draft resolution on Venezuela was hold by the U.S and Mexico, followed by other 20 of 34 states. But the number of members supporting the bill didn´t reached the 23 votes required.

As many media and people said, the plan of those wanting to supervise Venezuelan situation was a failure and no one can deny the diplomatic battle, which was successful for Delcy Rodriguez and her delegation despite the multiple attacks.

North Korea: Trump is a ‘psychopath’

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A North Korean state newspaper on Thursday called President Trump a “psychopath” and said that he was striking against the country to divert attention from political turmoil in the U.S.

The commentary warns South Korea, a key U.S. ally in the region, against following the lead of “psychopath Trump,” saying that doing so “will only lead to disaster.”

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People’s Conference Brings World Politicians Together in Bolivia

Tiquipaya,  The World Conference of Peoples gathered together today politicians and representatives of social movements from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, in the Bolivian city of Tiquipaya.

Under the motto ‘Towards a universal citizenship and a world without walls, the event invited the former president of the Spanish government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and the former leaders of Ecuador and Colombia, Rafael Correa and Ernesto Samper, respectively.

According to the organizers, the summit of the peoples also has the presence of Vatican secretary for migratory issues, Michael Czerny, and representatives of social movements in the world.

Trump to Reverse Cuba Policy, Reinstate ‘Regime Change’ Goals

trumpster.jpg_1718483346U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to fulfill his campaign promise to curtail the 2014 re-engagement deal between Washington and Havana, tightening pressure on Cuba and dashing the hopes of those who had hoped for a thaw in relations between the two neighbors. Continue reading “Trump to Reverse Cuba Policy, Reinstate ‘Regime Change’ Goals”

El Pais newspaper is named the ‘Biggest Liar’ on Cuba

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XIV Encuentro Estatal de Solidaridad con Cuba, 9, 10 y 11 de junio, Bilbao, España

Convening at the 14th State Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba in the northern region of the Basque Country in Spain, over 66 solidarity organizations named the newspaper El País as the “biggest liar” in a resolution that was adopted by all.

The groups characterized El Pais as a media that has excelled in the “art of slandering, manipulating and distorting news and information against Cuba and its revolution”.

The groups also argued that “not even the injection of capital from foreign investment groups” can help El Pais recover from the multiple scandals associated with the outlet, which has had adverse effects on its readership and image.

The resolution adopted by the solidarity groups also reprimanded El Pais for supporting the right-wing opposition in Venezuela, as well as interventions by NATO.

“In short … very friendly to the enemies of the people,” the groups declared.

They plan to send their message to the director of El Pais, Antonio Caño, who they argue has been responsible for the outlet’s neoliberal drift since 2014.

The solidarity movement with Cuba will also send its resolution to other entities that they say share the same interests and ideology as El Pais, which align with the interests of powerful governments and coup-mongers in the region.

The 14 State Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba began Saturday, with organizations gathering to analyze the consequences of the U.S. blockade of the Caribbean country, among other issues.

Nicaraguan diplomat, priest and intellectual Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann Dies at 84

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D’Escoto Brockmann was a leader within the Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN, and served as foreign minister of Nicaragua from 1979–1990.

Former Nicaraguan diplomat, priest and intellectual Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann died Thursday, months after suffering a stroke.

Besides having served as foreign minister, he was also the president of the United Nations General Assembly from 2008 to 2009.

Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo said in memory of D´Escoto that “he was a brother who was never sad,” and that “he was an unyielding brother, a brother who fought with the people, for the people, together with the people, for all of our just causes.”

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Cuba Calls at UN for Dialogue and Cooperation to Promote Human Rights

Geneva, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has defended dialogue and cooperation at the United Nations in Geneva as key elements to effectively promote all human rights in the world, diplomatic sources said today.

‘The focus of dialogue and cooperation should prevail to promote all human rights everywhere in the world equally,’ Pedro Luis Pedroso, ambassador of the Caribbean country, said speaking at the 35th regular session of the Human Rights Council.

The Cuban diplomat expressed confidence that ‘the principles of impartiality and objectivity prevail in the discharge of the mandate of the High Commissioner.’

19th World Youth Festival Votes to Dedicate Event to Fidel

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The festival is titled, “For peace, solidarity, and social justice, we struggle against imperialism. Honoring our past, we build the future.”

This year’s 19th World Festival of Youth and Students taking place in Sochi, Russia from Oct. 15-21 will dedicate the event to Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

The decision was made in recognition of Fidel’s enduring legacy, and decisive contribution to the preservation of the tradition of such festivals and the defense of their founding principles.

Other remarcable figures such as Che Guevara, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his murder in Bolivia; and Mohamed Abdelaziz, who led fights to obtain the independence of Western Sahara, will be remembered during the festival.

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Migration and Labor Justice in the Eyes of the International Forum

Geneva, Governance of labor migration around the world and equitable recruitment are among the topics prioritized on the agenda of the 106th International Labor Conference of the ILO, which is being held today in this capital.

According to experts from the International Labor Organization (ILO), the analysis should make an important contribution to discussions on migration on a global scale, with trends towards disorderly growth in precarious conditions.

ILO estimates indicate that nearly 73 percent of the 206.6 million migrants of working age (over 15) are workers, and about 44 percent of the total are women.

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Bob Dylan states that songs only need to move you, not make sense

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Bob Dylan performs during a segment honoring Director Martin Scorsese, recipient of the Music Film Award, at the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles.

U.S singer Bob Dylan, who became the first song-writer to receive the Nobel Price for Litetarature, was taken by suprise when first knew he was selected by the Sweden Academy.

After he remained in silent for weeks, he said on Monday that “unlike literature his songs were meant to be sung not read and that they only needed to move people, not to make sense”.

The Swedish Academy’s decision to award last year’s prize for literature to Dylan, who had “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, was criticized by some people that believed it was an unfair decision considering the mainstream writers of poetry and prose production.

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