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.

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.’

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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#US Entrepreneurs Interested in Cuban Hotel Business

Havana, US businesspersons visiting Havana expressed interest in Cuban tourism, particularly in hotels, during the meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC).

The two-day event, which ends today, drew more than 200 executives from 20 countries, most of them from the United States.

The director of external affairs of the Washington-based Engage Cuba Coalition, Michael Maisel, expressed satisfaction with the development of this meeting and reiterated his colleagues’ desire to lift economic restrictions against this nation. He said the appointment allows the strengthening of relations between the two countries and approaching business opportunities.

#Cuba Hosts Relevant Hoteliers Meeting

Havana,  A two-day meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC) opens today at Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana, with the eyes set on the island”s growing tourism.

SAHIC president, Arturo Garcia, stated that this country could become second as tourist destination in Latin America.

This depends on investors interested in the travel industry playing a bigger role. He said Cuba welcome at least 12 million visitors, to come second after Mexico in the region.

#Barbados to Host Caricom Foreign Ministers Meeting

Bridgetown,  The Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will meet here at the meeting of the Caribbean Foreign and Community Relations Council on May 18 and 19, said local newspaper Nation News Thursday.

Presided by Barbadian Foreign Minister Maxine McClean, the attendants to the event will debate some topics of regional interest, as part of an agenda centered in the challenges of diplomacy for the changing international panorama.

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#Argentine Hosts Celac-EU Meeting on Drugs

Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentina will host next week two important international conferences on drugs, at the request of cooperation mechanisms between Latin America and the European Union (EU).

This is the XIX High Level Meeting of the Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the EU on the subject.

This mechanism is a space for dialogue and collaboration between Celac and the EU, aimed at exchanging experiences, good practices and, above all, information that makes it possible to jointly tackle the scourge, stressed the Argentine Foreign Ministry in a statement.

#Cuba Ready to Contribute in Preparation for WTO Ministerial Event

Geneva,  Cuba has showed in Geneva its willingness to contribute to preparing the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to be held in Buenos Aires, diplomatic sources said today.

Speaking at the meeting of WTO chiefs of delegations, Havana’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Pedro Luis Pedroso, expressed his intention to continue working actively and constructively towards the meeting scheduled for late 2017 in the Argentinean capital.

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#Cuba Eyeing Eco Tourism Expansion

Havana, Cuba”s forthcoming 11th International Eco Tourism Seminar (TURNAT, in Spanish) in the province of Holguín, will provide an ideal opportunity for industry experts and professionals to exchange views and to promote Cuban as an attractive destination.

The biennial gathering will take place from September 26-30 this year. Holguin, in the eastern region of Cuba and other provinces nationwide, are increasingly focused on a viable and sustainable eco tourism model, based on environmental protection and conservation.

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