Díaz-Canel: “In difficult times, think differently”


Granma | November 28, 2019

Photo: Ismael Batista

Expanding production of materials and accelerating the pace of construction, with greater agility, would allow Cuba to advance toward achieving the goal of building 60,000 houses a year, to address the population’s needs.

This approach was emphasized during a review of the national housing program, by the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who insisted forcefully on the need to transform current mechanisms to address delays, such as the delivery of cement to provinces, fundamentally to sales outlets affiliated with the Ministry of Domestic Commerce (Mincin), allowing the population greater access to construction materials, while at the same time contributing to the economy with increased retail sales.

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Across the waves, a ship of hope


Granma | December 02, 2019

Photo: Granma Archives

With the Granma yacht’s landing, December 2, 1956, following its epic crossing from Mexico, those aboard would become the first combatants in the final stage of Cuba’s liberation struggle, and the date would mark the founding of the Revolutionary Armed Forces

Freedom is a human right, but on this island, it is a natural condition. Those who inhabit Cuba, and honor it as their homeland, see its infinite and indomitable destiny as free, like the sea.

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Díaz-Canel: Cuba will not renounce its sovereignty or independence

Granma| November 27, 2019

In words and song… No one here surrenders. Photo: Twitter

“We are not intimidated by threats from the United States, which are part of its interventionist policy toward Cuba. It is deplorable that the country’s diplomats are incited to violate international law and the laws of the United States. Cuba will not renounce its sovereignty or independence,” said President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on his Twitter account.Read More »

Truth and justice triumph: 187 countries against the U.S. blockade of Cuba


Granma | November 08, 2019

Photo: Ricardo López Hevia

A total of 187 countries yesterday cast their votes in favor of Cuba in the United Nations General Assembly, rejecting the unjust economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States, for almost 60 years, on an unwavering, dignified people, who do not bow down before domination. An ironic coincidence is that the Trump administration has adopted precisely 187 hostile measures to damage our economy and living conditions.

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UN overwhelmingly votes for ending U.S. blockade against Cuba

 | November 08, 2019

12:05 pm The voting process begins.

Result: 187 in favor; 3 against; 2 abstentions

Against: Israel, the United States, Brazil

Abstaining: Colombia and Ukraine

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday overwhelming voted in favor of the resolution demanding ending of the U.S. blockade against Cuba with 187 countries voting in favor, three including the U.S. against while two countries abstained.Read More »

Bruno Rodríguez: Cuba has been the victim of the most unjust, severe, prolonged system of sanctions that has even been imposed on any country

 Granma | November 08, 2019

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, during the presentation of the UN resolution “The necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba,” in New York, November 7, 2019, Year 61 of the Revolution

(Transcript from Presidency of the Republic)

Mr. President;

Your Excellency, ladies and gentlemen, permanent representatives;Read More »

A better world is possible, and urgently necessary! Let us struggle for it!

by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez

Speech by Miguel M. Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba, delivered at the closing of the Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Conference, For Democracy and Against Neoliberalism, at Havana’s Convention Center, November 3, 2019. Granma originally posted the speech on November 4, 2019. Transcript: Presidency of the Republic of Cuba.


Maduro (at left in the photo), Raul (at center) and Díaz-Canel (at right) at the conference. Photo: Estudios Revolución

(Exclamations of: “Diaz-Canel, for sure, give it to the Yankees!” And, “Thank you, Cuba, guarantor of peace!”)

Thanks to all of you.

I think we all agree that there is no better speech than that of the poets. (Laughter), but, well, we have to conduct the closing.

Dear compañero Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee;

Compañero, brother, President Nicolás Maduro Moros of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela;

Dear revolutionary leaders from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean;

Brothers and sisters, friends, colleagues:Read More »