Cuba: A reform that illuminated the land

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Granma | May 17, 2019

Fidel during the signing of the Agrarian Reform. Photo: Archive 

Before the bright triumph of the Revolution in January of 1959, Cuba had lived with much poverty. The people of the countryside faced exploitation, disease, hunger, and the ever-present threat of eviction from the land they worked.

Suffering and want, lost lives, injustice, the fierce rule of large landowners was sufficient cause to create the powerful determination of campesinos that was decisive in changing the country’s course. They joined the war of liberation, protecting and feeding the Rebel Army, doing everything in their power to support the nascent Revolution, as they had done during the independence struggles of the previous century.

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U.S. lies and threats against Cuba denounced around the world

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Granma | May 14, 2019

Photo: Osval

Voices around the world continue to condemn new U.S. sanctions on Cuba, in particular the recent activation of the Helms-Burton Act’s Title III.
The government of Mexico reiterated its rejection of the re-activation of this stipulation in violation of international law, and reaffirmed its commitment to legally protect Mexican companies that may be affected. In an official communiqué, the Ministry of Economy recalled that, in order to counteract the extraterritorial effects of the Helms-Burton, Mexico enacted a law that specifically protects commerce and investment from foreign regulations that contravene international norms, in effect since October 1996.

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My songs express political commitment to just causes

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Granma | May 13, 2019

Photo: ACN

The work of singer-songwriter Gerardo Alfonso, beyond music, has also been to accompany the struggle of solidarity with Cuba organizations in different parts of the world, delivering the message of the Cuban Revolution’s resistance in the face of imperialism, the common enemy of humanity.

Speaking to the artist, he noted that his songs express a political commitment to just causes defended around the world. His music was present in the struggle for the return of Elián González in 2000, kidnapped in Miami; and during the battle for the return of the Five Cuban Heroes incarcerated for more than 15 years in the U.S.

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The Helms-Burton is not applicable in Cuba

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Granma| May 10, 2019

Photo: José Manuel Correa

“The Helms-Burton Act is not applicable in Cuba; in the first place, because it is a law of the United States and therefore its jurisdiction, its range of action, is the United States. No sovereign country that respects itself would allow the extraterritorial application of a U.S. law in its territory. In addition, in our case, Cuba has a law approved in 1996 that declares the Helms-Burton Act null and void.”Read More »

Raúl awarded Lenin Prize

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Granma | May 02, 2019

Photo: Estudio Revolución

Following the massive May Day march through Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, was awarded the Lenin Prize by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation’s Central Committee, “for his exceptional contribution to the construction of socialism and his work to consolidate the principles of justice, humanism, and social progress.”
Upon receiving the distinction from Iván Mélnikov, first vice president of the State Duma and the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Raúl said he accepted the honor “not in a personal capacity, but on behalf of our entire people, of Party members, and as a recognition of our Party’s leadership.”

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‘Enough with Threats, Ultimatums,’ Cuba Tells US

teleSUR | April 27, 2019

President Miguel Diaz-Canel has denounced the U.S. sanctions and aggression against Cuba.

President Miguel Diaz-Canel has denounced the U.S. sanctions and aggression against Cuba. | Photo: Reuters

The international community will never cave to the archaic strategies of the Cold War, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Twitter.

Cuba has had enough of U.S. threats and ultimatums, said President Miguel Diaz-Canel, denouncing 60-years-worth of northern power’s attempts to destabilize Cuba.

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New Constitution of the Republic of Cuba to be proclaimed April 10

  | March 28, 2019

Photo: Osval

The Council of State, in a meeting held Monday, March 25, convened an extraordinary session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, this coming Wednesday, April 10, at 9:00 am, in the Convention Center, to proclaim the new Constitution of the Republic of Cuba, approved by the Cuban people in a referendum on February 24, this year.Read More »