From Fidel and Raúl we learned to discard useless laments and concentrate on seeking solutions, turning challenges into opportunities and setbacks into victory

Granma | July 15, 2019

Photo: Juvenal Balán

Speech delivered during the closing of the National Assembly of People’s Power Ninth Legislature’s Third Period of Ordinary Sessions, July 13, 2019, Year 61 of the Revolution

(Council of State transcript – GI translation)

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

Compañero Esteban Lazo Hernández, President of the National Assembly of People’s Power;

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Venezuela: Norway Talks End as Pence Telephones Guaido

by Lucas Koerner

Guaido met with US Vice President Mike Pence in Bogota on February 25. (EFE)
Guaido met with US Vice President Mike Pence in Bogota on February 25. (EFE)

Caracas, 30 May 2019 (venezuelanalysis.com) – The second round of dialogue between the Maduro government and the opposition concluded in Oslo on Wednesday.

The Norwegian government issued a statement praising the “willingness” of both parties to “move forward in the search for an agreed-upon and constitutional solution for the country, which includes political, economic and electoral matters.”Read More »

Cuba: Efforts continue in search of development opportunities for the country

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Granma | May 31, 2019

Photo: Estudios Revolución

HOLGUÍN.– The government visits to different regions of the country, led by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, have been invigorating work days and included lively conversations with workers and residents.

This was reaffirmed during the summary meeting concluding the President’s second government visit to Holguín, when he expressed satisfaction with his tour of the sugar cane harvester factory “60 Aniversario de la Revolución de Octubre,” popularly known as the KTP, where productive chains have been developed that contribute to the Azcuba state enterprise group and other companies affiliated with the Ministries of Agriculture and Construction.

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Journal of People pays tribute to the communards of great Paris Commune, and reiterates the oath of the world proletariat’s struggle.–Editors]

 

The International

Arise ye workers from your slumbers
Arise ye prisoners of want
For reason in revolt now thunders
And at last ends the age of cant.
Away with all your superstitions
Servile masses arise, arise
We’ll change henceforth the old tradition
And spurn the dust to win the prize.

Refrain:
So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale unites the human race.Read More »

OPERATION LONG-JUMP 1943: The Nazi Assassination Plot against Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin – And How it Was Foiled.

by Mike Faulkner

Imagine that an aspiring John le Carre or a latter-day Upton Sinclair were to turn his or her literary skills to inventing a plot set during the Second World War involving a top secret espionage operation to assassinate Churchill and Stalin and kidnap Roosevelt with the intention of forcing him to pull the USA out of the war, thus handing victory to Nazi Germany.Read More »

Venezuela’s gold in Bank of England, Italy’s fear and debate in Romania

A Journal of People report

Italy fears for its gold reserves as UK seizes Venezuela’s gold. This – Italy’s fear with its gold – is an instance of reaction to the UK bank’s seizure of Venezuela’s gold. The bank’s step will erode trust of other countries also.

The Bank of England is withholding around US$1.56 billion in gold reserves from Venezuela.

As a reaction to this step by the Bank of England, the Italian Chamber of Deputies member Claudio Borghi suggested that the Italian state’s ownership of its own gold reserves be more clearly defined in a new law.Read More »