#Cuba: Healing beyond borders (+Infographics)

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Cuban doctors and patients enjoy an activity in a community named Fidel in Mozambique, Africa. Foto: Yudi Castro

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The love, ethics and humanist values shared by Cuba for over half a century of medical cooperation, were commemorated May 23 on the 55th anniversary of the launch of its international humanitarian missions, with over 400,000 health professionals serving in 164 nations worldwide.

The story begins with Fidel Castro’s 1953 self defense History Will Absolve Me, in which he described how Cuban foreign policy would be characterized by solidarity; continuing after the triumph of the Revolution (1959), as a group of doctors and technicians are sent to treat victims of an earthquake in Chile in May 1960.

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#Venezuela for a #Socialism With #Justice and Social Equality

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By Prensa Latina

Despite the political and economic attacks orchestrated abroad, Venezuela goes ahead today in the construction of socialism under the values of justice, equality and social peace, political leader Diosdado Cabello said.

During the television program ‘Con el Mazo Dando’, led by Cabello, First Vice-President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), he warned yesterday that the extreme-right sectors will do everything possible to undermine the Bolivarian Revolution and thereby implement surrendering and privatization policies.

‘That is not the way, capitalism will never build housing for the people, it would never be worried because the people eat. Capitalism would never be worried about giving education to the people, it would be privatized; Capitalism would never give free health to the people,’ he added.

He also stated that ‘a socialist State should be responsible for health, education, welfare and equality established and practiced by citizens,’ he said.

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#Venezuela: Constituent Assembly Recognizes Electoral Results

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By Prensa Latina

Delcy Rodriguez, president of the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly (NCA), presented Thursday the official decree in which the reelection of Nicolas Maduro as President of Venezuela is officially recognized for the 2019-2025 period.

According to what is established on the Venezuelan Bolivarian Constitution, President Nicolas Maduro, now ratified in his post on May 20 with the support of 6,245,862 votes, will be enabled to take office in his new presidential mandate on January 10, 2019, read by Delcy Rodriguez in a special session of the Constituent Assembly.

The President, after being reelected in the electoral event for the constitutional period 2019-2025 ‘must take an oath and take office on January 10, 2019, in accordance with Article 231 of the Constitution,’ the resolution indicates.

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Lesson on #democracy from #Venezuela

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By Radio Cadena Agramonte

As has happened for almost two decades of Bolivarian Revolution, there are elections and plebiscites in which win the chavismo that satisfy the Venezuelan right and its international allies.

In spite of the adversities and boycott campaigns, the chavista forces managed to mobilize the Sunday 20 May to important sectors of society and to overcome the psychological integrity of the six million votes for the candidate for re-election, the president Nicolas Maduro.

Similarly, tripled the vote against the right-wing Henri Falcón, representative of Advanced Progressive Party (AP), Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) and COPEI party, which took just 1.9 million votes, according to the National Electoral Council.

“Chavismo not only regained the majority, but that is incremented each day,” said the head of the command of Simon Bolivar campaign, Jorge Rodriguez, in a press conference offered from the Teatro Bolivar in Caracas.

Cited by AVN, Rodriguez said that should be recognized the will of the people of Venezuela to mark the way forward with sovereignty, independence and self-determination.

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Ten attempts to destabilize the recently re-elected #Venezuelan government

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While thousands of people gathered around Miraflores Presidential Palace to greet the re-election of President Nicolás Maduro, opposition sectors, the United States, the European Union and the Latin American right launched a predictable destabilization plan against the most recent democratic electoral process undertaken on Sunday, May 20, in Venezuela.

The Venezuelan people, victims of one of the most brutal economic wars of recent times, only comparable to the blockade imposed on Cuba for more than 50 years, re-elected Nicolás Maduro as their legitimate President with more than six million votes.

Meanwhile, the “protectors of democracy” in the region and the world reactivated their hostile agenda against the homeland of Bolívar, and ignored the clear message emitted at the polls.

The Venezuelan government, accustomed to this type of action since taking a different path to that dictated by Washington in 1998, once again faces a wave of interference in its internal affairs.

Granma outlines ten of the destabilizing actions made public in the last 48 hours against the legitimate government of Nicolás Maduro:

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ln times of tragedy, the #Cuban #people are never alone

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Díaz-Canel was among the first to arrived to the crash site on May 18. Photo: AFP

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The entire island was shocked to hear the news that a Boeing 737-200 leased by Cubana de Aviación had crashed in Havana moments after taking off.

I thought something terrible had happened when more than 20 ambulances and police cars came thundering down Infanta Avenue at full speed, at around midday on May 18.

Minutes later news of the crash arrived. Firefighters and the Civil Defense were on the scene in a matter of minutes. In less than an hour, social media began reporting that Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of the Councils of State and Minister of Cuba, was at the scene with other government officials, including Minister of Public Health and a Council of State Vice President, Roberto Morales Ojeda.

In his first remarks, Díaz-Canel called on the Cuban people to remain calm, and denied rumors that the plane had crashed in a populated area. He recognized the discipline and support of the population and reported on the status of survivors.

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#Cuba Promotes Medical #Cooperation Projects

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By Prensa Latina

Public Health Minister Roberto Morales held bilateral meetings with counterparts from several countries to strengthen relations and promote medical cooperation projects, it was reported today.

The meetings allow to review the agreements emerged during the International Cuba-Health Convention 2018, as well as the projects generated at the Health for All Trade Fair, joint events held in the country in April, he said.

In the context of the 71st World Health Assembly, held in Geneva, Switzerland, Morales, who is also Vice President of the Cuban Council of State, said that an Action Plan was signed with China and a technical team was created for its implementation as soon as possible, giving continuity to a memorandum of understanding.

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