#Venezuela: Pandora’s Box Opens in Ex-Attorney General’s Case

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By Prensa Latina

The scandal of corruption, extortion and impunity that involves former Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega today added new evidence that accuses her of being the brains behind the escalation of violence that shook the country recently.

On Thursday, Attorney General Tarek William Saab, recently appointed by the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), made Ortega responsible for the regrettable events that took place during the protests staged over the past few months, as a result of which more than 100 people were killed, nearly 1,500 were injured and damage was estimated at several million dollars.

‘I will say it here, for the first time, I consider her the brains behind each of the dead and the wounded since April 1 and each of those dead, each of those wounded, the grieving and the tragedy that bathed this country in blood will be a burden in her conscience,’ he noted.

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#Cuba vehemently condemns military aggression against #Venezuela

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By  | internacionales@granma.cu

“Cuba vehemently condemns military aggression against Venezuela,” stated the island’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Relation, Ana Teresita González. 

Taking to her Twitter account, the Cuban official also noted that the island “reaffirms the Postulates of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace. No to a “military option,” against Venezuela,” wrote González in reference to recent remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump, who stated that his government would not rule out a “military option” in regards to the situation in Venezuela. 

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#Fidel Castro’s Legacy to Last Forever, Diplomats, Activists Say

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New York.- Diplomats and activists of solidarity with Cuba have conducted an evening here to remind revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on his 91st birthday, an event in which they described his legacy as immortal.

More than 100 people, including ambassadors and officials from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Europe accredited to the UN, attended the Downtown Community Television Center (DCTC) in Manhattan, to pay tribute to the commander-in-chief, who was born on August 13, 1926, and passed away on November 25, 2016.

‘We celebrate the life of a man who gave his own life to serve the cause of the common good, the cause of the dispossessed of the world; a man who taught us that the principles are not negotiable and we should uphold them whatever the sacrifice might be (…),’ Cuban ambassador to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodriguez, said.

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#Fidel – Soldier of ideas

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Foto: José Manuel Correa

 

Por  | internet@granma.cu

It is unquestionable that Fidel is incarnated in the hearts of millions of Cubans and admirers throughout the world.

We evoke him dressed in his customary olive green uniform with its epaulets of Comandante en Jefe, with his upright gait, friendly manner, inquisitive gaze; and the deep anti-imperialist convictions he shared with Martí; his iron will to overcome the hardest blows, his wisdom… and above all his infinite love for humanity, for the poor, to whom he dedicated his entire life.

The eminent Cuban writer, debater, professor and diplomat Raúl Roa García said of Fidel, “He hears the grass growing and sees what’s happening around the corner.” He is our undefeated Comandante, confronting any danger whatsoever to safeguard the sovereignty and dignity of Cuba. He is the man who, alongside the people, defeated a bloody military dictatorship and the dark imperialist designs of 11 U.S. administrations, which failed in their efforts to eliminate, even with attempts on his life, the example, the symbol, the soldier of ideas he was.

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#RaúlCastro sends letter of support to President #NicolásMaduro

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The demonstration of popular support has been clear and resounding, faithful to the legacy of The Liberator Simón Bolívar and President Hugo Chávez Frías, expressed the President of the Councils of State and Ministers in his letter to the Venezuelan President referring to the recently held elections and the installation of the National Constituent Assembly.

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Monument in #Crimea to Honor #FidelCastro

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The city of Olenevka, in Crimea, joins today the homage in the whole world to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, with the opening of a monument in his honor.

Located in Key Tarjancut, the sculpture is 2,5 meters high and it was sculpted in limestone by creator Víctor Kruzman,a resident in this territory.

According to local media, thousands of passers-by visited the sculpture, which includes an image of the Cuban ex-president accompanied by the phrase ‘The Victory Is Perseverance’, and it was unveiled by the Minister of Domestic Politics, Communication and Information of Crimea, Dmitri Polonski.

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#Cuba consolidates maternal-infant #health, despite the #blockade

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Photo: Pastor Batista

By  | lisandra@granma.cu

Maternal-infant health indicators in Cuba at the end of the first half of 2017 demonstrate that the Ministry of Public Health’s Maternal-Infant Program, designed to benefit Cuban children and families, continues to be consolidated nationwide, according to Dr. Roberto Álvarez Fumero, head of the program. 

He noted that results have been significantly impacted by efforts to promote breastfeeding and the opening of nine new human milk banks, among others.

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