#Cuba demands release of #health workers in #Bolivia

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By Prensa Latina

The Cuban government on Friday demanded the release of four health workers unjustly detained in Bolivia, and announced the immediate withdrawal of members of its medical mission in the Andean country.

A statement from the Foreign Ministry stressed that the accusations against the four collaborators are completely false, after they were arrested for encouraging violent acts in Bolivia by the authorities who took power after the coup against President Evo Morales.

The statement also calls for an end to the instigations to violence against medical personnel who offer their services in that nation under government agreements.

In these circumstances, it emphasizes, Cuba will immediately withdraw the members of its medical mission.

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#Cuba and #Spain sign cooperation framework agreement in Havana

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By Prensa Latina

President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel and King of Spain Felipe VI signed on Tuesday in this capital a legal instrument to boost bilateral relations.

The Country Association Framework Agreement between Cuba and Spain 2019-2022 in Matters of International Cooperation for Development, was signed at the Palace of the Revolution by Foreign Ministers Bruno Rodriguez and Josep Borrell.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, the agreement is endowed with 57.5 million euros, and includes the contribution of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), autonomous communities, NGOs and cultural cooperation.

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#Evo Morales: #coup was accomplished in #Bolivia with Añez proclamation

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Bolivian leader Evo Morales denounced from this country where he was granted asylum, that with the proclamation of opposition senator Jeanine Áñez Chávez, as interim president of Bolivia, the coup d’etat was accomplished.

In a tweet, the ex-president said ‘the most artful and disastrous coup in history’ had been accomplished, and disqualified the conditions under which Áñez Chávez took office.

‘The most artful and disastrous blow in history has been consummated. A coupist right-wing senator calls herself president of the Senate and thus interim president of Bolivia without a legislative quorum,’ said Morales Ayma.

He added that the coup was accomplished ‘on the blood of brothers killed by police and military forces used for the coup.’

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#Cuba condemns #coup d’état against Bolivian president

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Sunday condemned the coup d’état perpetrated against his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, an action that has been described as violent and cowardly.

On his Twitter account, the Cuban president called on the international community to mobilize ‘for Evo’s life and freedom’.

‘The right wing with a violent and cowardly coup d’état is attacking democracy in #Bolivia. Our strong condemnation of the coup d’état and our solidarity with the brother president @evoespueblo. The world must mobilize for Evo’s life and freedom. #EvoNoEstasSolo #SomosCuba,’ the Cuban head of State twitted.

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Majority of Bolivians against #coup plans, support #democracy

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By Prensa Latina

Calls for peace and demonstrations in defense of the popular vote on one side, an ongoing coup plan with increasingly extreme actions on the other, have marked the situation in Bolivia for the past week.

As one of the lines of the anti-government attacks, yesterday evening there was a mutiny in the Police Operations Tactical Unit (UTOP) of the central department of Cochabamba, with an immediate official response.

Minister of Defense Javier Zavaleta ruled out the deployment of the Armed Forces on the streets following the incident and assured that under no circumstances would the government enforce quartering or a military operation in the streets of any city. He insisted that the situation of the Armed Forces in the nine departments throughout the country is normal and expressed confidence that the police commander can persuade the officers involved in the mutiny to rethink their position.

Ever since the losing presidential candidate Carlos Mesa implied their had been electoral fraud on October 20, providing no evidence, a series of anti-government mobilizations has been encouraged by extreme opposition sectors, including stoppages, street barricades, and violent attacks.

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#Washington isolated in #blockade against #Cuba, say sources in the #US

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Voting Result on resolution 73/8 of the United Nations General Assembly entitled “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba”

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The US government was once again isolated in a new vote at the United Nations General Assembly on the blockade against Cuba, expressed interest here in the affairs of the Caribbean island.

Participants in a presentation by Miguel Fraga, first secretary of the Cuban Embassy in the United States, on bilateral relations also recognized the triumph of the Greater Antilles and the support received.

Recorded by C-SPAN television network that disseminates federal government procedures and public affairs programs, the diplomat’s intervention at the Institute for Policy Studies coincided with the referral made at the headquarters of the multilateral agency in New York.

There, almost the entire world supported the resolution of Cuba that demands the end of the economic, commercial and financial siege imposed by Washington almost 60 years ago.

An overwhelming total of 187 countries were in favor of the Cuban claim, and only, the United States, Israel and Brazil expressed their opposition; while Colombia and Ukraine abstained.

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#US ignores the international community’s rejection of #blockade against #Cuba

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The United States again ignored the calls of the international community to lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade that it has imposed against Cuba for almost 60 years.

The US Ambassador to the multilateral agency, Kelly Craft, acknowledged Thursday that, once again, the General Assembly will almost unanimously approve the resolution presented each year by Cuba to condemn that policy.

Despite this, she said her country would once again vote against the Cuban resolution, arguing that the United States has the right to decide who to trade with.

In her speech before the UN General Assembly, where dozens of delegations have called to lift the blockade, the diplomat said she considers it worrying that the international community continues to challenge Washington’s policy.

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