#Cuba vehemently condemns military aggression against #Venezuela

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“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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Some 170 #Americans Graduated as Doctors in #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

Some 170 students from the United States have reportedly graduated as doctors in Cuba free of charge thanks to the program of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), which was initiated by Cuban leader Fidel Castro in November 1999.

In remarks to Cuban News Agency (ACN), ELAM’s Director General Zenia Díaz Catalá said that since the first graduation in 2005, to date, the institution have graduated more than 28,500 doctors from 103 countries.

Dr. David Floyd, from the 2017 class, thanked the Cuban leadership, the Cuban people, the teachers and workers of this noble project, an example of integration between peoples for a more humane world, he stressed.

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The #Myth of American Exceptionalism

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Like too many nations, the United States likes to think of itself as a chosen nation and a chosen people.  Presidential inauguration statements are typically an exercise in proclaiming American exceptionalism, and this mentality has far too much influence in the United States.  It’s particularly regrettable when individuals who should no better indulge the kind of hubris and triumphalism associated with American exceptionalism.

An excellent example of our exceptionalism appeared in Sunday’s Washington Post in the form of an op-ed by Tom Malinowski, the former assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor in the Obama administration.  In a fatuous display of ignorance, Malinowski lambasted Russian President Vladimir Putin for stating that the United States frequently meddles in the politics and elections of other countries.  Malinowski argued that it is Russia that interferes in democratic elections, such as the U.S. presidential race in 2016, but that the United States consistently “promotes democracy in other countries.”

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#Cuba Reaffirms Unconditional #Solidarity with #Venezuela

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By Prensa Latina

Cuba reiterates its unconditional solidarity with Venezuela and calls for respect for the sovereignty and self-determination of that nation, stated Cuban Vice President José Ramón Machado Ventura.

During the speech for the National Rebellion Day in Cuba, he expressed: ‘Those who try to give lessons of democracy and human rights from outside, must take their hands out of that nation, it is only up to Venezuela and its people, without Intrusion, in charge of giving a solution to their internal problems ‘.

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#ElSalvador Rejects #U.S. Warmongering Language on Venezuela

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Venezuela is not alone

By Prensa Latina

New voices have been raised on Sunday in El Salvador in rejection of the U.S. government”s threats against Venezuela and in support for the constitutional process in that South American nation.

The Association of Professionals of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) and the ‘Milagro-El Salvador Mission’ issued statements rejecting Washington’s interference in Venezuelan sovereignty.

The Salvadorans linked to the ALBA denounced the White House’s bias in favor of violent and extremist sectors of the Venezuelan politics, which promote terrorism to overthrow a legitimately elected government.

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#US vs. #Venezuela: The Limits of Unconventional Warfare

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By Roberto García Hernández/Prensa Latina

The escalation of subversive actions by the United States and its main allies against Venezuela over the past few months is part of a higher, and desperate, stage in the war against the Bolivarian government.

President Nicolas Maduro, amid the preparations for the election of the National Constituent Assembly on July 30, made it clear this week that the Venezuelan people, along with the National Armed Force and the political groups that support the revolutionary process, will resist Washington’s pretensions.

The right-wing opposition has announced an escalation of protests or a 24-hour strike, something that experts described as the prelude to a spiral of violence supported by U.S. power groups and whose consequences are hard to predict, despite the prudence shown by official authorities. Maduro and other government leaders have repeatedly expressed their will to continue seeking peace and mutual understanding through national dialogue.

However, after putting the key factors that participate in the destabilization of that South American nation in maximum tension, U.S. President Donald Trump’s list still have the most dangerous options: a group of severe economic sanctions with which Washington wants to give the Venezuelan government the coup de grace.

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Bipartisan Support for Ties with #Cuba Continues in #US

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By Martha Andrés Román/Prensa Latina

Washington.- The bipartisan support to engagement with Cuba has strongly increased in the United States over the past two years and we will continue seeing it in the future, said the president of a coalition that promotes ties with the Caribbean island.

The president of Engage Cuba, James Williams, regretted the announcement made last month by President Donald Trump on the reverse of some aspects of the opening to Cuba, which he described as a step back on the path to the normalization of bilateral relations.

However, he pointed out that amid that situation, the effusive support to continue seeking more engagement with the neighboring country, with which the United States reestablished diplomatic relations on July 20, 2015, was notable.

We are having a dialogue on Cuba that we had not seen for a long time and that is very different even from the one that existed two years ago, Williams said in an interview with Prensa Latina.

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