Statement by the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of #Cuba

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Por Cubaminrex

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba expresses its strongest condemnation of the new attack by the United States and some of its allies against military and civilian facilities in the Syrian Arab Republic on the evening of this April 13th, under the pretext of the alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians by the Syrian Government.

This unilateral action, outside the United Nations Security Council, is a flagrant violation of the principles of International Law and the UN Charter and an outrage against a sovereign State, which exacerbates the conflict in that country and region.

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Anti-imperialist march in #Lima

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Photo: Twitter – ALBA Movimientos

Por   | internet@granma.cu 

Trade unionists, indigenous peoples, farmers, popular movements, and delegations to the Summit of the Peoples in Lima gathered yesterday in the city’s Plaza de Marte, to denounce U.S. intervention in the region.

Under the watchful eyes of a strong police presence, hundreds marched through the city’s central municipality of Jesús María.

Demonstrators demanded the release of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; an end to political persecution of progressive leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean; the removal of foreign military bases in Peru; and no more intervention in the domestic affairs of Venezuela, in particular.

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From #Miami to #Lima, the twisted path of the #Summit of the #Americas

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The People’s Summit contributed to the defeat of the FTAA during the Mar del Plata Summit in 2005. Photo: Archive

By  | internet@granma.cu

The Eighth Summit of the Americas, set to be held April 13-14 in Lima, Peru, is the latest event organized by a controversial mechanism, which makes little contribution to regional integration, but contradictorily, serves to position the South’s interests in contrast to those the North seeks to impose.

The history of these summits over the last 20 years, from the first in Miami, in 1994, to Lima, reveals the tensions which exist between two very different social and political projects: U.S. Pan-Americanism and the integrationist vision of the liberators south of the Rio Bravo.

The agenda for the Peru Summit, which will supposedly focus on “Democratic governability in the face of corruption,” became a mockery after the host country’s President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, resigned following a scandal over shady business dealings with the company Odebrecht.

Despite this, plans to use the event to single out certain countries, a common practice since 1994, remain in place.

This time however, it will be a lot more difficult to cover up the acts of corruption and crises of governability in many of the countries allied with Washington, which have lent themselves to attacking sovereign nations such as Venezuela.

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#Heberprot-P, a revolutionary treatment brings hope

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Cuba’s Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB) is responsible for conducting research and producing Heberprot-P. Photo: Dunia Álvarez

By  | internet@granma.cu

The use of the medication Heberprot-P with some 290,000 patients, in twenty countries, has demonstrated the possibility of ensuring the healing of open wounds, ischemic ulcers, and those caused by diabetic foot disease, increasing the formation of granulation tissue, and thus reducing the need for amputation.

The medicine, created at Cuba’s Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB), contains as its active ingredient recombinant human epidermal growth factor, a peptide of 53 amino acids that couples with a receptor to activate anabolic metabolism, promoting the synthesis of amino acids and proteins, thus leading to cell division.

The product, considered unique and the first of its kind, is administered directly to the diabetic patient’s ulcerated tissue, generating accelerated healing of the wound. The basic principles of its functioning were based on the research of U.S. scientist Stanley Cohen, in the 1960s, who observed the behavior of many animals which lick their wounds, applying large quantities of saliva, a pattern common among humans, as well, especially when it comes to cuts or burns on our fingers.

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#Trump Policy Towards #Cuba Is Doomed to Fail, Says French Intellectual

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French intellectual Salim Lamrani

By Prensa Latina

French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in an article published today that the policy towards Cuba by the government of Donald Trump in the United States is doomed to fail and clings to an anachronistic strategy.

According to the academician and writer, that policy ‘is doomed to fail and isolate the United States,’ as illustrated by the 2017 vote at the UN General Assembly, in which 191 countries condemned Washington’s economic sanctions against Havana.

By placing the issue in context, Lamrani stated that ‘by returning to a policy based on the hostility towards Cuba, the Trump administration puts an end to the progress made during the presidency of Barack Obama and clings to an anachronistic strategy.’ 

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#Cuba: Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on actions against #Russia

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By Cubaminrex 

STATEMENT BY THE GENERAL DIRECTOR OF PRESS, COMMUNICATION AND IMAGE OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA (MINREX), ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ GALIANO:

WE ARE OBSERVING WITH CONCERN THE EXPULSIONS OF A LARGE NUMBER OF RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS BY THE UNITED STATES AND NATO MEMBER COUNTRIES. THESE ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE RESULTS OF IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE FACTS, DISREGARDING THE DIALOGUE, UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION THAT SHOULD BE PARAMOUNT IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AS A ROUTE TOWARDS THE SOLUTION OF DISAGREEMENTS, ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT OF THE NORMS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER.

CUBA BELIEVES THAT COOPERATION SHOULD PREVAIL OVER CONFRONTATION AT THE SAME TIME AS IT REJECTS THE APPLICATION OF UNILATERAL MEASURES THAT THREATEN INTERNATIONAL STABILITY.

March 28, 2018

 

#Washington approves funds for #subversion in #Cuba and border wall in #Mexico

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The omnibus spending bill approved by the United States Congress last week includes $20 million USD for subversion against Cuba. Photo: The Washington

By  | informacion@granma.cu

The omnibus spending bill approved by the United States Congress last week, to fund the government until mid-2018, includes $20 million USD for subversion against Cuba and $600 million for border security with Mexico, which President Donald Trump plans to use to build a wall.

The amount of money allocated to promote regime change in Cuba, camouflaged under the euphemistic term “democracy programs,” contrasts with the massive cuts to the State Department and United States foreign aid to developing countries.

The funds for subversion were cut by Trump in the 2017 fiscal year, although the real amount dedicated to attacks on Cuba is much greater and comes from varied sources other than Congress.

The controversial Helms-Burton Act of 1996 established the obligation to grant money to these destabilizing programs against the island. Each administration since then has varied the exact figure, which ranges on average between 10 and 20 million dollars.

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