Democrat #Congress Members Defend Better #Cuba-#US Relations

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By Prensa Latina

U.S. Democrat Congress Members visited Cuba this week and defended the approach between both countries started in 2014 to advance to the normalization of relations.

The bicameral delegation was formed by senators Patrick Leahy (Vermont), Ron Wyden (Oregon) and Gary Peters (Michigan) and representatives Jim McGovern (Massachusetts), Kathy Castor (Florida) and Susan Davis (California), who talked in this capital with authorities, small businesspeople and other sectors of society.

In Cuba, legislators criticized the policy followed by president Donald Trump to the island, characterized since his arrival to the White House -in January, 2017- intent on intensifying the economic, commercial and financial blockade enacted over half a century ago and retreat from the progress achieved in 2015 and 2016.

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Cuban President Meets #US Lawmakers

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President Raul Castro hosted in this capital a delegation from the United States Congress led by Democratic Senator from Vermont, Patrick Leahy.

During the meeting in which Democratic Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon and Gary Peters of Michigan also participated, the two sides discussed issues of interest for both countries, according to a report on Cuban TV.

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#Cuba Reiterates that There is No Evidence of Sonic Attacks

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During a meeting of U.S. congresspeople with officials of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Cuba reiterated here today that there is no evidence of the alleged sonic attacks against U.S. diplomats in Cuba.

Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, director general for U.S. Affairs from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, welcomed U.S. congresspeople visiting Cuba and explained them Cuba’s stance, posted the Foreign Ministry on its Twitter account.

In recent months, conservative sectors led by President Donald Trump have used health incidents reported by U.S. diplomats to damage bilateral relations and hinder the rapprochement announced in December 2014, under the presidential term of Barack Obama.

Cuba reiterated that no hostility against foreign representatives in its territory has been or will be allowed, in full accordance with the principles established by the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

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University of #Havana to Improve Links between #Cuba and the #US

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The University of Havana will always have its doors open for academic exchange and deepen relations between the peoples of Cuba and the United States, said the rector of that institution, Gustavo Cobreiro Wednesday.

During a panel on the internationalization of Higher Education held in the context of the 11th International Congress Universidad 2018, Cobreiro explained the importance of strengthening the existing links between scientific entities of the Caribbean island and the northern country.

In the Havana Convention Center, the rector of the University of Havana reported that during the last months, visits by North American academicians to Cuba were frequent.

Also -he pointed out- several projects and investigations were started, and up to now 156 joint actions have already been taken into account, on subjects related to physics, chemistry and biology.

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MEPs to Strengthen Actions against #US #Blockade to #Cuba

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Members of the European Parliament (MEP) reiterated today their willingness to strengthen actions and thus contribute to lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba. The MEPs reiterated their stance during a meeting with vice president of the National Assembly of People’s Power Ana Maria Mari Machado, at the headquarters of the Cuban Parliament.

President of the Nordic Green Left group Gabi Zimmer voiced the interest of parliamentarians to learn about the restrictions set up through the blockade on the purchase of health devices, especially for child services.

She also expressed the MEPs support for Cuba’s claim to close the naval base located in the eastern province of Guantanamo, occupied by the United States Government against the will of the Cuban people and Government.

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#Cuba cannot be crushed

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Cuba will continue along its own path, and as much as submissive and servile lackeys, like the current Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, would like to destroy us, they will never be able to do so.

This according to Cuba’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rogelio Sierra in response to recent interventionist remarks by Almagro regarding Cuba’s electoral process. 

According to Rogelio Sierra, the OAS Secretary General “tried to misrepresent the electoral process underway (in Cuba) in an attempt to de-legitimize it, in a show of support for campaigns against the Cuban Revolution and their allies.”

“The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS),” noted Sierra “has no moral or ethical credibility whatsoever to judge what the Cuban government and people are doing. He is making a big mistake by failing to acknowledge, by ignoring, the Cuban people’s decision to be sovereign and independent,” he stated, in reference to remarks made by Almagro in an event held recently in Miami. 

The main theme of the Secretary General’s speech, with a heavily interventionist tone, was the Cuban electoral process, a subject on which he demonstrated a great lack of understanding. 

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Diplomat Calls Venezuelans to Prepare for Possible Foreign Attack

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Diplomat Roy Chaderton has exhorted the Venezuelans to be prepared for a possible foreign military intervention against the South American country, either by Colombian troops or a coalition formed by the United States.

During the Venezolana de Television program ‘Con Amorín’, the Venezuelan lawyer reiterated the warnings of a probable armed attack against the Latin American nation.

According to Chaderton, a plan similar to that implemented by Washington to achieve the overthrow of the government of Saddam Hussein in Iraq; and Muammar Gaddafi, in Libya, is in execution.

‘We are facing an imminent invasion of troops from neighboring countries backed by the U.S. army, which will bring nothing but desolation and death to Venezuela,’ Chaderton stressed.

He denounced the roles in that plot of the International Criminal Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which he described as institutions established or maintained to defend the interests of the empire.

He also criticized the continuing media campaign against Venezuela from major media, at the service of the rightwing, to increase false information about a supposed democratic disorder in the South American country to justify the aggression.