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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#Cuba Demands at #UN-#Geneva the End of #US #Blockade

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By Prensa Latina 

Cuba’s ambassador at UN headquarters in Geneva, Pedro Luis Pedroso, demanded in this Swiss city the cessation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States, diplomatic sources informed today.

During the 37th regular session of the Human Rights Council, the diplomat also demanded the return of the territory illegally occupied by the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo province, according to a statement.

‘Cuba will continue its struggle because its society is as fair as possible. We will persist in defending the right of the Cuban people to give themselves the political system they consider, and follow self-determination without any interference,’ he said.

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#Venezuela Asks #UN to Send Mission to Observe #Elections

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By Prensa Latina

Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition parties repeated their request to the United Nations to send a mission to observe and monitor the May 20 elections, local media reported today.

In statements published in the newspaper Ultimas Noticias, Venezuelan Ambassador at the UN Samuel Moncada noted that at a meeting on Tuesday with officials from that multilateral organization, the appointment of an exploratory group to travel to the South American country and report to Secretary General António Guterres was discussed.

Moncada pointed out that the presence of government and opposition representatives at the meeting, held at the UN headquarters in New York, in the United States, confirmed the Venezuelans’ will to solve political conflicts democratically and with transparency.

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#Cuba Reiterates Its Commitment to Human #Rights at #UN-#Geneva

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Cuba: Humans with rights

By Prensa Latina

Cuba’s ambassador to the UN Office in Geneva, Pedro Luis Pedroso, has reiterated his country”s commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights, diplomatic sources informed today.

After addressing the General Segment of the 37th regular session of the Human Rights Council, the diplomat highlighted the priority attention to issues such as access to health services and higher quality education, greater protection and social assistance, food security and sustainable access to drinking water, among others.

‘Achieving greater social justice and well-being for all our people, in the exercise of the broadest freedoms recognized by the Constitution and laws, is one of the objectives of the updating of the Cuban economic and social development model,’ he said.

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#UN expert rejects claims of a humanitarian crisis in #Venezuela

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By   | informacion@granma.cu

Alfred De Zayas, an independent expert of the United Nations (UN), acknowledged the negative effects of the economic war in Venezuela, but rejected claims that the South American country is today experiencing a humanitarian crisis.

Following a visit to Venezuela, the UN expert on the Promotion of an International Democratic and Equitable Order, speaking to teleSUR, stressed: “I have compared the statistics of Venezuela with that of other countries and there is no humanitarian crisis, of course there is scarcity, anxiety and shortages but anyone who has worked for decades for the United Nations and knows the situation of countries in Asia, Africa and some of the Americas, knows that the situation in Venezuela is not a humanitarian crisis.”

De Zayas highlighted the impact of the media on the international perception of the situation in the country, which in many cases fails to reflect the true situation in the country. “Venezuela suffers an economic war, a financial blockade, suffers a high level of smuggling and, of course, needs international solidarity to solve these problems,” he emphasized.

#US Takes Crusade against #Venezuela to #UN

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By Prensa Latina

The members of the United Nations Security Council are debating today the situation in Venezuela at an informal meeting promoted by the United States, as part of its crusade against the government of that South American country. 

It is a meeting under the so-called Arria Formula, which does not constitute an event as such of the Council, it is not held in its meeting hall, nor does it force all 15 members of that body to participate in it.

Anyway, it is a dangerous maneuver by Washington and its allies to seek international support and involve the United Nations in the efforts to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution.

The meeting, organized by the United States with support from Italy, which is chairing the Securing Council this month, includes among its speakers officials and activists who have a critical and, in some cases, aggressive stance on Venezuela.

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#USA Revives Cold War with #Blockade on #Cuba

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By Waldo Mendiluza/Prensa Latina 

Nicaraguan Deputy Foreign Minister, Maria Rubiales, has warned here today that the U.S. defense of its blockade on Cuba returns the international community to the Cold War era.

It seems that we are returning to times that already seemed over, she told Prensa Latina, regarding Washington’s commitment to bet on the maintenance of the economic, commercial and financial siege to the island, rejected once again yesterday at the UN General Assembly.

Rubiales, who is also the Nicaraguan ambassador to the United Nations, also highlighted the support of 191 of 193 UN member countries to a new resolution, the 26th consecutively adopted in that forum since 1992, on the necessity to end a current blockade for more than 50 years.

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