#US Coalition Welcomes New Bill against #Blockade of #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

Washington.- The coalition Engage Cuba welcomed today the presentation in the US Senate of a bill aimed at lifting the blockade of Cuba imposed by Washington more than 55 years ago.

The president of the coalition, James Williams celebrated that democratic Senator Ron Wyden had introduced the U.S.-Cuba Trade Act of 2017, which repeals outdated sanctions on Cuba and establishes normal trade relations with the island nation.

Williams, as member of a coalition in favor of ending the economic, trade and financial blockade, highlighted that six other members of the Democratic Party, Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, Richard Durbin, Tom Udall, Patty Murray and Jeff Merkley, cosponsored the bill.

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The #US establishment against the rest of the world

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By Thierry Meyssan/Red Voltaire 

The US ruling class feels threatened by the international changes prompted by President Trump. It has just united in order to force him under the guardianship of Congress. In a law which was voted almost unanimously, it has re-introduced sanctions against North Korea, Iran and Russia, and has unravelled the investments of the European Union and those of China. For them, it is essential to block the President’s policy of cooperation and development, and to return to the Wolfowitz doctrine of confrontation and suzerainty.

It is a scandal without precedent. The White House Secretary General, Reince Priebus, was part of the plot designed to destabilise President Trump and prepare for his destitution. He was the source of daily leaks which trouble the political life of the United States, in particular those concerning the alleged collusion between Trump’s team and the Kremlin [1]. By dismissing him, President Trump has entered into conflict with the establishment of the Republican party, of which Priebus is the ex-President.

Let’s note as we go that none of these leaks concerning the agendas and the contacts between those concerned have provided the slightest proof of the allegations made.

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#USA-#Cuba, Another Context after two Years of New Diplomatic Ties

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By Diony Sanabia/Prensa Latina

Washington.- The reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba came on July 20 to its second anniversary marked by a decline in bilateral ties due to Washington”s new hard line stance.

On June 16, US President Donald Trump announced changes in his administration towards Cuba, which will reverse some of the actions launched by his predecessor, Barack Obama that had started on December 17, 2014.

On that day, former President Obama and Cuban Head of State Raul Castro announced that both countries would begin a process aimed at normalizing their ties. As part of the initiative, Havana and Washington held several rounds of talks on different issues in both capitals, and reopened their respective embassies in the summer of 2015.

During more than two years and until January 20 this year when Obama left the White House and Trump took power, Cuba and the United States had adopted 22 bilateral agreements in order to advance the common purpose stated.

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#Solidarity with #Cuba in #NewYork

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After 55 years and twelve US governments, the blockade against Cuba remains in place

 

By Prensa Latina

The solidarity movement with Cuba in New York and New Jersey is preparing actions to demand the lifting of the US blockade against the island of Cuba, said activist Frank Vergara here Tuesday.

In his statements to Prensa Latina, Vergara, coordinator of the solidarity movement, said that activities to accompany a new vote against the US economic, commercial and financial blockade in the United Nations, will be in the center of the campaign.

The UN General Assembly will hold a debate on the initiative that is after the stop of the unilateral and extra-territorial sanctions by Washington against Cuba in the beginnings of November.

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#US Activist Rebuffs Donald #Trump´s Measures on #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

US President Donald Trump’s actions toward Cuba must be rejected by those supporting the end of the economic, financial and trade blockade, the US activist Gloria La Riva said.

La Riva, who is leading US solidarity movement with Cuba and Venezuela, said in an interview released last night by Cubavision T.V. channel that ads such as restricting US travel to the Caribbean island led to the rejection of activists.

She stated that the challenge to the economic encirclement imposed by Washington to Havana since 1962 is still growing.

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#Cuba denounces an international operation, led by the #US, against #Venezuela

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Enough of interferences, of conciliábulos, of betrayals to the Bolivarian spirit “, indicates the Declaration. Photo AVN

By  | internet@granma.cu

This Sunday, July 30, 2017, during elections for the National Constituent Assembly in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Venezuelan people demonstrated to the world that they are in full possession of their sovereign rights, and are firmly on the side of peace, in defense of citizen security, of independence and self-determination in their homeland, as they have been throughout the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, since Bolívar.

Venezuela poured out to the polls as never before in a constituent process. This people, that challenged barricades, blocked streets, economic sabotage, and international threats, defeated with their votes the strategy of imperialism, the oligarchies, and an opposition which has not hesitated to unleash the most brutal expressions of cruelty. The cynicism of those who attempt to blame the government, and the defenders of the people, for crimes committed is offensive.

Cuba denounces the implementation of a well planned international operation, directed from Washington with the support of the OAS General Secretary, intended to silence the voice of the Venezuelan people, ignore their expressed will, and impose surrender with attacks and economic sanctions.

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Unbelievable! #Mexico and the #CIA vs. #Venezuela

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By Orlando Oramas León *

Mexico (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration abandoned in an unvarnished way his traditional Estrada doctrine in foreign policy, after announcing he would collaborate with the U.S. government in its sanctions against Venezuela.

The Mexican Undersecretary of Finance, Vanessa Rubio, said Peña Nieto’s administration will hand Venezuela’s fiscal and financial information on Venezuelan officials and civil servants against whom Washington dictated sanctions.

This action goes against the diplomacy of respect to sovereignty of third countries that for decades was worthy of international recognition.

Rubio alleged the decision responds to agreements of bilateral and multilateral cooperation to detect ‘possible illicit doings.

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