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Women in Cuba

Marking #WomensHistoryMonth, we take a look at the incredible gains the Cuban Revolution has made in women's equality and liberation.

Posted by teleSUR English on Saturday, March 19, 2016

For the 24th consecutive time the world massively rejected the  U.S. economic war against the people of Cuba. On October 27, 2015, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly condemned the U.S. economic blockade of that island nation by resoundingly voting in favour of the resolution, "Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba."  With a vote of 191 to 2 (the largest repudiation yet, with  only the U.S. and Israel in opposition and no abstentions) the international community underscored the isolation of Washington in world public opinion and the determination to resist the  diktat of empire. As the the Nicaraguan representative stated: "The whole world is with Cuba."  The resounding UN vote represents not only a victory for Cuba but also a victory for all those who struggle to defend the inalienable and inviolable right of all peoples to self-determination and independence.

Article Unfairly Slams Cuba PDF Print E-mail

Published on July 28th 2015 in the Toronto Star

Re: An in-line society in an online era, World July 25

I was saddened and to read this shallow and negative article about Cuban lineups. How sad to see this article, particularly on the eve of one of Cuba’s important dates: July 26 commemorating the attack on the dictator Batista’s Moncada barracks. The Cubans are celebrating 62 years of defending independence, justice and dignity.

Yet, the Star chose to re-print a trivial and critical article from the May 31 Washington Post. The Cuban athletes just finished participating in the Pan Am games, winning 96 medals and standing fourth, an outstanding achievement for a small country, yet the Star stoops to write about lineups in Cuba.

Are you not aware of the 50-year-plus U.S. economic blockade against Cuba and its effects on the economy and the availability of goods, and the blockades impact on internet service which in Cuba has to depend on satellites?

And what about lineups in Toronto? I have stood in long lineups for our overcrowded transit at rush hour, at Tim Hortons, banks, license renewal offices, and, yes, even at the supermarkets.

Rather than re-publishing negative articles about Cuba from the United States, why not write about the important things that Cuba has accomplished in its free education system, the environment, sports and culture and its remarkable international humanitarian medical assistance around the world?

Elizabeth Hill, president
Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association, Toronto

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Havana Might Be One of the New 7 Wonder Cities PDF Print E-mail

Havana CityRadio Angulo - 27 November 2014 - Havana has huge chances of becoming one of the seven wonder cities of modern world, asserted Jean Paul de la Fuente, head of Value Development of the New 7 Wonder Foundation of Switzerland, who is on a visit to Cuba until Thursday.
The final list in which Havana could appear will be released on December 7, so in a meeting with the press the executive asked for Cuban support for the campaign with that purpose, with the creation and expansion of vote mechanisms throughout Cuba.

The process of voting on line to choose the seven wonder cities began in 2012 with over 1,200 nominations of approximately 220 countries, and on October 7, 2013, the list with the initial 300 aspirants was made public.
Later, the number of cities was reduced to 28 and on October 7 the 14 finalists were presented.
These cities are: Barcelona (Spain), Beirut (Lebanon), Chicago (the United States), Doha (Qatar), Durban (South Africa), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), La Paz (Bolivia), London (the United Kingdom), Mexico City (Mexico), Perth (Australia), Quito (Ecuador), Reykjavik (Island), Havana (Cuba) and Vigan (the Philippines). / Source: ACN.

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What Lies Across the WaterThe book is the result of an exhaustive research effort, including the author’s review of more than 20,000 pages of court records of the longest case in U.S. history, that he presents in a clear and objective narrative. Kimber’s style is riveting from the first page to the last as he leads the reader through the twists and turns of their mission leading up to the arrest of the Cuban 5. The book shows how embedded the case is in U.S. – Cuba relations while being so hidden from the U.S. public. Stephen Kimber is a professor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax and an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster.

What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five is available as an ebook from

You can also order it directly from the publisher, Fernwood, or from online bookstores, including Amazon as either a paperback or ebook.


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