"ON the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, I convey my fraternal greetings to the Cuban people, the Communist Party of Cuba and the government" Greetings from Respected Communist Leader Jyoti Basu to Cuba.
Philip Agee ,a former CIA covert operations officer,who now lives in Havana,writes about how United States imports subversion and civic unrest to overthrow Governments hostile to it.
It could loose strength but it is already raining in most of the country. It’s raining on farming areas absolutely drenched by the recent rainfalls. The water reservoirs filled up to almost full capacity due to hurricanes Gustav and Ike will be releasing water on cultivated fields and valleys. This already happened at the end of August and early September. This hurricane has been given the misleading name of Paloma.
Hurricane Paloma struck Cuba earlier in the month, compounding the damage and economic losses the island experienced in the last few months after hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Fidel Castro in his reflections about preparations for Hurricane Paloma in Cuba urged the people to learn from every such event about the consequences of climate change and ecological unbalance and rejected any offer of pious assistance from the chief of the empire. "We Cubans can affirm that it is fortunate that we have a Revolution. Nobody died because, as usual, nobody was left unprotected." observed Maria Julia Mayoral after Cuba bore the brunt of Hurricane Paloma.
AROUND 35,000 Cuban health specialists are providing free or paid services in the world. Furthermore, some young doctors from countries such as Haiti and others among the poorest of the Third World are working in their homelands thanks to the assistance provided by Cuba. In Latin America, our main contribution has been the ophthalmologic surgeries that will help to preserve the eyesight of millions of people. In addition, we are assisting in the training of tens of thousands of young medical students from other nations, both in and outside Cuba.
IT is now ten years since September 12, 1998 when five fighters against terrorism, three Cubans and two US citizens of Cuban descent were arrested on the remarkable charge of being “illegal officers” of Cuba’s Directorate of Intelligence, about whose real status the US authorities were vague. They were young, talented and well-educated human beings whose lives are being destroyed by a savage regime.
Reading the cables will suffice.
In the reflection I wrote the day before yesterday I expressed that Cuba would not accept any donation from the government that imposes a blockade against it, and that in the Note Verbale sent to the Interest Section of the United States we had requested authorization so that the US companies could sell to us construction material. Said Note did not make any reference whatsoever to foodstuffs. There was an additional request for the trade in those materials to take place under normal conditions, with credits included, something that is only logical considering that for eight years our country has been paying in cash for the few commodities that the US companies are authorized to export to Cuba.
WHEN the U.S. government hypocritically offered $100,000 as aid in the face of the disaster brought about by Hurricane Gustav, subject to an on-site inspection to confirm the damage, the response was that Cuba is unable to accept any donations from the country that is blockading us; that the damage had already been calculated and that what we were calling for was that it not prevent the export of essential materials and credits associated with commercial operations.
Fidel Castro reflects on the Western media’s reaction to his views on the Olympic Games in China
The remarkable success of Cuba in sustaining socialism and the remarkable challenges that the island nation faces in sustaining socialism are remarked upon by Saul Landau in ZNET.