We are moving toward an economic union between Cuba and Venezuela / Nos encaminamos a la Unión Económica entre Cuba y Venezuela

Closing speech by General of the Army Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, at the 1st Cuba-Venezuela Presidential Summit

Dear and esteemed Venezuelan and Cuban vice presidents and ministers;

Delegates:

We have attended the celebrations for the 57th anniversary of the 26th of July attacks. There could have been no better setting for this meeting.

We have concluded the first Cuba-Venezuela Presidential Summit, which opens up a new stage in our relations, after following a long and intense path, during which the links between our peoples have continued to strengthen, guided by the principles of friendship, cooperation and solidarity. Read more…

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Categories: National, SPEECHES

Speech given by José Ramón Machado Ventura… / Discurso pronunciado por el compañero José Ramón Machado Ventura…

We will continue studying, analyzing and taking decisions that will lead to overcoming our insufficiencies in all orders
• We will act without populist, demagogic or deceptive solutions
• Venezuela has every right to defend itself and can always count on the steadfast support of all the Cuban people

Speech given by José Ramón Machado Ventura at the central event for the 57th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons, in Villa Clara, July 26, 2010, Year 52 of the Revolution

GENERAL of the Army Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers.

Compañeros Rafael Ramírez and Ricardo Menéndez, vice presidents of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the other ministers and members of the delegation from that sister nation who are honoring us today with their presence at this event. Read more…

Categories: National, SPEECHES

Mensaje de Antonio Guerrero – 07/25/2010

DESDE FLORENCE ARTE III

Queridos amigos:

Aqui otro fragmento del ensayo y mi ultimo poema de los que titule SOLEDADES PARA MIS SOLEDADES.  Read more…

Fidel pays tribute to the 26th of July martyrs in Artemisa / Rindió homenaje Fidel a los Mártires del 26 de Julio en Artemisa

WITH his khaki shirt of 1,000 battles, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz paid tribute last Saturday morning to the martyrs of the 26th of July at the mausoleum to their honor in Artemisa, Habana province.

Accompanied by Commanders of the Revolution Ramiro Valdés Menéndez and Guillermo García Frías; Ramón Pez Ferro and Gelasio Fernández, combatants from Artemisa in the assault on the Moncada Garrison; and other invited guests, the leader of the Revolution evoked countless memories of preparations for and the heroic action on July 26, 1953, and particularly emphasized the huge contribution of the Artemisa combatants. Read more…

Categories: National

Moncada: 57 años después

            En Santiago de Cuba, en el barrio del Tivolí, al lado de las escalinatas del Padre Pico, está una casa pequeña que la gente del barrio llama cariñosamente “la casita de Fidel”. Read more…

Categories: Solidarity

Mensaje de Antonio Guerrero – 07/24/2010

DESDE FLORENCE ARTE II

Queridos amigos:

Todo ha vuelto a su totalidad normalidad por aca. Los fines de semana los aporvecho para pintar, ya que dispongo de mas horas para ir al local donde puedo hacer ese tipo de actividad. La pasada semana hice un retrato de mi madre. Read more…

21st Pastors for Peace Caravan Arrives in Cuba / Llegó a Cuba XXI Caravana de la Amistad Pastores por la Paz

The 21st Pastors for Peace Caravan arrived in Cuba on Friday, July 23, carrying an important donation that includes vehicles, medical and sports equipment, and teaching materials for Cuban children,

Reverend Lucius Walker, leader of the Pastors for Peace religious organization, is heading a caravan made up by 85 people from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Germany, England and Mexico. Read more…

Categories: Solidarity