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Fidel Castro – Great Revolutionary Leader with Vision and Wisdom.

Posted by QB on May 6, 2008

This is what Fidel Castro said about turning food into fuel. There is nothing that I can add to his words.

“More than three billion people in the world are being condemned to a premature death from hunger and thirst,” Mr. Castro wrote in his first column.

“It is not an exaggeration; this is rather a conservative figure,” he wrote, criticizing plans to turn food crops into fuel as a “sinister idea” hatched by the Bush administration and the U.S. auto industry.”

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Fidel Castro criticizes US democracy and voting system.

Posted by QB on October 29, 2007

On the eve of balloting, Castro hailed the country’s electoral process as superior to that of its northern neighbour, the United States, which also is in the throes of a protracted election campaign.

“Our elections are the antithesis of those held in United States … There, first you have to be very rich, or have an enormous amount of money behind you,” said Castro in an editorial in the official daily, Granma.

In the United States, “to be elected president, you need hundreds of millions (of dollars), which come straight out of the coffers of the big monopolies. A candidate can win who actually got a minority of the popular vote,” Castro marvelled, in a jab at US President George W. Bush who, thanks to the unusual US electoral college system, won the presidency in 2000 even though Al Gore won the popular vote.

“There is fraud, trickery, ethnic discrimination and even violence,” Castro said of the US electoral system.

Fidel Castro is right.

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Bush – Iran Nuclear Weapon lead to WWIII.

Posted by QB on October 18, 2007

Bush suppose to talk to the reporter on domestic issue on Wednesday instead he talked about Iran Nuclear Weapons. The moron said that Iran Nuclear Weapon could “leads to WWIII”,

“I’ve told people that if you’re interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing” the Iranians from gaining the means to make nuclear weapons, he said.

Who are these people? I believe are the American people, who have become paranoid by Bush regime fear mongering that they will immediately believe what he is saying because they are brain washed by government and mainstream media propaganda. The recent poll taken recently show that majority of Americans want military action against Iran without realizing the consequences of such attack. Bush statement is complete lie again, it is the US government and its European allies, who will be lead to WWIII. Putin is right advising direct talks to solve the issues with Iran. Bush again is hiding the truth by not telling the people that Iran is ten years away from developing nuclear bomb, if they are wanted to develop nuclear weapon, Iran insists that their nuclear program is for peaceful energy purposes. IAEA blasted US Intelligence report. Bush repeated the biggest propaganda lie that Ahmadinejad wanted to destroy Israel. The fact is that media has overplayed this “Wipe off the map” propaganda ignoring Ahmadinejad actual sentence which was “The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time”, the Imam in this sentence was Khomeini. CNN Fox News and the European print media spread rumors instead of actual news with biased to achieve the goals of Zionist. The majority of Americans and European believe that Ahmadinejad wanted to “Wipe Israel off the map” is excellent example of twisting the facts. Ahmadinejad called for regime change in Israel not the destruction of people and country. Putin support Iran peaceful nuclear program.

The US and its European allies stupid polices will lead to WWIII. This is what Fidel Castro said couple of days back, Fidel Castro is right that Bush policies the world to disaster. It is great to know that Fidel Castro think like me which is an honor from oldest revolutionary leader alive.

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Vicente Fox, Fidel Castro, Iraq.

Posted by QB on September 21, 2007

The former Mexican President Vicente Fox book which will be coming out in next few days has some very strong harsh comments about his amigo Bush. Vicente Fox according CNN reporter called Bush “windshield cowboy”, “Cockiest person he ever meet” and also he is surprised how “Bush has make it to White House”. The people who read my blog know that I am very critical of Bush policies but what Vicente Fox has written is wrong. He and Bush meet plenty of time have friendly talks have dinner at the same table and they agree on all the policies. Vicente Fox should have told Bush on his face what he thinks about him but I believe diplomacy which infact is hypocrisy stopped him for telling his real feeling. Bush here has my sympathy for showing strong character refusing to comment on these remarks by his friend Vicente Fox.

Fidel Castro tapped interview will be broadcast on Cuba TV in response to rumors of his death.

US General said that only 16% of Baghdad is secure and they don’t have any control of Sadr City. This shows the real picture and  proved that MoveOn  all analysis is correct.

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Democracy Diplomacy Venezuelan & Cuban Governments comparison with US.

Posted by QB on July 28, 2007

The present Bush regime with mainstream media and European countries love to spread false propaganda against Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez accususing them of dictators and rogue nations who hates America for its open democracy. The fact is opposite that Bush regime and its European allies are the most closed minded undiplomatic non tolerant governments who wants all the other countries to adopt their corrupt version of democracy. The democracy and diplomacy are put aside with Bush regime in White House with their agenda of taking control of the world with uniliteral invasion and occupation to protect their way of life and impose their corrupt version of big corporations democracy.

Bush also believe that not talking to Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Iran and North Korea is some kind of punishment which these countries deserve. The US foreign relations are so screwed up by Bush that it will be exactly same if Hilary Clinton get elected. Hilary Clinton will not talk to the governments white according to them are hostile towards US. Raul Castro speaking to crowd of 100,000 Cubans offered to open talks with new US administration if they give up their arrogance and talk in civilized manner. Hugo Chavez always always said that he wants the better relations with US whoever is in office after Bush.

Cuba celebrated the anniversary of its revolution today without its long time leader. In charge the brother of ailing leader Fidel Castro. And he’s offering a deal, Raul Castro, that is, a deal to the United States, reforms and talks, once the Bush administration he says is out of power.The president was temporarily handing over power, his aide announced. For the first time since 1959, Fidel Castro was not charge of Cuba. The government said only that he had been forced to undergo intestinal surgery. He’s widely believed to suffer from diverticulitis, inflamation of a pouch in the intestine wall.But those who predicted Cuba’s communist system would collapse in his absence were wrong. At a year with Raul Castro at the helm little has changed. Tens of thousands turned out waving their flags for the July 26th celebration. In Fidel’s traditional place, Raul stressed Cuba’s stability.RAUL CASTRO, CUBAN LEADER : These have been difficult months though with the opposite effect expected by our enemies who are hoping for chaos and Cuban socialism to collapse.

R. CASTRO : If the new U.S. authorities would finally put their arrogance aside and decide to talk in a civilized way, it would be a welcome change. If not, we’re ready to continue to confront their policy of hostility, even if it takes another 50 years.

A group of eight students from the United States has graduated from a medical school in Cuba.

The students are from a deprived background and could not afford to train as doctors in the US.

They are among hundreds of students from across America and Africa to be given scholarships by Cuba.

It is illegal for Americans to visit Cuba but an exception was given to this program following a deal between Fidel Castro’s government and members of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington.

One of the students, Evelyn Erickson from New York, says the scholarship was all-inclusive.

“Cuba has given us a full scholarship with free room and board, we get everything from books, even uniforms,” she said.

“But the conditions are that we go back to our communities or wherever we’re needed and we provide health care.
“And that’s what we really want to do so we’re actually looking forward to it.”

Wolf Blitzer called Cuban leaders tyrant ignoring all the good news. Cuba is training hundreds of doctors from around the world with full scholarship to provide cheap medical care for poor. This is very admirable policy of Cuba should and must be appreciated and reported.
Hugo Chavez who is also called dictator is very popular democratically elected beloved President of Venezuela winning thee elections. Hugo Chavez policies which are benefiting the poor are better than US government policies of big corporations protection. Hugo Chavez is facing harsh criticism from rich privileged class backed by CIA and Bush regime.

Hugo Chavez achievements.
The construction of thousands of free medical clinics for the poor.
The institution of educational campaigns that have reportedly made more than one million adult Venezuelans literate.
The enactment of food and housing subsidies.
The government earmarked 44.6% of the 2007 budget for social investment, with 1999-2007 averaging 12.8% of GDP.

US only approve democracy when it is in its own interest. US does not like the democratic government leaders democratically elected in Ecuador, Nicaragua and Bolivia. The other problem with US democracy is the voters keep electing the same two parties candidates from last 100 years without evening thinking intelligently throwing them out of power with electing third parties candidates or independents. The real change will be if US voters reject all the corrupt politicians including Hilary Clinton Rudy Giuliani Mitt Romney and elect Dennis Kucinich who is honest politician for a real change. Vote for any third party Candidate for Senate and House of Representative seat and this will be the real change.

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Hugo Chavez and Latin America & Middle East.

Posted by QB on May 25, 2007

Hugo Chavez who is the most hated person in USA and its European allies to me is courageous passionate peace loving person who wanted to improve the lives of common people not only in his country but for whole poor Latin Americans. Hugo Chavez is also considered the greatest threat for USA but the truth is the other-way around. USA is a real threat to Venezuela and Hugo Chavez, its people and their Oil as long as Bush mafia is in control. Bush did try to topple Hugo Chavez government down with the help of CIA and corrupt Venezuelans elite which failed.

This are few Hugo Chavez achievements. Poverty went down to 34% from 40%, free health care for Venezuelans, building cheap housing for poor, education. Hugo Chavez also helped the poor neighboring countries in building hospitals, providing he subsidized oil, subsidized fertilizers for the farmers. Hugo Chavez is savior in Cuba who has hired doctors and other professionals and it is his efforts which has improved the lives of Cubans with higher standard of living and more quantities and varieties of food in market.

Hugo Chavez is a real hero and a true leader. Hugo Chavez friendship with the last revolutionary alive Fidel Castro is also criticised by USA and its European allies. The majority of ignorant American believe that Fidel Castro is some kind of monster which of-course is not true and they blame him for poor economy and poverty which again is propaganda. The truth is Cubans are suffering from last 45 years because of brutal US embargo. Forbes magazine published report that Fidel Castro personal wealth is over 900 million dollars in foreign banks. Fidel Castro blasted Forbes magazine and US imperialists for three hours on TV and challenged them to prove this false accusation. Fidel Castro promised to resign from the government if they prove that he even have any foreign account with 1 dollar balance.

The other example of this kind of propaganda is Kim Jong Il who in the west is known as some kind of mentally unstable crazy person. The truth if you analyze the North Korea situation the country’s poor are suffering due to US sanctions. Kim Jong Il is more sane than George W. Bush who know the consequences of starting a military conflict with South Korea and his threats are simply to seek the attention of international community so he can get some favors.

Democracy is good and dictatorship is evil maybe the good slogan for US but in reality people really don’t care much about the government or the head of State as long as they have security and financial stability. The good US democracy don’t have free medical for all US citizens and there are 49 million poor who don’t have any medical insurance. The good US democracy is not providing cheap eduction (Venezuela has free eduction, but not sure).

I believe that it is not the responsibility of US and its European allies to invade country for regime change. The people of the country can and they have the capability and the power to topple down any evil dictator of their country. Why Fidel Castro is still in power? The answer to this question is that because he had the support of Cubans and that is why there is no real opposition build up against his government. Saddam Hussein came into power with the support of US government and CIA. Saddam Hussein enjoyed power because majority of the Iraqis feel that comfortable with him except Kurd terrorists and Shiites. Iraqis if they were so against Saddam Hussein they could have toppled him down with people power like now they are fighting against the superpower of the world for their freedom.

Hugo Chavez has started common socialists reforms which are spreading in Latin America like wild fire with Nicaragua, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador has leftist governments developing close relationship with neighboring country which will bring financial stability for the common people. Hugo Chavez is the fresh breeze which will shape Latin America very better way.

Hugo Chavez has to implement tough policies to fight the increasing crimes in Caracas and had to start projects which benefits poor people. Hugo Chavez if really don’t know that crime and housing are the main grievances of poor people than he is as much disconnected with reality as George W. Bush. Hugo Chavez cannot claim to be the leader of poor if he really don’t know their problems.

This is not new post was written very poorly long time ago. I just try to correct the spellings and try to improve the quality for people interest.

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World Support for Cuba at WTO.

Posted by QB on May 23, 2007

Geneva, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Seven countries reiterated their support for Cuba s demands against the US at a meeting of the World Trade Organization s Dispute Settlement Body.

Brazil, China, Venezuela, Nicaragua, India, Bolivia, and Vietnam expressed their solidarity with the Cuban cause over Washington s lack of progress to accomplish resolutions and recommendations by the WTO mechanism.

The delegations from those countries highlighted the US keeps violating the juridical principle contained in the Dispute Settlement Understanding, dealing with prompt fulfilment of rulings.

Similarly, they expressed dissatisfaction with the US report for being too brief and repetitive.

On Tuesday, Cuba slammed the US for its open maneuvers to reinforce illegal, unilateral measures attempting against its free trade and development.

Jorge Ferrer, minister-counselor of the Cuban permanent mission at the UN, said at the WTO Dispute Settlement mechanism that Washington repeats the same speech each month.

US President George W. Bush has reiterated he will veto any congressional bill aimed at softening or removing the White House anti-Cuba measures, he sustained.

Source : Latin American News Agency.

There is another report that US farmers will sign USD 150 million dollars with Cuba signing deal for Agriculture products. This is something that can happen with only US oppressive one sided policies which keep the American open to earn money from the country which has suffered so much with US embargo. Cuban government has spend USD 2.2 billion since 2001 buying American farm products.

Fidel Castro why are your government so much cash flow into US economy who wants Cubans to suffer and the whole country destroyed with embargo. Why not buy all the agriculture and farm products from some friendly country? China or any other Latin American country.

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Miami plans big party when Castro dies.

Posted by QB on January 29, 2007

Digusting. The people of Miami are so full of hatred that they are planning Fidel Castro celebration when he dies. Are these morons will live forever? Fidel Castro is old sick man who will die some day just like all of us die because no human is imortal. Celebrating someone’s death is the most stupid thing to do.

Miami plans big party when Castro dies.

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Hugo Chavez under Western media attacks.

Posted by QB on October 18, 2006

The US and European press is criticizing Hugo Chavez with their propaganda by criticising the good work he is doing since he took office for the poor people of Venezuela as well as providing financial help to the neighboring countries and all around the world. The business news published in Globe and Mail today had a very stupid analysis related to OPEC meeting which will be held in Qatar to look into the declining oil prices. The Globe and mail news is suggesting that OPEC will reject Hugo Chavez proposal of cutting the oil production to boast the prices which will hurt him in comming December election. The US business news also falsely reported that Venezuela is running the budget deficit which is a lie as they have budget surplus.

He has used the country’s petrodollars to fund social programs that have garnered him tremendous support among the poor in Venezuela, where he faces an increasingly competitive election in seven weeks. He also financed international aid commitments that bolstered his image abroad, including his as-yet unsuccessful attempt this week to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

The Globe and Mail business news said that Hugo Chavez social program done for the poor are something very bad. The Globe and Mail correspondent SHAWN MCCARTHY is misreporting that Hugo Chavez is up for a competitive election. The truth is Hugo Chavez is way ahead of his opponent with over 51% to 22% which really does not make this election very compititive. Hugo Chavez good deeds are also projected as evil because providing financial help to Cuba and other Latin American countries does not look bad in any way no matter what intentions he had in his heart.

This is what Guardian has written in one of their article about Hugo Chavez. Since his election as president in 1998, Mr Chávez has won support from the poor by using oil revenues to fund Barrio Adentro, a programme of free clinics, Misión Robinson, a literacy programme, and subsidised state-run shops known as mercals. Mr Chavez, who is running against Manuel Rosales, governor of the state of Zulia, is expected to win on December 3, and is reaching out to those unhappy with his ties to Cuba and anti-US rhetoric.

Hugo Chavez good diplomatic and economic relations with Cuba Bolivia Argentina and Brazil is something Bush regime must learn instead of criticizing. The US and Western press and media try to potray Hugo Chavez who is trying to take over Latin America with his socialists revolution is again false propaganda. Hugo Chavez do support the socialists in other countries elections just like US support the religious Christian candidates who are the protector of their interests in their countries. Hugo Chavez supporting socialists in Latin America is for the betterment of poor people to provide them facilities education and better life. Bush regime support for Christian conservatives is for the protection of their big corporations and keep explioting Latin Americas natural resources.

The socialists revolution is on the rise in Latin America and if Latin Americans do not fall into US and Western media propaganda they can have the better life. CIA killed Che Guevara in Bolivia to eliminiate the evil communism threat and now after 40 years Boliva had the socialists President Evo Morales. US failed and Che Guevara win.

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UN General Assembly 61th Session. Speech By Esteban Lazo, Head Of The Cuban Delegation.

Posted by QB on September 26, 2006

DRAFT SPEECH BY ESTEBAN LAZO, HEAD OF THE CUBAN
DELEGATION TO THE 61st SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
GENERAL ASSEMBLY, NEW YORK
Mrs. President,
Mr. Secretary General,
Your Excellencies:
A mere four days ago, the 14th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Cuba was concluded. Today, I speak on behalf of the Movement’s Chairman, President Fidel Castro, fulfilling our obligation to inform this Assembly of the main decisions agreed on at the Summit Conference held in Havana. As First Vice-President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba Raúl Castro said in his opening speech: “The current international situation, characterised by the one superpower’s irrational attempts to control the world, aided by its allies, shows that we need to be increasingly united In defence of the principles and purposes upon which the Non-aligned Movement was established, which are those enshrined In the international law and the Charter of the United Nations.” While the founding of the Movement was necessary more than four decades ago, its continued relevance in today’s world is beyond doubt. The NAM Summit held in Cuba was an indisputable success, in spite of the threats and pressures of those who oppose the unity and common efforts of the countries of the South. The Summit saw high levels of participation, both in terms of the number of countries which attended the conference and that of Heads of State or Government. Profound and fruitful debates were held, in an atmosphere of true understanding, unity and cohesion, which allowed for the adoption of documents of crucial importance to the future of the Non-Aligned Movement.

As the new Chairman, Cuba was given clear mandates and an action program which shall govern its activities as head of the Movement. As a result of the Summit, the Non-Aligned Movement has been strengthened and, consequently, so has the political unity of the countries of the South. The diverse and heterogeneous nature of the Movement’s membership, far from weakening it, constitutes its essential strength. These features have allowed for the creation of solid consensuses that are a positive contribution to our efforts to overcome the many and serious challenges humanity faces today. The commendable work of Malaysia as the Movement’s Chairman overt he last three years was acknowledged at the Summit. There was no cause of or demand by a South country which was not duly considered by or which did not meet with the support of the Movement. The urgent need to make progress in the defense of multilateralism, to demand
respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all States and ensure the full realization of our peoples’ right to development and peace were ratified at the Summit as the Movement’s principles . The Heads of State or Government decided to work to suppress acts of aggression and other actions contrary to the preservation of peace and to encourage the
peaceful settlement of international conflicts. The Summit called on all nations to abstain from the use of force or from
threatening to use force against the territorial integrity or independence of any State. Participating nations promoted the development of relations of friendship based on respect towards the principle of equal rights and the will of all peoples to
struggle against foreign occupation. They urged nations to extend international cooperation with a view to overcoming
the serious economic, social, cultural and h humanitarian challenges t hat face the world and to promote respect towards the human rights and fundamental liberties of all and for the benefit of all. The fundamental and inalienable right of all peoples to self-determination was reaffirmed in Havana. Non-Aligned countries agreed that world peace and security are today more i mperiled than ever as a result, among other factors, of the growing trend of the most powerful States to resort to unilateral measures and to the threat of preemptive wars.

The Movement’s commitment to general and complete disarmament and nuclear disarmament i n p articular, under strict and efficient international monitoring, was underscored. The Summit also reaffirmed the basic and inalienable right of all
States to research, development, production and the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, and to be free from any kind of discrimination in this connection, in conformity with their respective international obligations. In addition to this, the Summit clearly and firmly pronounced itself against terrorism, double standards in international relations, coercive unilateral measures against any nation, “regime change” policies and the failure of developed countries to fulfill their commitments in economic and social areas. The Heads of State or Government of the Movement reaffirmed their hope to live in a peaceful world in which all nations have the right to a better future and a fair and equitable world order based on the sustainable development of all nations. They affirmed that, in its current form, globalization perpetuates and even
exacerbates the marginalization of the countries of the South, and demanded that it be radically transformed into a positive force for change, for the benefit of all peoples. Participants reaffirmed the right of the Palestinian people to have their own State and condemned the government of Israel for the new wave of crimes and massacres in Gaza and other occupied territories. They also vigorously condemned Israel’s merciless acts of aggression against Lebanon and the serious violations of this nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The people and government of Bolivia, facing attempts aimed at destabilizing the country instigated by external forces, met with a gesture of support and solidarity from the Summit. The process which is underway in that sister nation, aimed at guaranteeing the real rights of all Bolivians and at securing full national control over the country’s natural resources, was offered solid support. The Movement considered, with great concern, the aggressive policies and the intensification of actions aimed at undermining the stability of the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela and expressed support for the inalienable right of the Venezuelan people to determine its form of government and choose its economic, political and social system, free from foreign intervention, subversion, coercion or
restrictions of any kind. Non-Aligned countries undertook to promote and participate in a true process of democratization and reform of the United Nations to put behind the anti-democratic impositions and practices of the Security Council and to give the General Assembly its due decisive role, in conformity with the roles and powers described in the UN Charter.

I have mentioned only a few examples of the positions adopted at the Summit held in H avana, with respect to t he most diverse issues o n t he international a agenda . The documents adopted shall be offcially distributed to all UN member States. A number of the decisions adopted at the Summit shall soon be put into practice in this Session of the General Assembly.

Mrs. President:
Cuba is aware of the immense responsibility inherent to presiding over the Non-Aligned M Movement i n one of the most difficult times In human history, when we I have mentioned only a few examples of the positions adopted at the Summit held in Havana, with respect to t he most diverse issues o n t he international a agenda. The documents adopted shall be offcially distributed to all UN member States. A number of the decisions adopted at the Summit shall soon be put into practice in this Session of the General Assembly.

Mrs. President:
Cuba is aware of the immense responsibility inherent to presiding over the Non-Aligned M Movement i n one of the most difficult times In human history, when we face more inequality and injustice than ever before. We shall not rest in our efforts to have the Movement occupy the place it can and must occupy in the international arena, in keeping not only with its broad membership of 118 countries, nearly two thirds of the UN membership, but also of its history on behalf of the loftiest causes. On inaugurating the 6th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement 27 years ago, President Fidel Castro expressed: “The struggle for peace and for a just economic order, and a workable solution to the pressing problems that weigh on our peoples is, in our opinion, increasingly becoming the main question posed to Movement of Non-Aligned Countries. Peace, and the immense risks that threaten is not something that should be left exclusively in the hands of the big military Powers. Peace is possible, but world peace can only be assured to the extent that all countries are consciously determined to fight for it –peace, not just for a pa rt of the world, but for all peoples”. Days later, in this same hall, on reporting on that Summit, President Fidel Castro expressed: “The sounds of weapons, of threatening language, and of prepotent behavior on the international arena must cease. Enough of the illusion that the problems of the world can be solved by nuclear weapons. Bombs may kill the hungry, the sick, and the ignorant, but they cannot kill hunger, disease, and ignorance. Nor can they kill the righteous rebellion of the peoples.” The countries of the South shall work, united, for justice, peace and the development of our nations and the entire World, convinced that a better world is possible if we all struggle for it. face more inequality and injustice than ever before. We shall not rest in our efforts to have the Movement occupy the place it can and must occupy in the international arena, in keeping not only with its broad membership of 118 countries, nearly two thirds of the UN membership, but also of its history on behalf of the loftiest causes. On inaugurating the 6th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement 27 years ago, President Fidel Castro expressed: “The struggle for peace and for a just economic order, and a workable solution to the pressing problems that weigh on our peoples is, in our opinion, increasingly becoming the main question posed to Movement of Non-Aligned Countries. Peace, and the immense risks that threaten is not something that should be left exclusively in the hands of the big military Powers. Peace is possible, but world peace can only be assured to the extent that all countries are consciously determined to fight for it –peace, not just for a pa rt of the world, but for all peoples”. Days later, in this same hall, on reporting on that Summit, President Fidel Castro expressed: “The sounds of weapons, of threatening language, and of prepotent behavior on the international arena must cease. Enough of the illusion that the problems of the world can be solved by nuclear weapons. Bombs may kill the hungry, the sick, and the ignorant, but they cannot kill hunger, disease, and ignorance. Nor can they kill the righteous rebellion of the peoples.” The countries of the South shall work, united, for justice, peace and the development of our nations and the entire World, convinced that a better world is possible if we all struggle for it.

Mrs. President:
I would now like to say a few words on behalf of the people and government of Cuba. Our people’s exercise of its right to self-determination faces new threats. The Bush administration has stepped up its brutally hostile measures against Cuba with new economic sanctions which further intensify the longest blockade human history has known. More severe reprisals are also being taken against those who have business dealings with Cuba from other nations and financial transactions with our country are viciously persecuted. The very government of the United States recognizes that it is spending more, today, in persecuting and punishing those who have business dealings with Cuba than in monitoring the finances of those who
attacked the Twin Towers. This past June, the Bush administration approved the second version of its most recent plan of aggression and domination against our country, aimed not only at overthrowing the Revolution but also at destroying the Cuban nation. In violation of international norms and laws, an unprecedented build- up in the financial and material support to subversive actions aimed at overthrowing the constitutional order freely chosen by the Cuban people is being promoted.
The abovementioned anti-Cuban plan contains a chapter, which is being held in secret. The antecedents of these decisions are the covert actions undertaken against the Cuban revolution, which include mercenary invasions, terrorists actions, the introduction of plagues and epidemics into the country and over 600 plots to assassinate Fidel. Thousands of Cubans have lost their lives or have been maimed for life as a result of this criminal policy. At the height of hypocrisy and irresponsibility, the government of the United States tolerates the presence of and protects the terrorists who plan new actions against our people on US soil. While maneuvering to free the murderers responsible for monstrous crimes, such as the notorious international terrorist and CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles, whom they refuse to extradite to Venezuela, it illegally and
unjustly keeps five courageous anti-terrorist Cuban activists in prison. But, in spite of these acts of aggression and the criminal blockade, the Cuban people shall never be defeated. Cuba’s internationalist efforts continue unhindered. More than 30 thousand Cuban doctors and other health professionals are saving lives in 68 different countries today; we are participating in the struggle against illiteracy in several continents; we are developing a plan to train 100 thousand doctors for the Third World and we are helping hundreds of thousands of people in many countries regain their sight through Operation Miracle. With these efforts, we are but fulfilling our fundamental duty to aid all of the peoples of the world.

Your Excellencies:
Cuba is making progress and shall continue to face the future with optimism and unity. Its educated and hard-working people, to whom the homeland is humanity, shall struggle hand in hand with the peoples you represent for the right to live in peace, justice and dignity for all.
Thank you, very much.

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Fidel Castro getting better.

Posted by QB on September 20, 2006

This is the good news reported by Raul Casto.

Raul Castro said in remarks in official state media that his brother, 80, “is doing better and better. Don’t think the Commander in Chief is tossed out on a bed. He has a phone by his side and if I said the other day that he uses it, well, now I am saying he uses it more every day,” Raul Castro was quoted as saying.

Raul Castro, 75, long Cuba’s defense chief, officially heads Cuba while his bearded and now very gaunt sibling recovers from gastrointestinal surgery he underwent in July.

Get well soon the last revolutionary alive.

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