Importance of Cuban Medical Cooperation in Haiti Highlighted

HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 25
Florence Duperval Guillaume HaitiThe Haitian Minister for Public Health and Population, Florence Duperval, acknowledged the importance of Cuban medical cooperation to strengthen National Health System and expand primary health care to all of the country’s communities.
  
We didn’t have the necessary staff to reach the most isolated places of the territory and Cubans have made it Continue reading

Cuba’s Commitment to Sustainable Development Highlighted by the UNDP

Barbara Pesce-Monteiro.The attention given by Cuba to studies on climate change and the high scientific rigor and multidisciplinary nature of its results were highlighted by the representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to the island, Barbara Pesce-Monteiro.
  
 In Cuba, there’s a firm political will to advance towards a sustainable economic Continue reading

Cuba: Venue of the 1st World Forum on School Health

school health 1The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has selected Cuba to host the 1st World Congress of Health Promoting Schools, announced by Yanira Gómez, an official with the Education Ministry (MINED).
  
Gomez, head of the School Health Independent Department of the MINED, told the press that organizers decided to carry out the meeting for the first time on the island as an acknowledgement of the quality of the work of the Cuban State in the spreading of good living habits among new Continue reading

Cuba: Dedicate war resources to peace and the world will change

Ana Maria MariThe Vice-president of the Cuban Parliament, Ana Maria Mari, highlighted in Ecuador the role of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and regional integration towards the development of Good Living and the strengthening of sovereignty.
 
According to a report by the Prensa Latina news agency, during the 128th Assembly of the World Inter-parliamentary Union under way in Continue reading

Martin Luther King in Jamaica: Now is the time

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“…time is neutral; it can be used either constructively or destructively …  I am absolutely convinced that the forces of ill-will  … have used time much more effectively than the forces of goodwill and it may be that we will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people who will bomb a church and murder the civil rights worker but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say wait on time; somehow we must come to see that human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless effort and the persistent work of dedicated individuals …the time is always right to do right, now is the time …”

Chavez to be Honored at 18th World Youth Festival

WFDY logo 1From December 7 to 13, Quito Ecuador will host the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students, where the participants will pay homage to Venezuelan late President Hugo Chavez Frias.

The meeting will also be devoted to Ecuadorian national hero Eloy Alfaro and to Kwame Nkrumah founder and first President of Ghana, and leader of Pan-Africanism, a half-a century movement for the defence of Africa’s independence and unity.

hugo chavez 14This was one of the top agreements taken yesterday during the final session of the first international preparatory meeting for the Festival held in Pretoria, South Africa, with the participation of some one hundred delegates from 40 national and international youth and students organizations.

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Vilma, a woman, a book, a story …

The book Vilma, an extraordinary life, offers an account of the life and work of the heroine of the mountains and the plains, Vilma Espin Guillois, plus a review of significant moments in the history of Cuba

When it comes to talking about the importance and participation of Cuban women in the history of our process of emancipation, there is one name that cannot be left out: Vilma Espin Guillois. Her example, life and work, were a guideline in the struggle for a just society, to banish the vision of women being discriminated against and given the place that they truly deserved.

vilma raul y cheThe book Vilma, an extraordinary life, presented in the latest edition of the International Book Fair, becomes not only a necessary remembrance, but an accurate historical account and a tribute to Cuban women, through the evocation of the heroine of the Sierra and the plains.

The result of an arduous process of Continue reading

Hugo Chavez supported Hip Hop in The South Bronx . . . Rebel Diaz

Peace Familia!

rebel diaz 3The direct connection we have with the The Bolivarian Revolution is
that our community space The Rebel Diaz Arts Collective -BX (RDACBX)
was directly funded by Venezuelan owned oil company- Citgo. For 4 1/2
years we received direct assistance from Comandante Hugo Chavez and
the people of Venezuela.

This song is our tribute to him as we consider him to be a champion of poor people around the world. Hugo Chavez supported Hip Hop in The South Bronx. Hugo Chavez is Hip Hop.
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Thousands Protest Closing of 54 Chicago Public Schools

More than 100 people arrested at Chicago schools protest

A protester is arrested in front of Chicago City Hall during a demonstration against school closuresMore than 100 demonstrators taking part in mass civil disobedience were arrested in Chicago on Wednesday as several thousand people marched against the largest proposed round of school closings in recent memory.

Many carried placards proclaiming “Strong Schools, Strong Neighbourhoods” and “Protect Our Children” while chanting “Whose Schools, Our Schools” and calling for mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s resignation.

Read more at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/28/arrests-chicago-schools-protest

Source:  the guardian

See also: Thousands Protest Against Unprecedented Closing Of 54 Chicago Public Schools at:   http://chicagoist.com/2013/03/28/thousands_rally_over_cps_closings.php