s only quickened with new access to knock-offs, bling, and cheese funneled from places like Hollywood and Hialeah. And don’t even get me started on the mania for saline/silicone tits/ass that everyone is chasing here…(see note 1). more http://hereishavana.com/2012/07/27/calling-the-cuban-fashion-police-urgente/
Cuban Dissidents Protest Before Obama's Visit
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of his own prejudices in the interview with Inc. magazine, and said he believes everyone has "prejudices and bigotries" on some level. But after his words - which came with the NBA still dealing with the fallout over racist remarks made by now-banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling - created a stir in social media and other circles, Cuban took to Twitter to offer his apology."In hindsight I should have used different examples," Cuban wrote. "I didn't consider the Trayvon Martin family, and I apologize to them for that."Cuban also said he stands by the substance of the interview.WATCH VIDEO AND READ ENTIRE ARTICLE AT BELOW LING.http://www.aol.com/article/2014/05/22/mavericks-owner-mark-cuban-under-fire-for-comments-touching-on-r/20890853/?icid=maing-grid7|maing11|dl7|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D479689…
n forces stayed in Angola, there was not only war and destruction but also constructive efforts to establish social services like health care.
The defeat of the
United States in the Vietnam War meant that America would not be able to find support to bring troops into Angola. Thus, the request for support by the MPLA was the perfect opportunity to increase Cuban influence without coming into direct conflict with the U.S., and the Cuban Government took it.
After Angola was freed from Portugal, various groups began to fight with each other. The FNLA, MPLA, and UNTA all struggled for power. Cuba backed the MPLA while the US supported the FNLA and UNITA received help from South Africa.
Cuba had as many as 36,000 troops in Angola fighting in the war at one point. The Cuban army was able to prevent South Africa from coming into Angola, and gained political influence in the region for both Cuba and the Soviet Union.
After the early victories, the war between UNITA and the MPLA went on without great success for either side. Fidel Castro stated that until the apartheid government of South Africa was destroyed, Cuban troops would be available to the MPLA. Along with that apartheid government, the United States began to support UNITA.
Cuba also gave non-military assistance to Angola. It brought in teachers and doctors to assist Angola. Cuban construction workers built houses, bridges, and other buildings. Many Angolans were brought to Cuba for schooling.
The Cuban Government made large profits off some of these services. Nevertheless, Angola would have had to pay more for private services, and recieved a lot of free support from Cuba.
In August of 1988, a cease fire was agreed upon.. Since then, elections have been held and the MPLA has become the dominant party. However, Angola deserted its Marxist-Leninist policies in 1991.
rld Health Organisation announced Friday.
“We will contribute with a brigade of 165 collaborators, consisting of 62 doctors and 103 nurses,” Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda told reporters in Geneva.
The health workers had all “previously participated in post-catastrophe situations,” and had all volunteered for the mission, he said, adding that some had already arrived in the west African country.
From the first week of October, the doctors and nurses would remain for six months in Sierra Leone, where more than 500 people have so far died in the epidemic that has killed 2,400 across four west African countries since the beginning of the year.
WHO chief Margaret Chan hailed Cuba’s commitment, stressing it was “the largest” made so far in the global fight to stop the deadly outbreak.
“Our response in running short, …but the thing we need most of all is people,” she told reporters. http://www.reunionblackfamily.com/apps/blog/show/42656984-cuba-will-send-165-doctors-and-nurses-to-sierra-leone-to-help-fight-the-ebola-outbreak…
ent, a situation, he says which “could be easily solved as there are 20,000 empty flats in Alicante”.
This is a tragic story, but one cannot help but smile at the irony of it. The Cuban family are opponents of the Cuban revolution, but have been given a harsh lesson in what “Western democracy” is really about. “If I had been told in Cuba what was going on in Spain, I would have stayed there,” said Gilberto, “I am only asking to be sent back to Cuba”.
Of course, there are no evictions in Cuba. The revolution abolished them. Housing was one of the key issues the Cuban revolutionaries had inscribed in their programme as it affected the overwhelming majority of the population. One of the very first measures of the victorious revolutionary government was the cancellation of all evictions and repossessions, on January 26, 1959, when the revolution was barely a month old. On March 10, 1959 the government decreed a 30 to 50% reduction in all rents. The 1960 Urban Reform Law gave all tenants ownership of the flats they lived in and abolished rents altogether. There were also provisions for the compulsory purchase of urban land to prevent speculation. The guiding principle of the housing policy of the Cuban revolution was to ensure housing as a right and not as a source of private profit. Thus, everyone was guaranteed ownership of their homes, but they could not sell them on.…
ry"- Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, The Cuban 5
This September 12th, 2012 will mark the 14th year anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban 5; five US held Cuban political prisoners incarcerated for protecting Cuba from U.S. sponsored terrorist actions.
In 2006, President Ricardo Alarcon, of the Cuban Parliament, declared Sept. 12th through October 6th to be a period of time to raise awareness on the case of the Cuban 5. The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 is committed to building an international movement for the Cuban 5’s freedom by extending this period of time to be a full month (Sept. 12th-October 12th) and calling it "Free the Cuban 5 Month."
During this month we organize a calendar of events to raise awareness about the Cuban 5 and how people can support their release!
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