WASHINGTON. Five former American diplomats issued an appeal today to 12 heads of state and the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Dr. Luis Almagro saying that the murdering of “Venezuelans who demanded a return to the rule of law and democracy … will not be [resolved] without democratic governments [taking] every step needed to bring peace, justice and democracy to the Venezuelan people.”
I almost feel sorry for The Miami Herald’s reporter Mimi Whitefield that has been assigned with the task of selling everything and anything from Cuba to the local readers.
We end the year 2017 with a regrettable report of 12 documented deaths in Cuba of a political nature with a dreadful awareness that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Venezuela's President, Nicolás Maduro, says the country's main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year's presidential election.
Doctors treating the U.S. embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned.
Raúl Castro promised a better life for Cubans when he launched timid economic reforms and opened a few doors to private business. But after a decade in power, he will likely retire in the spring with the economy in recession for the second year in a row — an economic outlook that is worse than when he took control.
According to Fox News, "as the nuclear threat from North Korea continues, [Raul Castro] "met with the rogue nation's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in a bid to diffuse tensions between Pyongyang and Washington." In the same article by Benjamin Brown, it says that Cuba's foreign minister met with the North Korean envoy and that "by engaging in talks, the ministers sought... the peaceful settlement of disputes, a [Cuban] ministry statement said."
In Russia, for several years, generals and legislators have been advocating the opening of a military base in Cuba. The first mention of returning to a permanent Russian base in Cuba occurred in February 2014.
El primer vicepresidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, apostó este domingo por la "continuidad" del socialismo y la Revolución ante el relevo generacional en el poder que se dará en el país a partir de febrero de 2018, cuando el general Raúl Castro abandone la presidencia.
The man widely seen as Cuba's next president delivered a defiant rejection of demands for change in the island's single-party system as he participated Sunday in the first in a series of elections expected to end with his taking over from Raul Castro next year. First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the voting will deliver a message to the world.