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Cuba Aspires to Good Sense and Human Intelligence Prevailing Over Irrationality and Barbarity Print E-mail

Speech given by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers at the Rio-20 Summit in Rio de Janeiro, June 21, 2012, Year 54 of the Revolution

MR. President;

Your Excellencies:

Twenty years ago, on June 12, 1992, in this same conference hall, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz stated, and I quote, “An important biological species is at risk of disappearing due to the rapid and progressive liquidation of its natural living conditions: humanity.” End of quote.

What could have been considered alarmist, today constitutes an irrefutable reality. The inability to transform unsustainable models of production and consumption is threatening the balance and regeneration of natural mechanisms which sustain life forms on the planet.

The effects cannot be hidden. Species are becoming extinct at a speed one hundred times faster than those indicated in fossil records; more than five million hectares of forests are lost every year; and close to 60% of ecosystems are degraded.

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Famous Quote: Print E-mail
"I DON'T believe in professionalism, only in revolution, I tell these men from America, these promoters, that money means nothing to me. What is a million dollars against eight million Cubans who love me?"

TEOFILO STEVENSON
 
Cuban Boxing Hero Who Said No to Million-Dollar Fight with Ali: Print E-mail

“What is a million dollars,” asked Stevenson, “compared to the love of eight million Cubans?”

Irish Times, June 16, 2012

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News on Cuba - June 13, 2012 Print E-mail

Reflections by Comrade Fidel: Teofilo Stevenson

Stevenson has left us. The news arrived yesterday after 4:00 p.m. No other amateur boxer shone so much in the history of that sport.  He could have achieved another two Olympic titles hadn’t it been for certain duties that the principles of internationalism imposed on the Revolution.  No money in the world would have been enough to bribe Stevenson.

Glory be to his memory forever!

Fidel Castro Ruz June 12, 2012 3:15 p.m.

 

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News on Cuba - June 12, 2012 Print E-mail

The Return of The Five to Cuba Demanded from Greece

HAVANA, Cuba, June 11 (acn) In a letter to US President Barack Obama, some 20 Greek university professors, scientists and politicians demanded the immediate return to Cuba of the Five Heroes, condemned in Miami for monitoring the activities of terrorist groups.

Nikos Houdis, deputy of the European Parliament, and Kostas Isyjos, head of Foreign Policy of the Radical Left Coalition, are among those who denounce the arbitrary acts committed against these patriots.

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