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Cuba: 35th Anniversary of the Barbados Crime Print E-mail

Monday, 03 October 2011

On October 6th, 1976, an aircraft filled with 73 happy passengers departed from Seawell airport in Barbados at 5:15pm. Eight minutes later the joy and laughter of a group of young athletes came to an end when a terrible explosion practically broke the Cubana DC-8 airliner in half and the odyssey of the Barbados Crime began in Flight 455.

The first bomb that initiated the plane´s destruction went off in the economy section of the aircraft. While the maneuvers of the Cubana airliner over the Barbados beaches were performed by the pilot in an attempt to descend over an unpopulated region, terrorists Freddy Lugo and Hernan Ricardo Lozano quickly left the Seawell airport to the US embassy and later from their hotel, called Caracas to speak to self confessed assassin Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch, the masterminds behind the terrorist action.

Terry Fox’s Cuban Legacy Run Resonates with Cubans Because It Reflects Their Values Print E-mail

By PHILIP THERIAULT (Chronicle Herald)

Sat, September 17 - 4:55 AM

A Cuban family sits on the steps of the Capitol Building in Havana near the starting line of the 2010 Terry Fox Run. Their home-made sign reads “Cuba X Terry” (Cuba loves Terry).

Tomorrow, all across Canada, upwards of a million Canadians will participate in the Terry Fox Run, as they have done since Sept. 13, 1981. Now, 30 years later, runs are held in many nations at various times of the year.

U.S. economic damage to Cuba amount to $975 billion Print E-mail

October 25: UN vote on resolution demanding the end of this unjust policy


THE damages caused by the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba totaled $975 billion through December 2010, stated Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno on September 14.

During a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the presentation of Cuba’s report to the UN General Assembly on Resolution 63/7 on the need to end this policy, Moreno explained that the figure takes into account the depreciation suffered by the dollar in relation to the price of gold on the international market since 1961, which was very high in 2010.

Assembly of First Nations Honours Miguel Alfonso Martinez, Cuban Specialist on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Print E-mail

In a moving ceremony 12 July 2011, during its 32nd Annual Assembly in Moncton NB, the Assembly of First Nations conferred the inaugural Treaty Rights Recognition award on the late Miguel Alfonso Martinez.

In presenting the award, National Chief Shawn Atleo underscored the invaluable contribution made by Miguel Alfonso to the defence of the rights of indigenous peoples around the globe, particularly the affirmation of rights established under various treaties. National Chief Atleo further outlined the profound respect and esteem with which Mr. Alfonso was held by indigenous peoples across the world. A Mi'kmaq elder then performed a song written in Mi'kmaq to specifically honour the memory and contribution of Mr. Alfonso. In receiving the award on behalf of her late husband, Portia Sigelbaum emphasized Mr. Alfonso's dedication to the cause of indigenous peoples, describing his many journeys around the world to talk directly to communities, including those in the Canadian north.

The Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Print E-mail

The Pastors for Peace caravan to Cuba was in Fresno on Thursday. Photo below - From left to right: Gerry Bill, Woody, Sandino Gomez, Yesenia Molina and Leni Villa Gomez Reeves. Photo by Simone Whalen-Rhodes

The Pastors for Peace caravan to Cuba is traveling through California. On Thursday, they were in Fresno for an event sponsored by the Center for Nonviolence, where they picked up three more passengers and material aid for Cuba. This route is one of 12 in the US and Canada where they will give presentations in 130 cities.


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