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Victory at US-Canada Border for Caravan to Cuba! Print E-mail

On Sunday July 3rd 2011, on the West Coast of Canada and the United States, the 22nd Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba successfully crossed its first frontier in challenging the US blockade on Cuba! Despite the attempts by US Customs to prevent a van load of humanitarian aid, including medical supplies and bicycles, to cross the US border, the aid and seven Caravanistas successfully crossed the border in to Washington State!

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A Big Victory for Human Rights Print E-mail

A Big Victory for Human RightsCanadian and American activists successfully transport humanitarian aid across the US/Canada border in spite US border authorities’ intimidation and harassment.

On Sunday July 3, 2011 over 70 peace and social justice-minded people from across the province of British Columbia and the state of Washington merged together at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in White Rock/Blaine. They gathered to send off the 22nd Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba, with route speaker, Alicia Jrapko, coordinator of the International Committee to Free the Cuban 5, who came to BC from San Francisco. The border crossing was organized by Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC), the newly formed BC Aid Network for Cuba (BCANC), as well as other Cuba solidarity organizations and individuals from Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, Victoria, Nanaimo, Salt Spring Island, Courtney/Comox, Penticton, Bellingham, Tacoma, Seattle and Olympia. Before heading to the border on Sunday, the Caravan had finished its visit of British Columbia, having visited Victoria, Salt Spring Island, Nanaimo, Courtenay/Comox, Penticton and Vancouver.

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Che Diary Published Print E-mail

 

MADELEINE SAUTIÉ RODRÍGUEZ

DIARIO de un combatiente, Sierra Maestra-Santa Clara (1956-58) is the title of a book containing notes written by Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara in the two years preceding the triumph of the Revolution. The diary was launched yesterday at Havana’s International Press Center, to coincide with the 83rd anniversary of the birth of the heroic guerrilla.

 

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UN Recognizes Cuba’s Struggle Against Racism Print E-mail

JOEL MICHEL VARONA

HAVANA.—United Nations bodies have acknowledged here Cuban advances in fighting racial discrimination, thanks to a state policy directed at benefiting all sectors of society.

Rolando García, auxiliary representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), stressed that the country’s achievements are an example to the world and currently head Latin American efforts in relation to equality of opportunities for citizens.

These advances are the result of inclusive policies of citizens’ participation promoted by the national leadership, which is now involved in consolidating those policies, said García, who is taking part in the Cuba and peoples of African descent in the Americas seminar.

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UNICEF Praises Cuba's Efforts in Ensuring Child Welfare Print E-mail

June 02, 2011

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday praised Cuba for its social care programs for children despite limited financial resources, the official Granma daily reported.

"In Cuba, there are no children on the streets, no children out of school, no children without access to health services or culture, and there are no unprotected children without opportunities for development," Jose Juan Ortiz, the UNICEF representative in Cuba, told Granma.

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