Cuba’s reelection last November as member of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council is proof of the Revolution’s prestige in that field, said Vice Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno on Thursday.
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No one wrote the Colonel in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ novel – he never received the letter with the pension he was waiting for and ended up living in poverty. Similarly, no one [on the inside] is criticizing General Raul Castro’s “reform” program.
Though the Venezuelan economy began showing signs of crisis when Comandante Hugo Chavez was dying at the beginning of 2013, his successor Nicolas Maduro has attributed current difficulties to a supposed “economic war” being waged by unscrupulous business people, DPA reported.
Havana is a city of loud people. No sooner has the sun risen (before the roosters start to crow) than yelling begins to be heard over every other city noise: the voice of the neighbor who wakes up those who have no alarm clock, the mothers getting their kids out of bed on school days, the street cries of the baker and screams of an elderly woman asking someone on the curb to turn off the water pump.
High Commissioner, Navi Pillay, of the Human Rights Council (HRC) will introduce a resolution at its 25th session (March 3-28) recommending that Sri Lanka promote reconciliation and accountability with the minority Tamil people. Cuba is expected to vote against the resolution.
After discussing the evolution of today’s China, Isidro Estrada expresses his hope for Cuba: “What I want for Cuba is the positive part of the Chinese changes: more prosperity and development, more freedom and options in general, so that the citizens can once again become protagonists.”
Two teenagers were talking at a bus stop. With the habitual idioms that characterize the parlance of a good many Cubans these days, one of them was showing off his IPhone 5, saying to the other: “Bro, this thing’s off the chart. Look at the cell my old man got me, it’s smokin’.