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Raúl Castro Proposes Change from Within Cuba’s Socialist System

The following is from Upside Down World:

(IPS) – Accompanied unexpectedly by Fidel Castro, his brother Raúl brought the sixth congress of Cuba’s Communist Party (PCC) to a close Tuesday with a call to “change everything that should be changed,” but without abandoning the socialist path taken on Apr. 16, 1961.

“The congress is over; to work now,” was President Raúl Castro’s closing remark at the end of the four-day congress, in which some 1,000 delegates met in Havana and elected him first secretary of the PCC.

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Cubans march against homophobia

The following article is from the Associated Press:

HAVANA – Hundreds of gay and lesbian activists, some dressed in drag and others sporting multicolored flags representing sexual diversity, marched and danced through the streets of Havana on Saturday along with the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro as part of a celebration aimed at eliminating homophobia around the world.

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Raúl Castro: The resistance, organization and solidarity of our people has been demonstrated

The following is from Granma International.


The resistance, organization and solidarity of our people has been demonstrated

HOLGUÍN, July 26.-General of the Army Raúl Castro, president of the Cuban Councils of State and Ministers, praised the attitude of the Cuban people following the devastating hurricanes of 2008, and affirmed the past months have truly been difficult ones of arduous work.

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Fidel Castro on Sports in Revolutionary Cuba

The following article is from Reflections of Fidel Castro.

What went unsaid about Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro with the Cuban Olympic team

Cuban President Raul Castro with the Cuban Olympic team

I have carefully followed the Western media’s reaction to my Sunday reflections on the Olympic Games in China. Actually, rather sensitive events were overlooked while others were highlighted ad libitum by the advocates of world plunder and exploitation.

Let’s see:

“Fidel Castro today blamed the judges and the Mafia for the poor performance of the Cuban delegation at the Olympic Games. He also justified the Cuban tae kwon do athlete Angel Volodia Matos, who was permanently suspended after kicking a referee in the head, and expressed his full solidarity with him.”

“The former Cuban President called on Monday to make a deep analysis of sports in Cuba. He also expressed his solidarity with an athlete who was permanently suspended together with his coach for assailing a judge.” Continue reading