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The second edition of the #Havana #Design Biennial begins today – Via @Cubadebate / @CubaOndi

Automatically Translate /  From May 20 to June 16, 2019 will take place the second edition of the Havana Design Biennial (BDHabana 2019 / BDH 2019), a multiple exchange space that allows the public to approach design as a discipline and its environment.

Under the concept “Beyond the form” and dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Havana, the event will be held from May 20 to 26 at the Hispano-American Cultural Center, along with other spaces of the Cuban capital and will include exhibitions, lectures, panels and workshops.

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Cubans say to the #UnitedStates: “We understand in English … But not with threats, against our homeland, we do not understand each other” / #LeyGarrote #HelmsBurton – #UnblockCuba

#MustRemember – Reciprocity: Demand from the #Cuban people vs #UnitedStates Gov. 4 economic damages to the island / Via @cubadebate_en


Vigil in complaint for victims of state terrorism

Automatically Translate / On May 5, 2000, the First Civil and Administrative Chamber of the Provincial People’s Court of the City of Havana issued judgment 47, corresponding to the Civil File Number 1, filed under the Cuban People’s Lawsuit against the Government of United States for the economic damages caused to Cuba, interposed by social and mass organizations of the country.

The damages caused by the blockade reaches the 67,093.2 million USD at that time … The judgment of the Court condemned the United States Government to repair and compensate the Cuban people in that amount.

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The first Earth Day was in 1970. What’s one of the biggest changes our planet has seen since then? Via @AMNH

#Recommend – What 50 Countries are Backing Guaido ? Who Knows? Who Cares? If the Media Say It Enough It Must Be True Via @NatCounterPunch


American media still refer to Juan Guaidó, America’s hand-picked “legitimate leader” or “legitimate president” of Venezuela, as having an “administration.”

The truth is that his “administration” — consisting of advisors and other opposition leaders — are all either arrested and being held by the government, hiding, seeking asylum in various foreign embassies (Spanish, Italian, Brazilian and Argentinian) in the capital of Caracas, or have fled to other countries like Brazil and Colombia.

Guaidó, apparently a government of one, has so far avoided arrest probably because the elected Venezuelan President Maduro doesn’t want to give the US an excuse to try and rescue him, or to launch military actions of some kind against Venezuela as the White House keeps threatening to do.

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@Kempinski Is Opening a New #Cuba Resort With Overwater Villas – Via


By the Caribbean Journal staff

Luxury hotel brand Kempinski is adding a second hotel property in Cuba.

The Swiss company, which debuted its five-star Gran Manzana Hotel Kempinski in Havana in 2017, will be opening a five-star luxury resort on Cayo Guillermo, the company announced.

The Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski is already under construction and slated to open this year, the company said in a statement.

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The right to march in #Cuba, “a paso de conga” – Via Razones de Cuba


About a decade ago, the Cenesex (Center for Sex Education, attached to the Ministry of Public Health) has been conducting in May the Days Against Homophobia, which have been placing in the public opinion of Cuba previously taboo subjects, such as homosexuality, trans-sexuality or marriage between people of the same sex. It is impossible to deny the work of this Center, and its director and leader, Mariela Castro Espín, who have managed to put on the agenda of the government and in our legal system brushstrokes of the most advanced thinking on gender and sexuality.

Just to give an example: Who would have thought that a country full of ancestral “machismo” and social atavism typical of underdevelopment would discuss, openly and publicly, the inclusion in the new Constitution the right of any person, regardless of their sexual orientation, to get married?

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#US Lawmakers Introduce Draft Bill on Agricultural Exports to #Cuba


Original post HERE

Washington, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition and groups from the US states of Arkansas and Colorado expressed their support for the introduction of a draft bill to expand agricultural exports to the Caribbean island.

US Senators John Boozman and Michael Bennet said on Tuesday that they had submitted the Agricultural Export Expansion Act (S.1447), in order to remove restrictions to private financing for US agricultural exports to Cuba.


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