Honduran congress honors Fidel


The Honduran Congress awarded its highest distinction to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in recognition of the island’s constant support and solidarity offered to the Central American nation. The Grand Cross Extraordinary with a Gold Plaque, awarded by the Honduran Congress, is a distinction which has only been presented to national... Leer más →

“Papa,” New Hemingway Film Shot in Cuba, Gets Around U.S. Embargo


“Papa,” the U.S. film about the darkest years in the life of Ernest Hemingway that successfully skirted the longstanding embargo so it could be shot in Cuba, had its world premiere on the island that became his “true home,” said the legendary writer’s granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway, who plays a part in the movie. “The film... Leer más →

Military Industrial Complex Stocks Soaring Since Paris Attacks


A lot of people are making a lot of money from the rise of terrorism. While travel and tourism-related stocks have suffered since last Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, defence industry stocks have seen all-time highs since the rise of ISIS as investors keep pouring their cash into weapons. Military Industrial Complex heavyweights had a great opening at the New... Leer más →

Raul Castro stood up for a more democratic UNO and without unilateralisms to preserve peace


Esteemed heads of State and Government, Distinguished heads of delegations, Mr. Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. President, Seventy years ago, on behalf of their peoples, the member States of this organization signed the United Nations Charter. We pledged ourselves to preserve future generations from the scourge of war, and to build a new... Leer más →

Pope Francis’ address to the United Nations General Assembly


Read the full text of Pope Francis' address to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2015, here: Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished... Leer más →

Frei Betto speaks of the Pope’s visit to Cuba


progresoweekly.us THE RIGHT’S PRAYER FOR POPE FRANCIS: ‘LORD, ENLIGHTEN HIM OR ELIMINATE HIM…’ Just finished reading an enlightening interview with Frei Betto in the magazine Religion Digital (Digital Religion) that we’ve re-printed (in Spanish) in Progreso Semanal. The subject of the interview is Pope Francis’ visit next month to Cuba. Those who know of Betto... Leer más →

Democracy and the Restoration of Cuba-US Diplomatic Relations


The re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US and the opening of embassies in Havana and Washington, DC is a victory for Cuba. Negotiations between the two countries had been taking place secretly for 18 months before being made public on December 17, 2014. On July 1, 2015, the agreement was sealed through... Leer más →

Cuba in the CELAC-EU Summit and the NGO wolves


Police brutality in Spain By Daniesky Acosta On 10 and 11 June, the Second Summit between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the European Union (CELAC-EU) takes place in Brussels, with the aim of assessing bi-regional relations between both parties. At the conclusion of the Summit, between the 15 and 16 June,... Leer más →

Reporters Without Borders founder keeps records on Muslim children


Por : JEAN-GUY ALLARD  Robert Menard, the founder and former head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an organization that receives U.S. financing and never misses the chance to slander Cuba and Venezuela, has once again revealed his true political affinities by admitting that in the French city of Beziers where he currently serves as mayor,... Leer más →

VII Summit of the Americas: the International Decade for People of African Descent Disappears in the Bermuda Triangle


Dear Members of the Civil Society Organizing Committee for the VII Summit of the Americas: The Yoruba Cuba Association has carefully read the email sent by the Organizing Committee for the VII Summit of the Americas’ Hemispheric Forum of Civil Society stating space limitations as the reason for excluding an organization such as ours, which... Leer más →

US Senator Seeks to Disrupt Restoration of Relations with Cuba


U.S. Senator Robert Menendez wants to keep Cuba on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. An influential Democratic senator is lobbying to keep Cuba on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. In letters released Thursday, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry and FBI director James Comey... Leer más →

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