Sunday, July 30, 2006

Cuba Leading the World with its Energy Revolution

Commander in Chief Fidel Castro praised the efficient and quick installation of the country’s largest set of power generators in the eastern city of Holguin.
"The inauguration of this facility is one more step in the Energy Revolution underway in Cuba," said Fidel Castro as he made a call to those present to step up their energy consciousness efforts.
Before an auditory with the presence of Venezuelan and Bolivian students, Fidel explained how these students living with Cuban families are an example of solidarity. He noted that this exchange first took place in the central province of Cienfuegos, where many families received students studying medicine from other countries. "Those students", he said," are part of the thousands of youths being educated in Cuba to fight for the development of their own countries".
"We have built hundreds of schools and we are repairing several other facilities," he said, using as an example a large dormitory located in Cienfuegos that houses students from several nations.
"We know that the Third World lacks doctors as does some of developed capitalist countries. In the US, for instance, 40 million people don’t have access to healthcare. These services, which are generally private, largely contribute to the US GDP.
Referring to Cuban healthcare professionals working abroad, Fidel Castro said that some 30,000 are currently working in other countries, 20,000 of which are doctors.
"I wish it were not true that around the world there are hundreds of millions of people condemned to die a premature death and hundreds of millions of sick people who haven’t been diagnosed."

Fidel Castro Inaugurates Largest Set of Synchronized Generators in Cuba

Fidel Castro presided over the inauguration ceremony of the largest set of synchronized electricity generators ever installed in Cuba, in the eastern province of Holguin. The new installation is part of the Energy Revolution program taking place that aims to increase the efficiency and capacity of electricity generation and thereby improve the stability and reliability of the national power grid.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Do they really fight against terrorism?

In Miami the anti-Castro activists , in spite of being citizens of the third age, continue with their jouth projects: murder Fidel Castro and throw an invasion
against Cuba. From 1959, the government of the USA has helped and encouraged them to gather heaps of weapon and bombs. Throughout three
decades, the CIA also has given sophisticated technology to the violent enemies of Castro, such as poison for his cigars and suits of skin-diving in the
decade of 1960 and one pistol inside TV's camera to kill the Cuban leader in a press conference in Chile (1971).When Jimmy Carter briefly withdrew the support to such efforts, some enemies of Castro demolished a post office and attacked other facilities of the
government of the USA. Nevertheless, Reagan resumed the support to the violent anti-castristas groups . They have continued conspiring and
occasionally they have boasted about excecute plans of bombs and murder in Cuba.Luis Posada Carriles, for example, boasted before the reporters Anne Bardach and Larry Rohter, of The New York Times, that he had conspired to put
bombs in a Cuban hotel, and described these facts " as acts of war with the intention of rendering useless to the totalitarian regime depriving it of the
foreign tourism and of the investments ". A tourist died. " Posada described the italian tourist´s death as an accident, he declared that
he had the clean conscience when he said ' I sleep as a baby '. " In 1976 a cable of the FBI identified to Posada as the person in charge of a successful
conspiracy to demolish a commercial Cuban plane on Barbados. Seventy three passengers and crew members died. Nowadays Posada is 77 years old and stay in prison for violating the immigration´s law , he has not faced a terrorism accusation, at least not yet.More recently, other geriatric anti - Castro assured that the government of the USA encouraged that they were continuing with their violent plans. In April, in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Robert Ferro was caught for the local authorities for the possession of 1 500 weapons, including explosives and rocket launcher. Ferro assured that the government knew of this activity and had encouraged him. The authorities caught to Ferro in 1992 in Pomona, California, where he said that he was training a group of Mexicans to invade Cuba, and again in 1995 in Miami, with a long amount of weapons. Inexplicably, Ferro did not face serious accusations and even they returned the weapon to him.In Miami, Jose Antonio Llama declared that serious plans of murder had been made under the knowledge of the government of the USA. The authorities had caught to Llama and to others four exiles anti-castristas in Puerto Rico in 1997 under the accusation of conspiracy to murder Castro, who was
preparing himself to attend to a Latin-American Summit in Isla Margarita, Venezuela. The man said to an agent of the Customs of the USA that civil
servants of the USA had given them the permission to kill Castro. " We were impatient with the survival of Castro's regime after the fall of the Soviet
Union and the socialistic field ", he said. He assured that he use his own money in a conspiracy at the beginning of the decade of 1990. " We wanted to accelerate the democratization of Cuba using any way to achieve it ". A juror declared them innocent after a judge I do not accept the declarations of one of the defendants who were self-incriminated.The jurors of Miami consciously have refused to declare the conspirators culprits against Castro.The serious terrorism deserves the concern of the public and the dialogue. Thousands of cubans died as result of terrorist assaults supported by the USA
from beginning of the decade of 1960. In a similar way, there were realized hundreds of real plans of murder against Castro - successful none, certainly. In
the Middle East and other places, many plans are in course. Actually, every day in Iraq the bombs exploit and the people die.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Miami, the best place for the 5?

Miami, characterized for being the only city in EUA where the cuban musicians cannot act, the organizers of conferences needs special protection if professional cubans participate there , cancels sport competitions of international level to avoid the participation of Cuba, the Latin Grammys ceremony was even transferred of place 2 times due to the violence and the threats. In the county of Miami-Dade a constitutional decree was approved solely that it forces to those who are looking for to finance an artistic creation to swear that in the last 10 years have not had any relation with Cuba. This community in exile dominates the local policy of unique form. The Cubans in Miami are not the greatest minority, but the greater individual ethnic group. Unlike most of the immigrants, they do not represent the pressed poor men but the richest and privileged sector of his country of origin. The political caudillos of right guarantee that only the candidates who adopt the most radical position with respect to Cuba progress in the ballot boxes in positions that represent the community. They are the main financial donors of the political parties and control most of the average premises of massive spreading. In this community of rooted "ideology of exile", characterized by mentality of "military state ", where the potential juries admitted that they had fear to replesalias, where hatred towards Cuba and desires to destroy it acrecentan every day, it cannot be a right place for 5 worthy men judged to defend a country of imminent aggressions, dangers that the course of history has show with concrete facts, the injustice and the barbarism of a government who nondoubt in using all its military power against any country of the world that has something of which he interests , using pretexts without concrete tests like justification for its actions.

The Analysis of the Evidence

The Court stated that in this case the review of the evidence is more extensive than is typical because the trial evidence itself created safety concerns for the jury which implicate venue considerations.

In this sense, it is significative that the Court recognizes the defense’s arguments in relation with the terrorist actions against Cuba of the anti-Cuban groups that operate in Florida, considering them as part of the circumstances to examine in this case: “The evidence at trial disclosed the clandestine activities of not only the defendants, but also of the various Cuban exile groups and their paramilitary camps that continue to operate in the Miami area” and concluded: “The perception that these groups could harm jurors that rendered a verdict unfavorable to their views was palpable.”

In its opinion the Court identifies these groups, naming Alpha 66, Brigade 2506, Brothers to the Rescue, Independent and Democratic Cuba (“CID”), Comandos L, Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) and others, all of them responsible of multiple terrorist actions against Cuba, and amply outlining the war actions in which they are being involved, the weapons, ammunitions and other warlike equipments which have been seized.

In the opinion Luis Posada Carriles is described as “a Cuban exile with a long history of violent acts against Cuba.”

The Court reflects the evidence presented by the Defense in the trial regarding the terrorist actions carried out by these groups, mentioning among them the Alpha 66’s and the CANF’s attacks against hotels and tourist installations from 1992 to 1997; the Brothers to the Rescue’s airspace violations from 1994 to 1996 and the attempts to assassinate Cuban president organized by the Independent and Democratic Cuba, Comandos F4 and the National Democratic Unity Party (PUND).

It also includes the defense’s argument that “following each attack, Cuba had advised the United States of its investigations and had asked the United States’ authorities to take action against the groups operating from inside the United States