New Nicolas Maduro’s Mandate Focuses on Venezuela’s Development

Caracas, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) The new term of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is focused on promoting the country’s development through the strengthening of the civic-military union, the economic recovery program and the fight against corruption.

Venezuelan Vice President, Delcy Rodriguez, assured this Sunday and recalled the Executive’s objective to defend and preserve peace and stability of the nation.

With that objective, the first line of work focuses on defeating the coup through the civic military alliance, she said.

The management for this second period focuses on strengthening the country’s sectors, particularly the production of oil, gas, gold and diamonds as well as the deployment of the Recovery, Growth and Prosperity Program, started since August.

The head of State outlined the initiative to deal with sectors that are against the people, the second president said during an interview with journalist Jose Vicente Rangel.

According to Rodriguez, the Executive is preparing a new package of measures to counteract the ravages of speculation and the parallel dollar.

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FELAP President Calls on Cuba to Fight Media Manipulation and Lies

Havana, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Latin American Federation of Journalists ( FELAP ), Nelson del Castillo, called Monday in Havana to fight manipulation and media lies with which the centers of power monopolize information.

Fake news and campaigns against the peoples who defend their independence and sovereignty are one of US imperialism’s instruments in its domination stance, he pointed out in statements to Prensa Latina during the opening of a two-day international forum, held in Cuba’s National Hotel to debate the current journalism challenges.

For del Castillo, the Cuban Revolution, which triumphed on January 1, 1959, is an example of the aggressiveness unleashed from Washington.

Cuba has been presented all these years as a distortion of reality to damage its image, thus the importance of events like this one, he said about the event hosted by Prensa Latina to remember Operation Truth on its 60th anniversary and the birth of this news agency, also six decades ago.

Operation Truth was a call made by the Revolution’s leader, Fidel Castro, to 400 foreign journalists who learned first-hand details of the justice processes for the crimes committed by the overthrown Fulgencio Batista dictatorship, in the midst of media campaigns and manipulation.

Del Castillo expressed expectations on the meeting which gathers experts and journalists from Latin America and other parts of the world.

I am confident that these two days will be illuminating and enlightening, especially for new generations, about the necessary role of defending the truth and confronting fake news’, he stressed.

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Over 600 New Related Options Announced for the next International Book Fair in Cuba

Over 600 New Related Options Announced for the next International Book

Jan 21 (Radio Rebelde) Juan Rodríguez Cabrera highlighted the presence of the new titles, new reduced prices of the texts, the offer of special projects as tiny books, calendars, maps and didactic materials, included the demanded technical books about medicine and art issues and a higher presence of the digital literature, are among other attractive proposals.

Edel Morales, who is the director of the literary program of the book fair, announced that the event will include the official delivery of the morat important recognitions granted in the literature field in the archipelago again. They include the National awards of literature, Design, Edition and Social Sciences.

In addition and ratifying the exchange among the national and foreign writers with the Cuban audience of the aforementioned fair, Edel Morales announced the carrying out of colloquiums and theoretician meetings about the children´s literature, poetry, history, nature and social sciences, as well as the presentations of books.

According to the also writer and researcher, there will be some special occasions of its program dedicated to Eduardo Heras León, the National Literature and Edition Prizewinner to whom a homage will be paid as part of the current 28th Fair´s awarding process. It will include a colloquium about his work and the presentation of some of his books, among them.

There will also be some meetings about the festivities for the 60th anniversaries of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution and the 500 years of the foundation of Havana. Moreover, there will be significant activities carried out in order to promote the literature of the Democratic and Popular Algerian republic that is the invited nation on this occasion.

On the other hand, it was also informed the presentation of a new special design in the areas of the local San Carlos de la Cabaña fortress as the main venue of that event for the Cuban and foreign exhibitors, as well as the recovery of the Pabellón Tesoro de Papel (Paper Treasure Pavilion) at its place of origin.

The XXVIII International book fair will officially start at six pam at the Cabaña fortress on February 7th through the 17 th at five pm to continue to be carried out nationwide until its last date on April 14th in Santiago de Cuba province.

Radio Rebelde News Desk

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Prensa Latina’s Outstanding Role in the Fight against Media War

Havana, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) The Truth Operation is still in force and Prensa Latina maintains its leading role against the media war, stated today in this capital the president of the Latin American Federation of Journalists, Juan Carlos Camaño.

For many years we have been fighting against organized lies, Camaño told Prensa Latina in the context of the first day of the international forum that will be held until tomorrow at the National Hotel in Cuba.

Prensa Latina is a news agency that currently fulfills a role that goes far beyond its role, stressed Camaño.

His capacity for action in different parts of the world in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe has shown that the profession can be exercised with dignity at the service of the interests of peoples, wherever and however, he stressed.

Prensa Latina -host of the conclave- was born with the purpose of paying tribute to the struggle of all men and women of this world who believe in a more just society, emphasized Camaño.

The aforementioned operation was a meeting of 400 foreign journalists summoned to Havana, when the Revolution was not yet 20 days old, to learn first-hand details of the trials against the war criminals of the defeated tyranny of Fulgencio Batista, amidst the lies about that process.

The international forum aims to discuss Latin American journalism in the scenarios of globalization and new technologies.

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Cuba to Participate in International Tourism Fair in Madrid

Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate in the 39th edition of the International Tourism Fair, FITUR 2019, to be run from January 23 to 27 in its usual venue in Madrid.

The Cuban delegation will be headed by Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero, government sources reported.

The directors of the main hotel chains, travel agencies, as well as associated companies such as Melia Hotels, Iberostar, Blue Diamond, Muthus, Roc Hotels, Accor, NH, Barcelo, Valentin, Kempinski, among others, will be present, the statement from the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) said.

The business groups Viajes Cuba and Cubasol, as well as the companies Cuban Medical Services, Palco and Paradiso, will also participate in the event.

Caracol will be represented by the cigar roller Jose Castelar Cairo (Cueto), who holds the Guinness record for the world’s longest Havana cigars.

The 22nd Conference of Ibero-American Ministers and Spanish Tourism Entrepreneurs will take place prior FITUR.

Cuba will be represented by Marrero, the MINTUR says.

This year, the International Tourism Fair, FitCuba, will be held from May 6 to 11, and Spain will participate as the guest country.

The event will be dedicated to event and incentive modalities and its venue will be Havana, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the foundation of the Cuban capital.

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Vice-President: Venezuelan Opposition without Political Future

Caracas, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez assured on Sunday that the national right remains without a political future despite its persistence in ignoring Nicolas Maduro new term in office.

‘The only thing that encourages them to even talk to each other is the hatred they have for the Bolivarian project of our Liberator Simon Bolivar and Commander Hugo Chavez,’ she stressed in a television interview.

During the broadcast of the ‘Jose Vicente Hoy’ program, Rodriguez recognized that the extreme right limits its political participation with a lack of proposals and projects.

‘The class hatred they have for President Nicolas Maduro is the only thing that encourages them to talk, because it doesn’t even unite them.

The Vice President recalled while talking to analyst and politician Jose Vicente Rangel that politics seeks a possibility of dialogue, negotiation and exchange, but questioned the attitude of opposition leaders in this regard.

‘How do you reach an agreement if you build a wall around yourself? They have no choice but to crash into that wall every day,’ she emphasized.

Historically, the right-wing project has been anti-national, she assured, and now they have unmasked themselves in their alliance with the Lima Group against Venezuela’s interests.

This is repeated as one of the great failures of the opposition, she said, which is why they need foreign interfering cooperation, in what she described as ‘a profound ignorance that encouraged the indestructible, invincible spirit the people have.

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Cuba Expresses Support for Palestine in G77 plus China

United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Palestine can have full support in its presidency of the Group of 77 (G77) plus China, a bloc that faces multiple challenges on issues such as sustainable development.

Cuba’s deputy permanent representative at the United Nations, Ana Silvia Rodriguez, stressed that with this leadership, the bloc vindicated again Palestine’s activism and outstanding role as a full member.

She also acknowledged the inalienable rights of that Arab people, according to a press release from the Cuban mission at the UN.

We are convinced that under Palestine’s presidency, the G77 plus China will continue strengthening its role in promoting and defending the interests of the countries from the South, the Cuban diplomat stressed.

The history of the bloc has been intertwined with that of the UN, as since its foundation on June 15, 1964, the G77 plus China has supported values such as unity, solidarity and cooperation, she said.

The Cuban representative acknowledged Egypt’s role during its presidency of the G77 plus China last year: professionalism, rigor, transparency and proven diplomatic skills were fundamental in the achievements made in 2018.

On January 15, Palestine took over the presidency of that bloc, a leadership that will be historic, according to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

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Maduro Thanks Venezuelans for Their Unwavering Faith, Support

Social groups, community leaders, diplomats, and members of the public arrived the Plaza Bolivar in Caracas Saturday.

Social groups, community leaders, diplomats, and members of the public arrived the Plaza Bolivar in Caracas Saturday. | Photo: Twitter: @NicolasMaduro

“I thank every man, woman, young man, boy and girl of the country,” President Nicolas Maduro tweeted.

Jan 20 (teleSUR) Supporters of the Bolivarian revolution are the force that keeps the country moving forward, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tweeted Sunday.


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“I thank every man, woman, young man, boy and girl in the country for so much love and support. You are the force that keeps us standing up and protects us against artillery attacks, to follow the path to prosperity and happiness in Venezuela,” Maduro wrote.

Social groups, community leaders, diplomats, and members of the public arrived the Plaza Bolivar in Caracas Saturday to show support for the Bolivarian leader and Venezuelan sovereignty amid a slew of economic, media, and diplomatic attacks.

This week, the public will be welcomed to voice their opinions and constructive criticism in an open forum which will be orchestrated in 26 locations around the capital.

Constituent from the labor sector, Nelson Herrera said, “The face of the merchant and spectator will be recognized and through dialogue measures will be adopted that truly benefit the Venezuelan people. These (26) councils and the Congress of the Venezuelan working class will continue to be open, receiving proposals that will be taken to the National Constituent Assembly (ANC).”

On Jan. 10, the president assumed his second term after being elected president of Venezuela on May 20, 2018, with 67.84 percent of the votes.

This Sunday, the president’s social program, Carnet de la Patria, celebrates its second year. The project allows citizens to benefit from various federal programs based on their socioeconomic status using a state ID card.

From Twitter, the Maduro praised the project’s success, saying, “With the Carnet de la Patria, we have optimized the distribution of national wealth, efficiently and equitably. We will continue perfecting the wonderful Social Care System for our people. There is always more.”

Within just a week of his inauguration, the president has already started plans for a new social program, Venezuela Bella Mission, to be launched on Jan. 30. The beautification project aims to renovate 60 cities in an effort to open opportunities to infrastructure, public services, and the cities’ overall aesthetic.


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Failure of US Policy on Cuba Highlighted in Russia

Moscow, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) As has happened in all stages of the Cuban Revolution, the policy of pressure and blockade on Cuba has been unsuccessful, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov said on Saturday.

As has happened in other stages in the history of the Cuban Revolution, the current period of escalated US pressure and the efforts to damage the people of Cuba and its government are also unsuccessful, he commented.

The US policy is crumbling and the efforts to change the course of history are doomed, the Russian diplomat said in statements to Prensa Latina.

In addition, Cuba and the Cuban government write the history that today involves large-scale plans to update the socio-economic development system of the country and to continue the effort of its stance in the world, he noted.

Cuba is an authority in all corners and regions of our planet, Riabkov pointed out.

Cuba’s word is very valuable and we are close, we are shoulder and shoulder with solidarity, with mutual support, that is the main heritage of Cuban-Russian relations and we will multiply it, he underlined.

Regarding the situation in Venezuela, Riabkov said that another socio-political machination by the United States and, unfortunately, by other countries, is observed, but Venezuela is not a test field, it is not a place for that kind of experiment, he noted.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his government were elected legitimately, all procedures that were related to that were supervised thoroughly, he recalled.

Therefore, this current effort, with support from foreign sponsors, to create parallel powers, is very alarming, he pointed out.

We support Venezuela’s legitimate power, we consider that any affair can be, and must be solved, by means of domestic dialogue and the search for practical and concrete solutions to those problems that the country can face, Riabkov added.

Any other path leads nowhere, it is the path of destabilization and, of course, any efforts of foreign interference, especially a military aggression, must be completely ruled out, he stated.

We speak about that at all contacts with our counterparts in the international arena, including the United States, and we say it publicly: Russia’s support for Venezuela is unconditional and it will not change, Riabkov emphasized.

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Our People Will Come Out Victorious, Cuba’s President Asserts

Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel asserted on Sunday that there are challenges to overcome and risks to run, but the Cuban people will come out victorious.

‘… We are not sure about the risks we still have to run; however, we are certain about one thing: whatever that future is, whether easy or hard, our people will come out victorious…’, Fidel on January 20, 1961,’ Diaz-Canel wrote in his Twitter account @DiazCanelB.

Recently, the Head of State described 2019 as a year of challenges and victories, and to his judgment there is enough motivation to work better and achieve better results.

In 2019 ‘We go for more,’ he stressed at a recent meeting of the Council of Ministers that discussed issues related to foreign investment, exports, urban and territorial organization, internal control and attention to the people.

‘We have to work altogether,’ remarked the Cuban President.

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