Former Venezuelan Vice-president, Elias Jaua, has dispelled rumour that Cuban revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, had suffered a stroke after a Venezuelan doctor told international press that the former head of state was seriously ill.
HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 7 (acn) Operation Miracle, a humanitarian social program created by the governments of Cuba and Venezuela, has made it possible to carry out over one million eye surgeries in the South American nation over the last eight years.
By Mario Sosa - America Latina en Movimiento , Apr 20th 2012
The Summit of the Americas, a conference called by the Organisation of American States (OAS) in order to implement the strategic lines of local and regional business elites, global capital and the geo-strategic interests of the United States, ended in a categorical failure in its 6th meeting, held on the 14-16th of April.
The Organization of American States’ (OAS) VI Summit of the Americas, held 14 – 15 April in Cartagena, Colombia, closed on Sunday without the signing of a final declaration, with issues such as Cuba’s inclusion in future summits and Argentina’s claim to the Malvinas (Falklands) islands leaving the United States and Canada unable to reach a consensus with other Latin American and the Caribbean nations.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez sustained a meeting in Havana yesterday, where the two leaders signed six new commercial accords. Santos also mentioned that Chavez is likely to return to Venezuela early next week.
Recent events in the Middle East, characterized by the popular revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria, with the greater or lesser participation of the Special Services of the Western world infiltrating provocateurs, weapons, media and money, a lot of money, in each country, have encouraged the hopes of U.S. policy makers with respect to Venezuela and Cuba.
The historic revolutionary moment of January 1, 1959, when General Fulgencia Batista escaped Cuba, came on the heels of another, lesser known revolutionary moment just a year earlier. On January 23, 1958, General Marcos Pérez Jiménez fled the capital of Venezuela, as a multi-class opposition ended a long era of military rule.
In a move that will see yet greater funding applied to essential public services, the Venezuelan government announced a series of initiatives last week intended to strengthen the Caribbean nation’s growing health care infrastructure and expand access to residents in the state of Aragua.