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Cuba Advocates at UNESCO for a Peace World

Cuba has advocated today at UNESCO for dismissing forever war, threat and force in the planet, and stressed UN potentialities to strengthen a peace world.

Cuban representative at the Executive Council, Oscar Leon, said this statement during the 204th session of that UN body.

The United Nations is 'the better prepared international institution to strengthen international peace and security through education, culture, scientific knowledge and access to information. We need of this agency today more than ever to become men and women of peace', he said.

Leon, who is also the president of the Cuban Commission of UNESCO, stressed as an inspiring element the statement of Latin America and the Caribbean as a peace zone, 'a milestone in the history of our region.'

The representative emphasized in his speech Cuba's commitment at UNESCO and the values it represents, as well as reaffirming the willingness to work together to reach the 2030 Development Agenda goals.

Leon Gonzales also stated that the Executive Council is meeting during a complex situation, in which 'serious and imminent dangers are threating the existence of our specie, such as climate change, nuclear weapons and cultural intolerance causing armed conflicts and endangering peace.

Leon also said that 'the multidimensional and systematic crisis accompanied of violations to principles and regulations of the international law impede the construction of a fairer world order, based on human solidarity, dialogue and cooperation.'

According to Leon's statements, UNESCO is not exempt from that, as it has been living since 2011 the deepest financial crisis in history, as a consequence of the non-payment of its main taxpayer, the United States, which debits more than $600 million USD and has declared its withdrawal from the organization.

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Construction of Hotel Meliá Trinidad Starts in Central Cuba

The construction of the 400-room Hotel Meliá Trinidad, scheduled for inauguration in 2020, started today in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, tourist authorities confirmed.

The communiqué from Meliá Cuba pointed out that the hotel is being built after a contract was signed at the 12th Fecons Construction Fair, held last week in Havana.

The group noted that the Hotel Meliá Trinidad, owned by the joint venture Toscuba, will be built on Maria Aguilar Beach, on Cuba's south coast.

The three-story building will have an exclusive floor that will be called The Level.

The establishment will have modern rooms, swimming pool and exceptional restoration options for adults and families, Meliá Cuba added.

Other amenities are a fitness center with a gymnasium and a massage parlor. It will also have areas for weddings, events and conventions.

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Syria Rejects French Government's Accusations on Chemical Attack

Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described the recent statements by French Foreign Minister, Jean Marc Ayrault, about the alleged chemical attack in the town of Kahn Sheikun, Idleb province, as a ''rabid campaign of misinformation and lies''.

'The accusations made by the French government represent a flagrant aggression and violation of the powers of international organizations, in an attempt to hide the truth of that crime and those behind it,' a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Ministry said.

'The French government has no legal jurisdiction nor the competence to determine what happened in Khan Shaikhun and draw conclusions,' and even that country is involved in that crime and its objection is shown to a draft resolution proposed by Russia and Iran to form a neutral and professional committee to investigate alleged attacks,' the statement said.

'Western countries resort to lying, deceit and disinformation to carry out their policies aimed at dominating the world and returning to the times of colonialism, mandate and fiduciary administration. What happened in Khan Shaikhun comes in the framework of the conspiracy project against Syria to raise the collapsed moral of the armed terrorist groups after their successive defeats at the hands of the Syrian army, the statement states.

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Cuba Highlights Venezuela's Victory at OAS

Cuba has hailed today Venezuela for defending the Latin American and Caribbean dignity, based on truth, reason and justice against the OAS and its Secretary General''s actions to undermine and topple the Bolivarian Revolution.

In a statement, the Cuban Foreign Ministry underlines that Venezuela is not along, while commenting that the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States failed to pass a resolution against Caracas and impose the Inter-American Democratic Charter with the aim to punish Venezuela.

The OAS Venezuela is today facing is the same that endorsed military aggressions and interventions, kept conspiratorial silence before serious democratic violations and human rights throughout the hemisphere, including coups, disappearance of people, arbitrary detentions, tortures and assassinations of students, journalists and social leaders, the statement points out.

It's the same organization -it adds- that has overlooked forced displacement of people caused by poverty and violence, walls, deportations, unequal trade, environmental pollution, drug-trafficking and cultural aggression.

Venezuela has waged -it continues- a diplomatic battle against imperialist and oligarchical intentions to crush the right of the people and the States to emancipate, exercise their own sovereignty and build up the political, economic, social and cultural system they freely choose.

The Cuban Foreign Ministry recalls in its statement that it is evident the coincidence between OAS current agitation and that of 1962 when it conspired against Cuba.

'The Ministry of Colonies once again commits today the same mistakes: intense pressures and blackmails by the United States on a group of countries, including the smallest and most vulnerable, and again we see the submissive attitude of those who prefer to kneel down and submit themselves rather than facing up the giant with seven-league boots', the statement concludes.

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