USA-Blockade Cuba: Fifty-eight Years Later

On February 3rd, 1962 and under the umbrella of the Foreign Aid Act of 1961, John F. Kennedy decrees the Presidential Proclamation 3447 that imposed a commercial blockade on Cuba.


Four days later it came into force.


Subsequently its reach went even further, as we as in the financial ground.

However, since 1959 Washington already imposed obstacles to transactions between the two nations.


An example, when Havana needed to renew its old aviation fleet destined for agriculture.


He then withdrew inspectors who guaranteed the quality of fruits and vegetables destined for their territory.


What was the motive for this punishment? That Cuba since 1959 had left behind its status as a North American neo-colony.


But also, for the first time in its history, it began to govern in favor of the vast majority.


Washington did not resign and deployed their Torricelli and Helms-Burton laws, which unmasked the extraterritorial nature of its policy.

But not just that, its list also shows the attempt to sabotage medical assistance in Cuba.


With just remembering that out of the 6000 professionals living in Cuba at the triumph of the Revolution triumphed, Washington's machinations managed to reduce them by half.



But this is only an example.


The North American decision was to hit Cuba on all fronts, prioritizing brain drains, including celebrities.


And although famous artists and intellectuals have remained faithful to their culture, others, including some of less lineage, gave in to the pressures and offering of gifts.


As the colonialist style that centuries ago bought souls using shining and useless pieces of glass.

Silk-covered Poison

Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, Washington and its acolytes (aware or unaware) have acted on a very complex board.

They don’t forgive, firstly, that it put an end to its status as a U.S. neo-colony.

Neither, that it began to promote a socio-economic program in favor of the majority.


Those first signs were more than enough for Washington to decide to eliminate the new power.



Only hours after the arrival in Havana of the Rebel Army with Fidel Castro leading, a campaign of lies against Cuba began.



The main version assured that in the midst of a "bloodbath" opponents of the Revolution were executed.



What happened actually? The trials of torturers and murderers of the pro-North American tyranny of Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar.



There were so many slanders, that Fidel Castro called a huge press conference named Operation Truth.



In the middle of that first month of 1959 several hundred foreign journalists arrived in Havana.



Those lies were then smashed, although Washington has never given up using them.



The propaganda machinery of the United States has gone through the most unthinkable anti-Cuban lies.



Their objective? Essentially misinterpret the reality of that neighboring nation and adjust it to their convenience.



In order to achieve this goal, as a permanent style they use three key elements:

The falsehood, the half lies, and everything that contributes to raise doubts.



They pay close attention to those they value as local enemies, the uninformed, and the naive.



They save some space next to those for the hyper-critics who can’t even run their own houses properly.



Finally, those self-proclaimed untouchables, or at least difficult to touch.

This is how the silk-covered poison has existed until today.

Cuban Music Joins Celebrations for the Triumph of the Revolution

Varied musical propositions are part of the program scheduled by the Cuban Music Institute for this end of the year and the 60th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution, the institution announced.

The activities include concerts, theoretical and traditional events such as Cuba Va triumph gala.

Havana is at the center of the celebrations and its 500th anniversary will be celebrated in 2019. Therefore, national orchestras, dance groups and children's shows are included in all municipalities.

One of the most eagerly awaited events is the National Symphony Orchestra concert with compositions by the musicians Juan Formell and Adalberto Alvarez.

Singing, activities dedicated to children and presentations of the Concert Bands complete the activities scheduled for the closing of 2018 in Cuba.

The Cuba Va day, lasting until December 29 will feature performances by Pedrito Calvo, Paulo FG, Son Yoruba, Charanga Latina, Alain Daniel, El Noro y Primera Clase, Yumuri y sus Hermanos, JG, Chispa y sus Complices, Klimax, Pachito Alonso and NG la Banda.

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Cuban Presidency Calls to Celebrate the Triumph of the Revolution

Cuba's Presidency has called on the nation today to celebrate on January 1 the triumph of the Revolution on its 60th anniversary and highlighted the main ceremony on the occasion planned for Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba.

'We will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution with Fidel, Marti, Cespedes and Mariana Grajales', the presidential office wrote in its @PresidenciaCuba Twitter account.

In its message on the social network, the Presidency released statements made on the eve by the first secretary of the Communist Party in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, Lazaro Exposito, with details about the celebration.

Exposito pointed out in the radio and television program 'En Línea contigo' (In line with your) that the event will be attended by a thousand people from Santiago, while another two thousand will be able to see it on a giant screen that will be placed in the Heredia theatre.

It also meant the symbolism that represents celebrating the triumph of the Revolution in the patrimonial cemetery that houses the remains of the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, the apostle of independence and national hero, Jose Marti, the mother of the homeland, Mariana Grajales, and other heroes.

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