Showing posts with label Raul Castro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Raul Castro. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez elected as first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba

President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez was elected today, Monday, as first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, during the first plenary meeting of the leadership body, elected by the delegates to the 8th Party Congress Sunday evening.
 
 
Army General Raúl Castro Ruz made this announcement after reporting the 14 members of the Political Bureau, including nine returning to the body and five added as new members: 

Friday, December 4, 2020

Cuba and Vietnam celebrate 60 years of a genuine friendship

Shortly after the successful revolution, on December 2, 1960, the Republic of Cuba, under the leadership of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, became the first country in the Western Hemisphere to establish full diplomatic relations with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

This week, Cuban and Vietnamese senior leaders celebrated the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which they described as exemplary.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Cuba strongly condemns the assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Maduro

In a statement released earlier, the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba strongly condemns the assassination attempt against Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and expresses full solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the people of Venezuela

More specifically, the statement writes that the Cuban government "strongly condemns the attack against the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, on Saturday August 4 during a military parade in Caracas, on the occasion of the 81st anniversary of the founding of the Bolivarian National Guard". 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Miguel Díaz-Canel: The Revolution doesn't end with guerrillas - We shall continue

On the morning of April 19, a historic date on which not only is the first defeat of Yankee imperialism in the Americas commemorated, but Cuba also sees the inauguration of a new government that makes evident the continuity of the new generations with the legacy of the historic generation that founded the Cuban Revolution in the highest leadership positions of the country, compañero Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, offered his first speech as President of the Councils of State and of Ministers of Cuba.

He began by recognizing the leadership of Army General Raúl Castro, the candidate for deputy to have received the most votes in the recent general elections; as well as the Comandantes of the Revolution, “who on being in this room offer us the opportunity to embrace history,” he noted.
He also referred to the “dark attempts to destroy us” of those who have not been able to destroy “our faith.”

Monday, April 9, 2018

Raúl Castro Ruz: "Eternal gratitude to the people of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam"

Speech by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Party Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, upon receiving the Gold Star Order of Vietnam, at the Palace of the Revolution, March 29, 2018, “Year 60 of the Revolution”
COMPAÑERO Nguyen Phu Trong, Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam;
Distinguished members of the Vietnamese delegation;

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Raul Castro slams 'Yankee' Trump's provocative statement on Cuban Independence Day

Cuban President Raul Castro responded to the unacceptable and provocative comments of Donald Trump by characterizing U.S. President's statement on Cuban Independence Day as "ridiculous and controversial". 

More specifically, as Telesur reports, in a broadcast on Cuban state television Saturday, President Raul Castro said Trump’s imperial castigation of the communist island as home to “cruel despotism” were "the contradictory and clumsy pronouncements of the millionaire magnate-turned-president on issues of both foreign and domestic policy."

With Saturday marking 115 years since Cuba’s victory against Spanish colonial and U.S. military rule, Trump offered his timeworn criticism against the country, saying, "The Cuban people deserve a government that peacefully defends democratic values, economic freedoms, religious freedoms and human rights. And my administration is committed to achieving that vision.”

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Raul Castro: "Cuba will not go towards Capitalism now or ever"

Source: Telesur.

Cuban President Raul Castro said that the socialist country will not head towards capitalism, as the country prepares for the first anniversary of the Cuban Revolution after the death of his brother Fidel.

Raul spoke at the national assembly, after over a month since he announced to the world the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on November 25.

He spoke about the economy of the nation predicting that the economy will grow and the Gross Domestic Product will grow moderately at around 2 percent.

To achieve this, three decisive premises must be fulfilled: ensuring exports and their timely billing, increasing domestic production that replaces imports, and reducing all non-essential expenses, he added.

The president also said the country shouldn’t be afraid of foreign capital arriving on the island.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Raúl Castro: "Cuba will not cease defending its revolutionary and anti-imperialist ideals"

Source: Granma.
KEY REMARKS BY ARMY GENERAL RAUL CASTRO RUZ, PRESIDENT OF THE STATE COUNCIL AND THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, AT THE 17TH SUMMIT OF THE NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT

MARGARITA ISLAND, VENEZUELA, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Esteemed comrade Nicolás Maduro Moros, constitutional President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Heads of State and Government,
Esteemed ministers, delegates and guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Friday, April 22, 2016

The New Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC)

Full list of the 17 Political Bureau members elected by the Party Central Committee during the 7th Congress. Raúl reported that four are women; five Black or mixed race; five Council of State vice presidents; three Council of Ministers vice presidents; four ministers; two deputy ministers; four generals - including the First Secretary - and five new members.

MEMBERS OF THE PARTY POLITICAL BUREAU

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Raul Castro- Presentation of the Central Report to the VII Congress (English/Español)

Keeping a close eye at the VII Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), we republish the General Report submitted by President Raul Castro at the opening session of the Congress. Below you can read the major parts of the Report in english and the full speech in spanish.

Raul Castro Ruz- General Report / Source: Granma.
PCC First Secretary Raúl Castro Ruz, presented the Central Report to the 7th Congress, after evoking the 55th anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist character of the Cuban Revolution, on April 16, 1961, on the eve of the mercenary invasion at Playa Girón, which was defeated in less than 72 hours, with Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz on the front lines.
He noted that participating in the event were 1,000 delegates and some 280 invitees, representing the Party’s 600,000 members, organized in 54,000 grassroots units.
The first Secretary noted that the Congress would include the presentation of four principal draft documents, work on several of which began after the previous Congress: the conceptualization of Cuba’s socio-economic model; the development plan through 2030; a report on the implementation of the guidelines over the last five years and their updating for the period 2016-2020; and an analysis of Party objectives approved at the First National Party Conference.