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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Cuba Ratifies its Committed Stand Before the Eyes of the World
By Rolando Sarmiento Ricart/ Radio Cadena Agramonte collaborator.
The annals of history do not mention any country that has been able to exercise participatory democracy in such a firm way; under the noiseless, though devastating fire of an economic war conducted by the most powerful empire ever, as Cuba has done it.
For half a century the United States have enforced diverse and aggressive laws and actions to strangle the island nation, including the U.S. economic and financial blockade, and even have provided shelter to infamous terrorists like Posada Carriles, in a milieu stained by a tense global crisis. In spite of all that their plans haven’t succeeded.
The fraught world stage – characterized by towering social and economic needs - has caused popular uprisings in Puerto Rico and the Arab world, for instance that in Egypt that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, an ally to Israel and the United States, events on which some pro-US ideologists have told cock-and-bull stories and spread grapevines.
It is certain that breakneck rise in food and fuel prices, along with the unpredictable effects of the climate change and the global economic crisis are affecting the economy in the westernmost island of Caribbean. But Cubans trust their government, their decisions, and themselves to emerge triumphant.
For anyone who do not live in this country, it would seem unusual to see that the first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party (PCC), Fidel Castro and President of the Councils of State Raúl Castro invite the whole population to freely express their opinions on the main document of the 6th Congress of the PCC, that will be held in April.
The people’s viewpoints expressed about the Project of Guidelines for Social and Economic Policies in Camagüey enlarged in quantity and quality the 291 items document which seeks to improve the macroeconomic projections of our country, the foreign trade, the investments, the social aspirations, the development of our industry and agro-industry, the generation of electricity and other immediate priorities of the nation.
Even, the people expressed their opinions so that the education and the health care – two rights of our people for which they have to pay nothing- can satisfy better the social demand, while reducing the large and unnecessary expenses in both activities budgeted by the Socialist State.
On the debates of the above-mentioned document, the residents in Camagüey talked about the production of food, the promotion of new idle lands, the organized strengthening of the self-employment and the industrial revival.
February is a month which comprises two significant anniversaries: the 50th anniversary of the Cuban victory against a US-sponsored mercenary invasion at the Bay of Pigs in southern Matanzas province and the eradication of illiteracy in Cuba.
It is part of our History how we spoiled the plans of the U.S. Empire which longed to seize the ripe fruit. Cuba still remains green as the colour of the fatigues of those bearded men who came down victorious from the Sierra Maestra on January 1, 1959. And in April Cuba will turn red when the vanguard of our working people approve the proposals and updating of the socio-economic model of the first Socialist State in the Americas.
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