|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Cuba

Cuba Celebrates May Day with Calls for Unity, Support for Venezuela

HAVANA – Cuba celebrated International Workers Day on Monday with calls for unity and praise for the value of work, confirmation of its unconditional support for the Venezuelan government and complaints against the United States at the main event and parade presided over by President Raul Castro in Havana.

The only speaker at the event was Ulises Guilarte, secretary-general of the CTC, Cuba’s only authorized labor union, who said that “unity” requires a “genuine, powerful” show of popular support for the revolution, the island’s Communist Party and its historic leadership.

Guilarte said that Cuba has taken the “unbreakable” decision to continue building a “sovereign, independent, socialist, democratic, prosperous and sustainable” nation.

He also repeated the Cuban government’s demands that the United States put an end to the economic, financial and trade embargo on the Caribbean country and return the territory occupied by a US naval base in the eastern province of Guantanamo.

The Cuban union leader recalled the words of President Raul Castro that Cuba and the United States can “cooperate and coexist in a civilized way, respecting their mutual differences and promoting everything that would benefit both countries and their people, but without expecting that the island will give up any of its “independence or sovereignty.”

The CTC head repeated Cuba’s support for the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro and slammed the “diplomatic harassment” of that country by the OAS.

In his speech before the massive parade, Guilarte said the Workers Day celebration is a time to honor the value of work and recognize the need to boost productivity and industrial efficiency, which would create more wealth, reduce prices and gradually improve workers’ wages.

From the stands, Cuban government officials and more than 1,630 guests from 86 countries and representatives of 349 unions watched the demonstrators march by carrying Cuban flags, photos of Cuban leader Fidel Castro who died last November, and posters referring to the Workers Day celebration.

The island’s CTC labor union dedicated the celebration this year to young people, support of Venezuela in its “struggle for sovereignty and self-determination,” a commemoration of the 50th anniversary next October of the death of Argentine-Cuban guerrilla Ernesto “Che” Guevara, and to the 55 years of the Communist Youth organization in this country.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved