Yesterday marks nearly 16 years to the day that I met Fidel Castro while visiting Cuba in December of 2000. His death has sparked numerous articles analyzing his contributions and his mistakes, as well as decrying his despotic measures, and it has inspired countless posts on social media that range from sentimental displays of solidarity with the Cuban people (on both sides of the political spectrum) to unbridled enthusiasm for the passing of their leader. 3,636 more words
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By Leng Shumei (Global Times)
China’s foreign ministry called on Singapore to respect China’s stance on the South China Sea issue on Tuesday, a further indication that China is upset about Singapore’s enthusiasm for an increasing US presence in the Asia-Pacific region. 667 more words
The summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) came and went in Isla Margarita, Venezuela, virtually invisible to Western corporate media.
NAM nowadays congregates every African nation except South Sudan; most of Latin America – except Brazil, Argentina and Mexico (they are observers); and most of Asia and the Middle East (China is an observer). 978 more words
During “six days”, Margarita Island (Venezuela) hosted a series of “meetings” of the Non-Aligned Movement”. Today, the latter “agreed to […] revitalise and strengthen the bloc on the basis of” principles like “unity in diversity and solidarity” between the “member states”, according to the “final declaration” ( 48 more words