Thought for the day

"The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them w/illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim." -- Gustave Le Bon

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China ready to expand practical cooperation with Cuba, says Xi Jinping MikeRivero Fri, 11/25/2022 - 08:13

China is ready to expand practical cooperation with Cuba and strengthen coordination on global and regional issues, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday during a meeting with his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel.

"China is ready to cooperate with Cuba to deepen mutual political trust, expand practical cooperation, strengthen mutual support on issues of interest to both sides, and is ready to strengthen coordination on global and regional issues," China Central Television quoted the Chinese president as saying.

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The Real Reason The US Is Against The Entire World on Cuba MikeRivero Thu, 11/17/2022 - 10:04
The US & China Account For Half The World's Household Wealth MikeRivero Sat, 11/12/2022 - 09:06

Measures like GDP are commonly used to understand the overall wealth and size of the economy. However, as Visual Capitalist's Nick Routley details below, while looking at economic output on an annual basis is useful, there are other metrics to consider when evaluating the wealth of a nation.

Household wealth statistics reveal which country’s citizens are accruing the highest level of money and assets worldwide.

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Entire world votes 185 to 2 against blockade of Cuba - US and Israel are rogue states at UN MikeRivero Fri, 11/04/2022 - 10:15
UN votes to condemn U.S. embargo of Cuba MikeRivero Fri, 11/04/2022 - 07:52

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday voted 185-2 to condemn the U.S. embargo of Cuba for the 30th year in a row.

Why it matters: Although UN resolutions are non-binding and aren't legally enforceable, they carry political weight by illustrating the isolation of the U.S. position and the heft of global opinion against it.

Russia Intends to Use Military Base in Cuba in Response to NATO Nuclear Exercises MikeRivero Wed, 11/02/2022 - 13:48

I warned that re-alienating Cuba would ultimately play to Russia's advantage.

Guantanamo Bay: Oldest prisoner freed after being held for 17 years without charge MikeRivero Mon, 10/31/2022 - 09:02

Human rights organisations have celebrated the release of the oldest illegally held prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay US detention site in Cuba. 

Saifullah Paracha, 75, was returned to Pakistan according to the foreign ministry in Islamabad and the US Defence Department.