UN General Assembly Honors Padre Miguel d’Escoto

28 Jul 2017 –  The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: report of the Secretary-General (A/71/858) [item 118] Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/858) The General Assembly will also pay tribute to the memory of His Excellency Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the sixty-third session of the General Assembly. Video: Part II English Special Tribute from the UN…

Padre Miguel d’Escoto: Nicaragua’s Chancellor of Peace and Dignity

Tortilla con Sal Padre Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann died yesterday aged 84 after a relapse following successful treatment for a stroke earlier this year. His death deprives us of the leadership and guidance of one of the world’s great moral leaders, a tireless advocate of non-violence and peace. For everyone who knew him personally, he was…

Father Miguel D’Escoto: Messenger of Love, Life and Reconciliation

Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann left for another plane of life this June 8, 2017, leaving a message of Love, Life, Reconciliation and Unity, in favor of the most impoverished of this world. Father Miguel, from different fronts, maintained coherence with his simple but forceful message: “Love is what is most needed in this world.” The…

François Houtart: A Unique Extraordinary Human Being

The death of François Houtart, intellectual, priest, sociologist, practitioner of liberation theology, tireless fighter and friend, has taken us by surprise. We have always seen him standing on the side of the excluded, of the marginalized, whether they were indigenous peoples, displaced peasants or unemployed youth. He was always concerned about the South and its…

The Lost Pages of Che’s Diary

Yenia Silva Correa | informacion@granma.cu In 1968, the year after Ernesto Guevara de la Serna’s assassination, the first edition of El Diario del Che en Bolivia (Che’s Bolivian Diary) was published in Cuba. This edition lacked 13 pages that had been censored by the Bolivian military. Besides the omission in the text, the site at…

Che Guevara 50 Years After His Assassination

By James Cockcroft 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the CIA-ordered assassination of Che Guevara. In light of a recent upsurge in denunciations of Che and the Cuban Revolution, it is important to separate fact from fiction. Here are five important points to take into account, all in historical context, drawn from countless reliable sources, especially from…