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ISC 15. Will the real democracy please stand up?

John Pateman

Democracy is a much vaunted concept when it is espoused by the likes of Tony Blair and George W Bush. But democracy does not seem to apply to countries like Venezuela and Cuba. When an attempt was made to oust Hugo Chavez, the democratically elected President of Venezuela, the US supported this coup and said that there was more to democracy than "winning the largest number of votes". What George Bush (who was not elected by the largest number of votes) meant was that protecting the vested interests of the Venezuelan oil producers was more important than meeting the needs of the Venezuelan people. Chavez received not one, but two, huge landslide majorities by popular vote.

By contrast, 154 million US voters did NOT vote for Bush - in a nation of 200 million voters this constitutes the majority. There is a very useful analysis of the US presidential election in "Stupid White Men" by Michael Moore. In what he terms "a very American coup", Moore points out that Al Gore received 539,898 more votes than Bush. The coup began in 1999 when the Bush campaign paid $4 million to Database Technologies to go through Florida's voter rolls and remove anyone "suspected of being a former felon". Database did as they were told. And before long 173,000 registered voters in Florida were permanently wiped off the voter rolls. Many of these were Black. It is estimated that 90% of them would have voted Democrat.

But there is no longer much need for fixing the result of western elections. People are voting with their feet and abstaining from elections in large numbers. As Robert Silver points out in this issue of ISC ("Taking power from the global corporations") :

"The democratic ideal of multi-party elections with universal adult suffrage became the dominant political form of the nation-state in 20th century. In 1900 no country had achieved this. A century later most have. In the last 25 years of the century 113 countries introduced multi-party elections. But the universal advance of parliamentary democracy has become a universal fraud. Declining turnout in elections demonstrates the extent of the rejection of the current political system by all sections of society."

Cuba has been added to the US list of so-called rogue states. Bush will not lift the illegal 40 year blockade of Cuba until "democratic reform takes places". In fact, the Cuban system is much more democratic than the US, and the UK for that matter. You do not need to be a millionaire to stand as a candidate, and more than 90% of the population vote in Cuba's municipal, provincial and national elections :

"I lived in Cuba during the 1997-98 municipal, provincial and national elections. I witnessed door-to-door enumeration (no longer done in Canada), nomination of multiple candidates in the streets, posted biographies in lieu of campaigns and election of municipal delegates. The vote count is always public. Cuba's municipal election system is very similar to our Canadian municipal system.

Fidel Castro is nominated and re-elected every five years, first by the people of his municipality, then nominated and elected to the National Council of State and finally nominated and elected as president and commander-in-chief. The latter two elections are held by the newly elected delegates at the first meeting of the National Assembly of Peoples Power following the national election.

It is true that, other than municipal elections, only one name appears on the ballot and it is put there by the nominating commissions chaired by the trade unions and made up of representatives of all mass organizations and municipalities. If the voters reject a candidate, another nomination and election must be held. Fifty per cent plus one is required to win any election in Cuba. All elected representatives are required to have regular accountability meetings with voters. All elected representatives are subject to recall by the voters. Most importantly, the Communist Party does not take part in the process" (Dave Thomas, Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association)

Recent articles in Granma International also indicate that democracy is alive and well in Cuba. For example "One billion books in 43 years of Revolution" was the headline when Fidel Castro inaugurated the Alejo Carpentier print works, the most modern in the country, with the capacity to produce 15 million volumes a year. Castro also announced the launch of family libraries : a new form of access to literature. The aim is to produce 100,000 copies of a collection of the best works in Cuban and universal literature. The first collection will cost just 60 pesos. This will enable all Cuban families to have their own library, at home. This is also a direct response to the US funded so-called "independent library movement", supplied, financed and directed by the US Interests Section in Havana.

The US thinks that it can purchase anything in the world, including the hearts and minds of the Cuban people. The United States Development Agency USAID will distribute almost SIXTEEN MILLION DOLLARS in US taxpayers money to a avriety of anti Castro groups and projects this year alone. The figures were revealed in May when USAID posted its "Update on the Program to Promote Cuban Transition to Democracy" on its website http://usinfo.state.gov. The programmes stated goal is to "promote rapid, peaceful, transition to democracy in Cuba, helping develop civil society", which is a somewhat wordy euphemism for removing the revolutionary government from power and replacing it with a government compliant to Washington's wishes.

The website is worth a visit because there you will see that USAID spends nothing in Cuba on real development projects such as education, health and economic development. If you look at the country page of any other developing nation on this site you will see that the US gives millions to other countries for these purposes. All it does with regards to Cuba is spend millions stuffing the pockets of the anti Castro mob in Florida with cash. Who then give a lot of it to Cubans on the island to become dissidents :

A. Funding so-called human rights activists ($8,099,171)

1. Freedom House ($500,000)

Distributes Spanish language books, pamphlets, computers and other materials to dissidents in Cuba. Freedom House is run by Frank Calzon a well-known former CIA operative.

2. The Center for a Free Cuba ($2,249,709)

Gathers and disseminates information concerning the alleged human rights situation in Cuba. Transmits the writings of so-called Cuban human rights activists to "non governmental" organisations worldwide. The Center sponsors travel to Cuba by representatives of "democractic" societies and distributes "pro-democracy" literature on the island. A former director of the Center for a Free Cuba is Otto Reich, now Bush's Under Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs. Robert Kent from the "friends of Cuban Libraries" (sic) has admitted that his trips to Cuba were finaced by the Center for a Free Cuba.

3. The Institute for Democracy in Cuba ($1,000,000)

Assists dissident activists in Cuba. Provides assistance to political prisoners and their families.

4. Cuban Dissidence Task Group ($250,000)

Publishes and disseminates worldwide the written analysis of Cuban dissident activists on the island. Provides assistance to political prisoners and their families.

5. International Republican Institute ($1,674,462)

Helps create a bolster international solidarity comittees in Latin America and Europe in order to provide "material, moral and ideological support" for dissident activists in Cuba.

6. Freedom House : Cuban Democracy Project ($825,000)

Promotes the formation of a dissident leadership in Cuba by linking dissident organisations in Cuba to one another and to sympathetic organisations in Europe, North America and elsewhere. It was this project that financed the visit to Cuba by two right-wing Czech politicians who were caught and expelled by Cuban security in 2001.

7. Grupo de Apoyo a la Disidencia (Dissident Support Group) ($1,200,000)

Provides assistance and informational materials to political prisoners and their families.

8. Accion Democratica Cubana (Cuban Democratic Action) ($400,000)

Provides assistance and informational materials to political prisoners and their families.

B. Funding so-called independent journalists ($2,028,000)

1. Cuba Free Press ($280,000)

Publishes the work of counter-revolutionary writers and journalists inside Cuba

2. Florida International University ($622,000)

The FIU International Media Center (IMC) trains so-called independent journalists.

3. CubaNet ($833,000)

Provides a comprehensive internet on-line publication of stories provided by Cuba' so-called independent journalists, and other national and international press reports on Cuba.

4. Carta de Cuba ($293,000)

Disseminates internationally and inside Cuba the writing of Cuba's so-called independent journalists.

C. Funding for dissident Cuban NGOs ($1,602,249)

1. Partners of the Americas ($172,000)

Helps establish linkages between emerging Cuban dissident organisations, and other counterpart organisations around the world.

2. Pan American Development Foundation ($553,500)

Establishes linkages between Cuban NGOs and counterpart NGOs operating elsewhere in the Americas. Provides information and material assistance to Cuba's so-called independent librarians.

3. ACDI-VOCA Independent Agricultural Cooperatives ($265,000)

Provides technical information on cooperative development, agriculture and agro-business to dissident NGOs in Cuba.

4. University of Miami : Developing Civil Society ($320,000)

Facilitates access to information and training for Cuban dissidents to form so-called NGOs.

5. Florida International University : NGO development ($291,749)

Trains so-called Cuban NGO leaders in management and delivery of social services.

D. Funding for business lobbyists ($592,575)

1. American Centre for International Labor Solidarity ($168,575)

Works within trade union movements worldwide to persuade them and foreign firms to refuse to recognise Cuba's official trade unions.

2. National Policy Association ($424,000)

Convenes an international private sector working group to encourage companies doing business in Cuba to refuse to recognise Cuba's official trade unions.

E. Distributing subversive information in Cuba ($885,000)

1. Cuba on-line ($800,000)

Transmits information on democracy, human rights and free market economics directly to the Cuban people, through the international mail system, and by electronic means.

2. Sabre Foundation ($85,000)

Donates new books and other informational materials on democratic transition, free market economics and other issues to independent Cuban NGOs and individuals.

F. Preparing for the US takeover of Cuba ($2,132,000)

1. Rutgers University : Planning for Change ($99,000)

Supports planning for future assistance to a Cuban "transition" government.

2. International Foundation for Election Systems ($136,000)

Analyses assistance required to support "transitional elections" in Cuba.

3. US-Cuba Business Council ($852,000)

Surveys US private sector resources and plans to assist the eventual "reconstruction" of the Cuban economy. Otto Reich, Bush's Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs is on its executive board.

4. University of Miami : Cuba Transition Planning ($1,045,000)

Analyzes challenges that will face a future "transition government" in Cuba, including : legal reform, political party formation, privatisation and foreign investment, combating corruption, education reform, economic policy reform, international donor coordination.

G. Evaluation of the programme ($335,000)

1. University of Florida : Measuring Public Opinion ($110,000)

Estimates public opinion, knowledge and attitudes in Cuba through interviews with recent Cuban migrants.

2. Price Waterhouse Coopers, Inc. ($225,000)

Under contract, assesses the effectiveness of the USAID Cuba program. Examines progress and impediments to achieving the program objective.

Grand total of USAID to anti-Castro groups in 2002 : $15,673,995

More than half the money goes to supporting so-called human rights activists and their organisations, many of which are based in Miami, not Cuba. More than $2 million dollars is being spent funding so-called "independent journalists". Hundreds of thousands of dollars are going to the families of anti Castro activists who are in jail. What all this means is that it is very profitable to become a dissident in Cuba. There is a lot of money available for you to live well if you choose. When you get caught and are prosecuted you will then become a prisoner of conscience and another statistic for the US to use in its attack on Cuba for alleged human rights violations. You will also not need to worry because there are plenty of US government funded agencies who will support you in jail and send money to your family.

The best way to find out the truth about what is going on in Cuba - including their library service - is to go there and talk to the Cuban people. The following article, by Rhonda L. Neugebauer, is a brief report on an American Library Association trip to Cuba. Included is a comprehensive list of internet sites in Cuba. The US and the so-called "Friends of Cuban Libraries" (sic) would have us believe that there is no access to the internet in Cuba. In fact, there are many Cuban internet websites and there is a major programme going on in Cuba to make the internet available via schools, libraries and other agencies.

Report on ALA Delegation Trip to Cuba

Rhonda L. Neugebauer, University of California, Riverside
Association of College and Research Libraries
International Relations Committee
June 11, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia

Congreso INFO 2002

This conference was organized by IDICT (http://www.idict.cu/) and several Cuban institutions and organizations. The conference was held April 22-26, 2002. Over 30 US librarians attended, including ALA President John Berry and ALA President-Elect Mitch Freedman. The Conference proceedings were published on CD-ROM and handed to participants at registration. Citation: Congreso Internacional de Informacion, Abril 22-26, 2002. IDICT. Palacio de las Convenciones, La Habana, Cuba.

The ALA delegation met with the Cuban Library Assn. (ASCUBI) and SOCICT (Info and Systems professionals) and held a 1/2 day discussion on cooperation between US and Cuban librarians. The next Conference will be held in April 2004 in Havana. The theme will be "Multidisciplinary, social, and technological integration on a human scale: questions and answers." See website for more information (www.info-congreso.cu).

Upcoming Conference in Cuba, June 9-12, 2003

"Libraries of the Third World" is a conference within the "Culture and Development Conference" sponsored by the Jose Marti National Library and the Public Libraries Network. Topics include: Libraries and the cultural identify of third world countries; national libraries for the defense and preservation of historic memory and bibliographic heritage of nations. For info: Mirtha Padron, Secretaria Ejecutiva superat symbolcubarte.cult.cu; Conference organizer Paula Bravo evaat symbolpalco.gep.cma.net

Needs of Cuban Libraries

  • Supplies (pens, pencils, paper, paper clips, staples, staplers, tape, glue, alcohol, cotton)
  • Equipment (computers, printers, printer cartridges/ribbons, toner, copiers, bookmobiles)
  • Books and journals (professional lit, Dewey Decimal Classification, children's books)
  • Professional materials (association materials, instruction materials)
  • Friends, cooperation and concern
  • Stop the embargo

Internet Development In Cuba

"Cuba goes Digital," Nov. 2001 report written by Philip Peters of the Lexington Foundation. Report covers Internet development, telecommunications, information technology education, and business technology, with simplistic analysis. See http://www.lexingtoninstitute.org/cuba/pdf/Cuba_telecom.pdf.

Sample of sophisticated projects, including:

a. Ciencias de la Informacion, textos completes, 1968-2001. Complete run of journal on CD-ROM. Publisher IDICT. ISBN: 959-234-032-3.

b. Wilfredo Lam. "This multimedia title pretends to disseminate the creation of this relevant Cuban artist, showing details of his life, stages of his work, his influence of the principal artistic currents of the first half of the century, as well as the legacy of the teach to Cuban, Caribbean, Latin American and... colorfulness." Producer: Centro de Informatica y Sistemas aplicados a la Cultura, CEISIC.

c. Atlas Etnografico de Cuba. Cultura popular tradicional. Covers "traditional popular culture, in its various material and spiritual forms and expression." Atlas has 13 sections, 238 maps 1246 images, 46 videos, 96 musical fragments and 700 pages of text." I have several copies for sale.

d. Musica popular cubana, origins y actualidad. In English and Spanish. History of popular Cuban music. CD-ROM. Published by CEISIC.

List of Cuban websites prepared by the University of Havana librarians :

Portal Cuba.cu. El portal de Cuba http://www.cuba.cu

Cubaweb. Portal cubano http://www.cubaweb.cu

Islagrande, Portal Cubano http://www.islagrande.cu

InfoCom. La Red de Datos de Mensajería Pública de Cuba http://www.infocom.etecsa.cu TRANSNET. La red del transporte en Cuba http://www.transnet.cu/

Portal de Matanzas http://www.atenas.inf.cu

Camaraco. Portal pinero http://www.gerona.inf.cu

El portal de la filosofía y el pensamiento cubano http://www.filosofia.cu

Portal de Villa Clara http://www.civc.inf.cu

Caonao.Portal de Camagüey http://www.cmw.inf.cu

Portal de Las Tunas http://www.ltunas.inf.cu

Portal de Holguín http://www.holguin.inf.cu

El Portal de la Ciencia en Cuba http://www.cubaciencia.cu

Infomed, Red Telemática de Salud en Cuba http://www.infomed.sld.cu

CUBARTE "El Sitio de la Cultura Cubana" http://www.cubarte.cult.cu

La Pesca y la Marina Mercante http://www1.cubamar.cu

Ciencia y Tecnología Sitio Oficial del Ministerio de Ciencia Tecnología y Medio Ambiente. http://www.cuba.cu/ciencia/citma/index.htm El Portal de la Ciencia en Cuba http://www.cubaciencia.cu

Academia de Ciencias de Cuba http://www.cuba.cu/ciencia/acc/

Cubatécnica. Empresa de Contratación de Asistencia Técnica http://www.ceniai.inf.cu/CUBATECNICA/ IDICT-Instituto de Información Científica y Tecnlógica de la República de Cuba http://www.idict.cu CEADEN. Centro de Estudios Aplicados al Desarrollo Nuclear http://www.ceaden.cu Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria http://www.ceniai.inf.cu/POLO/centros/chp.htm Centro de Inmunología Molecular http://www.cim.sld.cu

Centro de Investigaciones del Ozono http://www.ozono.cubaweb.cu/

Centro de Ingeniería Genética y Biotecnología http://www.weweb.com/cigb/index_e.html Centro de Inspección y Control Ambiental http://www1.cuba.cu:8084/ciencia/citma/ama/cica/inicio.html Centro Internacional de Restauración Neurológica http://www.ciren.cubaweb.cu/

COMBIOMED.Empresa de automatización de equipos médicos http://www.combiomed.com Elfos Scientiae: Grupo editorial. Biotecnología http://www.elfosscientiae.com.cu/ Instituto de Biotecnología de las Plantas http://www1.cuba.cu:8084/ciencia/ibp/ Instituto de Cibernética, Matemática y Física

http://www.cuba.cu/ciencia/citma/aid/icimaf/Index.htm

Instituto de Investigaciones Avícolas http://www1.cuba.cu:8084/ciencia/avicultura/ Oficina Cubana de Propiedad Industrial http://www.ocpi.cu

Instituto de Sanidad Vegetal http://www.cuba.cu/ciencia/inisav/

Instituto de investigaciones en Normalización http://www.cuba.cu/ciencia/normas/ Instituto de Meteorología de la República de Cuba http://www.met.inf.cu

Instituto de Oceanología http://www.cuba.cu/ciencia/citma/ama/oceanologia/Default.html Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba

http://www1.cuba.cu:8084/ciencia/citma/ama/museo/

La ciencia y la tecnica en la capital de Cuba. http://www.anirch.islagrande.cu/ Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Alimenticia (IIIA) http://www.cuba.cu/investigaciones_alimentos/ Red Solar http://www.cubasolar.cu

Centro de Tecnología Apropiada en Saneamiento.SANITEC. http://www.cuba.cu/sanitec Zoológico Nacional de Cuba http://www.cuba.cu/ciencia/citma/ama/pzn/pzn.htm

Seguridad http://www.seguridad.cu

Complejo Las Terrazas.Turismo de Naturaleza http://www8.lasterrazas.cu/indexie.htm Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática http://www.cuba.cu/ciencia/citma/ama/ecologia Centro de Información, Gestión y Educación Ambiental (CIGEA) http://www.cuba.cu/ciencia/CIGEA/index.html Centro de Convenciones. Capitolio de La Habana http://www.cuba.cu/cultura/capitolio/Caphome.html Arte CUBARTE "El Sitio de la Cultura Cubana" http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/

Islagrande, Portal Cubano. Arte http://www.islagrande.cu/sitios.asp?IdCateg=156 1-2-3 y... Portal de Música Cubana http://www.123y.islagrande.cu/

Conjunto Escultórico Memorial "Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara" http://www.cult.cu/patrim/cnpc/museos/che/default.html Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana http://www.ohch.cu

Sitio Oficial de La Camerata Romeu http://www.ohch.cu

Producciones ABDALA S.A. http://www.abdala.cu/

Casa de las Américas http://www.cult.cu/casa/indice.html

Instituto Cubano del Libro http://www.cult.cu/libro/icl/index.html

Unión de Artistas y Escritores de Cuba. UNEAC http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/uneac/index.html Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales http://www.infocex.cu/fcbc/

Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/cptb/nmain.htm Sitio del Ballet Nacional de Cuba http://www.balletcuba.cu

Cine Cubano http://www.cinecubano.cu/

CUBAONLINE: Conocer y disfrutar las maravillas de Cuba. http://www.cubaonline.com.cu Biblioteca Nacional "José Martí" http://www.binanet.lib.cult.cu

Centro de Informática Aplicada a la Cultura (CEISIC)

http://http://www.ceisic.caribbeansources.com

Centro de Desarrollo de Artes Visuales http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/plastica/index.html Centro de Desarrollo y Comunicación Cultural (CREART) http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/noticias/creart/index.html Centro de Estudios Martianos http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/marti/index.html

Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/fncl/index.html Fundación Fernando Ortiz http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/ffo/index.html

Teatro Nacional de Cuba http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/Teatro/teatro.htm

Memorial José Martí http://www.cuba.cu/memorial/index.shtml

Cinemateca de Cuba http://www.cinecubano.cu/cinema.htm

Academia de Artes Plásticas "San Alejandro" http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/instit/insta.html#INS_084 Agrupación Cubana de Arte Circense y Variedades (CIRCUBA) http://www.cubarte.cu/artesesc/cnae.circuba.html Medios de Comunicación

Granma. Órgano Oficial del Partido Comunista de Cuba http://www.granma.cubaweb.cu/ Granma Internacional Digital http://www.granma.cu/

Juventud Rebelde Digital http://www.jrebelde.cubaweb.cu/

Trabajadores http://www.trabajadores.cubaweb.cu/

CUBAHORA. Cuba en Noticias http://www.cuba.cu/CUBAHORA/

El Economista de Cuba. http://www.eleconomista.cubaweb.cu/

Tribuna de la Habana http://www.tribuna.islagrande.cu/

Victoria. Municipio Isla de la Juventud http://www.gerona.inf.cu/prensa/

Girón. Provincia Matanzas http://www.giron.co.cu/

Vanguardia. Provincia Villa Clara http://vanguardia.co.cu/

5 de Septiembre. Provincia Cienfuegos http://www.5septiembre.cu/

Escambray. Provincia Sancti Spíritus http://www.escambray.islagrande.cu/Esp/Default.htm Invasor. Provincia Ciego de Avila http://www.invasor.islagrande.cu/

Adelante. Provincia Camagüey http://www.cmw.inf.cu/adelante/

26. Provincia Las Tunas http://www.ltunas.inf.cu/26/index.htm

Ahora. Provincia Holguín http://www.ahora.cu/

Sierra Maestra. Provincia Santiago de Cuba http://www.sierramaestra.cu/

AIN. Agencia de Información Nacional http://www.ain.cubaweb.cu/

Prensa Latina. Agencia Informativa Latinoamericana http://www.prensa-latina.cu/ Radio Reloj - Emisora http://www.radioreloj.cu

Radio Habana Cuba- Emisora http://www.radiohc.cu/

Cubavision Internacional http://www.cubavision.cubaweb.cu/

El nuevo Fénix http://www.fenix.islagrande.cu/

NotiNet del Cubaweb http://www.fenix.islagrande.cu/

Radio Rebelde http://www.cuba.cu/RRebelde

Radio Metropolitana http://www.metropolitana.islagrande.cu

Radio Ciudad Habana http://www.mihabana.islagrande.cu

Radio Victoria http://www.ltunas.inf.cu

Radio Sancti Spíritus http://www.escambray.islagrande.cu/CMHT

Radio CMHW Villa Clara http://www.cmhw.esivc.colombus.cu

Opciones http://www.opciones.cubaweb.cu

Caimán Barbudo http://www.caimanbarbudo.cu

Revista Bohemia http://www.cuba.cu/BOHEMIA/

Cuba Internacional http://www.prensa-latina.cu

Revista Somos Jóvenes http://www.somosjovenes.cu

Revista Juventud Técnica http://www.juventudtecnica.cu

Revista Pionero http://www.pionero.cu

Revista Zunzún http://www.zunzun.cu

Revista Alma Mater http://www.almamater.cu

Revista Mujeres http://www.mujeres.cubaweb.cu

Revista Tricontinental http://www.tricontinental.cubaweb.cu

Revista Revolución y Cultura http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/publi/revcult/index.html Gaceta de Cuba http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/publi/gaceta/index.html

Temas http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/publi/temas/index.html

Revista Prismas http://www.prensa-latina/Pubs/prisma

Revista Orbe http://www.prensa-latina/Pubs/orbe

Revista Avances Médicos http://www.prensa-latina/Pubs/avances

Revista deportiva cubana:Marcas http://www.prensa-latina/Pubs/marcas

Viajes y Turismo Directorio Turístico de Cuba http://www.dtcuba.com/esp/default.asp Cocoweb. Dirección electrónica para responder preguntas sobre Cuba

http://www.dtcuba.com/esp/cocoweb/default.asp

Cubana de Aviación ......Puerta de Cuba al Mundo......

http://www.granma.cubaweb.cu/

Paradiso, promotora de turismo cultural http://www.ceniai.inf.cu/PARADISO/

Servimed. Turismo de Salud http://www.cubanacan.cu/servimed/servimed.html#info

ASISTUR http://www8.asistur.cubaweb.cu/esp/index.htm

Caribe International Tours S.A http://www.caribeintours.com

Hoteles Super Club http://www.superclubs.cubaweb.cu

Centro Internacional de Salud La Pradera http://www.cuba.cu/PRADERA

Cadena Habaguanex http://www.dtcuba.com/esp/hoteles.asp?id=3&cod=8&name=Habaguanex Cadena Islazul http://www.dtcuba.com/esp/hoteles.asp?id=3&cod=11&name=Islazul

CUBAMAR. Camping y Villas cercanas a la Naturaleza http://www.cubamar.cubaweb.cu/ Grupo Cubanacan http://www.cubanacan.cu/index.html

Grupo Gaviota http://www.gaviota.cubaweb.cu/index.asp

Hoteles Horizontes http://www.horizontes.cu/

Grupo Hotelero Gran Caribe http://www.grancaribe.cubaweb.cu/

Marinas Gaviota http://www.gaviota.cubaweb.cu/espannol/marinas/index.html

Marinas Puertosol http://www.puertosol.cubaweb.cu/

Sol Meliá en Cuba http://www.cubaweb.cu/solmelia/default.htm

Cubanacan. Agencia de Viajes http://www.cubanacan.cu/agencia/servagencia.html

Cuba Travel. Agencia de Viajes http://www.cuba-travel.com.mx/

EASY TRAVEL inc. Agencia de Viajes http://www.easytravel.cu/

Gaviota Tours. Agencia de Viajes

http://www.gaviota.cubaweb.cu/espannol/gaviotatour/index.html

GOCUBA. Agencia de Viajes http://www.gocuba.com/

TRAVELNET.Agencia de Viajes http://www.travelnet.cu/

TRANSTURTAXIONLINE http://www.transturtaxionline.cu/home.htm

Viñales Tours. Agencia de Viajes http://www.spin.com.mx/vinales/

Complejo Las Terrazas http://www8.lasterrazas.cu/indexie.htm

Sitio Oficial de VIAZUL, transporte por ómnibus http://www.viazul.cu/PARADISO/

CUBACAR. Renta de Autos http://www.cubacar.cubanacan.cu/

PANATRANS. Renta de Autos http://www.cuba.cu/turismo/panatrans/

VIA. Renta de Autos http://www.gaviota.cubaweb.cu/espannol/rentcar/index.html

Internet y computación CITMATEL. Empresa de Tecnologías de la Información y Servicios Telemáticos http://www.citmatel.inf.cu/ CeniaInternet. Proveedor #1 de los Servicios de Internet en Cuba http://www.ceniai.inf.cu/ CUBA-NIC-Mapa del Sitio http://www.nic.cu/

ColombusNet. Nodo principal de la RED privada del SIME.

http://www.islagrande.cu/colombusnet/

Infomaster. Fuerza informática de las universidades cubanas http://www.ifmaster.com/ GET. División del Grupo de la Electrónica para el Turismo

http://www8.cubaweb.cu/teledatos/index.htm

InfoCom. Proveedor de Internet de ETECSA http://www.infocom.etecsa.cu/

TRANSNET. La red del transporte en Cuba http://www.transnet.cu/

Genesis Multimedia. Discos Compactos Multimedia

http://www.genesis.caribbeansources.com/genesis.htm

SoftCal. Soluciones informáticas de alto nivel http://www.softcal.cubaweb.cu

Softel. Software, desarrollo y comercialización http://www.softel.cu/

CEDISAP. Centro de Desarrollo Informático de Salud Pública http://www.cedisap.sld.cu COMBIOMED. Automatización de equipos médicos y la industria.

http://www.www.combiomed.com/

CUBASITIOS http://www.cubasitios.cu/

Corporación Copextel S.A http://www.copextel.com.cu/Sp/index.asp

Economía y negocios Ministerio de Finanzas y Precios http://www1.cuba.cu:8084/economia/finanzas/ Infocex. Información para el Comercio Exterior de Cuba http://www.infocex.cu

Bazar Cuba http://home.citmatel.inf.cu/bazarcuba/index.html

Corporación Cubalse http://www.cuba.cu/economia/cubalse

CUBACEL http://www.cubalse.com

EMPROSIME.Servicios de Ingienería http://www.emprosime.cu

Aseguradora del Turismo. La Isla S.A http://www.cuba.cu/laisla/

Cámara de Comercio http://www.camaracuba.cu

Empresa del seguro estatal nacional. http://www.esen.com.cu/

Ley de Inversiones Extranjeras en Cuba http://gopher://gopher.ceniai.inf.cu:70/0./Linvext/linvesp.gz Decreto-Ley de Zonas Francas y Parques Industriales http://www.cuba.cu/negocios/DL165E.htm La Pesca y la Marina Mercante http://www1.cubamar.cu

Corporación CIMEX http://www.cimex.cu

Grupo COMbELL. Industria del Calzado en Cuba http://www.combell.com.cu

La Corporación COPEXTEL, S.A http://www.copextel.com.cu

CEPEC. Centro para la promoción de las exportaciones de Cuba http://www.infocex.cu/cepec Motores internacionales del Caribe, S.A http://www.micsa.cubaweb.cu

Educación La Educación Superior en Cuba http://www.mes.edu.cu

Universidad de La Habana http://www.uh.cu

CEJISOF http://www.cuba.cu/educacion/cejisof

Universidad de Oriente http://www.uo.edu.cu/default.html

Instituto Superior Politécnico "José Antonio Echeverría" http://www.ispjae.cu

Universidad de Matanzas "Camilo Cienfuegos" http://www.atenas.inf.cu/Universidad/HPage.htm Universidad Pedagógica de Camagüey "José Martí"

http://www.cuba.cu/educacion/cejisoft/index.html

Posgrado en Cuba http://www.posgrado.cu

Infomaster. Fuerza informática de las universidades cubanas http://www.ifmaster.com Universidad Virtual. Ciencia y Tecnología http://www.cursosenlinea.cu

Universidad Virtual. Salud http://www.infomed.sld.cu/uvirtual

Universidad Central "Martha Abreu" de Las Villas http://www.uclv.etecsa.cu/disenno/present.asp Biblioteca Nacional José Martí http://binanet.lib.cult.cu

Grupo de Intercambio Científico Educacional (ICE) http://www.cuba.cu/educacion/me Medicina Infomed, Red Telemática de Salud en Cuba http://www.infomed.sld.cu

Centro de Histoterapia Placentaria http://www.histoterapia-placentaria.cu

Centro de Ingeniería Genética y Biotecnología http://www.weweb.com/cigb/index_e.html Centro Internacional de Retinosis Pigmentaria " Camilo Cienfuegos"

http://www.sld.cu/instituciones/retinosis/indice.html

CIREN. Centro Internacional de Restauración Neurológica http://www.ciren.cubaweb.cu Clínica Central Cira García. Atención médica a extranjeros

http://www.infomed.sld.cu/webs/cirag/index.html

Clínica Internacional de Ozonoterapia http://www.ozono.cubaweb.cu/iclinica.htm

Hospital "Frank País" http://www.sld.cu/instituciones/pais/

Instituto Finlay. Investigación y producción de vacunas

http://www.sld.cu/instituciones/finlay/indice.html

Instituto "Pedro Kourí" de Medicina Tropical http://www1.cuba.cu:8084/salud/ipk/ SIGEMEC - Sitio de Genética Médica Cubana http://www.infomed.sld.cu/webs/geneti/index.html CECAM Centro de Cibernética Aplicada a la Medicina

http://www.infomed.sld.cu/webs/cecam/index.html

CEDISAP. Centro de Desarrollo Informático de Salud Pública http://www.cedisap.sld.cu COMBIOMED. Automatización de equipos médicos y la industria. http://www.combiomed.com Política y gobierno Sitio del Gobierno de la República de Cuba http://www.cubagob.cu Aduana General de la República. http://www.aduana.islagrande.cu

Cámara de Comercio http://www.camaracuba.cubaweb.cu

Constitución de la República http://www2.cuba.cu/gobierno/consti.htm

Ministerio de Ciencia Tecnología y Medio Ambiente

http://www.ceniai.inf.cu/ciencia/citma/index.htm

Ministerio de Educación Superior http://www.mes.edu.cu

Ministerio de Finanzas y Precios http://www1.cuba.cu:8084/economia/finanzas

La Pesca y la Marina Mercante http://www1.cubamar.cu

Sitio del Partido Comunista de Cuba http://www1.cuba.cu:8084/politica/webpcc

Sección de Discursos e Intervenciones del Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz

http://www.cuba.cu/gobierno/discursos/index.html

Cuba Vs Bloqueo http://www.cubavsbloqueo.cu

Cuba Demanda. Pueblo de Cuba Vs Gobierno de USA http://www.cubademanda.cu

Deportes CUBADEPORTES S.A. Expriencia de Campeones. CUBA

http://www.ceniai.inf.cu/deportes/cubadep/index.html

Sitio del Ajedrez en Cuba http://www.cuba.cu/ajedrez/isla.html

Mansión Xanadú. Casa del golf cubano http://www.golfvaradero.cu

Javier Sotomayor http://www8.granma.cu/sotomayor/index.html

Bases náuticas Cubamar http://www8.cubamar.cubaweb.cu/

Varadero Golf Club http://www.golfvaradero.cu

Resolution on the Destruction of Palestinian Libraries, Archives, and Other Cultural Institutions

WHEREAS, In the course of recent events in the Middle East, Palestinian computers, photocopiers, books, audio recordings, video recordings, data, institutional archives and records, and objects of historical, cultural, and artistic importance were destroyed; and

WHEREAS, The destruction of these cultural resources represents a significant loss for the Palestinian people and the world; and

WHEREAS, Palestinian libraries and cultural institutions are urgently in need of restoration and assistance; and

WHEREAS, The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) deplores the destruction of library and cultural resources anywhere in the world; and, therefore the destruction of these library and cultural resources; and

WHEREAS, IFLA met in Jerusalem in 2000 and met with Palestinian librarians and established a working relationship of cooperation; and, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That CILIP calls upon the British government, as well as other governments, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations to prevent further destruction of libraries and cultural resources and to provide material assistance for the reconstruction and restoration of these resources; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That CILIP take leadership in recommending that IFLA establish a study group on Palestinian libraries and cultural institutions, and establish a mechanism for providing assistance to Palestinian libraries and cultural institutions; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the International Office of CILIP is hereby charged with implementing this resolution.

This resolution has been submitted to CILIP. It is based on a resolution which was adopted by the Council of the American Library Association on 19 June 2002.

 

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