From: Radio Havana Cuba.
The 17th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) will be held on Saturday, December 14th, in Havana.
Delegations from the member countries and guests of the Conference will attend the meeting.
Participants will commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the Alliance, which was created on December 14, 2004, in Havana.
The ALBA-TCP is a mechanism for concertation and integration of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean that defends the principles of respect for sovereignty, solidarity, complementarity, justice, peace, and cooperation.
From Morning Star.
“BEFORE memory fades completely, I have a few things I want to say,” writes Margaret Randall in her memoir “I Never Left Home”– and what she has to say is certainly of great interest.
A poet, oral historian, essayist and translator, she has produced over 150 books and, although she has written about her life before, I Never Left Home is her assessment of it now from the perspective of her 83 years.
Determined to be creative and free from the restrictions of the conventional life her parents envisaged for her, in the early 1960s Randall joined the New York arts scene and went on to found a leftist arts journal in Mexico before fleeing the country without a passport in a refrigerated meat truck.
She lived in Cuba during the 1970s, then moved to Nicaragua to support the Sandinistas in the 1980s and, along the way, collaborated with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Haydee Santamaria, Gunther Grass, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Graham Greene and Eduardo Galeano. She raised four children and realised she was a lesbian.