Latin America Remembers Revolutionary Legacy of Hugo Chavez
March 5, 2016 (teleSUR English)
Peace, unity and prosperity was the message on Saturday, on the third anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez.
President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, was at the Cuartel de la Montaña alongside other Latin American leaders to
pay homage to the former leader.
“Today the new history begins,” he said.
Evo Morales, Daniel Ortega and Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the presidents of Bolivia, Nicaragua and El Salvador
respectively, among others, gathered at the monument to pay tribute Chavez, who died of cancer three years ago.
“With the union of all it is possible to build new prosperity, that is what we are going to see,” said Maduro in an interview
“There is no option, either we achieve it or we achieve it. Peace, union and prosperity that is the message today three
years after the parting of Comandante Chavez.”
The president said that in spite of the death of Chavez, his message is still strong.
“I feel Chavez more present and more alive than ever, and he generates more and more love in those who fight for the
truth of America.” he added.
Indigenous and Catholic communities joined together in a religious ceremony at the Cuartel de la Montaña, in
the revolutionary neighborhood of 23 de Enero, to honor Chavez.
At 4.25 p.m. local time a canon was fired to remember his revolutionary legacy, as his death fell at that time, March 5,
The day was also marked by international leaders, with current and former Latin American presidents paying
tribute to Chavez.
Evo Morales, President of Bolivia
“As a human being, (Chavez) was a great support. As a Latin American brother, he was a great integrator. As a politician,
he was an anti-imperialist who taught us to lose our fear in the face of the empire, to raise our voice to the empire with
Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador
“You can’t even imagine all the propaganda that they made against Chavez, full of slander, when in reality Chavez was
an extraordinary human being. Despite being a soldier, at the end sometimes he was very naive because he trusted people
so much. He was too good-natured, he gave opportunities Latin America Remembers
Revolutionary Legacy of Hugo Chavez again and again to the opposition, for them to end up once again
driving the dagger into his back”
Cristina Kirchner, former President of Argentina
“We remember him, those who know that he left life for a free people, and a legacy of American unity.” “Hugo Chavez, remembered by his people with enormous and eternal love.”
Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua
“Chavez is the reincarnation of Bolivar. Chavez knew that
revolutions cannot go alone and depart from the principle of
solidarity, and this solidarity goes from sharing bread, up to moral
solidarity, they all have an infinite value.”
Cuba develops biopharmaceuticals to treat cancer
February 4, 2016 (Granma English)
Cuba currently has a total of 28 drugs registered, or in various stages of investigation, for the treatment of cancer, which include
therapeutic vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, interferons and peptides, developed in different scientific institutions linked to
the country’s biotechnology sector.
Dr. Rolando Pérez Rodríguez, of the Center of Molecular Immunology, reported on advances in the sector at the
inauguration of the 5th International Seminar and National Workshop on Use and Development of Health Related
Industrial Isotope Products, organized by the Center of Isotopes (Centis) and running through Friday, February 5, at Havana's
Hotel Riviera. Professionals from various countries, including Italy, Germany, the U.S., Hungary, Spain, Brazil, the Dominican
Republic, Honduras and El Salvador are participating in the event.
As the specialist noted, these biopharmaceuticals should have an increasing impact over the coming years in cancer treatment, with
the aim of turning advanced cancer into a long-term manageable chronic disease, with an acceptable quality of life.
He also highlighted that the planned introduction in the country of advanced imaging equipment in nuclear medicine
and oncology will lead to more effective treatment for malignant neoplasms, according to the specific biological characteristics of
Also speaking at the opening of the event, Dr. Jorge Cruz Arencibia, director of Centis, noted that beyond import substitution, the
gradual installation of a plant to produce yttrium-90 will enhance the use of therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals in the treatment of
neuroendocrine tumors, joint complications due to rheumatoid arthritis and hemophilia, pain relief for bone metastases, non-
Hodgkin lymphoma, and other types of tumors.