Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Renewed Community in the City of the Parks

The People's Council of Alcides Pino is showing a new aspect, as part of the constructive task undertaken in the city of Holguin. The real change occurred at the time the project to improved the municipality was promoted by the government.

The real beginning started at the very moment the people assimilated the project as a community issue.

The process began last September, based on a detailed assessment of the problems to solve: housing and roads in poor condition, lack of sewers and street lighting, unstable supply of drinking water, low voltage, among others.

People involved in the construction works received help from qualified staff and the whole community. Places like the mini-restaurant and the pizzeria El Fuerte, aimed to help people with low incomes and other social problems, were included in the project.

At the same time some housing problems were solved, the same people were repairing the schools, warehouses, parks, sports and recreational areas. Between July 2009 and early June this year, thousands of constructive actions were implemented.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tairona objects found in Chorro de Maita

Tairona funerary objects have been found at the ancient aboriginal cemetery Chorro de Maita, located near the famous Guardalavaca beach resort.

In the late 20s, archaeological evidence started to accumulate on the existence of an aboriginal settlement in the area of Chorro de Maita. Excavations following the chance finding of an aboriginal skeleton by some of the dwellers, led to the most important discovery in Cuban-Indian archaeology: a burial ground with the remains of 108 human bodies, the largest funeral site thus far found in the Antilles.

Firstly, never before had there been any evidence of the burial customs of the agricultural and pottery-making Indian communities that had settled in this area. Also, the position in which many of the bodies were buried was quite unusual: arms crossed over the chest, thereby leading to the supposition of some Indian- European contact in Chorro de Maita.

The new objects found, known as guanines, were typical of the aborigines who inhabited the area of Colombia and are made of an alloy of gold, silver and copper; match the style of the guanines made by the Colombian aborigines.

A comparative study conducted with pieces found in other parts of the country revealed that these were made using a completely different smiting technique.

Researchers are now trying to determine weather these objects were brought to the island by the Spanish colonizers or made here.

It is known that Colombian natives were brought as slaves to Cuba in the sixteenth century, and they continued to make their guanines here.

The research also corroborates the information that existed on smelting techniques in the West Indies.

The discovery makes of the Chorro de Maita cemetery a site of utmost importance for the reconstruction of the history of the aboriginal inhabitants of the island.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Is the climate change an invention of Socialim?

One of the greatest mischiefs, with a strong taste of psychosis, is the maniacal defense of the idea that global warming is pure communist ploy to affect the "prosperous capitalist industrials."

Only those without a minimum of sanity can try to demonize this Social System with something that needs an urgent action, as the most pressing current problem of the planet and which the survival of human rage depends upon.

To say that "this global warming alarmism responds only to a political agenda rather than science," "because global warming is caused by nature, and particularly by the influence of the sun in Earth's climate, to what which neither humans nor fossil fuels have any responsibility," is to make irresponsible statements, which could cause a fatal consequence for the spirit of seeking consensus on mitigating the adverse effects of man’s actions for nature.

Reviews like this were read in open forum by “El País” on the subject, as if they had been written by someone living inside a box, but not glass, because otherwise we would have seen what happens on Earth.

Contrary to scientific theory they have explained: "High concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are favourable for plants, which develop particularly well in such conditions. And with plants animal life has been benefited as well. The planet is not running out, but greening in its departure from the Little Ice Age, thanks to the mild temperature and the small increase in atmospheric CO2."

At a time when it comes to winning a majority government will (not achieved at the last Summit in Copenhagen), to stop the accelerating climate change, joining such an approach can be highly dangerous, because it is not just a thought within the ideological war, but a topic to which they could grasp those die-hards who have not yet taken concrete steps, protected by the nationalist trend of "not affecting their economy."

Read this: "Unsuccessful scientists do not know how to get money to finance their research and were convinced by the socialists, who convince the world to reduce the use of fossil fuels, will cause enormous harm to the capitalists, whose industries and companies could hardly exist without the use of fossil fuels – and many individuals and institutions, sincerely environmentalist, who will give money to the unsuccessful scientists, to investigate how to stop global warming."

Those who qualify that "we now live in one of the best times that humans have had on planet Earth” tell lies so evident as if someone was saying that the collapse of the rig in the Gulf of Mexico, considered the worst disaster environment in the U.S., will not cause negative effects on the ecosystems of the region.

Heavy storms, severe droughts, earthquakes, the awakening of dormant volcanoes – inactive for over 200 years –, the fact that 20 percent of birds are in danger of extinction, the soaring temperatures, the melting glaciers or the increased sea levels are the greatest lie to those who try to minimize the negativity of such a serious matter.

Not to link the actions of human beings to what happens on the planet is as ridiculous, as holding the view that the climate of the future is unpredictable. Saving the Earth is a duty of both socialists and capitalists.