OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
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All necessary preparations underway ahead of elections this Sunday

Each territory of the country is preparing for the elections of delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power this Sunday, November 26. Difficulties detected during the dynamic test (mock election) are being addressed to ensure that everything runs smoothly in this vote for Cuba

Fidel, a true sportsman

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Ever since the early years of the Revolution, Fidel Castro made concerted efforts to give sport the importance it deserved and transform it into a strong mass movement

The Fabulous

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Granma speaks to Cuban doctors offering their services in Dominica after it was hit by Hurricane Maria

BASKETBALL CONTINENTAL QUALIFYING EVENT

Cuba intent upon returning to the top

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With its eyes set on the prize, the pre-selection team, under the direction of Yoannis Zaldívar, is training on the Giraldo Córdova Cardín indoor court, in the city of Ciego de Ávila

Fidel and Villaverde’s Cecilia Valdés

Every word a concept, an idea

Cecilia Valdés, puesta en escena del Teatro Lírico Nacional y la Banda Nacional de Conciertos, en el Teatro Martí.

The first time I read “Every word an idea,” the poster of the Concept of Revolution, expressed by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, the first word that struck me was “modesty”

DANZA DE CRINES & UNA LEYENDA COSTEÑA

Cuban documentaries looking back at stars’ parents

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Danza de crines andUna leyenda costeña,two new audiovisuals paying homage to national figures and above all parents, are a genuine gift to Cuban documentary filmmaking

Final details addressed prior to elections

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Reviewing voter lists, testing lines of communication, and revisiting the responsibilities of electoral board members were some of the activities conducted yesterday, during a trial run leading up to November 26 elections of delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People's Power

Henry Jaen wins Marabana marathon

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The runner from Santiago de Cuba became the first man to win the Marabana marathon five times, a massive event that sees runners from across the world fill the streets of the Cuban capital

Weightlifting

A fourth medal in sight

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Weightlifter Yoelmis Hernández Paumier (85kg) spoke to Granma about Cuba’s prospects for the upcoming 2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships

2018 Volleyball Men’s World Championship

Cuba beats Puerto Rico to qualify for next year’s tournament

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Puerto Rico and Cuba are the last of the 24 qualifying teams set to participate in the Volleyball Men’s World Championship, which will take place for the first time in two locations: Bulgaria and Italy, in September 2018

Work of Cuban healthcare professionals recognized

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The Cuban people will honor the country's healthcare professionals in a series of activities commemorating Latin American Medicine Day (December 3), during which the selfless efforts of sector workers both on the island and international missions will be recognized

Science vs. manipulation in alleged sonic attacks

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In the context of an international forum underway in Havana today, the Cuban Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery rejected the validity of accusations regarding alleged sonic attacks on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Havana

A proud and committed Cuban doctor

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At the end of his mission, Eduardo received a letter that read: “You made a difference...You did not just bring us health, but life. You can return to your homeland with your head held high like a good revolutionary soldier

Oscar López Rivera receives Solidarity Order in Cuba

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 In a ceremony held at the José Martí Memorial, in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, Mercedes López Acea, a member of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Political Bureau and vice president of the Council of State, presented the Puerto Rican patriot with the Solidarity Order

When altruism is more than just a word

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Cuban neurosurgeon Norbery Jorge Rodríguez de La Paz is currently providing medical care to the population of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, severely affected by an earthquake in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region September 7, leaving more than 300 dead

Basketball in El Salvador

Torres and Valdés win silver

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Cuban basketball players Orestes Torres and Lisván Valdés finished second in the last round of El Salvador’s basketball league, after their team Santa Tecla BC lost against Halcones de Sonzacate in the final

U.S. organization supports Cuba’s struggles

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In defiance of the U.S. government’s attempts to spread fear and discredit Cuba’s reputation as a safe country, members of the U.S. Non-governmental organization CODEPINK, visited the Caribbean island to show their opposition to the White House’s hostile policy

Elections corresponding to our times

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On November 26, the municipal assembly elections will see a strong turnout from our people, especially since the day is preceded by the first anniversary of the death of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, the greatest architect of the Cuban electoral system

Raúl receives senior official from the Communist Party of Vietnam

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During the meeting, Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and compañero Vo Van Thoung, a member of the Political Bureau and Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Secretariat, discussed the excellent state of relations that unite the two peoples, parties and governments, and their willingness to continue strengthening these

Revolution is…

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One year after Fidel Castro Ruz passed away, Cuba continues to be a country in revolution

Fidel honored in Washington

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The willingness of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to improve relations with the United States while preserving the island’s sovereignty, was highlighted during a panel discussion in honor of the first anniversary of the revolutionary leader’s death, November 25, 2016

Fidel and his people

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Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro has, and will always be, alongside his people, whether on a march, during an encounter with campesinos, or visiting a school

Cuba ready for elections

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Alina Balseiro, president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), reports that the November 19 simulation was conducted with satisfactory results, indicating that all conditions are in place for the November 26 vote

Fidel launched us into battle

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: Fidel’s words were magical and “we all surrendered before that special ability of his to mobilize us. They were a battle cry”

Neurologists question U.S. accusations of sonic attacks in Havana

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At the international congress NeuroCuba 2017 held in Havana, November 16-18, with more than 500 specialists from 14 countries on hand, the Cuban professional society expressed its scientific concerns about information disseminated by media regarding alleged sonic attacks on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Cuba

Angola successfully rebuilding

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Forty years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that after five centuries of Portuguese colonialism, and 14 years of armed struggle, an African country could so successfully change the course of its history and rebuild itself. But Angola, celebrating 42 years of independence, has done so

LATIN AMERICA

Widespread inequality and discrimination

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Can tax systems in Latin America reverse the extent of social inequality so evident in more than a few countries in the region? Is the situation of Latin American women in the labor market improving? Is there equity in the distribution of wealth in this part of the world?

Open Judo World Championships

Idalys returns to the mat with bronze

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Three times Olympic medalist in the 78+ kilograms division, Idalys Ortíz, made a triumphant return to the mat during the final day of the Open Judo World Championships, held November 11-12 in the Moroccan city of Marrakech

Film adaptations of Anna Karenina

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Anna Karenina is the dream role of every actress. Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Tatiana Samoilova, legendary stars of world cinema, gave life to the immortal character of the great novel by Leon Tolstoy on the big screen

THE UNITED STATES

Firearm democracy

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On November 5, about a month after the Las Vegas massacre, described as the largest in the United States’ recent history, another similar event occurred, this time in Texas, when a man opened fire killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens more, who were congregated in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs

U.S. announces new restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba

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The United States government announced November 8, new restrictions on U.S. citizens interested in doing business with and traveling to Cuba, as part of the Presidential Memorandum which reverses key aspects of the process of rapprochement between the two countries

National survey on population aging underway

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Scheduled to conclude on December 15, the study is conducted by the Center for Population and Development Studies (CEPDE) and the Longevity, Aging and Health Research Center (CITED) of the Ministry of Public Health

The blind also play baseball

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Cuba recently won a competition held in France, beating the host team, Italy and Germany. We provide a brief explanation of the essential elements of this game

Film and the October Revolution

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The 1925 film Potemkin was not only a reflection of a new social world on the rise against oppression, but also an artistic-cinematographic revolution

Scientific work by Cuban healthcare sector recognized

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Outstanding individuals and institutions in the field of medical sciences were recognized during the 42nd edition of the Annual Health Prize awarded by the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) in honor of contributions made to scientific knowledge, the training of human resources, and illness prevention and treatment

Díaz-Canel receives Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry

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First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, received the Honorable Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry of India, this Monday, October 30, who traveled to the island leading a large delegation of businesspeople participating in the 35th edition of the Havana International Trade Fair

19TH WORLD FESTIVAL OF YOUTH & STUDENTS

Cuba's contribution to Festival movement recognized

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Serguey Reshchikov, council minister at the Russian embassy in Havana, commented that Cuba plays a special role in the World Youth Festival movement, as an illustrious example of resistance to U.S. hegemony

A school for the whole community

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The Unión Internacional de Estudiantes Primary School (UIE) is sparing no effort to bring together different organizations operating in the province to contribute to the comprehensive learning of its students