OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
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Cuba: Capital of Latin American and Caribbean integration

The vision of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro and Comandante Hugo Chávez is becoming a reality in the work of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America promoting integration and solidarity

Cuba and Venezuela strengthening relations

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The closing ceremony of the 18th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission for the Cuba-Venezuela Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement, was held December 14 in Havana

A Caribbean increasingly more prosperous, equitable, secure, and united is possible

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Full text of speech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of stare and Ministers, during the VI Caricom-Cuba Summit.  Antigua and Barbuda, December 8, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolutio

VENEZUELA

A real lesson in democracy

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The Bolivarian Revolution obtained 71% of the vote in the country's December 10 elections, the largest margin of victory in Venezuela's history, winning 308 of the 335 mayor's offices

Machado receives FMLN Secretary General

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Yesterday morning, December 11, José Ramón Machado, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, received Medardo González Trejo, secretary general of El Salvador's Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front

Cuba and CARICOM celebrate 45 years of relations

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Attending the gala in Havana were the members of the PCC Central Committee Political Bureau, Esteban Lazo Hernández, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power; Mercedes López Acea, a vice president of the Council of State, and Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Affairs; as well as José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera, member of the Central Committee Secretariat, among other personalities

Raúl sends message of congratulations to FEEM

In his letter, the President called on members of the FEEM to prepare themselves for the new and complex challenges which lie ahead and to be worthy continuers of the work of the Revolution

The living, brilliant nature of Fidel's concept of Revolution

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Fidel felt the need to dialectically summarize what the scope and perspective of revolutionary action should be. As a Marxist-Leninist who did not adhere to paralyzing dogmas or sterile schemas, and a deeply-rooted and solidly committed follower of Martí, the leader of the Cuban Revolution had consolidated a holistic view of reality and, with his personal example at the forefront, had managed to make advances even in the most difficult circumstances.

Fidel and baseball

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Few heads of state have shown as much interest in baseball as Fidel did, pitching and batting himself, celebrating the victories and suffering the defeats

SANTA IFIGENIA CEMETERY

A special visit

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Youth from several of the country's provinces, who have benefited from the National Cochlear Implant Program, accompanied President Raúl Castro on a tour of the historic cemetery

Blockade of Cuba denounced in the United States

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A friend from the U.S. visiting the island recently as part of the "In the footsteps of Che International Brigade" commented: Cuba is an inspiration, because it teaches us that a revolution is possible

Cuba attracts the attention of cruise lines

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A bilateral symposium held in the Cuban capital November 28-29 provided the opportunity to exchange experiences and evaluate the development of the cruise industry in Cuba

Venezuela

Maduro invites opposition to meet with government

Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, invited opposition members to meet with government representatives at Miraflores Palace, in order to strengthen formal talks and review the six point agenda agreed upon by both parties in talks held December 1-2 in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

Good turnout in Sunday’s second round elections

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The second round of elections of delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power took place this Sunday, December 3, in those constituencies where no candidate received more than 50% of the valid votes cast in the first round

39TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NEW LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

Cuban films featured in the Official Competition and general program

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Representing Cuban film in the official selection for the 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema are two feature-length productions, two documentaries, one short and one animation, while the general program features 40 works from the island

Tribute to Fidel, today in Villa Clara

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Fidel's re-encounter with the people of Villa Clara, when he praised their ability to overcome difficulties and obstacles; his stay in Che's camp; and visits with comrades in the city, will be recalled this morning during a commemoration of the first anniversary of the Comandante en Jefe's death

Ciro Redondo: An unforgettable revolutionary

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The people of Artemisa paid homage to Ciro Redondo García, an iconic patriot from the province, on the 60th anniversary of his death, during a cultural-political gala attended by Comandante of the Revolution Ramiro Valdés Menéndez, a member of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee Political Bureau and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers

FIDEL'S CONCEPT OF REVOLUTION

Revolution: a constant dialogue between ideas and reality

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For Fidel, a sense of the historic moment is a political construction in dialogue between ideas and reality, aspirations and present demands, between theory and the specific problems of the nation and the people

For Cuba and for Fidel

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Granma spoke to citizens across the country who came out on November 26 to vote for delegates to municipal assemblies of People’s Power

Armando Hart dies

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Outstanding revolutionary combatant Armando Hart Dávalos died yesterday afternoon, November 26, as a result of respiratory failure

Fidel will never leave (+Photos)

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Fidel is present in this work of his that is the Cuban Revolution, to which the University of Havana and new generations are heir

Fidel’s ideas, now more necessary than ever

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With moving images, music by Cuban singer-song writer Silvio Rodríguez, and remarks by National Prize for History winner Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas, the workshop The Strategic Thought of Fidel Castro Ruz: International Relations and Foreign Policy was inaugurated November 23

Cuban athletes of the year

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The best Cuban athletes of the year were chosen based on a survey conducted by the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (Inder), the Sports Writers Circle and Young Communist League.

39TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NEW LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

More women directors this 2017

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A total of 117 films by women directors feature in this year’s Festival

New book reveals extent of Brazilian solidarity with Cuba

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The book Solidariedade Brasileira a Cuba - uma história de luta e paixão pela nossa América (Brazilian Solidarity with Cuba: A History of Struggle and Passion for Our America) seeks to provide younger generations with knowledge regarding the Brazilian solidarity with Cuba movement over more than 50 years

HUMAN RIGHTS

Full dignity for all

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The course taken by Cuba since the 1959 triumph of the Revolution is fundamentally humanist

Fruitful visit to Cuba by Chilean parliamentary leader

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The two officials met on December 1, at Cuba’s parliament building, where they discussed regional issues, specifically the current political situation in the region, and imperialist actions being undertaken by the United States government

FIDEL'S CONCEPT OF REVOLUTION

With the truth as a weapon and a shield

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One of the key lines within Fidel's concept of Revolution reads "It is never lying or violating ethical principles; it is a profound conviction that there is no power on earth that can crush the truth…

Bolivia experiencing an unprecedented moment

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Bolivia’s Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) ruled in favor of the indefinite re-election of national and subnational authorities on November 28, a decision which enables President Evo Morales to stand again in 2019

Vietnam donates a shipment of rice to Cuba

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A symbolic handover ceremony took place in the port city of Haiphong, North Vietnam, the same site where during its liberation war, the country received sugar and other supplies from Cuba in a gesture of solidarity

Fidel, the humanist

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There is practically no corner of Cuba, no workplace, school, hospital, sports field, that he did not visit, to talk with those who lived, studied, or worked there

Second round elections scheduled for 1,100 constituencies

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The preliminary data reveals that 7,608,464 Cubans exercised their right to vote on Sunday, representing 85.94% of the total electorate of 8,855,213, as reported during a press conference by Alina Balseiro Gutiérrez, president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN)

Raúl exercises his right to vote

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers exercised his right to vote at the Constituency no. 60 polling station in the Havana municipality of Playa

Cuba ready for election day

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More than eight million Cubans are invited to head to the polls this Sunday, November 26, to elect delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power

All necessary preparations underway ahead of elections this Sunday

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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

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