A proud and committed Cuban doctor


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

When altruism is more than just a word


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

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


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

Raúl receives senior official from the Communist Party of Vietnam


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


The trade event for Cuba and the Caribbean

Feria de la Habana FIHAV 2017

Some 250 bilateral meetings were held between Cuban and foreign businesspeople from more than 30 countries, as part of this year’s edition

Ricardo Cabrisas receives Vice President of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Council of Ministers and a delegation from Curaçao and the Kingdom of the Netherlands

On November 1, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a vice president of Cuba’s Council of Ministers and minister of Economy and Planning, received Mirko Sarovic, vice president of the Council of Ministers, and Minister of Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina; who was accompanied by Foreign Ministry advisor, Ljubo Grkovic, and secretary, Ranka Boigdanovic

Aleida, a veteran internationalist


“I’m convinced that solidarity is more than just an action between states, and must be incorporated into our interpersonal relationships wherever we are. This way we will be able to overcome obstacles along the way and meet challenges whenever they arise”

Díaz-Canel receives Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry


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

Alleged sonic attacks


This past February 17, the State Department and the U.S. embassy in Havana, reported, for the first time, to Cuba's Foreign Ministry and diplomatic mission in Washington, the alleged occurrence of sonic attacks between November of 2016 and February, 2017.

The Cuban Revolution is destined to triumph


Opening yesterday, in Havana, was the Second International Symposium on "The Cuban Revolution, genesis and historical development" with more than 100 participants on hand

Cuban workers condemn U.S. blockade of Cuba


The economic, commercial, financial blockade imposed by the United States government on our country constitutes a massive, flagrant, and systematic violation of the human rights of the Cuban people, reads a statement issued by the Federation of Cuban Workers


Venezuela helps repair over 860 homes in Maisí


A total of 861 homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew in this municipality have been repaired with the help of the Venezuelan Barrio Nuevo, Barrio Tricolor (New, Tricolor Neighborhood) mission

The U.S. blockade punishes Cuban public health system harshly


Cuba’s public health sector is one of the most affected by the economic, commercial, and financial blockade first imposed by the United States February 7, 1962, and subsequently reinforced, most recently by President Donald Trump, on June 16


An SMS service to tackle AIDS


The World Health Organization (WHO) defined the term eHealth in 2005 as “the cost-effective and secure use of information and communication technologies in support of health and health-related fields, including health-care services, health surveillance, health literature, and health education”

Hotels affected by Irma reopening

Clients of Meliá Cuba hotels will be happy to know that the chain’s establishments affected by Hurricane Irma in Cayo Santa María, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Varadero are all set to reopen shortly

The heart of Cuba in Sochi


Departing today are 250 delegates from Cuba who will attend the 19th World Festival of Youth in Russia

Cuba is full of committed youth


At 34 years of age, Kirenia Viscay de la Cruz, Cuban delegate to the World Festival of Youth and Students and chief prosecutor for the municipality of Cienfuegos for the last two years, is a young person committed to Cuba and its youth

Che lives on


This October 8, at the foot of the sculpture that immortalizes him in Santa Clara, Che was more alive than ever

A site to recall Cuba’s history (+Photos)


Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia cemetery now offers a central site to pay tribute to heroes of our independence struggles: the Father of the Homeland, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes; the Mother of all Cubans, Mariana Grajales; National Hero José Martí; and the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro

Che’s colossal example lives on and is multiplied day after day

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Speech by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, a member of the Party Central Committee Political Bureau and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, during the act commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Che in Bolivia, in Santa Clara, October 8, 2017, “Year 59 of the Revolution.”


Asking nothing in return


In only 39 years, the young man from the city of Rosario accomplished something not achieved by many who lived a century. He became part of the people's history and remains so today

New revelations concerning the1976 Barbados attack


New information continues to come to light regarding this horrendous crime, which occurred 41 years ago this 2017, while the authors of the attack live out their lives in the United States, free and under the protection of the country’s government

Cuban youth to participate in Che tribute n Bolivia


Representatives of Cuban youth and mass organizations, artists, and academics will participate in the world gathering to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Che's death, being held in Vallegrande, October 5- 9

Press conference by Cuban Foreign Minister


Press conference with national and international media presented by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the Ministry headquarters, October 3, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolution

Regional meeting on women to be held in Havana


The Fifty-Sixth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), will be dedicated to the figures of Vilma Espín and Fidel Castro Ruz

Work of Cuban healthcare professionals recognized


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


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

Oscar López Rivera receives Solidarity Order in Cuba


 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

U.S. organization supports Cuba’s struggles


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


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

A new chapter of relations between Cuba and the EU


Cuba and the European Union opened a new chapter in bilateral relations after the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) between the two parties provisionally entered into force, this November 1

National survey on population aging underway


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

Scientific work by Cuban healthcare sector recognized


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

FIHAV 2017 open to the world


The 35th edition of the Havana International Fair begins today in the country's largest fairgrounds, Expocuba, with 25 pavilions hosting exhibitors


Cuba's contribution to Festival movement recognized


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

New business opportunities


The Havana International Trade Fair (FIHAV 2017) will take place October 30 through November 3 in the capital’s Expocuba fairgrounds

Peace Boat brings powerful message to Havana


Some 1,000 passengers from Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea recently arrived to Havana, aboard the 17th Peace Boat, on a mission to stop the arms race and promote peace

A school for the whole community


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

The blockade remains in force and is tightening


Granma International provides extracts from Cuba’s Report on Resolution 71/5 of the United Nations General Assembly entitled “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba”

The great danger of the October Crisis

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By October 22, 1962, the U.S. Air Force had prepared B-47 bombers carrying nuclear warheads; five Army divisions; and Naval forces to enforce the blockade - a quarter of a million soldiers ready to invade Cuba

Argentine Communists working to unite social movements


The political work of a communist within a capitalist, neoliberal system constitutes a sacrifice, according to Maximo Schnebely, speaking to Granma International, at the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp, located in the municipality of Caimito, Artemisa province

Cuban doctors reaffirm their humanist convictions


Cuban medical brigades, which will be travelling to Venezuela to offer healthcare services to the population in different missions across the country, are currently being prepared at the island’s Central Unit for Medical Collaboration

Cuban civil society demands an end to U.S. blockade


More than 220 representatives from Cuban civil society demanded an immediate, unconditional end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, during a forum held yesterday, October 18, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex)

Self-employment rates in Cuba


Employment in the non-state sector is promoted in Cuba as an alternativeallowing the state to gradually reduce its responsibility in some less critical arenas and concentrate efforts on activities that are decisive to the development of Cuba’s economy


French trade union leader supports the Cuban people's struggle


Pascal Joly, France’s General Confederation of Labor’s general secretary for the Ile de France region (URIF-CGT), described Cuba as an example to follow and a point of reference for the world, speaking to Granma International in Havana, after being presented with the Friendship Medal, awarded by the Council of State

The sun shines on Isabela


Just a month afterHurricane Irma struck, locals praise the extensive recovery efforts in thecoastal town of Isabela de Sagua

Havana Malecon still standing after Irma


After two weeks of intense work, marked by attention to quality and efficiency, construction brigades involved in repairing the Malecón had managed to fix much of the damage

Cuba publishes annual report on blockade damages


The report to the United Nations General Assembly on Resolution 71/5 entitled “The Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States on Cuba” was recently released, exposing the extensive damages suffered by the island

Che and Fidel: Memorable images


It is difficult to express in simple words, when one guards deep inside - almost like a sanctuary - the most beloved aspects of these two extraordinary men who guided me along the mysterious paths of knowledge

Tributes to Céspedes and Mariana this October 10

On the occasion of the 149th anniversary of the launch of the War of Independence at the Demajagua sugar mill, this October 10, a political act and military ceremony will take place at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in Santiago de Cuba

The people of Villa Clara pay tribute to Che


Thousands of residents from Villa Clara paid tribute to the Heroic Guerilla and his compañeros in Bolivia, in a ceremony which saw the younger generations reaffirm their commitment to continuing his legacy

Raúl receives ECLAC Executive Secretary


In a cordial atmosphere, the two officials discussed the regional situation, in particular the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the earthquakes which affected Mexico

New Cuban pharmaceuticals presented


The prevalence of skin cancer in Cuba and the development of therapeutic injectibles to treat allergies caused by dust mites, were among issues discussed during several international conferences on dermatology and allergies, taking place in Havana's International Conference Center, October 4-7