OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

1st International Junior High School Workshop

For an inclusive school

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Around 200 delegates met from June 20-23 during the 1st International Junior High School Workshop entitled “For an inclusive school”

Luis Mario’s smile

“It’s a way of continuing Fidel’s legacy, a man who fought tirelessly to improve the health of our people,” notes Reinaldo.

In recognition of its results, Pinar del Río hosted the national tribute to blood donors, June 16

Taking healthcare to rural areas

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Offering healthcare services in the country’s remote mountainous regions is a learning experience vital to the professional development of young Cuban doctors. After graduating they work for one year in offices in rural zones across the nation as part of their social service commitment

New hotels in Villa Clara

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The construction of six new hotels in Villa Clara is part of an ambitious development plan in the central Cuban province

Cuban collaborators return from Peru

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On the evening of June 15, 23 collaborators from the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade who offered services in Peru, returned to Cuba

Inside Cuban airports

Aduana del Aeropuerto Internacional José Marti.

Increasing numbers of passengers arriving to the country has meant a higher level of activity for customs authorities at airports

FRUIT PROCESSING INDUSTRY

La Conchita: Past, present, and future

Felicia Ramos Martínez has worked at the plant for 34 years.

With a long history in the province, the plant proceses a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for the domestic market, tourism, and export.

Council of State calls general elections

Municipal delegates to be elected in October • Exact date to be determined to elect delegates to Provincial Assemblies and deputies to the National Assembly of People's Power

Raúl receives Foreign Minister of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba's Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday June 12, received Jean Asselborn, minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration, and Asylum, for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, who is making an official visit to the country

Jardines del Rey set for the summer season

The effective protection and management of ecosystems continues toward efforts to guarantee the development of sustainable tourism.

After one of its best high seasons, actions now being undertaken in Jardines del Rey are focused on product promotion and marketing as well as diversifying offers in order to provide visitors, above all national vacationers, with truly enjoyable experiences

Neither hawks nor doves

From left to right: Aida Touma Sleiman, member of the Knesset (Israeli parliament), Adel Amer, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Israel, and Salam Bilal, secretary of the party branch in the city of Nazareth.

Granma International spoke with Adel Amer, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Israel, and the delegation that accompanied him on an official visit to the island, regarding the Zionist occupation of Palestinian land and other issues related to Israeli reality

Permanent Commissions’ work report

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Arelis Santana Bello, chair of the Commission on Youth, Children and Women’s Equal Rights, presents report on the working session held May 31 to the Assembly

Raúl calls to continue advancing in the conceptualization of Cuba’s socio-economic model

Raúl calls to continue advancing in the conceptualization of Cuba’s socio-economic model.

The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers noted that on this occasion the National Assembly reviewed modifications to the Conceptualization of the Cuban Economic and Social Model of Socialist Development, just as it did in June of last year

The silent sabotage Cuba will never forget

Fidel constantly visited medical centers during the hemorrhagic dengue epidemic.

On June 1, 1964, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro denounced, for the first time, the United States' biological war against Cuba. Granma International interviews two leading figures in the struggle against hemorrhagic dengue which had been purposefully introduced

Cuba acquires new equipment for urban agriculture

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The Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture Program will continue to sustainably develop with the acquisition of refrigerated chambers to store seeds, which will be progressively distributed across the different municipalities of the country

Why is Cuba’s population aging?

Statistics reveal that the majority of persons 60 years of age or older on the island are women.

In 2019 those born in 1959 - the first year of the Revolution - will turn 60. By 2050 Cuba will be one of the countries with the oldest population in the world

Cuba combating drought

Despite adequate levels of rainfall from April through May (62% of the average for this period), the drought across Cuba continues. Reservoirs are at 38% capacity, representing around 1,400 cubic meters of water less than the average for this time of year

The provinces of Ciego de Ávila, Sancti Spíritus, Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey have been the most affected by the drought

A democratic, participative process

A democratic, participative process.

A few facts on the consultation process which led to the Party Central Committee's approval of the principle documents guiding the updating of Cuba's economic and social model

Cuba has a strong and organized civil society

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Cuba has a strong and organized civil society, with a presence in all spheres of the country, assured Fermín Quiñones Sánchez, president of the Cuban United Nations Association (ACNU)

CUBAN & RUSSIAN RECTORS MEET

A high level exchange

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Institutions of higher learning from the two countries sign agreements • Russian Language Department inaugurated at the University of Havana's Pushkin Institute

Raúl recives Maria Eugénia Neto

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The President of the Councils of State and Ministers received Maria Eugénia Neto, widow of the first president of the People’s Republic of Angola, Agostinho Neto, this Thursday, May 25

Antillana Steelworks revitalized

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Miguel Solarana, director of the José Martí Metallurgical Enterprise describes a project underway to double steel production, emphasizing the importance of the industry to the national economy

Heberprot-P arrives in the EU

Heberprot-P arrives in the EU

Since being launched on the international market, Heberprot-P has been registered in more than 20 countries and used to treat some 250,000 people worldwide

OSCAR LÓPEZ RIVERA

A phone call between brothers

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“We’ll be able to sit beside you on the Havana Malecon and talk. We await you as our brother,” stated Fernando after reaffirming Cuba’s support for Puerto Rico’s independence struggle, a cause to which Oscar has dedicated his life

Notes on middle school

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Among ninth graders currently concluding their intermediate level schooling, 42.43% will continue on to pre-university high schools, while 57.56% will attend professional-technical centers

SAHIC-Cuba 2017

Another opening for tourist investment

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People, whether visiting the island for pleasure, business, or both, want to learn more about a destination which can legitimately call itself one of the safest, most peaceful countries in the world, abounding in natural and historic riches

SAHIC-CUBA 2017

An excellent climate for investment

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SAHIC-Cuba concluded yesterday, meeting expectations with 225 participants from 20 countries in attendance, representing the world's most important hotel chains and investors in the travel and leisure industry

Cuba attends EU-Latin America drug policy meeting

Cuba attends EU-Latin America drug policy meeting

On May 15, Cuba attended the Cooperation Programme on Drug Policies between the European Union and Latin America (Copolad) Annual Meeting, during which strategies and mechanisms to combat this problem were discussed

Tribute to Mariana Grajales and Cuban mothers

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Mariana Grajales Cuello, mother of the Maceo brothers, was honored yesterday, May 14, by the Cuban people on Mothers Day, which has became an opportunity to recognize all women whose children have given their lives for the nation's liberty

Youth re-encounter Martí

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This May 19, set to take place is a gigantic camp-out of youth at historic sites, to honor Cuba’s national hero José Martí on the 122nd anniversary of his death in combat

National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology & Microbiology

More than a century of service to the people's health

The National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology & Microbiology (INHEM), is located at 1158 Infanta Avenue, in Central Havana.

The Cuban institution responsible for the development of hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology, nutrition, and food safety is celebrating its 115th anniversary

97 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF CELIA SANCHEZ

Her memory lives on

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A conversation with two founders of the Celia Sánchez Manduley Museum-Memorial, whose personal efforts led to the decision to locate the site in the house where she was born, to perpetuate the memory of the life and work of this heroine of the Sierra and the underground

Raúl receives President of Ecuador

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On the afternoon of May 5, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received compañero Rafael Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador, on an official visit to Cuba

Freedom of the press and fake news

Freedom of the press and fake news.

Freedom of the press cannot enjoy its own special day as long as those who use it in the service of imperial powers receive millions to mount perverse campaigns hidden behind fake news

Pinar del Río expands solar energy

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Three new photovoltaic parks currently under construction will more than double the amount of electricity generated with the use of solar panels in the province, when they are connected to the national grid this coming September

Meeting student needs

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Cuba’s Adult and Youth Education Program (EJA) is one of the most significant in terms of social impact

Cuban medical technology to ensure quality care

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The use of technological advances to benefit society and their implementation in various fields, such as medicine, is one of the primary objectives of the Central Institute for Digital Research (ICID), with the purpose of guaranteeing the wellbeing of the Cuban people

SANTA CLARA

Che’s Memorial Complex restored for his 89th birthday

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The Sculptural Complex dedicated to Ernesto Che Guevara and his comrades in arms has been completely restored to host the activities to mark the 89th anniversary of the Comandante’s birth this Wednesday, June 14

Living longer and better

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The 14th International Conference Longevity 2017, which began yesterday June 6 in Havana's Convention Center, is focused on long, active life

Cuba’s sustained forest growth

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Cuba’s forest area grew by 57,000 hectares in 2016. As such, the island reached a total of 3,241,000 hectares of land covered by forests, representing 31.15% of its total land area

Stella Calloni: Journalism and activism

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The wealth of knowledge that Argentine journalist and writer Stella Calloni expresses in her conversations is difficult to summarize, but it is worth considering her concerns and ideals

Conserving mountain ecosystems

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Cuba’s biodiversity is noteworthy given the presence of species of special interest nationally, regionally, and worldwide, with a high level of endemism in its flora and fauna, as well as a great variety of ecosystems

CUBA–TIMOR-LESTE

A solid friendship between two peoples

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The fraternal relations between Timor-Leste and Cuba have borne fruits over the past 15 years of diplomatic ties, and there remains huge potential for mutually beneficial cooperation

Cuba celebrates its African roots

Cuba celebrates its African roots.

Cuba celebrated Africa Day this Thursday, May 25, with an event held in Havana, attended by members of the Party Political Bureau, Salvador Valdés Mesa, a vice president of the Council of State; Esteban Lazo Hernandez, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power; and Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Affairs

New book on Fidel’s political-economic thought launched

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The 240-page work was published by Cuban editorial Ciencias Sociales in honor of its 50th anniversary and features various texts complied by Hero of the Republic of Cuba Ramón Labañino, and Deputy Rector of La Sapienza University in Italy, Luciano Vasapollo

There is no future without the past

The only, definitive independence Cubans celebrate is that achieved on January 1, 1959, with the leadership of our undefeated Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz. Someone failed to tell Donald Trump this, before he congratulated the Cuban people for their independence on May 20.

METEORO 2017

More prepared to face disasters (+Photos)

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This weekend, all of Cuba became a theater of operations allowing for the evaluation of the country's preparedness to face extraordinary situations, during the Response to Disasters Popular Exercise, Meteoro 2017

Martí lives on

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A recollection of the death of Cuba's national hero José Martí, who fell in battle against Spanish colonial forces, May 19, 1895

CUBAN FARMERS DAY

Our right to land is inalienable

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Granma Internationalspoke with Rafael Santiesteban Pozo, president of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP), on the occasion of Cuban Farmers’ Day

METEORO EXERCISE 2017

Strengthening preparedness

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Strengthening the country's ability to confront dangerous earthquakes, hurricanes, droughts, and health issues is the basic objective of this year's "Meteoro 2017" popular exercise, scheduled May 20-21

Raúl receives ELN delegation

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Addressed during the meeting were peace negotiations underway between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) as well as the exchanges held in Havana between this guerilla organization and the FARC-EP

UNEAC discusses its direction and challenges

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The Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) National Council met yesterday in the Museum of Fine Arts' Cuban Art Building, with the participation of Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, and Minister of Culture Abel Prieto, among other leaders

Cuba and Gabon strengthen bilateral ties

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This Thursday, May 4, Cuba’s Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, la Francophonie and Regional Integration of Gabon signed an Agreement for regular diplomatic consultations

Romerías de mayo

No to the blockade, Yes to socialism

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On May 4, the Bloguerías de Mayo #UnblockCuba space was inaugurated, as part of traditional celebrations held over these days in Holguin

World Federation of Trade Unions meets in Havana

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During the encounter, which also saw the participation of Salvador Valdés Mesa, Party Political Bureau member and a vice president of the Council of State, Díaz-Canel updated attendees on work underway to perfect Cuba’s social and economic policy, as well as the process toward the normalization of relations with the United States

10TH CUBAN DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA

For schools free of discrimination

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The 10th Cuban Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, which will see a range of activities held in different parts of the island May 3-20, is this year dedicated to the prevention of bullying and harassment in school spaces

Raúl receives President of the Seychelles

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The meeting took place in a friendly atmosphere, during which the two dignitaries discussed the satisfactory state of bilateral relations and reaffirmed their willingness to continue strengthening cooperation ties

Cuba calls to abolish military bases

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On April 26, the President of the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples, Silvio Platero, reiterated in Havana that the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo is the only one in the world which exists against the will of the people and government of the land on which it is located

What is meant by cultural warfare?

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Since Cuba’s revolutionary triumph, the island has faced both the impacts of the colonizing wave of global hegemonic industry and specific cultural warfare projects designed, financed and implemented by U.S. imperialism, its agencies and international allies, with the aim of subverting Cuban socialism

Cuba honors Humboldt 7 martyrs

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The 60th anniversary of the murder of four revolutionary youths outside number seven, Humboldt Street, Havana, was commemorated this April 20

56TH anniversary of the victory at Playa Girón

Fidel’s role in Playa Girón recognized

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Fidel’s example of integrity and morale, the determining factor in Cuba’s triumph at Playa Girón, was recognized during an act celebrating the 56th anniversary of this historic event which has come to symbolize the heroism of the Cuban people

Supporting working mothers

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Important measures to benefit working mothers • The approved 2017 Social Security budget rises to 6 billion pesos

Cuban doctors in Peru: A work of altruism

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“We are ready and willing to overcome any adversity,” stated Dr. Ricardo Martínez Llizo, a member of the 23rd Brigade of the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics, currently providing services in Peru, while speaking to Granma International

The unity that strengthens us

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This Tuesday, April 11, Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, secretary general of the Cuban Workers’ Federation, and a member of the Party Political Bureau, announced the range of activities to mark May Day

ALBA-TCP Political Council to meet today in Havana

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As a continuation of the 14th ALBA-TCP Extraordinary Summit, held last month in Caracas, Venezuela, this Monday, April 10, the 15th session of the Political Council of the organization will be held in Havana

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