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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

Friends of Cuba from across the world meet in Havana

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As part of the annual May Day celebrations, the International Solidarity with Cuba Encounter saw hundreds of trade unionists and representatives of social and solidarity movements from across the world gather in Havana’s International Conference Center this May 2

“Cuba has taught us solidarity with humanity”

Venezuelans Mariangel Marcano Flores and Víctor Gabriel Cropper Conde, are members of Hugo Chávez international brigades undertaking health promotion and prevention efforts in remote communities.

Every year African students participate on summer brigades at the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp, in the municipality of Caimito, Artemisa province, where they undertake voluntary agricultural work and speak with Cuban experts from various sectors of society

State Plan to tackle climate change approved

State Plan to tackle climate change approved.

Also reviewed during the Council of Ministers Meeting, presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, were guidelines for the elaboration of the 2018 Economic Plan and State Budget, as well as results of the 11th National Internal Control Audit, among other issues

Che at La Cabaña (+Photos)

Che lived in this house during this time as Commander-in-Chief of the Military Department of La Cabaña. It is located opposite Havana’s statue of Christ. Among the exhibits here is the original casket in which Ernesto Guevara de la Serna’s remains were tr

Che’s La Cabaña command headquarters, today a museum, offers a glimpse into the intense life of the heroic guerrilla through photos and personal objects

Member of Spain’s Communist Party praises Cuban Revolution

José Ramón Balaguer, head of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee’s International Relations Department, presents José Luis Centella, secretary general of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), with the Friendship Medal.

“Solidarity is the most important weapon the people have to defend themselves,” stated José Luis Centella, secretary general of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), on receiving the Friendship Medal in Havana, awarded by Cuba’s Council of State for his continual support of the Revolution

May Day March

Final details of May Day march announced

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This year’s May Day march in Havana will be led by 50,000 youths who will march “For Fidel, for Raúl, for the historic leadership of the Revolution, and for the youths that gave their lives during the process, for our combatants and for the history of Cuba”

Global solidarity on May Day

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Thus far, over 1,440 international delegates have confirmed their participation in activities to celebrate May Day in Cuba

Increased use of solar energy in Cienfuegos

Several solar parks are to be installed in Cienfuegos up until 2030.

Several solar parks are to be installed in Cienfuegos up until 2030. The province already has four such facilities running at full capacity and is working toward completing the fifth

Toward eradicating tuberculosis in Cuba

Dr. María Teresa Milanés Virelles urged citizens to adopt good personal and household hygiene habits to prevent the spread and infection of TB.

According to Pulmonology specialist, Dr. María Teresa Milanés Virelles, Cuba has a low tuberculosis death and infection rate given the island’s nationwide health program launched following the triumph of the Revolution on January 1, 1959

Cuba solidarity events taking place in Argentina

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Thousands of Argentines, members of Cuba solidarity organizations, continue to undertake actions this 2017 with a program of activities drawn up by 96 delegates from nine provinces during an event held November 26-27, 2016

ORGAN TRANSPLANTS

Another chance at life

Lisandra with members of the transplant team. From left to right: Doctor Armando Caballero López, head of the Intensive Care Unit; surgeon Emilio José Nieto Cárdenas; Milagros Hernández, transplant coordinator for the country’s central region; Osmany Hern

There are currently over 3,300 patients in need of a transplant in the country, which despite the high cost of procedures and medicines, is provided free of charge by the state

Machado Ventura highlights importance of neighborhood debates

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Speaking in Havana, José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee, expressed his confidence in the success of the second phase of the National Debate on Patriotic and Anti-imperialist Duty, set to begin over the coming days

A year later, the 7th Party Congress continues

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A year ago, the undefeated Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, left us a testament and a political duty: “working with fervor and dignity, can produce the material and cultural wealth that humans need, and we must fight relentlessly to obtain these”

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

A firm friend of Cuba

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The diplomat describes the Cuban people as very supportive and willing to share their space and time to contribute to other causes

Cuban doctors head to Peru in the wake of severe flooding

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Cuban doctors departed for Peru early this Friday, March 31, to provide services in areas of the country affected by the recent heavy rains. On leaving, they dedicated their solidarity efforts to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro

Cuban health technicians discuss their work and training

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The 3rd International Health Technologies Conference, held in Havana March 27-31, served to promote research on public health systems and services provided by technicians, in addition to discussion of quality training for these professionals

Citmatel: Technology for all

Citmatel: Technology for all

The only enterprise in the country authorized to register internet domains is adapting to the updating of the economy, providing services focused on the production and distribution of Cuban contents in digital format

Raúl attends small family ceremony in Birán

With the presence of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz and his sister Enma, the ashes of Agustina del Carmen Castro Ruz, who passed away on Sunday in Havana aged 78, were laid to rest this Tuesday, March 28, in the family’s mausoleum

Cuban youth support agricultural production

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In the lead up to the celebrations for the55th anniversary of the Young Communists League and the 56th anniversary of the José Martí Pioneers Organization, this April 4, Cuban youth mobilized to support agricultural efforts in the province of Sancti Spíritus

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