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Cabrisas presides 15th Session of the Cuba-Russia Intergovernmental Commission

Ricardo Cabrisas, a vice president of the Council of Ministers and minister of Economy and Planning of the Republic of Cuba, in the 15th Session of the Cuba-Russia Intergovernmental Commission.

The 15th Session of the Cuba-Russia Intergovernmental Commission for economic-trade and technical-scientific cooperation between the Republic of Cuba and the Russian Federation was presided by Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a vice president of the Council of Ministers, and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dimitri Rogozin

Raúl receives Nicolás Maduro

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At around midnight on September 21, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, at Havana’s José Martí International Airport

Cuba signs nuclear weapons ban treaty at UN

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, during the High-Level Signature Ceremony held September 20, at the organization’s headquarters in New York

The Guiteras comeback

Electrical engineer Alcides Meana, a man closely tied to the history of the Matanzas power plant.

The workers' response at this Matanzas thermoelectric power plant, seen in many other locations across the country hit by Hurricane Irma as well, is an example of the heroism a people can exhibit when faced with great challenges

Cuba: Medical care guaranteed

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Minsap leaders emphasized that immediate priorities for institutions and staff across the country are the gradual reestablishment of services in polyclinics and hospital damaged by the hurricane, and the intensification of hygienic and sanitary efforts

Camagüey’s antidote to pessimism (+Photos)

Much of the citrus fruit blown down in Cubitas has been sent to processing plants or markets.

Throughout the vast geography of this Cuban province, especially in the agricultural sector, a categorical and exemplary concept is gaining momentum: beyond talking about Irma, its destruction and the losses everywhere, another hurricane is apace - that of the huge efforts underway to recover

FAO to support agricultural recovery in Cuba

FAO to support agricultural recovery in Cuba.

The FAO announced that it has mobilized its Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities – Agricultural Inputs Response Capacity (SFERA-AIRC) with a contribution of 300,000 USD by the Belgian government toward efforts to repair damage caused by Hurricane Irma to agriculture and fishing sectors in the Caribbea

GYMNASTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Montreal just around the corner (+Photos)

Manrique Larduet will once again be one of Cuba’s top hopes.

Manrique Larduet, Randy Lerú, Marcia Videaux, and Yesenia Ferrera will represent Cuba after months of training at the National School of Gymnastic

Information for the population

Taking into consideration the severe damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the government has decided that the state budget will finance 50% of the cost of construction materials sold to persons affected…

AFTER IRMA

Hope amidst destruction (+Photos)

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In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Army Corps General Ramón Espinosa Martín, deputy minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba and commander in chief of the eastern region, led a delegation including Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca, a PCC Central Committee member and first Party secretary in the province, to affected areas in Camagüey

We are going to accomplish this

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First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, emphasized that reestablishing operations at the Antonio Guiteras, thermoelectric plant, severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, is a priority at this time

CAMAGÜEY

Irma in Esmeralda

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In Jigüey, a small town in Camagüey, there were only 25 houses, where about 60 people lived, almost all linked to the fish industry there. After the eye of the storm made landfall on nearby Cayo Cruz and Cayo Romano, all that can be seen now are the floors of those 25 homes

Good health in bad weather

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Instructions for the National Health Service were clear: ensure the necessary conditions to continue providing medical services across the entire country, and protect material resources in hospitals and healthcare institutions

Cuba in recovery

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Authorities are working on the restoration of basic services to the population. The National Civil Defense General Staff reported the unfortunate loss of ten lives

Comandante Juan Almeida honored in Santiago de Cuba

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Comandante of the Revolution Juan Almeida Bosque, who in difficult moments such as currently being experienced in many parts of the country, taught us that “No one here is surrendering,” was honored on the eighth anniversary of his death

Cuba immersed in recovery

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Restoring electrical service, reestablishing regular water supplies to the population, and reopening schools are priorities for authorities

A call to our combative people

We face the recovery with the example of Comandante en Jefe de la Revolución Cubana, Fidel Castro Ruz, who, with his unwavering confidence in victory and iron will, taught us that nothing is impossible

Irma, a hurricane to remember

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According to preliminary reports, the flooding caused by Hurricane Irma is perhaps the most severe to have affected Havana’s coastline to date, with over 1.5 meters of water in some areas

Advisory No. 6 from the National Civil Defense General Staff regarding Hurricane Irma

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The population is advised to stay informed of the evolution of Hurricane Irma, and comply with safety measures; above all to stay indoors while storm winds continue, avoid flooded areas, do not fish, bathe or collect objects in such zones, or touch downed wires, and move away from areas with buildings at risk of collapsing or unstable ground

Hurricane Irma moves away from Cuba

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Tropical storm strength winds will continue to affect the western region of the island. The Casa Blanca Meteorological Station has reported north to northwest gusts of 120 km/h and severe flooding along the northwest coast including Havana’s Malecón

Hurricane Irma in images

Granma makes available images which have reached our offices showing damage caused by Hurricane Irma across the country, as well as others from social networks and other media

Message from the FMC regarding Hurricane Irma

Message from the FMC regarding Hurricane Irma.

The National Secretariat of the Federation of Cuban Women recognizes the sacrifice of the compañeras and compañeros who are far from their families, assisting in Evacuation Centers and providing health services

Hurricane Irma makes landfall at Cayo Romano

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Last night at around 10:00pm, the powerful hurricane made landfall on Cuban territory at the eastern end of El Romano, along the northern coastline of Camagüey and Ciego de Ávila provinces

Strong relations between Cuba and Malaysia highlighted

The Ambassador of Malaysia to Cuba, Khairi Omar, emphasized the people-to-people cooperation established between his country and Cuba.

The Ambassador of Malaysia to Cuba, Khairi Omar, in an interview with Granma International on the occasion of celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of his country’s independence in Havana, described the ties between the two countries as excellent

Expanding multi-destination tourism in the Caribbean

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Official data shows that since 1990 through 2016, the average number of tourists traveling to the Caribbean has increased 4% annually. This growth is far greater than that seen elsewhere, reflecting the climate of peace, collaboration, and security reigning in the region

First reports of damage by Irma in Gibara

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At around 11.00 am this September 8, the first reports arrived of four to eight meter high waves causing severe damage to Gibara’s sea wall and covering roads with debris

Cuba’s hurricane hunters

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Insmet’s team of specialists is working round the clock monitoring the evolution of Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest the Atlantic region has ever seen

Advisory No 4, National Civil Defense General Staff regarding Irma

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An Alarm Phase is declared for the provinces of Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus, Cienfuegos and Matanzas; an Alert for Mayabeque, La Habana and Artemisa; and the Informative Phase for Pinar del Río, as of 10:00am. Other provinces remain in the Alarm Phase. Residents of the Isle of Youth are to remain attentive to information released.

IMMUNOASSAY CENTER

The jewel that Fidel conceived

Niurka Margarita Carlos Pías, director general of the Immunoassay Center.

Built in just 19 months, on September 7, 1987, Fidel inaugurated the Immunoassay Center (CIE), charged with the mission of designing and producing technology for the mass screening of different diseases

Raúl receives Spanish Foreign Minister

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday September 6, received Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo, Spain's minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, who is making an official visit to the country

U.S. blockade and terrorism denounced

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The Third Days of Action Against the Blockade will take place in Washington D.C., September 11-16, with activities centered on denouncing damage caused to the island’s healthcare system by the hostile policy, with the participation of U.S. students pursuing medical degrees on the island and renowned Cuban doctors

Heartfelt tribute to the heroes and martyrs of September 5

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, presided during the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the historic Cienfuegos uprising

Bariatric surgery to treat obesity

Miguel Ángel Martínez Alfonso PhD recommends bariatric surgery to treat severe obesity and its related conditions.

Bariatric surgery is provided by various Cuban health institutions, but principally the National Center for Minimal Access Surgery (CNCMA), located in the Havana municipality of 10 de Octubre. The CNCMA is also a national reference center which specializes in endoscopic and minimally invasive procedures performed by highly qualified processions using state-of-the-art technology

The people's candidates

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The process of nominating candidates for delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People's Power will take place across the country, September 4-30

The commitment to produce more

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Machado Ventura toured areas of Cienfuegos and Matanzas, where he called on workers to increase agricultural production

A loyal friend of Cuba in Australia

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Vinnie Molina is a long-time Cuba solidarity activist and currently President of the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society’s (ACFS) regional branch in Perth

Pastors for Peace and its founder Lucius Walker honored

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The 50 years of solidarity and commitment demonstrated by the Interfaith Community Organization (IFCO)-Pastors for Peace was highlighted in a commemorative event at the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) headquarters in Havana

Global Cuba solidarity campaign underway

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Days of action entitled, Tenemos Memoria. Solidaridad vs Bloqueo (We Remember. Solidarity vs the Blockade) are taking place in various countries around the world through early November

Alongside Che during the October Crisis

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In his command headquarters, Comandante Ernesto Guevara analyzed with various officers the composition of the enemy force threatening to attack the country

HURRICANE IRMA

Safe and sound (+Photos)

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José Daniel de la Torre Sampier found the bust of José Martí covered with debris. He ran home to find his mother, who helped him unearth it and from that moment on, he clung to it like a trophy

U.S. blockade of Cuba denounced at UN

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The Europe-Third World Centre (Cetim), a non-governmental organization with consultative status at the UN, denounced the U.S. blockade of Cuba, before the Human Rights Council, describing the policy as unilateral, illegal and illegitimate

Discipline and organization

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Emphasized by Miguel Díaz–Canel Bermúdez, Party Political Bureau member and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, during an exchange with authorities in Artemisa

Nomination assemblies gradually resume

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Assemblies to nominate candidates for delegates to People’s Power bodies, to be held September 4-30, will continue across Cuba, following Hurricane Irma, as soon as conditions in each area allow

Recovery efforts begin in Havana

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The member of the Party Political Bureau, Vice President of the Council of State and President of the Havana Provincial Defense Council, Mercedes López Acea, called for all means and resources to be employed in recovery efforts in the capital 

Cuba responds to Irma

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Storm surges and high waves have caused coastal flooding in Havana, to an extent never before seen in some areas • Search and rescue efforts continued throughout the dawn hours this Sunday

Irma threatens Cuba

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Efforts are already underway by authorities responsible for protecting the population and country’s economic resources to prevent damage and the loss of human life as Hurricane Irma approaches the island

Over 7,200 youths to attend Ninth CDR Congress

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Reported Carlos Rafael Miranda Martínez, national CDR coordinator and a member of the Council of State, speaking to Granma after presenting the delegation from the municipality of Guantánamo with the Cuban flag

Cuba reiterates unconditional support for Venezuela

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Residents of Havana, members of the diplomatic corps and Venezuelan students on the island marched along the central Avenue of the Presidents to the monument of The Liberator Simón Bolívar, to express their condemnation of interference by the U.S. and other governments in Latin America and the Caribbean in Venezuela’s internal affairs

Pinar del Río

New varieties of tobacco being grown

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Two new, high-yielding varieties of tobacco, developed by the San Juan y Martínez Experimental Tobacco Station, are successfully being grown on farms across the region

Back to school in September

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To ensure teacher coverage in all classrooms, among the options are contracting retired educators and university students

Recycling: A task for all

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The Union of Enterprises for the Recovery of Raw Materials (UERMP), responsible for the recovery, processing, and commercialization of recyclable materials plays a key role in caring for the environment

With our feet on the ground

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The Council of Ministers has approved a series of modifications to policies governing the awarding of idle land in usufruct • New regulations will take effect shortly

2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

Getting ready for back-to-school

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Preparations for the coming academic year are advancing as planned across the country, states Minister of Education on a visit to Las Tunas

Men and women of science and conscience

Esmeralda de Fátima Damiao graduated with a high academic average of 5.03 points in Educational Psychology from the University of Sancti Spíritus.

This year, a total of 256 Angolan students graduated in Cuba…Granma spoke with some of them and found that almost all defined their studies in Cuba as one of the best experiences of their lives

Restoring sandy beaches

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The conservation and recovery of these ecosystems is among the tasks included in the State Plan for Confronting Climate Change, approved by the Council of Ministers in April

Fidel lives on in us

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Eliodoro Pérez Reyes holds a degree in Agronomy Education and has more than a decade of experience as a political and student leader. He believes that the greatest obligation of Cuban youth is to immortalize the thought of Fidel Castro

Committed to solidarity

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The extraordinary contributions of Cuba's healthcare collaboration internationally owes its origins to the thinking of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, the greatest promoter of solidarity with the world's peoples, and advocate of this principle as fundamental to the Revolution's foreign policy, since its very inception

Fidel present in Santiago de Cuba and Birán

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Thousands of residents of Santiago celebrated the 91st anniversary of the birth of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz with an extensive program of activities, including a tribute at the stone monument that guards his ashes in the Santa Ifigenia cemetery

Elections: Questions and answers (Part II)

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Our interview on elections in Cuba with Dr. José Luis Toledo, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power Commission on Constitutional and Judicial Affairs, and tenured professor at the University of Havana, continues below, addressing the nomination of candidates

Never to be forgotten pain

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A new museum devoted to Cuba's resistance to U.S. aggression was inaugurated, yesterday on the 91st anniversary of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro's birth, with Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, Political Bureau member and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, on hand

A family’s missions

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Defined by their resistance and hope, six Cuban professionals at a Comprehensive Diagnostic Center share their experiences of working in Venezuela

Dialogue among youth, with Fidel always in mind

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Faithful to the legacy of Fidel Castro, young people in Pinar del Río are discussing current challenges facing the world's population and the conquests of the Revolution, while reiterating their pride as Cubans, as part of the Provincial Festival of Youth

Risk management centers to confront disasters

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The installation of 11 risk management centers and more than 52 early warning points are part of Pinar del Río’s strategy to mitigate the impact of phenomena such as hurricanes, which frequently affect this region

U.S. Venceremos brigade offers solidarity

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Members of the 48th Venceremos brigade from the United States, are visiting Cuba July 23-August 4, to learn about the construction of socialism and offer their support to the Revolution.

An intimate portrait of a giant

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The photographic exhibition Fidel: An Intimate Portrait was inaugurated in Havana’s Casa del Alba Cultural this August 1st, including more than a dozen images captured by his son, Alex Castro

SANTIAGO DE CUBA

Reenactment of Moncada assault dedicated to Fidel

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The walls of the former Moncada Garrison were again illuminated in the dawn hours this July 26, the 64th anniversary of the assault launched by the Centenary Generation, when 160 young students reenacted the glorious action inspired by the legacy of Fidel

Various works unveiled in Sancti Spíritus

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In the context of the festivities to mark July 26, the province has seen dozens of works in key areas for food production, the provision of medical services and recreation

Gelma: Supporting Cuban agriculture

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The state enterprise group, founded in May 2001, is responsible for distributing wholesale goods and offering specialized technical services in the agricultural sector

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