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Raúl congratulates Granma

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers sent a recognition to Granma on the occasion of the newspaper’s 50th anniversary, which was delivered by Rolando Alfonso Borges, Central Committee members and head of its ideological department for the press, to Granma editor Pelayo Terry, in a simple ceremony during the staff celebration on Saturday, October 3.

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Raúl holds official conversations with President of Nauru

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, held official conversations with his Excellency Baron Divavesi Waqa, President, Foreign Minister, Minister of Public Administration, Interior and Climate Change of the Republic of Nauru, on an official visit to Cuba

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8,295 patients treated with stem cells


By the end of the first half of this year, the total number of patients treated with stem cells in Cuba had reached 8,295, Dr. Porfirio Hernández, deputy director of Research at the Institute of Hematology and Immunology, told Granma. First used in Cuba in February 2004, the advanced procedure is now offered in 14 of the 15 provinces of the country, with the specialties of orthopedics and traumatology, and angelology, seeing the most cases treated with 4,059 (49%) and 3,511 (42%), respectively.

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Laotian President arrives in Cuba

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The President of the People’s Republic of Laos, Choummaly Sayasoney, accompanied by a broad delegation, arrived in Cuba yesterday, October 1, on an official visit which will extend through the 4th. Also secretary general of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the President was received by Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra at Havana’s José Martí International Airport.

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Septeto Santiaguero, once again nominated for a Latin Grammy

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Cuban son continues to be heard very well around the world. Once again, the Septeto Santiaguero has been nominated for a Latin Grammy, this time for their CD No quiero llanto. Tributo a Los Compadres, in the category of Best Traditional Tropical album, according to the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States.

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President of African Union Commission thanks Cuba

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I would like to thank Cuba and its health professionals, because it was a great comfort when we heard in the United Nations that you were going to send doctors; this gave us hope, because we knew that we were going to overcome the situation, stated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, president of the African Union (AU) Commission during a visit to the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) on October 1. We are very pleased to be able to meet some of the health workers who were on the front line of battle, she said.

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Cuba adopts Nagoya Protocol

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The island signed the agreement designed to effectively implement one of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Cuba has now become one of the 66 countries to adhere to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of BenefitsArising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity after recently ratifying the agreement before the United Nations (UN).

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President of Nauru to visit Cuba

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His Excellency, Baron Divavesi Waqa, President, Foreign Minister, Minister of Public Administration, Interior and Climate Change of the Republic of Nauru, will arrive in Cuba this Thursday, October 1, on an official visit.

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Days of Action against the Blockade in Washington

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The events, which took place between September 16-18, were organized by a coalition of U.S. groups, including the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity for the Peoples, IFCO – Pastors for Peace, the National Network on Cuba, the Institute for Policy Studies and the Venceremos Brigade.

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Farewell to one of the most faithful revolutionaries

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The Cuban people paid posthumous tribute this Tuesday, September 29, to devoted revolutionary Jorge Risquet Valdés-Saldaña. The Veterans’ Pantheon at the Colón Cemetery is Havana, saw a moving tribute by family, friends, compañeros and important leaders of the Party and government.