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Once again, U.S. excludes Cuba from the Caribbean Series

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Attacks on Cuban baseball are nothing new, and it is not surprising that the Caribbean Confederation of Professional Baseball (CBPC) has decided to forego our participation in the next Caribbean Series, in Puerto Rico, referring to supposed difficulties caused by the limited time available to process U.S. visas needed to travel to that nation.

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More than 620,000 Cubans living abroad visited the country in 2019

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Despite measures implemented by the United States government since the end of 2017, intended to limit bilateral relations between the two countries -including the suspension of consular services in Havana; the expulsion of 17 diplomatic officials from our embassy in Washington, using unjustifiable and politically motivated pretexts; and recently the suspension of flights to nine destinations in Cuba – ties between the émigré community and the homeland have not been eliminated.

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Cuba maintains firm commitment to the defense of peace and multilateralism


“In 2020, Cuba will maintain its firm commitment to the defense of peace, multilateralism, strengthening of the UN, and strict adherence to international law and the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez stated on Twitter.

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Telesur: Voice and image of those who fight and resist


Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez strongly condemned “threats made against the voice and image of the peoples who fight and resist the imperial onslaught,” insisting, “From Our America and the world: Viva teleSUR!”

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In a nuclear war, the collateral damage would be human life

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Today, when the United States and Iran are on the brink of an international conflict, the words of Fidel Castro Ruz have extraordinarily relevance.

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Serious escalation in the Middle East condemned


Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla strongly condemned the U.S. bombing Friday in areas near Baghdad airport and the use of missiles for targeted assassinations.

For their part, the heads of Russia and China’s diplomacy, Sergey Lavrov and Wang Yi, respectively, rejected the U.S. attacks in Iraq, and declared their support for efforts to reduce tensions in the region. In a statement published by Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, Venezuela expressed its firm condemnation, stating, “This is an action that clearly raises tensions in the region, without any basis in international law.”

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Alejandro Gil: We are counting on everyone’s efforts to find solutions, not justifications


To say, once again, that the Cuban economy should grow around 0.5% in 2019 is not a simple repetition. Returning to the figure, in this case, serves to recognize its significance, although seen alone, it does not tell us much, nor does it impact Cubans’ quality of life in an appreciable way.

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Cuba rejects threatening U.S. sanctions on FAR Minister

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today rejected the impractical and threatening measures imposed by the United States. “I strongly reject the decision of the State Department to prohibit the entry of the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba (FAR) to the United States, a measure without any practical effect, threatening and slanderous. I reiterate our invariable solidarity with Venezuela,” Rodríguez wrote in his Twitter account.

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Cuba among 35 countries worldwide with the lowest infant mortality rates: 5

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Cuba has maintained a great commitment to children’s health, even in the most difficult moments for the nation, a task that has required, and requires, much effort, sacrifice, and dedication from thousands of professionals, who work in the country’s maternal-infant care services and approach all difficulties and setbacks with determination.

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Martí is always with us


A beautiful, difficult year is behind us; a challenging year ahead. In the transition from one to the other, in days of resistance and victory, yesterday, today and tomorrow, encouraging us is the image, the example and the work of José Martí.