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An unprecedented trial run

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Before the eyes of the world, the Venezuelan people awoke this past July 16, to join crowds and long lines at voting centers to participate in a trial run of the National Constituent Assembly elections to be held July 30, to chose members who will lay a new foundation for the country.

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The Our America Consensus: A guide for the future of the Latin American left

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With the approval of the Our America Consensus, the first programmatic document stemming from the Sao Paulo Forum, leftist and progressive parties from Latin America and the Caribbean have a new instrument with which to resist the right-wing onslaught and continue implementing political and social changes in the region.

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Debating the future of China-Latin America relations

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How to expand relations between two regions which already have substantial economic and governmental ties, but aspire to greater levels of mutual understanding, was the main theme of debates in a forum between academics and political experts from China, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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Women live longer, but have poorer health

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In an increasingly aging world, the title of this article reflects one of today’s key areas of study. In an attempt to respond to this assertion Granma International spoke with doctor and Professor Jesús Menéndez, specialist at the Longevity, Aging, and Health Research Center (Cited).

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Pastors for Peace continue support to Cuba

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Solidarity with the Cuban people is being reaffirmed this month by members of the 28th US-Cuba Friendship Caravan, coordinated by the Interfaith Community Organization IFCO-Pastors for Peace. Including 28 persons, mainly from the United States but also Mexicans and Europeans, the group is participating in an ample program of activities through July 27, including the celebration of National Rebellion Day in the western province of Pinar del Río.

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Raúl receives Colombian President

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Army Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday morning, July 17, received the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, who is making an official visit to the country.

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Social security in Cuba, a civil right

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There are currently around two million people 60 years of age or older in Cuba. Statistics from the latest Population and Housing Census show that the island is set to have the oldest population in Latin America by 2025.

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Breathing new life into Havana’s hospitals

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With the aim of improving the quality of services, two of the capital’s most well known hospitals, the Miguel Enríquez and Salvador Allende, are benefitting from a nationwide investment, repair and maintenance process, ongoing for the last four years.

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Fidel, Chávez & Che honored at the Sao Paulo Forum

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Participants to the 23rd Sao Paulo Forum, bringing together leftist and progressive forces from the region in Managua, Nicaragua, paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, Heroic Guerilla Ernesto Che Guevara, and Venezuelan comrade Hugo Chávez.

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The Sao Paulo Forum, Latin America’s political protagonist

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Over a quarter of a century after its creation, the Sao Paulo Forum continues to be an essential political protagonist in Latin America and the Caribbean, stated Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee member, José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera, speaking July 16, during the inauguration of the 23rd edition of the event, which brings together progressive and leftist movements from the region.