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Change in Puerto Rico

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There are times when it looks as if nothing is happening and then suddenly new events are unleashed; but while the in-depth situation makes a turn-around, even the best analysts may take time to notice it. And when their appreciations are absorbed by routine, even the left fails to escape from this trend. This is the case of what is happening with Puerto Rico now, where reality has created a dynamic that is entirely new in quality, but which even certain anti-colonialists have yet to notice.

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We will know how to meet this new challenge

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Expressing the sentiments of the Cuban people and millions of friends throughout the world, the Second Secretary of the Party Central Committee, José Ramón Machado Ventura, began his speech during the central act for National Rebellion Day this July 26, by conveying the warmest congratulations to Fidel Castro Ruz, on his upcoming 90th birthday.

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Moncada Attack: Lessons From the Birth of the Cuban Revolution

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In 1953, when virtually all the progressive and revolutionary forces in Cuba offered no viable solution to oppose the U.S.-backed Batista dictatorship, Fidel Castro and his comrades did indeed work out a path. It was a route characterized by game-changing statements inexorably coupled with exceptionally courageous deeds, out of which emerged the July 26 Movement.

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Cuba and Saudi Arabia sign important economic agreement

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The first involves a Saudi loan to finance a project in the city of Cárdenas to rehabilitate the water supply and treatment system. The Development Fund will provide a long term advance of 120 million Saudi riyals (29.1 million USD) annually to construct a new main conduit and distribution networks to allow the distribution of potable water throughout the city located in the province of Matanzas.

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Indigenous and campesino protesters march against corruption

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Representatives from both sectors explained that protests come in response to the national government’s failure to resolve important social issues. Hundreds of indigenous and campesino protesters will march through the main streets of the Guatemalan capital denouncing government corruption and the criminalization of social movements.

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Carnival Santiago style

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Santiago’s carnival is in a nutshell, a spellbinding mix of colors, flavors, smells and heat strong enough to astonish the most audacious, and overpower all five sense in a single blow. Renowned for its originality, wow-factor, and popular appeal, the annual carnival held in July (this year from the 21st to the 27th) reaches beyond the city’s half a million inhabitants, seeing the return of natives living elsewhere, and arrival of foreign visitors attracted by the famous event and eager to participate in the this truly authentic expression of Cuban culture.

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Principal celebration of National Rebellion Day tomorrow, in Sancti Spíritus

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Tomorrow, July 26, at 7:00am, in the city’s Serafín Sánchez Valdivia Plaza de la Revolución, the principal national commemoration of the 63rd anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons will take place. The central remarks in honor of National Rebellion Day will be made by Second Party Secretary and Vice President of the Councils of State and Minister José Ramón Machado Ventura.

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Extensive maintenance and investment at Mariel’s Máximo Gómez power plant

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The Máximo Gómez thermoelectric power plant, located in the municipality of Mariel, has been generating power for the past five decades. Given the energy needs in this important area for economic development, the plant is currently undergoing an extensive maintenance process, in addition to other measures.

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Raúl sends message to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega

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The Cuban President sent a fraternal greeting and solidarity to the government and people of Nicaragua, on the 37th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, expressing confidence that the country will continue advancing toward more victories, always with Cuba’s unconditional support : ” The Cuban President sent a fraternal greeting and solidarity to the government and people of Nicaragua, on the 37th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, expressing confidence that the country will continue advancing toward more victories, always with Cuba’s unconditional support”

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Cuban government sends condolences following attack in France

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José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday July 18, visited the French embassy in Havana to sign the condolences book opened there in the wake of an attack which occurred in the city of Nice, this past July 14, during a celebration of Bastille Day, killing 84 persons and injuring more than 200.