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Cuba: House Building Modules Given Free to Affected Baracoa People

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More than 100 construction modules were delivered free to people in Baracoa, whose houses were totally destroyed by Hurricane Matthew which ravaged the eastern tip of the island. The module consists of 500 tiles, nails, pieces of wood, cement, sand, and they are distributed in the areas of the center of the city of Baracoa, to offer temporary facilities for all those people who lost their houses and goods.

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Havana Consensus Leads to Action Against Arboviruses: OPS


The representative of the Paho/WHO in Cuba, Cristian Morales, explained here today that once defined the route map for a strategy to control arboviruses we can pass on to action against these illnesses.

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Cuba and the U.S. sign cancer research agreement

Cuba eeuu acuerdo

The agreement, signed by Dr. Ro­berto Morales Ojeda, Cuban minister of Public Health, and Sylvia Burwell, U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services, involves the implementation of collaboration projects, meetings, conferences and workshops, as well as promoting exchanges of information and best practices, research, monitoring, follow-up, and forms of cooperation related to the control of cancer, a major health problem in both countries and across the world.

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End the blockade now

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“No amount of money can buy the dignity of a campesino,” was the definite response which led to the murder of Sabino Pupo Milián, 68 years ago in this town, by henchmen working for U.S. company Manatí Sugar Company.

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The New York Times publishes article on torture in Guantánamo prison

Prision Guantanamo

In the editorial entitled “Torture and Its Psychological Aftermath,” published October 21, U.S. newspaper The New York Times asks if any government official will be held accountable for the harm caused to tortured prisoners of war, above all those incarcerated in the Naval Base which illegally occupies a piece of sovereign territory in Guantánamo, Cuba.

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UN Expert Defends Compensations to Cuba for Blockade Damage


The independent expert in fostering an international democratic and equitable order, Alfred de Zayas, defended here today that Cuba received compensations for the damage the economic, trade and financial blockade imposed by the United States has caused.

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Colombian Govt Spokesmen Travel to Cuba for Peace Dialogue


Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle confirmed today that he will travel to Havana along with the presiding government delegation to discuss with the insurgent FARC-EP some proposals for possible adjustments to the peace pact.

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FIHAV 2016: The biggest yet

Feria de La Habana

With 75 countries confirmed to attend, the 34th edition of the Havana International Trade Fair (FIHAV 2016) is set to be the biggest to date, a reflection of the confidence of the island’s trading partners in the Cuban market and their rejection of the U.S. blockade, stated Ro­drigo Malmierca Díaz, minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, during a press conference held on October 19.

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President Obama issues directive consolidating changes to Cuba policy

Obama firma

According to the document “Under the new policy, the United States expands and promotes authorized engagements with Cuba to advance cooperation on areas of mutual interest, and increase travel to, commerce with, and the free flow of information to Cuba,” although the over 50-year economic, financial and commercial blockade remains in force.

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Cordial encounter between Fidel and Algerian Prime Minister

Fidel Argelia

Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz and His Excellency Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, held a cordial meeting on October 13.