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Raúl congratulates Cuban women on FMC’s 55th anniversary

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President Rául Castro sent heartfelt congratulations to women across the island on the 55th anniversary of the Federation of Cuban Women’s founding (FMC). His message was conveyed by the organization’s secretary general, Teresa Amarelle Boué, also a member of the Party Central Committee, during the national celebration of the anniversary in the province of Granma, which was chosen as the event’s site in recognition of the FMC’s accomplishments in the region.

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Frank Fernández, a hit in Chicago

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The U.S. press described maestro Frank Fernández as a virtuoso with complete command of the piano and a great power of communication, after his performance at the famous Ravinia Festival, in Chicago. John Von Rhein, the city’s most important music critic, praised the concert repertory, noting the musicians “grounding in both the standard classical repertory and in Cuban and Latin American vernacular music.”

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Miguel Matamoros: “I am the son of Santiago de Cuba”

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Miguel Matamoros was born on May 8, 1894 and died on April 15, 1971. 2015 marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the famous Trío Matamoros, precisely on Miguel’s birthday in 1925. In the late 1960s, I was invited by some friends who studied music to the Santiago de Cuba carnival. These students of the National School of Arts (ENA) in Havana took me to the home where the giant of son, Miguel Matamoros, spent his final years.

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Ecuador’s right wing continues to mobilize despite failure of general strike


Right wing forces, incapable of recognizing the electoral victories of popular governments, consistently resort to violent action, as is currently happening in Ecuador. After the failure of a general strike called for August 13, the opposition here launched another adventure, blocking roads – including the Pan American Highway – burning vehicles and tires, in an attempt to lay the groundwork for a coup d’etat against President Rafael Correa and the Citizens’ Revolution.

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Driulis González enters the Judo Hall of Fame


When one hears about the Judo Hall of Fame, they discover, among other things that only 30 great figures in the history of the sport have achieved such a distinction. This detail demonstrates how difficult it is to be included in the select group, to which Cuba’s Driulis González was inducted last Saturday, August 22.

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World and Pan American Health Organizations congratulate Cuba

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During the 14th International Dengue Course, which concluded on Friday at the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) in Havana and saw the participation of professionals from 35 countries, the expert told AIN that the Cuban institution is one of the great bastions in which the PAHO / WHO find support to control the disease in the Americas.

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U.S. not prepared to give up in Latin America

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The United States knows it has lost ground in Our America and wants it back at any cost, sparking a chain reaction to push progressive governments of the region out of power, those it considers “enemies” that should be overthrown by any means or through “soft, low intensity or violent coups,” it’s all the same.

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Cuban National Ballet to premier “Vilma”

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In a tribute to Vilma Espín on the85th anniversary of her birth and 55 years of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), the National Ballet of Cuba and its director Alicia Alonso will premier the ballet Vilma, with choreography byEduardo Blanco, in the National Theatre’s Avellaneda Hall, on Saturday August 29, at 8:30pm.

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The Sandino commitment

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On August 21, in 2005, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez broadcast number 231 of his television program “Aló Presidente” with Fidel at his side, from the municipality of Sandino, in the Cuban province of Pinar del Río. It was an especially hot day in the Villa Bolívar neighborhood, where 150 dwellings had been erected for families left homeless by hurricanes; the hustle and bustle was unusual. Word traveled fast, yes, Chávez and Fidel were there, speaking to all of Venezuela over the air.

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Havana to host Congress of the Pan-American Federation of Nursing Professionals

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The contribution of nursing to excellence in health services” is the central theme of the 14th Congress of the Pan-American Federation of Nursing Professionals (FEPPEN) and the 16th Congress of the Cuban Nursing Society, which will take place October 5-9. The events will be hosted in Havana’s Convention Center and will see the participation of other health professionals, according to information provided by the Virtual Center for Health Conventions, CENCOMED.