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Pinar del Río: Six hours that changed everything

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We didn’t want to write. We were not there when Ian attacked the province of Pinar del Río with winds of more than 200 kilometers per hour; that land that saw us born and from which we can never let go. We didn’t want to write but it is a journalistic duty to tell stories and bring a pinch of hope to the last person. Last Wednesday, from car to car, from stretch to stretch, we traveled about a hundred and fifty kilometers and reached Pinar del Río. Destruction, pain in people’s faces, fallen trees, houses without roofs, others on the ground.

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Díaz-Canel exchanges with local authorities and workers on a visit to the pine town of Cocodrilo

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The first secretary of the Central Committee of the PCC and president of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel, visits the coastal town of Cocodrilo, in the south of the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud, on Monday morning. On Twitter, the president reported that “Today we will be on the Isle of Youth, another of the territories affected by #HurricaneIan. The recovery there is progressing rapidly. Much of its electrical service and communications are restored. We have to work hard to rebuild the houses.”

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Díaz-Canel exchanges with local authorities and workers on a visit to the pine town of Cocodrilo

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The first secretary of the Central Committee of the PCC and president of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel, visits the coastal town of Cocodrilo, in the south of the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud, on Monday morning. On Twitter, the president reported that “Today we will be on the Isle of Youth, another of the territories affected by #HurricaneIan. The recovery there is progressing rapidly. Much of its electrical service and communications are restored. We have to work hard to rebuild the houses.”

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Lula narrowly wins and there will be a second round in Brazil

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Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won the first round of presidential elections in Brazil on Sunday with a four-point advantage over the current president, Jair Bolsonaro. Both will dispute the second round of the electoral race. The results give the leftist Lula da Silva 48.13% of the vote compared to 43.46% for the far-right Bolsonaro with 98.67% of the vote. The night was bittersweet for the head of state who went from leading the count from the beginning to seeing how his opponent overtook him at the end.

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Two Venezuelan ships with humanitarian aid set sail for Cuba

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Two Venezuelan ships, the Carmita and Karola Sky motorboats, set sail this Sunday from the port of La Guaira with the first shipments of humanitarian aid from that nation to support the recovery in Cuba after the passage of Hurricane Ian. The two ships transport 400,000 food modules, fifty electrical transformers, conducting cables, and more than 22,000 square meters of zinc sheets.The captain of the Carmita, Jorge Coello Valladares, told Granma that the trip to Cuba will last six and a half days.

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State Duma unanimously validates incorporation of new regions to Russia

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The lower house of the Russian Federal Assembly, the State Duma, unanimously ratified on Monday the documents for the incorporation of the territories of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhie and Kherson into the Russian Federation. State Duma Chairman Viacheslav Volodin noted that the number of Russian territorial subjects amounted to 89. The politician commented on his Telegram channel that “the entry of the Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhie and Kherson people’s republics into the Russian Federation is the only way to save the lives of millions of people.

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Before the virtual Cuba, the real Cuba: Declaration of the House of the Americas

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In recent days we have received many messages from friends of the House and of the Cuban Revolution who, faced with the persistent and gloomy news that proliferate in the media and networks, ask with concern what is happening in our country. Are “the people” and “the government” really facing each other? Is Cuba a “failed state” incapable of solving a crisis? The same state that they call “failed” bravely called, just a week ago, for a referendum on the very advanced Family Code.

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They publish in The New York Times a call to President Biden: “Let Cuba rebuild itself”

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Concerned leaders and activists in the United States have issued an urgent call in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, demanding that Biden temporarily lift sanctions and allow Cuba to purchase urgently needed supplies for reconstruction after Hurricane Ian. Biden needs to act right now to help the Cuban people. Hurricane Ian caused great devastation. The power grid was damaged and the electrical system collapsed. More than 50,000 homes have been completely destroyed or severely damaged.

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NATO describes the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline system as an act of sabotage

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“The damage suffered by the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in international waters of the Baltic Sea is very worrying. All currently available information indicates that it is the result of deliberate, reckless and irresponsible acts of sabotage,” reads the bloc’s statement. military. The alliance pointed out risks to navigation and considerable environmental damage as a result of the act.

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Díaz-Canel recorre central termoeléctrica Ernesto Guevara, en Santa Cruz del Norte

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El presidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, llegó esta mañana a la central termoeléctrica Ernesto Guevara, en Santa Cruz del Norte, provincia Mayabeque, donde se trabaja sin descanso para recuperar potencia en la generación que se aportará a la sincronización del sistema electroenergético nacional (SEN), informó la Presidencia en su cuenta en Twitter. Poco antes de la llegada del mandatario, la unidad 2 de esa CTE ya estaba aportando 23 MW a parte del SEN del occidente de Cuba.