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Salvadorian President Highlights Scientific Exchange with Cuba

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Salvadorian President Salvador Sánchez Cerén highlighted here today the importance of exchanges with Cuba in the field of science and technology, which will contribute to improve the quality of life and heath care in his country. In a tour of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), Sanchez Ceren knew first hand the existing opportunities for cooperation with the recently created Group of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutic Industries of Cuba, BioCubaFarma, grouping 32 firms and 78 plants.

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El Salvador’s President to Meet Raul Castro


El Salvador’s President Salvador Sanchez Ceren will hold today in this capital officials talks with his Cuban peer Raul Castro. The Central American statesman expects today to tour the Havana-based Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. After arriving in the Caribbean island yesterday, Sanchez Ceren attended a show given by La Colmenita (the Beehive), a Cuban children’s theater company.

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First Cuban Rum Master Talks at World Congress


Jose Navarro, First Cuban Rum Master, gave a didactic lecture today at the World Rum Congress, running in Madrid this week. The lecture entitled “Cuban Standard and rum production in Cuba” captured the interest of the participants, motivated by learning the secrets of the beverage produced in the island. Navarro, who stated that this speech revealed many information of the details of Cuban spirits, said jokingly that all without revealing the secrets to maintain its functions.

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FARC-EP Urges to Avert War in Colombia

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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army guerrila (FARC-EP) urged today to avert war in Colombia and make progress in the descalation of conflict, as they decried the bombing at the guerrila on May 21. It is urgent to comply with the mandate of the agenda for the talks for peace in Colombia regarding the solution of the issue of paramilitarism and its final dismantling.

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Salvadoran President arrives in Cuba

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Upon arriving in Cuba for his first official visit as President of El Salvador, yesterday May 26, Salvador Sánchez Cerén emphasized the solidarity and support shown his country by the Cuban people. He was received at Havana’s José Martí International Airport by Rogelio Sierra, Cuban deputy minister of Foreign Relations.

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Life expectancy: 78.45 years

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At the end of the period 2011-2013, the Cuban population’s life expectancy was 78.45 years, placing the island among the top 25 nations registering the highest figure in this human development indicator.
Juan Carlos Alfonso Fraga MSc. director of the National Office of Statistics and Information’s (ONEI) Center for Population and Development Studies (Cepde), stated to Granma that the cited figure represents a 0.48 increase in comparison to the period 2005-2007, which registered an average of 77.97 years. A rise in the life expectancy of both sexes was recorded in all provinces.

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Tom Wilner: Obama has the Presidential Authority to Return Guantanamo to Cuba

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He is one of the most famous attorneys in Washington and perhaps the only one to have won several cases before the United States Supreme Court, and the system has changed the laws to return to the starting point. Thomas B. Wilner represented the detainees of Guantanamo in the trial that established their right to receive legal counsel, and in the two decisions where the Supreme Court confirmed the right of these detainees to habeas corups, but justice still remains to be done.

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Seven key points


It has been five months since Presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama announced on December 17 their intention to open a new chapter in relations between the United States and Cuba.
After an historic meeting between both leaders at the 7th Summit of the Americas, on May 21, the third round of conversations began in Washington, with the goal of advancing toward the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and the opening of embassies in both countries.

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Cuban Medical Brigade in Nepal

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One month has past since the devastating April 25 earthquake in Nepal, Cities lie in ruin and the number of victims has surpassed 8,600. Anxiety remains fixed on faces, since the country continues to experience aftershocks. On the night of May 12, the same night a severe aftershock hit the nation, 49 members of the Henry Reeve International Contingent Specialized in Disasters and Large Epidemics Brigade No.41 arrived in Katmandu.

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Cuba gives go-ahead for 5 more foreign companies to invest in Mariel


Cuba has given the go-ahead for five more foreign companies to set up operations in the Mariel Special Development Zone, or ZEDM, a port and trade complex aimed at luring foreign investment, officials said at an international trade symposium in this capital. “Six companies have been approved (to date), five of them with 100 percent foreign capital,” the director of the ZEDM’s support office, Ana Teresa Igarza, was quoted as saying by Cuba’s official Prensa Latina news agency.