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Raúl receives Iranian Foreign Minister

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This Monday, August 22, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz received His Excellency Mohammad Javad Zarif, minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on an official visit to the island. In a friendly atmosphere, the two exchanged views on the positive state of bilateral relations and expressed their interest in broadening these in the economic, commercial, financial and cooperation sectors.

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Letter from Raúl congratulating UNEAC on its 55th anniversary

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Letter from Raúl congratulating UNEAC on its 55th anniversary
Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, sent a congratulatory message to UNEAC

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From Río to Tokyo

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Río 2016 is over, the 31st Olympiad has ended;, the first Olympic Games held in South America is now history. The curtain fell on the global competition Sunday, August 21, with the closing ceremony taking place in the legendary Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium, or simply the Maracaná. The Olympic torch was extinguished in this temple of Brazilian football, which since August 5 bore witness to multiple athletic achievements, while the Olympic flag was formally handed over to the governor of Tokyo, which will host the 2020 Games.

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WHO praises Cuban medical collaboration in Bolivia

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The World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Bo­­livia, Fernando Leanes, noted that the Cuban people should feel proud of the humanitarian work undertaken by their doctors in the Andean nation. Speaking to Prensa Latina during the country’s International Health Fair, this year dedicated to Fidel Castro, Leanes praised Cuba’s contribution to the well-being of other nations.

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UNEAC celebrates its 55th anniversary

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Celebrations for the 55th anniversary of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) are taking place under the maxim from a verse by the organization’s first President, poet Nicolás Guillén (1902-1989): “This is how we must proceed.”

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Julio César secures Cuba’s third Río gold

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With Cuba’s third gold medal stemming from the fists of Julio César La Cruz, in the 81 kilogram boxing division, the Cuban delegation remains firmly in position 21 on the 31st Olympic Games medal table, while preparing for further competition in the closing days.

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Forests cover 30.6% of Cuba’s land area

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Cuba ended 2015 with 30.6% of its territory covered by forests, a result that confirms the island’s place within the small group of developing nations that maintain sustained growth of this important environmental indicator. According to the report “Environmental Outlook: Cuba 2015”, published by the National Office of Statistics and Information (www.onei.cu), in 2010 the forest area of the archipelago was 27.6%.

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Fidel and the advancement of Cuban women

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The colloquium “Fidel and the Women’s Revolution,” which took place yesterday, August 18, represented a chance for participants to explore in greater depth the Comandante en Jefe’s ideas regarding gender equality.

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Dance is my way of life

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Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle López-Ochoa has found fertile ground for her creations in Cuba. She has been coming to the island for three years straight and has produced works for Contemporary Dance of Cuba (DCC) and the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC).

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Jean-Guy Allard: A Model for Progressive Journalists Working in the Capitalist System

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Jean-Guy Allard, born in Shawinigan, Quebec, died in his beloved and adopted Havana on August 16 at the age of 68, following an illness.
I, like many of his other friends and colleagues from Quebec, visited him and his son on a number of occasions in his modest home in Havana. In fact, these were much more than just casual visits – they were a sort of secular pilgrimage. He was particularly proud of the framed piece on his wall containing one of Fidel Castro’s writings, in which the Cuban leader highlights Jean-Guy’s work. I hope that Jean-Guy was able to watch on television the activities organized in Cuba on the occasion of Fidel’s 90th birthday on August 13.