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Lenín Moreno wins first round

Correa y Lenin

With more than 72% of the votes counted, Moreno had garnered 38.66% – very close to winning in the first round. In accordance with the country’s electoral law, to avoid a second round, a candidate must win over 50% of the vote or 40%, with a margin of 10% of the next closest candidate.

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Raúl receives vice president of Vietnam’s National Assembly Standing Committee

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, yesterday afternoon February 19, received Tong Thi Phong, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Political Bureau and vice president of the country’s National Assembly Standing Committee, who was visiting Cuba on the invitation of the National Assembly of People’s Power.

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End of chapter one

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The first chapter of the 26th Havana International Book Fair concluded in an event held in the San Carlos de La Cabaña Fortress’ Nicolás Guillén Hall on Sunday, February 19. By the last day of the Fair, over 1,100 literary activities – including 900 book presentations, 28 panel discussions and 106 poetry readings – had taken place.

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La Pradera: Restoring body and mind

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The intensive, comprehensive rehabilitation services for children and adults offered to visitors from abroad, are the central focus of the La Pradera International Health Center, located west of Havana, specializing in supporting patients recovering from neurological damage, heart attacks, orthopedic problems, and hearing or language disorders, among other health issues.

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Foreign-Funded NGOs in Ecuador: Trojan Horse for Intervention?

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Ecuador has come under fire for scrutinizing non-profits like Accion Ecologica, many of whom get millions from Europe and North America.
Ecuador, the tiny South American nation sandwiched between Colombia and Peru, rarely makes waves in the English-speaking world’s corporate mediascape. Last year, news traveled far on at least two occasions.

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Machado Ventura receives Vietnamese leader

Machado y Vientanmita

José Ramón Machado Ventura, Party second secretary and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon, February 16, received Tong Thi Phong, a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s (PCV) Central Committee Political Bureau and a vice president of the National Assembly Standing Committee, who is leading a delegation invited to our country by the Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power.

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Raúl receives President of Ireland

Raul Irlanda

On the afternoon of February 15, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of Sate and Ministers of Cuba, received His Excellency Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, making an official visit to the country.

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Raúl receives Minister of Health and Medical Education of Iran

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received on February 15, His Excellency Seyed Hasán Ghazizadeh Hashemi, minister of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who delivered a message to the Cuban leader on behalf of the Iranian President, Hasán Rouhaní.

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The magic wand for rural schools?

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At this time, Cuba’s Ministry of Education is undertaking its third round of efforts to perfect the national school system, a process which, of course includes education in rural areas.

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Cuba’s 10 best-selling books of 2016

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Ten titles were the deserving winners of the Readers Prize awarded by the Cuban Book Institute, presented this year to the highest selling works between January 2016 and January 2017, sales of which surpassed 70% of their first printing.