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Matthew approaches eastern Cuba

Mathws

As powerful Hurricane Matthew advances across the sea south of Cuba’s eastern provinces, weather conditions are expected to deteriorate this afternoon, October 4, with heavy rainfall reaching totals of 200 to 300 mm, and up to 500 mm in mountainous areas, as well as flooding along the region’s south-eastern coast and that of Guantánamo and Holguín on the northern shoreline.

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Raúl reviews preparedness measures ahead of Hurricane Matthew

Raul Santiago

On the third day of his working visit to the east of the country, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, and the National Defense Council, toured various sites of interest in this province, where he reviewed measures being taken ahead of hurricane Matthew.

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U.S. state of Louisiana and Cuba explore trade opportunities

US Lousiana

A delegation of 40 business people from the southern U.S. state of Louisiana, led by Governor John Bel Edwards, and representatives from Cuban state enterprises and ministries met yesterday, October 4, in Havana, to identify possible opportunities for trade and investment.

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“Eternal gratitude to the Cuban people”

Nigeria Cuba

“I have come to show our eternal gratitude to the Cuban people,” stated Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, Geoffrey Onyeama, on October 4, after laying a floral wreath before a plaque honoring the country’s independence fighters, in Havana’s African Heroes Park.

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Raúl receives President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau

Raul Guinea

Army General, Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received on the afternoon of September 30, His Excellency José Mário Vaz, President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, making an official visit to the island.

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Fidel holds fraternal encounter with President of Guinea Bissau

fidel guinea bissau

On the afternoon of September 30, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz received His Excellency José Mário Vaz, President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau. During the fraternal encounter the visitor expressed his gratitude for Cuba’s solidary and unforgettable contribution to the independence struggles of the people of Africa, especially that of his country; as well as the role played by compañero Fidel in that regard.

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Cuban rum enjoys success in France

Hvana Club

On October 3, Director General of French company Pernod Ricard, Philippe Savinel, highlighted the success of Cuba’s Havana Club rum sales in the European nation. Savinel noted that French consumers purchased three million liters (some 330,000 cases) of the spirits last year, according to Prensa Latina.

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Colombia votes No to peace deal

Colombia votos

The option not to ratify the peace agreement between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and FARC-EP won with 50,23% (6,428,776 votes) after the results of 99.76 % of polling stations had been collected; while the “yes” vote garnered 49,76% (6,369,008 ballots), according to information released by electoral authorities.

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I still hear the desperate voice of my father

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On two other occasions in 1976, Espinosa had co-piloted aircraft in danger of detonating. The first time was when flying Hortensia Bussi, the widow of Chilean President Salvador Allende, from Mexico to Havana. One of the pieces of luggage aboard the aircraft contained a bomb that failed to explode.

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Raúl receives Prime Minister of Lesotho

Raul Lessoto

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received September 29, His Excellency Dr. Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, on an official visit to the island.