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First imported case of Zika virus detected in Cuba


The first imported case of Zika virus has been detected in a 28 year old Venezuelan doctor from the state of Aragua, who arrived to the country on February 21, 2016 to begin postgraduate studies in gastroenterology, and was staying at the Machurrucutu student residence in the municipality of Bauta, Artemisa province, together with 37 other doctors. All individuals have been quarantined for epidemiological surveillance. (International Health Control).

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Why Doesn’t Obama Use His Executive Power to Close Guantánamo?

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On February 23, 2016, President Barack Obama announced, in a prepared statement to the press, that he is taking measures to close the notorious Guantanamo facility through Congress. He did not evaluate the possibility of using his executive power to do so. He did not entertain questions from the journalists, who perhaps may have raised this issue.

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Provincial meetings to study Party Congress documents begin today


Meetings to study documents which will be submitted to the Communist Party of Cuba 7th Congress for consideration and approval begin today in all of the country’s provinces. The bulk of those in attendance will be delegates elected this past month to participate in the Party’s most important event, scheduled to take place in Havana, April 16-18.

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Federal President of the Republic of Austria to visit Cuba


The Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Heinz Fischer, will arrive to Cuba on an official visit in the evening of this Tuesday, March 1.

During his stay, the distinguished visitor will hold official talks with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, and undertake other activities as part of his official agenda.

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Raúl sends message of congratulations to President Mohamed Abdelaziz


The President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, Raúl Castro Ruz, sent a message of congratulations to Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz, on the 40th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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El Niño is declining, but rainy season should be normal

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During January and February thus far, Cuba has received greater rainfall than usual during this period, as a result of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation weather pattern. Only the region around Baracoa, in the province of Guantánamo, did not experience this variation, according to specialists from the National Institute of Water Resources (INRH).

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The world’s best tobacco grows in Cuba

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It was 1492 in Cuba, when the Spanish expedition led by Christopher Columbus saw tobacco for the first time in the so-called New World. According to historians, Cuba’s original Tainos rolled and lit some mysterious leaves they called cohiba, in a ceremony as yet unknown to Europeans.

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Improving quality of life for 27 years


Thanks to the creation and development of original and patented neurological and general biological restoration programs, over 130,000 people from 94 countries across the world have been successfully treated at the International Center of Neurological Restoration (CIREN), since its creation February 26, 1989, by Fidel Castro.

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15 years working to save lives

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Devotion to life, ethics and transparency, are the founding principles of one of the Cuban sports movement’s most important institutions, Havana’s anti-doping laboratory, which on February 13 celebrated fifteen years since its founding.

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Tribute to Martí on the 121st anniversary of the re-initiation of Cuba’s War of Independence

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Floral wreaths were laid on behalf of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro and the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro, at the mausoleum of Cuba’s national hero, José Martí, in a ceremony held this February 24, to commemorate the re-initiation of Cuba’s War of Independence.