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Brazil thanks Cuba for support

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The Brazilian Workers’ Federation (CTB) thanked the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba for its strong rejection of the parliamentary-judicial coup staged to oust the country’s legitimate President Dilma Rousseff. The CTB sent a message of thanks to the Cuban government following its statement denouncing the impeachment of Rousseff, published in Granma and disseminated by workers and progressive and social movements from Brazil and other Latin American countries.

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U.S. blockade continues to negatively impact Cuban culture

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Not long to go before the start of the new school year and everything is ready across all levels of the country’s education system: uniforms, study materials, school equipment, etc. However, for the over 8,000 students set to enter the country’s network of art schools, the situation is different.

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Unasur calls meeting of foreign ministers following coup in Brazil

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The Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, will begin a round of consultations with member country foreign ministers, in order to arrange a meeting and address the issue of the removal from office of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

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The New York Times calls U.S. migratory policy toward Cuba irrational

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“As it stands, this anachronistic policy is irrational, strains relations with America’s neighbors and endangers lives,” reads an August 31 article by the New York Times. The piece references the letter sent at the beginning of this week by nine Latin American governments to Secretary of State John Kerry, requesting the U.S. government “end its preferential immigration policy for Cubans, calling it “discriminatory” and a boon to human smuggling networks in the region.

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Chavista mobilization peacefully answers opposition offensive

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With an impressive mobilization in the streets of this capital city, the revolutionary people of Venezuela confirmed their support to the Bolivarian government and rejection of violence, frustrating a coup offensive announced for September 1 by the opposition leadership.

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An agreement that opens the doors to regional integration

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On the afternoon of Thursday, September 1, the first cooperation agreement between the CAF-Development Bank of Latin America and the Republic of Cuba was signed, with the express interest of promoting initiatives and mechanisms that contribute to Cuban economic and social development and progress toward new prospects for regional and international integration.

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Cuba registers new skin cancer medicine

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After 20 years of research and clinical trials, Cuba’s Havana-based Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB) has developed a new medicine called “Heberferon.” BiologistIraldo Bello, who participated in the process, described the drug which combines interferón “Alfa” and interferón “Gamma” through the use of recombinant technology at the CIGB – as “unique” in the world.

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Gail Walker: No matter what punishment the US government give us, we will continue to stand by Cuba

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Despite how many times they tried to stop their cargo of solidarity to Cuba, Pastors for Peace has uninterruptedly led its caravans to the island since 1992, even during the most difficult years of the Bush Administration. Schools and hospitals in Cuba have benefited for years from this aid and the yellow school buses with signs that say ¡Viva Cuba! and ¡Abajo el bloqueo! still run on our streets.

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Consensus to combat the right wing counteroffensive

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During its closing session this Sunday, August 28, of the Meeting of Communist and Revolutionary Parties of Latin America, participants paid tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, and his concept of revolution, following his 90th birthday, celebrated August 13. José Ramón Balaguer, member of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Secretariat and head of its International Relations department, spoke on the concept of revolution as defined by Fidel, which he noted would live on beyond the man himself.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary to visit Cuba

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That same day regular direct commercial flights between the two nations will officially resume with the arrival of a JetBlue Airbus A-320 to Santa Clara International Airport, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of the implementation process of the Memorandum of Understanding between Cuba and the United States, signed in February, 2016.