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Raúl launches Strategic Exercise Bastion 2016

Raul Bastion

Beginning today and through the 18th, we will conduct the Strategic Exercise Bastion 2016, which will culminate with the National Defense Days, Saturday the 19th and Sunday, November 20. In accordance with our doctrine of “War by the Entire People,” its fundamental objective is to increase the degree of preparation and cohesion of our leadership bodies and commands at all levels, with troops, the economy, and the population.

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Cultivation of medicinal plants in Pinar del Río

pinar del rio medicinales

With the experience of more than two decades of sustained work, and good prospects for increasing areas under cultivation, Pinar del Río continues to expand its production of medicinal plants.

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Science: A priority for Cuba’s development

Cuba ciencia

During activities taking place in the context of World Science Day for Peace and Development, the Cuban official stated that the policy will allow the country to attain important achievements in this sphere, as well as share experiences and contributions with the international scientific community.

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Fraternal encounter between Fidel and Vietnamese President

Fidel y Vietnam

Yesterday afternoon, November 15, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz received Tran Dai Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, who arrived in Cuba for an official visit earlier in the day leading a high level delegation.

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Raúl receives Prime Minister of Canada

Primer Canadá

On November 15, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers received His Excellency Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, making an official visit to the country.

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Clinical trials key to developing new medicine

Cuba clinicos

A total of 98 clinical trials are being conducted at this time around the country addressing different diseases, reported Dr. Alberto Hernández Rodríguez, director of the National Clinical Trials Coordination Center (Cencec), during the International Workshop on Design and Management of Clinical Trials, held in Havana’s Conference Center.

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Cuba sees over one billion dollars in tourist revenue in first half of 2016

turismo Cuba

On November 10, Cuba’s National Office for Statistics and Information (ONEI) reported tourist revenue amounting to over 1.2 billion dollars in the first half of 2016, a 15% increase as compared to the same period last year. According to the ONEI the figure only includes revenue from institutions affiliated with the Ministry of tourism, that is to say, excluding private businesses.

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Cuban Medical Brigade celebrates 18 years in Guatemala

guatemala brigada medica

Cuban doctors, nurses, technicians, and other professionals continue sharing their love today in all corners of Guatemala, just as they first did 18 years ago.
The dedication of this army of white coats, as Comandante en Jefe Fi­del Cas­tro named them, has earned the affection and respect of many people in this land, as was made clear during the celebration commemorating their arrival in 1998, following Hurricane Mitch.

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Raúl sends message of congratulations to President-elect Trump


Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday November 9, sent President-elect Donald Trump a message saying, “On the occasion of your election as President of the United States of America, I send you congratulations.”

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Díaz-Canel visits municipalities affected by Hurricane Mathew

Diaz canel Guantanamo

On November 9, Party Political Bureau member and First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, visited Baracoa and Maisí, the municipalities most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to various press reports.