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U.S. blockade of Cuba violates international law

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The U.S. blockade of Cuba was denounced as a violation of international law and the principal obstacle to the island’s development, according to participants in a colloquium on current affairs in Cuba, held in the French capital.

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Almost two decades promoting the world’s best tobacco

Habanos

The Cuban capital played host to the successful 19th Habano Festival (February 27-March 3), the largest annual international event for lovers of premium hand rolled cigars, which had as its main protagonists the H. Upmann, Montecristo and Quai D’Orsay brands.

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Viengsay Valdés: An astonishing Giselle

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If you are a confirmed ballet-lover, you will agree that being a leading figure in the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) is among the best credentials available in the world of dance. This is a company that prides itself on the technical ability and extraordinary artistic qualities of its dancers.

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A shot on goal at La Polar

Goal

It’s difficult to follow him as he briskly walks around what will be Cuba’s first artificial-turf soccer pitch, currently being built in Havana’s La Polar sports complex. Caraballo, director of the center, keeps a keen eye on both the construction brigades and workers from a non-agricultural cooperative, working alongside Spanish specialists, to build the new facility.

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New brain mapping project

Neurociencia

It was agreed that Cuba, China, and Canada will work together on a new joint brain mapping project, after a recent meeting on the subject held at Cuba’s Neurosciences Center (Cneuro). According to Pedro Valdés Sosa PhD, coordinator of the Cuban Brain Mapping Project, launched over 10 years ago, the three countries have agreed to promote research on early detection and management of pathological aging in the brain; and set up an academic exchange program toward this end.

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Díaz-Canel receives President of Pakistani Senate

Diaz Pkistani

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon February 27, received Mian Raza Rabbani, president of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s Senate

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Fidel inspired me to overcome adversity

Fidel Juan Commingues

Until recently, Juan Comingues was unknown to Cubans. He has been gaining notoriety on the island since November 27, 2016, after dedicating a goal to Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, raising his official jersey to reveal a vest with the message “¡Hasta la Victoria Siempre Fidel!” written on it.

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Presidential elections coming soon

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Amid scandals and the emergence of unexpected candidates, France is going to the polls this coming April, to choose the next President and decide the country’s future.

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Cuba producing modern electric motorcycles

Motos

The first 100, 60 volt LT 1060 electric motorcycles with a 1,000 Watt three phase motor and produced by the city’s Ángel Villarreal Bravo Industrial Enterprise, recently went on sale.

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Maisí coffee harvest on the road to recovery

Coffe Maisi

A total of 3,328 of the 4,940 hectares of coffee affected by Hurricane Matthew, have been recovered in the municipality; the province’s largest coffee producer.