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Connecting societies…a bridge to technological development

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On the morning of Monday, March 14, the 16th International Computer Sciences Convention & Fair 2016 opened its doors in Havana’s Pabexpo exposition center where – through March 18 – exhibitors will present products and projects across 73 stands; 34 affiliated with Cuban entities and 39 foreign companies.

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Statement by Cuban Foreign Minister on Cuba-EU Agreement

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I want to thank my dear friend, Federica Mogherini, for her presence in Havana for the second time, on an official visit, and express our appreciation for her substantial contribution to the development of relations between the European Union and Cuba.

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Statement by Federica Mogherini on Cuba-EU Agreement

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Statement to the press by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission at the 7th Ministerial Political Dialogue session between Cuba and the European Union

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From The night of Europe to an era of rapprochement

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The President of the ProgressiveAlliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D Group)in the European Parliament, renowned Italian politician Gianni Pittella, who recently led a delegation of MEPs to the island, spoke about this and other relevant matters which, if we consider ourselves to be cohabitants of the same planet, not only concern the European Parliament, but us all.

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Cuba and the United States to resume direct postal services


After nearly five decades without direct postal services between Cuba and the United States, and having coordinated the technical, operational and safety details for its implementation, on March 16, 2016, the inaugural flight that will re-establish the direct exchange of mail between the two countries, through the implementation of a Pilot Plan, will take place, which should be established on a permanent basis in the future.

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ETECSA and Verizon reach telecommunications agreement

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The Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (ETECSA) and Verizon Partner Solutions, the wholesale services unit of U.S. company Verizon Communications Inc., have concluded their negotiations and signed a direct interconnection agreement for the exchange of international voice traffic between Cuba and the U.S.

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Secretary of Commerce Pritzker and U.S. Entrepreneurs to Accompany Obama to Cuba

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Cuba with business persons from her country, as part of the delegation accompanying President Barack Obama during his visit to the island on March 20-22. A communique issued by the Ministry of Commerce of the United States confirmed that Pritzker will come to Cuba with a group of business persons, like Arne Sorenson, executive president of the Marriott International hotel chain, as well as Ursula Burns, executive president of Xerox.

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Message from Patriarch Kirill to Raúl

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The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia sent a letter to the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba

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Syrian diplomat praises Cuban support

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Dr. Loai Aloja, chargé d’affaires of the Syrian Arab Republic in Havana, described the fraternal relations between his government and Cuba as those of sister nations, exemplified by the island’s support for independence causes in the Arab nation.

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211 protected areas identified nationwide

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According to figures from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), of the total protected areas, 103 are approved by the Council of Ministers Executive Committee and subject to environmental management programs, which could be extended to a further 16 zones, currently being evaluated.