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Oliver Stone: We are going to miss Fidel

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Speaking in Havana, the award-winning U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone recalled his admiration for the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who he described as “a brilliant person who predicted everything that has happened in the world since 2001.” Stone, who presented his most recent film, Snowden, based on the analyst who denounced the U.S. mass global surveillance system, during the 38th Havana International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, said that Fidel “had the ability to see everything very clearly,” and noted that “all those of us who knew him will miss him.”

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ETECSA and Google sign agreement to improve services in Cuba

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The Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) and U.S. company Google confirmed this December 12 the signing of an agreement to offer the Google Global Cache service on the island, as was agreed on November 23, with the intention of improving the online experience of Cubans using products from the world’s leading search engine.

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Cuba & European Union sign Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement

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Yesterday, December 12, Cuban and the European Union (EU) representatives signed a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, providing a framework for the development of a relationship based equality, reciprocity, and mutual respect, Prensa Latina reported.

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Cuban Foreign Minister in Brussels to sign agreement with EU

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez arrived in this capital on Sunday, December 11, to sign the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) between Cuba and the European Union (EU), during a ceremony scheduled to be held this Monday, December 12 at the European Council’s headquarters. Before signing the document, Rodríguez will hold a meeting with the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

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Raúl receives Russian Vice President Dimitri Rogozin

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On December 8, Army General Raúl Cas­tro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received Dimitri O. Rogozin, vice president of the Russian Federation, heading a delegation from his country to the 14th session of the Cuba-Russia Intergovernmental Commission for economic-trade and technical-scientific cooperation.

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Thousands pay tribute to Fidel in Namibia

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Thousands of people attended a solemn ceremony in the capital – led by Namibian President Hage Geingob – in honor of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. According to the Cuban Embassy in that country, the posthumous tribute, held in the gardens of Namibia’s Parliament building, was broadcast live by channel NBC and saw the participation of the all senior members of government, the SWAPO Party and representatives of the diplomatic corps.

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International Latin American Film Festival kicks off

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The Havana International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which brings together film makers and lovers from across the continent and beyond every December, was officially inaugurated in Havana’s Karl Marx Theater, Thursday 8th, in what Iván Giroud, director of the event, described as exceptional circumstances.

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Tribute to Maceo and Fidel

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“This year our pilgrimage to Cacahual, representing the Cuban people, has a special significance since, bearing a deep sadness, we have come to the site where the remains of Antonio Maceo rest, to say that his most avid student, Fidel Castro, is no longer among us physically,” said Jorge Cuevas Ramos, member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat, during the military ceremony commemorating the 120th anniversary of the death in battle of Lieutenant General of the Liberation Army Antonio Maceo, and his assistant Captain Panchito Gómez Toro.

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Cuba reaffirms willingness to continue working to improve relations with the United States

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This December 7, Cuba reaffirmed its willingness to continue working to improve relations with the United States andbuild ties of peaceful co-existence and mutual benefit, during the fifth Bilateral Commission meeting, held in Havana. Speaking to the press, Josefina Vidal, director general for the United States at Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations and head of the island’s delegation to the Commission, stated that the country is willing to identify new opportunities and work to build a different kind of relationship with the U.S. – a civilized one based on respect, without making any kind of concession or renouncing principles to which the island is committed.

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Eighth period of ordinary sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power convoked

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On December 27, of the current year, at 9:00 am, in the International Conference Center, the holding of the Eighth Period of Ordinary Sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power.

To be disseminated to deputies of the National Assembly of People’s Power, as well as to state bodies and institutions, as established, and published in the Republic’s Official Gazette, for general information.