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Posters and banners to light up plazas

Poster y banderas Plaza uno de mayo

This year, marking the 55th anniversary of the Revolution’s Literacy Campaign and the declaration of the country as free of illiteracy, May Day marches across the country will be led by educators.

“This constitutes recognition by the trade union movement of the sector closest to this great feat,” said Ismael Drullet Pérez, secretary general of the National Union of Educational, Scientific and Sports Workers (SNTECD), speaking with Granma.

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Kuwait Fund grants Cuba hydroelectric energy loan

KUwait Fundation

On April 23, the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development granted Cuba a loan of 30 million dollars to finance the construction of 34 small hydroelectric plants.
The loan represents an important contribution to government efforts to promote renewable energy, stated director general of the Electric Union (UNE), Liván Arronte.

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May Day: Teachers leading the way

primero de mayo foto

Over 40,000 teachers and students from pedagogical schools, accompanied by their families, will lead the May Day march to Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, according to Ismael Drullet Pérez, secretary general of the National Union of Education, Science and Sports Workers, speaking to Granma International,who commented on the achievements which have seen the sector awarded the honor of leading the mass procession.

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Pope Francis appoints new Archbishop of Havana

Cardenal Jaime Ortega

On Tuesday, April 26 Pope Francis formally accepted the resignation due to age, of the historic Archbishop of Havana, Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, and appointed Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez from Camagüey as his replacement.
García Rodríguez was born on July 11, 1948 in Camagüey, he studied philosophy and theology at the San Basilio de El Cobre Seminary and San Carlos and San Ambrosio of Havana Seminary.

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Reducing air pollution a priority for Cuba

Cuba Contaminacion medio ambiente

Air pollution is a phenomenon with a broad impact on human health and one of the greatest environmental issues facing the world.
Leading organizations recognize that the inhalation of pollutants, especially fine particles, represents a risk to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, as well as impacting on other conditions.

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Twenty-five titles by and about Fidel launched

libros de Fidel

The launching of 25 titles by and about Fidel, in honor of his upcoming 90th birthday, was described by Zuleica Romay Guerra, as a gift from the Cuban people, during the closing in Santiago of the country’s 25th International Book Fair, which began in Havana in February.

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At the forefront of the sciences in Cuba

centro ingenieria genetica

FROM the 1980s onward, Havana residents witnessed the building of various scientific facilities to the west of the city, including the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), founded on July 1, 1986, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, modern productive capacities, and specialized personnel.

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Full text of speech given by First Party Secretary Raúl Castro, closing theFull text of speech given by First Party Secretary Raúl Castro, closing the 7th Congress, yesterday April 19

Raul Congreso

Speech by Army General Raúl Castro, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the closure of the 7th Party Congress, in Havana’s Convention Center, April 19, 2016, Year 58 of the Revolution

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Raúl congratulates Eastern Army

Raul en asamblea Nac

On the 55th anniversary of the foundation of your command, I congratulate you for the accomplishments achieved over this time period, during which you have honored the memory of the Bronze Titan, who precisely in this eastern territory wrote glorious chapters in the nation’s history.

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The Cuban People will Win, Asserted Fidel at 7th PCC Congress

fidel habla-raul-congreso-pcc

We should tell our brothers in Latin America and the world that the Cuban people will win, asserted the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, in a special address at the closing ceremony of the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, in session for four days at Havana’s Convention Center.