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Raúl attends National Assembly’s Fifth Period of Ordinary Sessions

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Scheduled is discussion of the 2014 state budget close-out report and progress made during the first half of 2015 in the implementation of this year’s economic plan. With President of the Councils of State and Ministers Raúl Castro Ruz in attendance, the National Assembly of People’s Power Eighth Legislature began its Fifth Period of Ordinary Sessions today, July 15.

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Central Committee Plenum of the Communist Party of Cuba convokes 7th Congress


The Eleventh Plenum of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee agreed July 14 to hold the 7th PCC Congress on April 16, 2016, the 55th anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist character of the Cuban Revolution.

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Approaching Havana’s 500th anniversary

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Today, the Rutas y Andares (Walks and Wonderings) program enables us to travel through time as we tour the city’s streets, squares, statues and get to know the men and women who clean, care for and love it, discovering the various marvels amassed in its Historic Center.

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A little girl among giants

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Marcia Videaux knows that the entire Exhibition Place, Canada’s largest venue, is watching her. Thousands of people in the Coliseo Ricoh arena, set up to host the gymnastic competitions, have their eyes fix on her, and far away in her native Manzanillo, everyone linked in some way or another to her career breath with her; their hearts in their mouths.

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Solidarity arrives from Europe


With the hope of learning about the Cuban reality, over 130 brigadistas from 19 countries, comprising the 45th “José Martí” European contingent, are currently undertaking an intense program of activities on the island

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Leinier Domínguez: “I am neither Carlsen nor Caruana”

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Latin America’s best chess player – a young man from a small town in Cuba and a new father – answers a few questions about his approach to the game and life in the competitive world of chess.

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Francis Ford Coppola in Cuba


The legendary film director, producer and scriptwriter, Francis Ford Coppola, arrived in Cuba on Monday, to meet and exchange with students and professors of the International School of Film and Television (EICTV), in San Antonio de los Baños, where today, he held a conference and later toured the facility.

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Book on Raúl Castro to be presented to National Assembly

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The book Raúl Castro, un hombre en Revolución (Raúl Castro: A man in Revolution) by Nicolai S. Leonor, will be presented this morning during a special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power.
The book Raúl Castro, un hombre en Revolución (Raúl Castro: A man in Revolution) by Nicolai S. Leonor, will be presented this Tuesday at 9.00am during a special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, with the participation of the deputies of this legislative body.

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Letter from Fidel to Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece

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“I warmly congratulate you for your brilliant political victory, details of which I followed closely through the channel TeleSur. Greece is very familiar among Cubans. She taught us Philosophy, Art and Sciences of antiquity when we studied at school and, with them, the most complex of all human activities: the art and science of politics.”

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Africa embraces the Five

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The Five Cuban Heroes were received with expressions of love and admiration during their first tour of Namibia, after a 10-day visit to South Africa, stopping in five of the country’s provinces: Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape; and before heading to Angola. Founding President of the Republic of Namibia, Sam Nujoma, embraced the Five at his home in Etunda, where they spoke for half an hour.