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Cuba Opens US Basketball Camp

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) opened in this capital a sports Camp aimed at supporting the development of basketball in Cuba. Also protected by FIBA America and the local Federation, the event -being part of the Basketball without Border program- will end on Sunday, April 26, and provides a program of clinics and lectures for children, young basketball players and referees.

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Latin American News Agencies Meeting Starts in Ecuador

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The press should not be used for propaganda or lobbying, said Ernesto Samper, Secretary-general of the Union of South American Nations, at the inauguration today of the meeting of Latina American News Agencies (ULAN).

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Russia, Cuba Seek to Speed up Trade, Diversify Cooperation

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The Russian and Cuban governments are seeking today to give new impetus to the economic and trade relations with opportunities of trade and investments in great joint projects, within established interaction mechanisms. Almost six years have passed since the two countries signed a package of more than 30 agreements and memorandums in 2009, and ratified the strategic nature of ties between Moscow and Havana.

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New York Governor Considers Productive Visit to Cuba

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Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo described today as productive and mutually advantageous his two-day visit to Cuba accompanied by some 20 businesspeople. Little before his departure this afternoon, Cuomo said he will do everything within his reach to achieve lifting the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the U.S. keeps on the island for more than half a century.

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Spanish Government Calls Ambassador in Venezuela

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, José García-Margallo, announced today that summoned for consultations the ambassador in Caracas, Antonio Pérez, protesting statements of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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Cuban Foreign Minister Describes as Profitable His Visit to France

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez described as “extremely profitable” the official visit to France that concluded yesterday, as part of a tour of Europe. Rodriguez met on Monday, April 20, with French Minister of Finance and Public Accounts, Michel Sapin. They exchanged on the evolution of the bilateral economic-trade relations and the mutual interest in diversifying them.

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French President Meets Cuban Foreign Minister

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French President François Hollande met today with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, who is on an official visit to this country.

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Cuban First Vice President Welcomes New York Governor

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Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel welcomed today the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, who is heading a New Yorker trade delegation that is visiting this country.

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Cuba Readies for Partial Election Runoff

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The National Electoral Commission (CEN) is preparing since today for the partial election runoff in Cuba, to elect the delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of the People”s Power.
During the first round, held on Sunday, April 19, about 11,425 delegates were elected and some 1,164 should be chosen on April 26 in runoff, CEN president Alina Balseiro stated.

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Message of the Secretary-General for 2015

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The word ‘mother’ holds great power. It evokes memories of the women who gave us life, nurtured us as infants and helped mould us into who we are today. The Earth is the ultimate mother – an astounding planet that has, since time immemorial, supported life in myriad forms. As humans, we outgrow the need for constant maternal care. But we can never outgrow our reliance on Mother Earth. As long as we live, we need air, water, fertile soil and the countless other gifts this planet bestows.