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Manrique Larduet secures a ticket to Río 2016

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The bronze medal for the high bar event was secured in fine style on November 1, by Cuba’s Manrique Larduet, who left the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, at which he was competing for the first time, with two medals.
The gymnast from Santiago de Cuba, 19, reawakened the dreams of those who follow this sport on the island, by taking the men’s all-around silver medal and securing his place at the Olympic Games in Río de Janeiro, 2016.

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ETECSA and U.S. firm Sprint sign first direct roaming agreement

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One of the key moments of the first day of the 33rd Havana International Trade Fair, Fihav 2015, was the signing of the first agreement between the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) and Sprint Communications Company LP., of the United States, to provide customers of this U.S. company with the possibility of making and receiving calls and text messages and transmitting data, when using their cell phones in Cuba.

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Fihav 2015 welcomes international participation

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The 33rd edition of Havana’s International Trade Fair, Fihav 2015, opens its doors today and will continue through November 7, at the city’s main fairgrounds and exposition center, Expocuba. More than 70 countries have representatives participating this year, utilizing more than 20,000 square meters of exposition space for their displays.

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Course on the latest developments in kidney transplantation

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Five U.S. professors, mostly belonging to this prestigious institution, one of the busiest hospitals in terms of transplants in the United States, will give lectures and exchange with around 80 course participants from across the island, representing health facilities engaged in transplant activity, nephrologist Dr. Alexis Pérez Rodríguez, a member of the organizing committee, told Granma.

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Ethan Hawke and other Hollywood stars to attend Havana film festival

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U.S. actor and four-times Oscar nominee, Ethan Hawke, figures among the foreign personalities attending the 37th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which will present 444 films in the capital from December 3-13, 159 in the competitive selection. According to event organizers, following the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, more requests than the event could accept have arrived from the U.S.

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Cuba-Venezuela Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement

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The Agreement was signed in Caracas on October 30, 2000, by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro and the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chávez, motivated by the desire to strengthen the traditional ties of friendship between the two countries.

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Princess Caroline of Monaco visits the National Ballet of Cuba

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Today, Alicia Alonso and the National Ballet of Cuba received Princess Caroline of Monaco and director of the Monte Carlo Ballet, Jean-Christophe Maillot, here for the 16th Havana International Theatre Festival. During a tour of the company’s headquarters, on Calzada 510 in the Havana neighborhood of Vedado, the visitors stopped in to watch rehearsals for the piece Tiempo de Danzón; inwhich Cuban choreographerEduardo Blanco offers a contemporary perspective on this traditional Cuban dance.

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An absurd 50 year law

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This is one of the most absurd laws of the blockade. A regulation which today prevents Cuba from enlisting 500 sailors a year on commercial ships. This in addition to the fact that any vessel that docks at a Cuban port must wait a minimum of 180 days before it can arrive in the U.S., which logically means that not all foreign ships are willing to travel to Cuba.

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Is Cuba ready to receive 10 million tourists?

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Now that that we are seeing an unprecedented rise in the rate of tourist arrivals to Cuba, motivated by the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the island and the U.S., one question is dominating the media agenda.

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Deputy Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security visits Cuba

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On October 27, Deputy Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas arrived in Cuba. As part of his schedule of activities undertaken since his arrival, Mayorkas was received by Minister of the Interior Division General Carlos Fernández Gondín, with whom he held official conversations in a constructive and respectful atmosphere. During the encounter both officials agreed on the need to put bilateral cooperation efforts into practice in order to ensure greater security for citizens from both countries and other nations.