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Pablo Milanés wins Latin Grammy Award

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The singer-songwriter and composer Pablo Milanés, founder of the New Trova movement along with Silvio Ro dríguez and Noel Nicola, received yesterday, November 18, a Latin Grammy Awardfor Musical Excellence, given his important contributions to music. During the ceremony, held Wednesday 18, in Las Vegas, the United States, the legendary Cuban trova musician, author of 40 albums and memorable songs such as “Yolanda” and “El Bre ve espacio en que no estás,” received the accolade along with other outstanding musicians from the Latin American scene.

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Cuba and U.S. sign memorandum of understanding

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The Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation for the Conservation and Management of Protected Marine Areas is the first document regarding environmental issues, to be signed between Cuba and the U.S. since the reestablishment of diplomatic relations, noted Dr. Fernando Mario González Ber múdez, first deputy minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA).

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Titan Tropic Cuba: An adventure into the unknown

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At first glance, the name doesn’t convey much, but the Titan Tropic Cuba is nothing more, or less, than a replica of the traditional mountain bike race, the Titan Desert, held for over a decade now in Morocco’s deserts, dunes and mountains. The race will debut in western Cuba December 5-10, with the participation of up to 150 cyclists representing about a dozen countries, including several winners and medalists of previous Titan Desert races.

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Ministry of Foreign Relations Statement on Migratory Policy


These persons left Cuba in a legal manner to travel to various Latin American countries, meeting the requirements established by Cuban migratory regulations. In an attempt to reach United States territory, they have become victims of traffickers and criminal gangs which unscrupulously profit from their control of the passage of persons through South America, Central America and Mexico.

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Wahoo fishing tournament returns to Cuba

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It’s no secret that the international Swordfish tournaments hosted annually at the Hemingway Marina enjoy worldwide recognition. However, after an almost 12 year absence and given continual demands by foreign and national captains and fishers, Cuba’s coasts are once again welcoming Wahoo fishing.

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Angola’s independence struggle commemorated in Cuba

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“From Angola we take with us a close friendship that unites us with this heroic nation, the gratitude of its people and the remains of the dear brothers killed in the line of duty,” Army General Raúl Castro stated back in 1976, summing up the contribution of the Cuban people in the definitive liberation of the African country.

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Cuba shares celebration with Angolan people

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Salvador Valdés Mesa, a vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers arrived yesterday, November 10, in Luanda, leading the country’s delegation to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Angola’s independence.
Valdés Mesa was received at the airport by Agriculture Minister Pedro Canga and subsequently by the President of Angola’s National Assembly Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

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Hotel Iberostar Varadero expands options for winter season

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The Iberostar Varadero Hotel, located on the Hicacos Peninsula in the province of Matanzas, is offering tourists more attractions this winter season, with improvements which include expansion of the spa and new services for vacationing families. Among the new options is a “bar” specifically for children located near the water park which young visitors always enjoy, added to please clients of all ages, as is expected of a five-star hotel.

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FARC-EP suspends arms and munitions purchases

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The guerilla commander explained on his Twitter account that he had issued the order to suspend the purchase of arms and munitions on September 30. He also made a call to reduce the intensity of the military conflict, which has caused the death of some 300,000 Colombians over the course of half a century.

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Marabana 2015: An unprecedented avalanche of participants


Previously, as is tradition, different generations of participants will attend the ceremony of the Yoruba religion asking Olofi and Orula to bless the race, before a flood of runners gathers before the Capitolio building. Thus begins each year the reputable Havana marathon, which this time is part of the activities for the Day of Physical Culture and Sport.