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Zero tolerance of drugs

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Given the ongoing increase in the production, availability, and consumption of drugs on an international level, Cuba has maintained its policy of zero tolerance when it comes to trafficking, and a focus on prevention within the population.

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Cuba-U.S. relations: Advances and setbacks

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On December 17, 2014, the Presidents of Cuba and the United States, Raúl Castro Ruz and Barack Obama, simultaneously announced that diplomatic relations between the two countries would be reestablished and they would advance toward the normalization of bilateral ties. The return to Cuba of the three Cuban heroes, Gerardo, Ramón and Antonio, who remained unjustly imprisoned in U.S. prisons after 16 years, was also announced.

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Cuba reaches lowest infant mortality rate in its history – four per 1,000 live births

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Maintaining infant mortality rate below five per 1,000 live for the 10th consecutive year is reason enough for Cuba to celebrate. But even more extraordinary is that the country has achieved the lowest rate in its history in 2017, four per 1,000 live births

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Health indicators improve and life expectancy increases

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“Behind each number, statistic, are lives saved, the quality of life, happiness and satisfaction of our people, and the commitment to how much more we can do every day,” stated member of the Party Political Bureau and Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, at a ceremony to mark the 59th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, where the principal results of the National Health System over 2017 were presented.

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From where the palms grow

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In this landscape, where slender palms grow, alongside intense colors that were never for sale, a human canvas was painted marked by the hopes of those who took up arms and worked hard: men-children with unkempt beards and hair falling onto their rebellious shoulders, young women made powerful by their strong souls and fierce pride.

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Thanks to the Revolution new facilities open in the Isle of Youth

Isla de la Juventud desarrollo

This island is known among the archipelago’s many as the site of the infamous Presidio prison, but it is much more. It has always been more, but the Revolution made it visible. This potential is evident today in various projects currently underway, as Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez noted during a visit here, which included a stop at the children’s theater La Toronjita Dorada, where he emphasized the quality of restoration work done and the young actors’ enthusiasm.

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Cuba highlights international support for an end to the blockade

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The Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodríguez, assured that the island has the support of the international community in its just demand that the U.S. blockade be lifted, and thanked all those countries who have expressed their condemnation of the policy.

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Alicia defies time

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Alicia – our Alicia – on this island of hers there is no need to use her surname, celebrated her 97th birthday surrounded by the affection, admiration, and respect, not only of her compatriots, but of the entire legion of admirers across the four corners of the world.

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We are here, and will remain, free, sovereign and independent

Raul Castro A Nacional

Speech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, during the closure of the National Assembly of People’s Power 8th Legislature’s 10th Period of Ordinary Sessions, in Havana’s International Conference Center, December 21, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolution

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Party leadership body meets

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With its first secretary Army General Raúl Castro Ruz presiding, yesterday December 20, the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee met. José Ramón Machado Ventura, Central Committee second secretary, reported on work undertaken by the Political Bureau, in particular that related to the fulfillment of agreements made during the 7th Party Congress.