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Toward improving Cuban universities

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Senior representatives of the Federation of University Students (FEU) and ministers of Higher Education and Public Health discussed transformations underway to university education, as well as pending initiatives, in a meeting of the organization’s National Council, held August 28.

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Regional leftist parties meet in Lima

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Around 20 leftist parties from Latin America will come together today, August 26 to review their experiences, neoliberal attacks against progressive governments and the development of a common agenda. The Meeting of Communist and Revolutionary Parties of Latin America will be inaugurated in a ceremony set to take place in the auditorium of the Derrama Magisterial, with the participation of representatives from around 20 political organizations from the region.

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Cuba sends condolences following earthquake in Italy

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The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) sent a message of condolence in solidarity with Italy following the earthquake which struck the European nation on August 24, reported the Cuban Foreign Ministry. The message, signed by ICAP President Kenia Serrano, was published on the Ministry website.

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All set for the reestablishment of regular commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba

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After more than half a century, regular commercial flights between the United States and Cuba, which will resume at the end of the month, will operate in accordance with international security norms, as announced by senior aviation officials this Thursday, August 26, in Havana. The inaugural flight, operated by U.S. airline JetBlue, between Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and Santa Clara, will depart on Wednesday, August 31. As such regular direct flights between the two countries, which were suspended in 1961, will formally resume.

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Legendary Havana hospital renovated

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Despite being over 120 years old, the General Calixto García University Hospital has been revived through a series of repair and maintenance works being undertaken across several areas, which are now in their final stages. The secondary-level care facility is spread over 13 hectares and includes 37 medical departments spread over 29 pavilions, including emergencies, surgery and intensive care, all of which are attended by highly qualified and experienced health professionals.

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Raúl receives Iranian Foreign Minister

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This Monday, August 22, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz received His Excellency Mohammad Javad Zarif, minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on an official visit to the island. In a friendly atmosphere, the two exchanged views on the positive state of bilateral relations and expressed their interest in broadening these in the economic, commercial, financial and cooperation sectors.

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Letter from Raúl congratulating UNEAC on its 55th anniversary


Letter from Raúl congratulating UNEAC on its 55th anniversary
Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, sent a congratulatory message to UNEAC

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From Río to Tokyo

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Río 2016 is over, the 31st Olympiad has ended;, the first Olympic Games held in South America is now history. The curtain fell on the global competition Sunday, August 21, with the closing ceremony taking place in the legendary Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium, or simply the Maracaná. The Olympic torch was extinguished in this temple of Brazilian football, which since August 5 bore witness to multiple athletic achievements, while the Olympic flag was formally handed over to the governor of Tokyo, which will host the 2020 Games.

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WHO praises Cuban medical collaboration in Bolivia

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The World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Bo­­livia, Fernando Leanes, noted that the Cuban people should feel proud of the humanitarian work undertaken by their doctors in the Andean nation. Speaking to Prensa Latina during the country’s International Health Fair, this year dedicated to Fidel Castro, Leanes praised Cuba’s contribution to the well-being of other nations.

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UNEAC celebrates its 55th anniversary


Celebrations for the 55th anniversary of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) are taking place under the maxim from a verse by the organization’s first President, poet Nicolás Guillén (1902-1989): “This is how we must proceed.”