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Sao Paulo Forum, a vital battle for unity

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We must have a sense of the historic moment as Fidel taught us. Balaguer Cabrera said. Photo: Fernando Suárez
The 24th annual meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum began July 15, in Havana, at a critical time for the continent and for the left’s struggle worldwide.

Given the occasion, GranmaInternational conversed with José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera, member of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee Secretariat and head of its international relations department.

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We know what is required to triumph at the Barranquilla Games

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Antonio Becali, president ofCuba’s National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation, offered a press conference on the island’s participation in the Barranquilla Central American and Caribbean Games. “In a complex scenario, aware of the resistance that Mexico and Colombia will offer us, we will honor the commitment made to our people to repeat in Barranquilla the first place we have won since the 1970 Central American and Caribbean Games in Panama.”

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More Than 430 Delegates Attend the 24 th Sao Paulo Forum in Cuba

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The inauguration of the meeting was held in the Convention Palace, presided over by the second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, and gathered more than a hundred left-wing and progressive parties and organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Cuban Journalists Discuss on Socialist Press Model

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The 10th Congress of the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC) continued today in this capital with a debate on the socialist press model and its updating on the island. The director of the International Institute of Journalism Jose Marti, Ariel Terrero, led the debate with the presentation of the paper ‘The Press Model Cuba Dreams With.’

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Cuba’s President Expresses Condolences to Japan’s People, Government

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel today expressed his deep regret over the deaths and damages that the worst meteorological disaster in the last 30 years left in Japan, said the Cuban embassy in the Japanese country. The Cuban head of State ‘extended his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of #Japan for the unfortunate loss of human life and property damage caused by torrential rains in several regions of the country,’ says the diplomatic headquarters in its Facebook account.

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Hydraulic Capacity of Eastern Cuba Increases

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The hydraulic capacity of eastern Cuba improves its prospects today, taking into account the most recent reports that place a note of optimism in this regard. A report from the Cuban News Agency points out this weekend that in the eastern Cuban province of Camagüey, water reservoirs reach 90 percent of their total capacity.

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New Markets Open Up to Promote Tourism in Cuba

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With the opening of new markets to promote tourism, the different private businesses in Cuba today increase their possibilities, according to official reports. A report on the initiative called Merca-Hostales points to two new establishments for these purposes, particularly for people who operate cheap hotels and need to make certain purchases for their proper functioning.

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Puerto Rican Musician Gilberto Santa Rosa Arrives In Cuba

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Puerto Rican singer Gilberto Santa Rosa arrived in Cuba today to give two concerts, on his 40th tour and his fourth-decade musical career. The first presentation of the Puerto Rican is scheduled for tomorrow at the Josone Varadero Jazz & Salsa Festival, which began this Thursday at the famous Cuban resort.

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Cuban Journalists Debate New Communication Policy at 10th Congress

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The Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) began its Tenth Congress here today, during which it will discuss contributions to the implementation of the Communication Policy and the press model needed for the country. Presenting the main theme of the conference, ‘How can the Cuban press and journalism contribute to the implementation of the Communication Policy’, UPEC National Committee member Raul Garces pointed out several of the challenges in this process, among them those of management, innovation and credibility in the media.

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Cuban Journalists Open Congress

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With the participation of more than 400 delegates, the 10th Congress of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) begins today till tomorrow, Saturday, to discuss key issues like the new Law on Social Communication. Other issues that will be under discussion are the use of social media and ways to handle the continued defamation campaign against Cuba and false news reporting.