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The birds of the northern keys of Cuba

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Camagüey archipelago, the largest group of islets surrounding the island of Cuba, stretches some 465 kilometers along the northern coast of the central region of the country. The string of keys endowed with natural beauty and parallel to the coast was named Jardines del Rey by Diego Velázquez in the early sixteenth century, in honor of the then King of Spain, Ferdinand the Catholic.

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Kageboushi human shadow theatre: A triumph in Havana

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Shadows have a magical quality. The ever-changing shapes inspire creativity and imagination and are a constant source of fantasy. There are even those who argue that shadow theatre is the precursor to cinema: the first method based on the reproduction of movements and actions on a screen; of course, using different techniques.

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ALBA foreign ministers denounce destabilization attempts

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Foreign ministers and other senior officials of member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (Alba-TCP) yesterday reaffirmed their unanimous position rejecting the destabilizing attempts against progressive and democratic governments of the region.

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Cuban hepatitis B medication undergoing clinical trials

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A Cuban medication to treat chronic hepatitis B, HeberNasvac, created by scientists at the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB), is currently undergoing clinical trials in collaboration with the French company Abivax. The product has been undergoing safety and efficacy tests for several years, stated a CIGB specialist.

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Images of greatness

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President Raúl Castro Ruz congratulates Juventud Rebelde on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and the opening of a photographic exhibit entitled A Rebel in Rebelde, featuring photos of Fidel taken by the newspaper’s staff.

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Cuba nationalizes U.S. companies

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As an aggressive move against the Cuban people in 1960, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration reduced Cuba’s sugar quota – the market share allotted to Cuba. (Seewww.granma.cu/cuba/2015-07-06/sin-cuota-pero-sin-amo – Spanish). Congress awarded the President the authority to make such a decision, allowing him to use regulatory mechanisms for the purpose of coercion and reprisals against the Cuban Revolution.

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Raúl meets with President of El Salvador

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President Raúl Castro Ruz held a meeting with his counterpart from El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the sister republic. The two leaders reaffirmed the positive bilateral relations shared by their countries and discussed prospects for expanding cooperation. They additionally addressed issues of mutual interest on the international and regional agenda, in particular progress in efforts to promote the integration of Latin America and the Caribbean

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Cuba’s participation in Pan African music festival recognized

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The Republic of Congo, August 5, 2015. Cuba’s participation as guest country of honor in the 10th edition of the Pan African Music Festival (FESPAM) was the motive for the meeting held between Jean-Claude Gakosso, Congolese minister of Culture and Arts and Maydolis B. Sosa Hilton, Cuba’s acting ambassador in this country. Minister Gakosso expressed his profound gratitude to the Cuban diplomatic delegation in Brazzaville and the county’s Ministry of Culture for participating in the recently concluded Music Festival, which saw performances by the emblematic Aragón orchestra

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Message from to Raúl to Vietnamese leaders and people

VIETNAM FLOODS

In the name of the Communist Party, the government and people of Cuba, I convey to you our most heartfelt condolences for the human and material losses you have suffered, as a result of heavy rains in the northern province of Quang Ninh, which I extend as well to the families of victims and those affected.

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Colombian Peace Talk to Restart on August 17

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The delegation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) and the government will restart talks on August 17 in a further effort to achieve peace in that South American nation.
The guerrillas urged yesterday to deepen significant progress achieved in the context of those talks, after considering that there is no coherence between what happens in the negotiation table and what happens in Colombia.