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Unilever Suchel S.A. joint venture established in Mariel Special Development Zone


The creation of the Unilever Suchel S.A. joint venture, which will operate in the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM), was reported yesterday during a ceremony held at this strategic location for the development of Cuba’s economy. The ceremony was led by Ana Teresa Igarza, director general of the ZEDM Office, and Lilianne Ploumen, minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in addition to Pedro Fraga and Fabio Prado, presidents of Intersuchel S.A. and Unilever Mexico & Caribbean, respectively.

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Cubans return to the Olympic stage

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THE Cuban men’s volleyball team will return to the Olympic Games this 2016 following a convincing 3-0 victory over Canada, during the Olympic qualifier in Edmonton. The Cubans, who in 2015 lost to the Canadian team on four occasions, in the World League and the NORCECA Championship, traveled to the northern city armed with a team combining experienced players and newcomers, which secured them a favorable outcome of 25-15, 25-21, 25-21.

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A protocol for Ibsen’s works

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When director Carlos Celdrán, one of the essential figures of contemporary Cuban theater, and talented young playwright Abel González-Melo, who continues to find success both in Cuba and abroad, announce a new work, it is sure to be an excellent proposal – a prime example being their recently premiered play Protocolo.

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Colombian government representatives headed to Cuba to resume peace talks


Colombian government spokespeople will arrive today, January 12, to Havana to resume peace talks with FARC-EP rebels, which could see greater progress made toward reaching a final agreement, reported Caracol Radio. According to President Juan Manuel Santos himself, the Colombian government intends to establish a type of permanent commission, to replace the current cyclical model, which will work continuously until a peace accord is signed.

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Documentary on Celia Sánchez premieres in Granma


The film, which premiered in this city January 10, was produced by Mundo Latino, with script by Servando Valdés and directed by Ariel Prieto-Solís, and presents an accurate, inspiring recollection of the life and work of one of the nation’s most outstanding figures.

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Venezuelan Vice President highlights importance of social missions

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On Sunday, January 10, Venezuelan Vice President Aristóbulo Istúriz noted that Social Mission Bases are vital to combating poverty through their educational, health and food programs. “As in times of war, bases are used as storage centers, strategic battle and technical hubs. In regards to society, we must tackle poverty and need large storage and organizational centers, where the people’s strength is concentrated in the fight against poverty,” he stated, quoting the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chávez.

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Rogelio Martínez Furé, 2015 National Prize for Literature

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Writer, ethnologist, and researcher Rogelio Martínez Furé has been awarded the 2015 National Prize for Literature, granted every year by the National Book Institute, as public recognition of those writers who have enriched the country’s cultural legacy in general, and its literature in particular.

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Díaz-Canel meets German Deputy Foreign Minister

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First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday January 7, meet with the honorable Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s deputy foreign minister and minister of Economy and Energy, who is making an official visit to the country.

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Cuba and Germany strengthen economic ties

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Cuba is changing and new opportunities to expand and strengthen bilateral relations in the economic sphere, as well as renew ties at a political level, are opening up for Germany, stated Sigmar Gabriel, German deputy foreign minister and minister of Economy and Energy.

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Date set for the departure of first group of Cuban migrants from Costa Rica


The government of Costa Rica announced that it has scheduled the departure of the first group of Cuban emigrants attempting to reach the United States, who have been stranded in the country since mid-November, for next Tuesday, January 12.