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Raúl: We will recover

Raul en guantanamo

“It is now vital to identify the damages precisely and as quickly as possible, in order to determine what is needed in each place,” Army General Raúl Castro Ruz stated during a working meeting held this Monday, October 10, at the Municipal Defense Council. Raúl outlined key issues for the recovery of the municipality of Maisí, where the towns of La Máquina (municipal capital), Punta de Maisí and Los Llanos, were the hardest hit with the passage of Hurricane Matthew.

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Eastern provinces recovering


Solidarity is arriving in areas hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, with recovery efforts beginning without delay. There is much to do, and willpower is not lacking. Photo gallery features scenes along the highway between Imias and Maisí, in Guantánamo province, where the category 4 hurricane made landfall October 4.

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Vigil to honor victims of terrorism

Vigilia Barbados

Hundreds of students, athletes, and workers gathered yesterday evening, October 5, to honor the thousands of victims of terrorist acts against Cuba over the last 50 years.

The event took place at Havana’s José Martí Memorial, on the eve of the anniversary of the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner mid-flight off the coast of Barbados, with families of the martyrs in attendance.

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Recovery efforts begin in Baracoa

Baracoa Matheuws

The Ministry of Construction; Etecsa (national telephone service provider); Basic Electricity Enterprise; and Sanitation Services in Baracoa are working to reestablish basic services as soon as possible, according to a post by journalist Arelis Alba Cobas – reporting from the city – on her Twitter account.

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Cuban collaborators safe and ready to help

Colaboradores matews

Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti with devastating force on Tuesday, October 4, as preliminary reports indicated at least four dead and thousands evacuated, as well as dozens of homes destroyed. With maximum sustained winds of 230 km/h, placing it in category four on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, the powerful storm struck the Haitian city of Anglais at around 7am (local time), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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Matthew approaches eastern Cuba


As powerful Hurricane Matthew advances across the sea south of Cuba’s eastern provinces, weather conditions are expected to deteriorate this afternoon, October 4, with heavy rainfall reaching totals of 200 to 300 mm, and up to 500 mm in mountainous areas, as well as flooding along the region’s south-eastern coast and that of Guantánamo and Holguín on the northern shoreline.

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Raúl reviews preparedness measures ahead of Hurricane Matthew

Raul Santiago

On the third day of his working visit to the east of the country, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, and the National Defense Council, toured various sites of interest in this province, where he reviewed measures being taken ahead of hurricane Matthew.

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U.S. state of Louisiana and Cuba explore trade opportunities

US Lousiana

A delegation of 40 business people from the southern U.S. state of Louisiana, led by Governor John Bel Edwards, and representatives from Cuban state enterprises and ministries met yesterday, October 4, in Havana, to identify possible opportunities for trade and investment.

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“Eternal gratitude to the Cuban people”

Nigeria Cuba

“I have come to show our eternal gratitude to the Cuban people,” stated Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, Geoffrey Onyeama, on October 4, after laying a floral wreath before a plaque honoring the country’s independence fighters, in Havana’s African Heroes Park.

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Raúl receives President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau

Raul Guinea

Army General, Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received on the afternoon of September 30, His Excellency José Mário Vaz, President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, making an official visit to the island.