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At the forefront of the sciences in Cuba

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FROM the 1980s onward, Havana residents witnessed the building of various scientific facilities to the west of the city, including the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), founded on July 1, 1986, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, modern productive capacities, and specialized personnel.

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Full text of speech given by First Party Secretary Raúl Castro, closing theFull text of speech given by First Party Secretary Raúl Castro, closing the 7th Congress, yesterday April 19

Raul Congreso

Speech by Army General Raúl Castro, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the closure of the 7th Party Congress, in Havana’s Convention Center, April 19, 2016, Year 58 of the Revolution

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Raúl congratulates Eastern Army

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On the 55th anniversary of the foundation of your command, I congratulate you for the accomplishments achieved over this time period, during which you have honored the memory of the Bronze Titan, who precisely in this eastern territory wrote glorious chapters in the nation’s history.

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The Cuban People will Win, Asserted Fidel at 7th PCC Congress

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We should tell our brothers in Latin America and the world that the Cuban people will win, asserted the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, in a special address at the closing ceremony of the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party, in session for four days at Havana’s Convention Center.

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Raul Castro Reelected as First Secretary of the PCC

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The first plenary session of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party reelected Army General Raul Castro in the position of First Secretary and Jose Ramon Machado Ventura as Second Secretary. The decision was announced at the closing session of the 7th Cuban Communist Party Congress which was attended by the historic leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro.

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Raul Presents New Politburo of the CC of the PCCRaul Presents New Politburo of the CC of the PCC

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In the presence of the delegates and guests to the 7th Cuban Communist Party Congress, the closing session of which was attended by the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, Raul informed that Jose Ramon Machado Ventura will continue his work as Second Secretary.
Raul said that Miguel Diaz-Canel, Esteban Lazo, Ramiro Valdes, Salvador Valdes, Leopoldo Cintra, Bruno Rodriguez, Marino Murillo, Mercedes Lopez, Alvaro Lopez and Ramon Espinosa were reelected members of the Politburo.

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Fidel and Raul Attend Final Session of 7th PCC Congress

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The final session of the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) began in this capital, attended by the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Army General Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the PCC. A volley of applause greeted Fidel in the plenary hall of Havana’s Convention Center, where delegates, standing, chorused “Fidel! Fidel! Fidel!”

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Fidel & Raúl vote for new Central Committee

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee deposited the ballot completed by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, before voting himself for a new Central Committee, yesterday April 18. “First I’m going to deposit that of the jefe and then mine”, Raúl said, showing the press the envelope containing his brother Fidel’s vote.

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Three Cuban Physicians Died in Ecuador’s Earthquake

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As a result of the earthquake of 7.8 degrees on the Richter scale that shook the coastal area of Esmeralda and Manabi provinces in Ecuador, three Cuban health workers offering their services in that country died, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health informed. The bodies of Barbara Caridad Cruz Ruiz, 46; Leonardo Ortiz Estrada, 53, and Eric Perez de Alejo Omar Quesada, 41; all specialists in General Comprehensive Medicine and residents of Villa Clara province, were found under the rubble of a building that totally collapsed in the municipality of Pedernales, Manabi.

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Cuban doctors depart for Ecuador to assist quake victims

LA HABANA-PARTIRÁ BRIGADA CUBANA EN AYUDA A LOS DAMNIFICADOS DEL TERREMOTO EN ECUADOR

A Cuban 26-member emergency medical brigade departed for Ecuador on Sunday, as hundreds of other Cuban doctors are in that country assisting the victims of the 7.8 quake that has caused huge human loss and property damage in the coastal zone of that South American nation.