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Honoring a women’s revolution

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Memories and emotions regarding the creation of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) and the work undertaken by its founders – without forgetting the most important moments of an organization which in a few days will celebrate its 56th anniversary – were shared during an afternoon gathering of members on August 16, in the FMC’s national headquarters.

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Latin American brigadistas salute Fidel Castro and his people

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With messages of admiration and support for the Cuban Revolution, over 180 friends from 16 countries – members of the 23rd Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity with Cuba Brigade – dedicated their stay on the island to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, on his 90th birthday.

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Ninety years celebrated around the world

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The leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday was celebrated both in and outside of Cuba. Various messages of congratulations and activities were undertaken around the world in honor of the Comandante this August 13.

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Raúl bids farewell to President Evo Morales

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On the morning of August 16, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, bid farewell to compañero Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, at the José Martí International Airport. Morales had been visiting Cuba to participate in celebrations in honor of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz’s 90th birthday.

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Natural medicine facilities to be certified

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At least ten local Natural and Traditional Medicine (MNT) production facilities, across the same number of Cuban provinces, are set to receive certification for meeting best pharmaceutical practice standards by the end of this year, according to a sector expert. Speaking to ACN, Johann Perdomo Delgado, head of the Ministry of Health’s MNT department, confirmed that centers of this kind are based in Ar­temisa, Mayabeque, Matanzas, Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Ávila, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Holguín and Santiago de Cuba.

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Cuba calls for a nuclear-weapons-free world

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On August 16, Cuba called for a nuclear-weapons-freeworld at the UN headquarters in this city, highlighting the need for multilateral negotiations regarding the prohibition and total elimination of such arms.

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“Fidel the Guerrilla in 2015–16 and Beyond”

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During Obama’s historic visit to Cuba on March 20–23, 2016, I was commentating on the event with Cuban colleagues for the Caracas-based TeleSUR television network. On the Cuban side, the event was overshadowed by Cuban diplomacy skillfully led, in a complex situation, by President Raúl Castro and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Article by Fidel Castro: The birthday

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Tomorrow I will turn 90 years old. I was born in a territory called Birán, in the eastern region of Cuba. It’s known by that name, although it has never appeared on a map. Given its good conduct it was known for close friends and, of course, a stronghold of political representatives and inspectors involved in any commercial or productive activity typical of the neocolonized countries of the world.

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Why are we so afraid of Cuba?

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In the morning before breakfast and the start of our intensive journey throughout Cuba, Chuck Wurth would walk through the neighborhoods surrounding our hotels in Havana and Cienfuegos. Wurth, of Overland Park, then would return and share what he had gleaned with his wife, Antonia, and the 21 others in our National Association for Multicultural Education group. His personal, on-the-street, unscripted interactions with everyday Cubans caused Wurth to ask our group: “What are we so afraid of?”

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¡Fidel 90 y más!: A Revolutionary Legacy

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“There are men who struggle for a day and they are good. There are men who struggle for a year and they are better. There are men who struggle many years, and they are better still. But there are those who struggle all their lives: These are the indispensable ones.” – Bertolt Brecht