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A promise kept

medicos cubanos Timor Leste

When Fidel Castro extended his hand to then Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Mari bim Amude Alkatiri, promising that Cuba would help train 1,000 health professionals from that country, free of charge, who would go on to serve their people, Isabel de Jesús Amaral never imagined she would have the opportunity to become

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Cuba’s experience in Culiacán

Cuba deportes beisbol

Cuba finished its participation in the 59th Caribbean Series held in Culiacán, Mexico, taking fourth place, which does not adequately reflect the accomplishments of the team managed by veteran strategist Carlos Martí, who will lead the country’s players to the upcoming 4th World Classic.

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Books on the hill

Cabaña Feria Libro

Today is the fifth day of the 26th International Book Fair in Havana and literary activities of all kinds, and for all audiences, are taking place at the event’s main venue, the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, and other sub-venues in the city’s Vedado neighborhood. The Fair is set to continue through February 19 in the capital and across the country’s provinces through April 16.

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What do Cuban hotels gain from TripAdvisor?

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In the current context of global tourism, acquiring information, booking in advance and traveling in the best way form a trio of variables that almost always lead us to the same solution: TripAdvisor. In other words, the world’s largest travel website is simple and overwhelmingly comprehensive.

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Cuba calls for multilateral response to terrorism

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In an open debate between the 15 members of the body regarding terrorist threats to civil infrastructure, Cuba’s permanent representative to the UN, Anayansi Rodríguez noted that Havana supports the adoption of a general agreement on this scourge and the holding of a global conference to work toward these types of responses.

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A February of letters

Feria del libro inauguracion

The city’s February of letters has once again begun with the inauguration of the 26th International Book Fair of Havana, yesterday, February 9, at the San Carlos de La Cabaña Fortress, with the presence of Armando Hart to whom this edition is dedicated, along with Canada as guest country of honor.

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The secret is in teacher training

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WRITING about the achievements of education across the country, having barely traveled beyond the capital, can be challenging. As such we must take advantage of any opportunity to learn firsthand about what teachers are doing in other provinces and the distinctive features of their territories.

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New measures to stimulate an increasing birth rate

madre e hijo

To cite just a few figures, the overall fertility rate for more than three decades has not surpassed the 2.1 children per woman necessary to ensure adequate population replacement; in 2015 the figure in Cuba was just 1.72. Meanwhile, 19.3% of the population is over 60 years of age and life expectancy at birth is now 78.45 years.

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Cuba, a beacon of social justice

chileno activista

WE Chileans have stood in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution since its triumph, on January 1, 1959, stated Leandro Lanfranco Leverton, director of the national commission responsible for organizing Cuba solidarity brigades from his country.

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Oscar López Rivera arrives in Puerto Rico

Oscar López Rivera

U.S. prison authorities transferred the political prisoner Oscar López Rivera to his native country yesterday, February 9, after spending 35 years and eight months in U.S. penitentiaries, the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día reported.