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US Wine Producers Interested in Cuba

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The meeting as of today and for three days of about 100 U.S. wine producers with their counterparts in this capital shows the interest of that American sector in closer dealings with the island.

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France and Cuba Reaffirm Willingness to Strengthen Bilateral Relation

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President Francois Hollande (France) and Raul Castro (Cuba) reaffirmed today the willingness to strengthen the bilateral relations. “Today we are opening a new page in the links between the two countries,” said Hollande during a joint statement from the Elysee Palace.

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U.S. fines company for violating blockade

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This past January 20, just before new regulations modifying some aspects of the blockade were announced by the Treasury and Commerce Departments, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) fined the design company WATG Holdings $140,000, for failing to comply with U.S. sanctions of Cuba.

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African Union Summit concludes

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The difficult political situation in Burundi was the focus of attention at the 26th Summit of the African Union (AU), which concluded yesterday January 31, in Addis Abeba. Attending the meeting which began January 30 were 50-some high ranking delegations from African nations, in addition to UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon, and European Union representatives, among others.

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Olga Marta Pérez wins 2016 Nation Prize for Editing

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The prize is well deserved given that Pérez is one of Cuba’s most celebrated editors. She began as a copy editor for Editorial Gente Nueva in 1980, where she worked for over nine years. According to Pérez, Gente Nueva is where she learned the fundamentals of her craft, publishing children’s books about science, history and literature, later assuming the role of director of Unión Publishing, which she maintains to date.

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Study Confirms that US Introduced Dengue Fever in Cuba in 1981

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An epidemic of dengue hemorrhagic fever occurred in Cuba in 1981, which caused 158 deaths, including 101 children, was deliberately introduced in the country by the United States, confirms an investigation that reflected Cuban magazine Bohemia Monday.

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Raúl receives José Mujica

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On the evening of January 28, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received former President of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay and Senator José Mujica, visiting Cuba to participate in the II International Conference “With all, and for the good of all,” accompanied by his spouse, Senator Lucía Topolansky.

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It is essential to defend the unity of CELAC

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Since then it has been demonstrated, just as President Raúl Castro Ruz stated in his speech to the National Assembly of People’s Power of the Republic of Cuba last December 29, that “it is essential to defend the unity of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), as an indispensable, legitimate, unitary mechanism of political agreement and integration…”

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Cuban youth march for the homeland

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On the evening of January 27, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz attended the March of the Torches in honor of national hero José Martí, commemorating the 163rd anniversary of his birth. The Cuban President was accompanied by former Presidents of Uruguay, José (Pepe) Mujica, and the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández.

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Casa de las Américas Literary Prizes

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With a history of 57 editions, the Casa de las Américas Literary Prizes arrive as one of the region’s most prestigious competitions, both the continent and Cuba’s oldest such cultural event.