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Press Release from Foreign Ministry Directorate for Consular Affairs and Cubans Resident Abroad

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On July 9 and 11, two groups of Cuban citizens of 29 and 46 persons respectively, illegally present in Ecuador, were deported to our country. They were transported in an Ecuadorian Air Force aircraft, respecting procedural guarantees established for such cases.

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Operation Miracle: an example of humanism and solidarity

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On July 9, on the initiative of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez, late president of Venezuela, Operation Miracle – a program providing comprehensive medical care to patients suffering from a variety of eye conditions – was founded.

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Remedios tourist industry, a successful partnership

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Remedios, Villa Clara. Father Francisco de Quiñones, Remedios parrish priest, never could have imagined that his idea of organizing parrandas (local street festivals) – in order to attract more parishioners to midnight mass on Christmas Eve, would over time, become an attraction for hundreds of visitors, who arrive to the city every day, enthralled by this almost 200 year tradition.

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El Niño bids farewell

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The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle continued its gradual decline in June, with the return of normal conditions in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, following an end to the high sea surface temperatures recorded since the second quarter of last year.

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Unasur highlights the will of the Venezuelan government for national dialogue

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The willingness of President Nicolás Maduro and his representatives to resume a national dialogue in Venezuela was described as positive by the General Secretariat of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).

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The perfect blend of culture and commerce

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Just like every summer, the Art on La Rampa Fair is currently taking place, a venue hosting cultural activities and commercial offers of high quality arts and crafts, popular with Havana residents and visitors alike.

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There is no room for improvisation or defeatism

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Speaking during the plenary session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, July 8, President Raúl Castro Ruz, insisted, “When facing difficulties and threats, there is no room for improvisation or defeatism.” In an explication of the current economic conjuncture, Raúl commented that a June 25 Council of Ministers meeting and Party Central Committee Plenum, July 7, had both concentrated their analysis on the economy’s performance during the first half of the year.

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Cuban heroes arrive in the UK for freedom tour

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The Cuban anti-terrorists and heroes of the Republic of Cuba, René González and Gerardo Hernández, arrived in the UK this morning, Friday July 8, together with their families, to participate in the “Miami Five Freedom Tour” during which they will speak about their unjust imprisonment in the United States and express their gratitude for the solidarity of British activists in the struggle for their freedom.

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Cuba and Venezuela strengthen economic ties

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The presence in Cuba of a delegation of 71 trade representatives, participating in a Business Forum inaugurated July 7 in Havana, demonstrates both countries’ interest in exploring new aspects of bilateral relations.

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Official note: Council of State agreed to release as Minister of Culture

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At the proposal of the President, the Council of State agreed to release compañero Julián González Toledo of his responsibility as Minister of Culture.