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Cabrisas meets with Slovakian Prime Minister

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Today, October 8, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a Council of Ministers vice president, received the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovakia, His Excellency Mr. Robert Fico, who is making an official visit to the country, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, the honorable Miroslav Lajcak; and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the honorable Peter Kazimir, as well as other government representatives.

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President of International Judo Federation expects excellent Grand Prix in Cuba

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The President of the International Judo Federation (IJF), Marius Vizer, expressed his confidence that the Grand Prix of the discipline, scheduled to take place in Havana, in January, 2016, will be excellent. We are currently specifying the tasks to be carried out at every stage of organizing the competition, but we aren’t worried as we are sure that it will be a great event and are confident in the abilities of the Cuban organizing committee, he noted.

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The FAO recognizes the Cuban government for efforts toward food security


According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), “Cuba is one of its best students,” Theodor Friedrich, representative of the international organization on the island, told reporters this Wednesday in Havana. He noted the policies of the Cuban government in terms of food security and the design of public policies for social protection.

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Cuba and U.S. discuss impact of recent changes made by Obama

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Representatives from Cuba and the United States met today in Havana to discuss the impact and limitations of recent measures taken by the U.S. government modifying certain aspects of the blockade. The encounter also saw the participation of U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, who arrived in Cuba, yesterday, October 6, on a work visit to the country.

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce visits Port of Mariel

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrived in Havana yesterday and toured the Mariel container terminal and new facilities there, including warehouses and logistical support. Pritzker was interested in port conditions, the type of equipment used and services available, according to Ana Teresa Igarza, director of the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM), who spoke with the press.

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The perpetual struggle against terrorism

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As on every October 6, Havana’s Colón Cemetery fills with relatives of the victims of the 1976 terrorist bombing of the Cubana airlines flight over Barbados. Once again, they demand an end to the impunity that those responsible have enjoyed for 39 years. The date is an opportunity not only to remember those passengers, athletes and workers, who died in the attack, but all victims of terrorist acts against the island.

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First Vice President meets with senior UN official

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Cuban First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel, received Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), on a work visit to the island.
According to Prensa Latina, during the meeting Clark expressed her pleasure to be accompanying Cuba in the process of updating its economic model and reiterated the UNDP’s willingness to continue offering all possible support to the island in the sphere of cooperation.

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Díaz-Canel receives the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates

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The First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, received His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, who is on an official visit to the island, on Monday afternoon. Both authorities ratified the good state of bilateral relations and the possibilities of cooperation in the economic, commercial and financial sectors. They also discussed other issues of interest on the international and regional agenda.

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Raúl receives Prime Minister of Timor-Leste

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon October 5, received the honorable Dr. Rui María de Araujo, Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, who is on an official visit to Cuba. The two leaders discussed the excellent state of bilateral relations and expressed their commitment to consolidating the ties of cooperation, fundamentally in the area of health. They also addressed other issues of international interest.

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Remembering the victims of the Barbados crime

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Several secret documents written in 1976 and recently declassified by the U.S. State Department, identify the international terrorist of Cuban origin Luis Posada Carriles, now protected in the U.S., as responsible for the attack on the Cubana de Aviación flight, October 6 that year, in which all 73 people aboard were killed.
A memo sent to then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger by two senior officials of the Central Intelligence Agency, examines the allegations by the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz regarding the involvement of U.S. agencies in the downing of the aircraft.