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May we be capable of following their example!

Dia martires angola

The day the most illustrious of our soldiers, Antonio Maceo, and his young assistant, fell has always held special meaning for Cubans.

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The economic battle continues to be our principal task

Consejo ministros

The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, reiterated during a recent Council of Ministers meeting that the Revolution’s main task continues to be the economic battle, given the impact it has on the Cuban people’s wellbeing.

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Santiago de Cuba to host the country’s most modern hotel

Hote Santiago

“Invite me to the inauguration of this beautiful hotel project,” wrote Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, to the directors and specialists of the No.15 Design Enterprise (Emproy-15) of this city, responsible for what will be the most modern installation of its type in the country. “These words written on the project presentation are the best I’ve heard in my 18 years as an architect,” confessed Josué Pérez Acosta, responsible for the hotel’s attractive design. Due to its magnificence, such a work entails an honorable commitment and a professional challenge for all those involved.

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Legal norms governing self-employment modified

Trabajo cuenta propia

Over the last eight years, self-employment in Cuba has continued to expand, from approximately 157,000 workers in 2010 to 589,000 in 2018, currently representing 13% of the country’s workforce.

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Díaz-Canel receives President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

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The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, received December 4 the President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, His Excellency Brahim Ghali, on an official visit to Cuba.

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Thank you, Cuban doctors. See you soon

Medico Brasil despedida

About 40 years ago, in 1977, I was doing a piece in Africa, on the Mauritanian border, on the way to the Sahrawi Republic, and during one of the stops in a village next to a small oasis, I heard a group of people talking. At a spring in the village comparable to a Brazilian favela, I heard people who spoke Spanish and approached with my Arab guide. I saw that they were dressed in white and I asked them if they were doctors and they responded: “Yes, we are doctors, Cuban doctors.”

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An eternal presence

Fidel Sierra Maestra

The passage of our Comadante en Jefe into immortality –marked by the moment Army General Raúl Castro Ruz placed a cedar chest holding his ashes into the heart of a monumental boulder here, December 4, 2016 – was commemorated by 350,000 residents of the city who reaffirmed his eternal presence.

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More than doctors, a family

medicos brasil Cuba

December 3, 2016, general practitioner Dr. Rosa María Salazar Gutiérrez left for Brazil as part of the Mais Médicos (More Doctors) program. She had undertaken three previous missions in Honduras, Venezuela and Guatemala. In total, she had 11 years of internationalist experience and a professional career spanning 32 years.

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Anniversary of the Granma landing celebrated in Santiago de Cuba

Desembarco granma aniversario

The 62nd anniversary of the Granma expedition’s landing was commemorated with a tribute to the Revolutionary Armed Forces in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia cemetery where floral wreaths were placed in José Martí’s mausoleum in the name of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba; President of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez; and the Cuban people.

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A salute to Baracoa, as beautiful as ever

Canel Baracoa

Baracoa’s beauty and traditions must be preserved, insisted Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, as he conversed with residents and authorities in this municipality, during a government visit to this eastern province, which also took him to Maisí.