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Live: Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez elected as President of the Republic

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Today, October 10, will be another memorable day for the homeland. Maintaining the historical continuity of the Cuban Revolution, initiated 151 years ago in La Demajagua, the Republic of Cuba’s Council of State Council will be elected during an extraordinary session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, as stipulated in the second transitory provision of the new Constitution.

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National Assembly deputies elect President of the Republic and other high-ranking authorities today

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Today, October 10, will be another memorable day for the homeland. Maintaining the historical continuity of the Cuban Revolution, initiated 151 years ago in La Demajagua, the Republic of Cuba’s Council of State Council will be elected during an extraordinary session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, as stipulated in the second transitory provision of the new Constitution.

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Cuba advances in housing construction

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Current difficulties, aggravated by the tightening of the U.S. blockade and limited material resources, have not prevented Cuba from completing construction of more than 24,500 homes through August this year, 75% of the plan set for the year, as President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez confirmed in a working meeting with authorities from different provinces and directors of this program, according to the Presidency’s website.

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Being like Che, today and tomorrow

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“I am” or “I will be” is perhaps the most recurrent personal dilemma, in terms of revolutionary ethics, that Che’s memory provokes. This challenging question weighs heavy in the hearts of conscious individuals, well aware of the living force of Ernesto Guevara’s impeccable example. It is clear, first of all, that this is not a question for everyone, since he does not mean the same thing for everyone. A man becomes a symbol only for those who share his dreams, while for others he is simply an historical figure, albeit a renowned one.

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Six decades of aggression toward Cuba

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On his bed in the intensive care unit of Pepe Portilla Pediatric Hospital, where he has lived the last two years and seven months, King Dennys Santiesteban shows me his collection of toy dinosaurs.
He assures me that the fiercest is the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and that there are really big ones that they only eat grass. At six, he tells me that he already knows how to read and write, thanks to the dedication of his grandmother and the doctors who care for him day and night, but admits that his greatest wish is to return home.

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Díaz-Canel joins cultural policy discussion

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Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, emphasized during the first meeting since the IX Congress of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), September 30, the need to systematize and promote the cultural policy principles of the Cuban Revolution, adding that institutions should function like true representatives of the creators to whom they are responsible.

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Raúl receives Medvedev

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, this Thursday received the president of the Russian Federation government and the United Russia Party, His Excellency Dimitri Anatolievich Medvedev, who is conducting an official visit to our country.

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Facing difficult conjuncture without fear

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Who has not recalled this phrase of Martí’s during these challenging days as the adversary tightens the siege with renewed hope of bringing us to our knees, and Cuba’s best step forward to confront the situation, while others profit from the discontent and shortages?

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The President of the Russian Federation’s government arrives in Cuba

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The President of the Russian Federation’s government, the honorable Dimitri Anatólievich Medvedev, arrived today in Cuba, on an official visit to the country.

During his stay, the distinguished guest will hold official talks with the President of Cuba´s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and undertake a variety of other activities.

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The President of the Russian Federation’s government arrives in Cuba

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The President of the Russian Federation’s government, the honorable Dimitri Anatólievich Medvedev, arrived today in Cuba, on an official visit to the country. During his stay, the distinguished guest will hold official talks with the President of Cuba´s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and undertake a variety of other activities.