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Cuban 5 member calls for solidarity with U.S. political prisoners

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A member of the Cuban five, Rene Gonzalez, who spent 15 years as a political prisoner in the U.S., has launched a campaign to remember “prisoners of conscience” held in U.S. jails in response to a similar campaign launched last week by United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. On December 10, Power

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“Fidel and Chávez set the goals, the ideas, and showed the way with their enduring example”


Remarks by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the act marking the 12th anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), and the 22nd anniversary of the first encounter between Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez. Havana International Conference Center, December 14, 2016, “Year 58 of the Revolution.”

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Cuba and the United States hold Fourth Regulatory Dialogue

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Officials from Cuba and the United States held the Fourth Regulatory Dialogue this December 12-13 in Washington, which in September 2016 became a Working Group of the Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Economic Dialogue.

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Cuban Foreign Ministry condemns aggression against Venezuelan and Bolivian delegations in Buenos Aires


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba has learned with surprise and indignation of reports from Buenos Aires regarding the use of physical aggression against the delegations of Venezuela and Bolivia, who were attending today, December 14, 2016, a MERCOSUR meeting, an organization of which the first country is a member state and the second is in the process of entry.

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Cuba’s dynamic tourist sector in 2016

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If we look at tourism in Cuba, beyond the charts and figures, we discover a challenge the size of a skyscraper: to improve products and services offered by the most dynamic sector of the Cuban economy, as the rate of international visitors to the island rises.

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Maduro in Cuba to celebrate 12 years of ALBA

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Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro arrived to Cuba today, December 14, to celebrate 12 years of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), reported Cuban new channels. In a Twitter post the Latin American leader stated: “Arriving to Cuba 22 years after the encounter between Fidel and Chávez, to celebrate 12 years of ALBA and reaffirm the path of unity and liberation.”

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Oliver Stone: We are going to miss Fidel

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Speaking in Havana, the award-winning U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone recalled his admiration for the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who he described as “a brilliant person who predicted everything that has happened in the world since 2001.” Stone, who presented his most recent film, Snowden, based on the analyst who denounced the U.S. mass global surveillance system, during the 38th Havana International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, said that Fidel “had the ability to see everything very clearly,” and noted that “all those of us who knew him will miss him.”

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ETECSA and Google sign agreement to improve services in Cuba

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The Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) and U.S. company Google confirmed this December 12 the signing of an agreement to offer the Google Global Cache service on the island, as was agreed on November 23, with the intention of improving the online experience of Cubans using products from the world’s leading search engine.

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Cuba & European Union sign Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement

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Yesterday, December 12, Cuban and the European Union (EU) representatives signed a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, providing a framework for the development of a relationship based equality, reciprocity, and mutual respect, Prensa Latina reported.

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Cuban Foreign Minister in Brussels to sign agreement with EU

Bruno y Federica

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez arrived in this capital on Sunday, December 11, to sign the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) between Cuba and the European Union (EU), during a ceremony scheduled to be held this Monday, December 12 at the European Council’s headquarters. Before signing the document, Rodríguez will hold a meeting with the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.