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Bolivia enacts law to provide job stability for the disabled

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Bolivian President Evo Morales has enacted a law to guarantee job stability for workers with serious disabilities.
The law also establishes a job quota for disabled people and offers a monthly payment of US$36 for those who are no longer able to work.

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Cuban Foreign Minister meets with U.S. Secretary of State

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On Tuesday, September 26, following a proposal from Cuba, the island’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at the State Department, Washington.

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Cuba will be ready for tourist high season without a trace of Hurricane Irma

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We reiterate our commitment that all Cuban tourism facilities will be operational in time for the upcoming high season, Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero Cruz stressed during a meeting with some 160 tour operators September 23, in Varadero’s Plaza América Convention Center, to address the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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U.S. blockade overwhelmingly rejected at United Nations

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Although the world is currently facing many challenges – climate change, earthquakes, hurricanes, pandemics, and the threat of nuclear war – rejection of the United States economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba was heard loud and clear in the high level segment of the UN General Assembly, which concluded September 25.

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Puerto Rico continues its struggle for independence

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Even in the midst of the difficult conditions in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, Edwin González, representative of the Puerto Rican Mission to Havana, stressed that his country’s struggle for decolonization continues to be a priority for all those committed to social emancipation.

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The Havana Malecón preparing to reopen

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After two weeks of intense work to repair damage caused by Hurricane Irma to Havana’s Malecon, parts of the avenue and its surrounding areas are set to reopen October 1. The avenue is closed due to repair works currently underway, stated Raúl Díaz Guadarrama, director general of the National Roads Administration Center, speaking to ACN.

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Díaz-Canel pays tribute to Agostinho Neto

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On September 26, Cuba’s First Vice President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, placed a floral wreath before the monument to Angola’s founding father, Antonio Agostinho Neto (1922-1979). Minister of Former Combatants and Motherland Veterans, Cándido Pereira van Dunem accompanied Díaz-Canel during his first activity after arriving in Angola on September 25, to attend the inauguration of President Joao Lourenço.

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Cuba set to have full power coverage by September 30

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Over 99% of clients nationwide now have power following Hurricane Irma, reported Lázaro Guerra Hernández, technical director of the country’s Electrical Union (UE), speaking to Cubadebate; noting that works to reestablish power throughout the island should conclude by September 30.

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An event of this magnitude can only be confronted with unity

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The people must have confidence that we will find a way to overcome adversity and move forward in the difficult situation caused by Hurricane Irma, knowing that the Revolution abandons no one, said Esteban Lazo Hernández, Party Political Bureau member and President of the National Assembly of People’s Power, who toured areas around the municipalities of Caibarién and Sagua la Grande, hit hard by the storm.

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Venezuela declared a zone of peace

Venezuela Asamblea

On September 22, Venezuelan’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) unanimously approved a decree proclaiming the South American country as a zone of peace, where human rights are promoted and protected. Before all 545 members and in honor of International Day of Peace, ANC President Delcy Rodríguez, reaffirmed peace as the only possible road for Venezuela.