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“In Cuba, books travel throughout the country”

feria libro

The 27th International Book Fair has toured the entire Cuban territory. After concluding his Havana chapter last February, the texts traveled throughout the country, with the Fair finally ending on May 13 in the city of Santiago de Cuba.

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ELN announces 5-day ceasefire during Colombia’s presidential elections

Colombia, Ivan Cepeda

Colombia’s National Liberation Army, or ELN, said it would cease its military activities for five days during the weekend of May 27, when presidential elections are held in the country, to facilitate the participation of citizens.

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For a more beautiful, orderly city

Diaz Cannel Habana

A broad program including Havana’s 15 municipalities is underway to reach the 500th anniversary of its founding with a more beautiful and orderly city, and make the date one of the most important events of 2019.

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A present based on memory

Fidel y Nujoma

As soon as Namibia achieved its independence, the nation established diplomatic relations with Cuba, an island 11,000 kilometers away. It was March 21, 1990. Ndapandula Akwaake had not yet been born, much less could her family have imagined that one day she, or some other relative, would travel to the Caribbean island experiencing a Revolution

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11th Cuban Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Marcha LGTB

A range of activities are being undertaken May 4 through 18, as part of the 11th Cuban Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (Cuba’s event to mark IDAHO – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia). Under the motto of “Me incluyo” (I include myself), this year’s activities have been focused on raising awareness in schools and educational institutions regarding discrimination against the LGBTI community, working both with teachers and students.

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Sure-footed Cuban dance in Washington

Compañia Malpaso Cuba

Through Cuban dance company Malpaso, one of the island’s most valued artistic expressions among U.S. audiences will take to the stage this weekend as part of the Artes de Cuba Festival, taking place at Washington’s Kennedy Center.

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Spain confirmed as one of Cuba’s top trading partners

Fernando Garcia españa

On the morning of May 9, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, and Minister of Economy and Planning, received Fernando García Casas, Secretary of State for International Cooperation with Ibero-America and the Caribbean, of the Kingdom of Spain, heading a delegation attending the 37th period of sessions of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), currently taking place in Havana.

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Colombian government and ELN negotiating new ceasefire in Havana

Colombia

Peace talks between the Colombian government and National Liberation Army (ELN) resumed on May 10 in Havana, as the two delegations look to negotiate a new ceasefire. Talks between the Colombian government and ELN which began in Quito 2017, were moved to the Cuban capital after President Lenín Moreno pulled out as a guarantor to the process, following a security crisis on the border between Ecuador and Colombia.

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Cuba condemns U.S. withdrawal from nuclear agreement with Iran

Iran

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba expresses its strong condemnation of the decision made by the United States government to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or Iran nuclear agreement, and re-impose sanctions on this country.

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Díaz-Canel receives Alicia Bárcena

Canelñ y Barcenas

On the afternoon of May 8, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, received the honorable Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in Cuba to attend the organization’s 37th period of sessions and 70th anniversary celebrations.