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Raúl receives Prime Minister of Timor-Leste

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon October 5, received the honorable Dr. Rui María de Araujo, Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, who is on an official visit to Cuba. The two leaders discussed the excellent state of bilateral relations and expressed their commitment to consolidating the ties of cooperation, fundamentally in the area of health. They also addressed other issues of international interest.

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Remembering the victims of the Barbados crime

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Several secret documents written in 1976 and recently declassified by the U.S. State Department, identify the international terrorist of Cuban origin Luis Posada Carriles, now protected in the U.S., as responsible for the attack on the Cubana de Aviación flight, October 6 that year, in which all 73 people aboard were killed.
A memo sent to then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger by two senior officials of the Central Intelligence Agency, examines the allegations by the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz regarding the involvement of U.S. agencies in the downing of the aircraft.

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Evo Morales: The Five are heroes of Cuba and Bolivia

Evo y los 5

After decorating Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, René González, Fernando González and Antonio Guerrero, or the Five, as they are known internationally, with the title of Knight of the Legion of Honor of the Order of Marshall Andrés de Santa Cruz and Calahumana, Morales noted that they are also heroes of Latin America and Bolivia. The important distinction was also awarded to Colonel Orlando Cardoso Villavicencio.

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Cabrisas receives Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

Cabrisas Santa Lucía

On the afternoon of October 5, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a Council of Ministers vice president, received the honorable Philip J. Pierre, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport of Saint Lucia, currently on a work visit to the country. Both officials emphasized the good state of bilateral relations between the two islands; also noting new cooperation and bilateral trade opportunities in the spheres of construction, energy and transport.

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Raúl congratulates Granma

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers sent a recognition to Granma on the occasion of the newspaper’s 50th anniversary, which was delivered by Rolando Alfonso Borges, Central Committee members and head of its ideological department for the press, to Granma editor Pelayo Terry, in a simple ceremony during the staff celebration on Saturday, October 3.

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Raúl holds official conversations with President of Nauru

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, held official conversations with his Excellency Baron Divavesi Waqa, President, Foreign Minister, Minister of Public Administration, Interior and Climate Change of the Republic of Nauru, on an official visit to Cuba

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8,295 patients treated with stem cells


By the end of the first half of this year, the total number of patients treated with stem cells in Cuba had reached 8,295, Dr. Porfirio Hernández, deputy director of Research at the Institute of Hematology and Immunology, told Granma. First used in Cuba in February 2004, the advanced procedure is now offered in 14 of the 15 provinces of the country, with the specialties of orthopedics and traumatology, and angelology, seeing the most cases treated with 4,059 (49%) and 3,511 (42%), respectively.

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Laotian President arrives in Cuba

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The President of the People’s Republic of Laos, Choummaly Sayasoney, accompanied by a broad delegation, arrived in Cuba yesterday, October 1, on an official visit which will extend through the 4th. Also secretary general of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the President was received by Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra at Havana’s José Martí International Airport.

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Septeto Santiaguero, once again nominated for a Latin Grammy

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Cuban son continues to be heard very well around the world. Once again, the Septeto Santiaguero has been nominated for a Latin Grammy, this time for their CD No quiero llanto. Tributo a Los Compadres, in the category of Best Traditional Tropical album, according to the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States.

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President of African Union Commission thanks Cuba

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I would like to thank Cuba and its health professionals, because it was a great comfort when we heard in the United Nations that you were going to send doctors; this gave us hope, because we knew that we were going to overcome the situation, stated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, president of the African Union (AU) Commission during a visit to the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) on October 1. We are very pleased to be able to meet some of the health workers who were on the front line of battle, she said.