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Lawsuit against the United States for financial damages

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ON May 5, 2000, the Civil and Administrative Court of Law at the Havana Provincial People’s Court rendered Judgment no.47 on Civil Case number 1, pursuant to the lawsuit of the People of Cuba vs. the Government of the United States, for financial damages inflicted on Cuba, filed by the country’s social and mass organizations. In an assessment of the factors that make up the framework of this criminal economic war.

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Statement by the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations


On Thursday, May 21, the third round of conversations between Cuba and the United States regarding the process of reestablishing diplomatic relations and the opening of embassies in both countries, will be held in Washington. This encounter will be a continuation of previous talks held on January 22, in Havana and February 27, in Washington, as well as a follow-up meeting which took place in the Cuban capital, March 16. The Cuban delegation will be presided by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Ministry of Foreign Relations directorgeneral for the United States.

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Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power Instated

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The country’s 168 recently elected Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power were constituted yesterday, May 13, with the investiture of delegates elected by some 7.5 million Cubans, this past April 19 and 26. During the inaugural sessions, the assemblies elected their presidents and vice presidents by secret ballot, to serve a two and a half year term. Esteban Lazo Hernández, President of the National Assembly attended the investiture in the Havana municipality of Arroyo Naranjo, and commented that congratulations were in order for all the local electoral commissions which conducted the elections.

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Over Eight Thousand 300 Killed by the Two Earthquakes in Nepal


The death toll from Tuesday”s quake in Nepal amounted to 96 today, bringing the total of deaths by two earthquakes in less than three weeks passed eight thousand 300. The latest report from the Ministry of Interior said that the huge tremor-the April 25 marked 7.9 degrees on the Richter scale; the day before yesterday, 7,3- caused about 19 thousand wounded and multibillion-dollar losses in buildings, roads and other infrastructure.

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Chinese President Meets India”s Prime Minister


Chinese President Xi Jinping wished today a happy stay to India”s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his home province of Shaanxi, where he was welcomed with honors in an unusual gesture of the local protocol. The Chinese leader said this is the first time that he has received a foreign statesman in his birthplace, after welcoming Modi in the ancient city of Xi’an.

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Egypt Demands Restitution of Heritage Plundered by Colonialism

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Egypt proposed that the UNESCO Convention includes the total theft of the historic heritage of the Arab countries, it was released during the conference on Cultural Property that ended today here.
The text establishes the return of the relics stolen and smuggling shipped to museums and private collections since 1970, leaving out the pieces stolen during the European colonial phase as of the end of World War I in 1917.

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Russia Denies Presence of Troops in Southeastern Ukraine


Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, denied today the alleged presence of Russian troops in the Ukrainian southeast, in response to repeated accusations by President Petro Poroshenko. I see no need to repeat such unfounded allegations without anything concrete or evidence, commented Peskov recent statements by Poroshenko during his visit to Germany that about 11 thousand Russian troops remained on Ukrainian territory, despite the Minsk agreements.

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A New Era in French-Cuban Ties


Brief but intense, the historic visit by French President Francois Hollande to Cuba allowed strengthening bilateral ties and reaffirmed the Caribbean island”s position in the international scenario. Hollande arrived in Havana on Sunday night as part of a Caribbean tour that also included Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Bartholomew and Saint Martin, and left for Haiti on Tuesday morning.

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Cuba will come off the terrorist list, but the blockade will remain intact

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ON April 14, President Barack Obama notified the U.S. Congress of his decision to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. From that date, the government must allow a period of 45 days for Congressional and public comment, before Cuba’s removal from the list becomes effective. Two weeks ago, Cuban-born Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican-Florida) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to reverse the President’s decision. However, her efforts met with resounding failure, and she was forced to withdraw the bill

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French President concludes successful visit to Cuba


Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz bid President François Hollande farewell at José Martí International Airport, yesterday May 12, thus concluding the French leader’s visit which began May 10. The trip marked an important milestone as the first by a French head of state to Cuba. After conversing briefly within the airport treminal, Raúl accompanied Hollande to his plane, which proceeded to Haiti, the President’s last stop on his Caribbean tour. Hollande thanked the Cuban leader for the “very useful” visit and predicted that many other Presidents would soon visit the island.