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President Maduro condemns attacks against Venezuela

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Venezuela is currently experiencing the fiercest media and political onslaught of the last ten years, President Nicolás Maduro warned this Tuesday, May 17, during a press conference in the Salón Ayacucho of the Miraflores Palace, Caracas, which was live streamed to the country’s embassies and consulates across the world.

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The world must hear the truth about Venezuela

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Venezuela’s ambassador in Cuba, Alí Rodríguez Araque, spoke to the press at the embassy in Havana emphasizing that there are two very distinct explanations of what is happening in this country being disseminated by the press: a media campaign to destabilize the country, and another seeking to get the truth about what is happening to the world.

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Cuba and Italy strengthen cooperation

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Italy has been one of the trading partners that has historically valued the Cuban market. With this spirit of exchange and expectations set on further cooperation and development, a business forum was recently held (May 10-12) in Havana’s Hotel Nacional, seeking closer ties between Cuban enterprises and businesses from the Mediterranean country.

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Forging social commitment

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Motivated by their impact on the comprehensive training of future professionals, an increasing number of students from the Ignacio Agramonte Loy­naz University of Camagüey are directly participating in important economic and social initiatives in the area.

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The delights of Cuban wine

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When he was barely a meter tall, Yordanis Rey tried it for the first time. It was there in his father’s house where he sipped from a carafe, which was kept in the bathroom, and the wine it contained left its mark on the child.

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Raúl receives Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday May 16, received the honorable José Manuel García-Margallo Marfil, Spanish minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, who is making an official visit to the country.

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Cuba and U.S. set ambitious agenda for coming months

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The third meeting of the Bilateral Commission established by Cuba and the United States was held in Havana, May 16, and an ambitious work agenda for the coming months was set, as part of the process of moving toward normalization of relations, according to Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations.

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New measures to gradually increase Cuban’s purchasing power

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In line with information published on April 22 and May 3 and continuation of measures to gradually increase Cubans’ purchasing power, the following measures will be implemented beginning today, May 17, 2016:
Price reductions on the following products sold in Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC)

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Press release issued by the Cuban delegation to the Third Meeting of the Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Commission

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The Cuban delegation was headed by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Director-General of the U.S. Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, and the U.S. delegation was headed by Ambassador Kristie Kenney, Counselor of the State Department, and John S. Creamer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

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Disaster preparedness strengthened

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Practice exercises meant to reduce community vulnerability, with an emphasis on prevention, to strengthen the country’s ability to confront hurricanes, earthquakes, drought, and epidemics, were successfully conducted across the island this weekend, May 14-15. In Havana, the focus was on clean-up along rivers and ditches in several municipalities to facilitate drainage and limit Aedes mosquito infestation, as well as prevent flooding in the event of heavy rainfall.