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Is Cuba ready to receive 10 million tourists?

Cruceroi Turismo

Now that that we are seeing an unprecedented rise in the rate of tourist arrivals to Cuba, motivated by the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the island and the U.S., one question is dominating the media agenda.

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Deputy Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security visits Cuba

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On October 27, Deputy Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas arrived in Cuba. As part of his schedule of activities undertaken since his arrival, Mayorkas was received by Minister of the Interior Division General Carlos Fernández Gondín, with whom he held official conversations in a constructive and respectful atmosphere. During the encounter both officials agreed on the need to put bilateral cooperation efforts into practice in order to ensure greater security for citizens from both countries and other nations.

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Raúl receives President of Italy’s Council of Ministers

Raul y PM Italiano

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon October 28, the honorable Matteo Renzi, President of Italy’s Council of Ministers, who is making an official visit to Cuba. The two leaders held a cordial encounter, discussing the positive development of bilateral relations and expressing their intention to broaden economic cooperation and strengthen academic and cultural exchanges. They additionally addressed several issues of current interest internationally.

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Italian airline expands flights to Cuba

Italiana aerolinea

The Italian airline Neos is considering a new flight to the central Cuban province of Villa Clara. Mid October saw the arrival of the company’s first flight to the keys – the province’s main tourist destination – located off the region’s northern coastline, reports EFE. Onboard this first flight were some 200 Milan-based tour operators and travel agents who arrived to the province’s Abel Santamaría International Airport, interested in the quality of services and variety of tourist options offered on the island’s north-eastern keys, renowned for their virtually pristine beaches.

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Deputy Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security visits Cuba

cuba ee uu banderas

On October 27, Deputy Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas arrived in Cuba. As part of his schedule of activities undertaken since his arrival, Mayorkas was received by Minister of the Interior Division General Carlos Fernández Gondín, with whom he held official conversations in a constructive and respectful atmosphere.

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Raúl meets with Army General Do Ba Ty

Raul y General Viet Nam

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, met with Army General Do Ba Ty, deputy minister of Defense and Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, together with the delegation accompanying him, on Wednesday, October 28. The General is on an official visit to the island following an invitation from the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces.

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We will continue to work for the lifting of the blockade

bruno onu

“It is disappointing that the United States has voted against our resolution,” said Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla in a press conference following the overwhelming vote in the UN General Assembly calling for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba. Rodríguez described the U.S. vote as unfounded, and reiterated that, as long as the blockade continues to be strictly enforced, the General Assembly will continue condemning it.

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“For Algeria any assistance it may need”

Boumediene

In the early hours of October 22, 1963, the Aracelio Iglesias merchant ship arrived in Oran, Algeria’s second city, in the northwest of the country, where a column disembarked before being transported by rail in 42 open cars and 12 carriages some 80km to the fort built by the French Foreign Legion in Bedeau, near the town of Ras el Ma.

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Fidel honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Fidel Lifetime reconocimiento a

Comandante en Jefe Fidel Cas tro was honored yesterday, October 27, with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Lebanese television channel Al Mayadeem, given his stature as a paradigm for just causes.

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Council of State Announcement

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The Council of State, at the proposal of its President, agreed to accept the request submitted by Army Corps General Abelardo Colomé Ibarra, decorated Hero of the Republic, to relinquish his membership on the Council of State and his responsibility as Minister of the Interior, as well as his transfer to the Military Reserves