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Díaz-Canel meets German Deputy Foreign Minister

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First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday January 7, meet with the honorable Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s deputy foreign minister and minister of Economy and Energy, who is making an official visit to the country.

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Cuba and Germany strengthen economic ties

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Cuba is changing and new opportunities to expand and strengthen bilateral relations in the economic sphere, as well as renew ties at a political level, are opening up for Germany, stated Sigmar Gabriel, German deputy foreign minister and minister of Economy and Energy.

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Date set for the departure of first group of Cuban migrants from Costa Rica

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The government of Costa Rica announced that it has scheduled the departure of the first group of Cuban emigrants attempting to reach the United States, who have been stranded in the country since mid-November, for next Tuesday, January 12.

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Working smart

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The need to work with intelligence, take full advantage of the sugar cane available, and increase efficiency during this year’s sugar harvest, were the basic ideas emphasized by José Ramón Machado Ventura, a Council of Ministers vice president and Party second secretary, during a visit yesterday, January 6, to the Enidio Díaz mill.

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Vice Chancellor of Germany visits Cuba

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Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economy and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, arrived to Cuba on the morning of January 6, making an official visit to the island. Gabriel was received by Rogelio Sierra, Cuba’s deputy minister of Foreign Relations. On his first visit to Cuba, the Vice Chancellor was accompanied by various German businesspeople.

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Health care facilities renovated

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During 2015, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) undertook major renovations to health care facilities, including exterior paintwork, providing innovative equipment, plumbing, electrical repairs, new furniture and increased levels of comfort for patients and staff.

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Díaz-Canel visits central province

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The importance of linking agricultural production with proper distribution as a means to counter the current high prices in the sector, was highlighted yesterday by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, a member of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers.

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The Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana in all its splendor

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Army General Raúl Castro, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, alongside Alicia Alonso at the National Ballet of Cuba’s gala for the 57th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution, and re-opening of the Grand Theater of Havana. Photo: Estudio Revolución
The majestic Grand Theater of Havana, a mecca of performing arts in Cuba and one of the architectural icons of the city, now bears the name of the exceptional ballerina Alicia Alonso.

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Victory Caravan reenacted

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Young workers and soldiers from the Revolutionary Armed Forces and Ministry of the Interior recall the entry of the Rebel Army Victory Caravan in Holguín.
Full of joy and enthusiasm, as if 57 years had not passed, Adolfo Begdadi Herrera, accompanied by students of all ages, young workers and soldiers from the Revolutionary Armed Forces and Ministry of the Interior, recalled the arrival of the Rebel Army Victory Caravan’s to the region.

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A year later, the blockade remains in full force

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The Apollo spacecraft landing on the moon, the lifting of the prohibition of alcohol in Mississippi and the end of racial segregation, are the stuff of history books in the United States. However, these three events all postdate the implementation of the economic, political and financial blockade against Cuba. Many may wonder how it is possible that this relic of the Cold War remains in force today, despite being condemned every year at the UN by the vast majority of the international community, even after Havana and Washington opened a new chapter in their bilateral relations