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Tribute to those who fell in defense of freedom

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The military ceremony held this Monday to mark the 119th anniversary of the death in combat of Major General Antonio Maceo and his assistant, Captain Panchito Gómez Toro, was also an occasion to commemorate the posthumous tribute which began 26 years ago, through Operación Tributo (Operation Tribute), with the transfer of the remains of those Cubans who lost their lives fighting in Angola and elsewhere in Africa.

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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.

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Cuba’s participation in Pan African music festival recognized

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The Republic of Congo, August 5, 2015. Cuba’s participation as guest country of honor in the 10th edition of the Pan African Music Festival (FESPAM) was the motive for the meeting held between Jean-Claude Gakosso, Congolese minister of Culture and Arts and Maydolis B. Sosa Hilton, Cuba’s acting ambassador in this country. Minister Gakosso expressed his profound gratitude to the Cuban diplomatic delegation in Brazzaville and the county’s Ministry of Culture for participating in the recently concluded Music Festival, which saw performances by the emblematic Aragón orchestra

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The Five head to Africa

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In a press conference held yesterday at the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), it was announced that the five Cuban antiterrorists Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René Gon zález will embark on a tour of Africa from June 28 through July 8. The trip, which will begin in South Africa, then to Namibia and ending in Angola, comes in response to invitations sent by the African National Congress (ANC), and South West Africa People’s Organization(SWAPO), among others, explained Fernando González, vice president of ICAP and decorated Hero of the Republic of Cuba.

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THE G-20 MEETING

THE G-20 MEETING

Could anyone forget that the US was the country that impeded the Kyoto Agreement when we had a little more time to prevent a catastrophe with the climate change that is being produced as we watch? On the 28th and 29th of October past, another meeting of Heads of State and Governments took place: the community of Ibero-American countries. Among the calamities that the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking peoples have had to put up with is the fact that they are the region in the world with the most inequalities in terms of the distribution of their wealth.