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Lighting the night to recall Martí

Diaz Canel antorchas

In Havana last night, a sea of youth advanced down University Hill to the Fragua Martiana, near the city’s waterfront, to celebrate a date all Cubans know: the birth José Martí.

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President Díaz-Canel reviews measures to respond to population dynamics


The Cuban government places high priority on measures designed to address the country’s demographic dynamics, which reveal a decreasing birth rate and population ageing. The most recent working meeting led by the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, was dedicated to the analysis of these complex issues, and saw the participation of Council of Ministers’ vice presidents, ministers and officials of the bodies that make up the government commission responsible for studying these matters.