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Spain confirmed as one of Cuba’s top trading partners

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On the morning of May 9, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, and Minister of Economy and Planning, received Fernando García Casas, Secretary of State for International Cooperation with Ibero-America and the Caribbean, of the Kingdom of Spain, heading a delegation attending the 37th period of sessions of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), currently taking place in Havana.

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Five issues on the agenda for Havana ECLAC meeting

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Cuba will host this week the 37th Session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the most important intergovernmental meeting of this United Nations body, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.
Havana will host the forum for the first time since the triumph of the Revolution, in which crucial issues for the economic and social development of the countries of the region will be analyzed.

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Like a seed, the legacy of Fidel and Chávez continues to sprout

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The right place and the right time. This is how the recently concluded 15th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) could be described.

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Raúl: The joint defense of Venezuela is the strategic and urgent task of ALBA

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As a tribute to the memory of the Comandante of the Bolivarian Revolution Hugo Chávez Frías, precisely five years after his passing, the 15th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) was held in the Venezuelan capital’s Miraflores Palace.

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Our peoples have no future without unity, without integration

Raul Castro ALBA

Speech by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, at the 15th ALBA-TCP Summit, held in Caracas.

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Maduro and ALBA-TCP leaders honor Chávez

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“The Venezuelan people are today more Chavista than ever, and we state with love: Chávez lives!” expressed Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, speaking before a large crowd gathered outside Miraflores Palace. The Bolivarian leader was accompanied by Heads of State and officials attending the 15th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), in an act recalling the legacy of Comandante Hugo Chávez.

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15TH ALBA Summit Final Declaration supports Venezuela’s attendance at the Summit of the Americas

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The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) supported March 5 the right of Venezuela to participate in the 8th Summit of the Americas, scheduled to take place in April in Lima, Peru.

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The Our America Consensus: A guide for the future of the Latin American left

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With the approval of the Our America Consensus, the first programmatic document stemming from the Sao Paulo Forum, leftist and progressive parties from Latin America and the Caribbean have a new instrument with which to resist the right-wing onslaught and continue implementing political and social changes in the region.

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Debating the future of China-Latin America relations

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How to expand relations between two regions which already have substantial economic and governmental ties, but aspire to greater levels of mutual understanding, was the main theme of debates in a forum between academics and political experts from China, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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Cuba’s sustainable development and support of Caribbean nations recognized

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Cuba’s ability to promote sustainable development was recently recognized by the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC.