Articles of condolences

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Pérez Ureta, goodbye to a master

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The first cinematographer in Cuba to win the National Film Award is the architect, in images, of a good number of Cuban films that remain forever in the imagination of viewers. Starting from scratch, film after film, Raúl Pérez Ureta got better, working to become an essential director of photography, to whose death, at 79 years of age, we can only respond by putting a hand to the chest and taking a long bow.

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Floral tributes from Raúl and Díaz-Canel honor crew members killed in aerial accident

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Party Central Committee, and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez sent floral wreaths to Havana’s Colon Cemetery yesterday to honor the five crew members who died in an accident on the morning of January 29. The helicopter in which they were traveling from the province of Holguin to Guantanamo crashed into a hillside.

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Farewell to Rosa Aurora Freijanes, devoted fighter for the return of the Cuban Five

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“Rosa Aurora Freijanes, Rosita, who – like the warrior she always was – fought for her health over the last few years, died January 10. The Five of us owe a great deal of our freedom to her, and will remember her always. Rest in peace, sister,” wrote anti-terrorist hero Gerardo Hernández Nordelo on his social media accounts. Rosa Aurora Freijanes was married to Fernando González Llort, one of the Cuban Five. On multiple occasions, she strongly denounced the obstacles that the U.S. government imposed on her visits to see Fernando and the rigged judicial process that convicted him and his brothers.

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Maradona and Macron’s reproach

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Like many in the world, French President Emmanuel Macron lamented the death of Maradona and published a text demonstrating his knowledge of the game and more than a bit of poetic sensitivity. Forty-five lines in which he traces the profile of the man today recognized as the best soccer player of all time. In the next to last paragraph, however, it seems as if a strange air enters his writing through some opening and quickens his pulse: “Diego Maradona,” writes Macron,” will also live on in popular joy in other fields.

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Cuba embraces Vietnam

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The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel sent messages of condolences to the Vietnamese people in the wake of damage caused by recent storms.

Prensa Latina reports that the Cuban leaders expressed their concern upon hearing news of damages caused by the heavy rains and floods in Vietnam’s central provinces.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice of the United States Supreme Court, passes away

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United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died today of cancer at the age of 87 , just weeks before the November 3 general election. In the statement that announced his death, the head of that court, John Roberts, said that the United States lost a jurist of historic stature and all the magistrates “have lost a dear companion.”

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Cuban President offers condolences to Vietnam in New York

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NEW YORK.– On a day marked by the constant cold rain in the Big Apple, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, visited the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations to offer condolences on behalf of the Cuban people and government for the recent death of President Tran Dai Luang.

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Díaz-Canel sends condolences to the people of Guatemala

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Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, sent a message of condolences to the people and government of Guatemala for the loss of human life and destruction caused by a volcanic eruption on June 3. In a letter addressed to Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, the Cuban head of state extended his condolences to the families of the victims.

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Miguel Díaz-Canel signs book of condolences at Russian Embassy

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Yesterday, December 21, the First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, visited the Russian Embassy in Cuba where he signed the book of condolences following the brutal murder of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, in Ankara last December 19.

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Cuba sends condolences following earthquake in Italy

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The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) sent a message of condolence in solidarity with Italy following the earthquake which struck the European nation on August 24, reported the Cuban Foreign Ministry. The message, signed by ICAP President Kenia Serrano, was published on the Ministry website.