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Cuban President announces measures to deal with conjunctural fuel shortage

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The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and several ministers appeared on the Mesa Redonda television program, last night, to report on measures being taken to address the current energy situation and inform the population .

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Twitter suspends Granma’s account and those of other Cuban media

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The suspension notification does not state the reason why the @Granma_Digital account was disabled, and although efforts have been made to reactivate it, no action has been successful. Editors and administrators of various media in Cuba, such as Cubadebate, Mesa Redonda, the Caribe television broadcaster, and Radio Rebelde, have also reported on Facebook and other channels, the suspension of their Twitter accounts without cause.

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Díaz-Canel receives high-ranking leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam

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The President of Cuba´s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on Tuesday afternoon received Hoang Trung Hai, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Vietnam and secretary of the Party in Hanoi, invited by the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee. During his stay he will complete a full agenda of activities, including meetings with leaders of the Party and mass organizations, as well as visits to sites of historical and socio-economic interest.

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Second Cuba-European Union Joint Council held in Havana

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Held on September 9 was the second Cuba-European Union Joint Council, chaired by Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, Her Excellency Mrs. Federica Mogherini.

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Comandante Juan Almeida in life

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f0025499The Cuban people always considered it the third most important figure of the Cuban Revolution after Fidel and Raúl. Along with Armando Mestre, Almeida met the young Fidel at the University of Havana following the Batista coup of March 10, 1952. A revolutionary was born.

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Trafficking in persons or how to treat people?

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When most people in Bayamo were still asleep early Sunday morning, September 1, the young doctor Zoila Verdecia left home in her white coat, on the way to one more shift in the emergency room.“I left Samuelito, asleep, out cold. School starts tomorrow, and there’s still a lot to do. Any clothes were fine at the childcare center, but now in preschool, there’s the uniform, the backpack, notebook covers. When I arrive, whatever time it is, I’ll take care of that, but for now it’s the emergency room, the health of the people can’t wait .”

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Raúl and Díaz-Canel congratulate the Democratic Republic of Korea on its 71st anniversary

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The Communist Party of Cuba’s first secretary, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, sent a message of congratulations to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, September 9, on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. In his message, Raul reaffirmed the value Cuba gives ties with Pyongyang, based on the special relations shared by their leaders, according to a report on Cubavisión.

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Cubans to sign petition demanding an end to brutal U.S. aggression against Venezuela

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Beginning today, through September 13, signatures will be collected in workplaces and schools in Havana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Matanzas and Pinar del Río, in solidarity with Venezuela, the Chavista Bolivarian Revolution, the civic-military union of the country’s people, and their legitimate president Nicolás Maduro Moros.

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Lawsuit against Meliá Hotels thrown out

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“The blockade and big-stick laws are destined to fail. We will continue to promote foreign investment to support Cuba’s economic development,” tweeted Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, on September 4, after a Spanish judge issued a hold on a lawsuit filed by the Sánchez-Hill family seeking compensation from Meliá Hotels International, the first ruling by a European court since the activation of the U.S. Helms-Burton Act’s Title III.

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Joint Communiqué issued by Cuba and Norway

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The Republic of Cuba and the Kingdom of Norway, Guarantor Countries of talks between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), which concluded with the signing of the Final Agreement for the Termination of the Conflict and the Construction of a Stable and Lasting Peace, reaffirm their commitment to peace in Colombia and express deep concern given the re-initiation of armed struggle by some members of the FARC-EP.