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Cuban Mission in Paraguay Surpasses 5,500 Surgeries

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The Miracle Mission of the Cuban collaborators in Paraguay surpasses today about 5,520 eye surgeries performed in the course of this year. Their work in 2015 began on January 26 for being the staff on holiday and closed on September 1 with 5,521 surgeries, of which 1,605 were of cataract, totaling 25,655 operations in eight years.

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Habanarte Festival begins today

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Over 10 days, a varied cultural program, under the title of Habanarte, will offer “all the arts at once,” the maxim which has defined the festival since its first edition in 2014. With a show led by Isaac Delgado, also featuring Adalberto Álvarez y su son and Venezuelan salsa band La Dimen sión Latina in the National Theatre’s Avellaneda Hall, the event will begin today at 8:30pm and continue though Sunday, September 31.

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Díaz-Canel reaffirms excellent relations with China

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First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel reaffirmed Cuba’s excellent relations with China here, yesterday September 2. Díaz-Canel is leading the Cuban delegation to festivities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese people’s victory over fascism in WWII. After visiting a museum devoted to the Chinese people’s resistance struggle against the Japanese Empire, Díaz-Canel was received by Vice President Li Yuanchao.

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55th National Baseball Series underway

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Miracles do exist and proof was the fact that just a few drops of rain fell over Ciego de Ávila this Sunday, despite forecasts of strong winds and rain for the inauguration of this 55th National Baseball Series. With a game to meet expectations, the balls and strikes returned to the home field of the Tigers, the current champions of the series, who saw their first victory (5-1) against Isla de la Juventud.

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Díaz-Canel arrives in China

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First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, arrived in Beijing on September 1, together with the Cuban delegation participating in the commemorations of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory of the Chinese People and the end of WWII. The visit comes within the framework of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the People’s Republic of China, an appropriate occasion on which to ratify the excellent state of our multifaceted and strategic ties.

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A festival for the visual arts too

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The exhibition Síndrome del misterio by Fernando Reyna, and a concert by Venezuelan band La Dimensión Latina this Thursday, September 3, at the National Theater’s Avellaneda Hall, will open the second edition of the Habanarte Festival, which will run until the 13th of this month.

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Santiago bids farewell to rumba

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Yesterday the Rumba Trail arrived from Guan tánamo to the historic city of Santiago de Cuba where the cultural activity, which began in Pinar del Río continuing through to the eastern region of the island, concluded. La Casa del Caribe played host to the initiative with activities associated with the Tim ba laye Rumba Festival, a project led by dancers and teachers Ulises Mora and Irma Castillo, taking place on its grounds.

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Díaz-Canel meets with Russian authorities

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Cuban First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez arrived in Moscow yesterday en route to Beijing, and was received by Valentina Matvienko, President of the Russian Federation Council; Dimitri Rogozin, government vice president and co-president of the Russia-Cuba Intergovernmental Commission; as well as Ivan Mielnikov, first vice president of the Duma.

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Cuban medical brigade departs for Dominica to treat victims of Erika

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A 16-strong Cuban medical brigade including doctors, nurses and epidemiologists, together with three construction engineers and two electrical engineers, left for the Commonwealth of Dominica this Monday, where they will join the efforts to assist the victims of Tropical Storm Erika.

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Yarisley Silva wins gold

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This August 26, Cuba’s Yarisley Silva won gold in the pole vault event of the World Athletics Championships, while Brazil’s Fabiana Murer took the silver.
Silva cleared 4.90 meters on her third attempt winning her the gold medal, while Murer was only able to reach 4.85 meters, with Nicoleta Kyriakopoulou (4.80) of Greece, taking the bronze.