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Raúl receives Iranian Foreign Minister

Raul e Irán

This Monday, August 22, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz received His Excellency Mohammad Javad Zarif, minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on an official visit to the island. In a friendly atmosphere, the two exchanged views on the positive state of bilateral relations and expressed their interest in broadening these in the economic, commercial, financial and cooperation sectors.

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WHO praises Cuban medical collaboration in Bolivia

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The World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Bo­­livia, Fernando Leanes, noted that the Cuban people should feel proud of the humanitarian work undertaken by their doctors in the Andean nation. Speaking to Prensa Latina during the country’s International Health Fair, this year dedicated to Fidel Castro, Leanes praised Cuba’s contribution to the well-being of other nations.

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UNEAC celebrates its 55th anniversary

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Celebrations for the 55th anniversary of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) are taking place under the maxim from a verse by the organization’s first President, poet Nicolás Guillén (1902-1989): “This is how we must proceed.”

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Julio César secures Cuba’s third Río gold

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With Cuba’s third gold medal stemming from the fists of Julio César La Cruz, in the 81 kilogram boxing division, the Cuban delegation remains firmly in position 21 on the 31st Olympic Games medal table, while preparing for further competition in the closing days.

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Forests cover 30.6% of Cuba’s land area

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Cuba ended 2015 with 30.6% of its territory covered by forests, a result that confirms the island’s place within the small group of developing nations that maintain sustained growth of this important environmental indicator. According to the report “Environmental Outlook: Cuba 2015”, published by the National Office of Statistics and Information (www.onei.cu), in 2010 the forest area of the archipelago was 27.6%.

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Fidel and the advancement of Cuban women

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The colloquium “Fidel and the Women’s Revolution,” which took place yesterday, August 18, represented a chance for participants to explore in greater depth the Comandante en Jefe’s ideas regarding gender equality.

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Dance is my way of life

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Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle López-Ochoa has found fertile ground for her creations in Cuba. She has been coming to the island for three years straight and has produced works for Contemporary Dance of Cuba (DCC) and the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC).

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Honoring a women’s revolution

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Memories and emotions regarding the creation of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) and the work undertaken by its founders – without forgetting the most important moments of an organization which in a few days will celebrate its 56th anniversary – were shared during an afternoon gathering of members on August 16, in the FMC’s national headquarters.

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Ninety years celebrated around the world

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The leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday was celebrated both in and outside of Cuba. Various messages of congratulations and activities were undertaken around the world in honor of the Comandante this August 13.

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Natural medicine facilities to be certified

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At least ten local Natural and Traditional Medicine (MNT) production facilities, across the same number of Cuban provinces, are set to receive certification for meeting best pharmaceutical practice standards by the end of this year, according to a sector expert. Speaking to ACN, Johann Perdomo Delgado, head of the Ministry of Health’s MNT department, confirmed that centers of this kind are based in Ar­temisa, Mayabeque, Matanzas, Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Ávila, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Holguín and Santiago de Cuba.