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Pinar del Río: Six hours that changed everything

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We didn’t want to write. We were not there when Ian attacked the province of Pinar del Río with winds of more than 200 kilometers per hour; that land that saw us born and from which we can never let go. We didn’t want to write but it is a journalistic duty to tell stories and bring a pinch of hope to the last person. Last Wednesday, from car to car, from stretch to stretch, we traveled about a hundred and fifty kilometers and reached Pinar del Río. Destruction, pain in people’s faces, fallen trees, houses without roofs, others on the ground.

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Two Venezuelan ships with humanitarian aid set sail for Cuba


Two Venezuelan ships, the Carmita and Karola Sky motorboats, set sail this Sunday from the port of La Guaira with the first shipments of humanitarian aid from that nation to support the recovery in Cuba after the passage of Hurricane Ian. The two ships transport 400,000 food modules, fifty electrical transformers, conducting cables, and more than 22,000 square meters of zinc sheets.The captain of the Carmita, Jorge Coello Valladares, told Granma that the trip to Cuba will last six and a half days.

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Before the virtual Cuba, the real Cuba: Declaration of the House of the Americas


In recent days we have received many messages from friends of the House and of the Cuban Revolution who, faced with the persistent and gloomy news that proliferate in the media and networks, ask with concern what is happening in our country. Are “the people” and “the government” really facing each other? Is Cuba a “failed state” incapable of solving a crisis? The same state that they call “failed” bravely called, just a week ago, for a referendum on the very advanced Family Code.

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They publish in The New York Times a call to President Biden: “Let Cuba rebuild itself”


Concerned leaders and activists in the United States have issued an urgent call in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, demanding that Biden temporarily lift sanctions and allow Cuba to purchase urgently needed supplies for reconstruction after Hurricane Ian. Biden needs to act right now to help the Cuban people. Hurricane Ian caused great devastation. The power grid was damaged and the electrical system collapsed. More than 50,000 homes have been completely destroyed or severely damaged.

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Torres Iríbar: “The greatest complaint must be addressed to those who have not contributed to the recovery”

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Given the recovery efforts that are taking place in Havana after the passage of Hurricane Ian and the recent protests that took place in some parts of the capital, Cubavisión Internacional spoke with Luis Antonio Torres Iríbar, president of the Provincial Defense Council of Havana. It is said that the hurricane did not pass through Havana, what can you tell us about it?

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Mexican planes arrive in Cuba to contribute to the recovery after the passage of Ian

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Two planes from Mexico arrived in Cuba today with electrical equipment destined for the recovery of the Pinar del Río province, which was severely affected by the passage of category 3 Hurricane Ian on the Saffir-Simpson scale. The ambassador of the Aztec nation on the island, Miguel Díaz Reynoso, and local authorities, received the solidarity charge that will contribute to the recovery in the western region.

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The Nabori Indian: A centenary with a magnifying glass


Today, Friday, September 30, the Naborí Indian would be one hundred years old. But it happens that matters related to this poet are not easy for me. Let’s say that my word is absorbed by the force of an intensely clean love full of memories. A dilemma? Yes, a dilemma, perhaps half resolved when I put into practice a kind of distancing where the close image is replaced by words that little by little allow me to develop some themes.

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Díaz-Canel recorre central termoeléctrica Ernesto Guevara, en Santa Cruz del Norte


El presidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, llegó esta mañana a la central termoeléctrica Ernesto Guevara, en Santa Cruz del Norte, provincia Mayabeque, donde se trabaja sin descanso para recuperar potencia en la generación que se aportará a la sincronización del sistema electroenergético nacional (SEN), informó la Presidencia en su cuenta en Twitter. Poco antes de la llegada del mandatario, la unidad 2 de esa CTE ya estaba aportando 23 MW a parte del SEN del occidente de Cuba.

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Cuba and Japan for deepening relations of friendship and cooperation


The Prime Ministers of Cuba and Japan, Manuel Marrero Cruz and Fumio Kishida, agreed during a meeting at the Akasaka Palace, in Tokyo, on the importance of strengthening relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. The also member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba reiterated his condolences for the death of Shinzo Abe, the first acting Japanese president who visited the Caribbean nation and a key figure in the advancement of bilateral ties.

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Cuban Foreign Minister talks about the Family Code with US legal and civic organizations


The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, who traveled to New York to participate in the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, exchanged this Wednesday with representatives of legal and civic organizations from the United States on the referendum. popular of the Family Code. On his Twitter account, the Cuban foreign minister described the debate as enriching, in which he offered details on the results of the referendum, its inclusive nature and the benefits of the new law for Cuban society.