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President Obama issues directive consolidating changes to Cuba policy

Obama firma

According to the document “Under the new policy, the United States expands and promotes authorized engagements with Cuba to advance cooperation on areas of mutual interest, and increase travel to, commerce with, and the free flow of information to Cuba,” although the over 50-year economic, financial and commercial blockade remains in force.

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Venezuelan ship arrives in Santiago de Cuba with aid following Hurricane Matthew

Donacion Venezuela Samtiago

During the welcome ceremony, Milagro Rodríguez, counselor of the Venezuelan Embassy in Cuba, speaking on behalf of President Nicolás Maduro, noted the affection and fraternity expressed through 327 tons of equipment and various materials that will contribute to restoring damaged areas.

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Southwest Airlines announces its arrival to Cuba


Starting next November, Southwest Airlines will begin flying to Cuba from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Tampa, the President of the Board, executive director and president of the firm, Gary Kelly, said.

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Cuban civil society denounces blockade

Cuba cloqueo niños

Under the maxim: “The blockade harms the Cuban people” the 13th Cuban Civil Society Forum took place on October 12, in Havana.
Various educational, scientific and religious institutions reiterated their rejection of the almost 60-year long U.S. blockade against Cuba, which has caused the island damages totaling around 753,688,000,000 USD to date.

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Cuba and Algeria, united by a close friendship

Cuba y Argelia

Cuba and Algeria are united by ties of friendship and solidarity, stated the President of the island’s National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP) Esteban Lazo Hernández, upon receiving Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, making an official visit to Cuba.

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U.S. market off limits, Cuba’s tobacco industry


As a recurring theme, the U.S. blockade continues to severely affect Cuban industry, the economy and country; the record of an over 50-year, outdated, unilateral policy, which is no understatement. In the space of just one year, Cuba’s tobacco industry saw losses of 129,595,346 USD from April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016.

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Prime Minister of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to visit Cuba

premier argelia

The Prime Minister of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, His Excellency Abdelmalek Sellal, will arrive in Cuba on the afternoon of this Wednesday, October 12, on an official visit.

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Raúl: We will recover

Raul en guantanamo

“It is now vital to identify the damages precisely and as quickly as possible, in order to determine what is needed in each place,” Army General Raúl Castro Ruz stated during a working meeting held this Monday, October 10, at the Municipal Defense Council. Raúl outlined key issues for the recovery of the municipality of Maisí, where the towns of La Máquina (municipal capital), Punta de Maisí and Los Llanos, were the hardest hit with the passage of Hurricane Matthew.

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Vigil to honor victims of terrorism

Vigilia Barbados

Hundreds of students, athletes, and workers gathered yesterday evening, October 5, to honor the thousands of victims of terrorist acts against Cuba over the last 50 years.

The event took place at Havana’s José Martí Memorial, on the eve of the anniversary of the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner mid-flight off the coast of Barbados, with families of the martyrs in attendance.

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Matthew approaches eastern Cuba


As powerful Hurricane Matthew advances across the sea south of Cuba’s eastern provinces, weather conditions are expected to deteriorate this afternoon, October 4, with heavy rainfall reaching totals of 200 to 300 mm, and up to 500 mm in mountainous areas, as well as flooding along the region’s south-eastern coast and that of Guantánamo and Holguín on the northern shoreline.