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Emir of Qatar arrives in Cuba

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Emir of the state of Qatar, Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, arrived yesterday, November 22, in Cuba, the first stop of a Latin American tour which includes visits to Mexico and Venezuela. Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra Díaz, and members of the diplomatic corps from several Arab countries welcomes the leader at José Martí International Airport

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Hemispheric Conference on the defeat of FTAA

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The defeat of the infamous Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, ten years ago, will be the focus of a three-day Hemispheric Conference, opening today, November 20, at Havana’s Cojímar Convention Center. Plans for the event include the development of articulated strategies to advance the integration of Latin American and Caribbean peoples, and mobilize opposition to the imperialist counter-offensive in the region.

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Air France-KLM consolidates operations in Cuba

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The airline Air France-KLM projects ending the year with a 15% increase in passenger transportation, consolidating its position as the principal carrier between Cuba and Europe, Africa and Asia, reported Antoine Cros, general manager for Cuba and the Dominican Republic. During 2014, he told the press, “More than 400,000 passengers were transported, a figure which confirms our participation in the increase seen in tourism to the island, and demonstrates the positive state of relations between the company and Cuban authorities in the leisure industry and the aeronautical sector.”

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Cuban musicians bring home Latin Grammys

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The Septeto Santiaguero won its first Latin Grammy last night, November 19, in the category of Best Traditional Tropical Album for its CD No quiero llanto. Tributo a Los Compadres, recorded with Dominican José Alberto, “El Canario.” The 2015 awards ceremony took place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, where other winners included Calle 13 and Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez for the video clip Ojos color sol; and Alex Cuba, for Healer. Pablo Milanés was recognized for his life long contributions with an Award for Musical Excellence.

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Cuban lung cancer medicine receives Innovation Award

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Registered in Cuba since 2012 after being approved by the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (Cecmed), the product shows positive results in prolonging and improving the quality of patients’ lives, and has low toxicity levels resulting in less of the unpleasant side effects associated with other necessary therapeutic procedures.

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Pablo Milanés wins Latin Grammy Award

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The singer-songwriter and composer Pablo Milanés, founder of the New Trova movement along with Silvio Ro dríguez and Noel Nicola, received yesterday, November 18, a Latin Grammy Awardfor Musical Excellence, given his important contributions to music. During the ceremony, held Wednesday 18, in Las Vegas, the United States, the legendary Cuban trova musician, author of 40 albums and memorable songs such as “Yolanda” and “El Bre ve espacio en que no estás,” received the accolade along with other outstanding musicians from the Latin American scene.

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Cuba and U.S. sign memorandum of understanding

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The Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation for the Conservation and Management of Protected Marine Areas is the first document regarding environmental issues, to be signed between Cuba and the U.S. since the reestablishment of diplomatic relations, noted Dr. Fernando Mario González Ber múdez, first deputy minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA).

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Ministry of Foreign Relations Statement on Migratory Policy


These persons left Cuba in a legal manner to travel to various Latin American countries, meeting the requirements established by Cuban migratory regulations. In an attempt to reach United States territory, they have become victims of traffickers and criminal gangs which unscrupulously profit from their control of the passage of persons through South America, Central America and Mexico.

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Wahoo fishing tournament returns to Cuba

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It’s no secret that the international Swordfish tournaments hosted annually at the Hemingway Marina enjoy worldwide recognition. However, after an almost 12 year absence and given continual demands by foreign and national captains and fishers, Cuba’s coasts are once again welcoming Wahoo fishing.

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Angola’s independence struggle commemorated in Cuba

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“From Angola we take with us a close friendship that unites us with this heroic nation, the gratitude of its people and the remains of the dear brothers killed in the line of duty,” Army General Raúl Castro stated back in 1976, summing up the contribution of the Cuban people in the definitive liberation of the African country.