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Two Deaths and Property Damage from Heavy Rains in Havana

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Two casualties and material damage yet to quantify is the balance of heavy rains in the capital, reports Granma newspaper. Sources from the Civil Defense informed that the dead are a lady of 81 years, who died by drowning due to a flood, and a young man of 24 years, died electrocuted because of falling power lines. Specialists Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology reported that a line of severe thunderstorms formed quickly in the Straits of Florida ahead of a cold front, advanced on the capital from the early hours of Wednesday afternoon.

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Cuban First Vice President Welcomes ECLAC Executive Secretary

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Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, welcomed here today the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcena. During the meeting, the senior United Nations official expressed her satisfaction that ECLAC has been able to accompany Cuba in the process of updating its economic model and confirmed ECLAC willingness to continue providing all possible assistance.

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Exemptions to Demand Against Cuban Company by Chilean Corporation

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The food corporatión CORALSA (Corporacion Alimentaria SA) of Cuba was released from the lawsuit filed by the Chilean company Ingelco. According to the information, this occurred after the Court of Appeal of Paris upheld the action for annulment brought by the corporation of the island and repealed the two awards rendered by the arbitral tribunal. Thus, with this fair and attached to the applicable law, which is Cuba’s decision, Coralsa was exempted from all claims and ended the action unfounded Ingelco.

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Cuba Defends Preservation of Cultural and Natural Heritage at UNESCO

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Cuba stated today that it is fundamental to preserve and protect the natural and cultural heritage, an essential premise for socio-economic development and reaffirmation of a people’s identity. In the current situation worldwide, where wars and crisis are commonplace, the destruction and plundering of the heritage reaches unprecedented level, said Cuban ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce María Buergo, at the official presentation of the country candidacy to the World Heritage Committee 2015.

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Stronger Cuba-Russia Strategic Links after Vicepresidents Visit

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Cuban Vicepresident Ricardo Cabrisas concludes today after a week of fruitful talks and tangible results in the purpose of relaunching the strategic association with Russia, in a comprehensive and long-term relation. Cabrisas headed a ministerial delegation to the special sesión of the Intergovernmental Commission for economic, commercial, scientific and technical collaboration that ended in the signing of ten agreements in different áreas.

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Reasons for citizen insecurity in the United States

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Any US citizen, in full exercise of their mental powers, who tries to explain the foreign policy of the government of its country, will eventually lose that status in no time. It would appear that not even the think tanks in charge of moulding the thinking of citizens according to the interests of the various economic groups which finance them– are having an easy task making their studies and recommendations seem rational.

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Cuba Holds Second Round of Partial Elections

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A total of 1,165 constituencies in 149 Cuban municipalities today are holding the second round of partial elections to elect delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power (councilors). According to the National Electoral Commission (CEN-Spanish acronym), for this occasion 3,351 polling stations have ben set and over a million 250 thousand voters have been summoned to vote from seven o’clock until six in the afternoon.

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Results Validated for the First Round of Cuban Partial Elections

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To disclose the official results of the first electoral round, the president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), Alina Balseiro, said the 89.88 percent of voters went to the polls on Sunday to elect delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power (councilors).

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International Fair Health for All Concludes Today

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The 13th International Fair Health for All 2015 ends today at the Pabexbo fair grounds with the award ceremony to the best products and technologies, as part of the International Convention Cuba Health 2015.

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Cuba Opens US Basketball Camp

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) opened in this capital a sports Camp aimed at supporting the development of basketball in Cuba. Also protected by FIBA America and the local Federation, the event -being part of the Basketball without Border program- will end on Sunday, April 26, and provides a program of clinics and lectures for children, young basketball players and referees.