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Second meeting of Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Commission scheduled

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The Cuban and U.S. delegations to this meeting will be led by the Ministry of Foreign Relations’ general director for the U.S. Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, and by the State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America and Cuba Edward Alex Lee, respectively. To be reviewed are the agenda of topics established during the first meeting, held September 11, 2015, in Havana; results achieved over the intervening months; and the complex issues between the two countries which are pending solution, including the lifting of the blockade.

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Cuban agriculture: Toward greater efficiency and production

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The pursuit of greater efficiency in order to attain higher levels of development underpins the sprit of reforms currently underway to the country’s economic and social policy. It is a gradual process, but time is pressing and every step must be supported by initiatives which ensure that workers and production results are not negatively impacted.

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First eight companies in Mariel Special Development Zone introduced

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Luis Alberto González, President de Richmeat, is a Mexican meat processing company with a 15-year history in Cuba, explained that their factory in Mariel will process 1,000 tons a month and will hire 25-45 Cuban workers. The plant will begin operations with meat imported from Mexico, but the plan is to move toward acquiring it from Cuban ranchers.

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The most just, lengthy, large scale and successful internationalist military campaign undertaken by Cuba

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They are present across more than 3,785,000 Cuban households. It is almost impossible to find a Cuban family that does not count them among its members or friends. They wear no badge to identify them; they blend in with the rest of the people, be it at the grocery store, the ballpark or at a noisy domino table. Their children share the classroom with ours, with no other privilege than having been born in a land that provides them the right to education, to health, to their intellectual development, with equal opportunity.

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Ceremony to mark 40th anniversary of Operation Carlota

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As a symbol of Cuba’s internationalism, a cultural-political act and military parade to commemorate the solidarity and military support of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba to the People’s Republic of Angola was held today, marking the 40th anniversary of the start of Operation Carlota. At the former Triunvirato sugar plantation in Matanzas, now the RebelSlaveMuseum, the ceremony was presided over by theFirst Vice President ofthe Councils of Stateand Ministers, Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, EstebanLazo,president of the Cubanparliament,andother members of the Party’s Politburo.

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UNESCO praises Cuba’s achievements in education

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UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova received Cuba’s Minister of Higher Education, Rodolfo Alarcón Ortiz, heading the island’s delegation to the 38th UNESCO General Conference, being held in the French capital. During the cordial and friendly meeting the Minister thanked the Director General for her active participation in promoting the UN Post-2015 educational agenda, the organization’s main aim, and commented on Cuba’s achievements in the sphere.

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Ceremony to mark 40th anniversary of Operation Carlota

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As a symbol of Cuba’s internationalism, a cultural-political act and military parade to commemorate the solidarity and military support of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba to the People’s Republic of Angola was held today, marking the 40th anniversary of the start of Operation Carlota.

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Recognition for Cuban medical researchers

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With the aim of highlighting the achievements made in research, scientific production and the introduction and extension of technology in clinical and surgical care, Cuba awards the Annual Health Prize in recognition of sector professionals who have made significant contributions to the sciences. The research paper entitled “First epidemic of hemorrhagic dengue in the Americas, 1981: new insights into the causative agent”, by Dr. Rosmeri Rodríguez Roche, of the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, was awarded the Grand Prize, as the complete genome sequence of the dengue virus type 2 epidemic of the eighties was discovered.

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Cuba, Commerce, International Fair of Havana, business, politics

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The third day of Havana’s International Trade Fair featured the announcement of options for integrated exports of products and services in the healthcare and sustainable food processing sectors. Given the leadership role of these in the national economy, and the potential for their development, these projects are meant to make Cuba’s best available around the world, according to Lietsa Peña, exports director for the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment.

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Operation “Carlota”: A Cuban military saga

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On 25 April nineteen seventy four, the Carnation Revolution took place in Portugal, ending one of the oldest dictatorships in Europe and accelerating the independence in the Portuguese colonies in Africa, one of them in Angola, where a liberation war had erupted back in nineteen sixty one.