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Raul Castro advocates at UN for gender equality and women’s empowerment

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Remarks by Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, in his address to the Meeting on “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action”.

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UN Greets Cuba-U.S. Relations and Island Role in key Issues

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Cuban President, Raúl Castro, and the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, met here the eve in the context of the Summit on Sustainable Development that concludes today in New York. At the meeting, the Head of the U.N highlighted the process of normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States.

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Cuba’s Work in Protecting Rights of Children Stressed

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Organizations from the Cuban civil society highlighted here the island’s work in protecting and promoting the rights of children and adolescents. The experiences in the work towards the comprehensive protection of children and adolescents were the focus of a parallel panel discussion to the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council, running in this city.

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President Correa thanks Cuba for medical cooperation

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This past September, during the inauguration of an ambulatory clinic at Guayaquil’s Abel G. Pontón Hospital, President Rafael Correa reported that during his administration medical services have been doubled, with doctor visits increasing from 16 to 36 million, thanks to the Citizens Revolution and Cuban cooperation.
According to Cubaminrex website, Cuba’s collaboration began in 2012 with 75 medial professionals in Ecuador, a figure which has now reached 816, as a result of 11 agreements, nine with the country’s Ministry of Public Health and two with its Social Security Institute.

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Take 6 set to wow Cuban audiences

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Take 6 arrived in Havana with credentials that speak for themselves: over ten Grammy Awards, collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Quincy Jones, among others, and more than 15 albums, placing them at the forefront of U.S. vocal groups. The group formed by young university students rose to fame mainly due to its strong spiritual and creative convictions, in defense of jazz and gospel music, with its range expanding to include various African-American genres.

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CELAC welcomes agreement signed by Colombian government and the FARC-EP

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The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) expressed it’s satisfaction with the agreement on transitional justice signed this Wednesday in Havana. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) welcomed the agreement on transitional justice signed by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) this Wednesday in Havana, as part of the peace process seeking to put an end to the armed conflict in the country.

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Manipulate Silvio Rodriguez, Frei Betto or Pope words or make news about a no news

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222 communication media from 31 countries had covered the Pope’s visit to Cuba (1). As in the two previous papal visits (2), a legion of foreign journalists -more than a thousand- arrived to Cuba looking for the image, the event, the statement that became in a international news the Pope’s condemnation tothe Cuban government. But, they were left with honey on their lips again

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Colombia is advancing along the path to peace

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President Juan Manuel Santos in Havana, yesterday September 23, for the signing of a key section of the peace accord to end the Colombian conflict, said that he expects the negotiation process between his government and the FARC-EP to be completed within six months.

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Timoleón Jiménez: The agreement will be conducive to advancing the agenda

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The Chief of Staff of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP), Timoleón Jiménez, expressed his great satisfaction with the signing of an agreement regarding the creation of a Special Jurisdiction for Peace, in Havana on September 23.
He said that the step would generate an environment conducive to advancing with regards to the outstanding items on the peace talks’ agenda.

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Timeline: Colombia peace talks in Havana

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After almost three years of negotiations between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) in Havana, the two parties have taken another historic step in the process toward ending the political, social and military conflict which has been afflicting the country for over half a century.