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Paris 2015: Binding agreement in climate change needed

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The United Nations Conference on Climate Change continued its work sessions the first week of December, with representatives from 195 countries focused on establishing an international agreement to put a brake on rising temperatures, limiting the increase to two degrees Celsius with respect to the planet’s pre-industrial average. The COP21 High Level Segment took place December 7-8, with remarks made by heads of state and delegation leaders, as a compliment to the meeting held to initiate the summit.

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National Assembly to focus on economy

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The economy’s 2015 performance and projections for the coming year, including the proposed state budget, will be the focus of analysis during the National Assembly of People’s Power upcoming Sixth Period of Ordinary Sessions, scheduled to open December 29. Also on the agenda is the election of justices to the People’s Supreme Court.

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Tribute to those who fell in defense of freedom

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The military ceremony held this Monday to mark the 119th anniversary of the death in combat of Major General Antonio Maceo and his assistant, Captain Panchito Gómez Toro, was also an occasion to commemorate the posthumous tribute which began 26 years ago, through Operación Tributo (Operation Tribute), with the transfer of the remains of those Cubans who lost their lives fighting in Angola and elsewhere in Africa.

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Message from Raúl to Maduro

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Message from Raúl to Maduro
We will always be with you, Army General Raúl Castro expressed, in a message sent to the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, following the legislative elections held this Sunday

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I’m going to study in Cuba

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Upon reading his surnames, it is immediately clear that his father is not Cuban. He later confirms this in conversation, “My father is from Zimbabwe. He and my mother met when he was studying here.” This could be one of many stories of young foreign students who come to pursue their higher education at Cuban institutions, which have seen over 60,000 international professionals graduate.

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Los Portales explores the world

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As 2015 draws to a close, Los Portales S.A. (a joint enterprise created by Cuba’s Corporación Alimentaria and the Nestle Group) will complete two decades of existence, having reached monthly sales of eight million CUC within the national market.

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Movie lovers descend on Havana

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Festival president Iván Giroud commented in his opening remarks that the event occurs this year in a different environment, at a time when the world is facing new challenges, threats and uncertainty, in which organizers have as their first priority protecting Latin American cinema, implementing policies of promotion, preservation and development.

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6th Round of Negotiations between Cuba and the EU concludes

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European Union and Cuba negotiating teams, led by Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary-General in charge of Economic and Global Issues at the European External Action Service and Abelardo Moreno Fernández, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cuba, met on December 1-2, 2015 in Brussels to hold the Sixth Round of Negotiations concerning the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which has been under negotiation by the two parties since April last year.

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The fight against climate change hits the international agenda

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“THE Paris Conference will, without question, not resolve everything, but nothing can be resolved without it (…) All of us know that combating global warming is more than just an environmental matter (…) Together, let us make the Paris Climate Conference the historic success the world is waiting for.” With these words Laurent Fabius opened the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris.

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The road to victory begins

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Where the expeditionaries landed, the sea was shallow and calm. Three men jumped from the boat. Juan Almeida observed, “At first the water reached their waists, then their chests, their chins … then again, below their necks, their chests. With the rope in their hands, they reached the mangroves and tied it off. Now they jump in, one at a time. The heavier men sink into the mud when they jump, the lighter ones help them out.”