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15th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium


In the prologue to his novel Green hills of Africa, Ernest Hemingway states, “The author has attempted to write an absolutely true book.” 80 years after its first publication, the International Colloquium bearing his name is once again attempting to generate a greater and more profound understanding of this important author of U.S. and global literature.

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A better world is not only possible, but necessary

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Miguel Díaz-Canel, First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, declared yesterday, June 11, during his remarks to the Peoples’ Summit, that not only is a better world possible, but in fact necessary for the survival of humanity. The event coincided with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)-European Union Summit, also held in Brussels.

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Salvador Valdés Mesa heads Cuban delegation to the 25th African Union Summit

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Salvador Valdés Mesa, vice president of the Council of State, is heading the Cuban delegation to the 25th African Union Summit, to be held on June 14-15 in South Africa. The Cuban delegation also includes Ana Teresita González Fraga, vice minister of Foreign Affairs; Juan Manuel Rodríguez Vázquez and Carlos Fernández de Cossío Domínguez, Cuban ambassadors to the African Union and South Africa, respectively; as well as other Foreign Ministry officials.

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New areas of study next year

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During the 2015-2016 academic year, beginning in September, high school students in professional-technical programs (ETP) will have three new options: social work, textiles and spinning. Although enrollment in these areas of study will be available only in the provinces of La Habana, Villa Clara and Holguín, the additions reflect efforts to broaden training available to the country’s future workforce.

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CELAC-EU Condemn Blockade to Cuba and Support Colombian Peace Talks


Rejection to the US blockade against Cuba and support to dialog in Colombia were among the main topic in the inaugural address of the Summit of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU). During the inauguration ceremony, European Council President Donald Tusk, announced the blocs decision to promote a trust fund to support post-conflict actions. Tusk praised the peace dialog being carried out by the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia.

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Kuwait Supports Rehabilitation of Cuban Water Supply Networks


The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, has maintained an important cooperation with Cuba in the rehabilitation of water supply networks in several provinces and the capital, according to an official from that institution attending the Cubagua-2015 forum, running here. In conversation with Prensa Latina, the manager of that mechanism for this region, Abdullah Kh al-Musaibeeh, stated that about four cooperation projects are being implemented in Santiago de Cuba, Holguin and Havana.

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Havana”s Historic District, Ideal Platform for Biennial


The Office of the Historian of Havana (OHCH), located in the capital”s historic district, is reaffirmed today as a perfect area for the activities of the current 12th Biennial of Havana. That space, located in the heart of Old Havana, has offered almost completely its facilities and galleries and even private homes that since May 22 are used as a special stage for the great event of visual arts. More than one dozen of collateral exhibitions are placed in the historic district, which, according to expert Liset Valderrama, demonstrate the adaptation and versatility of the institution’s spaces for those purposes.

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Vice President Díaz–Canel leads Cuban delegation to CELAC-European Union Summit


First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez is leading the country’s delegation to the 2nd Summit between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union, scheduled June 10-11 in Brussels.

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U.S. State Department identifies Posada Carriles as planner of 1976 terrorist attack

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A declassified 1976 State Department document identifies Luis Posada Ca rriles as the most likely author of a terrorist attack on a Cuban airliner that year which took the lives of all 76 passengers aboard.
The memorandum, released June 3, illustrates the department’s concern regarding ties between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and extremist Cuban émigré groups in South Florida.

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Díaz-Canel visits new packaging plant

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Cuban Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Durante visited a new packaging plant outside the provincial capital of Pinar del Río, where the latest technology is been installed to manufacture foldable boxes. Destined to primarily serve the pharmaceutical industry, the plant should begin operations in the second half of 2016, and will subsequently be expanded.