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Extensive Repercussion in Cuba for World Tribute to Hugo Chavez

Chávez

Havana, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban media reflect today an extensive coverage on world expressions of grief and homage on the occasion of the death of the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. “The Greater Homeland will never forget Chavez,” publishes Granma newspaper, reviewing statements made by presidents, politicians, and personalities from Latin America, the Caribbean and other regions of the world after knowing the news.

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Habano Festival Begins in Cuba Today

festival del habano

Havana, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) With an unusual opening at the San Carlos de la Cabaña colonial fortress in Havana, the 15th Festival del Habano opens today, an event that highlights Cuban culture and traditions. Considered the world’s best hand-made premium cigar, the habano is feted each year through the holding of a week-long celebration.

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President Lukashenko Congratulates Cuban Head of State

Raúl Castro

Minsk, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Raul Castro on Tuesday on behalf of the Belarusian people and himself on his reelection as president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba. “I am confident that, under his leadership, Cuba will continue its decisive and consistent way in order to safeguard the economic and social achievements of the Revolution, defend national interests and moral values in the international arena,” said the president in a message.

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Chavez Congratulates his Cuban Counterpart Raul Castro

Chavez

Caracas, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, on Monday congratulated his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro for his ratification by the State Council. President Hugo Chavez, together with the people and government of Venezuela, sent its warmest congratulations to revolutionary leader Raul Castro, on his reelection as President of the Council of State of Cuba, said a statement from the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry.

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Esteban Lazo, New President of Cuban Parliament

Esteban Lazo

Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban legislador Esteban Lazo was elected today to preside over the National Assembly of the People’s Power in its Eighth Legislatura, installed today in this capital. Through direct and secret vote, the member of Parliament also confirmed Ana Maria Mari Machado as vice president and Miriam Brito as secretary, as they did in the previous period.

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Cuban Parliament Constituted in its Eighth Legislature

Parlamento cubano

Havana Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Eighth Legislature of the People’s National Assembly was constituted here today after deputies swear to their responsibilities as part of the supreme body of state power that represents the will of the people. In the Havana Convention Center, usual venue of Parliament, those elected in the elections of February 3 presented the certificates accrediting them as members and signed their oaths, with an attendance of 98.37 percent.

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Fidel Castro Meets with Russian Prime Minister

Fidel Castro

Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, met with Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, in a fraternal and friendly atmosphere, media reported in this capital today. According to the note, the exchange of views between them covered the impressions of the visit to Cuba of the Russian leader, the signing of important agreements between the two countries, and other international issues.

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Continuam diálogos de paz na Colômbia enfocados no tema agrário

Farc-ep

Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The talks between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the government of that country continue today in the capital, after a new call for the guerrillas to cease bilateral hostilities. At the Havana’s Conference Center, permanent venue of the conversations, the parties come to this third day of talks of this fifth cycle, while the issue of truce comes to light again not only in Havana but also in Colombia, where the armed conflict has already intensified in several areas of the country for more than 50 years.

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Portrait of an Indispensable Cuban

Vilma Espín

This book, Vilma: A Special Woman, an accurate portrait of an indispensable Cuban, brings back to us the heroine who loved everything she did, who changed the lives of numerous people and who proved that a delicate woman can also be the strongest pillar. “It’s a passionate work,” says Juan Carlos Rodríguez, director of Editorial Capitán San Luis and compiler of the text to be presented on February 22nd.

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New Irregularities at Illegal Guantanamo Prison Denounced

Prisión de Guantánamo

Washington, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) An official of the U.S. prison in the illegal naval base in Guantanamo, acknowledged at a hearing that military authorities placed hidden microphones to eavesdrop on inmates” conversations with their lawyers. Washington has a detention center at its military base located in Cuban territory against the will of the people and government of the Caribbean island.