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Tom Wilner: Obama has the Presidential Authority to Return Guantanamo to Cuba

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He is one of the most famous attorneys in Washington and perhaps the only one to have won several cases before the United States Supreme Court, and the system has changed the laws to return to the starting point. Thomas B. Wilner represented the detainees of Guantanamo in the trial that established their right to receive legal counsel, and in the two decisions where the Supreme Court confirmed the right of these detainees to habeas corups, but justice still remains to be done.

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Seven key points


It has been five months since Presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama announced on December 17 their intention to open a new chapter in relations between the United States and Cuba.
After an historic meeting between both leaders at the 7th Summit of the Americas, on May 21, the third round of conversations began in Washington, with the goal of advancing toward the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and the opening of embassies in both countries.

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Cuba gives go-ahead for 5 more foreign companies to invest in Mariel


Cuba has given the go-ahead for five more foreign companies to set up operations in the Mariel Special Development Zone, or ZEDM, a port and trade complex aimed at luring foreign investment, officials said at an international trade symposium in this capital. “Six companies have been approved (to date), five of them with 100 percent foreign capital,” the director of the ZEDM’s support office, Ana Teresa Igarza, was quoted as saying by Cuba’s official Prensa Latina news agency.

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Ballet Produced by Cuban and US Artists to Be Premiered in Havana


The ballet will also be presented at the Marti Theater in Havana. The renowned concert pianist will open the gala by playing the two most famous compositions of the Hail Mary, the version by Charles Gounod and Johann Sebastian Bach, and the one by Franz Schubert, pieces which are usually included in his concerts. “The light in Cuban eyes” portrays real pictures and interweaves the plasticity of dance with the loose Afro-Cuban rhythms.

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Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory to Receive Honor Award in Cuba


The Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory today will receive the Honor Award of the most important musical event in the Caribbean country: Cubadisco-2015, during the closing ceremony of this year”s edition The outstanding Russian school of music in which Tchaikovsky himself was a teacher in the nineteenth century, granted scholarships in the second half of the twentieth century to talented Cuban artists.

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Syrian Senior Leader to Bring to Cuba Solidarity Message


The deputy general secretary of the Syrian Arab Socialist Baath party, al-Hilal Hilal, assured that he will carry a message of fraternity and solidarity with the Cuban people, in its visit to Cuba on Monday.
The highest party leader will arrive in Havana accompanied by Abdel Nasser al-Chaifa, member of the Regional Command of the Baath party and president of the Syria-Cuba Friendship Association and Mohsen Bilal, former Minister of Information, to meet a busy working schedule.

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National Ballet of Cuba Sends Delegation to Festival in Colombia

National Ballet of Cuba

Relevant figures of the Cuban National Ballet will dance in the IX International Ballet Festival of Cali, Colombia, on June 7-14, the Cuban company announced. In representation of the artistic group, the first dancers Viengsay Valdés and Víctor Estévez will perform at the event a suite from the ballet Carmen, by Alberto Alonso, as well as the pas de deux of the Black Swan, and Don Quixote, two very famous classics from the 19th Century.

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Cuba and the United States to Discuss Health and Law Enforcement Issues

Josefina Vidal

Cuba and the United States will continue bilateral talks on a technical level, particularly on health and law enforcement, Foreign Ministry official Josefina Vidal announced in Washington at the end of the third round of negotiations to re-establish diplomatic relations.

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Cuba and the US, progress amid differences


Marked by deep differences and more than half a century of estrangement, Cuba and the United States are moving towards the resumption of diplomatic relations and cooperation on issues of common interest. The announcement of the Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama, on 17 December, to work according to the bilateral approach opened a new era between the two countries, waiting step to reach the normalization of ties. What we have done in these last four months can be considered an improvement, said to Cuban journalists here the head of the delegation of the island to Havana-Washington talks to restore diplomatic ties, Josefina Vidal.

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Cuban Vice President Highlights Monsignor Romero”s Legacy


The Cuban Vice president, Miguel Diaz Canel considered motivating and encouraging his visit to El Salvador for the beatification ceremony today of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero. In interview to Prensa Latina he assured that the beatification is part of a framework of motivations, historical relations, elements of what the Salvadorian government tries to do and of great connotation for the country, Latin America and the world.