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Pope Francis Arrives in Cuba

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Pope Francis arrived in Cuba on his tenth trip abroad, which also includes a visit to the United States, where it will be until September 27th. The Alitalia flight AZ4000 that brought him from Rome touched Cuban soil at 15:51 local time with flags of the Vatican and Cuban waving in the cockpit.He was welcome at Havana Jose Marti International Airport by President Raul Castro and a group of children, who gave him flowers. Cardinal Jaime Ortega, archbishop of Havana was also part of the delegation that welcomed the Supreme Pontiff.

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Pope Francis in Cuba: Minute by minute…

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11.35.-Pope Francis is undertaking a revolution within the Catholic Church itself, which is why some, as well as considering him the leading statesman of his time, see him as a strong candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, stated Frei Betto at the press conference in Havana.

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Raúl receives UNESCO Director-General

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received Her Excellency Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), who is on an official visit to the island.

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Argentina’s President Honored for Invitation to Pope’s Mass in Cuba

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Cristina Fernandez calls attend Mass honor of the Pope in Cuba Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, today described as an honor the invitation to attend an historic event in Cuba as the Mass of Pope Francis, scheduled for tomorrow in the Plaza of the Revolution.

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Cuba officially has an ambassador in the United States

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This Thursday, September 17, Cuban diplomat José Ramón Cabañas presented his credentials to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to officially become the first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the island to Washington in over half a century. “Exchanging ambassadors since ancient times is a sign of normality and respect among nations,” Cabañas told Granma.

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Pope Francis arrives tomorrow

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Pope Francis, the Pontiff of the Catholic Church and Vatican City head of state will arrive in Cuba Saturday, September 19 to begin an apostolic visit which will continue through the 22nd. The Pope will have a courtesy meeting with the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Raúl Castro Ruz, and complete a program of pastoral activities in Havana, Holguín and Santiago de Cuba.

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The Rolling Stones to play in Havana

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Keith Richards himself, currently in Paris, has confirmed that negations with Cuban authorities are taking place. The Stones guitarist, celebrating the release of his third solo album, Crosseyed heart, also reported that after the opening of U.S. and Cuban embassies in both countries, and the Pope’s upcoming visit, there is a genuine chance that the band could perform in Cuba.

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Cuban television to broadcast a video message from Pope Francis

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This Thursday, September 17, at 8.30 p.m., Cuban Television’s Information System with broadcast a video message from Pope Francis to the Cuban people, in the lead up to his apostolic visit to the island, scheduled for September 19-22.

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Cuba presents report on the need to end the blockade

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Today, September 16, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla presented, to the press, the United Nations Report 69/5, entitled “The Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.” Rodríguez denounced the damage caused by this hostile policy for over five decades, which has cost the country billions, and has hampered the comprehensive development of Cuba’s children and youth.

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Days of action to end the blockade begin in Washington

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Beginning today, September 16, are three days of action in the U.S. capital demanding an end to the blockade of Cuba. The events are co-sponsored by IFCO/Pastors for Peace, the Institute for Policy Studies, International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity for the Peoples, National Network on Cuba and the Venceremos Brigade, with the support of parallel events in several other cities across the United States, as well as in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.