Articles of Cuban President Raul Castro

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Raúl receives Angolan Minister of National Defense

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President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, yesterday afternoon, received Angola’s Minister of National Defense, Salviano de Jesús Sequeira, who is making an official visit to Cuba, on the invitation of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces.

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Cuban President Receives Prime Minister of Curacao


Cuban President Raul Castro received the prime minister and minister of general affairs of Curacao, Ivar Asjes, who is visiting Havana, the official newspaper Granma reported on Saturday. A press release says that Raul Castro, president of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers, held a fraternal meeting with Asjes on Friday afternoon. At the meeting, the two leaders exchanged opinions about the development of political ties and the opportunities to further boost trade and cooperation between the two countries, as well as other matters of regional interest.

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Term to Avoid Cuba”s Removal from Blacklist Expires in USA


The U.S. Congress has until today to decide on Cuba”s exclusion from the State Department”s list of alleged countries sponsoring international terrorism. The 45-day term will expire today. It was stipulated so the legislators -particularly those reluctant to the approach started in December 2014 between Washington and Havana- speak in favor of the decision notified on April 14 by President Barack Obama.

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Putin receives Raúl in the Kremlin

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Russian President, Vladimir Putin, received the Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz in the Kremlin with a strong embrace and thanked him for having traveled to the capital to participate in the celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of fascism’s defeat, which will take place on May 10, in the capital’s Red Square. Putin stated that he recalled “with affection” his last visit to Cuba, in 2014. In addition, he described diplomatic relations between Russia and the Island as long and historic, with the 55th anniversary of the reestablishment of said ties to be celebrated this Friday.

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French President to Arrive in Cuba Tomorrow


President of France, François Hollande, will arrive in Cuba tomorrow for an official visit. During his stay, Hollande will hold talks with Cuban President Raul Castro, and will carry out other activities, Granma newspaper reported. The President will arrive in Cuba from Guadalupe, as part of a Caribbean tour that also included the French overseas territories Martinique, St. Martin and St. Barts, and that will continue afterwards to Haiti. Hollande, of the Socialist Party (PS), became President of France in May 2012, after winning his opponent Nicolas Sarkozy -candidate of Union for a Popular Movement- in the second round of the elections.