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Trip to La Castellana, work of love, trust and hope


“Dad…”, the young man said, from his seat in the craft workshop, to the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and president of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. When the president left, sounds of intense and crystalline emotion were heard behind him, of a boy happy for the meeting. It did not happen anywhere on the island, but in one where love is the one who will always have the last word: the La Castellana Psychopedagogical Medical Center, located in the capital’s municipality of Arroyo Naranjo.

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La era pos-Castro


Fidel se reía mucho de los planes de sus enemigos “para la era pos-Castro”. Un día dijo que mientras ellos hablaban de ese momento, él trabajaba para ese momento. Y vaya si les ganó de nuevo. Apenas una semana antes de cumplir los 96 años de nacido, y cuando ya lleva más de un lustro ausente, su nombre volvió a levantarse como el monumento que expresamente prohibió que se le hiciera. Cubanos de todas las edades que salieron a batirse con una catástrofe accidental sin pensar en los riesgos.

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Aleida Guevara: “Che is back again, with the shield over his arm”

Che aleida-niña-

When she was four years old, she saw, in the gloom of Mom’s room, Dad caressing Ernesto’s head, as if he were saying goodbye to the youngest of the children. A month after turning five, she heard Fidel Castro on television and there, while he was reading a farewell letter, she discovered her mother in tears. At the age of six, Aleida Guevara learned that “daddy”, as she says to Che, had died. October is definitely a sad month. She wears the same eyes and sometimes the smile gives her away more than the surnames.

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Fidel Castro: Those who lead are human not gods

Fidel human

Sculptor Enzo Gallo Chiapardi hurriedly crafted a bust of Fidel on the night before the Caravan of Liberty reached Havana, January 8, 1959, after triumphantly crossing the island following the Rebel Army’s victory. With the same speed, upon hearing the news of the sculpture erected near the Colombia military base, Fidel ordered that it be immediately removed, to the Italian artist’s dismay.

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Latin American brigadistas salute Fidel Castro and his people

Brigada solidaridad latinoamericana

With messages of admiration and support for the Cuban Revolution, over 180 friends from 16 countries – members of the 23rd Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity with Cuba Brigade – dedicated their stay on the island to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, on his 90th birthday.

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New Book Highlights Relevance of Fidel’s Address to Intellectuals


The book “Un texto absolutament vigente” (An Absolutely Current Text) gathers articles about the speech ” Words to intellectuals” given by Fidel Castro in 1961 and stresses the relevance of that address in today’s Cuba.

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A cannon salute for the Revolution and victory

cañonazo primero de enero

In a salute to the 57th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, 21 rounds of artillery were fired from the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress in Havana, to honor the homeland’s martyrs, our courageous people and the revolutionary victory. The firing of a battery of six 122 millimeter shells M-30, by 30 cadets from the Revolutionary Armed Forces’ General Antonio Maceo School resounded in the night air to welcome a new year of challenges.

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From Ireland: the Dalai Lama, Limerick and yours truly

University of Limerick

Posted in Cubadebate on April 29, 2011 in News, Reinaldo Taladrid A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann. A 90-minute ride from Dublin will take you to Limerick, a beautiful city where for various reasons great progress has been made in the last 20 years. This name seems to have very little meaning to most

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Raul Castro Sends Message to Cuban Combatants, People

Firma de Raúl

Cuban President Raul Castro sent a message of congratulations and gratitude, published in this capital Wednesday, to each and every participant in the military and mass parade held April 16. It was a march brimming with youth, in an irrefutable demonstration of support for the Cuban Revolution, Raul Castro stated. Fifty years have passed since

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Speech delivered during the closing ceremony of the Sixth Session of the Seventh Legislature of the National People’s Power Assembly

Raúl Castro

On my way here to attend this Assembly session, when I looked at the newspaper’s date, December 18, a simple historical event immediately came to my mind. It has been exactly 54 years ever since –back then we did not expect to live for so long, due to the circumstances surrounding us- when we were part of the newly-formed Rebel Army, which are today the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the Revolution in itself.