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The country celebrates its good fortune

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Cuba continues celebrations for another anniversary of the Revolution, a tribute to the hard-working people who have made it possible. After a January 1 when all of Cuba danced, the Ministry of Culture and local institutions announced the continuation of performances by children’s choirs and concert bands.

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From where the palms grow

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In this landscape, where slender palms grow, alongside intense colors that were never for sale, a human canvas was painted marked by the hopes of those who took up arms and worked hard: men-children with unkempt beards and hair falling onto their rebellious shoulders, young women made powerful by their strong souls and fierce pride.

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Alicia defies time

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Alicia – our Alicia – on this island of hers there is no need to use her surname, celebrated her 97th birthday surrounded by the affection, admiration, and respect, not only of her compatriots, but of the entire legion of admirers across the four corners of the world.

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2018 Cuba International Book Fair approaching

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A bicycle piled high with books features on the poster for the 27th International Book Fair Cuba 2018, taking place in Havana February 1-11 and then across the country before ending May 13, in Santiago de Cuba.

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A new moon for playwright Amado del Pino

Amado del Pino

In the Tribute Colloquium to Amado del Pino held in the Dulce María Loynaz Cultural Center, theater critic Osvaldo Cano said of the playwright: “Amado had the great merit of weaving networks of friendship, he was passionate and excessive, an intense Cuban.” Photo: Courtesy of Alejandro Palomino

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Fidel and his special focus on culture

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Fidel placed particular emphasis on the development of Cuban culture from the very first, intense years of the Revolution. He is closely linked to the foundation of the most important and renowned cultural institutions of the island.

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Martí lives on

Marti

He was not seeking death, as some have erroneously contended, although José Martí was well aware of the very real possibility in wartime. It was logical that he should comment in his correspondence from the field to his Mexican friend Manuel Mercado: “I can write now… I am in danger of giving my life for the country every day.”

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Ernesto Guevara Memorial Complex undergoing restoration

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Restoration works are being undertaken on the Che Guevara Memorial Complex in the city of Santa Clara, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the guerilla hero’s death, and 20 years since his remains were laid to rest at the site.

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Those who make Cuban music honored

Distincion por la cultura

A group of respected Cuban musicians were awarded the National Culture Distinction last night, May 17, in a ceremony at Havana’s José Martí Memorial, attended by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, Political Bureau member and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers.

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Notes on middle school

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JUST a few weeks before the 2016-2017 academic year draws to a close, the Ministry of Education Middle School National Directorate released information on how schools at this level have performed.