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An annual review of work carried out in 2019 by Cuba’s 13 social missions in Venezuela

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A bilateral decision has been made to seek alternatives to overcome the empire’s attacks in sensitive areas, including efforts to revitalize the Barrio Adentro community health and sports missions; strengthen the Diabetes Patient Care Program, which currently has a presence in all 24 states; prepare 48 new Bolivarian apiary cores; reduce the illiteracy rate to 2% through Mission Robinson; and contribute to food self-sufficiency and the promotion of a new agro-productive culture with an impact in the country’s 24 states.

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A Fair of cultural resistance

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The 29th International Book Fair was officially inaugurated in Havana yesterday, and will continue here through February 16, to then travel across the country and conclude in the city of Santiago de Cuba, April 12. “Cuba, upholding the banners of freedom, independence, peace and justice; with the imperishable example of Fidel in the hearts of our people and many friends around the world who do not surrender, has made this encounter a reality, joining efforts and looking to the future with optimism,” stated Juan Rodríguez Cabrera, president of the Cuban Book Institute (ICL), upon opening the ceremony, held at the city’s San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, the Fair’s central venue.

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President Díaz-Canel congratulates the Cuban people as winners of the impossible

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The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, tweeted his best wishes for 2020 to the Cuban people, who he described as winners of the impossible, adding, “This is a good moment to propose another year of positive exceptionality #VamosPorMás #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad.” (#GoingForMore #WeAreCuba #WeAreContinuity)

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Díaz-Canel meets with UNEAC leaders to discuss media reflection of culture

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During the meeting with the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists, discussed were topics such as the application of science in the creation and distribution of audiovisual and radio productions, as part of the agenda for monitoring and updating agreements reached at the organization’s Ninth Congress

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The country that will not forget because we have memory and will protect it

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A culture of conservation of our historical memory must be created, not only taking action, but also training entities to sustain this work, emphasized the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, in his comments, Wednesday, in the Education, Culture, Science, Technology and Environment Committee, where the program underway to detain the deterioration of the nation’s documentary patrimony was discussed.

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“Our cinema has the duty to continue observing and telling what it sees”

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Our marvelous city, ancient, cheerful, spectacular, continues to captivate with its charm all those who visit. Argentine actor Gastón Pauls was in Cuba for the first time in the 2000 and fervently insists that he makes films to come to Havana. “Nineteen years ago I had the opportunity to open the festival with the presence of Fidel in the front row; it was very moving,” and since then, he has come 17 times.

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Abel Prieto named new president of Cuba’s Casa de las Americas

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Minister of Culture Alpidio Alonso presented, to the institution’s Board of Directors and staff, the appointment of writer and essayist Abel Prieto Jiménez as new president of the Casa de las Americas

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Art embraces Havana

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Every year, the Festival of New Latin American Cinema arrives as an obligatory event for lovers of good cinema and culture in general, and the 41st edition this December is not be missed.

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Who loses when cultural ties are severed?

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If at first I felt a mixture of indignation and stupor when reading the memorandum signed this week by U.S. President Donald Trump, drastically restricting the participation of federal entities in educational and cultural exchange programs with Cuba and three other countries, a second reading led me to think about how much the U.S. people will lose when deprived of these contacts and their contribution to spiritual life.

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Omara Portuondo says her Latin Grammy was accepted on behalf of Cuba

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In the name of Cuba, Omara Portuondo stated, she accepted the Latin Grammy for Musical Excellence, November 13, in Las Vegas. This sincere emotion was accompanied by another, according to the legendary singer, “I hold in my heart forever the memory of members of the D’Aida quartet, my colleagues in feeling and the Buena Vista Social Club, Aida Diestro, Elena Burque, Moraima Secada, HaydéePortuondo, César Portillo, José Antonio Méndez, Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo, Rubén González, and so many others, it hurts to mention, are with me here to receive this award.”