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The pride of a red scarf

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As every year, the “José Martí” Pioneer Organization (OPJM), carries out within its pioneering processes, the Change of Attribute, and taking advantage of the month of October full of history, it was held in greeting to the Camilo-Che Day, to the 103rd anniversary of the birth of the first pioneer martyr Paquito González Cueto and also in tribute to the Day of Cuban Culture. More than nine thousand third grade students in Granma province changed their blue scarves for red ones and from Moncadista pioneers.

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Brigade of Art Instructors comes of age in Cuba


Eighteen years after its foundation, the José Martí Brigade of Art Instructors celebrates its coming of age with the display of a broad agenda of activities from all aesthetic expressions. Just on the date marked on the island for the Day of Cuban Culture (October 20), the brigade stands out as a space for the dissemination and defense of traditions, popular practices and artistic manifestations, which -by its hand- reach the communities most remote of the largest of the Antilles.

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President of Cuba judges universities as the future of the country


President of Cuba judges universities as the future of the countryHavana, July 19 (Latin press) The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, said today that universities are the future of the country, when celebrating on this date the 45th anniversary of the Ministry of Higher Education. On his Twitter account, the president congratulated teachers, workers and students of this education and recalled the years when he worked in that body. That period of work there brought me closer to universities.

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Racism: A barbarity to be eradicated


Racism – that barbaric myth of our time – lies in the subconscious and must be eliminated altogether. It is the child of prejudice, another scar on the human species that does as much psychological damage to the victim as the perpetrator. Anthropologist Ashley Montagu, in a dramatic statement, said, “The fallacy of race is the most damaging of human myths.”

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Hope prevails in nine Cuban schools comprehensively addressing autism

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The hermetic world of children with autistic spectrum disorders, full of enigmas, is brightened with the light of hope, thanks to a heavy dose of love, affection, and dedication from staff working at the country’s educational institutions specialized in supporting them.
The Héroes del Moncada School is one of these, located in a historic mansion under the sponsorship of the Camagüey City.

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UNESCO recognizes Cuba’s leadership in education


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized the results of Cuba’s work to achieve quality, inclusive education in the 2020 Global Monitoring Report on Education for All -known as the GEM report. This global monitoring mechanism is used to evaluate progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDA) No. 4: Ensure inclusive, equitable, quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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Cuban schools to launch automation and robotics studies

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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez reviewed progress made on national educational programs during a meeting to examine results from a regional comparative-explanative study coordinated by the Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of Educational Quality, established in 1994 at the request of regional ministries. A national television report noted that Cuba participated in the first two studies, in 1997 and 2006, and now the fourth, conducted May 30-31, 2019, with tests administered to students in third and sixth grades, in 251 primary schools across the country.

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Díaz-Canel tours recently renovated facilities in Havana

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Early this morning, August 28, The President of Cuba´s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, today toured recently renovated educational facilities in Havana.The school will open its doors September 2 with an enrollment of 360 students and a full staff.

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A great effort to ensure the successful opening of 2019-2020 school year

A great effort to ensure the successful opening of 2019-2020 school year

The country has made a great effort to provide essential resources to guarantee a successful opening of the academic year. “Given the economic situation we face,” Education Minister Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella stated during a press conference, “we have insisted on savings, careful use of resources, and extending the useful life of everything we have in our schools, as tasks of the highest priority.”

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Some 200 young Colombians travel to Cuba to study medicine

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On August 13, a group of young Colombians traveled to Havana to begin their studies at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), as part of an initiative of the Cuban government to support reintegration of participants in the country’s long conflict, with the signing of a Peace Agreement. The selection of the date was not a random decision; but rather intentional, to honor a person who conceived a new way of seeing medicine and turned a profession, which, like others under capitalism, was seen as a safe route to financial success for those who could pay for medical school, to a profession of service, dedication, and solidarity.