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Education in Cuba & the 2030 Agenda

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There is no doubt that education occupies a key place in the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and is vital to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). For a country such as Cuba, where education (free, mandatory, and universal) is a fundamental pillar of its social system, and which has sent its teachers and professors to offer solidary help

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Cuba to host important biennial Cepal meeting

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Cuba will be the site of the 37th period of sessions of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal), hosting the regional organization’s most important biennial meeting, May 7-11 in Havana. The designation of Cuba as the host was agreed upon by member countries at the conclusion of the last period of sessions, held in May of 2016, in Mexico City.

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Behind the vanguard: Fruitful and inclusive arts education

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The broad and diverse cultural festival entitled “Artes de Cuba: From the Island to The World,” to take place May 8 through June 3 in Washington’s Kennedy Center, reflects the island’s sustained and fruitful arts education program, key to the training of new talent

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A Revolution made with love

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Twenty-two adolescents at the Solidarity with Panama special education school celebrated their 15th birthdays last night with a very special guest: Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz. Few dates in the life of a young person are more fondly remembered than a fifteenth birthday party. The white dress, the waltz, the flowers, the photos, the nerves, the company of one’s parents and the first love… and of course the toast.

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A laboratory of champions

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Boxers Robeisy Ramírez and Lázaro Álvarez, and gymnast Manrique Larduet are not only some of the athletes from whom we expect to see outstanding results in the upcoming Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, but also students at the Manuel Fajardo University of Physical Culture and Sports Science (UCCFD).

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Nothing can stop young Cubans

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CUBA has a lot to show the world and to be proud of, as noted by more than 400 young people and experts who participated in the “Thinking the Americas” Youth Forum, held at the University of Havana, as part of activities in the lead up to the 8th Summit of the Americas.

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Federation of University Students names Raúl Castro delegate of honor to it 9th Congress

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The Federation of University Students (FEU), this past Saturday, named as a delegate of honor to its 9th Congress, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers.

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Cuba Defends Children Rights, UNICEF Says

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Cuba is defending worldwide the promotion and protection of the rights of children, said Maria Cristina Perceval, UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Perceval talked to Prensa Latina about Cuban achievements after concluding a forum in this capital on children’s right to grow up in a family.

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High demand products available in remote areas served by Plan Turquino

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The Ministry of Domestic Commerce’s policy for remote areas served by Plan Turquino is to prioritize the availability of high demand products for residents in all regions of the country, including industrial and personal hygiene items, as well as more economical lines generally sold in higher end retail outlets, explained Mary Blanca Ortega Barredo, Minister of Domestic Commerce, during a visit to stores located in this mountain municipality.

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An invaluable arm of our education

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An unexpected shine appears in the eyes of its first students, when they observe the young soldiers now attending the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) military academy, the General Antonio Maceo Escuela Interarmas. Their pride in being part of this indispensable arm of Cuba’s educational system moved them yesterday, February 7, during the commemoration and military ceremony held on the occasion of the school’s 55th anniversary.