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The oldest prisoner of the Guantánamo naval base is released


Guantanamo’s longest-serving prisoner has been freed after nearly two decades in detention without charge. Saifullah Paracha, 75, was transferred to the detention center in 2004 after his capture in an FBI operation in Thailand. Paracha, who was 56 at the time, was accused of meeting with Osama bin Laden and helping the 9/11 orchestrators “facilitate financial transactions and propaganda.” The Pakistani national, who was never charged with a crime but was deemed too dangerous to be released, has since been repatriated, the Pakistani government said in a statement.

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The terraces of Maisí, in Cuba, among the first 100 world geological heritage sites


The marine and coral terraces of Maisí, in the far east of Cuba, have been included in the list of the First 100 Geological Heritage Sites on the planet, presented by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) during an event in which it celebrates its 60th anniversary between this Tuesday and Friday in Zumaia, a UNESCO global geopark on the Basque Coast, Spain. The “top 100” list includes sites spread across 56 countries.

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Earthquake of 3.4 Richter degrees affected Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo at dawn


An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 on the Richter scale has alarmed thousands of residents of the cities of Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo in the early hours of this Sunday, August 28. Being 1:46 a.m. there were not a few inhabitants who jumped out of bed, or those who were frightened in the midst of the darkness in which many lived in silence due to the scheduled blackout. The epicenter of the tremor was located 40 kilometers southwest of Caimanera, at a depth of 21 kilometers.

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Guantánamo: Resisting an illegal occupation for 120 years


The Guantánamo Naval Base is evidence of U.S. geopolitical and economic interests, riding roughshod over Cuba’s sovereignty and harming the Cuban people. This was noted by historian José Sánchez Guerra, during the “Theoretical Encounter: 120 Years of the Yankee Military Presence in Guantánamo,” held at the University of Medical Sciences of this territory; as part of which professors, social science researchers and university students

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Activists around the world call for the closure of all U.S. military bases

Base Guantánamo

ON February 23, coinciding with the 115th anniversary of the occupation of part of the territory of Guantánamo by a U.S. naval base, several pacifist groups plan to hold a major protests worldwide to demand the closure of the military base. With various initiatives that include mobilizations, messages in alternative and, where possible, more traditional media outlets, concerts and other cultural activities, activists will seek to call public attention to the issue, especially in the United States.

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Over 1,300 families living in remote areas receive building supplies

Construccion Guantánamo

A total of 1,379 families living in remote areas, whose homes were completely destroyed by Hurricane Matthew, have to date received essential materials to rebuild their houses. The state has provided families with 18 zinc roofing panels, 20 bags of cement, a sink, cables and screws for those living in areas with electricity; while beneficiaries themselves are responsible for obtaining wood, sourced primarily from palm trees and others brought down by the storm.

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Díaz-Canel visits municipalities affected by Hurricane Mathew

Diaz canel Guantanamo

On November 9, Party Political Bureau member and First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, visited Baracoa and Maisí, the municipalities most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to various press reports.

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Neighborhood debates kick off in Guantánamo

Guantanamo vecinos

Committees for the Defense of the Revolution in this heroic town, which borders the illegal U.S. Naval Base in Guan­tánamo, inaugurated activities aimed at discussing and strengthening values (especially anti-imperialism), which will continue across the country through March 2017.

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Venezuelan ship arrives in Santiago de Cuba with aid following Hurricane Matthew

Donacion Venezuela Samtiago

During the welcome ceremony, Milagro Rodríguez, counselor of the Venezuelan Embassy in Cuba, speaking on behalf of President Nicolás Maduro, noted the affection and fraternity expressed through 327 tons of equipment and various materials that will contribute to restoring damaged areas.

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Eastern provinces recovering


Solidarity is arriving in areas hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, with recovery efforts beginning without delay. There is much to do, and willpower is not lacking. Photo gallery features scenes along the highway between Imias and Maisí, in Guantánamo province, where the category 4 hurricane made landfall October 4.