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Vietnam has fulfilled Ho Chi Minh’s dream

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The best homage of the Vietnamese people to Ho Chi Minh is to have amply fulfilled his dream of building a nation ten times more beautiful, after the destruction unleashed on the country by the U.S. Army.

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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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The lost pages of Che’s diary

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IN 1968, the year after Ernesto Guevara de la Serna’s assassination, the first edition of El Diario del Che en Bolivia (Che’s Bolivian Diary) was published in Cuba. This edition lacked 13 pages that had been censored by the Bolivian military.

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Cuba and the magic of its cities

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It is the architectural diversity of Cuban cities which make them so magical; with a wide array of styles spanning five centuries; featuring colonial and pre-baroque buildings as well as others from the modern and post-modern era.

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Fidel’s role in Playa Girón recognized

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Fidel’s example of integrity and morale, the determining factor in Cuba’s triumph at Playa Girón, was recognized during an act celebrating the 56th anniversary of this historic event which has come to symbolize the heroism of the Cuban people.

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Céspedes honored on the 198th anniversary of his birth

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This April 18, on behalf of all Cubans, the people of Santiago de Cuba paid tribute to the man who initiated the nation’s independence struggles, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, on the 198th anniversary of his birth in Bayamo.

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Remembering Melba

Melba Hdez

She was from a family with a mambí heritage. She was one of those women who, in the 20th century, left her university title hanging next to her lawyer’s gown and devoted herself, body and soul, to the struggle against the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship.

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Lovers of the world’s best tobacco await upcoming annual event

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Havana is ready to host the Habano Festival’s 19th edition, February 27 through March 3, when the country’s most outstanding news for 2017 in this sphere will be unveiled. To be announced are details of new cigars, which attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to taste throughout the event.

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Cuba’s 10 best-selling books of 2016

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Ten titles were the deserving winners of the Readers Prize awarded by the Cuban Book Institute, presented this year to the highest selling works between January 2016 and January 2017, sales of which surpassed 70% of their first printing.