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Days of combat

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Rumors of the fighting were heard during the dawn hours. It was at a distance. I went out on the balcony. From the heights of Vedado, militia men ran down the hill as they finished buttoning their uniform shirts. Right away, the news began to spread. They had bombed the Ciudad Libertad airport. We were in the prelude to an imminent invasion, expected since the United States had broken diplomatic relations. We were on the eve of Playa Girón. (on the Bay of Pigs)

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Men who fell so the nation could rise

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Who would have believed that night of April 9, 1959, amidst the terror and the bloodshed, amidst the mourning and the sadness, that within eight months, the homeland would be free, that within eight months, the criminals would be defeated, that within eight months, that pack of fierce wolves – so brave when they walked the streets murdering defenseless people …

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French Festival in Cuba to Screen 14 Films

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The 21st French Film Festival will premiere 14 contemporary French feature films from April 11th to 22nd, said organizers of the event. The festival has scheduled more than 100 screenings during two weeks, which totals 24 productions that include three documentaries, five classic feature films and one cartoon.

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Mexicans Will Exhibit Cuban Work on Perez Prado

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The Mexican Independent Company ”Conjuro Teatro” will premiere at the City Theater ”Yo soy el rey del mambo,” by Cuban playwright Ulises Rodriguez, the House of Scenic Memory (CME) confirmed here today. Directed by Dana Stella Aguilar, the group will perform on April 13, 14 and 15 in the aforementioned hall, in the Mexican capital, with a stage performance that pays homage to Damaso Perez Prado.

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Fidel in the hearts of all

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The polished boulder bearing his name is a point of arrival and departure for many, experiencing a solemn moment that generates the awareness that here lies a father and a friend, the paradigm of the man who dreamed of a better world for all.

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The deep roots of a nation

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“… Our generation received the heritage, the spirit of everything that other generations did: the heritage of Céspedes and Yara; the heritage of Agramonte, Calixto García, Máximo Gómez; the heritage of Maceo, the heritage of this singular, extraordinary act that was the Baraguá Protest” Fidel Castro Ruz

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Cubans Remember 61st Anniversary of Presidential Palace Attack

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Cubans are remembering today the 61st Anniversary of the Attack on the Presidential Palace, the national news radio station ”Radio Reloj” in Havana and the death of student leader José Antonio Echeverría in March, 1957. Those armed actions were carried out by a group of youth from the Revolutionary Directorate, armed wing of the University Students Federation.

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Minute by minute: General elections in Cuba

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10:51 a.m. Another triumph in the Sierra Maestra

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Children Guard the Ballot Boxes in Cuban Elections

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Thousands of Cuban students from elementary and secondary schools guard today the ballot boxes of the second stage in the general elections 2017-2018 to select deputies to the Parliament and delegates to the Provincial Assemblies. For decades, the presencer of children and teenagers with their uniforms and school attributes, has given a distinctive touch to

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How is the President elected in Cuba?

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The person who becomes the President of Cuba’s Council of State is chosen through a process that entails several steps, with the people and their elected representatives participating directly. There is no need to dig through Cuba’s Election Law no.72, dated October 29, 1992, to find the answer. It is explicit, and Dr. José Luis Toledo Santander, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power Constitutional and Legal Affairs Commission, gets right to the point.