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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.

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Cubans celebrate Educator’s day and triumph of the literacy campaign

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Today, December 22, the main act commemorating the completion of the “National Literacy Campaign,” announced on this date in 1961, will be held at the emblematic Ciudad Escolar Libertad’s Pedagogical Scientific Complex.

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Fidel’s unwavering confidence in victory

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The Comandante en Jefe’s unwavering confidence in victory was recalled, and the reality that he continues to inspire the nation reaffirmed, during an event presided by Comandantes Ramiro Valdés Menéndez and Guillermo García Frías, on the 60th anniversary of this historic event which took place here, some 30 kilometers from the municipal seat, Media Luna.

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Fidel & Raúl honor Comandante de la Revolución Juan Almeida

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Floral wreaths Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro and Army General Raúl Castro were presented during a tribute to Comandante de la Revolución Juan Almeida Bosque, commemorating the 7th anniversary of his death, yesterday September 11, in this mountain community, in the municipality of Contramaestre, Santiago de Cuba province.

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The fearless Haydée and Melba

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Melba Hernández Rodríguez and Haydée Santamaría Cuadrado participated in the July 26 assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons, for which they were imprisoned. The writer and journalist Raúl Valdés Vivó used to call them the “fearless flowers”, evoking the long nights the two heroines suffered in the basement of the Moncada Garrison, listening to the screams of the tortured, the bursts of gunfire signalling the cold-blooded murder of their compañeros, surrounded by death.

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We will know how to meet this new challenge

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Expressing the sentiments of the Cuban people and millions of friends throughout the world, the Second Secretary of the Party Central Committee, José Ramón Machado Ventura, began his speech during the central act for National Rebellion Day this July 26, by conveying the warmest congratulations to Fidel Castro Ruz, on his upcoming 90th birthday.

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Moncada Attack: Lessons From the Birth of the Cuban Revolution

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In 1953, when virtually all the progressive and revolutionary forces in Cuba offered no viable solution to oppose the U.S.-backed Batista dictatorship, Fidel Castro and his comrades did indeed work out a path. It was a route characterized by game-changing statements inexorably coupled with exceptionally courageous deeds, out of which emerged the July 26 Movement.

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Principal celebration of National Rebellion Day tomorrow, in Sancti Spíritus

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Tomorrow, July 26, at 7:00am, in the city’s Serafín Sánchez Valdivia Plaza de la Revolución, the principal national commemoration of the 63rd anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons will take place. The central remarks in honor of National Rebellion Day will be made by Second Party Secretary and Vice President of the Councils of State and Minister José Ramón Machado Ventura.