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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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Follow our live coverage of Cuba’s general elections through Granma and Granma International’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
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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.

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How do elections work in Cuba?

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THE Cuban election system is different from all others that exist around the world, and is young institutionally. Established in the 1976 Constitution, which took effect on February 24 that year, the People’s Power structure has been in place for more than 40 years. Among the elements that characterize elections here is the term unity, essential for the protection of the country’s independence. The country is led by a single party, that is not electoral in nature, does not nominate candidates, but serves as the guiding force in state affairs and society.

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Cuba to Host International Meeting on History, Art and Medicine

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Health curiosities and their links with history and art will be the main topics of the international colloquium Histarmed, which will bring together researchers from some 10 countries in Latin America and Europe, said organizers today. Specialists from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Spain and Italy, as well as the host country Cuba, will participate in Histarmed, organized by the Medical Sciences University of Havana, from March 8th.

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For the preservation of the thought and work of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz

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DURING a meeting presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Party Central Committee, a working group was established to prepare proposals to create an institution for the preservation of documentary heritage and the study and dissemination of the thought and work of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz.

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President Raúl Castro honors Revolution leaders with Work Hero title

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Cuban President Raul Castro has decorated three leaders of the 1959 Revolution with the title of “Work Hero of the Republic of Cuba.” The ceremony, held over the weekend in Havana’s Capitol building, home of the National Assembly, commemorated the 123rd anniversary of the beginning of what National Hero José Martí called Cuba’s ‘Necessary War.’

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Composer of Cuba’s national anthem honored

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This eastern city’s residents and invited guests gathered yesterday, February 18, to honor the patriot Pedro Figueredo, composer of the music and lyrics of Cuba’s national anthem, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Alongside the bust of Figueredo, at the foot of the statue of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes in the

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Speech by Commander-In-Chief Fidel Castro on his arrival in Havana on 8 January 1959

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The people are listening, the revolutionary fighters are listening, and the regular troops – whose fate is in our hands – are listening also. I believe this to be a turning point in our history: the tyranny has been overthrown. The rejoicing is immense. But there is still much to be done. We mustn’t fool ourselves into believing that the future will be easy; everything may be more difficult in the future.