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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.

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New Book Highlights Relevance of Fidel’s Address to Intellectuals

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The book “Un texto absolutament vigente” (An Absolutely Current Text) gathers articles about the speech ” Words to intellectuals” given by Fidel Castro in 1961 and stresses the relevance of that address in today’s Cuba.

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Venezuela celebrates 205 years since the Declaration of Independence

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Venezuela declared its independence from Spain 205 years ago, with a statement adopted by a congress of Venezuelan provinces on July 5, 1811. The signing of this document was the continuation of the popular movement initiated on April 19, 1810, by the Municipal Council of Caracas.

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A tribute to tenderness and mettle

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In the presence of Lázaro Expósito Canto, first Party Secretary in the province, and Reinaldo García Zapata, president of the Provincial Assembly, members of the José Martí Honor Guard placed the wreath which was unveiled by two veterans of the Revolution.

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Cuban education: A Revolutionary achievement

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1959 marked a watershed in Cuban history. Tyranny had left an unsavory legacy across all spheres of society including education: of a population of five and a half million, 23.6% people over the age of 15 were illiterate.

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Vilma Espín, a role model for Cuban women

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Vilma Espín Guillois, born in Santiago de Cuba 86 years ago, on April 7, 1930, was characterized by her human qualities, including strong family principles, a sense of justice and condemnation of lies, banality and superficiality (1). Despite her comfortable background, she rejected the social situation she witnessed in Cuba, wondering, “Why are there beggars on the street?” and questioning as to how to solve the problem (2).

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Brother Obama

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The Spanish kings brought us the conquistadors and landowners; their imprints remained in the circular mounds of earth assigned to the gold prospectors in the river sand, an abusive and shameful form of exploitation whose vestiges can be seen from the air at many sites in the country.

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Tribute from a grateful homeland

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March 13, 1957 will continue to be a historic date that resonates with Cubans. Over the coming days, Cuban university students, members of the Revolutionary Directorate of the time and patriots in general, will commemorate, as they do every year, the assault on the Presidential Palace, on March 13, 1957

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The world’s best tobacco grows in Cuba

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It was 1492 in Cuba, when the Spanish expedition led by Christopher Columbus saw tobacco for the first time in the so-called New World. According to historians, Cuba’s original Tainos rolled and lit some mysterious leaves they called cohiba, in a ceremony as yet unknown to Europeans.

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Cuban youth march for the homeland

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On the evening of January 27, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz attended the March of the Torches in honor of national hero José Martí, commemorating the 163rd anniversary of his birth. The Cuban President was accompanied by former Presidents of Uruguay, José (Pepe) Mujica, and the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández.