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Ceremony to mark 40th anniversary of Operation Carlota

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As a symbol of Cuba’s internationalism, a cultural-political act and military parade to commemorate the solidarity and military support of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba to the People’s Republic of Angola was held today, marking the 40th anniversary of the start of Operation Carlota. At the former Triunvirato sugar plantation in Matanzas, now the RebelSlaveMuseum, the ceremony was presided over by theFirst Vice President ofthe Councils of Stateand Ministers, Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, EstebanLazo,president of the Cubanparliament,andother members of the Party’s Politburo.

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Raúl meets with Army General Do Ba Ty

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, met with Army General Do Ba Ty, deputy minister of Defense and Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, together with the delegation accompanying him, on Wednesday, October 28. The General is on an official visit to the island following an invitation from the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces.

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We will continue to work for the lifting of the blockade

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“It is disappointing that the United States has voted against our resolution,” said Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla in a press conference following the overwhelming vote in the UN General Assembly calling for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba. Rodríguez described the U.S. vote as unfounded, and reiterated that, as long as the blockade continues to be strictly enforced, the General Assembly will continue condemning it.

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“For Algeria any assistance it may need”


In the early hours of October 22, 1963, the Aracelio Iglesias merchant ship arrived in Oran, Algeria’s second city, in the northwest of the country, where a column disembarked before being transported by rail in 42 open cars and 12 carriages some 80km to the fort built by the French Foreign Legion in Bedeau, near the town of Ras el Ma.

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East-West Invasion commemorated in Mangos de Baraguá

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The importance of Cuban liberation struggles, and the East-West Invasion led by troops from the Liberation Army, was commemorated in Mangos de Baraguá October 22, on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the start of the historic campaign, launched from this revered site by Major General An­to­nio Maceo.

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Book Fidel Castro: Guerillero del Tiempo presented in Shanghai

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The launch of the Mandarin edition, which has already been presented in Beijing and will soon be unveiled in the southern province of Guangzhou, is just one of the many activities being carried out this year by the Cuban embassy in China to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

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Lest we forget

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René González Barrios, president of the Cuban History Institute, yesterday October 13, opened the conference entitled ‘The Cuban Revolution: Genesis and Historic Development’ asserting that the Cuban Revolution is one of the most important processes in the history of humanity, and there are many reasons to study it, to evaluate and extract lessons from both the gains achieved and the errors committed in the construction of socialism.

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Walking New York With Cuba’s Revolutionary Poet


Which way to walk in an endless city? Where to start when a place has so much to offer? Toward the Hudson or the East River? Broadway or Wall Street? Central Park or Greenwich Village? Zuccotti Park or the Empire State Building? The enormous scar of Ground Zero or the Statue of Liberty? To see a little of everything or a little bit in depth? What happens if you walk with the nineteenth century veil of José Martí’s New York chronicles?

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Images of greatness

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President Raúl Castro Ruz congratulates Juventud Rebelde on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and the opening of a photographic exhibit entitled A Rebel in Rebelde, featuring photos of Fidel taken by the newspaper’s staff.

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Cuba’s participation in Pan African music festival recognized

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The Republic of Congo, August 5, 2015. Cuba’s participation as guest country of honor in the 10th edition of the Pan African Music Festival (FESPAM) was the motive for the meeting held between Jean-Claude Gakosso, Congolese minister of Culture and Arts and Maydolis B. Sosa Hilton, Cuba’s acting ambassador in this country. Minister Gakosso expressed his profound gratitude to the Cuban diplomatic delegation in Brazzaville and the county’s Ministry of Culture for participating in the recently concluded Music Festival, which saw performances by the emblematic Aragón orchestra