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Statement by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister foreign affairs of Cuba, at the ceremony to re-open the Cuban embassy in United Estates

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“The flag that we revere at the entrance of this room is the same that was hauled down here 54 years ago, which was zealously kept in Florida by a family of liberators and later on by the Museum of our eastern city of Las Tunas, as a sort of premonition that this day would certainly come. Flying once again in this place is the lone-star flag which embodies the generous blood that was shed, the sacrifices made and the struggle waged for more than one hundred years by our people for their national independence and full self-determination, facing the most serious challenges and risks.”

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Cuban Flag Raises in the State Department in Washington


The Cuban flag was raised today at the headquarters of the State Department as part of the actions implemented within the process of diplomatic ties restoration between the United States and Cuba.The Cuban flag now stands alongside over 150 others, placed in alphabetical order, at the reception of the Federal body responsable for Foreign Relations. Within a few hours, the national flag will wave also at the embassy of Cuba, in a ceremony of about 15 minutes, to make oficial the restoration of relations, interrupted by Washington’s decision 54 years ago.

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US Interests Section in Cuba Upgraded to Embassy

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US officials confirmed on Monday that diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba were reestablished and that the Interests Section was officially upgraded to an embassy. In a press release, the US diplomatic representation points out that the event was in tune with the announcement made on July 1 by President Barak Obama. The US Interests Section became “the Embassy of the United States in Havana and will continue its diplomatic functions from its venue on Malecon, under the leadership of Ad Interim Business Attaché Jeffrey DeLaurentis”.

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Book on Raúl Castro to be presented to National Assembly

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The book Raúl Castro, un hombre en Revolución (Raúl Castro: A man in Revolution) by Nicolai S. Leonor, will be presented this morning during a special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power.
The book Raúl Castro, un hombre en Revolución (Raúl Castro: A man in Revolution) by Nicolai S. Leonor, will be presented this Tuesday at 9.00am during a special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, with the participation of the deputies of this legislative body.

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Preparations to celebrate 62nd anniversary of the Assault on the Moncada Barracks and 500th anniversary of the founding of Santiago

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The emblematic site of the Moncada Barracks is preparing to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the heroic deeds lead by Fidel Castro on July 26, 1953, and the 500th anniversary of the founding of Santiago. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, in the midst of the prevailing excitement surrounding the visit of the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, announced on July 23 last year in Céspedes Park, that both events would be celebrated this year at the same time as the assault of 1953.

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Eusebio Leal was Awarded Honoris Causa Title In Spain

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The Spanish University of Alicante (UA) conferred it’s Honoris Causa doctorate to the Historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal. At the ceremony, the house of higher studies highlighted Leal work in the process of restoration and conservation of the historic area of Havana, combined with the economic and social development of his community. The Historian of Havana thanked the distinction and stressed the historic ties between Spain and his country.

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Calixta in Chiapas

Calixta Guiteras Holmes

Tony and Calixta Guiteras Holmes inherited from their parents a precious legacy, which involved the entire lives of both brother and sister. From their father, they received testimonies of the Mambisa traditions. Their mother transmitted legendary tales about the heroes of the Irish struggle for independence. Those sources nourished them before they began their formal schooling.

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Show us the shooter

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By Pepe Escobar (Published Asia Times Online) Show us the Navy SEALs hero who did the double-tapping on Osama bin Laden – the one-two in the head to make sure the target of a hit job is out – after a “firefight” the signs of which are virtually absent in that squalid “mansion” in Abbottabad.