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Economics, ideology and the youth in times of uncertainty

Marti con todos

A series of talks took place in Havana this Tuesday, January 26, as part of the Second International Conference on the ideas of José Martí, entitled “With all, for the good of all”, addressing topics such as the global economy, culture and identity and the role of the youth.

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Cuban heroine Celia Sánchez Manduley honored

Celia hopmenaje

The Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) paid tribute to Celia Sánchez Manduley, yesterday January 11 in Havana, on the 36th anniversary of her death. During the event held at the monument to the heroine of the Sierra and the underground, Teresa Amarelle, secretary general of the FMC and member of the Party Central Committee, emphasized the contributions of Celia, whose values and efforts constitute an example for Cuban girls, adolescents and women of today.

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Documentary on Celia Sánchez premieres in Granma


The film, which premiered in this city January 10, was produced by Mundo Latino, with script by Servando Valdés and directed by Ariel Prieto-Solís, and presents an accurate, inspiring recollection of the life and work of one of the nation’s most outstanding figures.

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The road to victory begins

granma desmbarco

Where the expeditionaries landed, the sea was shallow and calm. Three men jumped from the boat. Juan Almeida observed, “At first the water reached their waists, then their chests, their chins … then again, below their necks, their chests. With the rope in their hands, they reached the mangroves and tied it off. Now they jump in, one at a time. The heavier men sink into the mud when they jump, the lighter ones help them out.”

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A driver for the Cuban medical brigade in Venezuela, the son of the Granma yacht’s skipper in 1956

Granma capitan Collado

He bears his uncle’s name, as a commitment to the man who raised him with the affection of a father, told him the most exciting sailor’s stories, and took him by the hand on many occasions to see the white yacht that was his pride and joy. But Norberto’s work is his best tribute.

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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

Raul y General Viet Nam

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

bruno onu

“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

aniversario de invasion

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.