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Díaz-Canel: You took the light of hope, affection and solidarity on these missions

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“…You took the light of hope, affection and solidarity on these missions,” stated the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, addressing health professionals who, as part of the Henry Reeve Contingent, joined the COVID-19 battle in the Italian city of Turin and in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, during a meeting July 29, held at the La Pradera International Health Center to welcome them home, in which Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz also participated, among other national authorities.

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The courageous are welcomed with pride

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In several towns around the country, spirited residents greeted health professionals from the Henry Reeve contingent returning home after supporting the COVID-19 battle in the Italian province of Lombardia. Cuba was obliged to wait to embrace our heroes in white lab coats, who spent two weeks in quarantine after returning from Italy, before heading to their neighborhoods and communities for a warm welcome.

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Capitalism provides what is superfluous, while socialism provides what is necessary

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Italian Communists send message to Raúl and Díaz-Canel, expressing gratitude for Cuba’s support in the fight against COVID-19 in their country, adding, “Also in Italy it has been understood that capitalism provides what is superfluous, while socialism provides what is necessary”. Expressing gratitude for the assistance being provided by a brigade of Cuban doctors in the Italian region of Lombardy the Italian region most affected.

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Covid-19: Cuba Deserves Relief From US Sanctions

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On March 25, as a team of Cuban doctors and medical technicians set up field hospitals in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy to treat thousands of Italians infected with Covid-19, the State Department issued an absurd warning, via Twitter, against accepting Cuban humanitarian support. “Host countries seeking Cuba’s help for #COVID-19 should scrutinize agreements and end labor abuses,” the message stated.

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Cuba Presents in Italy Special Western Zone Business Opportunities

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A Cuban delegation is presenting here today to Italian entrepreneurs the business opportunities and investments in the Mariel Special Development Zone (MSDZ), located 45 kilometers west of Havana. The meeting, organized by the island’s embassy in this country and the Italy-Cuba Business Committee, will be held at the national headquarters of Confesercenti.

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Cuba sends condolences following earthquake in Italy

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The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) sent a message of condolence in solidarity with Italy following the earthquake which struck the European nation on August 24, reported the Cuban Foreign Ministry. The message, signed by ICAP President Kenia Serrano, was published on the Ministry website.

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Cuba and Italy strengthen cooperation

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Italy has been one of the trading partners that has historically valued the Cuban market. With this spirit of exchange and expectations set on further cooperation and development, a business forum was recently held (May 10-12) in Havana’s Hotel Nacional, seeking closer ties between Cuban enterprises and businesses from the Mediterranean country.

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Raúl receives President of Italy’s Council of Ministers

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon October 28, the honorable Matteo Renzi, President of Italy’s Council of Ministers, who is making an official visit to Cuba. The two leaders held a cordial encounter, discussing the positive development of bilateral relations and expressing their intention to broaden economic cooperation and strengthen academic and cultural exchanges. They additionally addressed several issues of current interest internationally.

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Italian airline expands flights to Cuba

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The Italian airline Neos is considering a new flight to the central Cuban province of Villa Clara. Mid October saw the arrival of the company’s first flight to the keys – the province’s main tourist destination – located off the region’s northern coastline, reports EFE. Onboard this first flight were some 200 Milan-based tour operators and travel agents who arrived to the province’s Abel Santamaría International Airport, interested in the quality of services and variety of tourist options offered on the island’s north-eastern keys, renowned for their virtually pristine beaches.

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President of Italian Council of Ministers to visit Cuba

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Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, president of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic, will arrive on the island this Tuesday, October 27, on an official visit. During his stay, the distinguished visitor will hold official talks with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, as well as undertaking other activities.