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Raúl receives Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church


On the afternoon of February 11, Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, received His Holiness Kirill, at Havana’s José Martí International Airport, who is making his first pastoral visit to the island as Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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Two Deaths and Property Damage from Heavy Rains in Havana


Two casualties and material damage yet to quantify is the balance of heavy rains in the capital, reports Granma newspaper. Sources from the Civil Defense informed that the dead are a lady of 81 years, who died by drowning due to a flood, and a young man of 24 years, died electrocuted because of falling power lines. Specialists Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology reported that a line of severe thunderstorms formed quickly in the Straits of Florida ahead of a cold front, advanced on the capital from the early hours of Wednesday afternoon.