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U.S. blockade of Cuba violates international law

bloqueo a Cuba

The U.S. blockade of Cuba was denounced as a violation of international law and the principal obstacle to the island’s development, according to participants in a colloquium on current affairs in Cuba, held in the French capital.

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Fidel inspired me to overcome adversity

Fidel Juan Commingues

Until recently, Juan Comingues was unknown to Cubans. He has been gaining notoriety on the island since November 27, 2016, after dedicating a goal to Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, raising his official jersey to reveal a vest with the message “¡Hasta la Victoria Siempre Fidel!” written on it.

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Cuban resistance to external provocation highlighted

Alamgro OEA

The Cuban government’s response to OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro Lemes’ intention to travel to Havana, in order to receive a “prize” invented by an illegal grouplet, was met with various reactions from around the world.

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Venezuela continues to support recovery efforts

Venezuela ayuda

A shipment of materials and equipment sent by the Venezuelan government to help with reconstruction of the River Toabridge, in the municipality of Baracoa, Guantánamo province, arrived at this city’s port yesterday, February 23.

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U.S. legislators support expanding ties with Cuba

Legisladores USA

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) highlighted the 22 agreements signed between the two countries over recent years; ranging from environmental protection to cooperation in the application and enforcement of the law. He also noted that the majority of U.S. citizens support the expansion of ties between the two nations.

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Unicef praises recovery efforts

unicef

On February 22, Unicef program coordinator, Victoria Colamarco highlighted the impact of recovery efforts undertaken by the people of Guantánamo, together with national and international support, following Hurricane Matthew.

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Raúl receives delegation from U.S. Congress

Raul y congresistas

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon, February 21, received a delegation from the United States Congress, led by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi), including as well Senators Thomas Udall (D-New Mexico) and Michael Bennett (D-Colorado), Representatives James McGovern and Seth Moulton, Democrats from Massachusetts, as well as Jeffrey DeLaurentis, acting chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Cuba.

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A literary voyage shared by two islands

Pdte Irlanda

The honorable Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, presented a master lecture in San Gerónimo University’s Aula Magna; inaugurated an exposition entitled The Irish in Latin America, as part of the 6th International Congress on Irish and Latin American Studies

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A step forward in Cuban technology

Cuba tecnologia

As part of the process of digitalization of Cuban society, an unprecedented project has emerged: the assembly of latest-generation laptops and tablets in Havana. Leading the initiative is Fernándo Fernández, who spoke with Granma International.

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Putin Congratulates Trump on Winning U.S. Presidential Elections

V-Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in U.S. presidential elections, and expressed his country”s willingness to rebuild bilateral relations. Speaking at a ceremony of presentation of credentials of ambassadors from more than a dozen countries, Putin congratulated the American people for the end of elections.