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An unprecedented trial run

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Before the eyes of the world, the Venezuelan people awoke this past July 16, to join crowds and long lines at voting centers to participate in a trial run of the National Constituent Assembly elections to be held July 30, to chose members who will lay a new foundation for the country.

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The Our America Consensus: A guide for the future of the Latin American left

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With the approval of the Our America Consensus, the first programmatic document stemming from the Sao Paulo Forum, leftist and progressive parties from Latin America and the Caribbean have a new instrument with which to resist the right-wing onslaught and continue implementing political and social changes in the region.

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Debating the future of China-Latin America relations

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How to expand relations between two regions which already have substantial economic and governmental ties, but aspire to greater levels of mutual understanding, was the main theme of debates in a forum between academics and political experts from China, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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Pastors for Peace continue support to Cuba

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Solidarity with the Cuban people is being reaffirmed this month by members of the 28th US-Cuba Friendship Caravan, coordinated by the Interfaith Community Organization IFCO-Pastors for Peace. Including 28 persons, mainly from the United States but also Mexicans and Europeans, the group is participating in an ample program of activities through July 27, including the celebration of National Rebellion Day in the western province of Pinar del Río.

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Raúl receives Colombian President

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Army Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday morning, July 17, received the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, who is making an official visit to the country.

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Fidel, Chávez & Che honored at the Sao Paulo Forum

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Participants to the 23rd Sao Paulo Forum, bringing together leftist and progressive forces from the region in Managua, Nicaragua, paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, Heroic Guerilla Ernesto Che Guevara, and Venezuelan comrade Hugo Chávez.

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The Sao Paulo Forum, Latin America’s political protagonist

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Over a quarter of a century after its creation, the Sao Paulo Forum continues to be an essential political protagonist in Latin America and the Caribbean, stated Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee member, José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera, speaking July 16, during the inauguration of the 23rd edition of the event, which brings together progressive and leftist movements from the region.

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We will continue to advance along the path freely chosen by our people

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Speech by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the closing of the 9th period of ordinary sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power 8th legislature, in Havana’s International Conference Center, July 14, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolution

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Full agenda for deputies

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The ninth period of ordinary sessions of the National Assembly’s Eight Legislature is taking place today in Havana’s International Convention Center. Discussion of the proposed Terrestrial Waters Act; analysis of progress made on the National Economic Plan during the first half of the year; a review of state plans to confront climate change; and approval of the close-out report on the 2016 budget

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Charting a course for the future

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After three days of work in commissions, deputies are today discussing updates on the Digitalization of Society Program and the proposed Terrestrial Waters Act, and meeting in geographical groups.