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UN Secretary General arriving today


The Secretary General of the United Nations, his Excellency António Guterres, will arrive in Cuba this afternoon, May 7, for an official visit. During his stay, the distinguished guest will hold official talks with the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and participate in the inauguration ceremony for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s 37th period of sessions, and the commemoration of the UN organization’s 70th anniversary.

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Cuba in Africa: Solidarity in the face of brutality


The Cassinga massacre was the worst air attack perpetuated against the adherents of SWAPO, the political organization opposing South Africa’s domination and occupation of Namibian territory. Some 600 refugees, the majority women, children, and elders lost their lives at the hands of the apartheid forces. The efforts of Cuban military forces that continued their advance toward

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Cuba to host important biennial Cepal meeting

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Cuba will be the site of the 37th period of sessions of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal), hosting the regional organization’s most important biennial meeting, May 7-11 in Havana. The designation of Cuba as the host was agreed upon by member countries at the conclusion of the last period of sessions, held in May of 2016, in Mexico City.

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Behind the vanguard: Fruitful and inclusive arts education


The broad and diverse cultural festival entitled “Artes de Cuba: From the Island to The World,” to take place May 8 through June 3 in Washington’s Kennedy Center, reflects the island’s sustained and fruitful arts education program, key to the training of new talent

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A nationwide fiesta

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The sound of the Havana conga rhythms, with the beating of cowbells and frying pans, is heard. Leading the percussion is a lean man with stubble and red eyes, as he hasn’t slept for a day and a half. It’s now eight in the morning. But in the darkness at 5:30 a.m., with just a few people in the area in front of the capital’s Plaza de la Revolución

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Brigade members from several countries express support for Cuba

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With the purpose of accompanying the Cuban people during this year’s May Day celebrations, 290 friends of Cuba from 32 countries joined the 13th May Day Solidarity Brigade and undertook an intense program of activities that included voluntary agricultural work and meetings with intellectuals and artists of the island.

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A people embraces its history and future

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This May Day, 132 years since the Haymarket events in Chicago that led to International Workers Day, the Cuban people filled streets and plazas to celebrate, and reaffirm their support for the Revolution and the country’s new leadership. In Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, the central event was presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC); Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of te Councils of State and Ministers, and other leaders.

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The celebration of a people carving out their own destiny: Fidel in every march, at every march

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Fidel was everywhere this May 1. He was present in the faces of joyful children who didn’t want to be left out and came to march with their parents; he was there in the strong soldier wearing his medals proudly parading, in the decorated Hero of Labor, or the humble campesino holding a photo of the Comandante.

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A snap shot of the last 10 years

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Over the last 10 years Cuba has undergone transcendental changes which have impacted the socio-economic life of the country. Although these transformations have not occurred at the pace hoped for – nor have the results expected over the short term been obtained – what has been achieved thus far has irrevocably placed Cuba on a complex path of restructuring.

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#1Mayo: There is no force more powerful than unity

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“… Given its power, given its triumph since January 1, May Day has become a powerful factor, decisive in the political life of the country, because, with the general strike called with the Rebel Army, it was the working class that delivered the final blow to those plans to snatch the people’s victory at the last moment, as they had done on other occasions …”