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Fidel visits Food Industry Research Institute

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On the afternoon of July 3, Fidel held a four-hour-long meeting with 19 master cheese makers from MINAL’s (Ministry of Food Industry) Food Industry Research Institute in the town of Guatao. During the encounter – where Fidel expressed his thoughts on problems affecting food production levels, such as climate change and wars – topics relating the former quality and quantity of cheese manufacturing in the country through the Special Period and the need recover said standards were discussed in depth.

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Cuban Minister of Foreign Relations to receive head of U.S. Interests Section

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Jeffrey DeLaurentis will act as the official spokesperson to present a letter by President Barack Obama to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers regarding the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and opening of embassies in both countries. According to a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Relations (Minrex), today, July 1, Cuba’s Interim Minister of Foreign Relations, Marcelino Medi na González, will receive the head of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, who will act as the official spokesperson to present a letter by President Barack Obama to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz.

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Fifth Ordinary Session of the National Assembly scheduled

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JUAN ESTEBAN LAZO HERNÁNDEZ, President National Assembly of People’s Power
Given the power vested in me by the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba in Article 81, section b,
I call: The Fifth Ordinary Session of the Eighth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power, to take place on July 15, 2015, at 9:00am, in Havana’s Convention Center

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Cuban economy meets expectations for first half of 2015

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The country’s Gross Domestic Product grew slightly more than 4% in the first half of 2015, according to a report presented at a June 19 Council of Ministers meeting, by Marino Murillo Jorge, minister of Economy and Planning. The report included an evaluation of the economy’s performance during the first months of the year, and projections for the rest of 2015.

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Raúl receives member of Vietnamese Communist Party’s Political Bureau

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On the evening of June 18, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received Pham Quang Nghi a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Political Bureau and secretary of the Party Committee in Ha Noi City, and the delegation accompanying him.
During the cordial encounter, the two officials discussed the excellent state of political relations between both parties and governments, opportunities to expand trade and cooperation as well as issues of international interest.

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The Five head to Africa

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In a press conference held yesterday at the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), it was announced that the five Cuban antiterrorists Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René Gon zález will embark on a tour of Africa from June 28 through July 8. The trip, which will begin in South Africa, then to Namibia and ending in Angola, comes in response to invitations sent by the African National Congress (ANC), and South West Africa People’s Organization(SWAPO), among others, explained Fernando González, vice president of ICAP and decorated Hero of the Republic of Cuba.

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Statement from the Revolutionary Government of Cuba on situation in Ecuador

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Since this past June 8, the government of Ecuador, led by President Rafael Correa Delgado, has faced, in several cities, acts of violence and calls for the overthrowal of the Citizens’ Revolution government. Oligarchic groups, supported by the media, Internet social networks, and the transnational press are attempting to discredit the legitimately constituted government, generate a crisis, and unleash violence in a stable, peaceful country.

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Raúl receives Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission

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On June 15, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers received Colonel General Fan Changlong, a vice chairman China’s Central Military Commission and member of the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China’s Political Bureau, in addition to the delegation accompanying him on an official visit to the country, at the invitation of Cuba’s Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR).

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South Africa Vice President Reiterates Support to Cuba vs. Blockade

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Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated the support of South Africa to the struggle for lifting the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed to Cuba by the United States for more than 50 years.
We want the blockade to be eliminated, Ramaphosa told exclusively Prensa Latina at the end of a meeting with the Cuban Council of State’ Vice President Salvador Valdes who is on an official visit until today in South Africa, where he is attending the 25th African Union (AU) Summit.

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Cuban Foreign Minister Meets with US Senators

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez met in Havana on Saturday with US Republican Senators Jeff Flake, Pat Robert and Susan Collins. The meeting between the head of Cuban diplomacy and the US lawmakers was held at the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry. The senators, who arrived in Cuba on Friday, visited the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center (CIGB) and the Cuban Civil Aeronautics Institute.