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Cuba nationalizes U.S. companies

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As an aggressive move against the Cuban people in 1960, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration reduced Cuba’s sugar quota – the market share allotted to Cuba. (Seewww.granma.cu/cuba/2015-07-06/sin-cuota-pero-sin-amo – Spanish). Congress awarded the President the authority to make such a decision, allowing him to use regulatory mechanisms for the purpose of coercion and reprisals against the Cuban Revolution.

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Raúl meets with President of El Salvador

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President Raúl Castro Ruz held a meeting with his counterpart from El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the sister republic. The two leaders reaffirmed the positive bilateral relations shared by their countries and discussed prospects for expanding cooperation. They additionally addressed issues of mutual interest on the international and regional agenda, in particular progress in efforts to promote the integration of Latin America and the Caribbean

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Colombian Peace Talk to Restart on August 17

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The delegation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) and the government will restart talks on August 17 in a further effort to achieve peace in that South American nation.
The guerrillas urged yesterday to deepen significant progress achieved in the context of those talks, after considering that there is no coherence between what happens in the negotiation table and what happens in Colombia.

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It”s Time to Change Measures vs. Cuba, NYT States

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An article from the Times editorial board, “Growing Momentum to Repeal Cuban Embargo” states that, for decades, U.S. presidents and lawmakers tightened and, sometimes loosened, the blockade. However, laws and regulations promulgated in a failed attempt to change the course of history of the Cubans through coercive means remain largely frozen in time, the text states.

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Young Cubans call for the return of the territory illegally occupied by the U.S. in Guantánamo

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Young Cuban artists participating in the Jornada de la Canción Política (Festival of Political Song) once again called for the return of our territory, occupied by the U.S. at the illegal Guantanamo Naval Base.
During a tour of the communities of Caimanera and Boquerón, bordering the military enclave, participants performed and exchanged with residents, while stating their position calling for the return of this portion of Cuban soil which for more than a century has been occupied by the United States.

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Latin America Destiny Would Be Different without Sao Paolo Forum

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During the analysis of the 21st Meeting of the Forum of Sao Paulo (FSP, in Spanish) we considered that without the creation of this space the destiny of Latin America today would be different, the Cuban party leader Jose Ramon Balaguer said in Mexico.

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Popular Cuban and Puerto Rican Bands to Share A Concert in Havana

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Puerto Rican reggae band Cultura Profetica will give a concert today in Havana together with the popular Cuban band Buena Fe. The Plaza de San Francisco de Asis -located in the heart of the Historic Center of Havana- will host the concert organized by the Office of the Historian, RTV Comercial, Musicuba and record label EGREM. Cultura Profetica was created in 1996 for the need of a group of musicians to express their social concerns through roots reggae, a subgenre of reggae.

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Cuba finishes fourth at the 2015 Pan American Games

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The Cuban delegation finished fourth in the medal count at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Canada, with a total of 36 gold, 27 silver and 27 bronze medals. The boxing saw the biggest gains for the island with six titles, won by Andy Cruz, in the 56 kilogram division, Lázaro Álvarez (60kg), Arlen López (75kg), Julio César la Cruz (81kg), Erislandy Savon (91kg) and Lenier Peró (91+kg). Cuban boxers also added four silver medals to the total with Joahnys Argilagos (49kg), Yosbany Veitía (52kg), Yasnier Toledo (64kg) and Roniel Iglesias (69kg), who were affected in some cases by questionable decisions from the judges.

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The world pays tribute to Comandante Hugo Chávez

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This Tuesday, July 28, across several regions of the world the 61st anniversary of the birth of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was commemorated. In the Cuartel de la Montaña (Mountain Barracks), where the remains of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution lie, huge numbers of Venezuelans paid tribute to him, according to reports from Prensa Latina.The tribute was led by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, who spoke of the figure and the legacy of Chávez.

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Maduro writes Fidel

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From the heart of the people of Bolívar and Chávez, I would like to send you testimony of our respect, admiration and affection, 62 years since the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons. On this glorious anniversary, we celebrate your dear presence and the indispensable reference you represent. We celebrate the father and teacher of revolutionary men and women of Our America and the world – the father and teacher of our beloved son, our Eternal Comandante.