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U.S. fines company for violating blockade

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This past January 20, just before new regulations modifying some aspects of the blockade were announced by the Treasury and Commerce Departments, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) fined the design company WATG Holdings $140,000, for failing to comply with U.S. sanctions of Cuba.

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African Union Summit concludes

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The difficult political situation in Burundi was the focus of attention at the 26th Summit of the African Union (AU), which concluded yesterday January 31, in Addis Abeba. Attending the meeting which began January 30 were 50-some high ranking delegations from African nations, in addition to UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon, and European Union representatives, among others.

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Raúl receives José Mujica

Raul y Mujica

On the evening of January 28, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received former President of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay and Senator José Mujica, visiting Cuba to participate in the II International Conference “With all, and for the good of all,” accompanied by his spouse, Senator Lucía Topolansky.

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It is essential to defend the unity of CELAC

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Since then it has been demonstrated, just as President Raúl Castro Ruz stated in his speech to the National Assembly of People’s Power of the Republic of Cuba last December 29, that “it is essential to defend the unity of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), as an indispensable, legitimate, unitary mechanism of political agreement and integration…”

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Cuban youth march for the homeland

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On the evening of January 27, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz attended the March of the Torches in honor of national hero José Martí, commemorating the 163rd anniversary of his birth. The Cuban President was accompanied by former Presidents of Uruguay, José (Pepe) Mujica, and the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández.

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Economics, ideology and the youth in times of uncertainty

Marti con todos

A series of talks took place in Havana this Tuesday, January 26, as part of the Second International Conference on the ideas of José Martí, entitled “With all, for the good of all”, addressing topics such as the global economy, culture and identity and the role of the youth.

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U.S. approves granting of credit to Cuba

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The most important element of the Obama administration’s new package is the authorization of credit to Cuba by U.S. banks, based both within and outside of the country, as well as other countries’ banks operating in the United States, for the purchase of approved exports or re-exports, with the exception of agricultural sales, which by law require payment in cash, in advance.

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US Delegation Concludes Visit to Cuba

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A US delegation presided over by Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and US Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department ‘ s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB), concluded a visit to Cuba on Saturday.

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Working smart

Machado Campechuela

The need to work with intelligence, take full advantage of the sugar cane available, and increase efficiency during this year’s sugar harvest, were the basic ideas emphasized by José Ramón Machado Ventura, a Council of Ministers vice president and Party second secretary, during a visit yesterday, January 6, to the Enidio Díaz mill.

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Vice Chancellor of Germany visits Cuba

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Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economy and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, arrived to Cuba on the morning of January 6, making an official visit to the island. Gabriel was received by Rogelio Sierra, Cuba’s deputy minister of Foreign Relations. On his first visit to Cuba, the Vice Chancellor was accompanied by various German businesspeople.