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Book on Raúl Castro to be presented to National Assembly

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The book Raúl Castro, un hombre en Revolución (Raúl Castro: A man in Revolution) by Nicolai S. Leonor, will be presented this morning during a special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power.
The book Raúl Castro, un hombre en Revolución (Raúl Castro: A man in Revolution) by Nicolai S. Leonor, will be presented this Tuesday at 9.00am during a special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, with the participation of the deputies of this legislative body.

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Letter from Fidel to Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece

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“I warmly congratulate you for your brilliant political victory, details of which I followed closely through the channel TeleSur. Greece is very familiar among Cubans. She taught us Philosophy, Art and Sciences of antiquity when we studied at school and, with them, the most complex of all human activities: the art and science of politics.”

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Africa embraces the Five

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The Five Cuban Heroes were received with expressions of love and admiration during their first tour of Namibia, after a 10-day visit to South Africa, stopping in five of the country’s provinces: Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape; and before heading to Angola. Founding President of the Republic of Namibia, Sam Nujoma, embraced the Five at his home in Etunda, where they spoke for half an hour.

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Women’s lives are the priority

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On July 11, 1987, the world population reached five billion. From then on, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that World Population Day be celebrated on this date every year.
In less than 30 years, the total number of people on the planet has risen by over two billion, in a context marked by social, environmental and economic crises and natural disasters. GI spoke to Jesús Robles Vera, international programs coordinator of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Cuba, regarding initiatives to celebrate the date and population issues on the post-2015 development agenda.

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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.