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Living history

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At 20-some years of age, life is a dream. The future is to be discovered and goals set. It is not a time to think of death.The departure of a young person is all the more painful, in the face of so much hope cut short. This was the sentiment that moved heroic Santiago that July 31, 1953, when the dictatorship was obliged to concede the streets to the indignant people bearing the bodies of Frank País García and Raúl Pujol.

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Raúl Castro: No matter how great the challenges, our people will defend their socialist Revolution

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Closing remarks by Raúl Castro, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, during the political-cultural act to mark the 65th anniversary of the Assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrions, held this morning in the heroic city of Santiago de Cuba

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Minute to minute: Cuba celebrates National Rebellion Day

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The act is presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. Follow our updates on this national celebration here and on our Facebook page. None of those who had the privilege of participating in these actions under the command of Fidel, could imagine that we would still be here today, in a free country.

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A patriotic, renovated El Cobre greets Díaz-Canel

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Residents enthusiastically welcomed the President yesterday, during his visit to the internationally known community of El Cobre, with more than 18,400 inhabitants, 22 kilometers from the provincial capital. Díaz-Canel’s first stop – accompanied by members of the Central Committee Lázaro Expósito Canto and Beatriz ­Johnson Urrutia, Party first secretary in the province and president of the Provincial Assembly of People’s Power, respectively

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A visit to the birthplace of the Revolution

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Located in the Chicharrones People’s Council in this provincial capital, is the Armando García Aspuru Middle School, the first site visited by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, on his June 20 tour here.

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Raúl reviews preparedness measures ahead of Hurricane Matthew

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On the third day of his working visit to the east of the country, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, and the National Defense Council, toured various sites of interest in this province, where he reviewed measures being taken ahead of hurricane Matthew.

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A tribute to tenderness and mettle

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In the presence of Lázaro Expósito Canto, first Party Secretary in the province, and Reinaldo García Zapata, president of the Provincial Assembly, members of the José Martí Honor Guard placed the wreath which was unveiled by two veterans of the Revolution.

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Raúl bids farewell to Pope Francis

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The Pontiff is currently making his way to the United States, on the second part of his tour, where he will be received by President Barack Obama. There he will speak at a joint session of the U.S. Congress and before the UN General Assembly in New York.
On September 26, he will officiate a mass in Philadelphia and participate in the World Meeting of Families. Before leaving the island, he thanked the Cuban people for their hospitality and warm welcome.

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Pope Francis thanks the Cuban people for their welcome

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During a meeting with families, today September 22 in Santiago, the Pope emphasized the ability of Cuba’s people to welcome a visitor. “We are among family, and when we are with family, we feel at home… Thank you, Cubans, for making me feel among family these days, making me feel at home… this meeting with you is like the dried fruit in the cake.”

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Pope Francis officiates mass in the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre

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This morning Pope Francis officiated a mass in the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, which was attended by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers who, as he told the Pontiff, has participated in all three ceremonies officiated by His Holiness in Cuba.