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A visit to the birthplace of the Revolution

Diaz Santiago

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

Raul Santiago

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

Mariana Grajals dia madres

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


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

Papa sanbtiago recorrido

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

Papa en Caridad cobre

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.

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Pope Francis is now in Santiago de Cuba


The Pontiff has arrived in Santiago de Cuba, the second most populated province on the island which, together with Havana, was also visited by John Paul II in 1998 and Benedict XVI in 2012.

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Tribute to Frank País and the martyrs of the Revolution

dia de los m art

A tribute from Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz and Army General Raúl Castro Ruz to Frank País García and all those who fell in the final stage of the country’s freedom struggles, was presented during the act to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the murder of the July 26 Movement’s head of Action and Sabotage, this July 30, Martyrs of the Revolution day.

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Santiago has shown that, without losing its hospitality, it remains rebellious and heroic

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As the July 26 commemoration in Santiago concluded, after the central remarks made by José Ramón Machado Ventura, President Raúl Castro Ruz shared a few words. Machado Ventura recalled that the July 26 commemoration is held not only to honor the past, but to reaffirm that the heroic 1953 actions were not in vain, that the seeds sown have borne fruit.

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Cubans to Welcome Pope Warmly


Havana, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Flags, placards and welcoming posters are part of the atmosphere of hospitality to welcome Pope Benedict XVI, who will begin an apostolic visit to Cuba on Monday.
Streets, avenues, public and business facilities, Catholic churches, carsand houses are full of warm examples for the “Pilgrim of La Caridad del Cobre”.