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Raúl presides 22nd ACS-AEC Ministerial Council Meeting

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With the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Army General, Raúl Castro presiding, the 22nd Ministerial Council Meeting of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS-AEC) was inaugurated March 10 in Havana.

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Japan contributing to Cuba’s economic development

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Japan will contribute to the implementation of important projects for Cuba’s social and economic development through two non-repayable financial aid programs related to agriculture, infrastructure, and waste management.

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Cuba qualifies for second round

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Alfredo Despaigne sent a 91mph pitch from left hander Lachlan Wells into the stands behind left field in the Tokyo Dome, catapulting Cuba into the second round of the World Baseball Classic, batting in four runs to ensure the 4-3 victory.

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Development to offset migration

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On March 10, at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Cuba called to guarantee the full realization of the right to development, in order to counterbalance migratory movement worldwide. The island’s representative Luis Alberto Amorós noted that in order to analyze the issue in depth, it is important to address the causes which lead millions of people to migrate every year, sometimes risking their lives, in search of greater well-being.

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A vital institution for Cuba’s public health system

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In order to discuss development, scientific research and the training of professionals in the disciplines of hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology and nutrition in Cuba, one must look to an institute that, founded over a century ago, remains the cornerstone of the Cuban public health system.

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Vilma Espín honored on International Women’s Day

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The tribute to the heroine of the guerilla and underground struggles took place at the site where her ashes rest in the monumental mausoleum to the heroes and martyrs of the Frank País García Second Eastern Front, founded by Comandante Raúl Castro Ruz, where she joined the armed struggle and fought until the Revolution triumphed in 1959.

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Unleashing the Caribbean’s potential

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Cuba aspires to create joint associations with Caribbean countries, with a view to stimulating joint development by exploiting common factors, while respecting each nation’s culture and history, Cuban officials stated during a press conference held in the context of the High-Level Segment of the Association of Caribbean States ACS-AEC, taking place today, March 9, in the Cuban capital.

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Gratitude and recognition for Cuban women

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“The first words, the first thoughts, the greatest tribute to him, Comandante of all battles,” stated Teresa Amarelle, secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) in her inaugural words at the main national event for International Women’s Day, held in the Ñico López museum and park – formerly the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes barracks – of this eastern city. She emphasized this tribute to Fidel, noting that among his battles, the fight for equal rights and opportunities for women was a permanent cause.

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Remembering Melba

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She was from a family with a mambí heritage. She was one of those women who, in the 20th century, left her university title hanging next to her lawyer’s gown and devoted herself, body and soul, to the struggle against the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship.

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First ACS-AEC Cooperation Conference begins today

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Centered on climate change, transport and maritime connectivity, the First Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS-AEC) kicks off today, March 8, in Havana. According to Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra, these three issues will be discussed during this first edition of the encounter, being held in the capital’s Tryp Habana Libre Hotel.