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Speech delivered by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the foundation ceremony of the ‘Henry Reeve’ International Contingent of Doctors

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Speech delivered by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the foundation ceremony of the ‘Henry Reeve’ International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics, and the national graduation of students of Medical Sciences, in the Ciudad Deportiva, on September 19, 2005.

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A message for promoters of the blockade: No one here surrenders

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Trump has extended for another year the Trading with the Enemy Act that sustains the U.S. blockade of Cuba. The siege is tightened and the harassment stepped up, the maliciousness and perversity continue. A cruel, inhuman blockade. But no one here surrenders, responded President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel, via Twitter, quoting Comandante Juan Almeida Bosque.

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Big Data and the science of manipulating the masses

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At the beginning of the 20th century, Edward L. Bernays, publicist, journalist, and inventor of the theory of public relations, considered the father of modern propaganda and the engineering of consensus in the United States, stated in one of his texts, “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.

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The best way to protect children from COVID-19 is to avoid exposing them to infection

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Although children have clearly demonstrated just how responsible and disciplined they can be – on occasion even more so than the adults around them – they are not capable of assimilating the magnitude of the risks created by the presence of COVID-19 in our country. This, of course, means that their safety, and specifically their health.

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Omara Durand: The Revolution has given Para Olympic athletes the opportunity to make our dreams come true

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Granma converses with the Cuban runner, recently selected by International Para Olympic Committee as the protagonist of the decade’s most outstanding moment “It is source of pride to win the final, with 499 votes, surpassing other great athletes in the survey conducted by the International Para Olympic Committee to select the most outstanding moment of the decade,” Cuba’s multi-medalist Omara Durand commented.

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May Cuban ballet continue to crown our nation

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Viengsay Valdés, director of the National Ballet of Cuba, dedicated the Léonide Massine Positano Dance Prize, as the Best Ballerina on the international stage, to Havana City Historian Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, during an online ceremony held September 5. “This is my personal and professional tribute to one of country’s our eminent figures.

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Second group of volunteers join Soberana clinical trials

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Twenty more Cubans joined the short history of Soberana 01, the country’s first candidate vaccine against COVID-19, on September 2, according to reports from Naturaleza Secreta. This group, composed of volunteers between 60 and 80 years of age, is the second to receive the first dose of the much awaited vaccine.

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Havana’s empty streets promise embraces to come

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The silence, practically complete, is unusual. Behind doors, the sound of televisions can be faintly heard; perhaps a family conversing on their balcony, enjoying a few moments of fresh air before the nine o’clock applause for our doctors and nurses; a neighborhood dog moves carefully down the sidewalk, sensing that something strange is going on. The streets are empty. The city that never sleeps is obliged to go to bed early.

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Raúl, Díaz-Canel & Manuel Marrero congratulate Vietnam on the sister country’s Independence Day

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Army General Raúl Castro commented, ““The occasion is an opportune moment to reiterate our commitment to continue strengthening the unbreakable ties of friendship and cooperation that characterize the relations between our two countries.” September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh read Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence in the capital city’s Ba Dinh Square.

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Varadero ready to awake


The renowned Matanzas beach resort, intent upon being the world’s most beautiful beach, and better equipped to welcome visitors when tourism is definitively re-opened. Those who are able to return, surely in short order, will be amazed by the novelties and how much Cuba’s principal sun and sand destination has changed.