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Cuban medicine achieves over 95% heart surgery survival rate

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Cuba has achieved a heart surgery survival rate of over 95%, including coronary and vascular operations and those linked to congenital heart defects, a figure which places the island among the most advanced countries in this field. The information was provided during the Cardiovilla 2015 International Congress, which is being held in the Euro Star Hotel in Cayo Santa María.

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Raúl receives Slovakian Prime Minister

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon October 8, received the honorable Prime Minister Robert Fico of the Slovak Republic. The two leaders confirmed the positive state of bilateral relations during a cordial meeting, and agreed on the existing potential to further develop ties. They additionally discussed issues of mutual interest on the international agenda.

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Cuba and Chad strengthen bilateral relations

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”I am sure that your visit will contribute to advancing bilateral relations,” stated Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Bruno Rodrí guez on receiving his counterpart from the Republic of Chad, Moussa Faki Ma hamat, at the Ministry headquarters, October 7. Bruno Rodríguez noted that relations with Chad and the African continent are a priority for the nation, and expressed thanks for the country’s enduring solidarity and willingness to continue developing ties with the island.

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Maduro demands justice for Barbados crime

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The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, demanded justice for the downing of a Cubana airlines flight over the island of Barbados, on October 6, 1976.
During his television program, In Contact with Maduro, the leader honored the 73 victims of the crime, among them 24 members of the Cuban youth fencing team, who were retuning to the country after winning gold medals at the Central American and Caribbean Championships of the discipline.

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The FAO recognizes the Cuban government for efforts toward food security

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According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), “Cuba is one of its best students,” Theodor Friedrich, representative of the international organization on the island, told reporters this Wednesday in Havana. He noted the policies of the Cuban government in terms of food security and the design of public policies for social protection.

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce visits Port of Mariel

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrived in Havana yesterday and toured the Mariel container terminal and new facilities there, including warehouses and logistical support. Pritzker was interested in port conditions, the type of equipment used and services available, according to Ana Teresa Igarza, director of the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM), who spoke with the press.

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The perpetual struggle against terrorism

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As on every October 6, Havana’s Colón Cemetery fills with relatives of the victims of the 1976 terrorist bombing of the Cubana airlines flight over Barbados. Once again, they demand an end to the impunity that those responsible have enjoyed for 39 years. The date is an opportunity not only to remember those passengers, athletes and workers, who died in the attack, but all victims of terrorist acts against the island.

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Díaz-Canel receives the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates

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The First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, received His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, who is on an official visit to the island, on Monday afternoon. Both authorities ratified the good state of bilateral relations and the possibilities of cooperation in the economic, commercial and financial sectors. They also discussed other issues of interest on the international and regional agenda.

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Raúl receives Prime Minister of Timor-Leste

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon October 5, received the honorable Dr. Rui María de Araujo, Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, who is on an official visit to Cuba. The two leaders discussed the excellent state of bilateral relations and expressed their commitment to consolidating the ties of cooperation, fundamentally in the area of health. They also addressed other issues of international interest.

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Remembering the victims of the Barbados crime

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Several secret documents written in 1976 and recently declassified by the U.S. State Department, identify the international terrorist of Cuban origin Luis Posada Carriles, now protected in the U.S., as responsible for the attack on the Cubana de Aviación flight, October 6 that year, in which all 73 people aboard were killed.
A memo sent to then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger by two senior officials of the Central Intelligence Agency, examines the allegations by the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz regarding the involvement of U.S. agencies in the downing of the aircraft.