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Once again, the world will condemn the blockade

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Today, October 27, Cuba will present to the UN General Assembly its report on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on our country by the United States, which has caused damages, over half a century of aggression, estimated to have reached $833,755,000,000, taking into consideration fluctuations in the price of gold.

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President of Italian Council of Ministers to visit Cuba

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Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, president of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic, will arrive on the island this Tuesday, October 27, on an official visit. During his stay, the distinguished visitor will hold official talks with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, as well as undertaking other activities.

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Good practices by the University of Computer Sciences

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The Level 2 distinction awarded the University of Computer Sciences, in recognition of its Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) software production and development, must be added to the already long list of achievements realized by the institution this year.

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United Nations to vote tomorrow on blockade

12 horas bloqueo

The international community will declare its position on the blockade, tomorrow October 27, in the United Nations General Assembly, for the first time since December 17, 2014, when Cuba and the United States began a new chapter in the history of their relationship, which led to the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and the opening of embassies in Havana and Washington.

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East-West Invasion commemorated in Mangos de Baraguá

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The importance of Cuban liberation struggles, and the East-West Invasion led by troops from the Liberation Army, was commemorated in Mangos de Baraguá October 22, on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the start of the historic campaign, launched from this revered site by Major General An­to­nio Maceo.

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Díaz-Canel receives Vice President of South Africa

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During the encounter, both ratified the excellent state of bilateral relations between the two countries, highlighting the historic and fraternal ties which unite South Africa and Cuba. They also expressed mutual interest in strengthening and diversifying economic and trade relations and discussed a range of issues on the international agenda.

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Promoting bilateral trade

South Africa trade

Yesterday, October 22, the Vice President of South Africa, Cyril Ra­maphosa, stated that no other country has contributed more to Africa than Cuba, and highlighted the solid foundations on which relations between Havana and Pretoria have been constructed.

Ramaphosa who arrived on the island October 22, on an official visit to the country, inaugurated the Cuba-South Africa business forum.

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An artistic ode to the national anthem

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An artistic gala full of allusions to the nation’s roots was held in this city as part of the 11th Festival of Cuban Identity (Fiesta de la Cubanía), with a special rendition of Cuba’s national anthem, the military march “La Bayamesa”, first performed on October 20, 1868. The ceremony which combined music, dance and theater took place in the very square where the people first sang the march, written by independence hero Pedro Figueredo (Perucho)

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Cuba: End The Blockade Immediately!


A Resolution on “ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” will once again be presented to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 27 October 2015. There is a special significance about bringing the Resolution, overwhelmingly endorsed by the UNGA for 23 consecutive years, to the attention of the world body this time. It is happening after the US restored diplomatic relations with Cuba on 17 December 2014

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Peace process begins to heal wounds


After almost three years, the Colombian peace process currently underway has made important advances on the issue of reparations for victims and the search for the truth, two topics vital to the post-conflict phase. According to ¡Basta ya! (Enough Already!) Colombia: Memories of War and Dignity, of the National Center for Historical Memory. (CNMH), the over 50 year war, one of the longest in the region, has resulted in the displacement of six million people, 220,000 dead, and almost 30,000 kidnapped.