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Raúl’s attendance at UN General Assembly confirmed

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Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez announced today in a press conference that Cuban President Raúl Castro will participate in the United Nations General Assembly sessions and high level discussion, on September 25 and 28, respectively. During his stay in New York, the Army General and President of Cuba will additionally attend a conference on the empowerment of women, and hold meetings with sectors of U.S. society and representatives of the solidarity with Cuba movement, Rodríguez said.

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Days of action to end the blockade begin in Washington

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Beginning today, September 16, are three days of action in the U.S. capital demanding an end to the blockade of Cuba. The events are co-sponsored by IFCO/Pastors for Peace, the Institute for Policy Studies, International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity for the Peoples, National Network on Cuba and the Venceremos Brigade, with the support of parallel events in several other cities across the United States, as well as in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

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Raúl holds official talks with the President of Namibia

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During the fraternal meeting, both leaders noted the excellent state of bilateral relations and reiterated their willingness to further strengthen them, in line with the historic ties that unite the two countries. They also addressed other issues of mutual interest on the international and regional agenda.

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Is finished the myth of Internet censorship in Cuba?

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So far, the international press told us that the Cuban government was hindering the internet development in the Island on their quest for controlling the information.
Interestingly, these same mass media reported a few months ago, about the licenses granted by the US President to American companies in the sector to reach investment agreements with Cuban state company ETECSA in order to improve Internet on the Island

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Cuba and Namibia are great friends

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The first place I wanted to visit outside of Africa was Cuba, that’s why I’m here, noted Namibian President Hage Gottfried Geingob on arrival to the José Martí International Airport on August 14, where he was received by Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations Rogelio Sierra and Namibia’s ambassador on the island, Jerobeam Shaanika.

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Cuba wins gold in Junior World Boxing Championships

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Cuba’s Dainier Peró won gold for the island at the AIBAJunior World Boxing Championships, which concluded September 12, in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg. Competing in the 80 kilogram division, Peró dominated throughout the competition with clear wins in almost all bouts, including his decisive 3-0 victory over Kazakstan’s Khurshedshokh Iskandarov, clinching him the gold.

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Preparatory courses for university entrance about to begin

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BEGINNING October 5, preparatory courses for higher education entrance exams, lasting 28 or 56 weeks, will start as part of the country’s adult education system, which since 2009 has offered the opportunity to workers or those who have been out of the classroom for a long time and wish to undertake university studies. Adult education is currently focused on these programs, with the hope of perfecting them, as noted by the Master of Science graduate, Regla Lovaina, acting director of this department of the Education Ministry.

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Welcome Pope Francis

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Pope Francis, the Pontiff of the Catholic Church, and the head of state of Vatican City, will make an apostolic visit to Cuba, September 19-22. Beginning with his arrival in Havana, he will receive a cordial welcome from the Cuban government and the capital city’s people. Pope Francis will be able to appreciate the respect, affection and hospitality which we will all proffer during his stay in our homeland.

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Díaz–Canel meets with Cuban religious representatives and fraternal associations

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The First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, met with almost a hundred representatives of different religious institutions and fraternal associations on Monday, September 14, at the Party Central Committee, as part of the dialogues initiated a little over 30 years ago, with the first meeting between Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro and the Cuban Council of Churches.

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High of 38.2 degrees in Havana!

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A new record was set on Saturday, September 12 in Havana, as the temperature reached a maximum of 38.2 degrees Celsius at the Casablanca weather station, surpassing the previous record of 37 degrees, on April 26 of this year. Speaking to Granma, Armando Caymares, of the National Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology, noted that Saturday also saw records for the month of September in Indio Hatuey at 36.9°C and Jovellanos at 36.5°C, both in the province of Matanzas.