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U.S.-Cuba Business Council created in Washington

Camara Cuba Orlando Hdez

The U.S.-Cuba Business Council was inaugurated on September 25 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters, in Washington D.C. The body aims to foment a strategic trade relationship between the two countries, establish business sector ties and promote the identification of business opportunities for both nations, according to the Cuban Embassy in Washington’s website.

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No laughing matter

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News that a federal institution of the United States plans to spend taxpayer money on attacking Cuban leaders through a “humorous” television series revived the debate over the effectiveness and relevance of subversive programs against Cuba, especially when both governments are seeking to normalize relations.

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Raul Castro advocates at UN for gender equality and women’s empowerment

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Remarks by Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, in his address to the Meeting on “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action”.

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UN Greets Cuba-U.S. Relations and Island Role in key Issues

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Cuban President, Raúl Castro, and the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, met here the eve in the context of the Summit on Sustainable Development that concludes today in New York. At the meeting, the Head of the U.N highlighted the process of normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States.

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Pope Francis Ends Visit to the US in Philadelphia

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Pope Francis concludes his five-day tour of the United States with a mass in Philadelphia, which will serve as a culmination to the 8th World Meeting of Families today. After a long Saturday, the Pope will meet with bishops in the chapel of St. Martin, from the Seminary St. Carlos Borromeo, and then will visit the Curran-Fromhold Prison.

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Cuba’s Work in Protecting Rights of Children Stressed

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Organizations from the Cuban civil society highlighted here the island’s work in protecting and promoting the rights of children and adolescents. The experiences in the work towards the comprehensive protection of children and adolescents were the focus of a parallel panel discussion to the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council, running in this city.

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Pope Francis calls on UN to protect the environment

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On Friday, September 25, speaking before the UN General Assembly, Pope Francis called on the organization to protect the environment given its importance to ensuring social, political and economic inclusion worldwide. Upon arrival at the institution’s headquarters, Pope Francis was received by UN Secretary-General, Ban ki-moon.

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Take 6 set to wow Cuban audiences

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Take 6 arrived in Havana with credentials that speak for themselves: over ten Grammy Awards, collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Quincy Jones, among others, and more than 15 albums, placing them at the forefront of U.S. vocal groups. The group formed by young university students rose to fame mainly due to its strong spiritual and creative convictions, in defense of jazz and gospel music, with its range expanding to include various African-American genres.

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CELAC welcomes agreement signed by Colombian government and the FARC-EP

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The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) expressed it’s satisfaction with the agreement on transitional justice signed this Wednesday in Havana. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) welcomed the agreement on transitional justice signed by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) this Wednesday in Havana, as part of the peace process seeking to put an end to the armed conflict in the country.

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Manipulate Silvio Rodriguez, Frei Betto or Pope words or make news about a no news

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222 communication media from 31 countries had covered the Pope’s visit to Cuba (1). As in the two previous papal visits (2), a legion of foreign journalists -more than a thousand- arrived to Cuba looking for the image, the event, the statement that became in a international news the Pope’s condemnation tothe Cuban government. But, they were left with honey on their lips again