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Raúl receives Russian Vice President Dimitri Rogozin

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On December 8, Army General Raúl Cas­tro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received Dimitri O. Rogozin, vice president of the Russian Federation, heading a delegation from his country to the 14th session of the Cuba-Russia Intergovernmental Commission for economic-trade and technical-scientific cooperation.

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Thousands pay tribute to Fidel in Namibia

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Thousands of people attended a solemn ceremony in the capital – led by Namibian President Hage Geingob – in honor of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. According to the Cuban Embassy in that country, the posthumous tribute, held in the gardens of Namibia’s Parliament building, was broadcast live by channel NBC and saw the participation of the all senior members of government, the SWAPO Party and representatives of the diplomatic corps.

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International Latin American Film Festival kicks off

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The Havana International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which brings together film makers and lovers from across the continent and beyond every December, was officially inaugurated in Havana’s Karl Marx Theater, Thursday 8th, in what Iván Giroud, director of the event, described as exceptional circumstances.

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Tribute to Maceo and Fidel

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“This year our pilgrimage to Cacahual, representing the Cuban people, has a special significance since, bearing a deep sadness, we have come to the site where the remains of Antonio Maceo rest, to say that his most avid student, Fidel Castro, is no longer among us physically,” said Jorge Cuevas Ramos, member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat, during the military ceremony commemorating the 120th anniversary of the death in battle of Lieutenant General of the Liberation Army Antonio Maceo, and his assistant Captain Panchito Gómez Toro.

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Cuba reaffirms willingness to continue working to improve relations with the United States

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This December 7, Cuba reaffirmed its willingness to continue working to improve relations with the United States andbuild ties of peaceful co-existence and mutual benefit, during the fifth Bilateral Commission meeting, held in Havana. Speaking to the press, Josefina Vidal, director general for the United States at Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations and head of the island’s delegation to the Commission, stated that the country is willing to identify new opportunities and work to build a different kind of relationship with the U.S. – a civilized one based on respect, without making any kind of concession or renouncing principles to which the island is committed.

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Eighth period of ordinary sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power convoked

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On December 27, of the current year, at 9:00 am, in the International Conference Center, the holding of the Eighth Period of Ordinary Sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power.

To be disseminated to deputies of the National Assembly of People’s Power, as well as to state bodies and institutions, as established, and published in the Republic’s Official Gazette, for general information.

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Fidel’s city

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The mutual love filled with glory and victories, which was sealed from the very first time he saw its sky, sea and mountains, met its men and women, faithful to a history of enduring struggles for the homeland, has just been confirmed for all time: Santiago de Cuba is Fidel’s city.

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EU member states agree to normalize relations with Cuba

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This Tuesday, December 6, the 28 countries of the European Union (EU) approved the signing, at the level of their ambassadors, of a political and cooperation agreement to normalize relations with Cuba, PL reported.

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Joseph Stiglitz: Cuba is ready for accelerated changes in the global economy

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Cuba is prepared to assimilate the accelerated changes in the global economy, Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Economic Sciences Laureate, stated during a conference organized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment held in the capital.

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An undefeated Fidel inspires us with his example

Homenaje Fidel Plaza Maceo

“All the glory in the world would fit within a kernel of corn,” wrote Cuba’s national hero José Martí, but today it seems that all of the glory in the world fits in a small cedar chest draped with a Cuban flag, bearing a simple inscription: Fidel Castro Ruz, with no letters indicating military rank or position, that weighed heavy in the hearts of those present in this city’s Antonio Maceo Grajales Plaza de la Revolución.