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Fidel’s message to President Nicolás Maduro

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I share the unanimous opinion of those who have congratulated you for your brilliant, valiant speech on the night of December 6, as soon as the election’s outcome was announced. In world history, the highest level of political glory which a revolutionary can reach, is that of the illustrious Venezuelan combatant, Liberator of America, Simón Bolívar, whose name now belongs not only to this sister country, but to all peoples of Latin America.

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The fight against Ebola: Cuba’s contribution

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Dr. Jorge Delgado Bustillo tells Granma International of the 12,000 Cuban professionals (a three-day record) who volunteered to fight the disease as part of the Henry Reeve Contingent, created in 2005 by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, and specialized in tackling natural disasters and epidemics, with work in 18 countries to date.

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Paris 2015: Binding agreement in climate change needed

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The United Nations Conference on Climate Change continued its work sessions the first week of December, with representatives from 195 countries focused on establishing an international agreement to put a brake on rising temperatures, limiting the increase to two degrees Celsius with respect to the planet’s pre-industrial average. The COP21 High Level Segment took place December 7-8, with remarks made by heads of state and delegation leaders, as a compliment to the meeting held to initiate the summit.

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National Assembly to focus on economy

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The economy’s 2015 performance and projections for the coming year, including the proposed state budget, will be the focus of analysis during the National Assembly of People’s Power upcoming Sixth Period of Ordinary Sessions, scheduled to open December 29. Also on the agenda is the election of justices to the People’s Supreme Court.

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Tribute to those who fell in defense of freedom

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The military ceremony held this Monday to mark the 119th anniversary of the death in combat of Major General Antonio Maceo and his assistant, Captain Panchito Gómez Toro, was also an occasion to commemorate the posthumous tribute which began 26 years ago, through Operación Tributo (Operation Tribute), with the transfer of the remains of those Cubans who lost their lives fighting in Angola and elsewhere in Africa.

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Message from Raúl to Maduro

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Message from Raúl to Maduro
We will always be with you, Army General Raúl Castro expressed, in a message sent to the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, following the legislative elections held this Sunday

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I’m going to study in Cuba

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Upon reading his surnames, it is immediately clear that his father is not Cuban. He later confirms this in conversation, “My father is from Zimbabwe. He and my mother met when he was studying here.” This could be one of many stories of young foreign students who come to pursue their higher education at Cuban institutions, which have seen over 60,000 international professionals graduate.

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Los Portales explores the world

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As 2015 draws to a close, Los Portales S.A. (a joint enterprise created by Cuba’s Corporación Alimentaria and the Nestle Group) will complete two decades of existence, having reached monthly sales of eight million CUC within the national market.

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Movie lovers descend on Havana

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Festival president Iván Giroud commented in his opening remarks that the event occurs this year in a different environment, at a time when the world is facing new challenges, threats and uncertainty, in which organizers have as their first priority protecting Latin American cinema, implementing policies of promotion, preservation and development.

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The fight against climate change hits the international agenda

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“THE Paris Conference will, without question, not resolve everything, but nothing can be resolved without it (…) All of us know that combating global warming is more than just an environmental matter (…) Together, let us make the Paris Climate Conference the historic success the world is waiting for.” With these words Laurent Fabius opened the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris.