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Pope Francis arrives tomorrow

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Pope Francis, the Pontiff of the Catholic Church and Vatican City head of state will arrive in Cuba Saturday, September 19 to begin an apostolic visit which will continue through the 22nd. The Pope will have a courtesy meeting with the President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Raúl Castro Ruz, and complete a program of pastoral activities in Havana, Holguín and Santiago de Cuba.

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Cuban television to broadcast a video message from Pope Francis

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This Thursday, September 17, at 8.30 p.m., Cuban Television’s Information System with broadcast a video message from Pope Francis to the Cuban people, in the lead up to his apostolic visit to the island, scheduled for September 19-22.

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Cuba presents report on the need to end the blockade

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Today, September 16, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla presented, to the press, the United Nations Report 69/5, entitled “The Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.” Rodríguez denounced the damage caused by this hostile policy for over five decades, which has cost the country billions, and has hampered the comprehensive development of Cuba’s children and youth.

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The green Varadero of Cuba

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For the third time since 2000, Pinar del Río will showcase the many qualities which make it Cuba’s number one nature tourism destination. Playing host to the 10th International Nature Tourism Event (TURNAT), from September 22-27, the island’s largest catalogue of nature tourism products (43) will be presented in Cuba’s western-most province.

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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.