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Old Havana strengthening links with the world

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Tourism company Habaguanex S.A of the Havana City Historian’s Office ends 2015 with a positive economic outlook, while aiming for greater specialization of its products next year, Luis Enrique Sotolongo Otero, president of the entity, told the press.

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A cannon salute for the Revolution and victory

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In a salute to the 57th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, 21 rounds of artillery were fired from the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress in Havana, to honor the homeland’s martyrs, our courageous people and the revolutionary victory. The firing of a battery of six 122 millimeter shells M-30, by 30 cadets from the Revolutionary Armed Forces’ General Antonio Maceo School resounded in the night air to welcome a new year of challenges.

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Machado Ventura visits agricultural and sugar entities in Mayabeque

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José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, visited three sugar mills in the province of Mayabeque, together with agricultural producers dedicated to cultivating potatoes in the municipalities of Güines, Melena del Sur, Batabanó and Quivicán, this Wednesday, December 30.

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Speech delivered by Army General Raúl Castro in de Six session of de National Assembly

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A year of intensive work and positive results for our country is about to end. We have been quite busy during the last few days: The Council of Ministers met on the eighteenth to discuss, among other issues broadly covered by the media, the performance of the national economy this year as well as the economic plan and budget proposed for the year 2016, which were approved today by this Assembly.

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Cuban social programs will continue to benefit of collaboration


Cuba will continue making possible the cooperation of international organizations and foreign governments towards priority sectors of the country such as food, energy, hydraulics, sanitation, public health and education.

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Raúl congratulates ICAP


Esteemed workers of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples:

55 years have passed since the Co­mandante en Jefe created ICAP, under the premise that offering solidarity would always be a essential component of the Revolution.

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ICAP: The continuation of a dream


The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) celebrated its 55th anniversary with a cultural-political act presided by member of the Party Political Bureau and Minister of Foreign Relations, Bruno Ro­drí­guez Parrilla; José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera, member of the Central Committee Secretariat and head of its International Relations Department, while the Five Heroes of the Republic of Cuba were also in attendance.

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Josefina Vidal assures that Cuba and the U.S. have made progress

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We can say that Cuba and the United States have made progress in their relations, with a marked difference from the preceding stage, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Ministry of Foreign Relations director general for the United States, stated this Wednesday, December 16, in Havana. Vidal announced that the delegations from the two countries meeting in Washington since December 14 to negotiate issues regarding civil aviation, have made significant progress and are close to reaching a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of regular fligh

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Cuban tourism: broad foreign investment opportunities


Together with food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, tourism features among key spheres opening the doors to Cuban development. In a recent interview, the President of Cuba’s Chamber of Commerce, Orlando Hernández, noted the importance of foreign resources, in the form of credit (the country is currently unable to access certain sources given blockade restrictions) or investments, in helping to achieve greater domestic growth.

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Possible attacks against the Revolution

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The fate of a social revolution which has lasted 17 years, against the tide of the universal capitalist model and in resistance to foreign contempt and the boycott from the enemy within, hangs in the balance. Its immediate future will be decided by the balance of power resulting from the recent elections, which will signal either continuity or reversal.