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UN General Assembly honors Fidel

Fidel en ONU

On December 20, the United Nations General Assembly paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, who died last November 25. The special tribute was organized by Cuba’s permanent commission to the UN, following a request by a group of countries from several continents.

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Cuba and the United States sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Seismology

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The Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA), through the National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS), and the US Department of the Interior, through the US Geological Survey (USGS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the cooperation in the exchange of information on seismic records and related geological information this afternoon of December 20.

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Corina Mestre: National Prize for Arts Education 2016

Corina Mestre

José Martí Plaza de la Revolución. The somber night of November 29, 2016. A voice resounds, moving the hundreds of thousands gathered there and the millions watching on television: Fidel, loyal descendant of Martí! It was the eminent Cuban actress Corina Mestre, reciting the splendid verses of Jesús Orta Ruiz, the Indio Naborí (Havana 1922- 2005), who wrote them in one sitting in January of 1959, entitling the poem “Marcha triunfal del Ejército Rebelde” (Rebel Army Victory March)

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Evo Morales: Our democratic cultural revolution created a new foundation for the country

Evo Morales

On December 18, Bolivian President Evo Mo­rales stated that the struggle begun 11 years ago, by social movements and the people, created a new foundation for the country, and has seen Bolivia recover its natural resources and strategic entities nationalized.

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December in Havana means movies

Sonia Bragas

What did you see today? For some. For others: How many did you see today? These are among the most frequent questions heard in Havana during the month of December, when hundreds of spectators went to the theaters, though they are but a few, belying the statement that “no one” goes to the movies. The dark theater, the big screen, still captivate.

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Fidel’s unwavering confidence in victory

Acto 5 Palmas

The Comandante en Jefe’s unwavering confidence in victory was recalled, and the reality that he continues to inspire the nation reaffirmed, during an event presided by Comandantes Ramiro Valdés Menéndez and Guillermo García Frías, on the 60th anniversary of this historic event which took place here, some 30 kilometers from the municipal seat, Media Luna.

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Cuba denounces blockade at World Trade Organization

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On December 19, Cuba highlighted before the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the U.S. blockade remains in effect and is practically unchanged, while it continues to be the principal obstacle to the country’s development. This according to Alina Revilla, the island’s commercial representative to the UN in Geneva and other international organizations based in Switzerland, participating in the 13th U.S. Trade Policy Review at the WTO.

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Fidel’s unwavering confidence in victory

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The Comandante en Jefe’s unwavering confidence in victory was recalled, and the reality that he continues to inspire the nation reaffirmed, during an event presided by Comandantes Ramiro Valdés Menéndez and Guillermo García Frías, on the 60th anniversary of this historic event which took place here, some 30 kilometers from the municipal seat, Media Luna.

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Raúl bids farewell to President Maduro

Raul despide Maduro

On the afternoon of December 15, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, bid farewell to Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, at Havana’s José Martí International Airport.

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Fidel Castro: Those who lead are human not gods

Fidel human

Sculptor Enzo Gallo Chiapardi hurriedly crafted a bust of Fidel on the night before the Caravan of Liberty reached Havana, January 8, 1959, after triumphantly crossing the island following the Rebel Army’s victory. With the same speed, upon hearing the news of the sculpture erected near the Colombia military base, Fidel ordered that it be immediately removed, to the Italian artist’s dismay.