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Second meeting of Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Commission scheduled


The Cuban and U.S. delegations to this meeting will be led by the Ministry of Foreign Relations’ general director for the U.S. Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, and by the State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America and Cuba Edward Alex Lee, respectively. To be reviewed are the agenda of topics established during the first meeting, held September 11, 2015, in Havana; results achieved over the intervening months; and the complex issues between the two countries which are pending solution, including the lifting of the blockade.

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Cuban agriculture: Toward greater efficiency and production


The pursuit of greater efficiency in order to attain higher levels of development underpins the sprit of reforms currently underway to the country’s economic and social policy. It is a gradual process, but time is pressing and every step must be supported by initiatives which ensure that workers and production results are not negatively impacted.

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The most just, lengthy, large scale and successful internationalist military campaign undertaken by Cuba


They are present across more than 3,785,000 Cuban households. It is almost impossible to find a Cuban family that does not count them among its members or friends. They wear no badge to identify them; they blend in with the rest of the people, be it at the grocery store, the ballpark or at a noisy domino table. Their children share the classroom with ours, with no other privilege than having been born in a land that provides them the right to education, to health, to their intellectual development, with equal opportunity.

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Ceremony to mark 40th anniversary of Operation Carlota

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As a symbol of Cuba’s internationalism, a cultural-political act and military parade to commemorate the solidarity and military support of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba to the People’s Republic of Angola was held today, marking the 40th anniversary of the start of Operation Carlota. At the former Triunvirato sugar plantation in Matanzas, now the RebelSlaveMuseum, the ceremony was presided over by theFirst Vice President ofthe Councils of Stateand Ministers, Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, EstebanLazo,president of the Cubanparliament,andother members of the Party’s Politburo.

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UNESCO praises Cuba’s achievements in education

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UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova received Cuba’s Minister of Higher Education, Rodolfo Alarcón Ortiz, heading the island’s delegation to the 38th UNESCO General Conference, being held in the French capital. During the cordial and friendly meeting the Minister thanked the Director General for her active participation in promoting the UN Post-2015 educational agenda, the organization’s main aim, and commented on Cuba’s achievements in the sphere.

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Recognition for Cuban medical researchers

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With the aim of highlighting the achievements made in research, scientific production and the introduction and extension of technology in clinical and surgical care, Cuba awards the Annual Health Prize in recognition of sector professionals who have made significant contributions to the sciences. The research paper entitled “First epidemic of hemorrhagic dengue in the Americas, 1981: new insights into the causative agent”, by Dr. Rosmeri Rodríguez Roche, of the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, was awarded the Grand Prize, as the complete genome sequence of the dengue virus type 2 epidemic of the eighties was discovered.

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Cabrisas receives Slovak Minister of Economy

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On Tuesday, November 3, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, vice president of the Council of Ministers, received Vazil Hudák, minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic, who is heading a delegation of business representatives from a wide range of sectors to the Havana International Trade Fair. The meeting saw a fruitful exchange on the positive state of bilateral relations and prospects for their development. Both sides agreed on the advancement of links in the trade and economic spheres, particularly in the energy sector. They also reviewed the agreements reached during the recent official visit to Cuba by Robert Fico, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

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Science for the management of marine resources

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More than 400 delegates from fifteen countries have confirmed their participation at the 10th Congress on Marine Sciences, MarCuba 2015, which will be held from November 16 – 20 at Havana’s Convention Center.
Guillermo García Montero, president of the organizing committee, told reportersthat the eventwill include foursymposiumsdedicated tohighly topical issues, such as humanimpactsandrisk management, climate change, conservation and biodiversity,and biotechnologyandfood security.

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Pedro de Oraá wins 2015 National Prize for Visual Arts

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Pedro de Oraá, winner of the 2015 National Prize for Visual Arts, at the Zona Franca exposition. Photo: CNAP
IN recognition of his lifetime achievements, painter, writer and critic Pedro de Oraá was awarded the 2015 National Prize for Visual Arts, granted annually by the Cuba’s National Visual Arts Council.

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Raúl sends condolences to President Putin


Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz sent heartfelt condolences to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the loss of life caused by the crash of an Air Bus 321 aircraft flying from the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, October 31, in which 224 persons died. The Cuban President requested that his condolences be extended to families of those who perished in the tragic accident.