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Education in Cuba & the 2030 Agenda

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There is no doubt that education occupies a key place in the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and is vital to fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). For a country such as Cuba, where education (free, mandatory, and universal) is a fundamental pillar of its social system, and which has sent its teachers and professors to offer solidary help

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Improving People’s Power

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The perfecting of local bodies of People’s Power should provide impetus to economic and social development, leaders in Mayabeque agreed during a visit by First Vice President of the Councils of State and Minister Salvador Valdés Mesa, to several entities in the province involved in this process.

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A model revolutionary

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Excerpts from Fidel’s speech delivered during the memorial ceremony for Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara, in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, October 18, 1967. “Che was one of those people who was liked immediately, for his simplicity, his character, his naturalness, his comradely attitude, his personality, his originality …

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Guantánamo: Resisting an illegal occupation for 120 years

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The Guantánamo Naval Base is evidence of U.S. geopolitical and economic interests, riding roughshod over Cuba’s sovereignty and harming the Cuban people. This was noted by historian José Sánchez Guerra, during the “Theoretical Encounter: 120 Years of the Yankee Military Presence in Guantánamo,” held at the University of Medical Sciences of this territory; as part of which professors, social science researchers and university students

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53% of scientists in Cuba are women

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Some 86,426 individuals work in Cuba’s science sector, 53% of whom are women, according to the President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC) Dr. Luis C. Velázquez Pérez speaking during the First International Science and Education Congress taking place in the Havana International Conference Center.

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Eleven spring scenes

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The tenth edition the Mayo Teatral festival, a biennial event organized by the Casa de las Américas, offered 11 full days of dissimilar programming that allowed Havana and several Cuban provinces to see some of what is happening on the Latin American and Caribbean scene.

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Our conquests codified in a single document

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More than just words, ideas, and principles written on a few pieces of paper, even its definition as the Fundamental Law of Our Republic fails to capture the significance of the 137 articles which make up Cuba’s Magna Carta, because to speak of the Constitution is to speak of the State, equality, rights, democracy, social justice, respect for the full dignity of all humans…

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Cuban government focused on recovery

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To follow up on supervision of recovery efforts in provinces affected by heavy rain associated with subtropical storm Alberto, the end of May, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, accompanied by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, along with several Council of Ministers vice presidents and members, on June 11, again spoke via videoconference with authorities in central and western provinces.

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Investigations into May 18 air disaster continue

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Cuba continues to investigate what caused a Boeing 737-200, leased by Cubana de Aviación, to crash shortly after takeoff on May 18.

According to officials from the island’s Civil Aviation Institute (IACC), work is underway in the United States to recover information from the plane’s black boxes.

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A deep love for the homeland

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Alex López is moved when he recalls leaving the island as a teenager, practically forced by his parents, and insists that his homeland was never far from his thoughts, throughout the 69 years of his life.