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Cuban FM Meets US Counterpart in Washington

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez met today with his US counterpart John Kerry at the State Department at the end of the official ceremony of reopening of the embassy of Cuba in this capital.
he Cuban flag was hoisted today at the cuban Embassy, a few hours after the official ceremony for the reestablishment of bilateral diplomatic links that was led by Rodriguez.

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Raúl: “This has been a great Congress”

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The 10th Congress of the Cuban Young Communist League came to a close on July 19, with special recognitions for Fidel, Raúl and Machado Ventura.“I’m very satisfied,” Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, said on bidding farewell to the delegates and guests of the 10th Congress of the Young Communist League (UJC), who he congratulated.

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Speech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz:”We will continue the process of transformations in Cuban society at our own pace”

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Speech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the closure of the National Assembly of People’s Power Eighth Legislature’s Fifth Period of Ordinary Sessions, in the Havana Convention Center, July 15, 2015, Year 57 of the Revolution

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Book on Raúl Castro to be presented to National Assembly

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The book Raúl Castro, un hombre en Revolución (Raúl Castro: A man in Revolution) by Nicolai S. Leonor, will be presented this morning during a special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power.
The book Raúl Castro, un hombre en Revolución (Raúl Castro: A man in Revolution) by Nicolai S. Leonor, will be presented this Tuesday at 9.00am during a special session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, with the participation of the deputies of this legislative body.

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Africa embraces the Five

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The Five Cuban Heroes were received with expressions of love and admiration during their first tour of Namibia, after a 10-day visit to South Africa, stopping in five of the country’s provinces: Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape; and before heading to Angola. Founding President of the Republic of Namibia, Sam Nujoma, embraced the Five at his home in Etunda, where they spoke for half an hour.

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Cuba continues to grow as a tourist destination

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Cuba continues to occupy second place among the Caribbean’s top tourist destinations, according to a recent report by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Various factors have contributed to this achievement. It must not be forgotten that last year 3,002,745 visitors arrived on the island; a figure only surpassed by the Dominican Republic – the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean, registering a little over five million visitors.

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Women’s lives are the priority

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On July 11, 1987, the world population reached five billion. From then on, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that World Population Day be celebrated on this date every year.
In less than 30 years, the total number of people on the planet has risen by over two billion, in a context marked by social, environmental and economic crises and natural disasters. GI spoke to Jesús Robles Vera, international programs coordinator of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Cuba, regarding initiatives to celebrate the date and population issues on the post-2015 development agenda.

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Cuban Minister of Foreign Relations to receive head of U.S. Interests Section

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Jeffrey DeLaurentis will act as the official spokesperson to present a letter by President Barack Obama to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers regarding the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and opening of embassies in both countries. According to a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Relations (Minrex), today, July 1, Cuba’s Interim Minister of Foreign Relations, Marcelino Medi na González, will receive the head of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, who will act as the official spokesperson to present a letter by President Barack Obama to Army General Raúl Castro Ruz.

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Fifth Ordinary Session of the National Assembly scheduled

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JUAN ESTEBAN LAZO HERNÁNDEZ, President National Assembly of People’s Power
Given the power vested in me by the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba in Article 81, section b,
I call: The Fifth Ordinary Session of the Eighth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power, to take place on July 15, 2015, at 9:00am, in Havana’s Convention Center

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Significance of Remedios to Cuban culture highlighted

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The history of Cuba cannot be written without mentioning San Juan de los Remedios, a city that has made a significant contribution to Cuban culture, Eusebio Leal Spengler, Havana’s City Historian, stated during the ceremonial session of the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power to mark the 500th anniversary of the eighth villa founded by the Spaniards in Cuba, which was presided over by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Central Committee of the Party, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers.