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Raúl presides tribute to Che and his compañeros in Villa Clara

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With the presence of Amy General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, the main act commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Che and his compañeros began at the mausoleum erected in his honor in Santa Clara.

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Raúl receives ECLAC Executive Secretary

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On the afternoon of October 4, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, received Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), making a visit to the country.

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Aggression against U.S. diplomats in Havana: Unfounded and implausible

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The strange story of U.S. diplomats suffering hearing loss and other damage to their health, while working in Cuba burst into the media this past August. The first of the alleged incidents goes back to November of 2016, and the most recent supposedly occurred just a few weeks ago.

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Turnat 2017 concludes

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The 11th edition of Cuba’s International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2017, was held in Baracoa, in the eastern province of Guantánamo September 26-30, and was devoted to the promotion of the island’s natural attractions and the consolidation of Cuba as a destination for nature tourism.

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Cuban doctors treat Mexico’s earthquake victims

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A day after opening, the Cuban field hospital set up in Ixtepec, Oaxaca state, was filled with people, many of whom were affected by the earthquakes which struck the country this September.

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Dominica is in shock

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dominica-huracanTwo weeks after Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria’s winds of over 250 kilometers per hour, the island remains in a state of shock. “It looked like a tornado,” Debora Bowerstold Granma. Aged 70, she clearly remembers when Hurricane David struck the island four decades ago. “This was twice as bad,” she stressed.

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A new moon for playwright Amado del Pino

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In the Tribute Colloquium to Amado del Pino held in the Dulce María Loynaz Cultural Center, theater critic Osvaldo Cano said of the playwright: “Amado had the great merit of weaving networks of friendship, he was passionate and excessive, an intense Cuban.” Photo: Courtesy of Alejandro Palomino

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Press conference by Cuban Foreign Minister

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Press conference with national and international media presented by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the Ministry headquarters, October 3, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolution

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Regional meeting on women to be held in Havana

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Forty years after the first Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, hosted by Cuba, the forthcoming Fifty-Sixth Meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Conference will be held October 5-6, in Havana.

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U.S. expels 15 diplomats from Cuban Embassy in Washington

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On October 3, the U.S. State Department ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats from the island’s Embassy in Washington, just a week after the Cuban government urged the U.S. to avoid making hasty decisions.