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Vilma Espín honored on International Women’s Day

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The tribute to the heroine of the guerilla and underground struggles took place at the site where her ashes rest in the monumental mausoleum to the heroes and martyrs of the Frank País García Second Eastern Front, founded by Comandante Raúl Castro Ruz, where she joined the armed struggle and fought until the Revolution triumphed in 1959.

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Unleashing the Caribbean’s potential

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Cuba aspires to create joint associations with Caribbean countries, with a view to stimulating joint development by exploiting common factors, while respecting each nation’s culture and history, Cuban officials stated during a press conference held in the context of the High-Level Segment of the Association of Caribbean States ACS-AEC, taking place today, March 9, in the Cuban capital.

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Gratitude and recognition for Cuban women

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“The first words, the first thoughts, the greatest tribute to him, Comandante of all battles,” stated Teresa Amarelle, secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) in her inaugural words at the main national event for International Women’s Day, held in the Ñico López museum and park – formerly the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes barracks – of this eastern city. She emphasized this tribute to Fidel, noting that among his battles, the fight for equal rights and opportunities for women was a permanent cause.

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Remembering Melba

Melba Hdez

She was from a family with a mambí heritage. She was one of those women who, in the 20th century, left her university title hanging next to her lawyer’s gown and devoted herself, body and soul, to the struggle against the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship.

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First ACS-AEC Cooperation Conference begins today

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Centered on climate change, transport and maritime connectivity, the First Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS-AEC) kicks off today, March 8, in Havana. According to Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra, these three issues will be discussed during this first edition of the encounter, being held in the capital’s Tryp Habana Libre Hotel.

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Díaz-Canel visits sites of social and economic importance

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“With these centers we have recovered a step in pedagogical training that had been lost, one that is critically important,” said Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, while visiting the Rigoberto Batista Chapman Pedagogical School in the municipality of Puerto Padre, Las Tunas province.

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Cuban political and electoral system available on cell phones

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On Tuesday, March 7, a new cell phone app (XCuba) developed by a team of students and professors from the Martha Abreu Las Villas Central University (UCLV), was launched. The application features information regarding Cuba’s political and electoral system, which is also available on the UCLV and National Assembly of People’s Power websites.

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March 8: International Women’s Day

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Her little boy is three years old and called Yoan Ramírez Romero. His mother, Yoandra Ramírez Romero, watches as a plastic bucket fills with water while she talks to me. It is already almost half full, and the sound of water falling on water makes an unbearable racket.

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Cuba wins its first game

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Yesterday March 7, Cuba defeated China 6-0 in its second game of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, underway in the Japanese capital’s majestic Tokyo Dome. The game remained 0-0 for the first thee innings, with the Cuban team leaving several players on base, without being able to score.

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Cuba and El Salvador aim to strengthen cultural ties

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The governments of Cuba and El Salvador expressed their desire to expand cooperation in the field of culture, a prime example of which is the creation of versions of the Cuban children’s theater group La Colmenita, in the Central American nation, reports Prensa Latina.