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Cuba calls for universal health coverage at WHO World Assembly

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“Cuba supports the strengthening of systems geared toward achieving universal health coverage, recognizing that health is a fundamental human right and at the center of public policies for sustainable development,” stated Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, Cuban minister of Public Health, during the World Health Organization’s 70th World Assembly plenary session, taking place at the body’s headquarters in Geneva through May 31.

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Cuba and Kenya sign medical cooperation agreement

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Cuban health authorities announced May 24, the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the island and Kenya, which seeks to establish medical cooperation in the African nation by the end of this year.

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Díaz-Canel leads delegation to inauguration of Ecuadorian President

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Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers is leading a delegation to attend the inauguration of Lenín Moreno Garcés as President of Ecuador, taking place in Quito, May 24.

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Cuba’s sustainable development and support of Caribbean nations recognized

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Cuba’s ability to promote sustainable development was recently recognized by the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC. Diane Quarless, director of the organization, commented that Cuba is in the vanguard of economic thought and development efforts in the region.

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A phone call between brothers

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Oscar López Rivera will be able to fulfill his longstanding wish to see the sea up close once again. He’ll be able to sit on the shore eating pigeon peas, and caressing the face of the independent Puerto Rico he dreams of. He will come to Havana in November, from where he will be able to see the same Caribbean Sea, but this time from a free land.

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Tribute to Cubans who fought for Angola’s independence

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The widow of Agostinho Neto, Maria Eugénia Neto, together with their daughter Irene Alexandra, paid tribute to those who died in the struggle for Angola’s independence during a visit to the island this Monday, May 22.

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Cuba’s sustainable development and support of Caribbean nations recognized

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Cuba’s ability to promote sustainable development was recently recognized by the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC.

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More prepared to face disasters

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The country’s ability to react when faced with severe earthquakes, hurricanes, prolonged drought, or disasters of a health nature was put to the test this weekend, May 20-21, during the Response to Disasters Popular Exercise, Meteoro 2017.

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Cuban pitching needs improvement

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Since its emergence in the second half of the 19th century, baseball has featured nine positions, of which one is considered to be the most important of all: the pitcher.

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36 years later, Oscar López returns to his hometown

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After serving 36 years in prison in the United States, Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera held an emotional encounter with residents of his hometown, San Sebastián del Pepino, a mountainous region located in the center of the island.