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President of Colombia arrives in Havana

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Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, arrived today in Havana where he will hold a meeting with senior FARC-EP leader, Timoleón Jiménez, with the aim of accelerating the peace process begun in 2012, reported Prensa Latina. Santos arrived in Cuba to participate “In a Colombia peace talks ceremony, in which important agreements regarding special jurisdiction for peace, established by the parties during the talks, will be announced”

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Peace is close for Colombia

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After nearly three years of peace talks in Havana, Colombia is about to take another step towards the political solution of the political, military and social conflict it has endured for over half a century. President Juan Manuel Santos made a stopover in Havana to meet with the negotiating team and accelerate the peace process.
“Peace is close,” the president tweeted.

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Message from Pope Francis, sent from flight en route to U.S.


Message from flight ALITALIA 4001, to the honorable Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Following my departure from Cuba, I would like to express my profound gratitude to your excellency and the entire Cuban people for the warm welcome to the country.
I invoke the blessing of almighty God for you all and promise you my prayers for peace and prosperity.
Pope Francis

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Raúl: Peace for Colombia is essential

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The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, congratulated both sides on the important agreement announced today in Havana regarding a Special Jurisdiction for Peace to administer justice once the conflict is over

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Colombian government and FARC-EP reach transcendental jurisdiction agreement in Havana

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A master key to open the doorway to peace in Colombia was found today in Havana, with the signing of an historic agreement for the creation of a Special Jurisdiction for Peace. The agreement, signed in the presence of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, and the maximum leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s

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Raúl receives the President of Colombia and the leader of the FARC-EP

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The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, today received Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos, and the leader of the FARC-EP, Timoleón Jiménez, who are in Havana to make a historic announcement set to take the South American country the closest it has ever been to achieving peace.

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Raúl bids farewell to Pope Francis


The Pontiff is currently making his way to the United States, on the second part of his tour, where he will be received by President Barack Obama. There he will speak at a joint session of the U.S. Congress and before the UN General Assembly in New York.
On September 26, he will officiate a mass in Philadelphia and participate in the World Meeting of Families. Before leaving the island, he thanked the Cuban people for their hospitality and warm welcome.

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Venezuela and Colombia to normalize border relations

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The two leaders authorized the immediate return of their respective ambassadors; agreed to an investigation of the situation on the border; will meet with ministers on Wednesday, September 23, to discuss border issues and the progressive normalization of the zone; as well as continue to hold talks facilitated by Ecuador and Uruguay, among other points.

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Pope Francis thanks the Cuban people for their welcome

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During a meeting with families, today September 22 in Santiago, the Pope emphasized the ability of Cuba’s people to welcome a visitor. “We are among family, and when we are with family, we feel at home… Thank you, Cubans, for making me feel among family these days, making me feel at home… this meeting with you is like the dried fruit in the cake.”

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Díaz-Canel holds meeting with the Secretary of State of the Holy See

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The First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, received Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, in the afternoon of Sunday, September 20. During the meeting, compañero Díaz-Canel and the distinguished guest discussed the good relations between Cuba and the Holy See. They also exchanged on other issues of international concern.