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U.S. Secretary of Commerce visits Port of Mariel

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrived in Havana yesterday and toured the Mariel container terminal and new facilities there, including warehouses and logistical support. Pritzker was interested in port conditions, the type of equipment used and services available, according to Ana Teresa Igarza, director of the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM), who spoke with the press.

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The perpetual struggle against terrorism

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As on every October 6, Havana’s Colón Cemetery fills with relatives of the victims of the 1976 terrorist bombing of the Cubana airlines flight over Barbados. Once again, they demand an end to the impunity that those responsible have enjoyed for 39 years. The date is an opportunity not only to remember those passengers, athletes and workers, who died in the attack, but all victims of terrorist acts against the island.

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Díaz-Canel receives the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates

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The First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, received His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, who is on an official visit to the island, on Monday afternoon. Both authorities ratified the good state of bilateral relations and the possibilities of cooperation in the economic, commercial and financial sectors. They also discussed other issues of interest on the international and regional agenda.

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Raúl receives Prime Minister of Timor-Leste

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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon October 5, received the honorable Dr. Rui María de Araujo, Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, who is on an official visit to Cuba. The two leaders discussed the excellent state of bilateral relations and expressed their commitment to consolidating the ties of cooperation, fundamentally in the area of health. They also addressed other issues of international interest.

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Remembering the victims of the Barbados crime

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Several secret documents written in 1976 and recently declassified by the U.S. State Department, identify the international terrorist of Cuban origin Luis Posada Carriles, now protected in the U.S., as responsible for the attack on the Cubana de Aviación flight, October 6 that year, in which all 73 people aboard were killed.
A memo sent to then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger by two senior officials of the Central Intelligence Agency, examines the allegations by the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz regarding the involvement of U.S. agencies in the downing of the aircraft.

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Evo Morales: The Five are heroes of Cuba and Bolivia

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After decorating Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, René González, Fernando González and Antonio Guerrero, or the Five, as they are known internationally, with the title of Knight of the Legion of Honor of the Order of Marshall Andrés de Santa Cruz and Calahumana, Morales noted that they are also heroes of Latin America and Bolivia. The important distinction was also awarded to Colonel Orlando Cardoso Villavicencio.

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8,295 patients treated with stem cells

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By the end of the first half of this year, the total number of patients treated with stem cells in Cuba had reached 8,295, Dr. Porfirio Hernández, deputy director of Research at the Institute of Hematology and Immunology, told Granma. First used in Cuba in February 2004, the advanced procedure is now offered in 14 of the 15 provinces of the country, with the specialties of orthopedics and traumatology, and angelology, seeing the most cases treated with 4,059 (49%) and 3,511 (42%), respectively.

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Laotian President arrives in Cuba

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The President of the People’s Republic of Laos, Choummaly Sayasoney, accompanied by a broad delegation, arrived in Cuba yesterday, October 1, on an official visit which will extend through the 4th. Also secretary general of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the President was received by Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra at Havana’s José Martí International Airport.

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Days of Action against the Blockade in Washington

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The events, which took place between September 16-18, were organized by a coalition of U.S. groups, including the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity for the Peoples, IFCO – Pastors for Peace, the National Network on Cuba, the Institute for Policy Studies and the Venceremos Brigade.

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Raul Castro stood up for a more democratic UNO and without unilateralisms to preserve peace

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Remarks by Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, in his address to the General Debate of the 70th Session of the UNGA. New York, September 28, 2015.