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Party municipal assemblies meet

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This weekend, September 12-13, 27 Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) municipal assemblies met, in preparation for the upcoming 7th Congress, thus initiating a process which will continue through the month of October.Among the principal issues discussed were local implementation of the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines approved by the 6th Party Congress, as well objectives established by the First Party Conference. Municipal committees and bureaus which will lead the Party’s work locally were also elected.

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Raúl receives Panamanian President

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During the friendly meeting, the two Presidents discussed prospects for expanding ties between the two countries, in particular in cooperative efforts and trade. They additionally addressed issues of international interest, among them the integration process underway in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Commission holds first meeting

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On the morning of Friday September 11, the Cuban and U.S. delegations initiated the first Bilateral Commission meeting, with the aim of establishing an agenda of topics to be addressed following the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. The Cuban delegation was led by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, the Foreign Ministry’s director general for the United States, while the U.S. State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America and Cuba, Edward Alex Lee, presided the U.S. delegation.

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Deserters Cuban doctors in Colombia: disposable puppets against Cuba – US dialogue and… against Venezuela

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The Cuban-American extreme right-wing is still looking for arguments to attack the restoration of relations between Cuba and US. And by the way, to damage the image of the Government of Venezuela. One of the most recent episodes: the case of a group of Cuban doctors who, having abandoned their mission in Venezuela and sought asylum in the US Embassy in Colombia, had taken months without any response from the US authorities.

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Cuban Mission in Paraguay Surpasses 5,500 Surgeries

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The Miracle Mission of the Cuban collaborators in Paraguay surpasses today about 5,520 eye surgeries performed in the course of this year. Their work in 2015 began on January 26 for being the staff on holiday and closed on September 1 with 5,521 surgeries, of which 1,605 were of cataract, totaling 25,655 operations in eight years.

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Habanarte Festival begins today

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Over 10 days, a varied cultural program, under the title of Habanarte, will offer “all the arts at once,” the maxim which has defined the festival since its first edition in 2014. With a show led by Isaac Delgado, also featuring Adalberto Álvarez y su son and Venezuelan salsa band La Dimen sión Latina in the National Theatre’s Avellaneda Hall, the event will begin today at 8:30pm and continue though Sunday, September 31.

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President of Guatemala resigns over corruption scandal

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Guatemala awakes today without a president after Otto Pérez Molina resigned on September 2, following an arrest warrant issued by the Public Ministry over his involvement in customs fraud ring, La Línea, reported TeleSUR’s correspondent in the country, Mario Rosales, on his twitter account. Likewise, official presidential spokesman, Jorge Ortega, told news agency EFE that Pérez Molina signed the letter of resignation at 7:00pm local time on Wednesday, September 2. (01:00 GMT Thursday, September 3).

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Díaz-Canel reaffirms excellent relations with China

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First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel reaffirmed Cuba’s excellent relations with China here, yesterday September 2. Díaz-Canel is leading the Cuban delegation to festivities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese people’s victory over fascism in WWII. After visiting a museum devoted to the Chinese people’s resistance struggle against the Japanese Empire, Díaz-Canel was received by Vice President Li Yuanchao.

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55th National Baseball Series underway

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Miracles do exist and proof was the fact that just a few drops of rain fell over Ciego de Ávila this Sunday, despite forecasts of strong winds and rain for the inauguration of this 55th National Baseball Series. With a game to meet expectations, the balls and strikes returned to the home field of the Tigers, the current champions of the series, who saw their first victory (5-1) against Isla de la Juventud.

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Raúl’s message to Alicia Alonso

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You have produced a beautiful tribute to Vilma and the Federation of Cuban Women, to which she dedicated the greatest part of her life’s work.I was impressed by the television images of this eloquent performance, and the statements to the press made by several of its creators and technicians. The way in which such young artists, including some who are still children, captured and conveyed Vilma’s personality was truly moving.