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Cuban President highlights appeal by artists and intellectuals in favor of Cuba and its sovereignty


The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, highlighted the adherence to the appeal of Cuban intellectuals and artists, which he described as a worthy and sovereign document. Exceeds one thousand one hundred signatures appeal of Cuban intellectuals and artists. A sovereign and dignified document, which defends the essence of the Cuban nation, the president wrote on the social network Twitter.

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US blockade causes millionaire losses to Cuban agriculture


The value of the damage caused to Cuban agriculture by the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States government on Cuba, only in the period from August 2021 to February of the current year, amounts to 270,852,548 dollars, they reported this Friday in Havana directors of the Ministry of Agriculture. At a press conference, Orlando Díaz Rodríguez, director of International Affairs of the Minag, explained that this figure summarizes the income lost from exports of goods and services.

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Hurricane Ian: The death toll rises in Florida and criticism grows over the management of the disaster


At least 100 people have died due to Hurricane Ian in Florida, according to the preliminary official count. The tragic toll is rising as the search for survivors continues in the southern US state. Local authorities have been showered with criticism for not insisting on the evacuation plan. Building rooftops are surrounded by flood waters along the Peace River in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Arcadia, Florida, on October 3, 2022.

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President of Colombia reiterates that it is unfair to include Cuba in the list of State sponsors of terrorism


The President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, reiterated this Monday, at a press conference with the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, that the inclusion of Cuba in the United States list of countries that sponsor terrorism is unfair. “Personally, in this meeting that just took place, I said that what had happened with Cuba is an injustice,” Petro said in the meeting with the head of US diplomacy, who is visiting Colombia.

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Religious and activists from 23 nations ask to remove Cuba from the list of State sponsors of terrorism


About 300 faith-based organizations, churches, believers and activists from 23 nations signed a petition asking US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Among the signatories of the petition are the Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, the Japanese nun Filo Hirota, members of the World Council of Churches, the Communion of Reformed Churches of Cuba, and Chris Ferguson, reverend of the Reformed University and pastor of the United Church of Canada.

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Before the virtual Cuba, the real Cuba: Declaration of the House of the Americas


In recent days we have received many messages from friends of the House and of the Cuban Revolution who, faced with the persistent and gloomy news that proliferate in the media and networks, ask with concern what is happening in our country. Are “the people” and “the government” really facing each other? Is Cuba a “failed state” incapable of solving a crisis? The same state that they call “failed” bravely called, just a week ago, for a referendum on the very advanced Family Code.

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They publish in The New York Times a call to President Biden: “Let Cuba rebuild itself”


Concerned leaders and activists in the United States have issued an urgent call in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, demanding that Biden temporarily lift sanctions and allow Cuba to purchase urgently needed supplies for reconstruction after Hurricane Ian. Biden needs to act right now to help the Cuban people. Hurricane Ian caused great devastation. The power grid was damaged and the electrical system collapsed. More than 50,000 homes have been completely destroyed or severely damaged.

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Nearly 79,000 customers without electricity in Puerto Rico, days after the impact of Fiona


Some 79,000 homes and businesses were still without power in Puerto Rico on Saturday, nearly two weeks after Hurricane Fiona hit the island, data showed.
After wreaking havoc in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, Fiona turned north and hit eastern Canada on September 24, also leaving more than a third of Nova Scotia without power. Nova Scotia Power, a unit of Canadian energy company Emera Inc., said about 78,200 customers there were still without power as of early Thursday.

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Strong criticism of Nancy Pelosi for saying that illegal immigrants could serve to “reap the crops”


The president of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi, is the target of strong criticism on social networks after declaring that in her country there is a shortage of workers and that illegal immigrants should be used as labor labor in the crops. This Friday, during a press conference, Pelosi criticized the governors of the southern states of the country that send undocumented immigrants to the cities of the northern regions.

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Confirmed in Florida, USA, 23 deaths from the passage of Hurricane Ian


The authorities of Florida, United States, confirmed this Friday that at least 23 people died as a result of Hurricane Ian, a figure that could still increase considerably. US media show higher balances citing county officials, who report up to 45 deaths due to the passage of the storm. The official figure of 23 deceased was published this Friday by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission, which also reported that the victims are between 22 and 92 years old, and most of them showed signs of drowning.