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Cuban First VP Hold Talks with Visiting OPCW Director General

Miguel Diaz-Canel, first vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers, met with Ahmed Üzümcü, director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Diaz-Canel and Ahmed Üzümcü spoke about the good state of bonds between the OPCW and Cuba, and reiterated the common willingness to continue strengthening them. As an example […] Continue reading

U.S. Might Cooperate with Cuba in Battle against Ebola

The United States is willing to cooperate with Cuba in the international struggle against Ebola in Western Africa, as confirmed on Wednesday to EFE by a spokeswoman of the State Department. “We’re delighted at the opportunity to cooperate with Cuba to face this Ebola outbreak,” pointed out the U.S. official, who highlighted the “significant contribution” […] Continue reading

Raul Castro Bids Farewell to Cuban Health Workers Leaving for Liberia, Guinea Conakry

Cuban President Raul Castro bid farewell to a medical brigade that will fight the Ebola epidemic in Africa, mainly in western countries of that continent. The group includes 83 health professionals: 49 to Liberia and 34 to Guinea Conakry, two nations hit for years of poverty, which is favorable condition for the development of that […] Continue reading

Cuban First Vice President Welcomes OPCW General Director

Diaz-Canel and the visiting top official talked about the good state of relations between OPCW and Cuba, and reiterated the common willingness to continue strengthening them. Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, received the General Director of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Üzümcü, who’s currently paying a working visit to […] Continue reading

Cuba Second in American Cup of Sport Shooting in Mexico

Cuba closed its participation in the 9 American Cup of Sports Shooting when Alexander Moleiro achieved the eighth gold medal for his team, in rifle three positions style at 50 meters (m). At the Hunting Club in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, Moleiro surprised rivals and specialists because after rating in the last position with […] Continue reading

Alba-TCP Join Efforts to Reinforce Surveillance, Prevention against Ebola

The countries of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) regional bloc put together an action plan for a joint response to the Ebola pandemic in Africa. The Final Declaration of the ALBA Extraordinary Summit on Ebola lists as one of its main objectives the strengthening of “professional development for experts in […] Continue reading

Margaret Chan Sends Message to ALBA Summit on Ebola

The Director General World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan, sent a message to the Heads of State and Government of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Trade Treaty of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP) that gathered in Havana for a Special Summit on Ebola. Cuban News Agency now reproduces the text of her message: Greetings […] Continue reading

Raul at Summit on Ebola: Cuba is Willing to Work Side by Side with Every Country

When addressing the heads of State and Government of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Trade Treaty of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP) and observer countries gathered in Havana for the summit on Ebola, Cuban President Raul Castro referred to the importance of the action of the international community, under the leadership of the World […] Continue reading

Ecuadorian Economist Rejects US Blockade of Cuba

Ecuadorian Market Power Control Superintendent Pedro Paez condemned in France the aggressive policy of the blockade of Cuba thatUS has maintained until present day. During a visit to this capital, where he participated in several conferences about the need for a new world financial architecture, the economist recalled that the United Nations Organiation has made […] Continue reading

Raul Castro Presides Over Extraordinary ALBA-TCP Summit on Ebola

President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raul Castro, presides over this Monday in Havana, the Extraordinary Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Trade Treaty of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP), on Ebola. The meeting was officially started with the welcoming greeting of the Cuban president to the delegations from […] Continue reading

ALBA Heads of State in Cuba for Ebola Summit

Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Trade Agreement of Peoples (ALBA-TCP) arrived in Havana for an Extraordinary Summit to join efforts in the international fight against Ebola. Promoter of this initiative, Nicolas Maduro, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, arrived in the […] Continue reading

Cuba Venue of ALBA-TCP Extraordinary Summit on Ebola

The Extraordinary Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Trade Treaty of the Peoples (ALBA-TCP) on Ebola started this Monday, October 20th with the official greeting to dignitaries of the member countries. Granma newspaper reports that the heads of state of Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, […] Continue reading

Cuba Ready for ALBA Special Summit on Ebola Epidemic

Senior officials from the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) are arriving in Havana on Sunday to attend a special Summit on how to confront the Ebola epidemic. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, heads of States and Government, as well as senior representatives of the member […] Continue reading

Uruguayan President Mujica Confident about Tabaré Vazquez Win

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said that Tabaré Vázquez, candidate of his ruling Broad Front (FA) party will go on to win the upcoming elections. “I have the intimate conviction that the FA will win the election and not only that, but also obtain the parliamentary majority,” he said in remarks the Uruguayan newspaper, The Republic. “I’m very confident,” […] Continue reading

Antonio Guerrero Grateful for International Solidarity

Cuban anti-terrorist fighter Antonio Guerrero expressed thanks for the solidarity and affection received on the occasion of the 22nd birthday of his son Gabriel, in a letter published by Granma newspaper. Guerrero is one of the men known worldwide as the Cuban Five, imprisoned in the United States since 1998, and sentenced to long prison […] Continue reading

Admission of Venezuela to UN Security Council Historic

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramírez termed historic the admission of his country to the UN Security Council, with widespread backing from the General Assembly. In brief remarks after the election of the five non permanent members of the UNSC, Ramirez recalled the campaigns launched to try to discredit his country, which could not prevent the […] Continue reading

Raul Castro Awards Naval Academy with Antonio Maceo Order

Cuba President Raúl Castro presided over in Havana the military ceremony and political act on occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Granma Naval Academy, upon which he bestowed the Antonio Maceo Award, as reported by national television. The Antonio Maceo Award is among the highest acknowledgments granted to military centers in the island. The […] Continue reading

Cuba to Host Regional Summit on Ebola

The meeting will define joint contribution to this health challenge and to prevent the dissemination of the disease in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Heads of state and government and other representatives of the countries that make up the regional integration bloc Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-Treaty of Commerce for the […] Continue reading

Role of Farming Women Highlighted in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

Women working in the agriculture sector are considered essential force in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, taking into account their contribution as producers, activists, leaders, and housewives. It might be that the 5 148 female members of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) in this territory are not enough evidence of their role. It would […] Continue reading

Matanzas, Ciego de Avila Leaders of National Baseball Championship

Matanzas beat 6-3 Las Tunas to achieve its fifth win in a row and tied on top of the standings of Cuban baseball championship with Ciego de Avila, which lost to Granma. The lefty Yoanni Yera allowed seven hits and two earned runs in five innings to reach his fourth win of the season, backed […] Continue reading

Jesse Jackson Calls to End US Blockade of Cuba

U.S. Reverend Jesse Jackson called to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba over the last 52 years, as published on Tuesday by the Web site of the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. “The implacable opposition of the U.S. government to Cuba’s presence in hemispheric meetings has practically offended all […] Continue reading

Evo Morales Election Results Reaches 60% of Vote

With slightly over 90 percent of votes counted, the Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal has confirmed what exit polls had indicated on Sunday after polls closed. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal has been slowly updating official results over the past week, the most recent update indicated that Evo Morales received 59.88 percent support of voters in Bolivia. Morales’ vote count […] Continue reading

Cuba-U.S.: A Secret History to Rebuild its Bridges

The presentation of two books on the historic relations between Cuba and the USA, became sort of reflection just when different voices are calling for a change in Washington’s hostile policy.   Preceded by book reviews in major U.S. and European media, and by notes that two weeks ago filtered their inexhaustible research, the book […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s Comments on New York Times Column

In his most recent article, entitled “What cannot not be Forgotten” Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro comments on last Sunday’s Internet edition of The New York Times, which published the editorial “End the U.S. Embargo on Cuba”. Fidel said that at certain times, such articles are signed by some prestigious journalists, like someone he had […] Continue reading

Artemisa: Surprising Second Place in National Baseball Series

The surprising team of Artemisa and Matanzas, current runner up, share the second seat of the qualifying stage of the 54th Cuban National Baseball Series after winning their respective games. TheArtemisa Hunters beat 4-2 Holguin, with offensive highlight by DH Osmel Fraga,one homer and two RBIs- , and the promising lefty Misael Villa achieved his […] Continue reading